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Indy Racing League 1997 standings

Championship points standings for the Indy Racing League 1997

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Tony StewartTeam MenardG-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)
Lola T95/00 (Menard)


278
2.Flag Davey HamiltonAJ Foyt EnterprisesLola T95/00 (Cosworth)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)




272
3.Flag Eddie Cheever, Jr.Cheever RacingLola T95/00 (Menard)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)


230
3.Flag Marco GrecoTeam Scandia, GallesLola T95/00 (Cosworth)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)




230
5.Flag Scott GoodyearTreadway RacingG-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)
226
6.Flag Arie LuyendykTreadway Racing, Mi-Jack Conquest RacingReynard 951 (Cosworth)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)


223
7.Flag Roberto GuerreroPagan RacingReynard 951 (Cosworth)
Dallara IR7 (Infiniti)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)




221
8.Flag Buddy LazierHemelgarn RacingReynard 951 (Cosworth)
Dallara IR7 (Infiniti)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)




209
9.Flag Eliseo SalazarScandia RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
Lola T95/00 (Cosworth)


208
10.Flag Buzz CalkinsBradley MotorsportsReynard 951 (Cosworth)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)


204
11.Flag Stéphane GrégoireScandia Racing, Chastain MotorsportsLola T95/00 (Cosworth)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)


192
12.Flag Jim GuthrieTeam Blueprint RacingLola T93/00 (Menard)
Lola T95/00 (Buick)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)




186
13.Flag Robbie BuhlBeck Motorsports, Team MenardLola T94/00 (Cosworth)
Lola T95/00 (Cosworth)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)




170
14.Flag Michael GroffCunningham Racing, Byrd's KFC, McCormack MotorsportsReynard 951 (Cosworth)
G-Force GF01 (Infiniti)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)




169
15.Flag John Paul Jr.Earl's Performance, Klipsch Overhead DoorLola T93/00 (Menard)
Lola T95/00 (Menard)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)






163
16.Flag Affonso Giaffone Team Scandia, Chitwood MotorsportsLola T95/00 (Cosworth)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)


159
17.Flag Mark DismoreTeam Menard, PDM RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
Lola T95/00 (Menard)


158
18.Flag Billy BoatKlipsch Overhead Door, AJ Foyt EnterprisesDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)


151
19.Flag Kenny BräckGalles RacingG-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)
139
20.Flag Robbie GroffMcCormack MotorsportsG-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)
135
21.Flag Vincenzo SospiriScandia RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
134
22.Flag Scott SharpAJ Foyt Enterprises, Treadway RacingLola T95/00 (Cosworth)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)




119
23.Flag Jack MillerCrest Racing, Arizona MotorsportsDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
Dallara IR7 (Infiniti)


114
24.Flag Johnny UnserProject Indy, Hemelgarn Racing, Cunningham RacingReynard 951 (Cosworth)
Dallara IR7 (Infiniti)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)




107
25.Flag Tyce CarlsonIZ Racing, PDM Racing, Earl's PerformanceLola T93/00 (Menard)
Lola T95/00 (Menard)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
Dallara IR7 (Infiniti)






84
26.Flag Fermin VelezScandia RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
82
27.Flag Jimmy KiteScandia RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
76
27.Flag Sam SchmidtTeam Blueprint Racing, Keco Coating, HOPE Prepaid Fuel CardDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
76
29.Flag Greg RayThomas Knapp MotorsportsDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
73
30.Flag Jeff WardGalles Racing, Cheever Racing, ISM RacingG-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)


69
31.Flag Stan WattlesMetro Racing Systems, McCormack MotorsportsLola T94/00 (Cosworth)
Riley & Scott Mk. V (Oldsmobile)


63
32.Flag Michele AlboretoScandia RacingReynard 951 (Cosworth)
62
33.Flag Richie HearnDella Penna RacingReynard 951 (Cosworth)
59
34.Flag Billy RoeRoe Racing, EurointernationalDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
55
35.Flag Jeret SchroederMcCormack MotorsportsG-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)
37
36.Flag Michel Jourdain Jr.Scandia RacingLola T95/00 (Cosworth)
33
37.Flag Robby GordonTeam SabcoReynard 951 (Cosworth)
G-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)


27
38.Flag Brad MurpheyHemelgarn RacingReynard 941 (Cosworth)
Reynard 951 (Cosworth)


