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USAC Champ Car Series race number 5 of 28
Thursday, May 30, 1968 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:14
Average speed: 152.882 mph
Pole speed: 171.559 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Offy200177523running1271000
21048   Dan Gurney Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford20064678running0800
31715   Mel Kenyon City of Lebanon, Indiana   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy20044843running0700
42042   Denny Hulme Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford20026508running0600
5 525   Lloyd Ruby Gene White Co.   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy20030248running42500
62659   Ronnie Duman Hayhoe Racing Enterprises   (Cleaver Brooks)Hayhoe / Offy19919088running0400
72398   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Shrike / Offy19817903running0300
82790   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy19716819running0250
93194   Sammy Sessions Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy19715104running0200
10256   Bobby Grim Gene White Co.   (Gene White)Mongoose / Offy19615053running0150
112416   Bob Veith Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy19614393running0100
12 160   Joe Leonard STP Oil Treatment   (Parnelli Jones)Lotus / Pratt & Whitney19137403fuel shaft3150
131120   Art Pollard STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lotus / Pratt & Whitney1881833fuel shaft0 
141382   Jim McElreath Jim GreerCoyote / Ford17912793stalled0 
152884   Carl Williams Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford16313138crash0 
161810   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy15812553oil pressure0 
171254   Wally Dallenbach Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy14611413engine0 
182118   Johnny Rutherford City of Seattle   (Alan Green)Eagle / Ford12511468crash0 
19 270   Graham Hill STP Oil TreatmentLotus / Pratt & Whitney11013693crash0 
20 81   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford8611013rear end0 
211945   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Ford7610853fuel leak0 
221427   Jim Malloy Jim Robbins Seat Belt   (Jim Robbins)Vollstedt / Ford6410013rear end0 
231578   Jerry Grant Bardahl   (Friedkin Enterprises)Eagle / Ford509643oil leak0 
242211   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy439743crash0 
253221   Arnie Knepper Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy429463crash0 
26 624   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford4010003crash0 
27 94   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)Gerhardt / Offy379363rear end0 
283364   Larry Dickson Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Hawk / Ford249043piston0 
29 78   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy169343oil filter0 
303056   Jim Hurtubise Pepsi / Frito-Lay   (Jim Hurtubise)Mallard / Offy99213piston0 
312929   George Snider Vel's Parnelli Ford   (Vel Miletich)Mongoose / Ford99353oil leak0 
321635   Jochen Rindt Repco-Brabham   (Jack Brabham)Brabham / Repco59713piston0 
33 42   Mario Andretti Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Hawk / Ford29843piston0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #64: Mario Andretti (11 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Carl Williams5Retzloff Chemical
Art Pollard11Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning
Bob Hurt14, 36Quaker State, Jack Adams Aircraft
Sammy Sessions14, 49Quaker State, Weinberger Homes
Arnie Knepper17Bryant Heating & Cooling
Henry Pens17Bryant Heating & Cooling
Greg Weld17, 19Bryant Heating & Cooling, M.V.S.
Bill Cheesbourg22Michner Petroleum
Ronnie Duman22Michner Petroleum
Bobby Johns26Central Hardware
Rick Muther28George R. Bryant
Mike Spence30STP Oil Treatment
Sonny Ates31, 19Federal Engineering, M.V.S.
Al Miller32, 9Wally Weir, Vel's Parnelli Ford
Larry Dickson36Jack Adams Aircraft
Joe Leonard40STP Oil Treatment
George Follmer41George R. Bryant
Gary Bettenhausen47Joe Hunt Magneto
Bruce Walkup62Cleaver Brooks
LeeRoy Yarbrough62Cleaver Brooks
Danny Ongais63City of Long Beach
Bruce McLaren66Botany 500
Denny Hulme69Botany 500
Jerry Titus76, 50Bardahl, Navarro Injection
Bill Puterbaugh77, 63Dayton Steel Wheel, City of Long Beach
Bob Harkey88, 71Kenny Brenn, Stewart-Warner
WDChuck Hulse90Zecol / LubaidRobert WilkeWatson / Ford

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Leonard177
  Bobby Unser85649
  Lloyd Ruby578933
  Bobby Unser9011223
  Joe Leonard1131197
  Bobby Unser12016546
  Lloyd Ruby1661749
  Joe Leonard17519117
  Bobby Unser1922009