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1985 Detroit News 200


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CART race number 12 of 15
Sunday, September 22, 1985 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:13:19
Average speed: 163.647 mph
Pole speed: 214.254 mph
Cautions: 2 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: .71 sec
Attendance: 30000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1985 CART results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 13   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth10041700running7022
2 75   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth10031500running016
3 698   Ed Pimm Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Cosworth10024650running014
4 918   Kevin Cogan Kraco / Wolff Systems   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth9921000running1512
5122   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Cosworth9915500running410
62555   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth9913000running08
71325   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth9911500running06
8234   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth9910000running05
91421   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth9813500running04
10 46   Pancho Carter Valvoline / Buick Hawk   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth989200running03
111159   Pete Halsmer Scot Lad FoodsMarch / Cosworth984050running02
121811   Al Unser Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth983750running01
131040   Emerson Fittipaldi 7-Eleven / STP   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth9812750running0 
142456   Steve Chassey Genesee BeerMarch / Chevrolet967000running0 
152061   Arie Luyendyk Provimi Veal   (Provimi Racing)Lola / Cosworth9613000running0 
16227   Geoff Brabham Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth9511250running0 
172112   Bill Whittington Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth9511250running0 
181933   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Gerry Forsythe)Lola / Cosworth9511250running0 
191622   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth9411250running0 
20 420   Don Whittington STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth8611250crash0 
21 21   Mario Andretti Beatrice   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth7111250transmission0 
221537   Scott Brayton Dreisbach & Sons   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth7011250crash0 
23 830   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth6111250engine0 
24179   Roberto Guerrero True Value / Master Mechanic   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth5311750header0 
25 599   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth2211250electrical11 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dale Coyne19Dale Coyne RacingDale CoyneLola / Chevy
Gary Bettenhausen24Leader CardLeader CardMarch / Cosworth
Dennis Firestone36Pace ElectronicsLola / Cosworth

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17171  
728211   #37 accident turn 4 
83875  
88936   #20 accident turn 3 
941007  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 27.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Andretti11111
  Bobby Rahal12165
  Kevin Cogan173115
  Bobby Rahal32365
  Tom Sneva37404
  Bobby Rahal4110060

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Al Unser, Jr. 106    
2   Al Unser 101   -5  
3   Mario Andretti 100   -6  
4   Emerson Fittipaldi 97   -9  
5   Danny Sullivan 89   -17  
6   Bobby Rahal 85   -21  
7   Tom Sneva 66   -40  
8   Jacques Villeneuve 54   -52  
9   Rick Mears 51   -55  
9   Johnny Rutherford 51   -55  
11   Kevin Cogan 44   -62  
12   Ed Pimm 40   -66  
13   Michael Andretti 39   -67  
14   Geoff Brabham 37   -69  
15   Josele Garza 33   -73  
16   Pancho Carter 31   -75  
17   Arie Luyendyk 27   -79  
18   Bruno Giacomelli 24   -82  
19   Roberto Guerrero 22   -84  
20   Jim Crawford 16   -90