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USAC Citicorp Cup National Championship 1978 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC Citicorp Cup National Championship 1978

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Tom SnevaPenske RacingPenske PC-6
Penske PC-6B
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo

4153
2.Flag Al UnserChaparral RacingLola T500Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
4031
3.Flag Gordon JohncockPatrick RacingWildcat Mk. II
Wildcat Mk. IV
Wildcat Mk. III
DGS 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
DGS 2.6 turbo


3548
4.Flag Johnny RutherfordTeam McLarenMcLaren M24
McLaren M24B
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo

3067
5.Flag A. J. FoytA. J. Foyt EnterprisesCoyote 74
Coyote 75
Coyote 78
Parnelli VPJ-6C
Foyt 2.6 turbo
Foyt 2.6 turbo
Foyt 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo



3024
6.Flag Wally DallenbachJerry O'Connell RacingMcLaren M24
Lightning 77
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo

2966
7.Flag Steve KrisiloffPatrick RacingWildcat Mk. II
Wildcat Mk. III
Wildcat Mk. IV
DGS 2.6 turbo
DGS 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo


2874
8.Flag Danny OngaisInterscope RacingParnelli VPJ-6BCosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
2662
9.Flag Rick MearsPenske RacingPenske PC-6Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
2171
10.Flag Pancho CarterFletcher Racing TeamLightning 77Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
1206
11.Flag Tom BagleyLeader Card RacingEagle 74
Watson 77
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

1188
12.Flag Bobby UnserAll American RacersLightning 77
Eagle 78
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo

1122
13.Flag Larry DicksonPolak RacingPenske PC-5Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
1121
14.Flag Johnny Parsons, Jr.Hopkins RacingLightning 77Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
978
15.Flag George SniderA. J. Foyt Enterprises, Penske Racing, Longhorn RacingCoyote 74
Coyote 75
Penske PC-6
Wildcat Mk. I
Foyt 2.6 turbo
Foyt 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo



766
16.Flag Tom BigelowArmstrong Mould, Leader Card RacingEagle 74
Wildcat Mk. II
Watson 77
Wildcat Mk. II
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
DGS 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo



764
17.Flag Mario AndrettiPenske RacingPenske PC-6Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
681
18.Flag Dick SimonVollstedt RacingVollstedt 77
Vollstedt 73
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

670
19.Flag Jim McElreathMcElreath RacingEagle 74Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
573
20.Flag Salt WaltherDayton-WaltherMcLaren M16C
McLaren M16C
Wildcat Mk. II
McLaren M16C
McLaren M24
DGS 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
DGS 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo




562
21.Flag Cliff HuculHucul Racing, Longhorn RacingMcLaren M16E
Wildcat Mk. I
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
DGS 2.6 turbo

519
22.Flag Lee KunzmanArt SugaiSugai Fox 78Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
513
23.Flag Sheldon KinserLeader Card RacingWatson 77
Watson 78
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

495
24.Flag Mike MosleyAlex Morales MotorsportsLightning 77Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
483
25.Flag Roger MearsBeith RacingEagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
400
26.Flag Bobby OliveroAlex Morales MotorsportsLightning 77Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
360
27.Flag Al LoquastoLoquasto Racing, Vatis Enterprises, Frank Fiore RacingMcLaren M16C
Eagle 72
RasCar-Atlanta 74
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo


321
28.Flag Joe SaldanaHoffman Auto RacingEagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
314
29.Flag Gary BettenhausenAgajanian-Grant King RacersDragon 76
Kingfish 73
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

294
30.Flag Spike GehlhausenGehlhausen Racing, Vatis EnterprisesEagle 74
Eagle 72
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

188
31.Flag Larry CannonCannon RacingWildcat Mk. IDGS 2.6 turbo
184
32.Flag Larry RiceS & M ElectricEagle 74
Lightning 77
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

180
33.Flag Jerry KarlFrank Fiore Racing, Vollstedt Racing, Bentzel ConstructionVollstedt 73
RasCar-Atlanta 74
McLaren M16C
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo


