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1979 Indianapolis 500 qualifying results


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 7
Monday, May 28, 1979 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:08:48
Average Speed: 158.889 mph
Pole Speed: 193.736 mph
Cautions: 6 for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: 45.69 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1979 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1979 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
Results not available.

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Bill Alsup (#68, 19), Tom Frantz (#16), Jim McElreath (#23), Tony Bettenhausen Jr. (#23), Hurley Haywood (#51), Eldon Rasmussen (#58), Todd Gibson (#75), Billy Engelhart (#83), Larry McCoy (#93), Larry Cannon (#95), Tom Bigelow (#43), John Martin (#20), Dick Ferguson (#81), Billy Vukovich, Jr. (#22), Dana Carter (#30), Spike Gehlhausen (#19), Jerry Karl (#38), Joe Saldana (#69), Al Loquasto (#39), Steve Krisiloff (#7), Gary Bettenhausen (#98)