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1977 Schaefer 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 14
Sunday, June 26, 1977 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:17:12
Average speed: 152.931 mph
Pole speed: 189.474 mph
Cautions: 8 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 48   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth20086526running451000
2 39   Mario Andretti CAM2 Motor Oil   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth20044840running30800
3 520   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS19928065running56700
41340   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS19916748running25600
5 22   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth19312440running15500
62065   Lee Kunzman City of Syracuse   (Patrick Santello)Eagle / Offy19010998running0400
72198   Gary Bettenhausen Agajanian-Knievel   (Grant King)King / Offy1889698running0300
8 85   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Lightning / Offy1839290crash4250
93197   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Genesee Beer   (Grant King)King / Offy1608348ignition0200
102623   Joe Saldana Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1597698valve0150
111992   Johnny Parsons McIntire Chevrolet   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy1497123piston0100
121577   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / DGS1496415ring / pinion050
132969   Jerry Grant Hoffman Racing   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy1456457running0 
143342   John Mahler Mergard Racing   (Don Mergard)Eagle / Offy1306273stalled0 
15 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1186415piston25 
161717   Dick Simon Bryant Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy955973transmission0 
172227   Janet Guthrie Bryant Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Lightning / Offy775823engine0 
182336   Jerry Sneva 21st Amendment   (James Bidwell)McLaren / Offy645673shifter0 
19 96   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire / Clayton   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Offy545315engine0 
201148   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy545373engine0 
212515   Vern Schuppan Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy445223crash0 
222890   Steve Krisiloff Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy325073piston0 
23 625   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth304715piston0 
243273   Jim McElreath Carillo Rods   (Fred Carrillo)Carillo / AMC274773rocker arm0 
25 721   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth254415clutch0 
261011   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy164473engine0 
273057   Chuck Gurney Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Chevy154323spun out0 
281486   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy144173piston0 
291824   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy134023oil leak0 
301638   Rick Mears Theodore Racing   (Teddy Yip)McLaren / Offy73873valve0 
312426   James McElreath AMAX Coal   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy33723piston0 
322778   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy23623oil pressure0 
331218   George Snider Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Wildcat / DGS13623valve0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Spike Gehlhausen19PV Corp.
Todd Gibson22Baja Boats
Larry McCoy85Wildcat Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #78 tow-in 
562  
793   #38 tow-in 
10167  
17215   #11 engine 
223211  
33375   #25 tow-in 
38447  
45484   #15 accident 
499951  
1001045   tow-in 
10518682  
1871926   #5 accident 
1931931  
1941952   debris 
1962005  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 18.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt11313
  Gordon Johncock14163
  A.J. Foyt17182
  Gordon Johncock193012
  Johnny Rutherford31388
  Gordon Johncock39468
  Mike Mosley47504
  A.J. Foyt516010
  Gordon Johncock618020
  Johnny Rutherford81877
  Wally Dallenbach8810215
  Tom Sneva1031042
  Gordon Johncock10511713
  Wally Dallenbach1181258
  Tom Sneva1261283
  Mario Andretti12915022
  Tom Sneva1511511
  Wally Dallenbach1521532
  Mario Andretti1541618
  Tom Sneva16220039

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 2500    
2   Wally Dallenbach 1925   -575  
3   A.J. Foyt 1640   -860  
4   Al Unser 1610   -890  
5   Johnny Rutherford 1440   -1060  
6   Gordon Johncock 1430   -1070  
7   Mike Mosley 1030   -1470  
8   Tom Bigelow 930   -1570  
9   Mario Andretti 800   -1700  
10   Lee Kunzman 700   -1800  
11   Roger McCluskey 660   -1840  
12   Johnny Parsons 600   -1900  
13   Pancho Carter 550   -1950  
14   Gary Bettenhausen 430   -2070  
15   Todd Gibson 360   -2140  
16   Salt Walther 290   -2210  
17   Danny Ongais 270   -2230  
18   Dick Simon 250   -2250  
19   James McElreath 240   -2260  
20   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 200   -2300  
20   Steve Krisiloff 200   -2300