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1980 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 5
Monday, May 26, 1980 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:59
Average Speed: 142.862 mph
Pole Speed: 192.256 mph
Cautions: 13 for 64 laps
Margin of Victory: 29.92 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1980 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
20 212   Mario Andretti Essex   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth7130,736engine1020
281340   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth2923,521pump drive010
33246   Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS20081,182running0700
83143   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth19841,313running0250
331495   Larry Cannon Kraco Car Stereo   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS222,643camshaft05
6 810   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Penske / Cosworth19935,484running5400
112229   Billy Engelhart Master Lock   (Beaudoin Racing)McLaren / Cosworth19329,109running0100
311526   Dick Ferguson AMS Oil   (Sanett Racing)Penske / Cosworth924,219crash05
162418   Dennis Firestone Scientific Drilling   (Jack Rhoades)Penske / Cosworth13725,899transmission025
141214   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth17326,561valve025
29 435   Spike Gehlhausen Winton Sales   (Robert Fletcher)Penske / Cosworth2023,565crash05
182599   Hurley Haywood Sta-On Car Glaze   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Chevy12725,497turbocharger020
41720   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth20052,312running11600
212838   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (William Compton)McLaren / Chevy6424,109clutch015
102344   Greg Leffler Starcraft RV   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth19735,809running0150
241123   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Penske / Cosworth5423,777crash015
5 61   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth19941,576running10500
322648   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Chevy522,168gasket05
71625   Danny Ongais Interscope / Panasonic   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth19933,718running0300
26 715   Johnny Parsons Wynn's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy4424,049piston010
231066   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Wildcat / Chevy5523,929crash215
91921   Tim Richmond UNO / Q95 Starcruiser   (Mach I Enterprises)Penske / Cosworth19739,969out of fuel1200
1 14   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)Chaparral / Cosworth200302,147running1181000
22298   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy5823,806lost wheel015
252070   Gordon Smiley Valvoline / Diamond Head   (Pat Patrick)Phoenix / Cosworth4724,130turbocharger010
17 57   Jerry Sneva Hugger's Beverage Holders   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth13027,380crash020
2339   Tom Sneva Bonjour Action Jeans   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth200120,662running16800
152116   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth16927,372engine125
27 95   Al Unser Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth3322,672cylinder010
19 311   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth12634,559ignition2620
12302   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Hubler Chevrolet   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy19228,015running050
302794   Bill Whittington Sun Systems   (Whittington Brothers)Parnelli / Cosworth921,924crash05
131896   Don Whittington Sun Systems   (Whittington Brothers)Penske / Cosworth17827,835running025

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Sheldon Kinser24Genesee Beer
Tony Bettenhausen Jr.32Vita Fresh Orange Juice
Pete Halsmer34Wysard Motors
John Martin37J & J Enterprises
Bill Alsup41Alsup Racing
Phil Caliva47Alsup Racing
Salt Walther76Walmotor

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   #95 stopped on track 
793  
10189   #26,94 accident turn 2 
19202  
21244   #35 accident turn 1 
25295  
30334   #40 stopped on track 
344411  
45495   #15 stopped on track 
50567  
57626   #23,66 accident turn 1 
63719  
72754   #12 stopped on track 
76849  
85906   #96 spun turn 4 
9111727  
1181247   #8 lost wheel 
1251317  
1321376   #7 accident turn 1 
1381414  
1421465   #18 stopped on track 
14715610  
1571593   debris 
16017617  
1771793   #14 stopped on track 
18020021  
  Percent of race run under caution: 32.5%             Average green flag run: 9.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford11515
  Roger Rager16172
  George Snider18181
  Gordon Johncock19246
  Bobby Unser25306
  Gordon Johncock31355
  Pancho Carter36394
  Johnny Rutherford40467
  Mario Andretti475610
  Pancho Carter57571
  Johnny Rutherford587215
  Tim Richmond73731
  Tom Sneva748411
  Bobby Unser8510319
  Johnny Rutherford10411310
  Rick Mears1141163
  Bobby Unser1171171
  Johnny Rutherford11814225
  Tom Sneva1431475
  Johnny Rutherford14817124
  Rick Mears1721787
  Johnny Rutherford17920022

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Johnny Rutherford 1400    
2   Tom Sneva 1120   -280  
3   Gordon Johncock 880   -520  
4   Gary Bettenhausen 700   -700  
5   Rick Mears 506   -894  
6   Pancho Carter 408   -992  
7   Danny Ongais 300   -1100  
8   Tom Bigelow 250   -1150  
9   Spike Gehlhausen 245   -1155  
10   Tom Bagley 210   -1190  
11   Tim Richmond 200   -1200  
12   Gordon Smiley 170   -1230  
13   Greg Leffler 150   -1250  
14   Bill Alsup 120   -1280  
15   Dick Ferguson 105   -1295  
16   Billy Engelhart 100   -1300  
17   Roger Mears 80   -1320  
18   Jan Sneva 60   -1340  
19   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 50   -1350  
20   Ron Shuman 40   -1360