63rd INDY 500  -  1979

STARTING  GRID
                     
Rookie : 1
                     
01-Rick Mears (Penske-Cosworth) 193.736.jpg
01-Rick Mears
(Penske-Cosworth)
193.736
02-Tom Sneva (McLaren-Cosworth) 192.998.jpg
02-Tom Sneva
(McLaren-Cosworth)
192.998
03-Al Unser (Chaparral-Cosworth) 192.503.jpg
03-Al Unser
(Chaparral-Cosworth)
192.503
04-Bobby Unser (Penske-Cosworth) 189.913.jpg
04-Bobby Unser
(Penske-Cosworth)
189.913
05-Gordon Johncock (Penske-Cosworth) 189.753.jpg
05-Gordon Johncock
(Penske-Cosworth)
189.753
06-AJ Foyt (Parnelli-Cosworth) 189.613.jpg
06-AJ Foyt
(Parnelli-Cosworth)
189.613
07-Wally Dallenbach (Penske-Cosworth) 188.285.jpg
07-Wally Dallenbach
(Penske-Cosworth)
188.285
08-Johnny Rutherford (McLaren-Cosworth) 188.137.jpg
08-Johnny Rutherford
(McLaren-Cosworth)
188.137
09-Johnny Parsons (Lightning-Offy) 187.813.jpg
09-Johnny Parsons
(Lightning-Offy)
187.813
10-Sheldon Kinser (Watson-Offy) 186.674.jpg
10-Sheldon Kinser
(Watson-Offy)
186.674
11-Lee Kunzman (Parnelli-Cosworth) 186.403.jpg
11-Lee Kunzman
(Parnelli-Cosworth)
186.403
12-Mike Mosley (Eagle-Cosworth) 186.278.jpg
12-Mike Mosley
(Eagle-Cosworth)
186.278
13- (R) Howdy Holmes (Wildcat-Offy) 185.864.jpg
13- (R) Howdy Holmes
(Wildcat-Offy)
185.864
14-Janet Guthrie (Lola-Cosworth) 185.720.jpg
14-Janet Guthrie
(Lola-Cosworth)
185.720
15-Tom Bagley (Penske-Cosworth) 185.414.jpg
15-Tom Bagley
(Penske-Cosworth)
185.414
16-Salt Walther (Penske-Cosworth) 184.162.jpg
16-Salt Walther
(Penske-Cosworth)
184.162
17-Pancho Carter (Lightning-Offy) 185.806.jpg
17-Pancho Carter
(Lightning-Offy)
185.806
18-Cliff Hucul (McLaren-Offy) 186.200.jpg
18-Cliff Hucul
(McLaren-Offy)
186.200
19-Jim McElreath (Penske-Cosworth) 185.883.jpg
19-Jim McElreath
(Penske-Cosworth)
185.883
20-Dick Simon (Vollstedt-Offy) 185.071.jpg
20-Dick Simon
(Vollstedt-Offy)
185.071
21-Jerry Sneva (Spirit-AMC) 184.379.jpg
21-Jerry Sneva
(Spirit-AMC)
184.379
22-Vern Schuppan (Wildcat-DGS) 184.341.jpg
22-Vern Schuppan
(Wildcat-DGS)
184.341
23-Larry Rice (Lightning-Offy) 184.219.jpg
23-Larry Rice
(Lightning-Offy)
184.219
24-Larry Dickson (Penske-Cosworth) 184.181.jpg
24-Larry Dickson
(Penske-Cosworth)
184.181
25-Roger McCluskey (McLaren-Cosworth) 183.908.jpg
25-Roger McCluskey
(McLaren-Cosworth)
183.908
26-Joe Saldana (Eagle-Offy) 188.778.jpg
26-Joe Saldana
(Eagle-Offy)
188.778
27-Danny Ongais (Parnelli-Cosworth) 188.009.jpg
27-Danny Ongais
(Parnelli-Cosworth)
188.009
28-Steve Krisiloff (Lightning-Offy) 186.287.jpg
28-Steve Krisiloff
(Lightning-Offy)
186.287
29-Phil Threshie (King-Chevrolet) 185.854.jpg
29-Phil Threshie
(King-Chevrolet)
185.854
30-Tom Bigelow (Lola-Cosworth) 185.147.jpg
30-Tom Bigelow
(Lola-Cosworth)
185.147
31-Spike Gehlhausen (Wildcat-Cosworth) 185.061.jpg
31-Spike Gehlhausen
(Wildcat-Cosworth)
185.061
32-John Malher (Eagle-Offy) 184.322.jpg
32-John Malher
(Eagle-Offy)
184.322
33-Eldon Rasmussen (Antares-Offy) 183.927.jpg
33-Eldon Rasmussen
(Antares-Offy)
183.927
34-Billy Vukovich (Watson-Offy) 187.042.jpg
34-Billy Vukovich
(Watson-Offy)
187.042
35-George Snider (Lightning-Offy) 185.319.jpg
35-George Snider
(Lightning-Offy)
185.319
 


Failed to Qualify :

N° 30 Dana CARTER (Thunder Racing, Inc.) ALTERNATE

N° 16 Tom FRANTZ (Tom Frantz) SPUN IN QUALIYING
N° 19 Bill ALSUP (Gehlhausen & Reath) CRASH in PRACTICE
N° 19 Bob HARKEY (Gehlhausen & Reath) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 20 John MARTIN (Jack Rhoades) TOO SLOW
N° 23 Tony BETTENHAUSEN Jr. (Shirley McElreath) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 26 Tony BETTENHAUSEN Jr. (Shirley McElreath) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 28 Billy SCOTT (Wheel Center, Inc.) TOO SLOW
N° 35 Bill PUTERBAUGH (Walter Medlin) INCOMPLETE ATTEMPT
N° 38 Jerry KARL (William Compton) TOO SLOW
N° 39 Al LOQUASTO (Gehlhausen & Reath) TOO SLOW
N° 41 Bill ALSUP (WASP Racing) ENGINE in PRACTICE
N° 44 Gary BETTENHAUSEN (Sherman Armstrong) TOO SLOW
N° 50 Frank WEISS (B.F.M. Enterprise, Ltd) INCOMPLETE ROOKIE TEST
N° 51 Hurley HAYWOOD (Lindsey Hopkins) TOO SLOW
N° 56 Jim HURTUBISE (Kenny Moran-Jim Hurtubise) INCOMPLETE ATTEMPT
N° 66 Roger RAGER (Roger Rager) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 68 Bill ALSUP (Penske Racing) DISQUALIFIED (use Unser's engine)
N° 73 Neil BONNETT (National Eng. Co.) ENGINE in PRACTICE
N° 75 Todd GIBSON (Brenda Gibson) CRASH in QUALIYING
N° 81 Jan OPPERMAN (Wayne Woodward) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 81 Dick FERGUSON (Wayne Woodward)
N° 83 Billy ENGELHART (Beaudoin Racing) CRASH in PRACTICE - INJURED
N° 93 Larry McCOY (Raymond Reimer) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 95 Larry CANNON (Larry Cannon) TOO SLOW
N° 97 Jerry MILLER (Agajanian-King Racing) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 98 Gary BETTENHAUSEN (Agajanian-King-Purcell) TOO SLOW