1979 Indianapolis 500 - Round 3

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
3
Laps
200
Pole
Fastest Lap
Mosley, 46.58s
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Rick Mears

9

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 8m 47.97s

1000

2

4

AJ Foyt jr

14

Gilmore Racing Team

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 9m 33.66s

800

3

9

Mike Mosley

36

All-American Racers

Eagle 79-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3h 9m 36s

700

4

23

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

199 laps

600

5

1

Bobby Unser

12

Penske Racing

Penske PC7-Cosworth (Goodyear)

199 laps

500

6

1

Gordon Johncock

3

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

197 laps

400

7

6

Howdy Holmes

46

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

195 laps

300

8

26

Billy Vukovich

22

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

193 laps

250

9

6

Tom Bagley

11

Longhorn Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

193 laps

200

10

21

Spike Gehlhausen

19

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk3-Cosworth (Goodyear)

192 laps

150

11

17

Steve Krisiloff

7

Fletcher Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth (Goodyear)

192 laps

100

12

4

Salt Walther

77

Dayton-Walther

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

191 laps

50

13

12

Roger McCluskey

72

Hodgson Racing

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

191 laps

25

14

16

Tom Bigelow

44

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

190 laps

25

15

13

Tom Sneva

1

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth (Goodyear)

188 laps Accident

25

16

10

Joe Saldana

69

Hoffman Racing

Eagle 79-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

186 laps

25

17

12

Phil Threshie

97

Grant King Racers

King-Chevrolet (Goodyear)

172 laps

20

18

10

Johnny Rutherford

4

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

168 laps

20

19

4

Larry Rice

31

Pat Santello

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

142 laps Accident

20

20

3

Pancho Carter

10

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

129 laps Wheel bearing

20

21

1

Vern Schuppan

34

Wysard Motor Co

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

111 laps Transmission

15

22

19

Al Unser

2

Chaparral Racing

Chaparral 2K-Cosworth (Goodyear)

104 laps Transmission

15

23

10

Eldon Rasmussen

50

BFM Enterprises

Antares-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

89 laps Engine

15

24

Larry Dickson

80

RP Racing

Penske PC5-Cosworth (Goodyear)

86 laps Fuel pump

15

25

7

John Mahler

92

Intercomp Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

66 laps Fuel pump

10

26

6

Dick Simon

17

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

57 laps Clutch

10

27

20

Wally Dallenbach

6

Patrick Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

43 laps Wheel

10

28

18

Sheldon Kinser

24

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

40 laps Piston

10

29

11

Cliff Hucul

29

Hucul Racing

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

22 laps Valve

5

30

19

Lee Kunzman

89

Conquest Racing Team

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth (Goodyear)

18 laps Scavenge pump

5

31

10

Jerry Sneva

73

Hodgson Racing

Spirit-AMC (Goodyear)

16 laps Piston

5

32

23

Johnny Parsons jr

15

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

16 laps Piston

5

33

2

George Snider

59

Hoffman Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser (Goodyear)

7 laps Valve

5

34

20

Janet Guthrie

45

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500B-Cosworth (Goodyear)

3 laps Piston

5

35

16

Jim McElreath

23

McElreath Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth (Goodyear)

Valve

5

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Rick Mears

Penske Racing

3m 5.82s

2

Tom Sneva

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

3m 6.53s

3

Al Unser

Chaparral Racing

3m 7.01s

4

Bobby Unser

Penske Racing

3m 9.56s

5

Gordon Johncock

Patrick Racing

3m 9.72s

6

AJ Foyt jr

Gilmore Racing Team

3m 9.86s

7

Wally Dallenbach

Patrick Racing

3m 11.2s

8

Johnny Rutherford

Team McLaren

3m 11.35s

9

Johnny Parsons jr

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

3m 11.68s

10

Sheldon Kinser

Leader Card Racers

3m 12.85s

11

Lee Kunzman

Conquest Racing Team

3m 13.13s

12

Mike Mosley

All-American Racers

3m 13.26s

13

Howdy Holmes

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

3m 13.69s

14

Janet Guthrie

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

3m 13.84s

15

Tom Bagley

Longhorn Racing

3m 14.16s

16

Salt Walther

Dayton-Walther

3m 15.48s

17

Pancho Carter

Alex Foods Racing

3m 13.75s

18

Cliff Hucul

Hucul Racing

3m 13.34s

19

Jim McElreath

McElreath Racing

3m 13.67s

20

Dick Simon

Vollstedt Enterprises

3m 14.52s

21

Jerry Sneva

Hodgson Racing

3m 15.25s

22

Vern Schuppan

Wysard Motor Co

3m 15.29s

23

Larry Rice

Pat Santello

3m 15.42s

24

Larry Dickson

RP Racing

3m 15.46s

25

Roger McCluskey

Hodgson Racing

3m 15.75s

26

Joe Saldana

Hoffman Racing

3m 10.7s

27

Danny Ongais

Interscope Racing

3m 11.48s

28

Steve Krisiloff

Fletcher Racing Team

3m 13.25s

29

Phil Threshie

Grant King Racers

3m 13.84s

30

Tom Bigelow

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

3m 14.44s

31

Spike Gehlhausen

Patrick Racing

3m 14.53s

32

John Mahler

Intercomp Racing

3m 15.31s

33

Eldon Rasmussen

BFM Enterprises

3m 15.73s

34

Billy Vukovich

Leader Card Racers

3m 12.47s

35

George Snider

Hoffman Racing

3m 14.26s

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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