1980 Championship Racing League

Johnny Rutherford - Champion

**The initial 5 races of the 1980 season were co-sanctioned by CART and USAC.
After Mid-Ohio, USAC broke away from the deal, and the remainder of the season was run under CART sanction**

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
4/13/80 Datsun Twin 200 Ontario 200 PO Johnny Rutherford
5/26/80 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Indianapolis 500 PO Johnny Rutherford
6/8/80 Gould Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 150 PO Bobby Unser
6/22/80 True Value 500 Pocono 500 PO Bobby Unser
7/13/80 Red Roof Inns 150 Mid-Ohio 156 RC Johnny Rutherford

 

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Johnny Rutherford 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 2740
2 Tom Sneva 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1970
3 Bobby Unser 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1334
4 Gordon Johncock 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1330
5 Pancho Carter 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1078
6 Bill Alsup 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 990
7 Rick Mears 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 766
8 Gary Bettenhausen 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 726
9 Vern Schuppan 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 650
10 Sheldon Kinser 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 345
11 Danny Ongais 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 330
12 Howdy Holmes 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 266
13 Roger Mears 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 260
14 Tom Bigelow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 250
15 Spike Gehlhausen 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 245
16 Tom Bagley 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 220
17 Larry Cannon 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 205
18 Tim Richmond 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 205
19 Gordon Smiley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 170
20 Bill Engelhart 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 170
21T Lee Kunzman 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 150
21T Greg Leffler 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 150
23 Tom Gloy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 120
24 Jerry Sneva 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 120
25 Herm Johnson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 116
26 Dick Ferguson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 105
27 Roger Rager 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 100
28 Cliff Hucul 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 90
29 Billy Vukovich, Jr. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 65
30 Jan Sneva 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 60
31 Rick Muther 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 57
32 Jerry Karl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 54
33 Phil Caliva 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 50
34 Al Unser 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 49
35 A. J. Foyt 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 45
36 Ron Shuman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 40
37 Mario Andretti 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 40
38 Dick Simon 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 38
39 Dennis Firestone 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 30
40 John Martin 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 28
41 Mike Mosley 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 28
42 John Wood 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 25
43 Don Whittington 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 25
44 George Snider 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 25
45 Jim McElreath 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 25
46 Bill Tempero 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 22
47 Hurley Haywood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 20
48 Joe Saldana 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 19
49 Phil Threshie 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 15
50 Johnny Parsons 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 10
51 Pete Halsmer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 8
52T Billie Harvey 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 6
52T John Mahler 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 6
54 Ross Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 6
55 Bill Whittington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 5
56 Al Loquasto 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 5
57 Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 5
NR Buddie Boys 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dana Carter 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Larry Dickson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Tom Frantz 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Frey 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Janet Guthrie 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Harkey 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Milt Harper 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bruce Hill 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jim Hurtubise 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Puterbaugh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Rich Vogler 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Salt Walther 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Frank Weiss 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Buddie Boys
Ross Davis
Bob Frey
Pete Halsmer
Milt Harper
Billie Harvey
Bruce Hill
Greg Leffler
Ron Shuman
Gordon Smiley
Bill Tempero
Rich Vogler 
John Wood
Janet Guthrie
Milt Harper
Billie Harvey
Bruce Hill

 

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