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1978 Gould Twin Dixie


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 10 of 18
Sunday, July 23, 1978 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
100 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (152.200 miles)

Time of race: 1:03:44
Average speed: 141.215 mph
Pole speed: 202.475 mph
Cautions: 3 for 20 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 37   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth10016377running68300
2 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth10010370running14240
3 448   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth1006646running0210
4 914   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt995989running0180
51040   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS993867running4150
61522   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy983845running0120
7 820   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS983583running290
8 11   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth974522running1175
9136   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth972861running060
101669   Joe Saldana Mr. Wize Carpets   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy972299running045
11 68   Pancho Carter Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth972369running030
121881   Roger Rager Dairy Queen   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy962038running015
131126   Jim McElreath Circle City Coal   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy952008running08
14122   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Lola / Cosworth943377out of fuel08
152175   Todd Gibson Gibson Racing   (Todd Gibson)Eagle / Offy921646running08
161730   Jerry Sneva Smock Material   (Marv Schmidt)McLaren / Offy891568running08
171424   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy781516running06
182017   Dick Simon La Machine   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy621463handling06
191992   Al Loquasto McCord Auto   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy471411transmission06
20 716   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy341359crash06
21 225   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth111333engine15
222219   Spike Gehlhausen Tibon   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy41307overheating05

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Phil Threshie87Machinists Union
Lee Kunzman90Hanks Datsun

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13186   oil on track 
193416  
354511   #16 accident turn 4 
469752  
981003   #2 stalled turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.0%             Average green flag run: 26.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tom Sneva199
  Danny Ongais10101
  Tom Sneva11122
  Rick Mears133422
  Gordon Johncock35362
  Steve Krisiloff37404
  Johnny Rutherford41466
  Rick Mears47493
  Johnny Rutherford50534
  Rick Mears547724
  Johnny Rutherford78814
  Rick Mears8210019

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 3068    
2   Al Unser 2436   -632  
3   Wally Dallenbach 2058   -1010  
4   Johnny Rutherford 1891   -1177  
5   Gordon Johncock 1816   -1252  
6   Steve Krisiloff 1775   -1293  
7   Danny Ongais 1668   -1400  
8   A.J. Foyt 1534   -1534  
9   Larry Dickson 1121   -1947  
10   Rick Mears 1091   -1977  
11   Bobby Unser 878   -2190  
12   George Snider 660   -2408  
13   Johnny Parsons 607   -2461  
14   Tom Bigelow 518   -2550  
15   Jim McElreath 438   -2630  
16   Tom Bagley 421   -2647  
17   Dick Simon 387   -2681  
18   Salt Walther 371   -2697  
19   Bobby Olivero 360   -2708  
20   Mike Mosley 328   -2740