Race Results for the 1997 Indianapolis 500

Finish Start Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Status Laps Led Winnings
1 1 5 Arie Luyendyk (W) Wavephore/Sprint PCS/Miller Lite/Provimi G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora 145.827 200 61 $1,568,150
2 5 6 Scott Goodyear Nortel/Sprint PCS/Quebecor Printing G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora 145.820 200 2 $513,300
3 7 52 Jeff Ward (R) FirstPlus Team Cheever G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora 145.779 200 49 $414,250
4 10 91 Buddy Lazier (W) Delta Faucet-Montana-Hemelgarn Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora 145.705 200 7 $279,250
5 2 2 Tony Stewart Glidden/Menards G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora 145.490 200 64 $345,050
6 8 14 Davey Hamilton AJ Foyt PowerTeam Racing G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Running 199 0 $214,000
7 22 11 Billy Boat (R) Conseco A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Running 199 1 $269,700
8 4 3 Robbie Buhl Quaker State/Menards G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Running 199 16 $235,200
9 21 30 Robbie Groff (R) Alfa-Laval/Team Losi/McCormack Mtspts. G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Running 197 0 $222,350
10 29 33 Fermin Velez Old Navy Scandia Royal Purple Alta Xcel Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Running 195 0 $216,400
11 16 12 Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Half shaft 188 0 $201,000
12 18 10 Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria/Visionaire/Bryant G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Running 188 0 $197,300
13 34 90 Lyn St. James Lifetime TV-Cinergy-Delta Faucet-Hemelgarn Dallara/Nissan Infiniti Indy Accident 186 0 $188,000
14 20 44 Steve Kinser (R) SRS/One Call/Menards/Quaker St./St. Elmo's Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 185 0 $193,250
15 28 54 Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beechman/Kroger/Beck Mtspts. Dallara/Nissan Infiniti Indy Running 173 0 $210,000
16 27 22 Marco Greco Side Play Int'l Sport Scandia Alta Xcel Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Gear box 166 0 $193,000
17 3 8 Vincenzo Sospiri (R) Old Navy Scandia Royal Purple Alta Xcel Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Running 163 0 $196,250
18 35 9 Johnny Unser Delta Faucet-Montana-Cinergy-Hemelgarn Dallara/Nissan Infiniti Indy Oil pressure 158 0 $158,000
19 26 18 Tyce Carlson (R) Klipsch Tnemec Overhead Door Pyle V-Line Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 156 0 $173,250
20 17 40 Jack Miller (R) AMS/Crest Racing/Trane/Spot-On Dallara/Nissan Infiniti Indy Accident 131 0 $171,250
21 33 1 Paul Durant Conseco A.J. Foyt Racing G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 111 0 $178,000
22 24 50 Billy Roe (R) Sega/Progressive Elect./KECO/U.J.T./Euroint'l Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 110 0 $150,250
23 11 51 Eddie Cheever Jr. FirstPlus Team Cheever G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Timing chain 84 0 $176,000
24 9 7 Eliseo Salazar Copec/Cristal/Scandia Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 70 0 $164,000
25 30 97 Greg Ray (R) Tobacco Free Kids Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Water pump 48 0 $171,250
26 6 27 Jim Guthrie Blueprint/Jacuzzi/Armour Golf/ERTL Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Engine 43 0 $164,500
27 19 21 Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil-Pagan Racing Dallara/Nissan Infiniti Indy Steering 25 0 $160,000
28 25 28 Mark Dismore Kelley Auto./Mech Laundry/Bombardier Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 24 0 $159,000
29 12 42 Robby Gordon Coors Light G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Fire 19 0 $139,500
30 32 72 Claude Bourbonnais (R) Blueprint/Jacuzzi/Armour Golf/ERTL Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Engine 9 0 $152,250
31 13 77 Stephan Gregoire Chastain Motorsports-Estridge-Miller Eads G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 0 0 $158,000
32 14 17 Affonso Giaffone (R) General Motors Brazil Chitwood Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 0 0 $158,250
33 15 4 Kenny Brack (R) Monsoon Galles Racing G Force/Oldsmobile Aurora Accident 0 0 $202,250
34 23 16 Sam Schmidt (R) Blueprint/HOPE Prepaid Fuel Card Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Engine 0 0 $150,250
35 31 34 Alessandro Zampedri Mi-Jack Scandia Royal Purple Dallara/Oldsmobile Aurora Oil leak 0 0 $145,000

* - complete car name/entrant data not available for all entries
(R) - Indicated Rookie
(W) - Indicates Past Winner