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1997 U.S. 500 Presented by Toyota


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CART race number 12 of 17
Sunday, July 27, 1997 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:35
Average Speed: 167.044 mph
Pole Speed: 233.857 mph
Cautions: 6 for 55 laps
Margin of Victory: 31.737 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1997 CART results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 74   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda250 running10421
6 217   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes244 running348
14 120   Scott Pruett Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford174 crash321
17 67   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford126 crash25 
23 931   Andre Ribeiro LCI / Marlboro   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda57 transmission21 
151216   Patrick Carpentier Alumax   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes144 electrical14 
19139   Dario Franchitti Hogan RacingReynard / Mercedes101 transmission12 
3105   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda249 running514
21196   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford79 transmission3 
21118   Mark Blundell Motorola   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes250 running016
4183   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes249 running012
5 88   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford248 running010
72734   Dennis Vitolo Payton-Coyne Racing   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford242 running06
82325   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota241 running05
92624   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota241 running04
102077   Gualter Salles Indusval   (Davis Racing)Reynard / Ford240 running03
112536   Juan Fangio Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota226 transmission02
122864   Arnd Meier J.A.G. / Marcelo / Hawaiian TropicLola / Ford224 running01
131719   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford182 transmission0 
161411   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford128 lost wheel0 
18 340   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford120 transmission0 
20162   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes97 engine0 
222221   Richie Hearn Ralph's / Food 4 Less   (Della Penna Motorsports)Lola / Ford60 turbo control0 
24 41   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda57 transmission0 
25 527   Parker Johnstone Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda53 crash0 
261532   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda46 electrical0 
272199   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes19 turbo control0 
282498   P.J. Jones Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota11 engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Scott Pruett111
  Mauricio Gugelmin23534
  Andre Ribeiro365621
  Scott Pruett577519
  Michael Andretti76783
  Scott Pruett79813
  Dario Franchitti829312
  Bobby Rahal9411825
  Alex Zanardi11912911
  Patrick Carpentier13014314
  Scott Pruett1441529
  Alex Zanardi15321462
  Gil de Ferran2152195
  Alex Zanardi22025031

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alex Zanardi 127    
2   Paul Tracy 121   -6  
3   Gil de Ferran 108   -19  
4   Michael Andretti 103   -24  
5   Greg Moore 95   -32  
6   Scott Pruett 82   -45  
7   Jimmy Vasser 75   -52  
8   Mauricio Gugelmin 72   -55  
9   Mark Blundell 72   -55  
10   Raul Boesel 66   -61  
11   Bryan Herta 55   -72  
12   Al Unser, Jr. 49   -78  
13   Bobby Rahal 38   -89  
14   Parker Johnstone 30   -97  
15   Patrick Carpentier 27   -100  
16   Andre Ribeiro 26   -101  
17   Christian Fittipaldi 22   -105  
18   Roberto Moreno 13   -114  
19   Adrian Fernandez 12   -115  
20   Dario Franchitti 8   -119