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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

Nazareth

Track: Nazareth Speedway
Location: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Type: .946-mile oval (Tri-oval with mild banking and 18-foot-wide warm-up lane).

Lap Record (up to 2001)
Patrick Carpentier (1998) - 18.419 (184.896 mph).

Race Record (up to 2001)
Nigel Mansell (1993) - 1:15:37.273 (158.686 mph -- 150.117 mph, if using new measured track distance).

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1987 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:33:02.850 129.026
1988 Danny Sullivan 200 200 1:20:47.630 148.526
1989 Emerson Fittipaldi 200 200 1:29:02.552 134.767
1990 Emerson Fittipaldi 200 200 1:46:28.636 112.170
1991 Arie Luyendyk 200 200 1:31:23.223 131.310
1992 Emerson Fittipaldi 100 100 38:25.816 156.127
1992 Bobby Rahal 200 200 1:33:07.969 128.848
1993 Nigel Mansell 200 200 1:15:37.273 158.686
1994 Paul Tracy 200 200 1:31:30.292 131.141
1995 Emerson Fittipaldi 200 200 1:31:23.410 131.305
1996 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:25:08.074 140.953
1997 Paul Tracy 225 225 1:53:31.337 118.919
1998 Jimmy Vasser 225 212.85 1:57:20:307 108.839
1999 Juan Montoya 225 212.85 1:46:13.527 120.225
2000 Gil de Ferran 225 212.85 2:06:10.334 101.219
2001 Scott Dixon 225 212.85 1:51:12.419 114.840

Previous Nazareth Venue and Results

Nazareth National Speedway - 1.125-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1968 Al Unser, Sr. 89 100.125 1:00:20.5 100.068
1969 Mario Andretti 89 100.125 56:45.25 105.719

Other Eastern Penn. Area Venues and Results

Philadelphia - 8 then 8.1-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1909 George Robertson 25 200 3:38:58.8 55.484
1911 Erwin Bergdoll 25 202.5 3:18:41.35 61.151
1911 Ralph Mulford 25 202.5 3:21:52.78 60.184
1911 Louis Disbrow 25 202.5 3:28:22.32 58.308
1911 Hughie Hughes 25 202.5 3:29:45.30 57.925

Langhorne - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1930 Bill Cummings 100 100 1:17:36.68 77.308
1935 Kelly Petillo 100 100 1:05:17.30 91.893
1946 Rex Mays 100 100 1:10:28.14 85.144
1947 Bill Holland 100 100 1:08:23.59 87.728
1948 Walt Brown 100 100 1:06:55.66 89.628
1949 Johnnie Parsons 100 100 1:04:56.22 92.398
1950 Jack McGrath 100 100 1:07:47.01 88.517
1951 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:04:57.18 92.357
1954 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:01:30.60 97.545
1955 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:02:40.71 95.727
1956 George Amick 100 100 1:03:01.463 95.212
1957 Johnny Thomson 100 100 59:53.74 100.174
1958 Eddie Sachs 100 100 1:05:14.062 91.977
1959 Van Johnson 100 100 1:00:16.176 99.553
1960 Eddie Sachs 10 10 5:31.456 108.612
1960 Jim Hurtubise 100 100 59:31.92 100.786
1961 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:00:14.42 99.601
7/62 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:04:23.22 93.186
8/62 Don Branson 100 100 57:15.13 104.799
1963 A.J. Foyt 100 100 57:37.05 104.036
1964 A.J. Foyt 100 100 58:30.41 102.552
Langhorne - 1-mile Paved Oval
6/65 Jim McElreath 100 100 No Time N/A
8/65 Jim McElreath 125 125 1:11:31.53 104.857
6/66 Mario Andretti 100 100 1:00:47.78 98.690
8/66 Roger McCluskey 150 150 1:22:57.25 108.493
6/67 Lloyd Ruby 100 100 52:55.16 113.380
7/67 Mario Andretti 150 150 1:19:31 113.183
6/68 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:26:59.20 103.463
7/68 Al Unser, Sr. 100 100 55:44.15 107.650
7/68 Al Unser, Sr. 100 100 48:28.90 122.328
1969 Al Unser, Sr. 150 150 1:20:03.22 112.424
1970 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:24:39.85 106.302

