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1977 Texas Grand Prix


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 14
Saturday, April 2, 1977 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:16:05
Average Speed: 157.711 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 5 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 88   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth10012,989running7400
2 321   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth1009,079running6320
31140   Wally Dallenbach Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1006,489running11280
4 12   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth996,389running0240
5 95   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy984,509running0200
61222   Todd Gibson Routh Meat Packing   (Richard Routh)Eagle / Offy954,229running0160
71726   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy953,939running0120
81819   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy943,849running0100
9 220   Gordon Johncock Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS914,059radiator1980
101923   Gary Irvin Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy913,369running060
11 448   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy823,274engine1140
12 624   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy723,179valve020
131025   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth643,084crash0 
14 514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt582,989radiator46 
151690   Rick Mears Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy252,894lost wheel0 
161385   Vern Schuppan Wildcat Racing   (Frank Curtis)Wildcat / Offy212,837transmission0 
17 711   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy202,799piston0 
181680   Larry Dickson WKYG Radio   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy202,761piston0 
191529   Cliff Hucul Hunter Racing   (Hucul-Hunter-Arndt)McLaren / Offy42,723engine0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12828  
29324   #90 lost wheel 
335927  
60656   #14 radiator 
65739   #10 accident frontstretch 
74763  
77804   #24 engine 
819212  
93964   #20 radiator 
971004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.0%             Average green flag run: 14.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gordon Johncock111
  A.J. Foyt23130
  Wally Dallenbach32321
  A.J. Foyt334412
  Pancho Carter45451
  A.J. Foyt46494
  Pancho Carter505910
  Tom Sneva60601
  Wally Dallenbach617010
  Gordon Johncock718818
  Al Unser89924
  Tom Sneva93953
  Al Unser96972
  Tom Sneva981003