Sunday 25 postponed Monday 26 then Tuesday 27 may 1997

81rd INDY 500

BOX SCORE
Time of Race : 3 h 25 m 43 s 388
Average Speed : 145,827
Cautions : 14 for 58 laps
Margin of Victory : 0 s 570
Fastest Lap : Tony STEWART  215.626 (41 s 739) on lap 105
Purse for the Winner : 1.568.150 $
Total Purse : 8.587.450 $
Pace car : Oldsmobile Aurora V-8 (driven by Johny RUTHERFORD)
                                         
01-Arie Luyendyk (Treadway Racing) 200 laps.JPG
01-Arie Luyendyk
(Treadway Racing)
200 laps
02-Scott Goodyear (Treadway Racing) 200 laps.jpg
02-Scott Goodyear
(Treadway Racing)
200 laps
03-Jeff Ward (Team Cheever) 200 laps.jpg
03- (R) Jeff Ward
(Team Cheever)
200 laps
04-Buddy Lazier (Hemelgarn Racing) 200 laps.jpg
04-Buddy Lazier
(Hemelgarn Racing)
200 laps
05-Tony Stewart (Team Menard) 200 laps.jpg
05-Tony Stewart
(Team Menard)
200 laps
06-Davey Hamilton (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 199 laps.jpg
06-Davey Hamilton
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
199 laps
07- (R) Billy Boat (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 100 laps.jpg
07- (R) Billy Boat
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
199 laps
08-Robbie Buhl (Team Menard) 199 laps.jpg
08-Robbie Buhl
(Team Menard)
199 laps
09- (R) Robbie Groff (McCormack Motorsports) 197 laps.jpg
09- (R) Robbie Groff
(McCormack Motorsports)
197 laps
10- Fermin Velez (Team Scandia) 195 laps.jpg
10- Fermin Velez
(Team Scandia)
195 laps
11- Buzz Calkins (Bradley Motorsports) 188 laps.jpg
11- Buzz Calkins
(Bradley Motorsports)
188 laps
HALF SHAFT
12-Mike Groff (Byrd-Cunningham Racing) 188 laps.jpg
12-Mike Groff
(Byrd-Cunningham Racing)
188 laps
13-Lyn St.James (LSJ-Hemelgarn Racing) 186 laps.jpg
13-Lyn St.James
(LSJ-Hemelgarn Racing)
186 laps
CRASH
14- (R) Steve Kinser (Sinden Racing) 185 laps.jpg
14- (R) Steve Kinser
(Sinden Racing)
185 laps
CRASH
15-Dennis Vitolo (Beck Motorsports) 173 laps.jpg
15-Dennis Vitolo
(Beck Motorsports)
173 laps
16-Marco Greco (Team Scandia) 166 laps.jpg
16-Marco Greco
(Team Scandia)
166 laps
GEARBOX
17-Vincenzo Sospiri (Team Scandia) 163 laps.jpg
17- (R) Vincenzo Sospiri
(Team Scandia)
163 laps
18-Johnny Unser (Hemelgarn Racing) 158 laps.jpg
18-Johnny Unser
(Hemelgarn Racing)
158 laps
OIL PRESSURE
19- (R) Tyce Carlson (PDM Racing) 156 laps.jpg
19- (R) Tyce Carlson
(PDM Racing)
156 laps
CRASH
20- (R) Jack Miller (Arizona Motorsports) 131 laps.jpg
20- (R) Jack Miller
(Arizona Motorsports)
131 laps
CRASH
21- Paul Durant (AJ Foyt Enterprises) 111 laps.jpg
21- Paul Durant
(AJ Foyt Enterprises)
111 laps
CRASH
22- (R) Billy Roe (EuroInternational Inc) 110 laps.jpg
22- (R) Billy Roe
(EuroInternational Inc)
110 laps
CRASH
23-Eddie Cheever (Team Cheever) 84 laps.jpg
23-Eddie Cheever
(Team Cheever)
84 laps
TIMING CHAIN
24-Eliseo Salazar (Team Scandia) 70 laps.jpg
24-Eliseo Salazar
(Team Scandia)
70 laps
BRAKES
25- (R) Greg Ray (Knapp Motorsports-Genoa) 48 laps.jpg
25- (R) Greg Ray
(Knapp Motorsports-Genoa)
48 laps
WATER PUMP
26-Jim Guthrie (Blueprint Racing) 43 laps.jpg
26-Jim Guthrie
(Blueprint Racing)
43 laps
FUEL PRESSURE
27-Roberto Guerrero (Pagan Racing) 25 laps.jpg
27-Roberto Guerrero
(Pagan Racing)
25 laps
SUSPENSION
28- Mark Dismore (PDM Racing) 24 laps.jpg
28- Mark Dismore
(PDM Racing)
24 laps
CRASH
29-Robby Gordon (Team Sabco).jpg
29-Robby Gordon
(Team Sabco)
19 laps
FIRE
30- (R) Claude Bourbonnais (Blueprint Racing) 9 laps.jpg
30- (R) Claude Bourbonnais
(Blueprint Racing)
9 laps
ENGINE
31-Stephan Gregoire (Chastain Motorsports) 0 lap.jpg
31-Stephan Gregoire
(Chastain Motorsports)
0 lap
CRASH
32- (R) Affonso Giffone (Chitwood Motorsports) 0 lap.jpg
32- (R) Affonso Giffone
(Chitwood Motorsports)
0 lap
CRASH
33-Kenny Brack (Galles Racing International) 0 lap.jpg
33-Kenny Brack
(Galles Racing International)
0 lap
CRASH
34- (R) Sam Schmidt (Blueprint Racing) 0 lap.jpg
34- (R) Sam Schmidt
(Blueprint Racing)
0 lap
ENGINE
35-Alessandro Zampedri (Team Scandia) 0 lap.jpg
35-Alessandro Zampedri
(Team Scandia)
0 lap
OIL LEAK
 


Laps Leaders :

Tony  STEWART   64 laps
Arie  LUYENDYK   61 laps
Jeff  WARD   49 laps
Robbie  BUHL   16 laps
Buddy  LAZIER   7 laps
Scott  GOODYEAR   2 laps
Billy  BOAT   1 lap


Rookie of the year :
Jeff  WARD