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1991 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 1 of 1
Sunday, May 26, 1991 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:50:00
Average Speed: 176.457 mph
Pole Speed: 224.113 mph
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.149 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1991 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1991 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 13   Rick Mears Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevy2001,219,704running301000
2 510   Michael Andretti Kmart / Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevy200607,753running97800
3141   Arie Luyendyk UNO / RCA / Total   (Andy Granatelli)Lola / Chevy199317,053running0700
4 62   Al Unser, Jr. Valvoline   (Rick Galles)Lola / Chevy198223,916running4600
5 74   John Andretti Pennzoil Z-7   (VDS Racing)Lola / Chevy197205,153running0500
63392   Gordon Johncock Jack's Tool Rental / Bryant   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Cosworth188275,690running0400
7 36   Mario Andretti Kmart / Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevy187203,478engine22300
81791   Stan Fox Byrd's / Bryant   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Buick185201,090running0250
92016   Tony Bettenhausen Jr AMAX   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Penske / Chevy180170,016running0200
10 920   Danny Sullivan Miller Genuine Draft   (Pat Patrick)Lola / Alfa Romeo173194,403turbocharger0150
11155   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevy171183,728gearbox46100
122719   Scott Pruett Budweiser   (Truesports)TrueSport / Judd166159,191transmission050
133066   Dominic Dobson Coors / Kroger   (Thorn Burns)Lola / Judd164159,190running025
143139   Randy Lewis AMP / Orbit / Jet-Air   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Cosworth159150,490running025
151186   Jeff Andretti Texaco / Havoline   (Bruce Leven)Lola / Cosworth150187,490engine025
16247   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic   (Dick Simon)Lola / Buick149145,891running025
171922   Scott Brayton Amway / Hoechst Celanese   (Dick Simon)Lola / Chevy146172,191engine020
182148   Bernard Jourdain Monarch Sports Systems   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Buick141140,190gearbox020
19 418   Bobby Rahal STP / Kraco   (Rick Galles)Lola / Chevy130153,741engine120
202221   Geoff Brabham MAC Tools   (Truesports)TrueSport / Judd109136,491electrical020
213212   Pancho Carter Doc's Hi Tech   (Frank Arciero)Lola / Buick94139,703engine015
221351   Gary Bettenhausen Glidden Paints   (John Menard)Lola / Buick89177,890radiator015
232623   Tero Palmroth Neste Oil / Rotator   (Paragon Motorsports)Lola / Cosworth77131,990engine015
241850   Mike Groff Fendi / Hawaiian Tropic   (Antonio Ferrari)Lola / Cosworth68133,290water leak015
252593   John Paul, Jr. ATEC Environmental   (Mann Motorsports)Lola / Buick53130,690oil leak010
26 826   Jim Crawford Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Lola / Buick40133,690engine010
271215   Scott Goodyear Mackenzie Financial   (UNO Racing)Lola / Judd38127,791engine010
28 214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Chevy25153,591suspension010
29169   Kevin Cogan Glidden Paints   (John Menard)Lola / Buick24127,391crash05
302840   Roberto Guerrero Sharp's   (Pat Patrick)Lola / Alfa Romeo23125,203crash05
31108   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Target / Scotch Video   (Chip Ganassi)Lola / Chevy17125,591electrical05
322917   Willy T. Ribbs McDonald's   (Derrick Walker)Lola / Buick5147,791engine05
332371   Buddy Lazier Vail-Beavercreek   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Buick1162,690crash05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Johnny Parsons11Leader Card Racers
Pancho Carter11Leader Card
Mark Dismore12Arciero Wines
Didier Theys17, 50Walker Motorsports, Euromotorsports
Ted Prappas31Personal Investment Group
Guido Dacco37Genoa Racing
Tom Sneva59Glidden / Menard
Dominic Dobson66Coors / Kroger
Salt Walther77Walther
Randy Lewis90Dale Coyne Racing
Dean Hall97CNC Systems Sales
John Paul, Jr.99ATEC Environmental

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133   #71 accident turn 1 
41916  
20234   #8 stalled turn 4 
24241  
25339   #9,40 accident turn 1 
348350  
84896   #23 engine fire 
9014758  
1481536   #22 engine 
15418330  
1841863   #20 engine 
1871904  
1911944   #6 stalled pit entrance 
1952006  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.5%             Average green flag run: 23.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Mears11111
  Mario Andretti123322
  Michael Andretti345421
  Al Unser, Jr.55551
  Michael Andretti567924
  Al Unser, Jr.80823
  Michael Andretti8310826
  Emerson Fittipaldi1091124
  Bobby Rahal1131131
  Emerson Fittipaldi11413825
  Rick Mears1391402
  Emerson Fittipaldi14115313
  Michael Andretti15416512
  Emerson Fittipaldi1661694
  Rick Mears1701701
  Michael Andretti17118313
  Rick Mears1841863
  Michael Andretti1871871
  Rick Mears18820013

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rick Mears 1000    
2   Michael Andretti 800   -200  
3   Arie Luyendyk 700   -300  
4   Al Unser, Jr. 600   -400  
5   John Andretti 500   -500  
6   Gordon Johncock 400   -600  
7   Mario Andretti 300   -700  
8   Stan Fox 250   -750  
9   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 200   -800  
10   Danny Sullivan 150   -850  
11   Emerson Fittipaldi 100   -900  
12   Scott Pruett 50   -950  
13   Jeff Andretti 25   -975  
14   Hiro Matsushita 25   -975  
15   Dominic Dobson 25   -975  
16   Randy Lewis 25   -975  
17   Scott Brayton 20   -980  
18   Bernard Jourdain 20   -980  
19   Bobby Rahal 20   -980  
20   Geoff Brabham 20   -980