1978 Indianapolis 500 - Round 5

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
5
Laps
200
Pole
Fastest Lap
Andretti, 46.41s
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

4

Al Unser

2

Chaparral Racing

Lola T500-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 5m 54.99s

1000

2

1

Tom Sneva

1

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

200 laps

800

3

3

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

199 laps

700

4

9

Steve Krisiloff

40

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

198 laps

600

5

2

Wally Dallenbach

6

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

196 laps Out of fuel

500

6

13

Bobby Unser

48

All-American Racers

Eagle 78-Cosworth (Goodyear)

195 laps

400

7

13

AJ Foyt jr

14

Gilmore Racing Team

Coyote 78-Ford (Goodyear)

191 laps

300

8

15

George Snider

84

Gilmore Racing Team

Coyote-Ford (Goodyear)

191 laps

250

9

6

Janet Guthrie

51

Janet Guthrie Racing

Wildcat Mk3-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

190 laps

0

10

2

Johnny Parsons jr

16

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

187 laps

150

11

19

Larry Rice

35

Pat Santello

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

186 laps Engine

100

12

21

Mario Andretti

7

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

185 laps

50

13

9

Johnny Rutherford

4

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

180 laps

25

14

14

Jerry Karl

88

Fiore Racing

McLaren M16B-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

176 laps

25

15

9

Joe Saldana

69

Hoffman Racing

Eagle 73-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

173 laps

25

16

15

Gary Bettenhausen

98

JC Agajanian

King-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

149 laps Piston

25

17

8

Mike Mosley

78

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

147 laps Gearbox

20

18

16

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

145 laps Piston

20

19

9

Dick Simon

17

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

139 laps Wheel bearing

20

20

6

Jim McElreath

26

McElreath Racing

Eagle 74-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

132 laps Engine

20

21

3

Tom Bigelow

43

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

107 laps Con rod

15

22

13

Larry Dickson

80

RP Racing

Penske PC5-Cosworth (Goodyear)

104 laps Oil pressure

15

23

20

Rick Mears

71

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

104 laps Engine

15

24

3

Pancho Carter

8

Fletcher Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth (Goodyear)

92 laps Exhaust header

15

25

14

Roger McCluskey

11

Hodgson Racing

Eagle 76-AMC (Goodyear)

81 laps Clutch

10

26

9

John Mahler

39

Carl Gehlhausen

Eagle 74-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

58 laps Timing gears

10

27

13

Tom Bagley

22

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

25 laps Overheating

10

28

6

Salt Walther

77

Dayton-Walther

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

24 laps Transmission

10

29

13

Spike Gehlhausen

19

Carl Gehlhausen

Eagle 74-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

23 laps Accident

5

30

1

Phil Threshie

47

Phil Threshie

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

22 laps Oil pressure

5

31

1

Jerry Sneva

30

Thunder Racing

McLaren M16B-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

18 laps Upright

5

32

20

Sheldon Kinser

24

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

15 laps Oil pressure

5

33

6

Cliff Hucul

29

Longhorn Racing

McLaren M16D-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

4 laps Oil line

5

Circuit - Indianapolis

Country

United States

Location

Speedway, Indiana

Type

Paved oval

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Record

Eddie Cheever (Lola T95/00-Buick/Menard), 38.119s, 236.103 mph, Indycars, 1996

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