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1976 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 13
Sunday, May 30, 1976 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:42:52
Average Speed: 148.725 mph
Pole Speed: 188.957 mph
Cautions: 1 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 15.36 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1976 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 12   Johnny Rutherford Hy-Gain   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy102247,829running481000
2 514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt10299,725running29800
3 220   Gordon Johncock Sinmast / Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Bignotti10265,580running18700
4 740   Wally Dallenbach Sinmast / Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Bignotti10136,806running3600
5 648   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Earle Jorgensen)Eagle / Offy10132,549running3500
6 368   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy10129,916running1400
8196   Mario Andretti CAM2 Motor Oil   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy10127,437running0250
7 421   Al Unser American Racing Wheels / Vel's   (Parnelli Jones)Parnelli / Cosworth10126,475running0300
10123   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy10023,197running0150
92277   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy10022,906running0200
113051   Lloyd Ruby Fairco Drugs   (Mike Devin)Eagle / Offy10022,277running0100
121493   Johnny Parsons Ayr-Way / WIRE   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy9820,484running050
151112   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy9820,311running0 
132723   George Snider Hubler Chevrolet   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy9820,017running0 
143224   Tom Bigelow Leader Card Racers   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy9819,523running0 
16338   Jan Opperman Routh Meat Packing   (Richard Routh)Eagle / Offy9718,326running0 
18179   Vern Schuppan Jorgensen Steel   (Earle Jorgensen)Eagle / Offy9718,035running0 
171069   Larry Cannon American Financial   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy9717,467running0 
232128   Bill Scott Spirit of Public Enterprise   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / Offy9617,381running0 
211598   John Martin Genesee Beer   (Agajanian-Hammond-King)Dragon / Offy9616,702running0 
192997   Sheldon Kinser The Bottom Half   (Agajanian-King)Dragon / Offy9716,630running0 
202896   Bob Harkey McIntire Ford-Chevy   (Agajanian-Purcell-King)King / Offy9716,253running0 
221883   Bill Puterbaugh McNamara Motor Express   (Lee Elkins)Eagle / Offy9615,578running0 
321617   Dick Simon Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy115,524rod0 
242392   Steve Krisiloff 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy9515,311running0 
28 845   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy5215,202waste gate0 
272073   Jerry Grant California-Oklahoma   (Fred Carrillo)Eagle / AMC9115,164running0 
30137   Roger McCluskey Lindsey HopkinsLightning / Offy815,059crash0 
252486   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy9514,969running0 
31 95   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Eagle / Offy214,879rod0 
293133   David Hobbs Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1014,867water leak0 
262663   Larry McCoy Shurfine Foods / Spirit of America   (James Bidwell)Atlanta / Offy9114,553running0 
332519   Spike Gehlhausen Spirit of Indiana   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy013,797oil pressure0 
* Race shortened to 102 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Hiss11Hopkins
Tom Bigelow24Leader Card
Bill Simpson38Nikon
Jan Opperman42Spirit of Truth
Billy Engelhart44Lan Hairpiece
Ed Miller46Thermo King
Jim Hurtubise56Moran Electric
Eldon Rasmussen58Anacomp
Mel Kenyon61Dave McIntire
Larry Dickson65S & M Electric
Lee Kunzman65S & M Electric
Ed Crombie67Crombie
Jim McElreath73, 65Webster Racing, S & M Electric
Bobby Olivero78Alex Foods
John Mahler91Spirit of Indiana
Rick Muther99Joe Hunt Magneto

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford133
  A.J. Foyt41310
  Pancho Carter14163
  Wally Dallenbach17193
  Gordon Johncock203718
  Tom Sneva38381
  Johnny Rutherford396022
  A.J. Foyt617919
  Johnny Rutherford8010223

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Johnny Rutherford 1400    
2   Gordon Johncock 1230   -170  
3   Pancho Carter 860   -540  
4   A.J. Foyt 800   -600  
5   Wally Dallenbach 760   -640  
6   Tom Sneva 680   -720  
7   Al Unser 480   -920  
8   Bobby Unser 450   -950  
9   Johnny Parsons 410   -990  
10   Mike Mosley 350   -1050  
11   Salt Walther 340   -1060  
12   Mario Andretti 250   -1150  
13   Al Loquasto 135   -1265  
14   John Martin 130   -1270  
15   Lloyd Ruby 100   -1300  
16   Dick Simon 90   -1310  
17   Jim McElreath 45   -1355  
18   Tom Frantz 40   -1360  
19   Ken Nichols 20   -1380  
20   Spike Gehlhausen 15   -1385