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1978 International 500-Mile Sweepstakes


Race 1 of 1


Indianapolis
200 laps
Time of race: 3:05:54.99
Average speed of winner: 161.363 mph
Margin of victory: 8.09 sec.
Lead changes: 11 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 23 laps
Fastest lap: Mario Andretti 193.924
Lap leaders: Sneva pole, Ongais 1-11, Sneva 12, Ongais 13-25, Krisiloff 26-30, Sneva 31, Ongais 32-75, A. Unser 76-107, Ongais 108-110, A. Unser 111-179, Sneva 180, A. Unser 181-200

Video links: Highlights



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorChassisEngineTireOwnerQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
15Al Unser21st National City Travelers ChecksLolaCosworthGoodyearHall196.4742003121running2903641000
21Tom Sneva1Norton SpiritPenskeCosworthGoodyearPenske202.15620033running112704800
36Gordon Johncock20North American Van LinesWildcatDGSGoodyearPatrick195.83319900running61769700
413Steve Krisiloff40Foreman IndustriesWildcatDGSGoodyearPatrick191.25519815running39504600
57Wally Dallenbach6Sugaripe PruneMcLarenCosworthGoodyearO Connell195.23319500running35632500
619Bobby Unser48ARCO GraphiteEagleCosworthGoodyearAAR194.65819500running29478400
720A.J. Foyt14Gilmore Racing/CiticorpCoyoteFoytGoodyearFoyt200.12219100running29628300
823George Snider84Gilmore Racing/CiticorpCoyoteFoytGoodyearFoyt192.62619100running25818250
915Janet Guthrie51Texaco StarWildcatDGSGoodyearGuthrie190.32519000running24115200
108Johnny Parsons161st National City Travelers ChecksLightningOffenhauserGoodyearHopkins194.28018600running26129150
1130Larry Rice35Bryant Heating/WIBCLightningOffenhauserGoodyearHedback187.39218600engine24276100
1233Mario Andretti7Gould ChargePenskeCosworthGoodyearPenske194.64718500running2325250
134Johnny Rutherford41st National City Travelers ChecksMcLarenCosworthGoodyearMcLaren197.09818000running3180525
1428Jerry Karl88Machinists UnionMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyearFiore187.54917600running2093025
1524Joe Saldana69Mr. Wize Buys Carpet ShopEagleOffenhauserGoodyearGus Hoffman190.80917300running2069125
1631Gary Bettenhausen98OberdorferKingfishOffenhauserGoodyearAgajanian-King187.32414700engine2013025
1725Mike Mosley78Alex XLNT FoodsLightningOffenhauserGoodyearMorales188.71914600turbocharger2024720
182Danny Ongais25Interscope RacingParnelliCosworthGoodyearInterscope200.122145471engine3324220
1910Dick Simon17La MachineVollstedtOffenhauserGoodyearVollstedt192.96713800wheel bearing1851620
2026Jim McElreath26Circle City CoalEagleOffenhauserGoodyearMcElreath188.05813200engine1911920
2118Tom Bigelow43Armstrong MouldWildcatDGSGoodyearArmstrong189.11510700rod1800015
229Larry Dickson80Polak/Stay-On Car GlazePenskeCosworthGoodyearStay-on193.43410400oil pressure2265915
233Rick Mears71CAM2 Motor OilPenskeCosworthGoodyearPenske200.07810300engine2239615
2421Pancho Carter8BudweiserLightningCosworthGoodyearFletcher196.8299200header2026215
2511Roger McCluskey11National Engineering Co.EagleAMCGoodyearHodgdon192.2568200clutch1870710
2617John Mahler39TibonEagleOffenhauserGoodyearCarl Gehlhausen189.7235800timing gear1633010
2714Tom Bagley22Kent OilWatsonOffenhauserGoodyearLeader Card190.9412500oil leak1628110
2822Salt Walther77Dayton-WaltherMcLarenCosworthGoodyearWalmotor193.2262400clutch1656010
2916Spike Gehlhausen19Hubler Chevrolet/WIRE RadioEagleOffenhauserGoodyearGehlhausen190.3252300accident159685
3029Phil Threshie47Circle City Chevrolet/Tutweiler CadillacLightningOffenhauserGoodyearThreshie187.5202200oil pressure157055
3132Jerry Sneva30Smock Material HandlingMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyearFreeman187.2661800transmission181205
3212Sheldon Kinser24Thermo-KingWatsonOffenhauserGoodyearLeader Card192.0511500oil pressure158135
3327Cliff Hucul29Wendy's HamburgersMcLarenOffenhauserGoodyearHucul187.805400oil line155345