Sunday 27 may 1979

63rd INDY 500

BOX SCORE
Time of Race : 3 h 08 m 47 s 97
Average Speed : 158,889
Cautions : 6 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory :  45 s 69
Fastest Lap : Mike MOSLEY 193.216 (46 s 58) on lap 184
Purse for the Winner : 270.401 $
Total Purse : 1.267.541 $
Pace car : Ford Mustang (driven by Jackie STEWART)
                                       
01-Rick Mears (Penske Racing) 200 laps.jpg
01-Rick Mears
(Penske Racing)
200 laps
02-AJ Foyt (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 200 laps.jpg
02-AJ Foyt
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
200 laps
03-Mike Mosley (All American Racers) 200 laps.jpg
03-Mike Mosley
(All American Racers)
200 laps
04-Danny Ongais (Interscope Racing) 199 laps.jpg
04-Danny Ongais
(Interscope Racing)
199 laps
05-Bobby Unser (Penske Racing) 199 laps.jpg
05-Bobby Unser
(Penske Racing)
199 laps
06-Gordon Johncock (Patrick Racing Team) 197 laps.jpg
06-Gordon Johncock
(Patrick Racing Team)
197 laps
07- (R) Howdy Holmes (Sherman Armstrong) 195 laps.jpg
07- (R) Howdy Holmes
(Sherman Armstrong)
195 laps
08-Billy Vukovich (Leader Cards, Inc) 194 laps.jpg
08-Billy Vukovich
(Leader Cards, Inc)
194 laps
09-Tom Bagley (Bobby Hillin) 193 laps.jpg
09-Tom Bagley
(Bobby Hillin)
193 laps
10-Spike Gehlhausen (Patrick Racing Team) 192 laps.jpg
10-Spike Gehlhausen
(Patrick Racing Team)
192 laps
11-Steve Krisiloff (Fletcher Racing Team) 192 laps.jpg
11-Steve Krisiloff
(Fletcher Racing Team)
192 laps
12-Salt Walther (Dalton-Walther Racing) 191 laps.jpg
12-Salt Walther
(Dalton-Walther Racing)
191 laps
13-Roger McCluskey (National Eng. Co) 191 laps.jpg
13-Roger McCluskey
(National Eng. Co)
191 laps
14-Tom Bigelow (Sherman Armstrong) 190 laps.jpg
14-Tom Bigelow
(Sherman Armstrong)
190 laps
15-Tom Sneva (Jerry O'Connell) 188 laps CRASH.jpg
15-Tom Sneva
(Jerry O'Connell)
188 laps
CRASH
16-Joe Saldana (Hoffman Auto Racing) 185 laps.jpg
16-Joe Saldana
(Hoffman Auto Racing)
185 laps
17-Phil Threshie (Agajanian-King Racing) 172 laps.jpg
17-Phil Threshie
(Agajanian-King Racing)
172 laps
18-Johnny Rutherford (Team McLaren) 168 laps.jpg
18-Johnny Rutherford
(Team McLaren)
168 laps
19-Larry Rice (S & M Electric) 142 laps CRASH.jpg
19-Larry Rice
(S & M Electric)
142 laps
CRASH
20-Pancho Carter (Alex Morales Racing) 129 laps WHEEL BEARING.jpg
20-Pancho Carter
(Alex Morales Racing)
129 laps
WHEEL BEARING
21-Vern Schuppan (Wysard Motors) 111 laps TRANSMISSION.jpg
21-Vern Schuppan
(Wysard Motors)
111 laps
TRANSMISSION
22-Al Unser (Chaparral Racing) 104 laps TRANSMISSION SEAL.jpg
22-Al Unser
(Chaparral Racing)
104 laps
TRANSMISSION SEAL
23-Eldon Rasmussen (B.F.M. Enterprise) 89 laps EXHAUST HEADER.jpg
23-Eldon Rasmussen
(B.F.M. Enterprise)
89 laps
EXHAUST HEADER
24-Larry Dickson (Polak Racing) 86 laps FUEL PUMP.jpg
24-Larry Dickson
(Polak Racing)
86 laps
FUEL PUMP
25-John Malher (Intercomp) 66 laps FUEL PUMP.jpg
25-John Malher
(Intercomp)
66 laps
FUEL PUMP
26-Dick Simon (Vollstedt Enterprises) 57 laps CLUTCH.jpg
26-Dick Simon
(Vollstedt Enterprises)
57 laps
CLUTCH
27-Wally Dallenbach (Patrick Racing Team) 42 laps LOST REAR WHEEL.jpg
27-Wally Dallenbach
(Patrick Racing Team)
42 laps
LOST REAR WHEEL
28-Sheldon Kinser (Leader Cards, Inc) 40 laps PISTON.jpg
28-Sheldon Kinser
(Leader Cards, Inc)
40 laps
PISTON
29-Cliff Hucul (Hucul, Hunter & Arndt) 22 laps ENGINE.jpg
29-Cliff Hucul
(Hucul, Hunter & Arndt)
22 laps
ENGINE
30-Lee Kunzman (Conqueste Racing Team) 18 laps OIL PRESSURE.jpg
30-Lee Kunzman
(Conqueste Racing Team)
18 laps
OIL PRESSURE
31-Jerry Sneva (National Eng. Co) 16 laps TURBO.jpg
31-Jerry Sneva
(National Eng. Co)
16 laps
TURBO
32-Johnny Parsons (Lindsey Hopkins) 16 laps PISTON.jpg
32-Johnny Parsons
(Lindsey Hopkins)
16 laps
PISTON
33-George Snider (Hoffman Auto Racing) 7 laps VALVE.jpg
33-George Snider
(Hoffman Auto Racing)
7 laps
VALVE
34-Janet Guthrie (Sherman Armstrong) 3 laps PISTON.jpg
34-Janet Guthrie
(Sherman Armstrong)
3 laps
PISTON
35-Jim McElreath (Shirley McElreath) 0 lap VALVE.jpg
35-Jim McElreath
(Shirley McElreath)
0 lap
VALVE
 


Laps Leaders :

Bobby  UNSER   89 laps
Al  UNSER   85 laps
Rick  MEARS   25 laps
A.J.  FOYT   1 lap

Rookie of the year :

Howdy  HOLMES