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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 18
Sunday, June 18, 1978 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:14:35
Average speed: 120.677 mph
Pole speed: 134.761 mph
Cautions: 1 for 3 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 29422
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 37   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth15017656running23300
2 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth15012151running1240
3116   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth1488081running0210
41540   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1485657running0180
51280   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)Penske / Cosworth1485067running0150
61324   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1474677running0120
71922   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1454682running090
8 82   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Lola / Cosworth1445287out of fuel1575
91016   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy1433592out of fuel060
102135   Larry Cannon That's My Car   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS1423297running045
111677   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Cosworth1423149running030
122092   Al Loquasto McCord Auto   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy1393002running015
131419   Spike Gehlhausen Tibon   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy1382854running08
141778   Mike Mosley Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1362907out of fuel08
15 21   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1283359out of fuel228
16 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth924471engine898
17 448   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth713012magneto06
182217   Dick Simon La Machine   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy572353oil leak06
19 914   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt503894handling06
201987   Phil Threshie Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy332235magneto06
21 78   Pancho Carter Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth62405clutch05
22 620   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS02676clutch05

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roger Rager42Dairy Queen
Ed Finley50BFM
Gary Bettenhausen98Oberdorfer

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133   #19 spun turn 4 
4150147  
  Percent of race run under caution: 2.0%             Average green flag run: 147.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Ongais16161
  Rick Mears62621
  Johnny Rutherford63631
  Danny Ongais649128
  Tom Sneva9210716
  Rick Mears10812215
  Tom Sneva1231286
  Al Unser12914315
  Rick Mears1441507

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 1973    
2   Gordon Johncock 1693   -280  
3   Steve Krisiloff 1610   -363  
4   Danny Ongais 1483   -490  
5   Al Unser 1420   -553  
6   Wally Dallenbach 1118   -855  
7   A.J. Foyt 1094   -879  
8   Rick Mears 785   -1188  
9   Larry Dickson 581   -1392  
10   Johnny Rutherford 451   -1522  
11   Bobby Unser 448   -1525  
12   Tom Bigelow 393   -1580  
13   Dick Simon 366   -1607  
14   Bobby Olivero 360   -1613  
15   Johnny Parsons 346   -1627  
16   Salt Walther 338   -1635  
17   Jim McElreath 300   -1673  
18   Tom Bagley 271   -1702  
19   Mario Andretti 270   -1703  
20   George Snider 250   -1723