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1971 Indianapolis 500

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USAC Champ Car Series race number 5 of 12
Saturday, May 29, 1971 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:12
Average Speed: 157.735 mph
Pole Speed: 178.696 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of Victory: 22.88 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1971 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1971 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chass./Eng. Laps Money Status Led Pts
1 51   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford200238,454running1031000
2 186   Peter Revson McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy200103,198running0800
3 69   A.J. Foyt ITT / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford20064,759running0700
41042   Jim Malloy Olsonite Eagle   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20038,669running0600
51132   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Hayhoe / Offy20032,447running0500
62084   Donnie Allison Purolator   (Jim Greer)Coyote / Ford19930,093running0 
71758   Bud Tingelstad Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Hayhoe / Offy19828,206running0300
82843   Dennis Zimmerman Fiore Racing Enterprises   (Frank Fiore)Vollstedt / Offy18926,658running0250
9226   Roger McCluskey Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Ford18822,980running0200
101316   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy17824,419running0150
11 712   Lloyd Ruby Utah Stars   (Gene White)Mongoose / Ford17421,866gearbox3100
12 32   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy16424,842crash2150
13194   Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Ford15920,345crash0 
143344   Dick Simon TraveLodge Sleeper   (Dick Simon)Vollstedt / Ford15118,870running0 
152941   George Follmer Spirit of Indianapolis   (Grant King)King / Offy14718,281piston0 
161421   Cale Yarborough Gene White Racing   (Gene White)Mongoose / Ford14017,370oil leak0 
17 485   Denny Hulme McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy13717,887valve0 
182418   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy12816,682running0 
19 815   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford12319,906turbocharger21 
201668   David Hobbs Penske Products   (Roger Penske)Lola / Ford10716,009crash0 
211838   Rick Muther Arkansas Aviation   (Jack Adams)Hawk / Offy8516,190crash0 
223299   Bob Harkey Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Gerhardt / Offy7715,399rear end0 
231595   Bentley Warren Classic Car Wax   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy7614,486gearbox0 
242322   Wally Dallenbach Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy6914,602valve0 
25 266   Mark Donohue Sunoco   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy6623,697gearbox52 
263164   Art Pollard Gilmore RacingScorpion / Ford4514,770valve0 
272598   Sammy Sessions Wynn's Kwik Kool   (Agajanian-Faas Racers)Lola / Ford4313,721valve0 
282645   Larry Dickson Spirit of Indianapolis   (Grant King)King / Offy3313,600engine0 
29127   Gordon Johncock Norris Industries   (Rolla Vollstedt)McLaren / Ford1113,458crash0 
30 95   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)McNamara / Ford1113,245crash0 
312720   Steve Krisiloff STP Gas Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)McNamara / Ford1013,260crash0 
323023   Mel Kenyon Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Ford1014,153crash0 
332180   George Snider G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy613,974engine0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
Art Pollard8Gilmore Racing
Dick Simon10, 33Travelodge Sleeper, Walmotor
Jim McElreath14ITT-Thompson
Tony Adamowicz17Vollstedt
Ronnie Bucknum17, 97Vollstedt, Agajanian
Arnie Knepper19, 29, 65MVS, Travelon Trailer
Al Loquasto26Indy-On-A-Shoestring
Bill Simpson28Wynn's Kwik Kool
Jim Malloy29MVS
Bill Puterbaugh30Saint Louis
Sammy Sessions31Federal Engineering
Greg Weld31, 35Federal Engineering
Bob Harkey35Federal Engineering
Larry Cannon47Need-A-Sponsor
LeeRoy Yarbrough48Olsonite
Les Scott50Navarro
Dee Jones51Minnesota Serendipity
Rick Muther54Jack Adams Aircraft
Jim Hurtubise56Miller High Life
Jigger Sirois65Travelon Trailer
Salt Walther77Dayton Steel
Carl Williams77Dayton Steel
Jerry Grant78, 92Jerry Grant Racing, Norris Industries
Sam Posey78Farrell's Ice Cream
Donnie Allison83Purolator
Bobby Johns97Agajanian
Bruce Walkup97Agajanian

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Mark Donohue15050
  Joe Leonard51522
  Bobby Unser536412
  Mark Donohue65662
  Al Unser67726
  Joe Leonard738210
  Al Unser83875
  Joe Leonard88947
  Al Unser95984
  Lloyd Ruby991013
  Bobby Unser1021109
  Al Unser1111155
  Joe Leonard1161172
  Al Unser11820083