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1977 Texas Grand Prix


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 14
Saturday, April 2, 1977 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:16:05
Average Speed: 157.711 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 5 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 88   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth10012,989running7400
2 321   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth1009,079running6320
31140   Wally Dallenbach Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1006,489running11280
4 12   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth996,389running0240
5 95   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy984,509running0200
61222   Todd Gibson Routh Meat Packing   (Richard Routh)Eagle / Offy954,229running0160
71726   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy953,939running0120
81819   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy943,849running0100
9 220   Gordon Johncock Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS914,059radiator1980
101923   Gary Irvin Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy913,369running060
11 448   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy823,274engine1140
12 624   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy723,179valve020
131025   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth643,084crash0 
14 514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt582,989radiator46 
151690   Rick Mears Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy252,894lost wheel0 
161385   Vern Schuppan Wildcat Racing   (Frank Curtis)Wildcat / Offy212,837transmission0 
17 711   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy202,799piston0 
181680   Larry Dickson WKYG Radio   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy202,761piston0 
191529   Cliff Hucul Hunter Racing   (Hucul-Hunter-Arndt)McLaren / Offy42,723engine0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12828  
29324   #90 lost wheel 
335927  
60656   #14 radiator 
65739   #10 accident frontstretch 
74763  
77804   #24 engine 
819212  
93964   #20 radiator 
971004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.0%             Average green flag run: 14.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gordon Johncock111
  A.J. Foyt23130
  Wally Dallenbach32321
  A.J. Foyt334412
  Pancho Carter45451
  A.J. Foyt46494
  Pancho Carter505910
  Tom Sneva60601
  Wally Dallenbach617010
  Gordon Johncock718818
  Al Unser89924
  Tom Sneva93953
  Al Unser96972
  Tom Sneva981003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 700    
2   A.J. Foyt 640   -60  
3   Johnny Rutherford 540   -160  
4   Tom Bigelow 440   -260  
5   Tom Sneva 400   -300  
6   Wally Dallenbach 325   -375  
7   Pancho Carter 320   -380  
8   Mike Mosley 320   -380  
9   Gordon Johncock 295   -405  
10   Danny Ongais 270   -430  
11   Dick Simon 250   -450  
12   Roger McCluskey 210   -490  
13   Todd Gibson 200   -500  
14   Vern Schuppan 175   -525  
15   Jim McElreath 120   -580  
16   Spike Gehlhausen 100   -600  
17   Gary Bettenhausen 90   -610  
18   Bill Simpson 80   -620  
19   Gary Irvin 60   -640  
20   Cliff Hucul 20   -680