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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 18
Saturday, April 15, 1978 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:09:08
Average speed: 173.594 mph
Pole speed: 211.889 mph
Cautions: 1 for 8 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth10017843running56400
2 41   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth10010909running0320
3 820   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS997819running20280
4 76   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth995813running0240
5 27   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth985652running23200
61926   Jim McElreath Jim McElreathEagle / Offy954690running0160
71677   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / DGS934359running0120
81240   Steve Krisiloff Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS934128running0100
91578   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy913897running080
101722   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy904166running060
11 916   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy903550suspension040
121343   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS903635out of fuel020
13 648   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Lightning / Cosworth813919transmission010
141180   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)Penske / Cosworth793204fuel pump010
151824   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy633089hub010
162119   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy483019suspension010
17 314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt384873steering18
18148   Vern Schuppan Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth282927header08
19 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth183480crash08
201074   Roger McCluskey National Engineering   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / AMC133034vibration08
212087   Jerry Karl Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy102811valve06

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19268   #4 accident turn 4 
2710074  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 46.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti111
  Danny Ongais221
  A.J. Foyt331
  Gordon Johncock474
  Mario Andretti81912
  Gordon Johncock203213
  Mario Andretti334210
  Gordon Johncock43453
  Danny Ongais4610055

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Danny Ongais 815    
2   Tom Sneva 645   -170  
3   Gordon Johncock 588   -227  
4   A.J. Foyt 458   -357  
5   Steve Krisiloff 350   -465  
6   Dick Simon 340   -475  
7   Wally Dallenbach 328   -487  
8   Al Unser 325   -490  
9   Sheldon Kinser 230   -585  
10   Larry Dickson 216   -599  
11   Mario Andretti 210   -605  
12   Bobby Olivero 200   -615  
13   Salt Walther 168   -647  
14   Jim McElreath 160   -655  
15   Rick Mears 150   -665  
16   Tom Bigelow 148   -667  
17   Tom Bagley 143   -672  
18   Cliff Hucul 90   -725  
19   Johnny Parsons 48   -767  
20   Jerry Karl 42   -773  
21   Bobby Unser 26   -789