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1997 Las Vegas 500K


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Indy Racing League race number 2 of 10
Sunday, September 15, 1996 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:17
Average Speed: 115.171 mph
Pole Speed: 226.491 mph
Cautions: 9 for 83 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.693 sec
Attendance: 68,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 84   Richie Hearn Ralph's Food 4 Less / Fuji Film   (Della Penna Motorsports)R/F/G200120,000running9036
14 350   Robby Gordon Valvoline / Cummins / Craftsman   (Derrick Walker)R/F/G17917,000engine6021
20 15   Arie Luyendyk Mi-Jack / Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Fred Treadway)R/F/F10653,000crash2517
151218   John Paul, Jr. V-Line / Earl's Performance Products   (Paul Diatlovich)L/M/G17048,000running2220
12116   Johnny O'Connell Mi-Jack / Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Fred Treadway)R/F/F18323,000crash323
22222   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Andy Evans)L/F/G20095,250running033
3 610   Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria / Visionaire   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)R/F/F19980,250running032
4 921   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)R/F/G19875,000running031
51833   Michele Alboreto Scandia / Rio Hotel & Casino / Perry Ellis   (Andy Evans)R/F/G19755,000running030
61612   Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsports / Bradley Food Marts   (Brad Calkins)R/F/F19747,500running029
7137   Eliseo Salazar Cristal / Copec / Mobil / Scandia / Xcel   (Andy Evans)L/F/G19646,500running028
81554   Robbie Buhl Original Coors   (Greg Beck)L/F/F19525,750running027
92440   Marco Greco Scandia / Intl. Sports Ltd. / Perry Ellis   (Team Scandia / Ariz. Msprts.)L/F/G19144,250running026
102334   Affonso Giaffone Hype / Quaker State / Scandia   (Andy Evans)L/F/G19021,250running025
11 514   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)L/F/G18744,250running024
131927   Jim Guthrie Team Blueprint Racing   (Blueprint Racing)L/B/F18220,000running022
16 71   Scott Sharp Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)L/F/G16837,000wheel bearing019
17103   Mark Dismore Menards / Quaker State   (John Menard)L/M/F14936,000crash018
182130   Stan Wattles Spirit of San Antonio   (Dennis McCormack)L/F/G11935,000crash017
192815   J.C. Carbonell YPF / Sharp / Newsweek / Camare   (Tempero-Giuffre Racing)L/B/G11234,000overheating016
21 22   Tony Stewart Menards / Glidden   (John Menard)L/M/F7732,000crash014
222064   Johnny Unser Ruger Titanium / Hawaiian Tropic   (Andreas Leberle)R/F/G6710,000wheel bearing013
231428   Tyce Carlson Earl's Performance Products / Harrah's   (Paul Diatlovich)L/M/G5334,500crash012
24 491   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet   (Ron Hemelgarn)R/F/F3532,000handling011
252751   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)L/M/G2732,000crash010
26258   Stephan Gregoire Scandia / Perry Ellis   (Andy Evans)L/F/G2710,000crash09
27269   Brad Murphey Hemelgarn Racing   (Ron Hemelgarn)R/F/F2632,000crash08
281716   Johnny Parsons Team Blueprint Racing   (Blueprint Racing)L/B/F710,000crash07
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

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dave Steele96ABF Motorsports

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
91810   #16 accident 
192911  
304617   #9,51,8 accident 
47548  
55628   #28 accident 
637715  
788710   #2 accident 
8810619  
1071159   #5 accident 
1161249  
12513814   #30 accident 
13915113  
1521609   #3 accident 
1611611  
1621654   debris 
16618419  
1851862   #6 accident 
18720014  
  Percent of race run under caution: 41.5%             Average green flag run: 11.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Arie Luyendyk12525
  Robby Gordon265732
  John Paul, Jr.587922
  Robby Gordon809920
  Richie Hearn10011011
  Johnny O'Connell1111111
  Richie Hearn11215342
  Johnny O'Connell1541552
  Richie Hearn1561605
  Robby Gordon1611688
  Richie Hearn16920032

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike Groff 63    
2   Buzz Calkins 62   -1  
3   Michele Alboreto 62   -1  
4   Roberto Guerrero 60   -3  
5   Richie Hearn 59   -4  
6   Scott Sharp 54   -9  
7   Eliseo Salazar 54   -9  
8   Davey Hamilton 54   -9  
9   Marco Greco 54   -9  
10   John Paul, Jr. 45   -18  
11   Robbie Buhl 40   -23  
12   Arie Luyendyk 39   -24  
13   Tony Stewart 38   -25  
14   Stephan Gregoire 36   -27  
15   Stan Wattles 36   -27  
16   Tyce Carlson 36   -27  
17   Jim Guthrie 34   -29  
18   Mark Dismore 33   -30  
19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. 33   -30  
20   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 30   -33