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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.]

Phoenix

Track: Phoenix International Raceway
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type: 1.0-mile oval (D-shaped tri-Oval)

Lap Record (up to 1995)
Bryan Herta (2007) - 0:19.785 (181.952 mph).

Race Record (up to 1995)
Roberto Guerrero (1987) - 1:26:56.62 (138.020 mph).

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
3/64 A.J. Foyt 100 100 0:55:47.71 107.536
11/64 Lloyd Ruby 200 200 1:51:23.00 107.736
3/65 Don Branson 150 150 1:24:32.53 106.456
11/65 A.J. Foyt 200 200 2:00:00.72 99.990
3/66 Jim McElreath 150 150 1:31:04.54 98.828
11/66 Mario Andretti 200 200 1:54:37.68 104.697
4/67 Lloyd Ruby 150 150 1:44:17.60 86.296
11/67 Mario Andretti 200 200 1:49:13.07 109.872
4/68 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:29:09.90 100.938
11/68 Gary Bettenhausen 200 200 1:54:18.97 104.972
3/69 George Follmer 150 150 1:21:55.07 109.800
11/69 Al Unser, Sr. 200 200 1:48:59 110.109
3/70 Al Unser, Sr. 150 150 No Time N/A
11/70 Swede Savage 150 150 1:17:03.01 116.807
3/71 Al Unser, Sr. 150 150 1:20:40.22 111.565
11/71 A.J. Foyt 150 150 1:21:34.27 110.333
3/72 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:27:31.63 102.805
11/72 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:10:31.38 127.618
1973 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:18:15.03 115.015
3/74 Mike Mosley 150 150 1:17:08.00 116.663
11/74 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:12:27.77 124.202
3/75 Johnny Rutherford 150 150 1:21:06.20 110.971
11/75 A.J. Foyt 150 150 1:21:02.45 111.055
3/76 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:23:23.79 107.918
11/76 Al Unser, Sr. 150 150 1:23:34.14 107.695
3/77 Johnny Rutherford 150 150 1:20:47.62 111.395
10/77 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:22:52.58 108.597
3/78 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:17:04.98 116.757
10/78 Johnny Rutherford 150 150 1:14:23.76 120.974
3/79 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:15:23.016 119.389
10/79 Al Unser, Sr. 150 150 1:13:03 123.203
1980 Tom Sneva 150 150 1:30:04.05 99.925
3/81 Johnny Rutherford 150 150 1:17:08.00 116.681
10/81 Tom Sneva 150 150 1:20:10.00 112.266
3/82 Rick Mears 150 150 1:15:48.231 118.727
11/82 Tom Sneva 150 150 1:21:05.00 110.997
1983 Teo Fabi 150 150 1:11:03.01 126.671
3/84 Tom Sneva 150 150 1:14:39.420 120.555
10/84 Bobby Rahal 150 150 1:31:47.49 98.048
1985 Al Unser, Sr. 150 150 1:14:35.99 120.644
4/86 Kevin Cogan 200 200 1:39:42.76 120.345
10/86 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:29:06.14 134.676
1987 Roberto Guerrero 200 200 1:26:56.62 138.020
1988 Mario Andretti 200 200 1:38:22.005 121.992
1989 Rick Mears 200 200 1:35:09.210 126.112
1990 Rick Mears 200 200 1:35:01.112 126.291
1991 Arie Luyendyk 200 200 1:32:18.994 129.988
1992 Bobby Rahal 200 200 1:31:56.123 130.526
1993 Mario Andretti 200 200 1:36:53.630 123.847
1994 Emerson Fittipaldi 200 200 1:51:41.615 107.437
1995 Robby Gordon 200 200 1:29:33.930 133.980

Other Phoenix Area Venues and Results

LA to Phoenix - 480-mile Point-to-Point Race
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1909 Joe Nikrent 1 480 19:13:00 24.98

Tuscon - 4.298-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1915 Barney Oldfield 24 103.152 1:31:59 67.285

Phoenix - 5-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1915 Earl Cooper 110 550 1:42:30.0 64.39

Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1950 Jimmy Davies 100 100 1:16:54.21 78.020
1951 Johnnie Parsons 100 100 1:10:54.00 84.626
1952 Johnnie Parsons 100 100 1:09:52.00 85.87
1953 Tony Bettenhausen 100 100 1:11:30.00 83.916
1954 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:10:59.15 84.524
1955 Jimmy Bryan 97 97 1:09:24 83.862
1956 George Amick 100 100 1:05:20.44 91.826
1957 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:09:46.01 86.001
1958 Jud Larson 100 100 1:04:41.92 92.738
1959 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:07:49.71 88.458
1960 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:07:21.40 89.079
1961 Parnelli Jones 89 89 No Time N/A
1962 Bobby Marshman 51 51 0:33:12.93 92.124
1963 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:10:34.81 85.010

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The Track

Phoenix Points

1909: Only point-to-point race to count for championship points. Winning car was a Buick. It finished over four hours ahead of the second place car. 1915 (Phoenix): Race scheduled for 150 laps, but halted after 110 laps due to darkness. 1952: Henry Banks originally credited with win. Recheck found him one lap behind. 1954: Race red flagged after 28 laps due to dust and ruts. Restarted after wetting down track. Race halted after 34 laps. Restarted following day. 1955: Race halted due to rough track conditions. Final AAA sanctioned race. 1956: Race red flagged on lap one due to crash. 1957: On lap 95, Bryan slid through the fence in turn 4, without stopping, drove back onto the track to regain the lead from Pat O'Connor three laps later. 1961: Al Keller killed on lap 41. He had set a qualifying track record for the pole. Race red flagged at 49 laps for track repair. Race shortened due to darkness. 1962: Race stopped after 51 laps due to Elmer George flipping into stands and damage to retaining walls meant spectator safety could not be assured. 3/64: First race on paved track. 3/65: Branson lapped entire field. 3/66: Race red flagged at 24 laps to repair fence damage. 11/66: Andretti lapped entire field. 4/67: Ruby led all 150 laps from pole. 4/68: Unser lapped entire field. 11/68: Race red flagged at lap 13 due to burning fuel on track. 3/69: Follmer won by three laps. 11/69: Race halted after 83 laps due to rain. Final 117 laps run next day. 3/70: Race ended with red flag due to multiple car crash. 3/78: Johncock won by two laps. 3/79: First CART race. 1980: Race red flagged at lap 72 for 54 minutes. 1985: Unser lapped entire field. 4/86: Cogan lapped entire field. 1987: Guerrero started at rear due to qualification time disallowed for being underweight. 1989: Mears lapped entire field. 1993: Andretti lapped entire field.
 
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