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1997 Visionaire 500


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Indy Racing League race number 8 of 10
Saturday, July 26, 1997 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
208 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:55:29
Average Speed: 162.096 mph
Pole Speed: 217.164 mph
Cautions: 4 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.301 sec
Attendance: 73,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 591   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Xerox   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F208152,700running5835
2 31   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G208103,650running3833
3 86   Scott Goodyear Nortel / Quebecor Printing   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F20781,600running132
41617   Affonso Giaffone GM of Brazil   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G20664,650running031
5184   Kenny Brack Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G20637,650running030
61551   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G20661,750running029
7 12   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F20583,150running7431
8 977   Stephan Gregoire Chastain Motorsports   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G20227,550running027
91170   Marco Greco Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G20228,450running026
10147   Eliseo Salazar Copec / Cristal / Scandia   (Andy Evans)D/A/G20047,350running025
112118   John Paul, Jr. Klipsch / Overhead Door / V-Line / Earl's   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/G19846,000running024
12 627   Jim Guthrie Jacuzzi / Armour Golf / Odyssey Golf / ERTL   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F19744,900running023
132030   Robbie Groff Serv-All / Team Losi   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G18943,800half shaft022
142210   Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's / Visionaire / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F17642,700running021
151333   Jimmy Kite Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G16342,600crash1120
16 414   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G14140,500crash019
17 721   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)D/A/G14140,150crash2618
182399   Sam Schmidt HOPE Prepaid Fuel Card   (LP Racing)D/A/F11416,300engine017
191028   Mark Dismore Bombardier Business Aircraft / Grainger   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G9737,200engine016
201222   Vincenzo Sospiri Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G7036,350engine015
21 25   Arie Luyendyk Treadway / WavePhore / Sprint PCS   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F6735,000handling014
221731   Greg Ray Thomas Knapp Motorsports   (Richard Childress)D/A/F3013,000engine013
231940   Jack Miller AMS / Crest Racing   (Arizona Motorsports)D/I/F1340,000electrical012
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
17373  
74763   debris 
779822  
991068   oil on track 
10714438  
14515410   #21,14,7 accident 
15516410  
1651706   #33 accident 
17120838  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.0%             Average green flag run: 36.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart14747
  Scott Goodyear48481
  Tony Stewart497527
  Buddy Lazier769217
  Billy Boat931008
  Roberto Guerrero10112626
  Billy Boat12713913
  Jimmy Kite1401456
  Billy Boat1461461
  Jimmy Kite1471515
  Billy Boat15216615
  Buddy Lazier16719529
  Billy Boat1961961
  Buddy Lazier19720812

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 233    
2   Davey Hamilton 226   -7  
3   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 189   -44  
4   Marco Greco 188   -45  
5   Buzz Calkins 183   -50  
6   Buddy Lazier 182   -51  
7   Arie Luyendyk 181   -52  
8   Scott Goodyear 174   -59  
9   Roberto Guerrero 171   -62  
10   Mike Groff 169   -64  
11   Stephan Gregoire 146   -87  
12   Jim Guthrie 144   -89  
13   Eliseo Salazar 141   -92  
14   Affonso Giaffone 122   -111  
15   Scott Sharp 119   -114  
16   John Paul, Jr. 112   -121  
17   Billy Boat 110   -123  
18   Mark Dismore 104   -129  
19   Robbie Buhl 103   -130  
20   Kenny Brack 94   -139