1979 Texas Indycars Race 2 in USAC at the Texas World Speedway circuit. Full information

1979 Texas Indycars

1979 Texas Indycars is 346th USAC race. Passed at the Texas World Speedway circuit. AJ Foyt jr won the pole position and this race. Tom Bigelow and Sheldon Kinser also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 100 laps (322 km).

Previous race: 1979 Pocono 500
Next race: 1979 Milwaukee Indycars
Race Start: 29th July 1979

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1979 Texas Indycars

23rd victory for the Gilmore Racing Team team
66th victory for the AJ Foyt jr
117th podium for the AJ Foyt jr
2nd podium for the Tom Bigelow
1st podium for the Sheldon Kinser

Parnelli VPJ6C - 1979 Texas Indycars winner

Parnelli VPJ6C #14 - 1979 Texas Indycars winner

1979 Texas Indycars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 AJ Foyt jr Parnelli VPJ6C, #14 400 1h 13m 38.96s 0 Gilmore Racing Team
2 Tom Bigelow Lola T500B, #32 320 100 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
3 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1979, #24 280 99 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
4 Roger McCluskey Lola T500B, #44 240 99 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
5 Gary Bettenhausen Wildcat Mk2, #46 200 98 laps 0 Armstrong Mould Racing Team
6 Billy Vukovich Watson ? 1979, #22 160 97 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
7 Dick Simon Vollstedt ? 1979, #17 120 93 laps 0 Vollstedt Enterprises
8 Phil Threshie Eagle ? 1979, #23 100 90 laps 0 McElreath Racing
9 Jim McElreath Eagle ? 1979, #26 80 81 laps Turbocharger 0 McElreath Racing
10 Dana Carter Marathon ? 1979, #93 60 42 laps Suspension 0 Shade Tree Racing
11 Larry Dickson Penske PC6, #80 40 32 laps Fuel system 0 RP Racing
12 Jerry Sneva Eagle ? 1979, #81 20 28 laps Oil cooler 0 Shade Tree Racing
13 Tony Bettenhausen jr McLaren ? 1979, #86 10 18 laps Fuel starvation 0 Robert LaWarre
14 Jerry Karl McLaren M16C, #38 10 16 laps Piston 0 William R Compton
15 Roger Rager Eagle ? 1979, #66 10 15 laps Valve 0 Roger Rager
16 Cliff Hucul McLaren ? 1979, #29 10 1 laps Piston 0 Hucul Racing

List of all cars for the 1979 Texas Indycars on the Texas World Speedway circuit

Parnelli VPJ6C

Cosworth

Watson ? 1979

Offenhauser

Lola T500B

Cosworth

Vollstedt ? 1979

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1979

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk2

Offenhauser

Penske PC6

Cosworth

McLaren ? 1979

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1979

Cosworth

McLaren M16C

Offenhauser TC