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1979 Lubrilon Grand Prix


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 7
Sunday, July 29, 1979 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:13:39
Average Speed: 162.934 mph
Pole Speed: 191.678 mph
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1979 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth10014,040running68400
2 243   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth1008,530running32320
11 380   Larry Dickson R.P. Racing   (Russ Polak)Penske / Cosworth322,045fuel vent040
5 446   Gary Bettenhausen Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS983,375running0200
3 524   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy995,930running0280
9 626   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy812,330turbocharger080
14 738   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (Jerry Karl)McLaren / Offy161,760piston010
4 844   Roger McCluskey Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth994,040running0240
15 966   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Eagle / Cosworth151,665valve010
71017   Dick Simon KIKK Radio   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy932,710running0120
61122   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy972,900running0160
131286   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Precision Metal   (Robert LaWarre)McLaren / Offy181,855fuel pickup010
121381   Jerry Sneva Shade Tree Racing   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy281,950oil cooler020
81423   Phil Threshie McElreath Racing   (Shirley McElreath)Eagle / Cosworth902,520running0100
161529   Cliff Hucul Hucul Racing   (Emil Hucul)McLaren / Offy11,608piston010
101693   Dana Carter Shade Tree Racing   (Raymond Reimer)Marathon / Cosworth422,640suspension060

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13535  
36383   #86 stalled turn 3 
39424  
43475   debris 
4810053  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 30.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt13131
  Tom Bigelow32343
  A.J. Foyt35417
  Tom Bigelow427029
  A.J. Foyt7110030