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1988 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 1 of 1
Sunday, May 29, 1988 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:10
Average Speed: 144.809 mph
Pole Speed: 219.198 mph
Cautions: 14 for 68 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.072 sec
Attendance: 400,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1988 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 15   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevy200804,853running891000
2 820   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevy200335,103running0800
3 31   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevy199228,403running12700
41018   Michael Andretti Kraco Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth199192,753running0600
5194   Bobby Rahal Budweiser / Red Roof Inns   (Truesports)Lola / Judd199151,453running0500
61815   Jim Crawford MAC Tools   (King Protofab Racing)Lola / Buick198170,503running8400
72030   Raul Boesel Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth198148,403running0300
81597   Phil Krueger CNC Systems   (R. Kent Baker)March / Cosworth196131,053running0250
91622   Dick Simon Uniden / Soundesign   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth196127,428running0200
10 67   Arie Luyendyk Provimi Veal   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth196123,028running0150
111311   Kevin Cogan Schaefer / Playboy Fashions   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth195141,078running0100
123321   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth192123,728running050
13 53   Al Unser, Jr. Valvoline / Stroh's   (Rick Galles)March / Chevy180117,753running025
142356   Billy Vukovich III Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)March / Cosworth179125,603running025
151124   Randy Lewis Toshiba / Oracle   (Ralph Wilke)Lola / Cosworth175115,478running025
162848   Rocky Moran Greer-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth159107,228engine025
173229   Rich Vogler Byrd's / Pepsi / Bryant Heating   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth159106,053crash020
182192   Dominic Dobson Moore Industries   (Raynor Motorsports)Lola / Cosworth145107,753coolant leak020
192523   Tero Palmroth Neste Oil / Editor   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth144103,728engine020
20 46   Mario Andretti Amoco / Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevy118130,828electrical020
212798   John Andretti Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)Lola / Cosworth114106,703engine015
223017   Johnny Rutherford MAC Tools   (King Protofab Racing)Lola / Buick107102,303crash015
23 29   Danny Sullivan Miller High Life   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevy101214,378crash9115
242635   Steve Chassey Gary Trout Motorsports   (Gary Trout)March / Cosworth7399,128crash015
253171   Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. Mackenzie Financial   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Cosworth59100,253crash010
262214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Cosworth5498,853crash010
271481   Tom Sneva Pizza Hut / WRTV-6   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Judd3297,328crash010
28178   Teo Fabi Quaker State   (Porsche Motorsports)March / Porsche30101,878lost wheel010
29 910   Derek Daly Raynor Garage Doors   (Raynor Motorsports)Lola / Cosworth1897,503transmission05
302984   Stan Fox Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Chevy2113,703half shaft05
31 791   Scott Brayton Amway Products   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Buick096,078crash05
32122   Roberto Guerrero STP / Dianetics   (Vince Granatelli)Lola / Cosworth0100,828crash05
332416   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Scot Lad Foods   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Lola / Cosworth095,753crash05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
John Jones12Labatt's
Johnny Parsons12, 14, 36Labatt's, Copenhagen, Mergard / Conseco
Ed Pimm27Los Angeles Drywall
Pancho Carter28, 82Hardee's
Rich Vogler29Byrd's Cafe / Pepsi / Bryant
Harry Sauce36Mergard / Conseco
Dale Coyne39Dale Coyne Racing
Gary Bettenhausen46Scheid Tire Centers
Gordon Johncock50RMR / STP Oil Treatment
Scott Atchison55Opper Pops / Machinsts Union
Tom Bigelow77Performers, Inc.
Spike Gehlhausen87Indiana Carbon

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Sullivan13030
  Al Unser31333
  Danny Sullivan349461
  Jim Crawford951017
  Rick Mears1021032
  Jim Crawford1041041
  Al Unser1051128
  Rick Mears1131219
  Al Unser1221221
  Rick Mears12320078

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 1000    
2   Emerson Fittipaldi 800   -200  
3   Al Unser 700   -300  
4   Michael Andretti 600   -400  
5   Bobby Rahal 500   -500  
6   Jim Crawford 400   -600  
7   Raul Boesel 300   -700  
8   Phil Krueger 250   -750  
9   Dick Simon 200   -800  
10   Arie Luyendyk 150   -850  
11   Kevin Cogan 100   -900  
12   Howdy Holmes 50   -950  
13   Al Unser, Jr. 25   -975  
14   Billy Vukovich III 25   -975  
15   Randy Lewis 25   -975  
16   Rocky Moran 25   -975  
17   Mario Andretti 20   -980  
18   Rich Vogler 20   -980  
19   Dominic Dobson 20   -980  
20   Tero Palmroth 20   -980