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1968 Bobby Ball Memorial


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 27 of 28
Sunday, November 17, 1968 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:54:19
Average Speed: 104.972 mph
Pole Speed: 125.698 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
19 63   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Offy63771connecting rod0 
162331   Sonny Ates Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy93475crash0 
172222   Johnny Rutherford Michner Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy93407crash0 
22 467   Jim Malloy Jim Robbins Seat Belt   (Jim Robbins)Vollstedt / Offy15271crash0 
23 31   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford6771crash0 
24 12   Mario Andretti Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Brawner / Offy6271crash0 
262426   Dennis Zimmerman Bulldog Stables   (Buzz Harvey)Gerhardt / Offy0271did not start0 
11 78   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy141814engine040
121124   Arnie Knepper Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford136746engine012
131615   Mel Kenyon City of Lebanon, Indiana   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy128679engine0 
141245   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Offy128611engine0 
15 55   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford1221,183engine60 
182665   Bruce Jacobi Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Gerhardt / Offy65339engine0 
212544   Rick Muther Boyce Holt Racing   (Boyce Holt)Gerhardt / Chevy44271engine0 
251854   Wally Dallenbach Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy6271oil leak0 
11311   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy2008,142running17400
2 925   Lloyd Ruby Gene WhiteMongoose / Offy2005,260running83320
32116   George Snider Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy2002,621running014
41498   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy1971,628running0240
51014   Sammy Sessions Quaker State   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy1961,357running0200
61538   Jim McElreath Jack Adams Aircraft / Wynn's   (Jack Adams)Brawner / Offy1961,221running0160
7 84   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)Gerhardt / Offy1901,086running0120
81721   Larry Dickson Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Ford1801,018running0100
92090   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy177950running040
101910   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy167882running060
20 220   Art Pollard STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lotus / Pratt & Whitney47671universal joint40 

Relief Drivers:
Car #16: Mario Andretti (191 laps)
Car #90: Bobby Unser (79 laps)
Car #24: Al Unser (16 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rollie Beale12Kilman
Dempsey Wilson51Greenman-Casale
Keith Rachwitz55Lynch
Norm Ellefson59Hale
Joe Leonard60Parnelli Jones / STP
Max Dudley61Dudley Trucking
Greg Weld99Joe Hunt Magneto
Earl Smith101Earl Smith
Karl Busson108Cavanaugh

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Art Pollard11313
  Al Unser14141
  Art Pollard154127
  Al Unser4210059
  Lloyd Ruby10118383
  Gary Bettenhausen18420017