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1985 Indianapolis 500


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CART race number 2 of 15
Sunday, May 26, 1985 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:06
Average Speed: 152.982 mph
Pole Speed: 212.583 mph
Cautions: 8 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.477 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1985 CART results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
33 16   Pancho Carter Valvoline / Buick Hawk   (Rick Galles)March / Buick6121,532oil pump01
30 237   Scott Brayton Hardee's   (Lee Brayton)March / Buick1986,862turbocharger1 
27 310   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth8483,462turbocharger14 
2 43   Mario Andretti Beatrice   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth200290,362running10717
13 540   Emerson Fittipaldi 7-Eleven   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth18878,162fuel line11 
24 620   Don Whittington STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth9760,682engine0 
4 711   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth199102,532running012
1 85   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth200517,662running6720
19 97   Geoff Brabham Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth13066,870engine0 
21101   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth12267,332throttle link0 
251130   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth9160,132oil pressure0 
141212   Bill Whittington Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth18369,332crash0 
20132   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Chevrolet12363,162crash0 
261422   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth8664,832oil pressure0 
81599   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth19676,812running05
3169   Roberto Guerrero Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth200157,112running014
171725   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth14164,912engine0 
311855   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth1559,082engine0 
101933   Howdy Holmes Forsythe Racing   (Gerry Forsythe)Lola / Cosworth19488,088running03
72061   Arie Luyendyk Dutch Treats   (Provimi Racing)Lola / Cosworth19899,232running06
282114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth6253,862wing0 
92298   Ed Pimm Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Chevrolet19579,462running04
182323   Raul Boesel Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth13483,632radiator0 
152443   John Paul, Jr. Satellite Technology   (AMI Racing)March / Cosworth16468,562crash0 
222584   Chip Ganassi Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth12157,832fuel line0 
52676   Johnny Parsons Canadian TireMarch / Cosworth19898,862running010
162734   Jim Crawford Canadian Tire   (Herb Wysard)Lola / Cosworth14272,382electrical0 
322844   George Snider Foyt Chevrolet   (A.J. Foyt)March / Chevrolet1353,262engine0 
292997   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Lola / Cosworth3163,612wheel bearing0 
63021   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth198119,582running08
123129   Derek Daly Kapsreiter Beer   (Tom Hess)Lola / Cosworth18977,962running01
113218   Kevin Cogan Kraco / Wolff Systems   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth19173,662running02
233360   Rich Vogler Kentucky Fried Chicken   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth11971,182crash0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11414  
15184   #44 blew engine 
19213  
22287   #37 stopped on track 
297345  
74774   #29 stopped on track 
7811942  
1201212   #5 spun turn 1 
1221232  
12413310   #2,60 accident turn 1 
13414512  
1461494   #25 stopped on track 
15016920  
1701756   #43 accident turn 2 
17619217  
1931964   #12 accident turn 3 
1972004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.5%             Average green flag run: 17.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Rahal11414
  Scott Brayton15151
  Mario Andretti164833
  Emerson Fittipaldi49513
  Danny Sullivan52576
  Mario Andretti587316
  Emerson Fittipaldi74741
  Mario Andretti7510430
  Emerson Fittipaldi1051095
  Mario Andretti11011910
  Emerson Fittipaldi1201212
  Mario Andretti12213918
  Danny Sullivan14020061

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 39    
2   Danny Sullivan 34   -5  
3   Al Unser 22   -17  
4   Emerson Fittipaldi 16   -23  
5   Roberto Guerrero 14   -25  
6   Jim Crawford 12   -27  
7   Johnny Rutherford 11   -28  
8   Johnny Parsons 10   -29  
9   Geoff Brabham 8   -31  
10   Arie Luyendyk 6   -33  
11   Jacques Villeneuve 6   -33  
12   Michael Andretti 5   -34  
13   Ed Pimm 5   -34  
14   Tom Sneva 5   -34  
15   Al Unser, Jr. 4   -35  
16   Howdy Holmes 3   -36  
17   Scott Brayton 2   -37  
18   Kevin Cogan 2   -37  
19   Pancho Carter 1   -38  
20   Derek Daly 1   -38