1979 Pocono 500 - Round 5

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Country
United States
Circuit
Round
5
Laps
200
Pole
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

AJ Foyt jr

14

Gilmore Racing Team

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth

3h 42m 13.78s

1000

2

11

Jim McElreath

26

McElreath Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser

198 laps

800

3

3

Larry Dickson

80

RP Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth

197 laps Out of fuel

700

4

20

Jerry Sneva

81

Shade Tree Racing

Eagle-Offenhauser

192 laps

600

5

9

Dick Simon

17

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-Offenhauser

191 laps

500

6

13

Billy Vukovich

22

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser

190 laps

400

7

Howdy Holmes

46

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser

190 laps

300

8

3

Tom Bigelow

43

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500B-Cosworth

184 laps Radiator

250

9

3

Gary Bettenhausen

98

JC Agajanian

King-Chevrolet

181 laps Engine

200

10

10

Al Loquasto

86

Robert LaWarre

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser

160 laps

150

11

Cliff Hucul

29

Hucul Racing

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser

158 laps Piston

100

12

10

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth

148 laps Engine

50

13

9

Tony Bettenhausen jr

60

Robert LaWarre

Eagle-Chevrolet

120 laps Axleshaft

25

14

4

Roger McCluskey

44

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500B-Cosworth

102 laps Bulkhead

25

15

6

Sheldon Kinser

24

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser

100 laps Engine

25

16

1

Phil Threshie

97

Grant King Racers

King-Chevrolet

85 laps Engine

25

17

6

Jerry Karl

38

William R Compton

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser

84 laps Spun

20

18

10

John Martin

20

Scientific Drilling Controls Racing

McLaren-Offenhauser

67 laps Piston

20

19

15

Janet Guthrie

45

Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Lola T500B-Cosworth

67 laps Clutch

20

20

5

Eldon Rasmussen

58

Rasmussen Racing

Rascar-Chevrolet

58 laps Accident

20

21

18

Johnny Parsons jr

15

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser

35 laps Piston

15

22

6

Dana Carter

30

Thunder Racing

McLaren M16C-Offenhauser

27 laps Engine

15

23

5

Frank Weiss

50

Intercomp Racing

Manta-Offenhauser

18 laps Exhaust header

15

24

3

Bob Harkey

27

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-AMC

16 laps Engine

15

25

8

George Snider

51

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser

Engine

10

Circuit - Pocono

Country

United States

Location

Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

Type

Paved oval

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Record

Ryan Briscoe (Dallara DW12-Chevrolet), 40.9009s, 220.045 mph, Indycars, 2014

First Race

1971 Pocono 500

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