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1966 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 16
Monday, May 30, 1966 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:53
Average Speed: 144.317 mph
Pole Speed: 165.899 mph
Cautions: 6
Margin of Victory: 41.13 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1966 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1966 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
18 11   Mario Andretti Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Hawk / Ford2725,120valve16 
82811   Bobby Unser Vita-Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)Huffaker / Offy17116,562running0250
20 812   Chuck Hulse Wynn's   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Ford2210,463crash0 
11 514   Lloyd Ruby Bardahl Eagle   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Ford16624,926cam stud68100
122318   Al Unser STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lotus / Ford16114,965crash050
2 219   Jimmy Clark STP Gas Treatment   (Team Lotus)Lotus / Ford20076,992running66800
26182   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Lotus / Ford010,887crash0 
212722   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy1610,470radiator0 
11524   Graham Hill American Red Ball   (John Mecom)Lola / Ford200156,297running101000
151326   Rodger Ward Bryant Heating & Cooling   (John Mecom)Lola / Offy7411,857handling0 
241227   Billy Foster Jim RobbinsVollstedt / Ford09,554crash0 
221428   Johnny Boyd Prestone   (George Bryant)BRP / Ford59,896crash0 
3 73   Jim McElreath John ZinkMoore / Ford20042,586running0700
271931   Dan Gurney All American Racers   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Ford09,806crash0 
323234   Larry Dickson Michner Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Lola / Ford09,933crash0 
292637   Arnie Knepper Sam LiosiCecil / Ford09,301crash0 
313139   Bobby Grim Racing AssociatesWatson / Offy08,720crash0 
23 94   Don Branson Bob WilkeGerhardt / Ford09,791crash0 
61143   Jackie Stewart Bowes Seal-Fast   (John Mecom)Lola / Ford19025,767oil pressure40400
251653   Gary Congdon Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Huffaker / Offy09,386crash0 
72954   Eddie Johnson Valvoline II   (Tassi Vatis)Huffaker / Offy17517,615stalled0300
172256   Jim Hurtubise Fred GerhardtGerhardt / Offy2911,604oil line0 
9206   Joe Leonard Yamaha   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Ford17015,822engine0200
282466   Cale Yarborough Jim RobbinsVollstedt / Ford09,794crash0 
4 672   Gordon Johncock Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Gerhardt / Ford20026,381running0600
303075   Al Miller Jerry Alderman Ford   (Jerry Alderman)Lotus / Ford08,876crash0 
162577   Carl Williams Dayton Steel Wheel   (George Walther)Gerhardt / Ford3812,171oil line0 
13218   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Ford12913,123oil line0 
19 382   George Snider Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Lotus / Ford2212,075crash0 
101088   Jerry Grant Bardahl / Pacesetter Homes   (John Klug)Eagle / Ford16715,055running0150
51794   Mel Kenyon Fred GerhardtGerhardt / Offy19821,987running0500
333396   Ronnie Duman J. Frank HarrisonEisert / Ford09,564crash0 
14 498   Parnelli Jones REV 500   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy8713,462wheel bearing0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
A.J. Foyt2Sheraton-Thompson
Chuck Stevenson11Vita Fresh Orange Juice
Greg Weld15, 76STP Oil Treatment, Pure Firebird
Ronnie Duman17Jim Robbins
Art Malone32Wally Weir
Bob Hurt36Viking Racing
Sammy Sessions38Federal Engineering
Bobby Johns41Prestone
Art Pollard44Heger & Compton
Dempsey Wilson51Prather
Masten Gregory63, 78MG Liquid Suspension, G.C. Murphy
Bob Wente65, 85Travelon Trailer, Caves Buick
Bob Veith67MG Liquid Suspension
Ronnie Bucknum68Western Racing Associates
Bruce Jacobi68Western Racing Associates
LeeRoy Yarbrough76Pure Firebird
Bob Harkey85Caves Buick
Red Riegel87California Speed Shop
Chuck Rodee92Leader Card
Bob Mathouser96Harrison
Dick Atkins97REV 500Agajanian
Bill Cheesbourg99Jack Adams

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti11616
  Jimmy Clark176448
  Lloyd Ruby657511
  Jimmy Clark768611
  Lloyd Ruby8713246
  Jimmy Clark1331397
  Lloyd Ruby14015011
  Jackie Stewart15119040
  Graham Hill19120010