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1997 Pennzoil 200


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Indy Racing League race number 9 of 10
Sunday, August 17, 1997 at New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH
200 laps on a 1.058 mile paved track (211.6 miles)

Time of race: 1:46:51
Average Speed: 118.829 mph
Pole Speed: 160.594 mph
Cautions: 7 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: .064 sec
Attendance: 7,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 73   Robbie Buhl Quaker State / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F200123,500running335
2 922   Vincenzo Sospiri Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G20090,500running133
3 85   Arie Luyendyk WavePhore / Sprint PCS   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F20077,500running232
4 57   Eliseo Salazar Copec / Cristal / Scandia   (Andy Evans)D/A/G20057,500running3931
5 34   Kenny Brack Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G20057,750running930
61021   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)D/A/G20051,000running029
71118   John Paul, Jr. Klipsch / Overhead Door / V-Line / Earl's   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/G19948,250running128
8161   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G19947,750running027
91851   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G19854,250gearbox8027
101930   Robbie Groff FastRod / Team Losi   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G19845,250running025
112328   Mark Dismore Bombadier Aircraft / Mechanics Laundry   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G19744,000running024
121591   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Cinergy   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F19541,000running023
132010   Johnny Unser Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F18940,000running022
14142   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F17439,000engine021
15 677   Stephan Gregoire Chastain Motorsports   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G15416,000electrical020
16 26   Scott Goodyear Nortel / Quebecor Printing   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F15237,000engine3119
171214   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G12136,000engine018
181717   Affonso Giaffone GM of Brazil   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G9335,000crash017
192240   Jack Miller AMS / Crest Racing   (Arizona Motorsports)D/I/F8139,000handling016
20 170   Marco Greco Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G5933,500oil fitting3417
211312   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts   (Brad Calkins)G/A/G3632,000electrical014
222499   Sam Schmidt HOPE Prepaid Fuel Card   (LP Racing)D/A/F3010,000crash013
23 433   Jimmy Kite Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G432,250crash012
242127   Jim Guthrie Jacuzzi / Armour Golf / Odyssey Golf / ERTL   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F032,000gearbox011
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force; L - Lola; R - Reynard
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; B - Buick; F - Ford Cosworth XB; I - Nissan Infiniti; M - Menard V6
  Tires: F - Firestone; G - Goodyear

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155   #30 spun 
661  
7104   #33 accident 
113323  
34396   #99 accident 
406021  
61666   #70 spun 
67682  
69724   #91 spun 
739422  
951028   #17 accident 
10315351  
1541574   #6 tow-in 
15820043  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.5%             Average green flag run: 23.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Marco Greco13434
  Scott Goodyear356228
  Eliseo Salazar63642
  John Paul, Jr.65651
  Eliseo Salazar669530
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.9613338
  Scott Goodyear1341363
  Arie Luyendyk1371382
  Eliseo Salazar1391457
  Kenny Brack1461549
  Vincenzo Sospiri1551551
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.15619742
  Robbie Buhl1982003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 254    
2   Davey Hamilton 244   -10  
3   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 216   -38  
4   Arie Luyendyk 213   -41  
5   Buddy Lazier 205   -49  
6   Marco Greco 205   -49  
7   Roberto Guerrero 200   -54  
8   Buzz Calkins 197   -57  
9   Scott Goodyear 193   -61  
10   Eliseo Salazar 172   -82  
11   Mike Groff 169   -85  
12   Stephan Gregoire 166   -88  
13   Jim Guthrie 155   -99  
14   John Paul, Jr. 140   -114  
15   Affonso Giaffone 139   -115  
16   Robbie Buhl 138   -116  
17   Billy Boat 137   -117  
18   Mark Dismore 128   -126  
19   Kenny Brack 124   -130  
20   Vincenzo Sospiri 121   -133