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1970 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 18
Saturday, May 30, 1970 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:37
Average Speed: 155.749 mph
Pole Speed: 170.221 mph
Cautions: 3
Margin of Victory: 32.16 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1970 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 12   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford200271,697running1901000
2 566   Mark Donohue Sunoco   (Roger Penske)Lola / Ford20086,427running5800
10 37   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford19524,902running2150
272525   Lloyd Ruby Daniels Cablevision   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy5416,252rear end2 
132632   Jack Brabham Gilmore-Brabham   (Jack Brabham)Brabham / Offy17520,227engine1 
31148   Dan Gurney Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20058,977running0700
42083   Donnie Allison Greer-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Eagle / Ford20035,002running0600
53314   Jim McElreath Greer-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford20032,577running0500
6 81   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)McNamara / Ford19928,202running0400
72989   Jerry Grant Nelson Ironworks   (Jerry Grant)Eagle / Offy19826,977running0300
81538   Rick Muther The Tony Express   (Two Jacks Inc.)Hawk / Offy19725,302running0250
91975   Carl Williams McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy19722,352running0200
11 73   Bobby Unser Wagner Lockheed   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Ford19220,227running0100
123267   Sammy Sessions Jim RobbinsEagle / Ford19019,752running050
143144   Dick Simon Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning   (Racing International)Vollstedt / Ford16818,427running0 
152719   Ronnie Bucknum MVS Inc.Cecil / Ford16218,602crash0 
162223   Mel Kenyon Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Coyote / Offy16017,552crash0 
172422   Wally Dallenbach Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy14317,077magneto0 
18 218   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy13517,077header0 
191327   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim RobbinsEagle / Ford10716,302turbocharger0 
201084   George Snider Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford1051,602suspension0 
21129   Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy9615,627radiator0 
221673   Peter Revson McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy8716,627engine0 
233058   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Hayhoe / Offy7815,252clutch0 
241815   Joe Leonard Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford7315,452engine0 
25 411   Roger McCluskey Quickick   (Hayhoe Racing Enterprises)Scorpion / Ford6215,727suspension0 
262016   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy5514,677engine0 
28175   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)Gerhardt / Offy4514,902engine0 
291497   Bruce Walkup Wynn's Kwik-Kool   (Agajanian-Faas Racers)Mongoose / Offy4413,927timing gear0 
30 610   Art Pollard Pollard Car Wash   (Race Go Corp.)King / Offy2814,002piston0 
312120   George Follmer STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Hawk / Ford1814,147engine0 
322893   Greg Weld Pollard Car Wash   (Race Go Corp.)Gerhardt / Offy1214,002suspension0 
33 931   Jim Malloy Stearns Transi-Tread   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy013,677crash0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #23: Roger McCluskey (52 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Arnie Knepper53Caves Buick
Tom Bigelow34Midwest Manufacturing
Charlie Glotzbach45Weinberger Homes
Larry Cannon47Need-A-Sponsor
Jerry Karl52Trackstar Helmet
Jim Hurtubise56Genesee Beer
Sonny Ates59Sugaripe Prune
Bruce Jacobi71Gifford
Bob Veith90G.C. Murphy
Al Loquasto26, 35Indy-On-A-Shoestring, Stearns Manufacturing
John Cannon17, 21Vollstedt Racing
Carlos Pairetti8Canal 9 Buenos Aires
Kevin Bartlett77, 76Dayton-Walther, Webster Racing
Tony Adamowicz36Patrick Petroleum
Bentley Warren94Tassi Vatis
Jim McElreath74Caves Buick
Steve Krisiloff92VTM Finishing
Dennis Zimmerman99, 98Joe Hunt Magneto, Wynn's Spitfire
Larry Dickson8, 78Canal 9 Buenos Aires, Thermo King
Jigger Sirois54, 72City of Memphis, Hustlin' Hoosier
Sam Posey95Tassi Vatis

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Al Unser14848
  A.J. Foyt49491
  Lloyd Ruby50512
  Mark Donohue52521
  Jack Brabham53531
  Al Unser5410047
  A.J. Foyt1011011
  Mark Donohue1021054
  Al Unser10620095