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USAC National Championship 1978 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1978

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Tom SnevaPenske RacingPenske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)
4153
2.Flag Al UnserChaparral RacingChaparral /Cosworth TC)
Lola T500 (Cosworth)


4031
3.Flag Gordon JohncockPatrick Racing TeamWildcat (DGS)
Wildcat 78 (DGS)


3548
4.Flag Johnny RutherfordTeam McLarenMcLaren (Cosworth)
3067
5.Flag A.J. FoytGilmore RacingParnelli (Cosworth TC)
Coyote 78 (Foyt )


3024
6.Flag Wally DallenbachJerry O'ConnellMcLaren M24 (Cosworth TC)
Lightning (Cosworth TC)


2966
7.Flag Steve KrisiloffPatrick Racing TeamWildcat (Offenhauser V8)
Wildcat (DGS)


2874
8.Flag Danny OngaisInterscope RacingParnelli (Cosworth TC)
2662
9.Flag Rick MearsGalles RacingPenske PC-6 (Cosworth)
2171
10.Flag Pancho CarterFletcher RacingLightning (Cosworth)
1206
11.Flag Tom BagleyLeader CardsWatson 77 (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)


1188
12.Flag Bobby UnserAll American RacersLightning (Cosworth)
Eagle 78 (Cosworth)


1122
13.Flag Larry DicksonPolak Construction McLaren (Cosworth TC)
Penske PC-5 (Cosworth TC)


1121
14.Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.Hopkins RacingLightning (Offenhauser TC)
978
15.Flag George SniderGilmore/Citicorp, Longhorn RacingCoyote (Foyt TC)
Wildcat (Offenhauser TC)


766
16.Flag Tom BigelowArmstrong Moulding, Leader CardsWatson (Offenhauser TC)
Wildcat (Offenhauser TC)
Wildcat 76 (DGS)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)






764
17.Flag Mario AndrettiPenske RacingPenske (Cosworth TC)
681
18.Flag Dick SimonVollstedt RacingVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
670
19.Flag Jim McElreathMcElreath RacingEagle 74 (Offenhauser TC)
573
20.Flag Salt WaltherDayton-WaltherMcLaren (DGS)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Cosworth TC)




562
21.Flag Cliff HuculHucul Racing, Longhorn RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Wildcat (DGS)


519
22.Flag Lee KunzmanSugaiFox (Offenhauser TC)
513
23.Flag Sheldon KinserLeader CardsWatson (Offenhauser)
495
24.Flag Mike MosleyAlex MoralesLightning (Offenhauser TC)
483
25.Flag Roger MearsGalles RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
400
26.Flag Bobby OliveroAlex MoralesLightning (Offenhauser)
360
27.Flag Al LoquastoMcCord Auto, Machinists Union Rascar (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)


321
28.Flag Joe SaldanaTeam 69Eagle 73 (Offenhauser TC)
314
29.Flag Gary BettenhausenOberdorferKing 76 (Offenhauser)
294
30.Flag Spike GehlhausenCarl GehlhausenEagle 74 (Offenhauser)
188
31.Flag Larry CannonFiore RacingWildcat (DGS)
184
32.Flag Larry RicePrecision Engine Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)


180
33.Flag Jerry KarlMachinists Union, Vollstedt RacingRascar (Offenhauser TC)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)




104
34.Flag Jerry SnevaThunder RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
62
35.Flag Roger McCluskeyNational Engineering, North American Van LinesWildcat (Offenhauser V8)
Eagle 76 (AMC)


61
36.Flag Phil ThreshieMachinists UnionLightning (Offenhauser TC)
Rascar (Offenhauser TC)


45
37.Flag Todd GibsonGibson RacingEagle (Offenhauser)
34
38.Flag Vern SchuppanFletcher RacingLightning (Cosworth TC)
Lightning (Offenhauser TC)


