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1979 Lubrilon Grand Prix


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 7
Sunday, July 29, 1979 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:13:39
Average speed: 162.934 mph
Pole speed: 191.678 mph
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps
Margin of victory: 12 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1979 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1979 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth10014040running68400
2 243   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth1008530running32320
3 524   Sheldon Kinser Genesee Beer   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy995930running0280
4 844   Roger McCluskey Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth994040running0240
5 446   Gary Bettenhausen Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS983375running0200
61122   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy972900running0160
71017   Dick Simon KIKK Radio   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy932710running0120
81423   Phil Threshie McElreath Racing   (Shirley McElreath)Eagle / Cosworth902520running0100
9 626   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy812330turbocharger080
101693   Dana Carter Shade Tree Racing   (Raymond Reimer)March / Chevy422640suspension060
11 380   Larry Dickson R.P. Racing   (Russ Polak)Penske / Cosworth322045fuel vent040
121381   Jerry Sneva Shade Tree Racing   (Wayne Woodward)Eagle / Offy281950oil cooler020
131286   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Precision Metal   (Robert LaWarre)McLaren / Offy181855fuel pickup010
14 738   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (Jerry Karl)McLaren / Offy161760piston010
15 966   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Eagle / Chevy151665valve010
161529   Cliff Hucul Hucul Racing   (Emil Hucul)McLaren / Offy11608piston010

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13535  
36383   #86 stalled turn 3 
39424  
43475   debris 
4810053  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 30.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt13131
  Tom Bigelow32343
  A.J. Foyt35417
  Tom Bigelow427029
  A.J. Foyt7110030

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   A.J. Foyt 3300    
2   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 1490   -1810  
3   Larry Dickson 1225   -2075  
4   Tom Bigelow 985   -2315  
5   Jim McElreath 975   -2325  
6   Gary Bettenhausen 848   -2452  
7   Jerry Sneva 791   -2509  
8   Dick Simon 758   -2542  
9   Sheldon Kinser 663   -2637  
10   Cliff Hucul 645   -2655  
11   Howdy Holmes 600   -2700  
12   Johnny Parsons 358   -2942  
13   George Snider 321   -2979  
14   Roger McCluskey 316   -2984  
15   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 175   -3125  
16   Dana Carter 165   -3135  
17   Phil Threshie 153   -3147  
18   Al Loquasto 150   -3150  
19   Todd Gibson 130   -3170  
20   Jerry Karl 105   -3195