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1983 Indianapolis 500


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CART race number 2 of 13
Sunday, May 29, 1983 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:03
Average Speed: 162.117 mph
Pole Speed: 207.395 mph
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: 10.934 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 45   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth200385,886running9821
2 77   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth200179,086running6116
3 32   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth200135,086running214
42612   Geoff Brabham UNO / British Sterling   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth199108,286running012
52216   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth19873,856running010
61230   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth19871,696running08
71421   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth19777,491running06
81660   Chip Ganassi Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth19560,580running05
92937   Scott Brayton SME Cement   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth19557,085running04
10 519   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Chevrolet19259,110out of fuel03
111956   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet19260,982running02
122572   Chris Kneifel Primus Racing   (Chris Kneifel)Primus / Cosworth19153,690running01
13 218   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth16961,484crash1 
141020   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth16353,442gearbox0 
152022   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth16156,758running0 
163029   Michael Chandler Agajanian- Curb   (Harry Schwartz)Rattlesnake / Cosworth15350,610gearbox0 
17 910   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth15249,998halfshaft0 
181594   Bill Whittington Whittington BrothersMarch / Cosworth14449,922bearing bolt0 
192834   Derek Daly Wysard Motor Co.   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth12648,882engine0 
20 64   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth11055,378radiator15 
212125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth10148,587handling0 
222366   Johnny Parsons Colonial Bread   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth8047,478crash0 
23113   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth7947,082crash0 
243390   Dennis Firestone Simpson Sports   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth7749,222oil leak0 
251855   Josele Garza Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth6459,898oil leak0 
26 133   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth4784,960fuel filter231
272791   Don Whittington Simoniz Finish   (Whittington Brothers)March / Cosworth4445,858ignition0 
28 89   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth4345,642crash0 
293143   Steve Krisiloff Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth4245,462universal joint0 
301735   Patrick Bedard Escort Radar Detectors   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth2545,818crash0 
312414   A.J. Foyt Valvoline / Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth2444,887shift linkage0 
32131   George Snider Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth2245,138ignition0 
333238   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Eagle / Chevrolet1150,102handling0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626  
27326   #35 accident turn 4 
334210  
43519   #9 accident turn 1 
528130  
82909   #3,66 accident turn 1 
9115565  
1561616   #94 stopped on track 
16217110  
1721754   #18 accident turn 1 
17620025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 27.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Teo Fabi12323
  Mike Mosley24241
  Rick Mears25262
  Al Unser27359
  Tom Sneva364611
  Al Unser47526
  Bobby Rahal536614
  Tom Sneva67737
  Bobby Rahal74741
  Al Unser75806
  Tom Sneva81899
  Al Unser9010819
  Tom Sneva10914335
  Al Unser1441463
  Tom Sneva14717226
  Al Unser17319018
  Tom Sneva19120010

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 32    
2   Rick Mears 21   -11  
3   Tom Sneva 21   -11  
4   Gordon Johncock 20   -12  
5   John Paul, Jr. 14   -18  
6   Geoff Brabham 12   -20  
7   Howdy Holmes 12   -20  
8   Pete Halsmer 12   -20  
9   Al Unser, Jr. 11   -21  
10   Kevin Cogan 10   -22  
11   Mario Andretti 10   -22  
12   Pancho Carter 6   -26  
13   Roger Mears 6   -26  
14   Chip Ganassi 5   -27  
15   Scott Brayton 4   -28  
16   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 3   -29  
17   Steve Chassey 2   -30  
18   Jim McElreath 2   -30  
19   Chris Kneifel 1   -31  
20   Doug Heveron 1   -31