65th INDY 500  -  1981

STARTING  GRID
                     
Rookies : 10
                     
01-Bobby Unser (Penske-Cosworth) 200.546.jpg
01-Bobby Unser
(Penske-Cosworth)
200.546
02-Mike Mosley (Eagle-Chevy) 197.141.jpg
02-Mike Mosley
(Eagle-Chevy)
197.141
03-AJ Foyt (Coyote-Cosworth) 196.078.jpg
03-AJ Foyt
(Coyote-Cosworth)
196.078
04-Gordon Johncock (Wildcat-Cosworth) 195.429.jpg
04-Gordon Johncock
(Wildcat-Cosworth)
195.429
05-Johnny Rutherford (Chaparral-Cosworth) 195.387.jpg
05-Johnny Rutherford
(Chaparral-Cosworth)
195.387
06- (R) Josele Garza (Penske-Cosworth) 195.101.jpg
06- (R) Josele Garza
(Penske-Cosworth)
195.101
07- (R) Bill Alsup (Penske-Cosworth) 193.154.jpg
07- (R) Bill Alsup
(Penske-Cosworth)
193.154
08-Gordon Smiley (Wildcat-Cosworth) 192.988.jpg
08-Gordon Smiley
(Wildcat-Cosworth)
192.988
09-Al Unser (Longhorn-Cosworth) 192.719.jpg
09-Al Unser
(Longhorn-Cosworth)
192.719
10-Pancho Carter (Penske-Cosworth) 191.022.jpg
10-Pancho Carter
(Penske-Cosworth)
191.022
11-Gary Bettenhausen (Lightning-Cosworth) 190.870.jpg
11-Gary Bettenhausen
(Lightning-Cosworth)
190.870
12- (R) Kevin Cogan (Phoenix-Cosworth) 189.444.jpg
12- (R) Kevin Cogan
(Phoenix-Cosworth)
189.444
13- (R) Bob Lazier (Penske-Cosworth) 189.424.jpg
13- (R) Bob Lazier
(Penske-Cosworth)
189.424
14-Tom Bigelow (Penske-Chevrolet) 188.294.jpg
14-Tom Bigelow
(Penske-Chevrolet)
188.294
15- (R) Geoff Brabham (Penske-Cosworth) 187.990.jpg
15- (R) Geoff Brabham
(Penske-Cosworth)
187.990
16- (R) Tony Bettenhausen Jr (McLaren-Cosworth) 198.013.jpg
16- (R) Tony Bettenhausen Jr
(McLaren-Cosworth)
198.013
17-Steve Krisiloff (Penske-Cosworth) 186.722.jpg
17-Steve Krisiloff
(Penske-Cosworth)
186.722
18-Vern Schuppan (McLaren-Cosworth) 186.548.jpg
18-Vern Schuppan
(McLaren-Cosworth)
186.548
19-Larry Dickson (Penske-Cosworth) 186.278.jpg
19-Larry Dickson
(Penske-Cosworth)
186.278
20-Tom Sneva (March-Cosworth) 200.691.jpg
20-Tom Sneva
(March-Cosworth)
200.691
21-Danny Ongais (Interscope-Cosworth) 197.694.jpg
21-Danny Ongais
(Interscope-Cosworth)
197.694
22-Rick Mears (Penske-Cosworth) 194.018.jpg
22-Rick Mears
(Penske-Cosworth)
194.018
23-Sheldon Kinser (Longhorn-Cosworth) 189.454.jpg
23-Sheldon Kinser
(Longhorn-Cosworth)
189.454
24- (R) Pete Halsmer (Penske-Cosworth) 187.705.jpg
24- (R) Pete Halsmer
(Penske-Cosworth)
187.705
25- (R) Michael Chandler (Penske-Cosworth) 187.568.jpg
25- (R) Michael Chandler
(Penske-Cosworth)
187.568
26-Don Whittington (March-Cosworth) 187.237.jpg
26-Don Whittington
(March-Cosworth)
187.237
27-Bill Whittington (March-Cosworth) 197.098.jpg
27-Bill Whittington
(March-Cosworth)
197.098
28-Dennis Firestone (Wildcat-Cosworth) 187.784.jpg
28-Dennis Firestone
(Wildcat-Cosworth)
187.784
29- (R) Scott Brayton (Penske-Cosworth) 187.774.jpg
29- (R) Scott Brayton
(Penske-Cosworth)
187.774
30- (R) Tom Klausler (Schkee-Chevy) 186.732.jpg
30- (R) Tom Klausler
(Schkee-Chevy)
186.732
31-Jerry Karl (Karl-Chevy) 186.008.jpg
31-Jerry Karl
(Karl-Chevy)
186.008
32-Mario Andretti (Wildcat-Cosworth) 193.040.jpg
32-Mario Andretti
(Wildcat-Cosworth)
193.040
33-Tim Richmond (Parnelli-Cosworth) 189.255.jpg
33-Tim Richmond
(Parnelli-Cosworth)
189.255


