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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 16
Wednesday, May 30, 1973 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:05:27
Average speed: 159.036 mph
Pole speed: 198.413 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1973 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1973 standings

11120   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy133225582running641000
2162   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy13392754running0800
3143   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy13157758running0700
41919   Mel Kenyon Atlanta Falcons   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Foyt13132649running0600
5 55   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy13036286running0500
6 724   Steve Krisiloff Elliott / Norton Spirit   (Grant King)King / Offy12929309running0400
72516   Lee Kunzman Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy12724877running0300
82489   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy12424012running0250
9 17   Johnny Rutherford Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy12428611running0200
102198   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy12022475connecting rod0150
112273   David Hobbs Carling Black Label   (Roy Woods)Eagle / Offy10719780running0 
123084   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt10120375gearbox014
13 28   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy10029159connecting rod39 
142744   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt10018453piston0 
15 366   Mark Donohue Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)Eagle / Offy9218912piston0 
161360   Graham McRae STP Gas Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy9118064header0 
17266   Mike Hiss Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy9117222valve0 
18291   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy9116407hub0 
191848   Jerry Grant Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy7715814connecting rod0 
20 84   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy7519768piston18 
21 921   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy7315179suspension0 
22 440   Swede Savage STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy5718541crash12 
233335   Jim McElreath Norris Eagle   (Champ Carr Inc.)Eagle / Offy5414884connecting rod0 
242062   Wally Dallenbach Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy4814208connecting rod0 
252314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt3713970connecting rod0 
262830   Jerry Karl Oriente Express   (Smokey Yunick)Eagle / Chevy2216972running0 
271518   Lloyd Ruby Commander Motor Homes   (Commander Racing Team)Eagle / Offy2113594piston0 
28329   Sammy Sessions MVS Inc.Eagle / Foyt1714022oil leak0 
293128   Bob Harkey Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Lindsey Hopkins)Coyote / Foyt1214066engine0 
30 611   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy413863piston0 
311015   Peter Revson Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy313098crash0 
321212   Bobby Allison Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy113045connecting rod0 
331777   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy013038crash0 
* Race shortened to 133 laps due to rain.

Relief Drivers:

Car #84: A.J. Foyt (43 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bill Simpson17Norton Spirit
Tom Bigelow27Bryant Heating & Cooling
Sam Posey34Norris Industries
Bentley Warren36Bay State Racing
Crockey Peterson38, 96Dr. Pepper
Tom Sneva39Tipke
Arnie Knepper45, 58C.H.E.K. Racing, Midwest Manufacturing
Jigger Sirois47Bruce Crower
Dee Jones51Minnesota Serendipity
Billy Shuman52Quality Racing Team
Jim Hurtubise56Miller High Life
Johnny Parsons58Midwest Manufacturing
Larry Cannon59PEP Gas Treatment
Lee Brayton61Eisenhour
Larry McCoy63Eastern Racing Associates
Art Pollard64Cobre Firestone
Greg Weld75STP
Bob Harkey76Webster Racing
Al Loquasto86Sunoco DX
Rick Muther97Lodestar
WDEldon Rasmussen52Quality Racing Team
WDBruce Jacobi78Frantz

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Bobby Unser13939
  Gordon Johncock40423
  Swede Savage435412
  Al Unser557218
  Gordon Johncock7313361