1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

Rick Mears - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
3/22/81 Kraco Car Stereo 150 Phoenix 150 PO Johnny Rutherford
6/7/81 Gould Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 150 PO Mike Mosley
6/28/81 Kraco Twin 125 #1 Atlanta 126.326 PO Rick Mears
6/28/81 Kraco Twin 125 #2 Atlanta 126.326 PO Rick Mears
7/25/81 Norton Michigan 500 MIS 500 PO Pancho Carter
8/30/81 Los Angeles Times 500 Riverside 313.5 RC Rick Mears
9/5/81 AB Dick Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee 200 PO Tom Sneva
9/20/81 Detroit News Grand Prix MIS 148 PO Rick Mears
10/4/81 Watkins Glen 200 Watkins Glen 202.62 RC Rick Mears
10/18/81 Copa México 150 Mexico City 147.5 RC Rick Mears
10/31/81 Miller High Life 150 Phoenix 150 PO Tom Sneva

 

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Rick Mears 10 0 6 1 1 1 0 2 304
2 Bill Alsup 10 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 175
3 Pancho Carter 11 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 166
4 Gordon Johncock 11 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 142
5 Johnny Rutherford 11 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 120
6 Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 107
7 Bobby Unser 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 99
8 Tom Sneva 9 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 96
9 Bob Lazier 11 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 92
10 Al Unser 11 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 90
11 Mario Andretti 7 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 81
12 Tom Bigelow 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 60
13 Scott Brayton 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 57
14 Larry Dickson 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 49
15 Gary Bettenhausen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 42
16T Dick Simon 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 38
16T Herm Johnson 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 38
18 Michael Chandler 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 37
19 Mike Mosley 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32
20 Steve Chassey 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 31
21 Josele Garza 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 30
22 Phil Caliva 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 27
23 Kevin Cogan 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 23
24 Dick Ferguson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 20
25 Steve Krisiloff 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 18
26 Rocky Moran 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 16
27 Geoff Brabham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 14
28 Jerry Karl 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 13
29 Bill Engelhart 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 11
30T Larry Cannon 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 10
30T Roger Rager 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 10
32 Bill Tempero 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 7
33T Phil Krueger 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 6
33T Billy Vukovich, Jr. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 6
35 Gordon Smiley 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 5
36T Jim McElreath 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 4
36T Ross Davis 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 4
36T Vern Schuppan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 4
36T Jim Buick 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 4
40 Hurley Haywood 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 3
41T Bob Frey 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2
41T Spike Gehlhausen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2
41T John Mahler 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 2
44T Jerry Sneva 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1
44T Chip Mead 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1
44T Dennis Firestone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1
44T Johnny Parsons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1
44T Phil Threshie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1
NR Harry MacDonald 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0
NR Cliff Hucul 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Tom Frantz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Teddy Pilette 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Ken Hamilton 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Greg Leffler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Michel Jourdain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
NR A. J. Foyt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0
NR Salt Walther 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0
NR Bill Whittington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
NR Joe Archuleta 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chip Ganassi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Wally Pankratz 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Joe Saldana 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Orio Trice 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dean Vetrock 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Joe Archuleta
Geoff Brabham
Scott Brayton
Jim Buick
Chip Ganassi
Phil Krueger
Bob Lazier
Rocky Moran
Wally Pankratz
Orio Trice
Joe Archuleta
Ross Davis
Cliff Hucul
Michel Jourdain
Wally Pankratz
Phil Threshie
Orio Trice

 

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