Williams Grove - 0.5-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1950 Bill Cummings 50 25 23:25.73 64.024
1951 Troy Ruttman 50 25 23:11.23 64.691
1952 Paul Russo 50 25 22:35.53 66.395
1953 Jimmy Davies 50 25 22:32.21 66.558
1954 Jimmy Davies 50 25 23:22.78 64.158
1955 Jimmy Bryan 50 25 22:19.85 67.172
1956 Jimmy Bryan 50 25 23:24.26 64.091
1957 Jud Larson 50 25 22:56.92 65.361
1958 Jud Larson 50 25 22:43.84 66.990
1959 Rodger Ward 13 6.5 No Time N/A

Pocono - 2.5-mile Paved Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1971 Mark Donohue 200 500 3:36:22.312 138.649
1972 Joe Leonard 200 500   154.781
1973 A.J. Foyt 200 500 3:26:58.24 144.948
1974 Johnny Rutherford 200 500 3:11:26.81 156.701
1975 A.J. Foyt 170 425 3:01:13.30 140.712
1976 Al Unser, Sr. 200 500 3:28:52.88 143.622
1977 Tom Sneva 200 500 3:17:11.90 152.931
1978 Al Unser, Sr. 200 500 3:30:52.78 142.261
1979 A.J. Foyt 200 500 3:42:13.78 134.995
1980 Bobby Unser 200 500 3:18:04.81 151.454
1981 A.J. Foyt 122 305 2:13:23.16 137.196
1982 Rick Mears 200 500 3:25:39 145.879
1983 Teo Fabi 200 500 3:42:28 134.852
1984 Danny Sullivan 200 500 3:38:29:69 137.303
1985 Rick Mears 200 500 3:17:47:44 151.676
1986 Mario Andretti 200 500 3:17:13:80 152.106
1987 Rick Mears 200 500 3:11:50:92 156.373
1988 Bobby Rahal 200 500 3:44:21:67 133.713
1989 Danny Sullivan 200 500 2:55:43:550 170.720

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The Track


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Nazareth Notes

1911: All four races were run concurrently. Oddly, each "class" were awarded identical points towards the championship. 1911: In the 451-600ci class, Spencer Wishart crossed the finish line first, but was disqualified for not carrying a riding mechanic for one lap. 1950-1959: All Williams Grove races were non-points events. 1951 (Williams Grove): Walt Brown killed in practice lap. 1955 (Langhorne): Due to accident and rain, first 44 laps were run one day and remaining 56 laps run one week later. 1957 (Langhorne): First time 100 mile race on dirt completed in under an hour. 1958 (Langhorne): Race red flagged on 26th lap while fire truck went to refill water to fight fire on Johnny Boyd's car. 1959 (Williams Grove): Van Johnson killed on third lap. Race called due to rain. No time was announced. 1960: Ten lap non-points race was for pilot television show. 1962: Hugh Randall fatally injured in July race. 1965: June race was red flagged after 36 laps and restarted. No time was posted. 1968 (Nazareth): First championship race run under lights at night. 1968 (Nazareth): First championship win for Al Unser, Sr. 1968 (Langhorne): July race run in two heats each awarding equal points. 1969 (Langhorne): Due to rain, first 28 laps were run one day and remaining 122 laps run one week later. 1976: Starting positions determined by draw due to rain. 1981: Last year Pocono was a USAC sanctioned race. Field consisted of a mix of rear engine chassis and upright roadsters. Starting positions determined by draw due to rain. Race shortened due to rain. 1992: 100-mile race was a non-points all-star race called the Marlboro Challenge with ten drivers. 1993: Rain cancelled qualifications. Starting positions determined by point standings. 1994: Last championship win for Emerson Fittipaldi. 1998: Race postponed till Monday due to rain. 2000: Race postponed from April 11 till May 27 due to snow. 2001: Scott Dixon is youngest winner in any major racing series, CART, IRL, F1, and NASCAR at 20 years, 9 months and 14 days. He is also the first CART rookie to win his first race on an oval.
 
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