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1983 Caesars Palace Grand Prix III


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CART race number 11 of 13
Saturday, October 8, 1983 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
178 laps on a 1.125 mile street course (200.250 miles)

Time of race: 2:17:48
Average speed: 87.182 mph
Pole speed: 116.086 mph
Cautions: 8 for 54 laps
Margin of victory: 2 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth17869291running11221
2 112   John Paul, Jr. VDS   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth17854841running2217
31060   Chip Ganassi STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth17739141running014
4 97   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth17731491running012
5 666   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth17728191running010
6 521   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth17624691running248
7249   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth17517000running06
81772   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth17520381running05
9 72   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns / Cribari   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth17314491running84
101117   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Cosworth17113911crash03
111455   Josele Garza Schlitz   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth17013471suspension02
122056   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Cosworth16812791running01
13161   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth16613291running0 
141922   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth15911091transmission0 
15265   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth1506800fire0 
16256   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth1325100crash12 
172230   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth959391engine0 
18 490   Derek Daly Provimi VealMarch / Cosworth939391drive line0 
191599   Michael Andretti Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth749391gearbox0 
20 818   Geoff Brabham Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth669391brakes0 
211210   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth499391exhaust shield0 
221398   Jeff Wood Landmark Oil Explorations   (Jeff Wood)Eagle / Chevrolet499391coil0 
231834   Desire Wilson Wysard / Kreepy Krauly   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth319391engine fire0 
242340   Johnny Rutherford Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth235100gearbox0 
25 233   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth189391throttle cable0 
262137   Scott Brayton SME Cement / Dreisbach CadillacMarch / Cosworth69391suspension0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  John Paul, Jr.11818
  Mario Andretti193012
  John Paul, Jr.31311
  Bobby Rahal32398
  Pancho Carter406324
  Mario Andretti64641
  Kevin Cogan657612
  John Paul, Jr.77771
  Mario Andretti7817093
  John Paul, Jr.1711722
  Mario Andretti1731786

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 137    
2   Teo Fabi 102   -35  
3   Mario Andretti 101   -36  
4   Rick Mears 92   -45  
5   Bobby Rahal 88   -49  
6   Tom Sneva 82   -55  
6   John Paul, Jr. 82   -55  
8   Al Unser, Jr. 72   -65  
9   Pancho Carter 50   -87  
10   Pete Halsmer 42   -95  
11   Mike Mosley 36   -101  
12   Roger Mears 35   -102  
13   Chip Ganassi 32   -105  
14   Howdy Holmes 29   -108  
15   Gordon Johncock 20   -117  
16   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 19   -118  
17   Kevin Cogan 18   -119  
18   Chris Kneifel 15   -122  
19   Steve Chassey 14   -123  
19   Danny Ongais 14   -123