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1983 Norton Michigan 500


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CART race number 5 of 13
Sunday, July 17, 1983 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:27
Average speed: 134.862 mph
Pole speed: 202.128 mph
Cautions: 12 for 85 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1983 CART results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 912   John Paul, Jr. British Sterling   (VDS Associates)Penske / Cosworth250104467running6621
2 77   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth25053022running3316
3183   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth25033523running2114
4 81   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth24921997crash1912
5 42   Bobby Rahal Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth24918138running3810
6 621   Pancho Carter Alex Foods / Pinata   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth24814172running28
71517   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth24813607running196
81260   Chip Ganassi Old Milwaukee   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Cosworth24712386running05
91972   Chris Kneifel C.F.I.Primus / Cosworth24211796crash04
102456   Steve Chassey Genesee Beer Wagon   (Gohr Distributing Co.)Eagle / Chevrolet24111156running03
112986   Dick Ferguson Hoffman RacingMarch / Cosworth23510870running02
121737   Scott Brayton SME Cement / Dreisbach Cadillac   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth23510398running01
133323   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)McElreath / Cosworth23112426running0 
142022   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth2159454running0 
15 133   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth20510082clutch31
162711   Bill Alsup Crane & Shovel SalesArgo / Cosworth2049510crash0 
171018   Mike Mosley Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth1968392engine0 
182110   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth1748156engine0 
192255   Josele Garza Machinists Union / Caesar's   (Machinist Union Racing Team)Penske / Cosworth1598038gearbox0 
20 291   Don Whittington Simoniz Finish   (Whittington Brothers)March / Cosworth1568086engine5 
213161   Jerry Karl RenaissanceWildcat / Cosworth1497802transmission0 
222334   Geoff Brabham Wysard Motor Co.   (Herb Wysard)March / Cosworth1277684radiator0 
231440   Danny Ongais Sea Ray Boats   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth1247566cv joint0 
243242   Herm Johnson Marriott Inns / Kangaroo'sMarch / Cosworth1067448oil leak0 
25 35   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth757629tie rod9 
26 520   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth748374crash35 
27116   Kevin Cogan Master Mechanic / Caesar's   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth747094crash0 
281335   Patrick Bedard Escort Radar Detectors   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth736976radiator0 
292878   Tom Bigelow HBK RacingEagle / Chevrolet646858engine0 
30308   Johnny Parsons Leader Card Racing   (Leader Card)Watson / Cosworth566740magneto0 
312519   Michael Chandler Agajanian- CurbRattlesnake / Cosworth476622engine0 
322630   Howdy Holmes Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)March / Cosworth186504crash0 
331666   Pete Halsmer Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth116386engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Don Whittington111
  Tom Sneva221
  Gordon Johncock397
  Tom Sneva10178
  Don Whittington18192
  Bobby Rahal203112
  Al Unser, Jr.32343
  Bobby Rahal35428
  Al Unser, Jr.43431
  Gordon Johncock44507
  Pancho Carter51522
  Gordon Johncock537321
  Teo Fabi74763
  Al Unser778711
  Don Whittington88892
  Bobby Rahal90934
  Rick Mears94963
  Bobby Rahal9711014
  Al Unser, Jr.11112515
  Mario Andretti12614621
  John Paul, Jr.14719246
  Rick Mears1931975
  John Paul, Jr.19821619
  Al Unser21723822
  Rick Mears23924911
  John Paul, Jr.2502501

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser 85    
2   Rick Mears 53   -32  
3   Tom Sneva 52   -33  
4   John Paul, Jr. 35   -50  
5   Pete Halsmer 32   -53  
6   Teo Fabi 29   -56  
7   Mario Andretti 25   -60  
8   Mike Mosley 22   -63  
9   Al Unser, Jr. 21   -64  
10   Gordon Johncock 20   -65  
11   Roger Mears 19   -66  
11   Howdy Holmes 19   -66  
11   Pancho Carter 19   -66  
14   Bobby Rahal 18   -67  
15   Geoff Brabham 12   -73  
16   Chip Ganassi 10   -75  
16   Kevin Cogan 10   -75  
18   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 6   -79  
19   Steve Chassey 5   -80  
19   Scott Brayton 5   -80