1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

Rick Mears - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
3/11/79 Arizona Republic Jimmy Bryan 150 Phoenix 150 PO Gordon Johncock
4/22/79 Gould Twin Dixie 125 #1 Atlanta 124.804 PO Johnny Rutherford
4/22/79 Gould Twin Dixie 125 #2 Atlanta 124.804 PO Johnny Rutherford
5/28/79 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes^ Indianapolis 500 PO Rick Mears
6/10/79 Trenton Twin Indy #1 Trenton 100.5 PO Bobby Unser
6/10/79 Trenton Twin Indy #2 Trenton 100.5 PO Bobby Unser
7/15/79 Norton Twin 125 #1 MIS 126 PO Gordon Johncock
7/15/79 Norton Twin 125 #2 MIS 126 PO Bobby Unser
8/5/79 Kent Oil 150 Watkins Glen 150.474 RC Bobby Unser
8/19/79 Ditzler 150 Trenton 150 PO Rick Mears
9/2/79 California 500 Ontario 500 PO Bobby Unser
9/15/79 Gould Grand Prix MIS 150 PO Bobby Unser
9/30/79 Rich's Atlanta Classic Atlanta 152.2 PO Rick Mears
10/20/79 Miller High Life 150 Phoenix 150 PO Al Unser

^Race sanctioned by USAC but counted in CART points standings

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Rick Mears 14 0 3 4 2 1 3 2 4060
2 Bobby Unser 14 0 6 2 1 1 2 7 3820
3 Gordon Johncock 14 0 2 1 2 3 1 2 2211
4 Johnny Rutherford 14 0 2 0 3 2 1 2 2163
5 Al Unser 14 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 2085
6 Danny Ongais 13 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1473
7 Tom Sneva 14 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1360
8 Tom Bagley 13 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1208
9 Wally Dallenbach 14 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1149
10 Mike Mosley 12 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1121
11 Mario Andretti 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 700
12 Lee Kunzman 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 485
13 Pancho Carter 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 452
14 Vern Schuppan 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 449
15 Bill Alsup 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 400
16 Joe Saldana 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 368
17 Spike Gehlhausen 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 343
18 Salt Walther 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 314
19 Steve Krisiloff 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 279
20 Tom Frantz 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 236
21 Jerry Sneva 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 155
22 Tim Richmond 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 112
23 Larry Rice 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 105
24 Herm Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 98
25 John Mahler 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 74
26 Al Loquasto 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 70
27 Larry Cannon 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 56
28 Dick Ferguson 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 35
29 Billy Scott 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 20
30 Phil Caliva 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 10
NR A. J. Foyt 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
NR Howdy Holmes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
NR Billy Vukovich, Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
NR Don Whittington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
NR Frank Weiss 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
NR Bill Whittington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
NR Roger McCluskey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Roger Mears 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Tom Bigelow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Phil Threshie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR John Martin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Eldon Rasmussen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Larry Dickson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
NR Dick Simon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0
NR Sheldon Kinser 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0
NR Bob Harkey 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0
NR Cliff Hucul 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0
NR Dennis Firestone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0
NR Johnny Parsons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0
NR George Snider 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0
NR Janet Guthrie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0
NR Jim McElreath 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 0
NR Gary Bettenhausen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Neil Bonnett 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Earle Canavan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dana Carter 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Engelhart 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ed Finley 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Woody Fisher 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Todd Gibson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Hurley Haywood 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Henderson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jim Hurtubise 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jerry Karl 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Larry McCoy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jerry Miller 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jan Opperman 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Puterbaugh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Roger Rager 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Bill Alsup
Neil Bonnett
Phil Caliva
Earle Canavan
Dennis Firestone
Hurley Haywood
Bill Henderson
Howdy Holmes
Jerry Miller
Tim Richmond
Bill Whittington
Don Whittington
Earle Canavan
Ed Finley
Woody Fisher
Todd Gibson
Larry McCoy
Jan Opperman

 

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