Indianapolis 500 Historical Stats

Starting Grids - Indianapolis 500 - 1979
PositionCar Num.DriverCar Name/EntrantMake/ModelQual Speed
19Rick MearsThe Gould ChargePenske/Cosworth193.736
21Tom SnevaSugaripe PruneMcLaren/Cosworth192.998
32Al UnserPennzoilChaparral/Cosworth192.503
412Bobby UnserNorton SpiritPenske/Cosworth189.913
53Gordon JohncockNorth American Van LinesPenske/Cosworth189.753
614A.J. FoytGilmore Racing TeamParnelli/Cosworth189.613
76Wally DallenbachForeman IndustriesPenske/Cosworth188.285
84Johnny RutherfordBudweiserMcLaren/Cosworth188.137
915Johnny ParsonsHopkinsLightning/Offy187.813
1024Sheldon KinserGenesee BeerWatson/Offy186.674
1189Lee KunzmanVetter WindjammerParnelli/Cosworth186.403
1236Mike MosleyTheodore RacingEagle/Cosworth186.278
1346Howdy HolmesArmstrong Mould/Jiffy MixWildcat/Cosworth185.864
1445Janet GuthrieTexaco StarLola/Cosworth185.72
1511Tom BagleyDairy Queen/Kent OilPenske/Cosworth185.414
1677Salt WaltherDayton-WaltherPenske/Cosworth184.162
1710Pancho CarterAlex XLNT FoodsLightning/Offy185.806
1829Cliff HuculHucul RacingMcLaren/Offy186.2
1923Jim McElreathAmax CoalPenske/Cosworth185.833
2017Dick SimonSanyoVollstedt/Offy185.071
2173Jerry SnevaNational Engineering Co.Spirit/AMC184.379
2234Vern SchuppanWysard Motor Co.Wildcat/DGS184.341
2331Larry RiceS&M ElectricLightning/Offy184.219
2480Larry DicksonRuss PolakPenske/Cosworth184.181
2572Roger McCluskeyNational Engineering Co.McLaren/Cosworth183.908
2669Joe SaldanaKBHL/Spirit of NebraskaEagle/Offy188.778
2725Danny OngaisInterscope RacingPenske/Cosworth188.009
287Steve KrisiloffFrosty Acres/Winton SalesLightning/Offy186.287
2997Phil ThreshieGuiffre Brothers CraneKing/Chevrolet185.854
3044Tom BigelowArmstrong MouldLola/Cosworth185.147
3119Spike GehlhausenSta-On Car Glaze/WIREWildcat/Cosworth185.061
3292John MahlerIntercomp/Sports MagazineEagle/Offy184.322
3350Eldon RasmussenVans by Bivouac/WFMSAntares/Offy183.927
3422Bill Vukovich IIHubler/WNDE/Thermo-KingWatson/Offy187.042
3559George SniderKBHL/Spirit of NebraskaLightning/Offy185.319