1980 Pocono 500 in CART at the Pocono circuit. Full information

1980 Pocono 500

1980 Pocono 500 is 17th CART race. Passed at the Pocono circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position and this race. This was his 8th victory. Johnny Rutherford and Tom Sneva also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1980 Milwaukee Champ Cars
Next race: 1980 Mid-Ohio Champ Cars

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 Pocono 500

10th victory for the Penske Racing team
8th victory for the Bobby Unser
11th podium for the Bobby Unser
9th podium for the Johnny Rutherford
7th podium for the Tom Sneva

Penske PC9 - 1980 Pocono 500 winner

Penske PC9 #11 - 1980 Pocono 500 winner

1980 Pocono 500 results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Bobby Unser Penske PC9, #11 1000 3h 18m 4.81s 0 Penske Racing
2 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #4 800 3h 18m 25.84s 0 Chaparral Racing
3 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #9 700 198 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
4 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 600 194 laps 0 Alsup Racing
5 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 500 193 laps 0 Wysard Motor Co
6 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1980, #10 400 193 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
7 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 300 192 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
8 Howdy Holmes Lola T500, #43 250 190 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
9 Larry Cannon Wildcat Mk1, #95 200 188 laps 0 Kraco Racing
10 Lee Kunzman McLaren M24, #81 150 183 laps 0 O'Hanlon Racing Team
11 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 100 182 laps 0 Cliff-Menard Racing
12 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 50 163 laps Engine 0 Penske Racing
13 Billy Engelhart McLaren M24, #29 25 133 laps Turbocharger 0 Beaudoin Racing
14 Jerry Sneva Lola T500, #7 25 117 laps Ignition 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
15 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 25 112 laps 0 William R Compton
16 Phil Caliva McLaren M16C, #47 25 110 laps Ignition 0 Alsup Racing
17 Mario Andretti Penske PC9, #12 20 105 laps Transmission 0 Penske Racing
18 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 20 99 laps Clutch 0 Interscope Racing
19 AJ Foyt jr Parnelli VPJ6C, #14 20 85 laps Valve 0 Gilmore Racing Team
20 John Martin Wildcat Mk1, #37 20 78 laps Gearbox 0 J&J Enterprises
21 Dick Simon Vollstedt ? 1980, #8 15 74 laps Gearbox 0 Vollstedt Enterprises
22 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1980, #59 15 73 laps Piston 0 Hoffman Racing
23 Mike Mosley Eagle 80, #48 15 45 laps Piston 0 All-American Racers
24 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 15 34 laps Handling 0 Longhorn Racing
25 Phil Threshie IAM 001, #30 10 26 laps Transmission 0 Machinists Union Racing
26 Roger Rager Wildcat Mk3, #66 10 25 laps Accident 0 Roger Rager
27 Jim McElreath King ? 1980, #97 10 25 laps Accident 0 McElreath Racing
28 Billy Vukovich Watson ? 1980, #2 10 23 laps Piston 0 Leader Card Racers
29 Tom Bagley Wildcat Mk4, #40 5 16 laps Handling 0 Patrick Racing
30 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 5 10 laps Accident 0 Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
31 Al Loquasto Lightning ? 1980, #86 5 10 laps Suspension 0 Pacific Coast Racing
32 Tony Bettenhausen jr Eagle ? 1980, #32 5 4 laps Piston 0 Medlin Racing
33 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk2, #46 5 1 laps Clutch 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1980 Pocono 500 on the Pocono circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Bobby Unser Penske PC9, #11 1m 37.04s Penske Racing
2 AJ Foyt jr Parnelli VPJ6C, #14 1m 37.44s Gilmore Racing Team
3 Mario Andretti Penske PC9, #12 1m 37.76s Penske Racing
4 Mike Mosley Eagle 80, #48 1m 38.22s All-American Racers
5 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #4 1m 38.74s Chaparral Racing
6 Jerry Sneva Lola T500, #7 1m 39.82s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
7 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 1m 39.95s Penske Racing
8 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 1m 40.29s Alsup Racing
9 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 1m 40.79s Interscope Racing
10 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #9 1m 40.89s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
11 Tom Bagley Wildcat Mk4, #40 1m 41.03s Patrick Racing
12 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 1m 41.56s Longhorn Racing
13 Billy Vukovich Watson ? 1980, #2 1m 41.85s Leader Card Racers
14 Pancho Carter Lightning ? 1980, #10 1m 42.05s Alex Foods Racing
15 Roger Rager Wildcat Mk3, #66 1m 42.21s Roger Rager
16 Dick Simon Vollstedt ? 1980, #8 1m 42.37s Vollstedt Enterprises
17 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 1m 42.38s Leader Card Racers
18 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 1m 42.48s Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
19 Howdy Holmes Lola T500, #43 1m 42.52s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
20 Billy Engelhart McLaren M24, #29 1m 43.04s Beaudoin Racing
21 John Martin Wildcat Mk1, #37 1m 43.63s J&J Enterprises
22 Joe Saldana Lightning ? 1980, #59 1m 44.07s Hoffman Racing
23 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 1m 44.24s William R Compton
24 Larry Cannon Wildcat Mk1, #95 1m 44.45s Kraco Racing
25 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk2, #46 1m 44.53s Armstrong Mould Racing Team
26 Lee Kunzman McLaren M24, #81 1m 44.82s O'Hanlon Racing Team
27 Vern Schuppan Wildcat Mk2, #34 1m 45.04s Wysard Motor Co
28 Phil Caliva McLaren M16C, #47 1m 45.33s Alsup Racing
29 Jim McElreath King ? 1980, #97 1m 45.34s McElreath Racing
30 Al Loquasto Lightning ? 1980, #86 1m 45.65s Pacific Coast Racing
31 Tony Bettenhausen jr Eagle ? 1980, #32 1m 46.04s Medlin Racing
32 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 1m 44.1s Cliff-Menard Racing
33 Phil Threshie IAM 001, #30 1m 45.98s Machinists Union Racing

List of all cars for the 1980 Pocono 500 on the Pocono circuit

Antares ? 1980

Offenhauser

Lola T500

Cosworth TC

Watson ? 1980

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Phoenix 80

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

McLaren M16E

Chevrolet

Longhorn LR01

Cosworth

Watson ? 1980

Offenhauser

Spyder ? 1980

Offenhauser

Penske PC7

Cosworth

King ? 1980

Chevrolet

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Eagle 80

Chevrolet

Vollstedt ? 1980

Offenhauser

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Penske PC9

Cosworth

Lightning ? 1980

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk4

Cosworth

IAM 001

Chevrolet

Wildcat Mk1

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1980

Offenhauser

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk3

Chevrolet

Parnelli VPJ6C

Cosworth

McLaren M16C

Offenhauser