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1978 Gould Grand Prix


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 14 of 18
Saturday, September 16, 1978 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
75 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:01:32
Average Speed: 146.246 mph
Pole Speed: 205.187 mph
Cautions: 4 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
12025   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth7514,730running17300
2 21   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth759,537running0240
3 920   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS757,314running0210
5 314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / American Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth755,947running9150
13 14   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth355,237gear268
41643   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS755,188running10180
61422   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy744,419running0120
17 52   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth74,016crash06
71016   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy733,599running090
81124   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy733,385running075
91326   Jim McElreath Circle City Coal   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy723,271running060
11 66   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth613,151engine1330
101869   Joe Saldana Team 69   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy712,958running045
20 47   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth02,788engine06
121958   Eldon Rasmussen Rent-A-Racer   (Eldon Rasmussen)Rascar / Foyt602,744running015
141730   Jerry Sneva Schram GM Parts   (Marv Schmidt)McLaren / Offy242,530gearbox08
18 78   Pancho Carter Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth72,473transmission06
151640   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Offy212,423engine08
16 819   Spike Gehlhausen Tibon   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy72,359crash08
191585   Larry Cannon Natural Lite Beer   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS12,231bearing06

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #22 lost wheel turn 2 
573  
8114   #2,19 accident turn 3 
122312  
24274   #40 stalled turn 4 
286134  
62632   #6 stalled turn 4 
647512  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.3%             Average green flag run: 12.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford12525
  A.J. Foyt26261
  Tom Bigelow27337
  Johnny Rutherford34341
  Tom Bigelow35373
  A.J. Foyt38447
  Wally Dallenbach455511
  A.J. Foyt56561
  Wally Dallenbach57582
  Danny Ongais597517