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1982 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 4 of 4
Sunday, May 29, 1983 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:03
Average speed: 162.117 mph
Pole speed: 207.395 mph
Cautions: 5 for 30 laps
Margin of victory: 10.934 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1982 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1982 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 45   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth200385886running981000
2 77   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth200179086running61800
3 32   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth200135086running2700
42612   Geoff Brabham UNO / British Sterling   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth199108286running0600
52216   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth19873856running0500
61230   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth19871696running0400
71421   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth19777491running0300
81660   Chip Ganassi Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth19560580running0250
92937   Scott Brayton SME Cement   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth19557085running0 
10 519   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)Eagle / Chevy19259110out of fuel0150
111956   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevy19260982running0100
122572   Chris Kneifel Primus Racing   (Chris Kneifel)Primus / Cosworth19153690running050
13 218   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth16961484crash125
141020   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth16353442gearbox025
152022   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth16156758running025
163029   Michael Chandler Agajanian-Curb   (Harry Schwartz)Rattlesnake / Cosworth15350610gearbox025
17 910   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth15249998half shaft020
181594   Bill Whittington Whittington BrothersMarch / Cosworth14449922bearing bolt020
192834   Derek Daly Wysard Motor Co.   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth12648882engine020
20 64   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth11055378radiator1520
212125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth10148587handling015
222366   Johnny Parsons Colonial Bread   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth8047478crash015
23113   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth7947082crash015
243390   Dennis Firestone Simpson Sports   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth7749222oil leak0 
251855   Josele Garza Machinist Union Racing TeamPenske / Cosworth6459898oil leak010
26 133   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth4784960fuel filter23 
272791   Don Whittington Simoniz Finish   (Whittington Brothers)March / Cosworth4445858ignition010
28 89   Roger Mears Machinist Union Racing TeamPenske / Cosworth4345642crash010
293143   Steve Krisiloff Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth4245462universal joint05
301735   Patrick Bedard Escort Radar Detectors   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth2545818crash0 
312414   A.J. Foyt Valvoline / Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth2444887shift linkage05
32131   George Snider Calumet Farms   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth2245138ignition05
333238   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck CorralEagle / Chevy1150102handling0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tom Sneva5Texaco Star
Tom Bigelow6HBK / Lenckite
Rich Vogler8Leader Card
Bill Alsup11Indy Car Magazine
John Paul, Jr.12UNO / British Sterling
Bill Tempero15Zena Jeans
Mark Alderson17Vollstedt
Larry Cannon17Vollstedt
Jim Buick26Pride of Allied
Gary Bettenhausen28American Spirit
Chuck Ciprich36Pace Electronics
Johnny Rutherford40Sea Ray Boats
Don Whittington40Sea Ray Boats
Doug Heveron41, 61Andre Champagne, Rhoades Racing
Phil Caliva42Mergard
Herm Johnson42, 81Mergard, Hubler Chevrolet
Sheldon Kinser42Mergard
Harry MacDonald43Armstrong Molding
Phil Krueger46McCray Racing
Spike Gehlhausen47Arizona International
Dick Simon48Vermont American
Derek Daly54Wysard Racing
Desire Wilson54Wysard Racing
Jerry Karl61Rhoades Racing
Greg Leffler64Jet Engineering
Danny Ongais65Interscope Racing
Pete Halsmer66Colonial BreadArciero
Dick Ferguson69Little King's Crown Ale
Jerry Sneva69Little King's Crown Ale
Dennis Firestone70Provimi Veal
Chris Kneifel73Primus
Bob Harkey79Spirit of Noblesville
Billy Vukovich, Jr.83Jet Engineering
Al Loquasto86GTS
Roger Rager88Frito-Lay Racer
John Mahler92Intercomp
WDHarry Sauce
WDMack McClellan17Vollstedt
WDAmber Furst39Rose Pedal Racing
WDDave Peperak75
WDKen Schrader98Spirit of VincennesUsona Purcell

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626  
27326   #35 accident turn 4 
334210  
43519   #9 accident turn 1 
528130  
82909   #3,66 accident turn 1 
9115565  
1561616   #94 tow-in 
16217110  
1721754   #18 accident turn 1 
17620025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 27.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Teo Fabi12323
  Mike Mosley24241
  Rick Mears25262
  Al Unser27359
  Tom Sneva364611
  Al Unser47526
  Bobby Rahal536614
  Tom Sneva67737
  Bobby Rahal74741
  Al Unser75806
  Tom Sneva81899
  Al Unser9010819
  Tom Sneva10914335
  Al Unser1441463
  Tom Sneva14717226
  Al Unser17319018
  Tom Sneva19120010

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 1000    
2   Al Unser 800   -200  
3   Rick Mears 700   -300  
4   Geoff Brabham 600   -400  
5   Mark Alderson 560   -440  
6   Kevin Cogan 500   -500  
7   Joe Saldana 422   -578  
8   Gary Bettenhausen 406   -594  
9   Howdy Holmes 400   -600  
10   Ken Schrader 360   -640  
11   Larry Rice 320   -680  
12   Pancho Carter 300   -700  
13   Rich Vogler 296   -704  
14   Sheldon Kinser 288   -712  
15   Bobby Olivero 284   -716  
16   Chip Ganassi 250   -750  
17   Al Unser, Jr. 150   -850  
18   Steve Chassey 100   -900  
19   George Snider 95   -905  
20   Chris Kneifel 50   -950  
21   Mike Mosley 25   -975