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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
Lola T95/00
Oldsmobile 4.0
Menard 3.4 turbo
Firestone
Firestone
278
2.Flag Davey HamiltonA. J. Foyt EnterprisesDallara IR7
Lola T95/00
G-Force GF01
Oldsmobile 4.0
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
Goodyear
272
3.Flag Eddie Cheever, Jr.Team CheeverG-Force GF01
Lola T95/00
Oldsmobile 4.0
Menard 3.4 turbo
Goodyear
Goodyear
230
3.Flag Marco GrecoSinden Racing Services, Team Scandia, Galles RacingDallara IR7
Lola T95/00
G-Force GF01
Oldsmobile 4.0
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
Goodyear
230
5.Flag Scott GoodyearTreadway RacingG-Force GF01Oldsmobile 4.0Firestone
226
6.Flag Arie LuyendykTreadway RacingReynard 95I
G-Force GF01
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Firestone
Firestone
223
7.Flag Roberto GuerreroPagan RacingReynard 94I
Reynard 95I
Dallara IR7
Dallara IR7
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Nissan 4.0
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
Goodyear
Goodyear
221
8.Flag Buddy LazierHemelgarn RacingDallara IR7
Reynard 95I
Dallara IR7
Nissan 4.0
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Firestone
Firestone
Firestone
209
9.Flag Eliseo SalazarTeam ScandiaLola T95/00
Dallara IR7
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
208
10.Flag Buzz CalkinsBradley MotorsportsReynard 95I
G-Force GF01
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Firestone
Goodyear
204
11.Flag Stéphan GrégoireTeam Scandia, Chastain MotorsportsLola T95/00
G-Force GF01
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
192
12.Flag Jim GuthrieBlueprint RacingLola T93/00
Dallara IR7
Lola T93/00
Menard 3.4 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Buick 3.4 turbo
Firestone
Firestone
Firestone
186
13.Flag Robbie BuhlBeck Motorsports, Team MenardG-Force GF01
Lola T94/00
Oldsmobile 4.0
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Firestone
Firestone
170
14.Flag Mike GroffByrd-Cunningham RacingG-Force GF01
Reynard 95I
G-Force GF01
Nissan 4.0
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Firestone
Firestone
Firestone
169
15.Flag John Paul, Jr.PDM RacingG-Force GF01
Lola T93/00
Dallara IR7
Oldsmobile 4.0
Menard 3.4 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
Goodyear
163
16.Flag Affonso GiaffoneTeam Scandia, Chitwood MotorsportsLola T94/00
Dallara IR7
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
159
17.Flag Mark DismoreTeam Menard, PDM RacingDallara IR7
Lola T95/00
Oldsmobile 4.0
Menard 3.4 turbo
Goodyear
Firestone
158
18.Flag Billy BoatA. J. Foyt Enterprises, PDM RacingDallara IR7
G-Force GF01
Oldsmobile 4.0
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
151
19.Flag Kenny BräckGalles RacingG-Force GF01Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
139
20.Flag Robbie GroffMcCormack MotorsportsG-Force GF01Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
135
21.Flag Vincenzo SospiriTeam ScandiaDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
134
22.Flag Scott SharpA. J. Foyt EnterprisesDallara IR7
Lola T95/00
G-Force GF01
Oldsmobile 4.0
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
Goodyear
119
23.Flag Jack MillerTeam ScandiaDallara IR7
Dallara IR7
Oldsmobile 4.0
Nissan 4.0
Firestone
Firestone
114
24.Flag Johnny UnserProject Indy, Hemelgarn Racing, Byrd-Cunningham RacingDallara IR7
Reynard 95I
G-Force GF01
G-Force GF01
Nissan 4.0
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Nissan 4.0
Oldsmobile 4.0
Firestone
Goodyear
Firestone
Firestone
107
25.Flag Tyce CarlsonPDM Racing, IZ RacingDallara IR7
Lola T93/00
Dallara IR7
Nissan 4.0
Menard 3.4 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
Goodyear
84
26.Flag Fermín VélezTeam ScandiaDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
82
27.Flag Jimmy KiteTeam ScandiaDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
76
27.Flag Sam SchmidtBlueprint Racing, LP RacingDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Firestone
76
29.Flag Greg RayKnapp MotorsportsDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Firestone
73
30.Flag Jeff WardGalles Racing, Team Cheever, ISM RacingG-Force GF01
Dallara IR7
Oldsmobile 4.0
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
69
31.Flag Stan WattlesMcCormack Motorsports, Metro Racing SystemsLola T94/00
