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1984 Detroit News Grand Prix


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CART race number 13 of 16
Monday, September 24, 1984 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:11:12
Average speed: 168.523 mph
Pole speed: 215.189 mph
Cautions: 2 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: 1.4 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1984 CART results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth10031063running3720
2 24   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Mayer Motor Racing)March / Cosworth10019840running016
3 625   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth10015075running314
4 71   Al Unser Miller High Life   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth10018513running1412
5 45   Bobby Rahal 7-Eleven / Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth10017053running010
6 57   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth10016093running08
71099   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth10015133running06
81341   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Mayer Motor Racing)March / Cosworth989340running05
9 930   Danny Sullivan Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth9813213running04
101155   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth9713121running03
111918   Geoff Brabham Wolff Systems / Kraco Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth9715425running02
121240   Emerson Fittipaldi Old Milwaukee   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth9613733running01
131421   Al Holbert CRC Chemicals / Red Roof Inns   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth9612733running0 
14 16   Johnny Rutherford Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth9612253crash462
151722   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth9512253running0 
162359   Peter Kuhn AGFA / McCray PlasteringMarch / Cosworth931440running0 
172238   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)VDS Penske / Cosworth911440running0 
18 811   Pete Halsmer Scot Lad Foods   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth916773running0 
191898   Ed Pimm Dubonnet / Copenhagen   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Chevrolet676440engine0 
202156   Steve Chassey Genesee BeerMarch / Chevrolet6311773engine0 
211617   Derek Daly Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth2511773crash0 
222082   John Paul, Jr. California CoolerMarch / Cosworth236440crash0 
23159   Roberto Guerrero Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth1611773engine0 
242462   Jerry Karl Line RenaissanceMarch / Cosworth131440vibration0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gordon Johncock20STP Oil Treatment
Stan Fox24Pabst Racing
Scott Brayton28Buick Dealers
Gary Bettenhausen36Pace Electronics
John Morton64Jet Engineering

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12525  
263510   #17,91 accident turn 3 
369560  
961005   #6 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.0%             Average green flag run: 42.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford14646
  Mario Andretti47471
  Al Unser486013
  Mario Andretti61699
  Al Unser70701
  Danny Ongais71733
  Mario Andretti7410027

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 142    
2   Tom Sneva 127   -15  
3   Rick Mears 110   -32  
4   Danny Sullivan 105   -37  
5   Bobby Rahal 89   -53  
6   Michael Andretti 74   -68  
7   Al Unser 68   -74  
8   Geoff Brabham 67   -75  
9   Al Unser, Jr. 63   -79  
10   Howdy Holmes 44   -98  
11   Danny Ongais 43   -99  
12   Gordon Johncock 39   -103  
13   Roberto Guerrero 38   -104  
14   Josele Garza 34   -108  
15   Emerson Fittipaldi 30   -112  
16   Al Holbert 28   -114  
17   Derek Daly 26   -116  
18   Jacques Villeneuve 25   -117  
19   Chip Ganassi 24   -118  
20   Johnny Rutherford 18   -124