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1973 Texas 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 15 of 16
Saturday, October 6, 1973 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:05:58
Average Speed: 181.91 mph
Pole Speed: 214.158 mph
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1973 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1145   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy10017,884running14400
2 37   Johnny Rutherford Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy10010,312running50320
3 255   Lee Kunzman Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy1005,664running5280
4 518   Lloyd Ruby Commander Motor Homes   (Commander Racing Team)Eagle / Offy994,048running0240
51797   Johnny Parsons Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy993,290running0200
7 420   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy983,132running0120
6 940   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Eagle / Offy982,961running0160
8 824   Steve Krisiloff Tecumseh Community Mutual Fund   (Grant King)King / Offy972,468running0100
91819   Mel Kenyon Atlanta Falcons   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Foyt962,303running080
10 614   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt952,138running060
11156   Mike Hiss Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy921,974tire040
122661   Lee Brayton Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamEagle / Offy911,810running020
131953   Eldon Rasmussen Eldon RasmussenRascar / Foyt801,645running0 
142059   Larry Cannon PEP Gas Treatment   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy711,480engine0 
15248   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy681,316piston12 
19131   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy311,158engine0 
16104   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy601,152piston0 
17 111   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy39987valve19 
18 73   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy38822overheating0 
252323   Rick Muther Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Chevy5658oil leak0 
242263   Larry McCoy Eastern Racing AssociatesAtlanta / Offy7658stalled0 
231198   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy7658stalled0 
222594   Bentley Warren Two Jacks Flyer   (Tassi Vatis)Finley-Eagle / Offy17658oil leak0 
211260   Dick Simon STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Eagle / Foyt21658gearbox0 
20162   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy29658engine0 
262199   Bill Simpson Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Eagle / Offy0658ignition0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12154   #98 stalled turn 4 
168873  
89924   #59 engine 
93942  
95984   #6 spun turn 2 
991002  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 22.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford11515
  Mario Andretti163419
  Johnny Rutherford35373
  Bobby Unser38436
  Johnny Rutherford446017
  Bobby Unser61666
  Lee Kunzman67715
  Gary Bettenhausen72743
  Johnny Rutherford758915
  Gary Bettenhausen9010011