Riley & Scott Mk. V
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
63
32.Flag Michele AlboretoScandia RacingReynard 95ICosworth XB 2.6 turboGoodyear
62
33.Flag Richie HearnDella Penna MotorsportsReynard 95ICosworth XB 2.6 turboGoodyear
59
34.Flag Billy RoeEurointernational, Roe RacingDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Firestone
55
35.Flag Jeret SchroederMcCormack MotorsportsG-Force GF01Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
37
36.Flag Michel Jourdain, Jr.Team ScandiaLola T95/00Cosworth XB 2.6 turboGoodyear
33
37.Flag Robby GordonWalker Racing, Team SabcoReynard 95I
G-Force GF01
Cosworth XB 2.6 turbo
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Goodyear
27
38.Flag Brad MurpheyHemelgarn RacingReynard 94ICosworth XB 2.6 turboFirestone
25
39.Flag Alessandro ZampedriTeam ScandiaDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
24
40.Flag Paul DurantA. J. Foyt Enterprises, Byrd-Cunningham RacingG-Force GF01
G-Force GF01
Oldsmobile 4.0
Oldsmobile 4.0
Goodyear
Firestone
23
40.Flag Johnny O'ConnellTreadway RacingReynard 94ICosworth XB 2.6 turboFirestone
23
42.Flag Danny OngaisChitwood MotorsportsDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
22
42.Flag Female Lyn St. JamesHemelgarn RacingDallara IR7Nissan 4.0Firestone
22
44.Flag Steve KinserSinden Racing ServicesDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
21
45.Flag Dennis VitoloBeck MotorsportsDallara IR7Nissan 4.0Firestone
20
46.Flag Mike ShankNienhouse MotorsportsRiley & Scott Mk. VOldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
19
47.Flag David KudraveTempero-Giuffre RacingLola T93/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear
18
48.Flag J. C. CarbonellTempero-Giuffre RacingLola T93/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear
16
49.Flag Joe GosekABF MotorsportsLola T92/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear
14
50.Flag Allen MaySinden Racing ServicesDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
13
51.Flag Johnny Parsons, Jr.Blueprint RacingLola T93/00Buick 3.4 turboFirestone
7
52.Flag Claude BourbonnaisBlueprint RacingDallara IR7Oldsmobile 4.0Firestone
5
Flag Jon FieldTempero-Giuffre RacingLola T93/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear
0
Flag Scott HarringtonJohansson MotorsportsG-Force GF01Nissan 4.0Firestone
0
Flag Davy JonesGalles RacingG-Force GF01Oldsmobile 4.0Goodyear
0
Flag David SteeleABF MotorsportsLola T92/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear
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
73.2%U.S.A.Flag Tony Stewart, Davey Hamilton, Eddie Cheever, Jr., Buddy Lazier, Buzz Calkins, Jim Guthrie, Robbie Buhl, Mike 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 Harrington, Jon Field, Davy Jones, David Steele41
5.4%ItalyFlag Vincenzo Sospiri, Michele Alboreto, Alessandro Zampedri3
3.6%BrazilFlag Marco Greco, Affonso Giaffone2
3.6%CanadaFlag Scott Goodyear, Claude Bourbonnais2
3.6%ChileFlag Eliseo Salazar, J. C. Carbonell2
1.8%NetherlandsFlag Arie Luyendyk1
1.8%ColombiaFlag Roberto Guerrero1
1.8%FranceFlag Stéphan Grégoire1
1.8%SwedenFlag Kenny Bräck1
1.8%SpainFlag Fermín Vélez1
1.8%MexicoFlag Michel Jourdain, Jr.1

Individual driver statistics for the 1997 Indy Racing League

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Alboreto, MicheleFlag 40 y/o20100
Boat, BillyFlag 31 y/o60212
Bourbonnais, ClaudeFlag 32 y/o10000
Bräck, KennyFlag 31 y/o60000
Buhl, RobbieFlag 33 y/o71200
Calkins, BuzzFlag 26 y/o90100
Carbonell, J. C.Flag 27 y/o10000
Carlson, TyceFlag 26 y/o50000
Cheever, Jr., EddieFlag 39 y/o101100
Dismore, MarkFlag 40 y/o80000
Durant, PaulFlag 37 y/o20000
Field, JonFlag 41 y/o00000
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, StéphanFlag 28 y/o80100
Groff, MikeFlag 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
Jones, DavyFlag 33 y/o00000
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
Steele, DavidFlag 23 y/o00000
Stewart, TonyFlag 26 y/o101244
Unser, JohnnyFlag 38 y/o60000
Vélez, FermínFlag 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
81997-07-26CharlotteLazierBoatGoodyearStewartBoat
91997-08-17New HampshireBuhlSospiriLuyendykGrecoSospiri
101997-10-11Las VegasSalazarGoodyearBuhlBoat
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