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1976 Michigan 150


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 11 of 13
Saturday, September 18, 1976 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
75 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:54:51
Average Speed: 164.058 mph
Pole Speed: 198.621 mph
Cautions: 3 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1976 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt7513,466running24300
2 620   Gordon Johncock Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS758,623running15240
3 340   Wally Dallenbach Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS755,572running12210
4 53   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy754,028running0180
5 968   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy753,576running1150
61445   Steve Krisiloff Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy753,149running0120
71012   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy742,935running090
81269   Larry Cannon Hoffman Racing   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy742,721running075
91124   Tom Bigelow Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy732,507running060
10 27   Roger McCluskey Lindsey HopkinsHopkins / Offy722,293out of fuel045
11 82   Johnny Rutherford Hy-Gain   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy722,686running2330
121319   Spike Gehlhausen Spirit of Indiana   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy722,329running015
13 793   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy691,972running0 
14168   Todd Gibson Routh Meat Packing   (Richard Routh)Eagle / Offy661,865out of fuel0 
15196   Bill Simpson Nikon   (Bill Simpson)McLaren / Offy651,758running0 
162144   Roger Rager Robyn CB   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt601,694out of fuel0 
171758   Eldon Rasmussen Shellar-Globe   (Eldon Rasmussen)Rascar / Foyt591,650out of fuel0 
18 421   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth171,607engine0 
191580   Larry Dickson R.P. Racing   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy151,565engine0 
201842   Bob Harkey Mergard Racing   (Don Mergard)Eagle / Offy61,522piston0 
212017   Dick Simon Bryant Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy01,264electrical0 
222236   George Snider Shurfine Foods   (James Bidwell)McLaren / Offy01,242crankshaft0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Pancho Carter48Jorgensen Steel
Ed Finley79Shamrock Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11616  
17204   #80 engine 
215030  
51533   #6 tow-in 
54629  
63686   #44 tow-in 
69757  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.3%             Average green flag run: 15.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt11818
  Wally Dallenbach193012
  Johnny Rutherford314818
  Tom Sneva49491
  Johnny Rutherford50534
  Gordon Johncock54541
  Johnny Rutherford55551
  Gordon Johncock566813
  A.J. Foyt69713
  Gordon Johncock72721
  A.J. Foyt73753