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1980 Indianapolis 500


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CART race number 2 of 12
Sunday, May 25, 1980 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:59
Average speed: 142.862 mph
Pole speed: 192.256 mph
Cautions: 13 for 64 laps
Margin of victory: 29.92 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1980 CART results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 14   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil   (Chaparral Racing)Chaparral / Cosworth200302147running1181000
2339   Tom Sneva Bonjour Action Jeans   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth200120662running16800
33246   Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS20081182running0700
41720   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Penske / Cosworth20052312running11600
5 61   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth19941576running10500
6 810   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Penske / Cosworth19935484running5400
71625   Danny Ongais Interscope / Panasonic   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth19933718running0300
83143   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth19841313running0250
91921   Tim Richmond UNO / Q95 Starcruiser   (Mach 1 Enterprises)Penske / Cosworth19739969out of fuel1200
102344   Greg Leffler Starcraft RV   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth19735809running0150
112229   Billy Engelhart Master Lock   (Beaudoin Racing)McLaren / Cosworth19329109running0100
12302   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Hubler Chevrolet   (Leader Card)Watson / Offy19228015running050
131896   Don Whittington Sun Systems   (Whittington Brothers)Penske / Cosworth17827835running025
141214   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth17326561valve025
152116   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth16927372engine125
162418   Dennis Firestone Scientific Drilling   (Jack L. Rhoades)Penske / Cosworth13725899transmission025
17 57   Jerry Sneva Hugger's Beverage Holders   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth13027380crash020
182599   Hurley Haywood Sta-On Car Glaze   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Chevrolet12725497turbocharger020
19 311   Bobby Unser Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth12634559ignition2620
20 212   Mario Andretti Essex   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth7130736engine1020
212838   Jerry Karl Tonco Trailers   (William Compton)McLaren / Chevrolet6424109clutch015
22298   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Vollstedt Enterprises)Vollstedt / Offy5823806lost wheel015
231066   Roger Rager Advance Clean Sweep   (Roger Rager)Wildcat / Chevrolet5523929crash215
241123   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Penske / Cosworth5423777crash015
252070   Gordon Smiley Valvoline / Diamond Head   (Pat Patrick)Phoenix / Cosworth4724130turbocharger010
26 715   Johnny Parsons Wynn's   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy4424049piston010
27 95   Al Unser Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Longhorn / Cosworth3322672cylinder010
281340   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth2923521pump drive010
29 435   Spike Gehlhausen Winton Sales   (Fletcher Racing)Penske / Cosworth2023565crash05
302794   Bill Whittington Sun Systems   (Whittington Brothers)Parnelli / Cosworth921924crash05
311526   Dick Ferguson AMS Oil   (Sanett Racing)Penske / Cosworth924219crash05
322648   Mike Mosley Theodore Racing   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Chevrolet522168gasket05
331495   Larry Cannon Kraco Car Stereo   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS222643camshaft05

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim Hurtubise56Moran Electric

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford11515
  Roger Rager16172
  George Snider18181
  Gordon Johncock19246
  Bobby Unser25306
  Gordon Johncock31355
  Pancho Carter36394
  Johnny Rutherford40467
  Mario Andretti475610
  Pancho Carter57571
  Johnny Rutherford587215
  Tim Richmond73731
  Tom Sneva748411
  Bobby Unser8510319
  Johnny Rutherford10411310
  Rick Mears1141163
  Bobby Unser1171171
  Johnny Rutherford11814225
  Tom Sneva1431475
  Johnny Rutherford14817124
  Rick Mears1721787
  Johnny Rutherford17920022

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Johnny Rutherford 1400    
2   Tom Sneva 1120   -280  
3   Gordon Johncock 880   -520  
4   Gary Bettenhausen 700   -700  
5   Rick Mears 506   -894  
6   Pancho Carter 408   -992  
7   Danny Ongais 300   -1100  
8   Tom Bigelow 250   -1150  
9   Spike Gehlhausen 245   -1155  
10   Tom Bagley 210   -1190  
11   Tim Richmond 200   -1200  
12   Gordon Smiley 170   -1230  
13   Greg Leffler 150   -1250  
14   Bill Alsup 120   -1280  
15   Dick Ferguson 105   -1295  
16   Billy Engelhart 100   -1300  
17   Roger Mears 80   -1320  
18   Jan Sneva 60   -1340  
19   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 50   -1350  
20   Ron Shuman 40   -1360