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CART race number 15 of 15
Sunday, October 15, 1989 at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
84 laps on a 2.214 mile road course (185.976 miles)

Time of race: 1:58:29
Average speed: 94.174 mph
Pole speed: 110.168 mph
Cautions: 2 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: 1.846 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1989 CART results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 14   Rick Mears Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet8468160running4722
2 85   Mario Andretti Kmart / Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevrolet8451630running2016
3 62   Al Unser, Jr. Team Valvoline   (Rick Galles)Lola / Chevrolet8439500running1314
4 93   Scott Pruett Budweiser   (Truesports)Lola / Judd8434460running012
5 720   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Pat Patrick / Chip Ganassi)Penske / Chevrolet8431090running010
6 518   Bobby Rahal Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)Lola / Cosworth8427720running08
7 46   Michael Andretti Kmart / Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Chevrolet8418600running26
81911   Kevin Cogan Schaefer / Playboy Fashions   (Andy Kenopensky)March / Cosworth8423980running05
9117   Arie Luyendyk Provimi Veal / Dutch Boy   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth8319860running04
101230   Raul Boesel Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Judd8319336running03
111786   Dominic Dobson Texaco / Havoline   (Bruce Leven)Lola / Cosworth8212074running02
122270   John Andretti STP / Tuneup Masters   (Vince Granatelli)Lola / Buick8111550running01
132459   Steve Saleen Saleen Auto Express   (Steve Saleen)March / Cosworth7911550running0 
14 21   Danny Sullivan Miller High Life   (Roger Penske)Penske / Chevrolet7917240running2 
152716   Jon Beekhuis Any Mountain Ltd.   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Lola / Cosworth6212240gearbox0 
161828   Randy Lewis Toshiba / Oracle   (TeamKar International)Lola / Cosworth588930mechanical0 
17139   Didier Theys STP / Tuneup Masters   (Vince Granatelli)Lola / Buick5615275clutch0 
181010   Derek Daly Raynor Garage Doors   (Raynor Motorsports)Lola / Judd4915275clutch0 
19 38   Teo Fabi Quaker State   (Porsche Motorsports)March / Porsche4811775crash0 
201422   Scott Brayton Amway   (Dick Simon)Lola / Cosworth3715275cv joint0 
211512   Fabrizio Barbazza Arciero-MacPherson   (Frank Arciero)Penske / Cosworth3414620gearbox0 
221665   John Jones Labatt's Breweries   (Ron Rogers)Lola / Cosworth297620gearbox0 
232869   Bernard Jourdain Andale Racing   (Andale Racing)Lola / Cosworth282620coolant leak0 
242329   Pancho Carter Hardee's   (Leader Card)Lola / Cosworth2614620gearbox0 
252121   Roberto Guerrero Alfa Romeo   (Alex Morales)March / Alfa Romeo2314620off course0 
262650   Guido Dacco Sector / DeLonghi   (Antonio Ferrari)Lola / Cosworth92620engine0 
272519   Ken Johnson Rain-X / Burago   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Cosworth69620engine0 
282014   Rocky Moran Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Lola / Cosworth014620engine0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Joe Sposato17Hoechst Celenese
Buddy Lazier23Maglite / Advance Liquid
Scott Harrington44U.S. EngineeringTodd Walther
Jeff Wood56Spirit of WichitaDick Hammond
Ludwig Heimrath71Mackenzie FinancialRon Hemelgarn
Robby Unser91Mackenzie FinancialRon Hemelgarn
John Paul, Jr.96ATEC EnvironmentalDavid Mann

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13737  
38447   #12 stopped on track 
45484  
49568   #8 accident 
578428  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.9%             Average green flag run: 23.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Sullivan122
  Rick Mears32523
  Michael Andretti26272
  Mario Andretti284720
  Rick Mears48492
  Al Unser, Jr.506213
  Rick Mears638422

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Emerson Fittipaldi 196    
2   Rick Mears 186   -10  
3   Michael Andretti 150   -46  
4   Teo Fabi 141   -55  
5   Al Unser, Jr. 136   -60  
6   Mario Andretti 110   -86  
7   Danny Sullivan 107   -89  
8   Scott Pruett 101   -95  
9   Bobby Rahal 88   -108  
10   Arie Luyendyk 75   -121  
11   Raul Boesel 68   -128  
12   Derek Daly 25   -171  
13   Pancho Carter 18   -178  
13   Kevin Cogan 18   -178  
15   Scott Brayton 17   -179  
16   Al Unser 14   -182  
16   John Jones 14   -182  
18   A.J. Foyt 10   -186  
18   Dominic Dobson 10   -186  
18   Bernard Jourdain 10   -186