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1974 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 14
Sunday, May 26, 1974 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:09:10
Average Speed: 158.589 mph
Pole Speed: 191.632 mph
Cautions: 7
Margin of Victory: 22.33 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1974 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1974 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1253   Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy200237,193running1221000
15 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt14237,681oil line70 
2 748   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20095,854running6800
30 240   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy315,493piston2 
3164   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy19961,455running0700
4 420   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy19835,524running0600
5 973   David Hobbs Carling Black Label   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy19630,684running0 
63045   Jim McElreath Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy19426,675running0400
72111   Pancho Carter Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19126,551running0300
83179   Bob Harkey City of Peru Circus   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kenyon / Foyt18922,850running0250
9189   Lloyd Ruby Unlimited RacingEagle / Offy18722,396out of fuel0200
101755   Jerry Grant Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy17520,980running0150
112289   John Martin Sea Snack Shrimp Cocktail   (Automotive Technology)McLaren / Offy16920,391running0100
122327   Tom Bigelow Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy16619,798running050
132018   Bill Simpson American Kids Racers   (Richard Beith)Eagle / Offy16318,981piston0 
14 368   Mike Hiss Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy15820,692running0 
16271   Roger McCluskey English Leather   (Lindsey Hopkins)Riley / Offy14118,209rear end0 
171477   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy14117,348piston0 
182615   Al Unser Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy13116,640valve0 
191942   Jerry Karl Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy11516,534crash0 
20 824   Tom Sneva Raymond Companies   (Grant King)King / Offy9418,296ring / pinion0 
213251   Jan Opperman Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Parnelli / Offy8514,866spun out0 
221560   Steve Krisiloff STP Gas Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy7215,292clutch0 
231221   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy6415,315gearbox0 
243359   Larry Cannon American Financial   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy4914,725differential0 
252856   Jim Hurtubise Miller High LifeMcLaren / Offy3114,613engine0 
262994   Johnny Parsons Vatis Enterprises   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy1813,802turbocharger0 
272461   Rick Muther Eisenhour-Brayton RacingCoyote / Foyt1114,077piston0 
281382   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (Jim Greer)Atlanta / Foyt713,355valve0 
29 698   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy615,730engine0 
31 55   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy214,887valve0 
32118   Gary Bettenhausen Score   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy213,548valve0 
331044   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt113,891valve0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mel Kenyon19Ayr-Way / Lloyds
Jigger Sirois25Adams Automotive
Tom Sneva26
Bentley Warren26, 94Raymond Companies, Vatis
Sammy Sessions30Oriente Express
Dennis Zimmerman31MVS
Billy Vukovich, Jr.32
Bill Puterbaugh38Midwest Manufacturing
Dick Simon38
Johnny Parsons38
Larry Rice39Precision Engine
Jim McElreath46Thermo King
John Cannon53Minnesota Serendipity
Eldon Rasmussen58Ras-Car
Larry McCoy63Shurfine Foods
John Mahler69, 74Woods
Lee Brayton76Webster Racing
Al Loquasto86Martin Guitar

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Wally Dallenbach122
  A.J. Foyt32422
  Bobby Unser25262
  A.J. Foyt274923
  Bobby Unser50523
  A.J. Foyt536412
  Johnny Rutherford6512561
  A.J. Foyt12613510
  Johnny Rutherford1361372
  A.J. Foyt1381403
  Johnny Rutherford14117535
  Bobby Unser1761761
  Johnny Rutherford17720024