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1996 Dura-Lube 200


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Indy Racing League race number 2 of 3
Sunday, March 24, 1996 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:42:14
Average Speed: 117.368 mph
Pole Speed: 183.599 mph
Cautions: 4 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 8.896 sec
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1996 Indy Racing League results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 15   Arie Luyendyk Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Treadway Racing)R/F/F200132,000running12235
4 24   Richie Hearn Ralph's Food 4 Less / Fujifilm   (Della Penna Motorsports)R/F/G19872,500running731
16 321   Roberto Guerrero Newscast / WavePhore   (Pagan Racing)R/F/G8937,000cv joint019
11 420   Tony Stewart Menards / Glidden / Quaker State   (John Menard)L/M/F16542,000electrical1124
18 52   Scott Brayton Glidden / Greentree Special   (John Menard)L/M/F7035,000crash017
2 611   Scott Sharp Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)L/F/G20086,250running4033
3 741   Mike Groff A.J. Foyt Enterprises   (A.J. Foyt)L/F/G19971,250running032
6 812   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Total Petroleum / MBNA   (Brad Calkins)R/F/F19349,500running029
17 914   Davey Hamilton Copenhagen Racing   (A.J. Foyt)L/F/G7736,000electrical018
51075   Johnny O'Connell Ultimate Energy / Optima Batteries / MBNA   (Cunningham Racing)R/F/F19752,500running030
131145   Robbie Buhl Zunne Group Racing   (Greg Beck)L/F/F14840,000exhaust2022
7129   Stephan Gregoire Hemelgarn Racing   (Ron Hemelgarn)R/F/F19047,750running028
141318   John Paul, Jr. V-Line / Menards   (Paul Diatlovich)L/M/G11639,000turbo021
201422   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Scandia / Canels / Quaker State   (Andy Evans)L/F/G3133,000crash015
19157   Fermin Velez Team Scandia / Cristal / Copec / Mobil 1   (Andy Evans)L/F/G3234,000crash016
221696   Paul Durant A.B.F. Motorsports L.L.C.   (ABF Motorsports)L/B/G110,000nose cone013
121716   Johnny Parsons Linkite / Firestone   (Blueprint Racing)L/M/F14941,000fuel pump023
151827   Jim Guthrie McDonald's / Firestone   (Blueprint Racing)L/M/F11538,000crash020
91964   Johnny Unser Project Indy / Ruger Titanium   (Andreas Leberle)R/F/G18544,250running026
102015   Dave Kudrave D.A.R.E   (Tempero-Giuffre Racing)L/B/G16845,250out of fuel025
82133   Michele Alboreto Team Scandia / Alta Natural Spring Water   (Andy Evans)L/F/G18749,250running027
212290   Lyn St. James Team Scandia / Lifetime / Perry Ellis   (Andy Evans)R/F/G1110,000electrical014
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: L - Lola; R - Reynard
  Engine: B - Buick; F - Ford Cosworth XB; I - Mercedes Ilmor; M - Menard V6
  Tires: F - Firestone; G - Goodyear

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Cheever, Jr.3Quaker StateTeam Menard
Stan Wattles17Leigh Miller RacingLeigh Miller
Dan Drinan36Blueprint RacingLoop Hole Racing
Buddy Lazier91Delta FaucetRon Hemelgarn

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
375   #12 spun turn 2 
83225  
334715   #22,21,7 accident turns 3/4 
487124  
72809   #2 accident turn 4 
8112747  
1281358   #27 accident turn 3 
13620065  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.5%             Average green flag run: 32.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Arie Luyendyk12424
  Tony Stewart253511
  Richie Hearn36427
  Scott Sharp437432
  Arie Luyendyk7510228
  Robbie Buhl10311715
  Arie Luyendyk1181203
  Scott Sharp1211288
  Robbie Buhl1291335
  Arie Luyendyk13420067

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Buzz Calkins 64    
2   Mike Groff 61   -3  
3   Michele Alboreto 59   -5  
4   Johnny O'Connell 58   -6  
5   Scott Sharp 57   -7  
6   Tony Stewart 57   -7  
7   Arie Luyendyk 56   -8  
8   Robbie Buhl 54   -10  
9   Roberto Guerrero 49   -15  
10   John Paul, Jr. 47   -17  
11   Stephan Gregoire 47   -17  
12   Richie Hearn 47   -17  
13   Davey Hamilton 41   -23  
14   Lyn St. James 41   -23  
15   Johnny Parsons 40   -24  
16   Dave Kudrave 40   -24  
17   Scott Brayton 37   -27  
18   Johnny Unser 26   -38  
19   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 25   -39  
20   Stan Wattles 22   -42