Failed to Qualify :

N° 28 Herm JOHNSON (Menard Racing) FIRST ALTERNATE
N° 29 Billy ENGELHART (Beaudoin Racing) SECOND ALTERNATE

N° 40 Wally DALLENBACH (Patrick Racing Team) QUALIFIED for Mario ANDRETTI
N° 84 George SNIDER (Robert Schultz) QUALIFIED for Tim RICHMOND

N°   8 Johnny PARSONS (Lindsey Hopkins Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 15 Bill TEMPETO (Zamboni Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 17 Pat BEDARD (Pat Bedard) ROOKIE TEST ONLY
N° 17 Jerry SNEVA (Pat Bedard) TOO SLOW
N° 18 Johnny PARSONS (Lindsey Hopkins Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 21 Roger RAGER (Robert Schultz) ENGINE in QUALIFYING
N° 22 Dick SIMON (Vermont American) TOO SLOW
N° 23 Spike GELHAUSEN (Jim McElreath Racing) CRASH in QUALIFYING
N° 24 Joe SALDANA (Leader Cards) CRASH in PRACTICE
N° 26 Jim McELREATH (Jim McElreath Racing)
N° 34 Jerry SNEVA (Wysard Motor) TOO SLOW
N° 35 Lee BRAYTON (Fletcher Racing) ROOKIE TEST ONLY
N° 42 Billy VUKOVICH (Rattlesnake Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 43 Tom BAGLEY (Armstrong Mould, Inc.)TOO SLOW
N° 43 Greg LEFFLER (Armstrong Mould, Inc.)
N° 44 Rich VOGLER (Armstrong Mould, Inc.) INCOMPLETE ATTEMPT
N° 45 Harry MacDONALD (Armstrong Mould, Inc.)TOO SLOW
N° 47 Phil CALIVA (CHC Intersec Racing Team) TOO SLOW
N° 49 Chip MEAD (White Castle) INCOMPLETE ATTEMPT
N° 51 Tom KLAUSER (White Castle) INCOMPLETE ATTEMPT
N° 52 Larry RICE (Rassey Engines)
N° 57 John MARTIN (Metro Building Racing Team)
N° 58 Bubby JONES (Medlin Racing)
N° 63 Ken HAMILTON (The Idaho Special) TOO SLOW
N° 64 Steve CHASSEY (Jet Engineering) TOO SLOW
N° 65 Jerry MILLER (Luxury Racers) ROOKIE TEST ONLY
N° 65 Jim HURTUBISE (Luxury Racers) ENGINE in QUALIFYING
N° 67 Phil THRESHIE (Mergard's 20th Century Racing)
N° 69 Joe SALDANA (Hoffman Auto Racing) CRASH in PRACTICE
N° 71 Bob FREY (Spirit of Colorado) TOO SLOW
N° 71 Bob HARKEY (Spirit of Colorado)
N° 72 Jerry SNEVA (Warner Hodgdon Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 74 Jerry SNEVA (Warner Hodgdon Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 78 Steve KINSER (Stanton Racing) CRASH in PRACTICE
N° 85 Steve BALL (B & G Racing)
N° 86 Jim BUICK (Buick Racing Team) PRACTICE ONLY
N° 87 Phil CALIVA (Roman Wheels-Cargo Master) TOO SLOW
N° 89 Phil KRUEGER (Joe Hunt Racing) CRASH in QUALIFYING
N° 89 Bob HARKEY Joe Hunt Racing)
N° 91 Dale WHITTINGTON (Whittington Brothers)
N° 92 John MAHLER (Duke Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 93 John MAHLER (Duke Racing) TOO SLOW
N° 93 Frank WEISS (PWS Racing)
N° 95 Dick FERGUSON (Kraco Enterprises)
N° 96 Larry CANNON (Kraco Enterprises) TOO SLOW
N° 96 Bob HARKEY (Kraco Enterprises)
N° 98 Roger MEARS (Agajanian-King) TOO SLOW
N° 99 Larry CANNON (Kraco Enterprises) TOO SLOW