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1977 Norton 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 9 of 14
Sunday, July 17, 1977 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:20:27
Average Speed: 149.152 mph
Pole Speed: 200.278 mph
Cautions: 5 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
111124   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy812,379connecting rod640
171898   Gary Bettenhausen Agajanian   (Grant King)King / Offy411,578half shaft0 
152022   Todd Gibson Baja Boats   (Richard Routh)Eagle / Offy671,738overheating0 
1 425   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth10018,673running24400
2 520   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS10012,285running8320
3 22   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth1007,358running50280
4 18   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1006,205running1240
51480   Larry Dickson WKYG Radio   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy974,563running0200
61238   Rick Mears Theodore Racing   (Teddy Yip)McLaren / Offy963,822running0160
71790   Steve Krisiloff Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy953,502running0120
92219   Spike Gehlhausen Hubler Chevrolet   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy922,860running080
8 640   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS943,181spun out0100
21 86   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire / Clayton   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Offy31,353steering0 
141997   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Genesee Beer   (Grant King)King / Offy691,899suspension0 
10 748   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy892,540transmission060
16 321   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth471,642transmission11 
12 973   Jim McElreath Carillo Rods   (Fred Carrillo)Eagle / AMC772,219turbocharger020
132144   Phil Threshie Don Kay   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt692,059turbocharger0 
181393   Johnny Parsons Tassi VatisEagle / Offy341,514turbocharger0 
201011   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy51,386upright0 
221627   Bob Harkey Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Lightning / Offy11,321upright0 
191517   Dick Simon Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy61,450water hose0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Mosley5Sugaripe Prune
A.J. Foyt14Gilmore Racing
George Snider18Longhorn Racing
Joe Saldana23Thermo King
Jerry Sneva36Bidwell
John Mahler42Mergard Racing
Jerry Grant69Hoffman Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177  
8136   #17 engine 
142411  
25317   #44 stalled on track 
32409  
415010   #98 stalled on track 
516111  
62654   debris 
669530  
96994   #40 spun 
1001001  
  Percent of race run under caution: 31.0%             Average green flag run: 11.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford11212
  Danny Ongais13219
  Al Unser22265
  Tom Bigelow27315
  Al Unser32376
  Johnny Rutherford38425
  Tom Bigelow43431
  Johnny Rutherford446320
  Gordon Johncock64718
  Danny Ongais72787
  Johnny Rutherford799113
  Tom Sneva92921
  Danny Ongais931008