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1974 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 14
Sunday, May 26, 1974 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:09:10
Average speed: 158.589 mph
Pole speed: 191.632 mph
Cautions: 7
Margin of victory: 22.33 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1974 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1974 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1253   Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy200237193running1221000
2 748   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20095854running6800
3164   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy19961455running0700
4 420   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy19835524running0600
5 973   David Hobbs Carling Black Label   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy19630684running0 
63045   Jim McElreath Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy19426675running0400
72111   Pancho Carter Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19126551running0300
83179   Bob Harkey City of Peru Circus   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kenyon / Foyt18922850running0250
9189   Lloyd Ruby Unlimited RacingEagle / Offy18722396out of fuel0200
101755   Jerry Grant Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy17520980running0150
112289   John Martin Sea Snack Shrimp Cocktail   (Automotive Technology)McLaren / Offy16920391running0100
122327   Tom Bigelow Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy16619798running050
132018   Bill Simpson American Kids Racers   (Richard Beith)Eagle / Offy16318981piston0 
14 368   Mike Hiss Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy15820692running0 
15 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt14237681oil line70 
16271   Roger McCluskey English Leather   (Lindsey Hopkins)Riley / Offy14118209rear end0 
171477   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy14117348piston0 
182615   Al Unser Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy13116640valve0 
191942   Jerry Karl Ayr-Way / Lloyd's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy11516534crash0 
20 824   Tom Sneva Raymond Companies   (Grant King)King / Offy9418296ring / pinion0 
213251   Jan Opperman Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Parnelli / Offy8514866spun out0 
221560   Steve Krisiloff STP Gas Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy7215292clutch0 
231221   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy6415315gearbox0 
243359   Larry Cannon American Financial   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy4914725differential0 
252856   Jim Hurtubise Miller High LifeMcLaren / Offy3114613engine0 
262994   Johnny Parsons Vatis Enterprises   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy1813802turbocharger0 
272461   Rick Muther Eisenhour-Brayton RacingEagle / Foyt1114077piston0 
281382   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (Jim Greer)Atlanta / Foyt713355valve0 
29 698   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy615730engine0 
30 240   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy315493piston2 
31 55   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Parnelli Jones)Eagle / Offy214887valve0 
32118   Gary Bettenhausen Score   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy213548valve0 
331044   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt113891valve0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mel Kenyon19Ayr-Way / Lloyds
Jigger Sirois25Adams Automotive
Tom Sneva26Raymond Companies
Bentley Warren26, 94Raymond Companies, Vatis
Sammy Sessions30Oriente Express
Dennis Zimmerman31MVS
Billy Vukovich, Jr.32
Johnny Parsons38Midwest Manufacturing / Dura-Pot
Bill Puterbaugh38Midwest Manufacturing
Dick Simon38Midwest Manufacturing / Dura-Pot
Larry Rice39Precision Engine
Jim McElreath46Thermo King
John Cannon53Minnesota Serendipity
Eldon Rasmussen58Ras-Car
Larry McCoy63Shurfine Foods
John Mahler69, 74Woods
Lee Brayton76Webster Racing
Al Loquasto86Martin Guitar

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Wally Dallenbach122
  A.J. Foyt32422
  Bobby Unser25262
  A.J. Foyt274923
  Bobby Unser50523
  A.J. Foyt536412
  Johnny Rutherford6512561
  A.J. Foyt12613510
  Johnny Rutherford1361372
  A.J. Foyt1381403
  Johnny Rutherford14117535
  Bobby Unser1761761
  Johnny Rutherford17720024