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1985 Michigan 500


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CART race number 7 of 15
Sunday, July 28, 1985 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:53:58
Average speed: 128.22 mph
Pole speed: 213.72 mph
Cautions: 13 for 104 laps
Margin of victory: .40 sec
Attendance: 70000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1985 CART results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11940   Emerson Fittipaldi 7-Eleven   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth250115639running2920
2 811   Al Unser Hertz   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth25063940running10217
3 92   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Cosworth24937105running1514
4 621   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth24830231running1312
51898   Ed Pimm Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Cosworth24824114running010
6263   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth24721318running48
71318   Kevin Cogan Kraco / Wolff Systems   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth24719454running06
81637   Scott Brayton Jolly Rancher   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth24518722running05
91433   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Gerry Forsythe)Lola / Cosworth24218090running04
10 31   Mario Andretti Beatrice   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth24119408crash163
112936   Dennis Firestone Pace ElectronicsLola / Cosworth23117085running02
122056   Steve Chassey Genesee BeerMarch / Chevrolet22816540engine01
13159   Roberto Guerrero True Value   (Bignotti-Cotter)March / Cosworth20419244gearbox22 
14 24   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth20316823radiator11 
15 730   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth18014903engine0 
16 46   Pancho Carter Valvoline / Buick Hawk   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth16211058crash7 
172238   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Lola / Cosworth1455047crash0 
182871   Spike Gehlhausen Living Well / SPA*ErobicsLola / Cosworth1279774crash0 
191055   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth10917687crash31 
201725   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)March / Cosworth818675crash0 
212542   Phil Krueger Mergard RacingMarch / Cosworth784365crash0 
222759   Chip Ganassi Scot Lad Foods   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth694228crash0 
231220   Sammy Swindell STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth5813266crash0 
243019   Dale Coyne Dale Coyne Racing   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Chevrolet4014130engine0 
252422   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth3712993engine0 
262124   Tom Bigelow Palace Display VansMarch / Cosworth3512857engine0 
271199   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth2412720engine0 
282323   Raul Boesel Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth173410manifold0 
29 57   Geoff Brabham Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth712448crash0 
30 15   Rick Mears Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth712311transmission0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDA.J. Foyt14Copenhagen / GilmoreA.J. FoytMarch / Cosworth
WDArie Luyendyk61Provimi VealProvimi RacingLola / Cosworth

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Sullivan111
  Mario Andretti21413
  Danny Sullivan15151
  Mario Andretti16172
  Johnny Rutherford183013
  Al Unser31366
  Roberto Guerrero37404
  Tom Sneva41488
  Roberto Guerrero49546
  Al Unser55639
  Josele Garza64729
  Bobby Rahal73764
  Al Unser77815
  Josele Garza8210322
  Al Unser10412825
  Mario Andretti1291291
  Pancho Carter1301367
  Roberto Guerrero1371393
  Tom Sneva1401445
  Roberto Guerrero1451506
  Danny Sullivan1511599
  Al Unser16019536
  Tom Sneva1961961
  Roberto Guerrero1971993
  Tom Sneva2002001
  Emerson Fittipaldi20121010
  Al Unser21123121
  Emerson Fittipaldi23225019

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 86    
2   Al Unser 79   -7  
3   Emerson Fittipaldi 76   -10  
4   Al Unser, Jr. 62   -24  
5   Danny Sullivan 47   -39  
6   Tom Sneva 45   -41  
7   Kevin Cogan 28   -58  
8   Johnny Rutherford 27   -59  
9   Geoff Brabham 25   -61  
10   Michael Andretti 23   -63  
11   Roberto Guerrero 22   -64  
12   Arie Luyendyk 19   -67  
13   Jacques Villeneuve 18   -68  
14   Bruno Giacomelli 16   -70  
14   Jim Crawford 16   -70  
16   Scott Brayton 15   -71  
16   Ed Pimm 15   -71  
16   Josele Garza 15   -71  
19   Rick Mears 14   -72  
20   Bobby Rahal 13   -73