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1985 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 1 of 1
Sunday, May 26, 1985 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:06
Average Speed: 152.982 mph
Pole Speed: 212.583 mph
Cautions: 8 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.477 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1985 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 85   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth200517,662running671000
2 43   Mario Andretti Beatrice   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth200290,362running107800
3169   Roberto Guerrero Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth200157,112running0700
33 16   Pancho Carter Valvoline / Buick Hawk   (Rick Galles)March / Buick6121,532oil pump05
63021   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth198119,582running0400
4 711   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth199102,532running0600
72061   Arie Luyendyk Dutch Treats   (Provimi Racing)Lola / Cosworth19899,232running0300
52676   Johnny Parsons Canadian TireMarch / Cosworth19898,862running0500
101933   Howdy Holmes Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)Lola / Cosworth19488,088running0 
30 237   Scott Brayton Hardee's   (Lee Brayton)March / Buick1986,862turbocharger15
182323   Raul Boesel Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth13483,632radiator020
27 310   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth8483,462turbocharger1410
92298   Ed Pimm Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Chevy19579,462running0200
13 540   Emerson Fittipaldi 7-Eleven   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth18878,162fuel line1125
123129   Derek Daly Kapsreiter Beer   (Tom Hess)Lola / Cosworth18977,962running050
81599   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth19676,812running0250
113218   Kevin Cogan Kraco / Wolff Systems   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth19173,662running0100
162734   Jim Crawford Canadian Tire   (Herb Wysard)Lola / Cosworth14272,382electrical025
233360   Rich Vogler Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth11971,182crash015
141212   Bill Whittington Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth18369,332crash025
152443   John Paul, Jr. Satellite Technology   (AMI Racing)March / Cosworth16468,562crash025
21101   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth12267,332throttle link015
19 97   Geoff Brabham Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth13066,870engine020
171725   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth14164,912engine020
261422   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth8664,832oil pressure010
292997   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Lola / Cosworth3163,612wheel bearing05
20132   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Chevy12363,162crash020
24 620   Don Whittington STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth9760,682engine015
251130   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth9160,132oil pressure010
311855   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth1559,082engine05
222584   Chip Ganassi Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth12157,832fuel line015
282114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth6253,862wing010
322844   George Snider Foyt Chevrolet   (A.J. Foyt)March / Chevy1353,262engine05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Pete Halsmer59Scot Lad Foods
Phil Krueger50Zanetis
Mike Nish41Gilmore-Foyt
Dennis Firestone36Pace Racing
Derek Daly48Kapsreiser Beer
Kevin Cogan18Kraco Car Stereo
Steve Chassey56Genesee Beer
Johnny Rutherford4Vermont American
Michael Roe71WTTV / Living Well
Jacques Villeneuve76Canadian Tire

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11414  
15184   #44 engine 
19213  
22287   #37 oil on track 
297345  
74774   #29 tow-in 
7811942  
1201212   #5 spun 
1221232  
12413310   #60,2 accident turn 1 
13414512  
1461494   #25 tow-in 
15016920  
1701756   #43 accident turn 2 
17619217  
1931964   #12 accident turn 3 
1972004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.5%             Average green flag run: 17.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Rahal11414
  Scott Brayton15151
  Mario Andretti164833
  Emerson Fittipaldi49513
  Danny Sullivan52576
  Mario Andretti587316
  Emerson Fittipaldi74741
  Mario Andretti7510430
  Emerson Fittipaldi1051095
  Mario Andretti11011910
  Emerson Fittipaldi1201212
  Mario Andretti12213918
  Danny Sullivan14020061