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1997 True Value 200


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Indy Racing League race number 1 of 10
Sunday, August 18, 1996 at New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH
200 laps on a 1.058 mile paved track (211.6 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:58
Average Speed: 130.934 mph
Pole Speed: 175.367 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 20.4 sec
Attendance: 24,000
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1121   Scott Sharp Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)L/F/G200118,000running1835
4 910   Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)R/F/F19964,500running031
21012   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Bradley Motorsports   (Brad Calkins)R/F/F20087,250running033
51714   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)L/F/G19655,000running030
172215   Dave Kudrave Tempero-Giuffre Racing   (Tempero-Giuffre Racing)L/B/G11814,000clutch018
101118   John Paul, Jr. V-Line / Earl's Performance Products   (Paul Diatlovich)L/M/G19046,250running025
12 72   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)L/M/F18241,000electrical16524
61821   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)R/F/G19657,000running029
81422   Stephan Gregoire Scandia / Perry Ellis   (Andy Evans)L/F/G19245,250running027
231927   Jim Guthrie Elek-Tek   (Blueprint Racing)L/M/F032,000crash012
111628   Tyce Carlson Earl's Performance Products / Harrah's   (Paul Diatlovich)L/M/G18756,500running024
20 53   Mark Dismore Quaker State / Menards   (John Menard)L/M/F4333,000clutch015
162030   Stan Wattles Spirit of San Antonio   (Dennis McCormack)L/F/G16337,000fuel pressure019
3 233   Michele Alboreto Scandia / Rio Hotel & Casino / Perry Ellis   (Andy Evans)R/F/G20081,750running032
14 14   Richie Hearn Ralph's Food 4 Less / Fuji Film   (Della Penna Motorsports)R/F/G16661,000engine623
71540   Marco Greco Scandia / Intl. Sports Ltd. / Perry Ellis   (Team Scandia / Ariz. Msprts.)L/F/G19649,250running028
13 35   Arie Luyendyk Mi-Jack Products / Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Fred Treadway)R/F/F17040,000running1122
15 851   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)L/M/G16638,000running020
221354   Robbie Buhl Firestone / Original Coors   (Greg Beck)L/F/F032,000crash013
9 67   Eliseo Salazar Cristal / Copec / Mobil / Scandia / Xcel   (Andy Evans)L/F/G19044,250running026
18239   Brad Murphey Hemelgarn Racing   (Ron Hemelgarn)R/F/F7915,000handling017
19 491   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet   (Ron Hemelgarn)R/F/F6634,000crash016
212196   Joe Gosek Manaras / United Airlines   (ABF Motorsports)L/B/G3010,000crash014
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force; L - Lola; R - Reynard
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; B - Buick; F - Ford Cosworth XB; I - Nissan Infiniti; M - Menard V6
  Tires: F - Firestone; G - Goodyear

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Johnny Unser64Ruger TitaniumProject Indy
Jon Field25Tempero-Giuffre Racing
Johnny O'Connell75Mechanics LaundryTreadway Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
111  
265   #27,54 accident frontstretch 
73428  
35406   #96 accident frontstretch 
416727  
687710   #91,2 accident turn 4 
7812245  
1231264   rain 
12720074  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 35.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Richie Hearn166
  Arie Luyendyk7137
  Tony Stewart143724
  Arie Luyendyk38414
  Tony Stewart42182141
  Scott Sharp18320018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Scott Sharp 35    
2   Buzz Calkins 33   -2  
3   Michele Alboreto 32   -3  
4   Mike Groff 31   -4  
5   Davey Hamilton 30   -5  
6   Roberto Guerrero 29   -6  
7   Marco Greco 28   -7  
8   Stephan Gregoire 27   -8  
9   Eliseo Salazar 26   -9  
10   John Paul, Jr. 25   -10  
11   Tyce Carlson 24   -11  
12   Tony Stewart 24   -11  
13   Richie Hearn 23   -12  
14   Arie Luyendyk 22   -13  
15   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 20   -15  
16   Stan Wattles 19   -16  
17   Dave Kudrave 18   -17  
18   Brad Murphey 17   -18  
19   Buddy Lazier 16   -19  
20   Mark Dismore 15   -20