Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1980

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 4 Johnny Rutherford (W) Pennzoil Chaparral/Cosworth 192.256
2 12 Mario Andretti (W) Essex Penske/Cosworth 191.012
3 11 Bobby Unser (W) Norton Spirit Penske/Cosworth 189.994
4 35 Spike Gehlhausen Winton Sales Penske/Cosworth 188.344
5 7 Jerry Sneva Hugger's Beverage Holders Lola/Cosworth 187.852
6 1 Rick Mears (W) The Gould Charge Penske/Cosworth 187.490
7 15 Johnny Parsons Wynn's Lightning/Offy 187.412
8 10 Pancho Carter Alex XLNT Foods Penske/Cosworth 186.480
9 5 Al Unser (W) Longhorn Racing Longhorn/Cosworth 186.442
10 66 Roger Rager (R) Advance Clean Sweep/Carpenter Bus Wildcat/Chevrolet 186.374
11 23 Jim McElreath McElreath Penske/Cosworth 186.249
12 14 A.J. Foyt (W) Gilmore Racing Team Parnelli/Cosworth 185.500
13 40 Tom Bagley Kent Oil Wildcat/Cosworth 185.405
14 95 Larry Cannon Kraco Car Stereo Wildcat/DGS 183.252
15 26 Dick Ferguson (R) AMS Oil Penske/Cosworth 182.880
16 25 Danny Ongais Interscope/Panasonic Parnelli/Cosworth 186.606
17 20 Gordon Johncock (W) North American Van Lines Penske/Cosworth 186.075
18 96 Don Whittington (R) Sun System Penske/Cosworth 183.927
19 21 Tim Richmond (R) UNO/Q95 Starcruiser Penske/Cosworth 188.334
20 70 Gordon Smiley (R) Valvoline/Diamond Head Ranch Phoenix/Cosworth 186.848
21 16 George Snider Gilmore Racing Team Parnelli/Cosworth 185.385
22 29 Billy Engelhart (R) Master Lock McLaren/Cosworth 184.237
23 44 Greg Leffler (R) Starcraft R.V. Lola/Cosworth 183.748
24 18 Dennis Firestone (R) Scientific Drilling Controls Penske/Cosworth 183.702
25 99 Hurley Haywood (R) Sta-On Car Glaze/KISS99/Guarantee Auto Lightning/Chevrolet V6 183.561
26 48 Mike Mosley Theodore Racing Eagle/Chevrolet 183.449
27 94 Bill Whittington (R) Sun System Parnelli/Cosworth 183.262
28 38 Jerry Karl Tonco Trailer McLaren/Chevrolet 183.011
29 8 Dick Simon Vermont American/Shihouette Spas/Regal 8 Inns Vollstedt/Offy 182.788
30 2 Bill Vukovich II Hubler Chevrolet/WFMS Watson/Offy 182.741
31 43 Tom Bigelow Armstrong Mould/Jiffy Mix Lola/Cosworth 182.547
32 46 Gary Bettenhausen Armstrong Mould Wildcat/DGS 182.463
33 9 Tom Sneva Bon Jour Action Jeans McLaren/Cosworth 185.290