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1979 Miller High Life 150


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CART race number 14 of 14
Saturday, October 20, 1979 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:13:03
Average Speed: 123.203 mph
Pole Speed: 147.965 mph
Cautions: 5 for 20 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1979 CART results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 22   Al Unser Pennzoil   (Chaparral Cars)Chaparral / Cosworth150 running138300
2 112   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth150 running6240
3 49   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth148 running6210
41520   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth148 running0180
5 51   Tom Sneva Sugaripe Prunes   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth147 running0150
6 64   Johnny Rutherford Budweiser   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth146 running0120
71010   Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy145 running090
8 755   Spike Gehlhausen Frosty Acres / Winton Sales   (Carl Gehlhausen)Lightning / Cosworth144 running075
91611   Tom Bagley Dairy Queen / Kent Oil   (Bobby Hillin)Penske / Cosworth144 running060
101436   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth139 running045
111241   Bill Alsup WASP Racing   (Bill Alsup)McLaren / Offy138 running030
12 340   Wally Dallenbach Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Offy136 crash015
131842   Herm Johnson Mergard 20th Century   (Don Mergard)Eagle / Offy134 running08
141734   Vern Schuppan Wysard Motors   (Herb Wysard)Wildcat / Offy96 off course08
15 935   Tim Richmond S & M ElectricLightning / Offy65 oil leak08
161395   Larry Cannon Cannon Racing   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / Offy44 oil pressure08
17 825   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth11 turbocharger06
181179   Joe Saldana Hoffman RacingEagle / Offy4 piston06

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Al Unser15151
  Bobby Unser52576
  Rick Mears58636
  Al Unser6415087

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 4060    
2   Bobby Unser 3820   -240  
3   Gordon Johncock 2211   -1849  
4   Johnny Rutherford 2163   -1897  
5   Al Unser 2085   -1975  
6   Danny Ongais 1473   -2587  
7   Tom Sneva 1360   -2700  
8   Tom Bagley 1208   -2852  
9   Wally Dallenbach 1149   -2911  
10   Mike Mosley 1121   -2939  
11   Mario Andretti 700   -3360  
12   Lee Kunzman 485   -3575  
13   Pancho Carter 452   -3608  
14   Vern Schuppan 449   -3611  
15   Bill Alsup 400   -3660  
16   Joe Saldana 368   -3692  
17   Spike Gehlhausen 343   -3717  
18   Salt Walther 314   -3746  
19   Steve Krisiloff 279   -3781  
20   Tom Frantz 236   -3824