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1973 Schaefer 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 16
Sunday, July 1, 1973 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:58
Average Speed: 144.948 mph
Pole Speed: 190.468 mph
Cautions: 10 for 52 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1973 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
11414   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt20094,808running111000
2163   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy19948,933running62800
3 418   Lloyd Ruby Commander Motor Homes   (Commander Racing Team)Eagle / Offy19931,958running0700
4 898   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy19919,853running0600
5 77   Johnny Rutherford Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy19513,583running0500
6126   Mike Hiss Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy19110,588running0400
7 311   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy18410,483valve10300
8151   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy1839,413running0250
92435   Sam Posey Norris Industries   (Champ Carr Inc.)Eagle / Offy1688,343oil line0200
10 58   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy1678,473clutch36150
112534   Jim McElreath Norris Industries   (Champ Carr Inc.)Eagle / Offy1667,203ignition0100
122844   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt1637,633turbocharger050
13209   Sammy Sessions MVS Inc.Eagle / Foyt1556,491valve0 
142220   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy1367,348crash46 
153017   Bob Harkey Norton Spirit   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy1356,205running0 
16 921   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy1247,663piston24 
172366   Mark Donohue Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)Eagle / Offy1046,121piston8 
183319   Mel Kenyon Atlanta Falcons   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Foyt945,778rear end0 
192697   Rick Muther Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy915,635magneto0 
201816   Lee Kunzman Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy825,593crash1 
21 115   Peter Revson Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy756,551valve0 
22 624   Steve Krisiloff TEC C. M. P.   (Grant King)King / Offy675,208engine0 
233256   Jim Hurtubise Miller High Life   (Gohr Racing)Lola / Foyt645,065piston0 
24132   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy645,023fuel pump2 
251984   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt624,781brakes0 
262930   Jerry Karl Oriente Express   (Smokey Yunick)Eagle / Chevy544,638timing gear0 
27115   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy374,495crash0 
283189   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy284,353ignition0 
291040   Wally Dallenbach STP Gas Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Eagle / Offy254,211valve0 
302194   Johnny Parsons Two Jacks Flyer   (Tassi Vatis)Finley-Eagle / Offy254,068engine0 
311773   David Hobbs Carling   (Roy Woods)Eagle / Offy243,925engine0 
322727   Tom Bigelow Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy223,783oil pressure0 
33 24   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy83,783crash0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
144   #7 accident turn 1 
573  
8136   #4 accident 
143825  
39446   #5 accident turn 3 
455410  
55606   #7 spun turn 2 
617111  
72765   #2 tow-in 
77826  
83897   #16 accident turn 1 
9012536  
1261338   #6 stalled on track 
1341363  
1371404   #20 accident turn 1 
14117131  
1721776   #34 stalled turn 1 
17820023  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 16.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti11010
  Jimmy Caruthers113121
  Bobby Unser32354
  Gordon Johncock365520
  Bobby Unser56583
  Billy Vukovich, Jr.59602
  Gordon Johncock617414
  Lee Kunzman75751
  Mark Donohue76838
  Jimmy Caruthers84863
  Bobby Unser8710115
  A.J. Foyt1021054
  Gordon Johncock1061105
  Roger McCluskey1111122
  Bobby Unser1131219
  A.J. Foyt1221232
  Roger McCluskey1241241
  Gordon Johncock1251284
  Roger McCluskey1291335
  Gordon Johncock1341363
  Roger McCluskey1371382
  A.J. Foyt1391391
  Roger McCluskey14015617
  A.J. Foyt1571582
  Bobby Unser1591635
  Roger McCluskey16417310
  A.J. Foyt1741741
  Roger McCluskey17519925
  A.J. Foyt2002001