1997 Indianapolis 500 in IRL at the Indianapolis circuit. Full information

1997 Indianapolis 500

1997 Indianapolis 500 is 8th IRL race. Passed at the Indianapolis circuit. Arie Luyendyk won the pole position and this race. Scott Goodyear and Jeff Ward also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1997 Phoenix Indycars
Next race: 1997 Texas Indycars
Race Start: 26th May 1997

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1997 Indianapolis 500

2nd victory for the Treadway Racing team
2nd victory for the Arie Luyendyk
2nd podium for the Arie Luyendyk
2nd podium for the Scott Goodyear
1st podium for the Jeff Ward

1997 Indianapolis 500

1997 Indianapolis 500

G-Force GF01 - 1997 Indianapolis 500 winner

G-Force GF01 #5 - 1997 Indianapolis 500 winner

1997 Indianapolis 500 results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Arie Luyendyk G-Force GF01, #5 37 3h 25m 43.388s 0 Treadway Racing
2 Scott Goodyear G-Force GF01, #6 33 3h 25m 43.958s 0 Treadway Racing
3 Jeff Ward G-Force GF01, #52 32 3h 25m 47.469s 0 Team Cheever
4 Buddy Lazier Dallara IR7, #91 31 3h 25m 53.718s 0 Hemelgarn Racing
5 Tony Stewart G-Force GF01, #2 31 3h 26m 12.001s 0 Team Menard
6 Davey Hamilton G-Force GF01, #14 29 199 laps 0 AJ Foyt Power Team Racing
7 Billy Boat G-Force GF01, #11 28 199 laps 0 AJ Foyt Racing
8 Robbie Buhl G-Force GF01, #3 27 199 laps 0 Team Menard
9 Robbie Groff G-Force GF01, #30 26 197 laps 0 McCormack Motorsports
10 Fermin Velez Dallara IR7, #33 25 195 laps 0 Team Scandia
11 Buzz Calkins G-Force GF01, #12 24 188 laps Half shaft 0 Bradley Motorsports
12 Michael Groff G-Force GF01, #10 23 188 laps 0 Byrd-Cunningham Racing
13 Lyn St James Dallara IR7, #90 22 186 laps Accident 0 Hemelgarn Racing
14 Steve Kinser Dallara IR7, #44 21 185 laps Accident 0 Team Menard
15 Dennis Vitolo Dallara IR7, #54 20 173 laps 0 Beck Motorsports
16 Marco Greco Dallara IR7, #22 19 166 laps Gearbox 0 Team Scandia
17 Vincenzo Sospiri Dallara IR7, #8 18 163 laps 0 Team Scandia
18 Johnny Unser Dallara IR7, #9 17 158 laps Oil pressure 0 Hemelgarn Racing
19 Tyce Carlson Dallara IR7, #18 16 156 laps Accident 0 PDM Racing
20 Jack Miller Dallara IR7, #40 15 131 laps Accident 0 Crest Racing
21 Paul Durant G-Force GF01, #1 14 111 laps Accident 0 AJ Foyt Racing
22 Billy Roe Dallara IR7, #50 13 110 laps Accident 0 Eurointernational
23 Eddie Cheever G-Force GF01, #51 12 84 laps Timing gears 0 Team Cheever
24 Eliseo Salazar Dallara IR7, #7 11 70 laps Accident 0 Team Scandia
25 Greg Ray Dallara IR7, #97 10 48 laps Water pump 0 Thomas Knapp Motorsports
26 Jim Guthrie Dallara IR7, #27 9 43 laps Engine 0 Blueprint Racing Enterprises
27 Roberto Guerrero Dallara IR7, #21 8 25 laps Steering 0 Pagan Racing
28 Mark Dismore Dallara IR7, #28 7 24 laps Accident 0 Kelley Racing
29 Robby Gordon Dallara IR7, #42 6 19 laps Fire 0 Team Sabco
30 Claude Bourbonnais G-Force GF01, #72 5 9 laps Engine 0 Blueprint Racing Enterprises
