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1997 Phoenix 200


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Indy Racing League race number 4 of 10
Sunday, March 23, 1997 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:14:33
Average Speed: 89.19 mph
Pole Speed: 170.012 mph
Cautions: 9 for 86 laps
Margin of Victory: .854 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 227   Jim Guthrie Blueprint Racing   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F200170,100running7435
2 12   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F200145,500running8536
31414   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G20083,900running032
4 822   Marco Greco Intl. Sports Ltd. / Scandia / Alta / Xcel   (Andy Evans)D/A/G19964,500running031
61610   Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/I/F19559,250running029
71021   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)D/I/G19454,050running028
82212   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts   (Brad Calkins)G/A/G18752,100running027
91118   John Paul, Jr. V-Line / Earl's Performance Products   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/G17950,650running026
12 751   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G12045,050overheating023
141533   Fermin Velez Mi-Jack / Scandia / Alta / Xcel   (Andy Evans)D/A/G9442,400electrical021
16201   Scott Sharp Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G6540,000engine419
51977   Stephan Gregoire Miller-Eads   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G19940,000running030
17 36   Scott Goodyear Nortel   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F5238,800engine018
191230   Jeret Schroeder McCormack Motorsports   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G5136,400crash016
201840   Jack Miller AMS / Crest Racing   (Arizona Motorsports)D/A/F3335,200fuel pickup015
211391   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Montana   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/I/F3134,000engine014
22 45   Arie Luyendyk WavePhore   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F1134,000engine013
11 94   Kenny Brack Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G14527,250crash2424
10 616   Sam Schmidt Blueprint Racing   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F17625,450crash025
132117   Affonso Giaffone GM of Brazil   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G11421,600half shaft1322
151750   Billy Roe Eurointernational   (Antonio Ferrari)D/A/F8219,200crash020
18 53   Robbie Buhl Menards / Quaker State   (John Menard)G/A/F5115,600crash017
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force; L - Lola; R - Reynard
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; B - Buick; F - Ford Cosworth XB; I - Nissan Infiniti; M - Menard V6
  Tires: F - Firestone; G - Goodyear

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
265   #21 tow-in 
7126  
13186   #5 accident 
193517  
36449   #91 oiling 
45517  
52609   #3,30 accident 
61688  
69757   oil on track 
76849  
859814   #50 accident 
9911618  
11713216   oil on track 
13314513  
1461549   #4 accident 
15517925  
18019011   #16 accident 
19120010  
  Percent of race run under caution: 43.0%             Average green flag run: 11.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart14141
  Jim Guthrie42421
  Affonso Giaffone435513
  Tony Stewart56616
  Scott Sharp62654
  Tony Stewart669429
  Jim Guthrie9512026
  Tony Stewart1211211
  Kenny Brack12214524
  Tony Stewart1461538
  Jim Guthrie15420047

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike Groff 125    
2   Davey Hamilton 114   -11  
3   Buzz Calkins 113   -12  
4   Marco Greco 112   -13  
5   Roberto Guerrero 106   -19  
6   Scott Sharp 104   -21  
7   Tony Stewart 102   -23  
8   Jim Guthrie 98   -27  
9   John Paul, Jr. 88   -37  
10   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 88   -37  
11   Stephan Gregoire 82   -43  
12   Arie Luyendyk 75   -50  
13   Buddy Lazier 71   -54  
14   Michele Alboreto 62   -63  
15   Richie Hearn 59   -66  
16   Robbie Buhl 57   -68  
17   Eliseo Salazar 54   -71  
18   Scott Goodyear 50   -75  
19   Affonso Giaffone 47   -78  
20   Fermin Velez 47   -78