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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 18
Saturday, March 18, 1978 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:17:05
Average speed: 116.757 mph
Pole speed: 145.396 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 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
1 220   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS15011611running121300
21140   Steve Krisiloff Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1486948running0240
31314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1486292running0210
42017   Dick Simon Rolla VollstedtVollstedt / Offy1483349running0180
5 77   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1473111running0150
62224   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1442874running0120
71529   Cliff Hucul Hucul & Hunter   (Hucul-Hunter-Arndt)McLaren / Offy1442755running090
81922   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1413136running075
91878   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1392517running060
10102   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Lola / Cosworth1373399out of fuel045
112187   Jerry Karl Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy1332339engine030
12 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth1273280clutch2915
131777   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1252220oil leak08
14 96   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth1242461out of fuel08
151243   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS1072302crash08
16 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth832666valve08
17 480   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)Penske / Cosworth812042engine06
18 848   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Lightning / Cosworth802618fuel receiver06
191474   Roger McCluskey National Engineering   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / AMC472195fuel leak06
20 619   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy441971engine06
211698   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy241959engine05
22 31   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth122747spun out05

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Johnny Parsons161st National Travelers Checks
Chuck Gurney57Crower Cam
Larry Rice65S & M Electric / City of Syracuse

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   #78 spun turn 3 
7137  
14185   #1 spun turn 3 
194628  
47548   oil on track 
5511056  
1111155   #43 accident frontstretch 
11614328  
1441452   stalled on track 
1461505  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.3%             Average green flag run: 21.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gordon Johncock15050
  Danny Ongais516515
  Gordon Johncock669833
  Danny Ongais99991
  Gordon Johncock1001001
  Danny Ongais10111010
  Gordon Johncock1111111
  Danny Ongais1121143
  Gordon Johncock11515036

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gordon Johncock 300    
2   Steve Krisiloff 240   -60  
3   A.J. Foyt 210   -90  
4   Dick Simon 180   -120  
5   Rick Mears 150   -150  
6   Sheldon Kinser 120   -180  
7   Cliff Hucul 90   -210  
8   Tom Bagley 75   -225  
9   Bobby Olivero 60   -240  
10   Al Unser 45   -255  
11   Jerry Karl 30   -270  
12   Danny Ongais 15   -285  
13   Salt Walther 8   -292  
13   Wally Dallenbach 8   -292  
13   Tom Bigelow 8   -292  
13   Johnny Rutherford 8   -292  
17   Larry Dickson 6   -294  
17   Bobby Unser 6   -294  
17   Roger McCluskey 6   -294  
17   Spike Gehlhausen 6   -294