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1981 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race


Race 1 of 1


Indianapolis
200 laps
Time of race: 3:35:41.78
Average speed of winner: 139.084 mph
Margin of victory: 5.220 sec.
Lead changes: 24 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 11 for 69 laps
Fastest lap: Gordon Johncock 196.937
Lap leaders: Unser 1-21, Rutherford 22-24, Sneva 25, Unser 26-32, Sneva 33-56, Mears 57, Smiley 58, Unser 59, Ongais 60-63, Johncock 64-91, Unser 92-95, Johncock 96, Andretti 97-98, Garza 99-104, Johncock 105-112, Unser 113-118, Johncock 119-122, Andretti 123-125, Garza 126-132, Johncock 133-140, Unser 141, Andretti 142-148, Unser 149-178, Johncock 179-181, Unser 182-200

Video links: Part 1 (Intro), Part 2 (Start), Part 3, Part 4 (Ongais crash), Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 (Finish), Part 10 (Post-race)



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorChassisEngineTireOwnerQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
11Bobby Unser3Norton SpiritPenskeCosworthGoodyearPenske200.546200889running2991241000
232Mario Andretti40STP Oil TreatmentWildcatCosworthGoodyearPatrick193.040200312running128974800
318Vern Schuppan33Red Roof InnsMcLarenCosworthGoodyearTheodore186.54819900running87974700
412Kevin Cogan32O'Connell RacingPhoenixCosworthGoodyearO Connell189.44419700running59024600
515Geoff Brabham50Psachie/GarzaPenskeCosworthGoodyearGarza187.99019700running55684500
623Sheldon Kinser81Sergio Valente LonghornLonghornCosworthGoodyearHillin189.45419500running44754400
716Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.16Provimi VealMcLarenCosworthGoodyearH and R187.01319500running44064300
817Steve Krisiloff53Psachie/GarzaPenskeCosworthGoodyearGarza186.72219400running39986250
94Gordon Johncock20STP Oil TreatmentWildcatCosworthGoodyearPatrick195.429194652engine62501200
1028Dennis Firestone4Rhoades Aircraft SalesWildcatCosworthGoodyearRhoades187.78419300engine36376150
117Bill Alsup7ABDickPenskeCosworthGoodyearAlsup193.15419300running35632100
1225Mike Chandler74National Engineering Co.PenskeCosworthGoodyearHodgdon187.56719200running3411650
133A.J. Foyt14Valvoline-GilmoreCoyoteCosworthGoodyearFoyt196.07819100running3579525
1433Tim Richmond84UNO/WTTV/Guarantee AutoParnelliCosworthGoodyearGuarantee189.25419100running3361225
1531Jerry Karl38Tonco TrailerMcLarenChevroletGoodyearKarl186.00818900running3548025
1629Scott Brayton37Forsythe IndustriesPenskeCosworthGoodyearForsythe187.77417300engine3217625
179Al Unser10Valvoline-LonghornLonghornCosworthGoodyearHillin192.71916600running3160020
1819Larry Dickson31Machinist UnionPenskeCosworthGoodyearMachinists Union186.27816500piston3065220
1913Bob Lazier35Montgomery Ward Auto ClubPenskeCosworthGoodyearFletcher189.42415400engine3373220
2014Tom Bigelow56Genesee BeerPenskeChevroletGoodyearGohr188.29415200engine3014020
2127Bill Whittington90Kraco Car StereoMarchCosworthGoodyearWhittington197.09814600stalled3124315
228Gordon Smiley60IntermedicsWildcatCosworthGoodyearPatrick192.98814111accident2924015
236Josele Garza55Psachie/Garza/EssoPenskeCosworthGoodyearGarza195.101138213accident4028215
2424Pete Halsmer79Hubler/KISS99PenskeCosworthGoodyearArciero187.70512300accident3070215
2520Tom Sneva2Blue PolyMarchCosworthGoodyearBignotti200.69196225clutch3800010
2611Gary Bettenhausen8HopkinsLightningCosworthGoodyearHopkins190.8706900rod2797610
2721Danny Ongais25Interscope RacingInterscopeCosworthGoodyearInterscope197.6946414accident3038010
2810Pancho Carter3Alex FoodsPenskeCosworthGoodyearMorales191.0226300compression2771210
2930Tom Klausler51IDS IdeasSchkeeChevroletGoodyearDouglas Schulz186.7326000gearbox279725
3022Rick Mears1Gould ChargePenskeCosworthGoodyearPenske194.0185811pit fire285605
3126Don Whittington91Whittington Bros.MarchCosworthGoodyearWhittington187.2373200accident287435
325Johnny Rutherford5PennzoilChaparralCosworthGoodyearHall195.3872513fuel pump296205
332Mike Mosley48Pepsi ChallengerEagleChevroletGoodyearAAR197.1411600radiator313925