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1988 Indianapolis 500


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CART race number 3 of 15
Sunday, May 29, 1988 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:10
Average Speed: 144.809 mph
Pole Speed: 219.198 mph
Cautions: 14 for 68 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.072 sec
Attendance: 400,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1988 CART results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 15   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet200804,853running8921
23 29   Danny Sullivan Miller High Life   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet101214,378crash911
3 31   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet199228,403running1214
20 46   Mario Andretti Amoco / Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevrolet118130,828electrical0 
13 53   Al Unser, Jr. Valvoline / Stroh's   (Rick Galles)March / Chevrolet180117,753running0 
10 67   Arie Luyendyk Provimi Veal   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth196123,028running03
31 791   Scott Brayton Amway Products   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Buick096,078crash0 
2 820   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)March / Chevrolet200335,103running016
29 910   Derek Daly Raynor Garage Doors   (Raynor Motorsports)Lola / Cosworth1897,503transmission0 
41018   Michael Andretti Kraco Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth199192,753running012
151124   Randy Lewis Toshiba / Oracle   (Leader Card)Lola / Cosworth175115,478running0 
32122   Roberto Guerrero STP / Dianetics   (Vince Granatelli)Lola / Cosworth0100,828crash0 
111311   Kevin Cogan Schaefer / Playboy Fashions   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth195141,078running02
271481   Tom Sneva Pizza Hut / WRTV-6   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Judd3297,328crash0 
81597   Phil Krueger CNC Systems   (R. Kent Baker)March / Cosworth196131,053running05
91622   Dick Simon Uniden / Soundesign   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth196127,428running04
28178   Teo Fabi Quaker State   (Porsche Motorsports)March / Porsche30101,878lost wheel0 
61815   Jim Crawford MAC Tools   (King Protofab Racing)Lola / Buick198170,503running88
5194   Bobby Rahal Budweiser / Red Roof Inns   (Truesports)Lola / Judd199151,453running010
72030   Raul Boesel Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth198148,403running06
182192   Dominic Dobson Moore Industries   (Raynor Motorsports)Lola / Cosworth145107,753coolant leak0 
262214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Cosworth5498,853crash0 
142356   Billy Vukovich III Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)March / Cosworth179125,603running0 
332416   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Scot Lad Foods   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Lola / Cosworth095,753crash0 
192523   Tero Palmroth Neste Oil / Editor   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth144103,728engine0 
242635   Steve Chassey Gary Trout Motorsports   (Gary Trout)March / Cosworth7399,128crash0 
212798   John Andretti Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)Lola / Cosworth114106,703engine0 
162848   Rocky Moran Greer-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth159107,228engine0 
302984   Stan Fox Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Chevrolet2113,703halfshaft0 
223017   Johnny Rutherford MAC Tools   (King Protofab Racing)Lola / Buick107102,303crash0 
253171   Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. Mackenzie Financial   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Cosworth59100,253crash0 
173229   Rich Vogler Byrd's / Pepsi / Bryant Heating   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth159106,053crash0 
123321   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth192123,728running01

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155   #2,16,91 accident turn 2 
63328  
34396   #81 accident turn 4 
405718  
58636   #14 accident turn 2 
64707   #71 accident turn 4 
718111  
82887   #35 accident turn 4 
89924  
93953   debris 
961016  
1021065   #9 accident turn 1 
1071082  
1091113   dead rabbit on track 
1121165  
1171204   #17 accident turn 1 
12113919  
1401456   #6 stopped on track 
14615914  
1601634   #23 stopped on track 
1641663  
1671704   #48 blown engine 
1711744  
1751795   #29 accident turn 3 
18019718  
1982003   debris 
  Percent of race run under caution: 34.0%             Average green flag run: 11.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Sullivan13030
  Al Unser31333
  Danny Sullivan349461
  Jim Crawford951017
  Rick Mears1021032
  Jim Crawford1041041
  Al Unser1051128
  Rick Mears1131219
  Al Unser1221221
  Rick Mears12320078

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Andretti 32    
2   Raul Boesel 28   -4  
3   Rick Mears 27   -5  
4   Bobby Rahal 26   -6  
5   Kevin Cogan 21   -11  
6   Mario Andretti 21   -11  
7   Al Unser, Jr. 21   -11  
8   Roberto Guerrero 16   -16  
9   Emerson Fittipaldi 16   -16  
10   Al Unser 14   -18  
11   A.J. Foyt 14   -18  
12   Arie Luyendyk 10   -22  
13   Derek Daly 10   -22  
14   Jim Crawford 8   -24  
15   Rocky Moran 8   -24  
16   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 8   -24  
17   Teo Fabi 6   -26  
18   Phil Krueger 5   -27  
19   Scott Atchison 5   -27  
20   Howdy Holmes 4   -28