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1988 Marlboro 500


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CART race number 9 of 15
Sunday, August 7, 1988 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:46:03
Average speed: 180.654 mph
Pole speed: 218.427 mph
Cautions: 5 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1988 CART results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 59   Danny Sullivan Miller High Life   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet250111196running9220
2 41   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Truesports)Lola / Judd24971996running1816
31418   Michael Andretti Kraco Stereo   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth24746226running014
41816   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Yugo America / Scot Lad Foods   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Lola / Cosworth24031000running012
52277   Phil Krueger U.S. EngineeringMarch / Cosworth23921796running010
6 985   Gordon Johncock STP Supra Wear Control   (Royal Motor Racing)Lola / Cosworth23718944running08
71722   Dick Simon Uniden / GFE   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth22724376running06
82612   John Jones Labatt's   (Frank Arciero)March / Cosworth22123592running05
9 260   Al Unser Detroit Diesel   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet21615808engine194
102555   Scott Atchison Otter*Pops   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth21422024running03
111030   Raul Boesel Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth21121710engine02
12 36   Mario Andretti Amoco / Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth18021083engine101
13 15   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet17725456engine942
142424   Randy Lewis Toshiba / Oracle   (Leader Card)Lola / Cosworth17419829engine0 
152111   Rich Vogler Schaefer / Playboy Fashions   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth15719202engine0 
16 810   Derek Daly Raynor Garage Doors   (Raynor Motorsports)Lola / Cosworth13518574crash0 
172356   Billy Vukovich III Genesee / E-Z Wider   (Gohr Distributing Co.)March / Cosworth12918418oil leak0 
181314   Johnny Rutherford Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Cosworth12914604fire0 
19 720   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Pat Patrick)Lola / Chevrolet12121447electrical17 
20162   Roberto Guerrero STP   (Vince Granatelli)Lola / Cosworth9917790engine0 
21 63   Al Unser, Jr. Team Valvoline   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth9921134water hose0 
221571   Tom Sneva Mackenzie Financial   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Cosworth9317477engine0 
232721   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth8517320fatigue0 
241998   John Andretti Skoal Bandit   (Mike Curb)Lola / Cosworth6017163overheating0 
25128   Teo Fabi Quaker State   (Porsche Motorsports)March / Porsche5610006mechanical0 
262091   Scott Brayton Amway   (Ron Hemelgarn)Lola / Judd5616850engine0 
272819   Dale Coyne Dale Coyne Racing   (Dale Coyne)March / Chevrolet1216693oil pressure0 
28117   Arie Luyendyk Provimi Veal   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth716536engine0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
485   #3 tow-in 
94032  
41455   debris turn 3 
468439  
85928   #14 tow-in 
9314351  
14415512   #10 accident turn 3 
15623883  
2392435   #22 fluid on track 
2442507  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 35.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Mears13434
  Mario Andretti35351
  Al Unser36394
  Rick Mears405819
  Emerson Fittipaldi596911
  Mario Andretti70756
  Al Unser76805
  Emerson Fittipaldi81866
  Bobby Rahal8710418
  Al Unser1051117
  Rick Mears11212211
  Mario Andretti1231253
  Rick Mears12615530
  Danny Sullivan15618631
  Al Unser1871893
  Danny Sullivan19025061

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Danny Sullivan 104    
2   Bobby Rahal 87   -17  
3   Al Unser, Jr. 86   -18  
4   Rick Mears 80   -24  
5   Michael Andretti 77   -27  
6   Mario Andretti 68   -36  
7   Raul Boesel 61   -43  
8   Emerson Fittipaldi 58   -46  
9   John Jones 29   -75  
10   Arie Luyendyk 27   -77  
11   A.J. Foyt 26   -78  
12   Tony Bettenhausen Jr 25   -79  
13   Kevin Cogan 24   -80  
14   Al Unser 22   -82  
15   Derek Daly 20   -84  
16   Teo Fabi 19   -85  
17   Roberto Guerrero 16   -88  
18   Phil Krueger 15   -89  
19   Scott Atchison 12   -92  
20   Dick Simon 11   -93