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USAC Champ Car Series race number 28 of 28
Sunday, December 1, 1968 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
116 laps on a 2.600 mile road course (301.600 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:01
Average speed: 111.689 mph
Pole speed: 118.556 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 148   Dan Gurney Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford11618810running112600
2 93   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Ford11513150running0480
31425   Lloyd Ruby Gene WhiteMongoose / Ford1138960running0255
41824   Skip Scott Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford1125500running0 
52654   Rick Muther Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Ford1074000running0300
61722   Johnny Rutherford Michner Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Ford1033000running0240
72598   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Mongoose / Ford1012500running0180
81941   George Follmer George FollmerCheetah / Ford972100running0150
9159   John Cannon Vel's Parnelli Jones Ford   (Vel Miletich)Mongoose / Ford961775running0120
101696   Peter Revson Eisert Racing EnterprisesEisert / Chevy811550gearbox090
11124   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)Eagle / Ford791350rear end060
12238   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Ford741150engine030
131345   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Ford731050oil seal0 
142190   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Ford69950engine0 
152819   Arnie Knepper MVS Inc.Cecil / Ford68850engine0 
161020   Art Pollard STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lotus / Pratt & Whitney63800crash0 
17 360   Joe Leonard STP   (Parnelli Jones)Lotus / Pratt & Whitney621050crash0 
18 22   Mario Andretti Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Brawner / Ford591200engine4 
192211   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Ford51650oil pressure0 
20 81   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford481125rear end0 
21 512   Mark Donohue Sunoco   (Roger Penske)Eagle / Chevy35650suspension0 
22 764   Jerry Titus Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Brawner / Ford27575suspension0 
23 635   Jack Brabham Repco-Brabham   (Jack Brabham)Brabham / Repco27550oil leak0 
242467   Jim Malloy Jim Robbins Seat Belt   (Jim Robbins)Vollstedt / Ford26525shift linkage0 
252714   Sammy Sessions Quaker State   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy14500oil leak0 
26 45   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford13650crash0 
273028   Bill Simpson Simpson Safety Equipment   (Bill Simpson)Cheetah / Ford5500oil seal0 
282938   Jim McElreath Jack Adams Aircraft / Wynn's   (Jack Adams)Brawner / Ford4500suspension0 
292021   Wally Dallenbach Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Ford2500engine0 
301139   Lou Sell Wynn's / Smothers Brothers   (Pacesetter Racing)Eagle / Ford1500crash0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #25: Mario Andretti (44 laps), 165 points)
Car #24: Al Unser (98 laps), 313 points)
Car #60: Mario Andretti (1 lap)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
31Don Schissler71Carol HortonMarathon / Ford
32Ludwig Heimrath93Eisert Racing EnterprisesEisert / Chevy
33Bud Morley69Frank ArcieroChevy
34Hamilton Vose88Chevel NoirHamilton VoseMcKee / Chevy
35Roger West99Joe Hunt MagnetoJoe HuntLesovsky D / Offy
36Keith Rachwitz55Clyde LynchHalibrand / Offy
37Dempsey Wilson51Lyle GreenmanHalibrand / Chevy
38Les Scott50Navarro InjectionWatson / Rambler TC
39Don Brown86Zecol / LubaidRobert WilkeWatson / Offy TC
40Earl Dykes101Earl SmithGerhardt / Offy

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dan Gurney144
  Mario Andretti584
  Dan Gurney9116108