Sunday 24 may 1981

65th INDY 500

BOX SCORE
Time of Race : 3 h 35 m 41 s 78
Average Speed : 139,184
Cautions : 11 for 69 laps
Margin of Victory :  5 s 18
Fastest Lap : Gordon JOHNCOCK 196.937 (45 s 70) on lap 159
Purse for the Winner : 299.124 $
Total Purse : 1.593.218 $
Pace car : Buick Regal (driven by Duke NALON)
                                       
01-Bobby Unser (Penske Cars) 200 laps.jpg
01-Bobby Unser
(Penske Cars)
200 laps
02-Mario Andretti (Patrick Racing Team) 200 laps.jpg
02-Mario Andretti
(Patrick Racing Team)
200 laps
03-Vern Schuppan (Theodore Racing) 199 laps.jpg
03-Vern Schuppan
(Theodore Racing)
199 laps
04- (R) Kevin Cogan (Jerry O'Connell Racing) 197 laps.jpg
04- (R) Kevin Cogan
(Jerry O'Connell Racing)
197 laps
05- (R) Geoff Brabham (Psachie Garza Racing) 197 laps.jpg
05- (R) Geoff Brabham
(Psachie Garza Racing)
197 laps
06-Sheldon Kinser (Longhorn Racing) 195 laps.jpg
06-Sheldon Kinser
(Longhorn Racing)
195 laps
07- (R) Tony Bettenhausen Jr (Provimi Veal) 195 laps.jpg
07- (R) Tony Bettenhausen Jr
(Provimi Veal)
195 laps
08-Steve Krisiloff (Psachie Garza Racing) 194 laps.jpg
08-Steve Krisiloff
(Psachie Garza Racing)
194 laps
09-Gordon Johncock (Patrick Racing Team) 194 laps ENGINE.jpg
09-Gordon Johncock
(Patrick Racing Team)
194 laps
ENGINE
10-Dennis Firestone (Patrick Racing Team) 193 laps ENGINE.jpg
10-Dennis Firestone
(Patrick Racing Team)
193 laps
ENGINE
11- (R) Bill Alsup (Penske Cars) 193 laps.jpg
11- (R) Bill Alsup
(Penske Cars)
193 laps
12- (R) Michael Chandler (Warner Hodgdon Racing) 192 laps.jpg
12- (R) Michael Chandler
(Warner Hodgdon Racing)
192 laps
13-AJ Foyt (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 191 laps.jpg
13-AJ Foyt
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
191 laps
14-Tim Richmond (Robert Schultz Racing) 191 laps.jpg
14-Tim Richmond
(Robert Schultz Racing)
191 laps
15-Jerry Karl (William Compton) 189 laps ENGINE.jpg
15-Jerry Karl
(William Compton)
189 laps
ENGINE
16- (R) Scott Brayton (Lee Brayton Racing).jpg
16- (R) Scott Brayton
(Lee Brayton Racing)
173 laps
ENGINE
17-Al Unser (Longhorn Racing) 166 laps.jpg
17-Al Unser
(Longhorn Racing)
166 laps
18-Larry Dickson (Machinists Union) 165 laps PISTON.jpg
18-Larry Dickson
(Machinists Union)
165 laps
PISTON
19- (R) Bob Lazier (Robert Fletcher Racing) 154 laps ENGINE.jpg
19- (R) Bob Lazier
(Robert Fletcher Racing)
154 laps
ENGINE
20-Tom Bigelow (Dick HAMMON) 152 laps ENGINE.jpg
20-Tom Bigelow
(Dick Hammon)
152 laps
ENGINE
21-Bill Whittington (Kraco Enterprises) 146 laps STALLED.jpg
21-Bill Whittington
(Kraco Enterprises)
146 laps
STALLED
22-Gordon Smiley (Patrick Racing Team) 141 laps CRASH.jpg
22-Gordon Smiley
(Patrick Racing Team)
141 laps
CRASH
23- (R) Josele Garza (Psachie Garza Racing) 138 laps CRASH.jpg
23- (R) Josele Garza
(Psachie Garza Racing)
138 laps
CRASH
24- (R) Pete Halsmer (Bill Alsup Racing) 123 laps CRASH.jpg
24- (R) Pete Halsmer
(Bill Alsup Racing)
123 laps
CRASH
25-Tom Sneva (Bignotti-Cotter) 96 laps CLUTCH.jpg
25-Tom Sneva
(Bignotti-Cotter)
96 laps
CLUTCH
26-Gary Bettenhausen (Lindsey Hopkins Racing) 69 laps ENGINE.jpg
26-Gary Bettenhausen
(Lindsey Hopkins Racing)
69 laps
ENGINE
27-Danny Ongais (Interscope Racing) 64 laps CRASH.jpg
27-Danny Ongais
(Interscope Racing)
64 laps
CRASH
28-Pancho Carter (lex Morales Co.) 63 laps TURBO.jpg
28-Pancho Carter
(Alex Morales Co.)
63 laps
TURBO
29- (R) Tom Klausler (Douglas Schultz Racing) 60 laps GEARBOX.jpg
29- (R) Tom Klausler
(Douglas Schultz Racing)
60 laps
GEARBOX
30-Rick Mears (Penske Cars) 58 laps FIRE in PITS.jpg
30-Rick Mears
(Penske Cars)
58 laps
FIRE in PITS
31-Don Whittington (Whittington Brothers) 32 laps CRASH.jpg
31-Don Whittington
(Whittington Brothers)
32 laps
CRASH
32-Johnny Rutherford (Chaparral Racing) 25 laps FUEL PUMP.jpg
32-Johnny Rutherford
(Chaparral Racing)
25 laps
FUEL PUMP
33-Mike Mosley (All American Racers) 16 laps RADIATOR.jpg
33-Mike Mosley
(All American Racers)
16 laps
RADIATOR


Laps Leaders :

Bobby  UNSER   89 laps
Gordon  JOHNCOCK   52 laps
Tom  SNEVA   25 laps
Josele  GARZA   13 laps
Mario  ANDRETTI    12 laps
Danny  ONGAIS   4 laps
Johnny  RUTHERFORD   3 laps
Rick  MEARS   1 lap
Gordon  SMILEY   1 lap

Rookie of the year :

Josele  GARZA