Sunday 28 may 1978

62nd INDY 500

BOX SCORE
Time of Race : 3 h 05 s 54 s 99
Average Speed : 161,363
Cautions : 6 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory :  8 s 09
Fastest Lap : Mario ANDRETTI 193.924 (46 s 41) on lap 75
Purse for the Winner : 290.364 $
Total Purse : 1.139.684 $
Pace car : Chevrolet Corvette (driven by Jim RATHMANN)
                                       
01-Al Unser (Chaparral Racing) 200 laps.jpg
01-Al Unser
(Chaparral Racing)
200 laps
02-Tom Sneva (Penske Racing) 200 laps.jpg
02-Tom Sneva
(Penske Racing)
200 laps
03-Gordon Johncock (Patrick Racing Team) 199 laps.jpg
03-Gordon Johncock
(Patrick Racing Team)
199 laps
04-Steve Krisiloff (Patrick Racing Team) 198 laps.jpg
04-Steve Krisiloff
(Patrick Racing Team)
198 laps
05-Wally Dallenbach (Jerry O'Connell) 196 laps.jpg
05-Wally Dallenbach
(Jerry O'Connell)
196 laps
06-Bobby Unser (All American Racers) 195 laps OUT of FUEL.jpg
06-Bobby Unser
(All American Racers)
195 laps
OUT of FUEL
07-AJ Foyt (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 191 laps.jpg
07-AJ Foyt
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
191 laps
08-George Snider (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 191 laps.jpg
08-George Snider
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
191 laps
09-Janet Guthrie (Guthrie Racing Enterprises) 190 laps.jpg
09-Janet Guthrie
(Guthrie Racing Enterprises)
190 laps
10-Johnny Parsons (Lindsey Hopkins) 187 laps.jpg
10-Johnny Parsons
(Lindsey Hopkins)
187 laps
11- (R) Larry Rice (Hedback Corporation) 186 laps ENGINE.jpg
11- (R) Larry Rice
(Hedback Corporation)
186 laps
ENGINE
12-Mario Andretti (Penske Racing) 185 laps.jpg
12-Mario Andretti
(Penske Racing)
185 laps
13-Johnny Rutherford (Team McLaren) 180 laps.jpg
13-Johnny Rutherford
(Team McLaren)
180 laps
14-Jerry Karl (Machiniist Union) 176 laps.jpg
14-Jerry Karl
(Machiniist Union)
176 laps
15- (R) Joe Saldana (Hoffman Auto Racing) 173 laps.jpg
15- (R) Joe Saldana
(Hoffman Auto Racing)
173 laps
16-Gary Bettenhausen (Agajanina-King-Purcell) 147 laps PISTON.jpg
16-Gary Bettenhausen
(Agajanina-King-Purcell)
147 laps
PISTON
17-Mike Mosley (Alex Morales Racing) 146 laps GEARBOX.jpg
17-Mike Mosley
(Alex Morales Racing)
146 laps
GEARBOX
18-Danny Ongais (Interscope Racing) 145 laps PISTON.jpg
18-Danny Ongais
(Interscope Racing)
145 laps
PISTON
19-Dick Simon (Vollstedt Enterprises) 138 laps WHEEL BEARING.jpg
19-Dick Simon
(Vollstedt Enterprises)
138 laps
WHEEL BEARING
20-Jim McElreath (Jim McElreath) 132 laps ENGINE.jpg
20-Jim McElreath
(Jim McElreath)
132 laps
ENGINE
21-Tom Bigelow (Sherman Armstrong) 107 laps CONNECTING ROD.jpg
21-Tom Bigelow
(Sherman Armstrong)
107 laps
CONNECTING ROD
22-Larry Dickson (Russel Polak Construction) 104 laps OIL PRESSURE.jpg
22-Larry Dickson
(Russel Polak Construction)
104 laps
OIL PRESSURE
23- (R) Rick Mears (Penske Racing) 103 laps ENGINE.jpg
23- (R) Rick Mears
(Penske Racing)
103 laps
ENGINE
24-Pancho Carter (Fletcher Racing Team) 92 laps EXHAUST HEADER.jpg
24-Pancho Carter
(Fletcher Racing Team)
92 laps
EXHAUST HEADER
25-Roger McCluskey (Warner Hodgdon) 82 laps CLUTCH.jpg
25-Roger McCluskey
(Warner Hodgdon)
82 laps
CLUTCH
26-John Malher (Carl Lee Gehlhausen) 58 laps TIMING GEAR.jpg
26-John Malher
(Carl Lee Gehlhausen)
58 laps
TIMING GEAR
27- (R) Tom Bagley (Leader Cards, Inc.) 25 laps OVERHEATING.jpg
27- (R) Tom Bagley
(Leader Cards, Inc.)
25 laps
OVERHEATING
28-Salt Walther (Dayton-Walther Racing) 24 laps TRANSMISSION.jpg
28-Salt Walther
(Dayton-Walther Racing)
24 laps
TRANSMISSION
29-Spike Gehlhausen (Carl Lee Gehlhausen) 23 laps CRASH.jpg
29-Spike Gehlhausen
(Carl Lee Gehlhausen)
23 laps
CRASH
30- (R) Phil Threshie (Philip Threshie) 22 laps OIL PRESSURE.jpg
30- (R) Phil Threshie
(Philip Threshie)
22 laps
OIL PRESSURE
31-Jerry Sneva (Bill Freeman Racing) 18 laps REAR END.jpg
31-Jerry Sneva
(Bill Freeman Racing)
18 laps
REAR END
32-Sheldon Kinser (Leader Cards, Inc.) OVERHEATING.jpg
32-Sheldon Kinser
(Leader Cards, Inc.)
15 laps
OVERHEATING
33-Cliff Hucul (Cliff Hucul) 4 laps OIL LEAK.jpg
33-Cliff Hucul
(Cliff Hucul)
4 laps
OIL LEAK


Laps Leaders :

Al  UNSER   121 laps
Danny  ONGAIS   71 laps
Steve  KRISILOFF   5 laps
Tom  SNEVA   3 laps

Co-Rookies of the year :

Rick MEARS and Larry RICE