25
39.Flag Alessandro ZampedriScandia RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
24
40.Flag Paul DurantAJ Foyt Enterprises, Cunningham RacingG-Force GF01 (Oldsmobile)
23
40.Flag Johnny O'ConnellBryantReynard 951 (Cosworth)
23
42.Flag Danny OngaisTrane Allied SpecialtyDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
22
42.Flag Female Lyn St. JamesHemelgarn RacingDallara IR7 (Infiniti)
22
44.Flag Steve KinserTeam MenardDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
21
45.Flag Dennis VitoloBeck MotorsportsDallara IR7 (Infiniti)
20
46.Flag Mike ShankNienhouse MotorsportsRiley & Scott Mk. V (Oldsmobile)
19
47.Flag David KudraveGiuffre RacingLola T93/00 (Buick)
18
48.Flag Juan Carlos CarbonellNewsweekLola T95/00 (Buick)
16
49.Flag Joe GosekABF MotorsportsLola T92/00 (Buick)
14
50.Flag Allen MayTeam Blueprint RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
13
51.Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.Team Blueprint RacingLola T95/00 (Buick)
7
52.Flag Claude BourbonnaisTeam Blueprint RacingDallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
5
Flag Scott HarringtonJohansson/Immke Motorsports
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Arie Luyendyk
2
Most pole positionsFlag Tony Stewart
4
Most podium positionsFlag Scott Goodyear
4
Most podium positions without a winFlag Scott Goodyear
4
Most fastest race lapsFlag Tony Stewart
4
Youngest driverFlag Michel Jourdain Jr.
20 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Danny Ongais
55 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
71.7%U.S.A.Flag Tony Stewart, Davey Hamilton, Eddie Cheever, Jr., Buddy Lazier, Buzz Calkins, Jim Guthrie, Robbie Buhl, Michael Groff, John Paul Jr., Mark Dismore, Billy Boat, Robbie Groff, Scott Sharp, Jack Miller, Johnny Unser, Tyce Carlson, Jimmy Kite, Sam Schmidt, Greg Ray, Jeff Ward, Stan Wattles, Richie Hearn, Billy Roe, Jeret Schroeder, Robby Gordon, Brad Murphey, Paul Durant, Johnny O'Connell, Danny Ongais, Lyn St. James, Steve Kinser, Dennis Vitolo, Mike Shank, David Kudrave, Joe Gosek, Allen May, Johnny Parsons Jr., Scott Harrington38
5.7%ItalyFlag Vincenzo Sospiri, Michele Alboreto, Alessandro Zampedri3
3.8%ChileFlag Eliseo Salazar, Juan Carlos Carbonell2
3.8%CanadaFlag Scott Goodyear, Claude Bourbonnais2
3.8%BrazilFlag Marco Greco, Affonso Giaffone 2
1.9%FranceFlag Stéphane Grégoire1
1.9%ColombiaFlag Roberto Guerrero1
1.9%MexicoFlag Michel Jourdain Jr.1
1.9%NetherlandsFlag Arie Luyendyk1
1.9%SpainFlag Fermin Velez1
1.9%SwedenFlag Kenny Bräck1

Individual driver statistics for the 1997 Indy Racing League

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Alboreto, MicheleFlag 40 y/o20100
Boat, BillyFlag 31 y/o60212
Bourbonnais, ClaudeFlag 30 y/o10000
Bräck, KennyFlag 31 y/o60000
Buhl, RobbieFlag 33 y/o71200
Calkins, BuzzFlag 26 y/o90100
Carbonell, Juan CarlosFlag 27 y/o10000
Carlson, TyceFlag 26 y/o50000
Cheever, Jr., EddieFlag 39 y/o101100
Dismore, MarkFlag 40 y/o80000
Durant, PaulFlag 37 y/o20000
Giaffone , AffonsoFlag 29 y/o70000
Goodyear, ScottFlag 37 y/o80400
Gordon, RobbyFlag 28 y/o20000
Gosek, JoeFlag 41 y/o10000
Greco, MarcoFlag 35 y/o100010
Grégoire, StéphaneFlag 28 y/o80100
Groff, MichaelFlag 35 y/o60200
Groff, RobbieFlag 31 y/o60000
Guerrero, RobertoFlag 38 y/o100000
Guthrie, JimFlag 35 y/o91100
Hamilton, DaveyFlag 35 y/o100300
Harrington, ScottFlag 33 y/o00000
Hearn, RichieFlag 26 y/o21111
Jourdain Jr., MichelFlag 20 y/o10100
Kinser, SteveFlag 43 y/o10000
Kite, JimmyFlag 21 y/o40001
Kudrave, DavidFlag 31 y/o10000
Lazier, BuddyFlag 29 y/o101100
Luyendyk, ArieFlag 43 y/o102320
May, AllenFlag 24 y/o10000
Miller, JackFlag 36 y/o80000
Murphey, BradFlag 41 y/o20000
O'Connell, JohnnyFlag 34 y/o10000
Ongais, DannyFlag 55 y/o10000
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 52 y/o10000
Paul Jr., JohnFlag 37 y/o70000
Ray, GregFlag 30 y/o50000
Roe, BillyFlag 40 y/o30000
Salazar, EliseoFlag 42 y/o81100
Schmidt, SamFlag 32 y/o50000
Schroeder, JeretFlag 27 y/o20000
Shank, MikeFlag 30 y/o10000
Sharp, ScottFlag 29 y/o51110
Sospiri, VincenzoFlag 30 y/o60101
St. James, LynFlag 50 y/o10000
Stewart, TonyFlag 26 y/o101244
Unser, JohnnyFlag 38 y/o60000
Velez, FerminFlag 38 y/o40000
Vitolo, DennisFlag 40 y/o10000
Ward, JeffFlag 36 y/o30100
Wattles, StanFlag 35 y/o30000
Zampedri, AlessandroFlag 27 y/o20000
#DateCircuitWinnerSecondThirdPoleFL
11996-08-18New HampshireSharpCalkinsAlboretoHearnStewart
21996-09-15Las VegasHearnJourdain Jr.GroffLuyendykHearn
31997-01-25Walt DisneyCheever, Jr.GroffGoodyearStewartStewart
41997-03-23PhoenixGuthrieStewartHamiltonStewartStewart
51997-05-27IndianapolisLuyendykGoodyearWardLuyendykStewart
61997-06-07TexasLuyendykBoatHamiltonStewartStewart
71997-06-29Pikes PeakStewartGrégoireHamiltonSharpKite
81997-07-26Charlotte, NCLazierBoatGoodyearStewartBoat
91997-08-17New HampshireBuhlSospiriLuyendykGrecoSospiri
101997-10-11Las VegasSalazarGoodyearBuhlBoat
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