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1997 True Value 500


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Indy Racing League race number 6 of 10
Saturday, June 7, 1997 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
208 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:19:48
Average Speed: 133.903 mph
Pole Speed: 167.133 mph
Cautions: 8 for 58 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 128,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1115   Arie Luyendyk WavePhore   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F208153,500running5035
5 12   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F206119,950engine10033
2211   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G207100,150running1033
3 914   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G20782,500running432
4 56   Scott Goodyear Nortel   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F20765,850running031
6 751   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G20654,150running529
102310   Johnny Unser Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/I/F20351,350running025
7227   Eliseo Salazar Copec / Cristal / Scandia   (Andy Evans)D/A/G20551,050running328
16 23   Robbie Buhl Menards / Quaker State   (John Menard)G/A/F16748,100engine019
131521   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)D/I/G20144,300running022
151330   Robbie Groff McCormack Motorsports   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G17344,200engine320
142518   Tyce Carlson Klipsch / Overhead Door / Jacuzzi   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/G18441,800running021
17 491   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Montana   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F15740,000engine5718
191012   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts   (Brad Calkins)G/A/G9837,900head gasket016
261222   Marco Greco Side Play / Intl. Sport / Scandia / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G035,700engine09
241940   Jack Miller AMS / Crest Racing   (Arizona Motorsports)D/I/F2435,700crash011
21 827   Jim Guthrie Jacuzzi / Armour   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F8135,700crash614
252433   Fermin Velez Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G134,200driver illness010
8 697   Greg Ray Thomas Knapp Motorsports   (Thomas Knapp)D/A/F20429,950running027
9178   Vincenzo Sospiri Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G20427,850running026
111428   Mark Dismore Bombardier / Grainger   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G20325,250running024
122634   Alessandro Zampedri Mi-Jack / Scandia / Royal Purple   (Andy Evans)D/A/G20122,150running023
18 34   Kenny Brack Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G11819,500water leak017
201617   Affonso Giaffone GM of Brazil   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G8214,800engine fire015
221844   Allen May Young Chevrolet   (Sinden Racing)D/A/G3613,700crash013
232016   Sam Schmidt HOPE Prepaid Fuel Card   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F3613,700crash012
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
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11818   #22 engine 
19235  
24263   #40 stopped on track 
273610  
374610   #44,16 accident 
478034  
819111   #27,17 accident/fire 
9213645  
1371415   #4 engine 
1421421  
1431486   #18,6 accident 
14916719  
1681714   #3 engine 
17220635  
2072082   #2 accident 
  Percent of race run under caution: 28.4%             Average green flag run: 21.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart16868
  Eliseo Salazar69713
  Davey Hamilton72754
  Jim Guthrie76816
  Billy Boat82843
  Robbie Groff85873
  Buddy Lazier8812033
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1211255
  Billy Boat1261327
  Tony Stewart1331331
  Buddy Lazier13415724
  Tony Stewart15816912
  Arie Luyendyk1701701
  Tony Stewart17118919
  Arie Luyendyk19020819

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Davey Hamilton 175    
2   Tony Stewart 166   -9  
3   Buzz Calkins 153   -22  
4   Mike Groff 148   -27  
5   Arie Luyendyk 147   -28  
6   Marco Greco 140   -35  
7   Roberto Guerrero 136   -39  
8   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 129   -46  
9   Jim Guthrie 121   -54  
10   Buddy Lazier 120   -55  
11   Scott Goodyear 114   -61  
12   Scott Sharp 104   -71  
13   Robbie Buhl 103   -72  
14   Eliseo Salazar 93   -82  
15   John Paul, Jr. 88   -87  
16   Stephan Gregoire 86   -89  
17   Fermin Velez 82   -93  
18   Tyce Carlson 73   -102  
19   Affonso Giaffone 65   -110  
20   Mark Dismore 64   -111