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1983 Domino's Pizza 500


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CART race number 7 of 13
Sunday, August 14, 1983 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:28
Average speed: 134.852 mph
Pole speed: 191.848 mph
Cautions: 10 for 62 laps
Margin of victory: 4 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 233   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth20082269running11621
2 617   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth20044269running2816
3 41   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth20036919running2614
41418   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth19919319running012
5 32   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth19915719running010
61321   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth19813719running08
7 93   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth19713219running06
81772   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth19612219running05
91155   Josele Garza Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth19511819running04
102210   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth19411219running03
11 87   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth19111019running02
12 15   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth15311619transmission272
131530   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth15310219engine3 
142066   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth1529819crash0 
15336   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth1497679gearbox0 
16199   Roger Mears Machinists Union   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth1439019engine0 
173035   Patrick Bedard Escort Radar Detectors   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth12311419engine0 
183186   Al Loquasto Scranton DodgePenske / Cosworth1158719engine0 
19 594   Bill Whittington Whittington BrothersMarch / Cosworth1098619engine mount0 
202411   Bill Alsup Crane & Shovel SalesPenske / Cosworth1098519oil pressure0 
21 740   Johnny Rutherford Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth918419crash0 
222319   Dick Ferguson Rattlesnake Racing   (Harry Schwartz)March / Cosworth848319handling0 
232923   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)McElreath / Cosworth848219suspension0 
243220   Danny Ongais STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth706379electrical0 
253456   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet676279valve0 
261260   Chip Ganassi Old Milwaukee   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth567919exhaust header0 
272628   Gary Bettenhausen American Spirit RacingSpirit / Chevrolet407819engine0 
281037   Scott Brayton SME Cement / Dreisbach Cadillac   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth397719fuel leak0 
291612   John Paul, Jr. VDS   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth387619crash0 
302836   Chuck Ciprich Pace ElectronicsFinley / Chevrolet387519transmission0 
311834   Desire Wilson Wysard / Kreepy Krauly   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth377419crash0 
322746   Jerry Karl Rhoades Racing   (Jack L. Rhoades)Wildcat / Cosworth277319oil leak0 
332191   Don Whittington Whittington BrothersMarch / Cosworth117219crash0 
34258   Tom Bagley Leader Card Racing   (Leader Card)Watson / Cosworth57219fuel line0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tom Sneva11313
  Howdy Holmes14163
  Teo Fabi173519
  Rick Mears365116
  Tom Sneva526514
  Al Unser, Jr.66683
  Teo Fabi697911
  Al Unser, Jr.8010425
  Teo Fabi10512622
  Rick Mears12713610
  Teo Fabi13720064

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 101    
2   Rick Mears 67   -34  
3   Tom Sneva 66   -35  
4   Al Unser, Jr. 53   -48  
5   Mario Andretti 52   -49  
6   Teo Fabi 50   -51  
7   John Paul, Jr. 45   -56  
8   Mike Mosley 34   -67  
9   Pancho Carter 33   -68  
10   Pete Halsmer 32   -69  
10   Bobby Rahal 32   -69  
12   Roger Mears 24   -77  
13   Gordon Johncock 20   -81  
14   Howdy Holmes 19   -82  
15   Steve Chassey 13   -88  
16   Geoff Brabham 12   -89  
17   Chip Ganassi 10   -91  
17   Kevin Cogan 10   -91  
17   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 10   -91  
17   Chris Kneifel 10   -91