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1984 Indianapolis 500


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CART race number 3 of 16
Sunday, May 27, 1984 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:03:21
Average speed: 163.612 mph
Pole speed: 210.029 mph
Cautions: 5 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1984 CART results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 36   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth200434061running11921
2 79   Roberto Guerrero Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth198171666running016
3102   Al Unser Miller High Life   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth198116611running014
41621   Al Holbert CRC Chemicals   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth198107066running012
5 499   Michael Andretti Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth198119231running010
61214   A.J. Foyt Greer-Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth19779276running08
7185   Bobby Rahal 7-Eleven / Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth19774996running06
8 928   Herm Johnson Menard Cashway Lumber   (John Menard)March / Cosworth19473560running05
91125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth19368085running34
102455   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth19366910running03
11314   George Snider Calumet Farms   (James Greer)March / Cosworth19369357running02
123250   Dennis Firestone Hoosier Transportation   (Purcell Racing)March / Cosworth18662765running01
13 241   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Mayer Motor Racing)March / Cosworth18585209running0 
141377   Tom Gloy Simoniz Fiinsh   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth17962467engine0 
153373   Chris Kneifel SPA*Erobics   (Chris Kneifel)Primus / Cosworth17561183transmission0 
16 11   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Mayer Motor Racing)March / Cosworth168112935hub carrier311
17 63   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth15372323nose cone29 
182637   Scott Brayton Buick Dealers   (Lee Brayton)March / Buick15064397engine0 
192110   Pancho Carter American Dream   (W. Wolf Properties)March / Cosworth14159057engine0 
202798   Kevin Cogan Dubonnet / Curb Records   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Pontiac13765853wheel froze0 
21157   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth13167985water pump4 
223084   Johnny Rutherford Foyt-Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth11656453engine0 
232022   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth11264057running0 
241433   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth10471197fuel system14 
25 520   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth10361373crash0 
261716   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth8655585piston0 
272961   Derek Daly Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth7655333handling0 
282240   Chip Ganassi Old Milwaukee   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth6154617engine0 
292830   Danny Sullivan Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth5757937wheel0 
301935   Patrick Bedard Escort Radar Detectors   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth5556793crash0 
312557   Spike Gehlhausen Little Kings   (Indy Auto Racing)March / Cosworth4554185crash0 
322347   Emerson Fittipaldi W.I.T. Productions   (GTS Racing)March / Cosworth3753800oil pressure0 
33 818   Geoff Brabham Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth154077fuel line0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gary Bettenhausen8,60,82
Pete Halsmer11Colonial / WISH / Payless
John Paul, Jr.12Circle Bar Truck Corral
Stan Fox24Pabst Racing
Bill Alsup27Alsup Racing
Dick Ferguson31,51
Johnny Parsons34,59
Desire Wilson34Wysard Motors
Chuck Ciprich36Pace Electronics
Chet Fillip38Circle Bar Truck Corral
Bruno Giacomelli52Theodore Racing
Roger Mears55,76
Steve Chassey56,65
Jerry Karl59McCray Plastering
Ed Pimm64Jet Engineering
Jerry Sneva66Carquest
Jim Crawford68,78
Phil Caliva69Wolff Properties
Tom Bigelow75Baer Concrete
Jacques Villeneuve76Canadian Tire
Larry Cannon81
Phil Krueger85Ellme Racing
Al Loquasto86
Steve Krisiloff87Center Line Wheels
Michael Chandler88Dubonnet / LigierMike Curb

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14141  
425211   #57 accident turn 1 
53575  
586710   #35 accident turn 3 
6810639  
1071148   #20 accident turn 4 
11515238  
1531575   #9 spun turn 2 
1581625  
1631675   #37 stopped on track 
16820033  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.5%             Average green flag run: 26.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Mears12424
  Tom Sneva25251
  Mario Andretti264722
  Tom Sneva48492
  Mario Andretti50534
  Rick Mears54596
  Tom Sneva60601
  Mario Andretti61633
  Teo Fabi64707
  Danny Ongais71733
  Teo Fabi74807
  Tom Sneva81822
  Al Unser, Jr.83864
  Tom Sneva8710923
  Rick Mears11014132
  Tom Sneva1421432
  Rick Mears14420057

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 37    
2   Michael Andretti 27   -10  
3   Mario Andretti 22   -15  
4   Rick Mears 21   -16  
5   Geoff Brabham 16   -21  
5   Howdy Holmes 16   -21  
5   Roberto Guerrero 16   -21  
8   Al Unser 14   -23  
8   Danny Ongais 14   -23  
10   Dick Simon 12   -25  
10   Bobby Rahal 12   -25  
10   Jim Crawford 12   -25  
10   Al Holbert 12   -25  
14   Emerson Fittipaldi 11   -26  
15   Jacques Villeneuve 8   -29  
15   A.J. Foyt 8   -29  
15   Danny Sullivan 8   -29  
18   Derek Daly 6   -31  
19   Gordon Johncock 5   -32  
19   Kevin Cogan 5   -32