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1978 Coors 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 18
Saturday, April 15, 1978 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:09:08
Average Speed: 173.594 mph
Pole Speed: 211.889 mph
Cautions: 1 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth10017,843running56400
2 41   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth10010,909running0320
3 820   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS997,819running20280
4 76   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth995,813running0240
5 27   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth985,652running23200
17 314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt384,873steering18
61926   Jim McElreath Jim McElreathEagle / Offy954,690running0160
71677   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / DGS934,359running0120
101722   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy904,166running060
81240   Steve Krisiloff Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS934,128running0100
13 648   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Lightning / Cosworth813,919transmission010
91578   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy913,897running080
121343   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS903,635out of fuel020
11 916   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy903,550suspension040
19 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth183,480crash08
141180   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Cosworth793,204fuel pump010
151824   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy633,089hub010
201074   Roger McCluskey National Engineering   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / AMC133,034vibration08
162119   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy483,019suspension010
18148   Vern Schuppan Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth282,927header08
212087   Jerry Karl Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy102,811valve06

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19268   #4 accident turn 4 
2710074  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 46.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti111
  Danny Ongais221
  A.J. Foyt331
  Gordon Johncock474
  Mario Andretti81912
  Gordon Johncock203213
  Mario Andretti334210
  Gordon Johncock43453
  Danny Ongais4610055