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1966 Hoosier Grand Prix


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 8 of 16
Sunday, July 24, 1966 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN
80 laps on a 1.875 mile road course (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:34:22
Average Speed: 95.373 mph
Pole Speed: 113.541 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1966 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 21   Mario Andretti Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Brawner / Ford803,562running38300
2 724   Al Unser American Red Ball   (John Mecom)Lola / Ford802,137running10240
3 33   Jim McElreath John ZinkBrabham / Ford801,425running18210
4 886   Bobby Unser Bob WilkeWatson / Offy791,033running0180
5 472   Gordon Johncock Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Gerhardt / Ford79855running8150
6142   George Snider Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Coyote / Ford79712running015
71096   Ronnie Duman J. Frank HarrisonEisert / Chevy79570running090
8 56   Joe Leonard Yamaha   (A.J. Foyt)Eagle / Ford79498running075
9154   Don Branson Bob WilkeGerhardt / Ford79463running060
101798   Dick Atkins REV 500   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy78427running045
112240   Sammy Sessions Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Trevis / Offy78391running030
121839   Bobby Grim Racing AssociatesWatson / Offy77356running015
131227   Billy Foster Jim RobbinsVollstedt / Ford76320running0 
142381   Bob Harkey Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Gerhardt / Offy75285running0 
152085   Al Miller Caves Buick   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy65249running0 
16 129   Lloyd Ruby All American Racers   (Dan Gurney)Lotus / Ford43213spun out0 
171622   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy42178spun out0 
18 912   Chuck Hulse Wynn's   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Ford38142spun out0 
191177   Carl Williams Dayton Steel Wheel   (George Walther)Gerhardt / Ford3571dnf0 
201953   Gary Congdon Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Huffaker / Offy2871suspension0 
212137   Arnie Knepper DVS   (Sam Liosi)Cecil / Ford1571oil pressure0 
22 68   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Ford1271fuel leak6 
232441   Johnny Boyd Prestone   (George Bryant)BRP / Ford871oil pressure0 
241382   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Lotus / Ford571ignition0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #2: A.J. Foyt (69 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Larry Dickson11Vita Fresh Orange Juice
Ralph Liguori35Flynn
Gary Bettenhausen61McManus Brothers
Cale Yarborough66Jim Robbins
Art Pollard71GCR
Al Smith71Fairchild-Hiller
Skip Hedrick84Foutch

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jim McElreath166
  Roger McCluskey7126
  Al Unser13142
  Gordon Johncock15228
  Jim McElreath23264
  Al Unser27348
  Jim McElreath35428
  Mario Andretti438038