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1983 Indianapolis 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 2 of 2
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    1983 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 36   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth200434061running1191000
2 79   Roberto Guerrero Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth198171666running0800
3102   Al Unser Miller High Life   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth198116611running0700
41621   Al Holbert CRC Chemicals   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth198107066running0600
5 499   Michael Andretti Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth198119231running0500
61214   A.J. Foyt Greer-Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth19779276running0400
7185   Bobby Rahal 7-Eleven / Red Roof Inns   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth19774996running0300
8 928   Herm Johnson Menards / Cashway Lumber   (John Menard)March / Cosworth19473560running0250
91125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth19368085running3200
102455   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth19366910running0150
11314   George Snider Calumet Farms   (Jim Greer)March / Cosworth19369357running0100
123250   Dennis Firestone Hoosier Transportation   (Purcell Racing)March / Cosworth18662765running050
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 / Cosworth17561183transmission025
16 11   Tom Sneva Texaco Star   (Mayer Motor Racing)March / Cosworth168112935hub carrier3125
17 63   Mario Andretti Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth15372323nose cone2920
182637   Scott Brayton Buick Dealers   (Lee Brayton)March / Buick15064397engine020
192110   Pancho Carter American Dream   (W. Wolf Properties)March / Cosworth14159057engine020
202798   Kevin Cogan Dubonnet / Curb Records   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Pontiac13765853wheel020
21157   Al Unser, Jr. Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth13167985water pump415
223084   Johnny Rutherford Foyt-Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth11656453engine015
232022   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth11264057running015
241433   Teo Fabi Skoal Bandit   (Gerry Forsythe)March / Cosworth10471197fuel system1415
25 520   Gordon Johncock STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth10361373crash010
261716   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth8655585piston010
272961   Derek Daly Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)March / Cosworth7655333handling010
282240   Chip Ganassi Old Milwaukee   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth6154617engine010
292830   Danny Sullivan Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth5757937wheel05
301935   Patrick Bedard Escort Radar Detectors   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth5556793crash0 
312557   Spike Gehlhausen Little Kings   (Indy Auto Racing)March / Cosworth4554185crash05
322347   Emerson Fittipaldi GTS RacingMarch / Cosworth3753800oil pressure05
33 818   Geoff Brabham Kraco Car Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth154077fuel line05

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Pete Halsmer11Colonial / WISH / Payless
John Paul, Jr.12Circle Bar Truck Corral
Stan Fox24Pabst Racing
Bill Alsup27Alsup Racing
Danny Sullivan30Domino's Pizza
Johnny Parsons34, 59Wysard Motors, McCray Plastering
Desire Wilson34Wysard Racing
Chuck Ciprich36Pace Electronics
Dick Ferguson51Hess Racing
Bruno Giacomelli52Theodore Racing
Steve Chassey56, 65Genesee Beer
Jerry Karl59McCray Plastering
Ed Pimm64Jet Engineering
Jerry Sneva66Carquest
Phil Caliva69Wolff Properties
Roger Mears76Machinists Union
Jacques Villeneuve76Canadian Tire
Jim Crawford78United Breweries
Johnny Rutherford80, 82Domino's Pizza, Calumet Farms
Larry Cannon81
Gary Bettenhausen82California Cooler
Phil Krueger85Ellme Racing
Steve Krisiloff87
Michael Chandler88Dubonnet / Curb Records
Kevin Cogan98Dubonnet / Ligier

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14747  
48525   #57 spun 
53586  
596810   #35 accident 
6910638  
1071148   #20 accident 
11515339  
1541585   #9 spun 
1591624  
1631675   #37 spun 
16820033  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 27.8 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   Rick Mears 1000    
2   Roberto Guerrero 800   -200  
3   Al Unser 700   -300  
4   Al Holbert 600   -400  
5   Michael Andretti 500   -500  
6   Gary Bettenhausen 400   -600  
6   A.J. Foyt 400   -600  
8   George Snider 340   -660  
9   Bobby Rahal 300   -700  
10   Ken Schrader 280   -720  
11   Herm Johnson 250   -750  
12   Danny Ongais 200   -800  
13   Josele Garza 150   -850  
14   Larry Rice 100   -900  
15   Dennis Firestone 50   -950  
16   Rich Vogler 40   -960  
17   Chris Kneifel 25   -975  
17   Tom Sneva 25   -975  
19   Kevin Cogan 20   -980  
19   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 20   -980