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1978 Miller High Life Bobby Ball Memorial 150


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 18 of 18
Saturday, October 28, 1978 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:14:24
Average Speed: 120.974 mph
Pole Speed: 145.513 mph
Cautions: 2 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
4 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth1507,695running72180
1 34   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth15012,682running67300
2 614   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / American Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth1508,219running11240
3 920   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1505,138running0210
5102   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth1504,857running0150
6116   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth1483,219running0120
7 57   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1483,401running090
81240   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1482,682running075
9 48   Pancho Carter Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth1472,763running060
101478   Mike Mosley Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1452,645running045
11 748   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth1442,985fuel pickup030
122026   Jim McElreath Circle City Coal   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy1442,426running015
132211   Roger McCluskey National Auto Engineering   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / AMC1432,466running08
141722   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1382,707running08
152175   Todd Gibson Gibson Racing   (Todd Gibson)Eagle / Offy1372,148running08
16 21   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1332,812running08
17 819   Spike Gehlhausen Tibon   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy842,088stalled06
181543   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS612,265engine06
191824   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy272,041turbocharger06
201318   George Snider Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Wildcat / Offy142,017overheating06
211998   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy32,005valve05
221617   Dick Simon La Machine   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy21,993piston05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tom Gloy88Machinists Union
Frank Weiss50Mahoney / BFM
Johnny Parsons161st National Travelers Checks
Rick Mears28Galles Chevrolet
Jerry Sneva30Mary Schmidt
Salt Walther77Dayton-Walther
Larry Cannon85Natural Lite Beer

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11717  
18214   #24 spun turn 4 
226342  
64729   #43 spun turn 2 
7315078  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.7%             Average green flag run: 45.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Ongais16363
  Johnny Rutherford64652
  Danny Ongais66749
  Johnny Rutherford7512854
  A.J. Foyt12913911
  Johnny Rutherford14015011