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1974 California 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 14
Sunday, March 10, 1974 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:04
Average speed: 157.017 mph
Pole speed: n/a
Cautions: 6
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1974 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1974 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 348   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20088758running641000
2 815   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Eagle / Offy20060477running106800
31755   Jerry Grant Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19921534running0700
4 421   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19815544running0600
5 69   Lloyd Ruby Unlimited RacingEagle / Offy19711521running0500
6102   Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy1967318running0400
72098   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1956519running0300
8 91   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy1936843running0250
92189   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy1935861running0200
102227   Tom Bigelow Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy1925203running0150
112382   George Snider Jim GreerCoyote / Foyt1924863running0100
122524   Tom Sneva Grant King Racing   (Grant King)King / Offy1924498running050
132494   Bentley Warren Tassi VatisFinley / Offy1874369running0 
142692   Bill Simpson Apple Annie   (Bill Simpson)Brabham / Offy1804064running0 
15 745   Jim McElreath Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy1735727water hose2 
162853   John Cannon Minnesota Serendipity   (Pat O'Reilly)Atlanta / Foyt1733805running0 
173093   Bob Harkey Cicada RacingCicada / Offy1543441gearbox0 
183186   Al Loquasto Martin Guitar   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Chevy1522783timing gear0 
191916   Joe Leonard Vel's Parnelli Ford   (Vel Miletich)Eagle / Offy1464616crash0 
20168   Gary Bettenhausen Penske Products   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy1463769running0 
21154   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy1413406piston0 
221377   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1283535engine0 
232776   Rick Muther Webster Racing   (Marvin Webster)Eagle / Offy1212548engine0 
24 518   Steve Krisiloff American Kids Racers   (Richard Beith)Eagle / Offy936551pit fire6 
25145   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy915152engine0 
26187   Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy713436crash0 
27 23   Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy499738valve0 
281244   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt383503piston1 
291142   Jerry Karl Hopkins Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy323323crash0 
30 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt2118297oil line21 
313328   Mike Hiss Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamEagle / Offy172877crash0 
322923   Skip Barber Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Offy82595overheating0 
333297   Johnny Parsons Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy02078gearbox0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCLee Brayton28Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamEagle / Offy

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser111
  A.J. Foyt22221
  Bobby Unser233311
  Jim McElreath34352
  Al Unser36361
  Dick Simon37371
  Al Unser387235
  Steve Krisiloff73742
  Al Unser75773
  Bobby Unser788710
  Al Unser88881
  Steve Krisiloff89924
  Bobby Unser93964
  Al Unser9711519
  Bobby Unser1161205
  Al Unser12113919
  Bobby Unser1401445
  Al Unser14517127
  Bobby Unser1721765
  Al Unser1771771
  Bobby Unser17820023