Indianapolis 500 Historical Stats

Race Results - Indianapolis 500 - 1979
FinishStartCar Num.DriverCar Name/EntrantMake/ModelStatusLapsLedWinnings
119Rick MearsThe Gould ChargePenske/Cosworth158.89920025$270,401
2614A.J. FoytGilmore Racing TeamParnelli/Cosworth158.262001$107,291
31236Mike MosleyTheodore RacingEagle/Cosworth158.2282000$65,031
42725Danny OngaisInterscope RacingPenske/CosworthRunning1990$41,197
5412Bobby UnserNorton SpiritPenske/CosworthRunning19989$62,319
653Gordon JohncockNorth American Van LinesPenske/CosworthRunning1970$34,815
71346Howdy HolmesArmstrong Mould/Jiffy MixWildcat/CosworthRunning1950$38,503
83422Bill Vukovich IIHubler/WNDE/Thermo-KingWatson/OffyRunning1940$31,305
91511Tom BagleyDairy Queen/Kent OilPenske/CosworthRunning1930$26,927
103119Spike GehlhausenSta-On Car Glaze/WIREWildcat/CosworthRunning1920$26,366
11287Steve KrisiloffFrosty Acres/Winton SalesLightning/OffyRunning1920$25,713
121677Salt WaltherDayton-WaltherPenske/CosworthRunning1910$24,739
132572Roger McCluskeyNational Engineering Co.McLaren/CosworthRunning1910$26,392
143044Tom BigelowArmstrong MouldLola/CosworthRunning1900$25,817
1521Tom SnevaSugaripe PruneMcLaren/CosworthAccident1880$30,578
162669Joe SaldanaKBHL/Spirit of NebraskaEagle/OffyRunning1860$24,467
172997Phil ThreshieGuiffre Brothers CraneKing/ChevroletRunning1720$24,634
1884Johnny RutherfordBudweiserMcLaren/CosworthRunning1680$30,729
192331Larry RiceS&M ElectricLightning/OffyAccident1420$21,053
201710Pancho CarterAlex XLNT FoodsLightning/OffyWheel bearing1290$21,656
212234Vern SchuppanWysard Motor Co.Wildcat/DGSTransmission1110$20,537
2232Al UnserPennzoilChaparral/CosworthTransmission10485$39,646
233350Eldon RasmussenVans by Bivouac/WFMSAntares/OffyHeader pipe890$19,433
242480Larry DicksonRuss PolakPenske/CosworthFuel pump860$19,149
253292John MahlerIntercomp/Sports MagazineEagle/OffyFuel pump660$18,894
262017Dick SimonSanyoVollstedt/OffyClutch570$19,267
2776Wally DallenbachForeman IndustriesPenske/CosworthLost wheel430$19,768
281024Sheldon KinserGenesee BeerWatson/OffyPiston400$18,297
291829Cliff HuculHucul RacingMcLaren/OffyRod220$21,605
301189Lee KunzmanVetter WindjammerParnelli/CosworthScavenger pump180$18,042
312173Jerry SnevaNational Engineering Co.Spirit/AMCPiston160$18,357
32915Johnny ParsonsHopkinsLightning/OffyPiston160$18,900
333559George SniderKBHL/Spirit of NebraskaLightning/OffyFuel pump70$18,921
341445Janet GuthrieTexaco StarLola/CosworthPiston30$18,121
351923Jim McElreathAmax CoalPenske/CosworthValves00$18,671