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1973 Michigan 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 16
Sunday, July 15, 1973 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:14:28
Average Speed: 161.146 mph
Pole Speed: 204.487 mph
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1973 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
5 711   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy993,088running0200
24165   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy35618stalled0 
152617   Tom Bigelow Norton Spirit   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy891,235running0 
191221   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy77618piston0 
6 640   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Eagle / Offy982,779running12160
13 514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt931,544running3 
25176   Mike Hiss Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy9618oil line0 
9 220   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy972,661running080
81319   Mel Kenyon Atlanta Falcons   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Foyt972,316running0100
181524   Steve Krisiloff The Cattle Cart   (Grant King)King / Offy78772running0 
121416   Lee Kunzman Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy931,698running020
23 81   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy401,118piston0 
162386   Al Loquasto Martin Guitar   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy871,081running0 
72189   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy982,470running0120
1 43   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy10019,003running29400
262463   Larry McCoy Eastern Racing AssociatesAtlanta / Offy0618crash0 
101898   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy962,007running060
142594   Johnny Parsons Two Jacks Flyer   (Tassi Vatis)Finley-Eagle / Offy911,389running0 
41118   Lloyd Ruby Commander Motor Homes   (Commander Racing Team)Eagle / Offy993,805running0240
2 37   Johnny Rutherford Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy1009,745running20320
11199   Sammy Sessions MVS Inc.Eagle / Foyt931,853running040
172061   Dick Simon Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamCoyote / Foyt80926radiator0 
212258   Tom Sneva Midwest Manufacturing Dura-Pot   (Carl Gehlhausen)King / Offy63618oil leak0 
22 94   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy42618piston2 
20 18   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy75618engine31 
3102   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy1005,490running3280

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
John Hubbard51Minnesota Serendipity

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
265   #63 accident turn 4 
793  
10156   oil on track 
164631  
47526   #1 tow-in 
5310048  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 20.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford166
  A.J. Foyt793
  Bobby Unser10134
  Johnny Rutherford14229
  Wally Dallenbach23275
  Al Unser28292
  Bobby Unser304112
  Billy Vukovich, Jr.42443
  Johnny Rutherford45495
  Roger McCluskey50512
  Wally Dallenbach52587
  Bobby Unser597315
  Roger McCluskey7410027