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1969 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 24
Friday, May 30, 1969 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:15
Average Speed: 156.867 mph
Pole Speed: 170.568 mph
Cautions: 2
Margin of Victory: 113.03 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1969 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1969 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 22   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Hawk / Ford200206,727running1161000
21048   Dan Gurney Olsonite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Ford20067,732running0800
3 31   Bobby Unser Bardahl   (Bob Wilke)Lola / Offy20045,647running0700
4249   Mel Kenyon Krohne Grain Transport   (3K Racing)Gerhardt / Offy20030,612running0600
53392   Peter Revson Repco-Brabham   (Jack Brabham)Brabham / Repco19725,722running0500
61144   Joe Leonard City of Daytona Beach   (Smokey Yunick)Eagle / Ford19321,602running0400
7 466   Mark Donohue Sunoco DX / Simoniz   (Roger Penske)Lola / Offy19021,512running0300
8 16   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford18150,252running66250
93121   Larry Dickson Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Ford18017,426running0200
103297   Bobby Johns Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy17119,841running0150
111310   Jim Malloy Jim RobbinsVollstedt / Offy16517,358running0100
122311   Sammy Sessions Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy16315,846running050
132290   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy16214,755radiator0 
14 682   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford15715,493fire0 
151815   Bud Tingelstad Vel's Parnelli Ford   (Parnelli Jones)Lola / Ford15513,894valve0 
161584   George Snider Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford15214,016running0 
171459   Sonny Ates Krohne Grain Transport   (3K Racing)Hayhoe / Offy14613,609turbocharger0 
182542   Denny Hulme Olsonite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Ford14512,823clutch0 
19 512   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)Gerhardt / Offy13713,585valve0 
20204   Lloyd Ruby Wynn's Spitfire   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy10513,864fuel coupling11 
211922   Wally Dallenbach Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy8212,991clutch7 
222129   Arnie Knepper MVS Inc.Cecil / Ford8212,189crash0 
23 867   LeeRoy Yarbrough Jim RobbinsEagle / Ford6712,258turbocharger0 
242995   Jack Brabham Repco-Brabham   (Jack Brabham)Brabham / Repco5811,725oil leak0 
253057   Carl Williams STP Gas TreatmentGerhardt / Offy5011,809clutch0 
26 98   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy3511,541piston0 
272762   George Follmer Retzloff Chemical   (George Follmer)Cheetah / Ford2611,994waste gate0 
28 738   Jim McElreath Adams Airplanes   (Jack Adams)Hawk / Offy2411,768engine fire0 
291736   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy2410,963oil tank0 
301645   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Offy1610,929piston0 
311240   Art Pollard STP Oil TreatmentLotus / Offy710,816torque gear0 
322698   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed   (J.C. Agajanian)Mongoose / Offy111,974connecting rod0 
332816   Bruce Walkup Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy011,353gearbox0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rick Muther26Bulldog Stables
Jim Hurtubise56Pepsi / Frito-Lay
Max Dudley61Dudley Trucking
Dennis Zimmerman68Bulldog Stables
Graham Hill70STP Oil Treatment
Bobby Grim71, 94Jack Adams, Valvoline Motor Oil
Roger West75Marathon
Bob Veith79Bardahl
Jochen Rindt80STP Oil Treatment
George Benson89Maxon
Sam Posey94Valvoline Motor Oil
Charlie Glotzbach52Wynn's
Cy Fairchild51Minnesota Serendipity
Les Scott50, 89Navarro Engineering, Maxon
Al Miller72, 96Jack Adams, City of Seattle
Mario Andretti2STP Gas Treatment
Jigger Sirois14Quaker State Oil
Jerry Grant17, 78, 96Bryant Heating, Friedkin & Green, Eisert
Art Pollard20STP Oil Treatment
LeeRoy Yarbrough27Jim Robbins
George Follmer28George Follmer
Bobby Johns31, 35Federal Engineering
Dave Strickland34Speedy's Broasted Chicken
Dee Jones37National Boat Lift
Bud Tingelstad96Eisert

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti155
  A.J. Foyt65146
  Wally Dallenbach52587
  A.J. Foyt597820
  Lloyd Ruby79868
  Mario Andretti8710216
  Lloyd Ruby1031053
  Mario Andretti10620095