31 Stephan Gregoire G-Force GF01, #77 4 Accident 0 Chastain Motorsports
32 Affonso Giaffone Dallara IR7, #17 3 Accident 0 Chitwood Motorsports
33 Kenny Brack G-Force GF01, #4 2 Accident 0 Galles Racing
34 Sam Schmidt Dallara IR7, #16 1 Engine 0 Blueprint Racing Enterprises
35 Alessandro Zampedri Dallara IR7, #34 1 Oil leak 0 Team Scandia
0 Scott Harrington G-Force GF01, #36 0 0 Immke Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1997 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Arie Luyendyk G-Force GF01, #5 2m 44.939s Treadway Racing
2 Tony Stewart G-Force GF01, #2 2m 45.122s Team Menard
3 Vincenzo Sospiri Dallara IR7, #8 2m 46.035s Team Scandia
4 Robbie Buhl G-Force GF01, #3 2m 46.588s Team Menard
5 Scott Goodyear G-Force GF01, #6 2m 46.813s Treadway Racing
6 Jim Guthrie Dallara IR7, #27 2m 47.281s Blueprint Racing Enterprises
7 Jeff Ward G-Force GF01, #52 2m 47.819s Team Cheever
8 Davey Hamilton G-Force GF01, #14 2m 47.845s AJ Foyt Power Team Racing
9 Eliseo Salazar Dallara IR7, #7 2m 47.973s Team Scandia
10 Buddy Lazier Dallara IR7, #91 2m 48s Hemelgarn Racing
11 Eddie Cheever G-Force GF01, #51 2m 48.167s Team Cheever
12 Robby Gordon Dallara IR7, #42 2m 48.847s Team Sabco
13 Stephan Gregoire G-Force GF01, #77 2m 48.914s Chastain Motorsports
14 Affonso Giaffone Dallara IR7, #17 2m 49.035s Chitwood Motorsports
15 Kenny Brack G-Force GF01, #4 2m 50.438s Galles Racing
16 Buzz Calkins G-Force GF01, #12 2m 51.785s Bradley Motorsports
17 Jack Miller Dallara IR7, #40 2m 52.043s Crest Racing
18 Michael Groff G-Force GF01, #10 2m 52.631s Byrd-Cunningham Racing
19 Roberto Guerrero Dallara IR7, #21 2m 53.602s Pagan Racing
20 Steve Kinser Dallara IR7, #44 2m 50.784s Team Menard
21 Robbie Groff G-Force GF01, #30 2m 53.25s McCormack Motorsports
22 Billy Boat G-Force GF01, #11 2m 47.019s AJ Foyt Racing
23 Sam Schmidt Dallara IR7, #16 2m 47.332s Blueprint Racing Enterprises
24 Billy Roe Dallara IR7, #50 2m 49.211s Eurointernational
25 Mark Dismore Dallara IR7, #28 2m 49.473s Kelley Racing
26 Tyce Carlson Dallara IR7, #18 2m 50.736s PDM Racing
27 Marco Greco Dallara IR7, #22 2m 51.166s Team Scandia
28 Dennis Vitolo Dallara IR7, #54 2m 53.389s Beck Motorsports
29 Fermin Velez Dallara IR7, #33 2m 54.324s Team Scandia
30 Greg Ray Dallara IR7, #97 2m 48.413s Thomas Knapp Motorsports
31 Alessandro Zampedri Dallara IR7, #34 2m 50.006s Team Scandia
32 Claude Bourbonnais G-Force GF01, #72 2m 51.003s Blueprint Racing Enterprises
33 Paul Durant G-Force GF01, #1 2m 52.126s AJ Foyt Racing
34 Lyn St James Dallara IR7, #90 2m 51.31s Hemelgarn Racing
35 Johnny Unser Dallara IR7, #9 2m 51.966s Hemelgarn Racing
36 Scott Harrington G-Force GF01, #36 Immke Racing

List of all cars for the 1997 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Dallara IR7

Aurora

Dallara IR7

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