104
34.Flag Jerry SnevaThunder RacingMcLaren M16BOffenhauser 2.6 turbo
62
35.Flag Roger McCluskeyHodgdon Racing, Patrick RacingEagle 74
Wildcat Mk. II
Wildcat Mk. IV
AMC 3.4 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo


61
36.Flag Phil ThreshiePhil Threshie, Frank Fiore RacingLightning 76
RasCar-Atlanta 74
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

45
37.Flag Todd GibsonGibson RacingEagle 74Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
34
38.Flag Vern SchuppanFletcher Racing Team, S & M ElectricLightning 77
Lightning 77
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

26
39.Flag Bob HarkeyJoe Hunt Magneto, Mergard RacingEagle 73
Eagle 72
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

26
40.Flag Bill Vukovich IILonghorn Racing, Wayne Woodward, Jerry O'Connell RacingWildcat Mk. I
Eagle 74
Lightning 77
DGS 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo


20
41.Flag Roger RagerAgajanian-Grant King Racers, Mergard Racing, Wayne WoodwardDragon 76
Eagle 72
Eagle 74
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo


15
41.Flag Eldon RasmussenRent-A-RacerRasCar-Atlanta 74Foyt 2.6 turbo
15
43.Flag Bubby JonesLonghorn RacingWildcat Mk. IDGS 2.6 turbo
10
43.Flag John MahlerGehlhausen RacingEagle 74Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
10
45.Flag Chuck GurneyCrower CamEagle 74Crower 2.6 turbo
6
Flag Ed FinleyOlmstead, BFMEagle 73
Antares 72
Volker 2.6 turbo
Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

0
Flag Tom GloyFrank Fiore RacingMcLaren M16AOffenhauser 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Female Janet GuthrieJanet Guthrie RacingWildcat Mk. IIIDGS 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Mike HissPenske RacingPenske PC-6Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Jim HurtubiseHurtubise RacingMallardOffenhauser 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Gary IrvinVatis EnterprisesEagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
0
Flag John MartinBeith RacingEagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Graham McRaeDayton-WaltherMcLaren M16COffenhauser 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Bill PuterbaughVollstedt RacingVollstedt 73Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Lloyd RubyGene White RacingParnelli VPJ-3Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
0
Flag Frank WeissBFM EnterprisesAntares 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
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 Lloyd Ruby
50 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
91.1%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, Bill Vukovich II, 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 Gurney, Ed Finley, Tom Gloy, Mike Hiss, Jim Hurtubise, Gary Irvin, John Martin, Bill Puterbaugh, Lloyd Ruby51
5.4%CanadaFlag Cliff Hucul, Eldon Rasmussen, Frank Weiss3
1.8%AustraliaFlag Vern Schuppan1
1.8%New ZealandFlag Graham McRae1

Individual driver statistics for the 1978 USAC Citicorp Cup 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
Finley, EdFlag 36 y/o0000
Foyt, A. J.Flag 43 y/o18251
Gehlhausen, SpikeFlag 23 y/o17000
Gibson, ToddFlag 41 y/o4000
Gloy, TomFlag 31 y/o0000
Gurney, ChuckFlag 29 y/o1000
Guthrie, JanetFlag 40 y/o1000
Harkey, BobFlag 48 y/o2000
Hiss, MikeFlag 36 y/o0000
Hucul, CliffFlag 29 y/o8000
Hurtubise, JimFlag 45 y/o0000
Irvin, GaryFlag 34 y/o0000
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
Martin, JohnFlag 39 y/o0000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 47 y/o7000
McElreath, JimFlag 50 y/o11000
McRae, GrahamFlag 38 y/o0000
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
Puterbaugh, BillFlag 42 y/o0000
Rager, RogerFlag 29 y/o1000
Rasmussen, EldonFlag 41 y/o1000
Rice, LarryFlag 32 y/o2000
Ruby, LloydFlag 50 y/o0000
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 II, BillFlag 34 y/o2000
Walther, SaltFlag 30 y/o12000
Weiss, FrankFlag 33 y/o0000
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