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1979 Coors 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 7
Sunday, April 8, 1979 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:32:37
Average Speed: 129.574 mph
Pole Speed: 192.565 mph
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1979 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1979 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt10013,610running83400
2 846   Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS1008,050running11320
4 429   Cliff Hucul Hucul Racing   (Emil Hucul)McLaren / Offy984,065running3240
51545   George Snider Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth973,375running3200
31430   Larry Dickson Gilmore Auto Parts   (Fred Ruth)McLaren / Offy985,890running0280
61022   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy962,995running0160
7 575   Todd Gibson Gibson Racing   (Todd Gibson)Eagle / Offy942,710running0120
8 724   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy862,520valve0100
91126   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Shirley McElreath)Eagle / Chevy812,830engine080
101338   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (Jerry Karl)McLaren / Offy762,140oil pressure060
111281   Dick Ferguson Molly Mate   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy592,045fuel system040
12 343   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth281,950crash020
13 957   Jerry Sneva Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Chevy221,855piston010
14 623   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy191,760tire010
151658   Eldon Rasmussen Rent-A-Racer   (Eldon Rasmussen)Rascar / Foyt111,665valve010
16 215   Johnny Parsons Hopkins Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / DGS31,608engine010

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
375   #15 engine 
81811  
19257   #23 blown tire 
26294  
30367   #43 accident turn 4 
376428  
65673   #81 blown tire backstretch 
688821  
89924   #26 blown tire 
931008  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 12.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt12121
  Gary Bettenhausen22232
  George Snider24263
  A.J. Foyt27337
  Cliff Hucul34363
  A.J. Foyt375519
  Gary Bettenhausen56572
  A.J. Foyt58625
  Gary Bettenhausen63664
  A.J. Foyt679024
  Gary Bettenhausen91933
  A.J. Foyt941007

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   A.J. Foyt 800    
2   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 440   -360  
3   Cliff Hucul 440   -360  
4   Sheldon Kinser 340   -460  
5   Johnny Parsons 330   -470  
6   Gary Bettenhausen 328   -472  
7   George Snider 300   -500  
8   Larry Dickson 290   -510  
9   Tom Bigelow 180   -620  
10   Todd Gibson 130   -670  
11   Dick Simon 120   -680  
12   Jim McElreath 90   -710  
13   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 80   -720  
14   Dana Carter 60   -740  
15   Jerry Karl 60   -740  
16   Eldon Rasmussen 50   -750  
17   Dick Ferguson 48   -752  
18   Roger McCluskey 20   -780  
19   Jerry Sneva 16   -784  
20   Ken Nichols 10   -790