26
39.Flag Bob HarkeyJoe Hunt MagnetoEagle (Offenhauser TC)
26
40.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Lightning (Cosworth TC)


20
41.Flag Roger RagerEagle (Offenhauser TC)
15
41.Flag Eldon RasmussenRent-A-RacerRascar (Foyt TC)
15
43.Flag Bubby JonesWildcat (DGS)
10
43.Flag John MahlerCarl Gehlhausen Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
10
45.Flag Chuck GurneyCrower CamEagle (Crower)
6
Flag Female Janet GuthrieTexaco Star Wildcat (DGS)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Danny Ongais
5
Most pole positionsFlag Danny Ongais
8
Most podium positionsFlag Tom Sneva
10
Most podium positions without a winFlag Tom Sneva
10
Youngest driverFlag Spike Gehlhausen
23 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Jim McElreath
50 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
93.5%U.S.A.Flag Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Roger Mears, Pancho Carter, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, A.J. Foyt, Wally Dallenbach, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Tom Bagley, Spike Gehlhausen, Roger Rager, Danny Ongais, Larry Cannon, Tom Bigelow, Jim McElreath, Jerry Karl, Dick Simon, Lee Kunzman, Jerry Sneva, Mike Mosley, Joe Saldana, Johnny Parsons Jr., John Mahler, George Snider, Phil Threshie, Larry Dickson, Salt Walther, Al Loquasto, Steve Krisiloff, Larry Rice, Roger McCluskey, Bob Harkey, Janet Guthrie, Sheldon Kinser, Bobby Olivero, Gary Bettenhausen, Todd Gibson, Bubby Jones, Chuck Gurney43
4.3%CanadaFlag Cliff Hucul, Eldon Rasmussen2
2.2%AustraliaFlag Vern Schuppan1

Individual driver statistics for the 1978 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Andretti, MarioFlag 38 y/o8110
Bagley, TomFlag 38 y/o17000
Bettenhausen, GaryFlag 36 y/o9000
Bigelow, TomFlag 38 y/o12000
Cannon, LarryFlag 41 y/o6000
Carter, PanchoFlag 28 y/o10010
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 41 y/o18020
Dickson, LarryFlag 39 y/o8000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 43 y/o18251
Gehlhausen, SpikeFlag 23 y/o17000
Gibson, ToddFlag 41 y/o4000
Gurney, ChuckFlag 29 y/o1000
Guthrie, JanetFlag 40 y/o1000
Harkey, BobFlag 48 y/o2000
Hucul, CliffFlag 29 y/o8000
Johncock, GordonFlag 41 y/o17280
Jones, BubbyFlag 37 y/o1000
Karl, JerryFlag 37 y/o7000
Kinser, SheldonFlag 35 y/o13000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 31 y/o17030
Kunzman, LeeFlag 33 y/o3000
Loquasto, AlFlag 38 y/o7000
Mahler, JohnFlag 41 y/o1000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 47 y/o7000
McElreath, JimFlag 50 y/o11000
Mears, RickFlag 26 y/o11360
Mears, RogerFlag 31 y/o1000
Mosley, MikeFlag 31 y/o7000
Olivero, BobbyFlag 31 y/o4000
Ongais, DannyFlag 36 y/o17558
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 33 y/o14010
Rager, RogerFlag 29 y/o1000
Rasmussen, EldonFlag 41 y/o1000
Rice, LarryFlag 32 y/o2000
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 40 y/o18271
Saldana, JoeFlag 33 y/o8000
Schuppan, VernFlag 35 y/o3000
Simon, DickFlag 44 y/o13000
Sneva, JerryFlag 29 y/o6000
Sneva, TomFlag 30 y/o180107
Snider, GeorgeFlag 37 y/o7000
Threshie, PhilFlag 25 y/o6000
Unser, AlFlag 39 y/o16341
Unser, BobbyFlag 44 y/o16010
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 34 y/o2000
Walther, SaltFlag 30 y/o12000
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