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1997 Marlboro 500 Presented by Toyota


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CART race number 17 of 17
Sunday, September 28, 1997 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:02:42
Average Speed: 166.575 mph
Pole Speed: 240.942 mph
Cautions: 5 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: .847 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1997 CART results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 818   Mark Blundell Motorola   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes250 running1120
2 21   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda250 running216
31432   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda249 running014
4 117   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes249 running6613
5107   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford249 running010
6125   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda249 running98
7 420   Scott Pruett Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford248 running06
8139   Robby Gordon Hogan RacingReynard / Mercedes247 running05
91611   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford247 running04
102198   P.J. Jones Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota244 running03
111527   Parker Johnstone Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda243 running02
122525   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota242 running01
13 699   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes240 engine8 
142677   Gualter Salles Indusval   (Davis Racing)Reynard / Ford238 running0 
152221   Richie Hearn Ralph's / Food 4 Less   (Della Penna Motorsports)Lola / Ford238 running4 
161734   Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beecham   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford231 running0 
171131   Andre Ribeiro LCI / Marlboro   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda207 crash1141
18 519   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Mexlub   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford195 handling0 
19 76   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford104 overheating36 
20 940   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford83 electrical0 
21 38   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford80 engine0 
22202   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes44 exhaust0 
232324   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota40 debris0 
24274   Arie Luyendyk Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda39 crash0 
252464   Arnd Meier J.A.G. / Marcelo / Hawaiian TropicLola / Ford38 crash0 
26193   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes12 crash0 
271836   Juan Fangio Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota0 engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mauricio Gugelmin14343
  Richie Hearn44474
  Michael Andretti488336
  Andre Ribeiro84874
  Jimmy Vasser88892
  Andre Ribeiro9016172
  Gil de Ferran1621632
  Andre Ribeiro16420138
  Gil de Ferran2022043
  Mauricio Gugelmin2052106
  Gil de Ferran2112144
  Mauricio Gugelmin21523117
  Greg Moore2322398
  Mark Blundell24025011

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alex Zanardi 195    
2   Gil de Ferran 162   -33  
3   Jimmy Vasser 144   -51  
4   Mauricio Gugelmin 132   -63  
5   Paul Tracy 121   -74  
6   Mark Blundell 115   -80  
7   Greg Moore 111   -84  
8   Michael Andretti 108   -87  
9   Scott Pruett 102   -93  
10   Raul Boesel 91   -104  
11   Bryan Herta 72   -123  
12   Bobby Rahal 70   -125  
13   Al Unser, Jr. 67   -128  
14   Andre Ribeiro 45   -150  
15   Christian Fittipaldi 42   -153  
16   Parker Johnstone 36   -159  
17   Adrian Fernandez 27   -168  
18   Patrick Carpentier 27   -168  
19   Roberto Moreno 16   -179  
20   Dario Franchitti 10   -185