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1968 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 5 of 28
Thursday, May 30, 1968 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:14
Average Speed: 152.882 mph
Pole Speed: 171.559 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
152884   Carl Williams Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford16313,138crash0 
182118   Johnny Rutherford City of Seattle   (Alan Green)Eagle / Ford12511,468crash0 
19 270   Graham Hill STP Oil TreatmentLotus / Turbine11013,693crash0 
242211   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy439,743crash0 
253221   Arnie Knepper Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy429,463crash0 
26 624   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford4010,003crash0 
171254   Wally Dallenbach Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy14611,413engine0 
211945   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Ford7610,853fuel leak0 
12 160   Joe Leonard STP Oil Treatment   (Parnelli Jones)Lotus / Turbine19137,403fuel shaft3150
131120   Art Pollard STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lotus / Turbine1881,833fuel shaft0 
29 78   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy169,343oil filter0 
231578   Jerry Grant Bardahl   (Friedkin Enterprises)Eagle / Ford509,643oil leak0 
312929   George Snider Vel's Parnelli Ford   (Vel Miletich)Mongoose / Ford99,353oil leak0 
161810   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy15812,553oil pressure0 
283364   Larry Dickson Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Hawk / Ford249,043piston0 
303056   Jim Hurtubise Pepsi / Frito-Lay   (Jim Hurtubise)Mallard / Offy99,213piston0 
321635   Jochen Rindt Repco-Brabham   (Jack Brabham)Brabham / Repco59,713piston0 
33 42   Mario Andretti Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Hawk / Ford29,843piston0 
1 33   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Offy200177,523running1271000
21048   Dan Gurney Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford20064,678running0800
31715   Mel Kenyon City of Lebanon, Indiana   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy20044,843running0700
42042   Denny Hulme Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford20026,508running0600
5 525   Lloyd Ruby Gene White Co.   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy20030,248running42500
62659   Ronnie Duman Hayhoe Racing Enterprises   (Cleaver Brooks)Hayhoe / Offy19919,088running0400
72398   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy19817,903running0300
82790   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy19716,819running0250
93194   Sammy Sessions Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy19715,104running0200
10256   Bobby Grim Gene White Co.   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy19615,053running0150
112416   Bob Veith Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy19614,393running0100
20 81   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford8611,013rear end0 
221427   Jim Malloy Jim Robbins Seat Belt   (Jim Robbins)Vollstedt / Ford6410,013rear end0 
27 94   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)Gerhardt / Offy379,363rear end0 
141382   Jim McElreath Jim GreerCoyote / Ford17912,793stalled0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #64: Mario Andretti (11 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bruce Walkup62Cleaver Brooks
Greg Weld17, 19Bryant Heating & Cooling, M.V.S.
Arnie Knepper17Bryant Heating & Cooling
Ronnie Duman22Michner Petroleum
Bobby Johns26Central Hardware
Rick Muther28George R. Bryant
Mike Spence30STP Oil Treatment
Joe Leonard40STP Oil Treatment
Gary Bettenhausen47Joe Hunt Magneto
LeeRoy Yarbrough62Cleaver Brooks
Danny Ongais63City of Long Beach
Bruce McLaren66Botany 500
Henry Pens17Bryant Heating & Cooling
Bob Hurt14, 36Quaker State, Jack Adams Aircraft
Bob Harkey88, 71Kenny Brenn, Stewart-Warner
Larry Dickson36Jack Adams Aircraft
Sonny Ates31, 19Federal Engineering, M.V.S.
George Follmer41George R. Bryant
Bill Puterbaugh77, 63Dayton Steel Wheel, City of Long Beach
Bill Cheesbourg22Michner Petroleum
Al Miller32, 9Wally Weir, Vel's Parnelli Ford
Jerry Titus76, 50Bardahl, Navarro Injection
Carl Williams5Retzloff Chemical
Art Pollard11Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning
Sammy Sessions14, 49Quaker State, Weinberger Homes
Denny Hulme69Botany 500

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Leonard177
  Bobby Unser85649
  Lloyd Ruby578933
  Bobby Unser9011223
  Joe Leonard1131197
  Bobby Unser12016546
  Lloyd Ruby1661749
  Joe Leonard17519117
  Bobby Unser1922009