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1987 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 1 of 1
Sunday, May 24, 1987 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:59
Average Speed: 162.175 mph
Pole Speed: 215.39 mph
Cautions: 10 for 55 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.496 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1987 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1987 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
12025   Al Unser Cummins / Holset Turbo   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth200526,763running181000
2 54   Roberto Guerrero True Value / STP   (Vince Granatelli)March / Cosworth200305,013running8800
31712   Fabrizio Barbazza Arciero Wines   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth198204,663running0700
42230   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth196142,963running0600
51556   Gary Bettenhausen Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)March / Cosworth195132,213running0500
6 622   Dick Simon Soundesign   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth193131,813running0400
72641   Stan Fox Kerker Exhaust   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth192111,263running0300
81211   Jeff MacPherson MacHoward Leasing   (Rick Galles)March / Judd182117,313running0250
9 15   Mario Andretti Hanna Car Wash   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevy180368,063ignition170200
102716   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Call Free   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)March / Cosworth171105,838running0150
11 821   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth171104,313running0100
121391   Scott Brayton Amway / Autostyle Cars   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Cosworth167103,063engine050
13163   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Chevy160120,713engine425
142133   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)March / Cosworth143103,313crash025
151977   Derek Daly Schied / Superior / Metro Link   (B.C. Pace Racing)March / Buick133100,763engine025
163320   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevy13198,263engine025
172555   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth129103,350running020
18 771   Arie Luyendyk Living Well / Provimi Veal   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Cosworth12597,113suspension020
19 414   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Cosworth117102,963oil seal020
201181   Rich Vogler Byrd's / KFC / Living Well   (Ron Hemelgarn)March / Buick10998,263rocker arm020
213098   Ed Pimm Skoal   (Mike Curb)March / Cosworth10995,513turbocharger015
22182   Gordon Johncock STP   (American Racing Series)March / Buick7694,913valve015
23 38   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Chevy75112,463coil wire015
241415   Geoff Brabham Team Valvoline   (Rick Galles)March / Judd7192,963oil pressure015
253287   Steve Chassey United Oil / Life of Indiana   (Lydia Laughrey)March / Cosworth6897,913engine010
26 21   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Truesports)Lola / Cosworth57123,013ignition010
272929   Pancho Carter Hardee's   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth4593,263valve010
282844   Davy Jones Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth34115,463engine010
29 918   Michael Andretti Kraco / STP   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth2891,113pit fire05
301023   Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. Mackenzie Financial / Horton   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth25111,513crash05
31247   Kevin Cogan Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevy2190,763oil pump05
322324   Randy Lewis Toshiba / Altos   (Ralph Wilke)March / Cosworth890,763gearbox05
333184   George Snider Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Chevy092,713engine fire05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim Crawford2ARS / STP
Danny Sullivan3Miller American
Phil Krueger10Raynor Garage Door
Dennis Firestone10Raynor Garage Door
Dominic Dobson17Intersport
Dick Ferguson19Los Angeles Drywall
Danny Ongais25Interscope / Panasonic
Pancho Carter29Hardee's
Tom Sneva33Skoal Bandit
Spike Gehlhausen35J.P. Racing
Sammy Swindell59Center Line
Rocky Moran76Walther
Johnny Parsons81Kentucky Fried Chicken / Living Well
Rick Miaskiewicz97Pizza Hut / WENS

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti12727
  Roberto Guerrero28281
  Mario Andretti296032
  Danny Sullivan61644
  Mario Andretti658016
  Roberto Guerrero81811
  Mario Andretti829615
  Roberto Guerrero97971
  Mario Andretti9817780
  Roberto Guerrero1781825
  Al Unser18320018