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1985 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 1 of 1
Sunday, May 26, 1985 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:06
Average Speed: 152.982 mph
Pole Speed: 212.583 mph
Cautions: 8 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.477 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1985 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
2 43   Mario Andretti Beatrice   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth200290,362running107800
1 85   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth200517,662running671000
27 310   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth8483,462turbocharger1410
13 540   Emerson Fittipaldi 7-Eleven   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth18878,162fuel line1125
30 237   Scott Brayton Hardee's   (Lee Brayton)March / Buick1986,862turbocharger15
3169   Roberto Guerrero Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth200157,112running0700
4 711   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth199102,532running0600
52676   Johnny Parsons Canadian TireMarch / Cosworth19898,862running0500
63021   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth198119,582running0400
72061   Arie Luyendyk Dutch Treats   (Provimi Racing)Lola / Cosworth19899,232running0300
81599   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth19676,812running0250
92298   Ed Pimm Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Chevy19579,462running0200
101933   Howdy Holmes Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)Lola / Cosworth19488,088running0 
113218   Kevin Cogan Kraco / Wolff Systems   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth19173,662running0100
123129   Derek Daly Kapsreiter Beer   (Tom Hess)Lola / Cosworth18977,962running050
141212   Bill Whittington Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth18369,332crash025
152443   John Paul, Jr. Satellite Technology   (AMI Racing)March / Cosworth16468,562crash025
162734   Jim Crawford Canadian Tire   (Herb Wysard)Lola / Cosworth14272,382electrical025
171725   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth14164,912engine020
182323   Raul Boesel Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth13483,632radiator020
19 97   Geoff Brabham Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth13066,870engine020
20132   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Chevy12363,162crash020
21101   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth12267,332throttle link015
222584   Chip Ganassi Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth12157,832fuel line015
233360   Rich Vogler Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth11971,182crash015
24 620   Don Whittington STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth9760,682engine015
251130   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth9160,132oil pressure010
261422   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth8664,832oil pressure010
282114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth6253,862wing010
292997   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Lola / Cosworth3163,612wheel bearing05
311855   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth1559,082engine05
322844   George Snider Foyt Chevrolet   (A.J. Foyt)March / Chevy1353,262engine05
33 16   Pancho Carter Valvoline / Buick Hawk   (Rick Galles)March / Buick6121,532oil pump05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Johnny Rutherford4Vermont American
Kevin Cogan18Kraco Car Stereo
Dennis Firestone36Pace Racing
Mike Nish41Gilmore-Foyt
Derek Daly48Kapsreiser Beer
Phil Krueger50Zanetis
Steve Chassey56Genesee Beer
Pete Halsmer59Scot Lad Foods
Michael Roe71WTTV / Living Well
Jacques Villeneuve76Canadian Tire

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11414  
15184   #44 engine 
19213  
22287   #37 oil on track 
297345  
74774   #29 tow-in 
7811942  
1201212   #5 spun 
1221232  
12413310   #60,2 accident turn 1 
13414512  
1461494   #25 tow-in 
15016920  
1701756   #43 accident turn 2 
17619217  
1931964   #12 accident turn 3 
1972004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.5%             Average green flag run: 17.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Rahal11414
  Scott Brayton15151
  Mario Andretti164833
  Emerson Fittipaldi49513
  Danny Sullivan52576
  Mario Andretti587316
  Emerson Fittipaldi74741
  Mario Andretti7510430
  Emerson Fittipaldi1051095
  Mario Andretti11011910
  Emerson Fittipaldi1201212
  Mario Andretti12213918
  Danny Sullivan14020061

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Danny Sullivan 1000    
2   Mario Andretti 800   -200  
3   Roberto Guerrero 700   -300  
4   Al Unser 600   -400  
5   Johnny Parsons 500   -500  
6   Johnny Rutherford 400   -600  
7   Arie Luyendyk 300   -700  
8   Michael Andretti 250   -750  
9   Ed Pimm 200   -800  
10   Kevin Cogan 100   -900  
11   Derek Daly 50   -950  
12   Jim Crawford 25   -975  
13   Emerson Fittipaldi 25   -975  
14   Bill Whittington 25   -975  
15   John Paul, Jr. 25   -975  
16   Danny Ongais 20   -980  
17   Raul Boesel 20   -980  
18   Geoff Brabham 20   -980  
19   Tom Sneva 20   -980  
20   Rich Vogler 15   -985