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SCCA/CART Indy Car Series 1979 standings

Championship points standings for the SCCA/CART Indy Car Series 1979

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Rick MearsTeam PenskePenske PC-7 (Cosworth)
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth)


4060
2.Flag Bobby UnserTeam Penske
3820
3.Flag Gordon JohncockPatrick RacingPenske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
2211
4.Flag Johnny RutherfordTeam McLaren
2163
5.Flag Al UnserChaparral Cars Chaparral (Cosworth TC)
2085
6.Flag Danny OngaisInterscope RacingParnelli (Cosworth TC)
1473
7.Flag Tom SnevaJerry O'Connell RacingMcLaren (Cosworth TC)
1360
8.Flag Tom BagleyPenske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
1208
9.Flag Wally DallenbachWildcat (Cosworth TC)
Lightning (Cosworth TC)
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
Wildcat (Offenhauser TC)






1149
10.Flag Mike MosleyTheodore Racing Eagle (Cosworth TC)
1121
11.Flag Mario AndrettiPenske RacingPenske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
700
12.Flag Lee KunzmanParnelli (Cosworth TC)
485
13.Flag Pancho Carter
452
14.Flag Vern SchuppanWildcat (Offenhauser TC)
Wildcat (DGS)


449
15.Flag Bill AlsupPenske/WASP RacingPenske (Ford Cosworth)
McLaren (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Offenhauser)




400
16.Flag Joe SaldanaEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Cosworth TC)




368
17.Flag Spike GehlhausenEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Wildcat (Cosworth TC)
Lightning (Cosworth TC)




343
18.Flag Salt WaltherDayton-WaltherPenske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
McLaren (Cosworth TC)


314
19.Flag Steve KrisiloffLightning (Cosworth TC)
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)


279
20.Flag Tom FrantzWildcat (DGS)
Wildcat (Offenhauser TC)


236
21.Flag Jerry SnevaMcLaren (Cosworth TC)
155
22.Flag Tim RichmondEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)


112
23.Flag Larry RiceS&M ElectricEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)


105
24.Flag Herm JohnsonMergard 20th Century Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
98
25.Flag John MahlerSport Magazine, IntercompEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Bea (DGS)
X (Offenhauser TC)




74
26.Flag Al LoquastoEagle (Offenhauser TC)
70
27.Flag Larry CannonCannon RacingWildcat (Offenhauser TC)
56
28.Flag Dick FergusonSpyder (Offenhauser TC)
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth)


35
29.Flag Bill ScottWheel CenterEagle (Offenhauser TC)
20
30.Flag Phil CalivaEagle (Offenhauser TC)
10
Flag Tom BigelowLola 79 (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Larry DicksonPolak ConstructionPenske PC-5 (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Dennis FirestoneLola (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag A.J. FoytGilmore Racing Parnelli (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Female Janet GuthrieTexaco Star Lola 79 (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Bob HarkeyLightning (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Howdy HolmesWildcat (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Cliff HuculHucul Racing, Hoffman RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)


0
Flag Sheldon KinserWatson (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag John MartinMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Roger McCluskeyNational Engineering McLaren (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Jim McElreathMcElreath RacingPenske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Roger Mears
0
Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.Jerry O'Connell RacingLightning (DGS)
McLaren (Cosworth TC)


0
Flag Eldon RasmussenAntares (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Dick SimonSanyoVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag George SniderKBHL Lightning (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Phil ThreshieKing 76 (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrWatson (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Frank WeissManta (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Bill WhittingtonParnelli (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Don WhittingtonBudweiserMcLaren (Cosworth TC)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Bobby Unser
6
Most pole positionsFlag Bobby Unser
7
Most podium positionsFlag Rick Mears
9
Flag Bobby Unser
9
Most podium positions without a winFlag Tom Sneva
4
Youngest driverFlag Tim Richmond
24 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Jim McElreath
51 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
92.3%U.S.A.Flag Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Roger Mears, Bill Alsup, Pancho Carter, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Wally Dallenbach, Tom Bagley, Dennis Firestone, Sheldon Kinser, Spike Gehlhausen, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Danny Ongais, Dick Ferguson, Howdy Holmes, Larry Cannon, Herm Johnson, Tom Bigelow, Jim McElreath, Tim Richmond, Dick Simon, Lee Kunzman, Jerry Sneva, Phil Caliva, John Martin, Mike Mosley, Joe Saldana, Johnny Parsons Jr., John Mahler, Don Whittington, Phil Threshie, Larry Dickson, Salt Walther, Bill Whittington, Al Loquasto, Steve Krisiloff, Tom Frantz, Larry Rice, Bill Scott, A.J. Foyt, Roger McCluskey, Bob Harkey, George Snider, Janet Guthrie48
5.8%CanadaFlag Cliff Hucul, Frank Weiss, Eldon Rasmussen3
1.9%AustraliaFlag Vern Schuppan1

Individual driver statistics for the 1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Alsup, BillFlag 40 y/o13000
Andretti, MarioFlag 39 y/o1010
Bagley, TomFlag 39 y/o13000
Bigelow, TomFlag 39 y/o00000
Caliva, PhilFlag 34 y/o1000
Cannon, LarryFlag 42 y/o4000
Carter, PanchoFlag 29 y/o13000
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 42 y/o14010
Dickson, LarryFlag 40 y/o00000
Ferguson, DickFlag 30 y/o3000
Firestone, DennisFlag 34 y/o1000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 44 y/o00000
Frantz, TomFlag 35 y/o7000
Gehlhausen, SpikeFlag 24 y/o14000
Guthrie, JanetFlag 41 y/o00000
Harkey, BobFlag 49 y/o1000
Holmes, HowdyFlag 31 y/o00000
Hucul, CliffFlag 30 y/o2000
Johncock, GordonFlag 42 y/o14252
Johnson, HermFlag 26 y/o2000
Kinser, SheldonFlag 36 y/o00000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 32 y/o10000
Kunzman, LeeFlag 34 y/o8010
Loquasto, AlFlag 39 y/o3000
Mahler, JohnFlag 42 y/o6000
Martin, JohnFlag 40 y/o1000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 48 y/o00000
McElreath, JimFlag 51 y/o00000
Mears, RickFlag 27 y/o14392
Mears, RogerFlag 32 y/o1000
Mosley, MikeFlag 32 y/o12020
Ongais, DannyFlag 37 y/o13000
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 34 y/o1000
Rasmussen, EldonFlag 42 y/o00000
Rice, LarryFlag 33 y/o5000
Richmond, TimFlag 24 y/o5000
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 41 y/o14252
Saldana, JoeFlag 34 y/o13000
Schuppan, VernFlag 36 y/o8000
Scott, BillFlag 40 y/o1000
Simon, DickFlag 45 y/o00000
Sneva, JerryFlag 30 y/o1000
Sneva, TomFlag 31 y/o14040
Snider, GeorgeFlag 38 y/o00000
Threshie, PhilFlag 26 y/o00000
Unser, AlFlag 40 y/o14141
Unser, BobbyFlag 45 y/o14697
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 35 y/o00000
Walther, SaltFlag 31 y/o8000
Weiss, FrankFlag 34 y/o1000
Whittington, BillFlag 29 y/o1000
Whittington, DonFlag 33 y/o1000
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