1995 Marlboro 500

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United States 1995 Marlboro 500
Race details
Race 13 of 17 in the 1995 CART season
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Date July 30, 1995
Official name 1995 Marlboro 500
Location Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan, United States
Course Permanent racing facility
2.000 mi / 3.219 km
Distance 250 laps
500.000 mi / 804.672 km
Weather Cloudless and sunny with temperatures up to 88.9 °F (31.6 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 10.2 miles per hour (16.4 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver United States Parker Johnstone (Comptech Racing)
Time 31.242
Fastest lap
Driver United States Parker Johnstone (Comptech Racing)
Time 31.080 (on lap 115 of 250)
Podium
First United States Scott Pruett (Patrick Racing)
Second United States Al Unser Jr. (Team Penske)
Third Mexico Adrian Fernández (Galles Racing)

The 1995 Marlboro 500 was the thirteenth round of the 1995 PPG Indy Car World Series season. The race was held on July 30, 1995 at the 2.00 mi Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The race is historically significant for Firestone's first IndyCar win since 1974. Patrick Racing driver Scott Pruett took his first win in American open-wheel competition after a late-race battle with defending series champion Al Unser Jr., winning by just over half a second. Adrian Fernández came in third place, one lap behind Pruett and Unser. Parker Johnstone earned his first pole position and fastest lap in the series but suffered brake problems that forced him to retire; rookie André Ribeiro led the first ever laps of his career, ultimately earning a point for leading the most laps during the race.

This was the first time the series competed on the newly-resurfaced circuit, which made the track smoother and easier to drive on. Nevertheless, the race still saw massive attrition knock out many of the front-runners over the grueling 500-mile distance. Many cars suffered problems with failing wheel bearings and blistering tires. By the halfway point in the race, it was essentially a two-horse race between Pruett and Unser while the rest of the field simply struggled to make it to the end. Points leader Jacques Villeneuve, despite spending extensive time on pit lane trying to diagnose an engine problem, managed to finish tenth and keep his substantial lead in the points standings.

Qualifying[edit]

July 30, 1995 - Qualifying Speeds
Rank Driver Time Leader Speed (mph) Team
1 United States Parker Johnstone 31.242 230.458 Comptech Racing
2 Italy Teo Fabi 31.506 +0.264 228.526 Forsythe Racing
3 United States Michael Andretti 31.522 +0.280 228.413 Newman-Haas Racing
4 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 31.546 +0.304 228.239 Team Green
5 United States Jimmy Vasser 31.582 +0.340 227.982 Chip Ganassi Racing
6 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 31.601 +0.359 227.839 PacWest Racing
7 United States Bryan Herta 31.767 +0.525 226.652 Chip Ganassi Racing
8 Canada Paul Tracy 31.782 +0.540 226.540 Newman-Haas Racing
9 United States Danny Sullivan 31.896 +0.654 225.732 PacWest Racing
10 Brazil André Ribeiro (R) 31.898 +0.656 225.722 Tasman Motorsports
11 Mexico Adrian Fernández 31.918 +0.676 225.579 Galles Racing
12 United States Scott Pruett 32.023 +0.781 224.841 Patrick Racing
13 United States Al Unser Jr. 32.100 +0.858 224.296 Team Penske
14 Brazil Raul Boesel 32.104 +0.862 224.266 Rahal-Hogan Racing
15 Brazil Gil de Ferran (R) 32.173 +0.931 223.787 Hall Racing
16 United States Bobby Rahal 32.180 +0.938 223.734 Rahal-Hogan Racing
17 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 32.198 +0.956 223.618 Team Penske
18 United States Eddie Cheever 32.208 +0.966 223.546 A.J. Foyt Enterprises
19 Mexico Carlos Guerrero (R) 32.218 +0.976 223.480 Dick Simon Racing
20 United States Buddy Lazier 32.610 +1.368 220.783 Payton-Coyne Racing
21 Sweden Stefan Johansson 32.692 +1.720 220.238 Bettenhausen Racing
22 United States Lyn St. James 32.750 +1.508 219.847 Dick Simon Racing
23 Chile Eliseo Salazar (R) 32.846 +1.604 219.201 Dick Simon Racing
24 Italy Alessandro Zampedri 32.998 +1.756 218.197 Payton-Coyne Racing
25 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi (R) 33.049 +1.807 224.649 Walker Racing
26 Japan Hiro Matsushita 33.990 +2.748 218.245 Arciero-Wells Racing
Source:[2]
  • Robby Gordon crashed during practice and was not cleared to participate in the rest of the weekend.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 20 United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 250 3:07:52 12 20
2 1 United States Al Unser Jr. Team Penske 250 +0.56 secs 13 16
3 10 Mexico Adrian Fernández Galles Racing 249 +1 Lap 11 14
4 33 Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing 247 +3 Laps 2 12
5 2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske 245 +5 Laps 17 10
6 16 Sweden Stefan Johansson Bettenhausen Racing 244 +6 Laps 21 8
7 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 241 +9 Laps 5 6
8 9 United States Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing 240 +10 Laps 16 5
9 15 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi (R) Walker Racing 239 +11 Laps 25 4
10 27 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Team Green 235 +15 Laps 4 3
11 18 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 232 +18 Laps 6 2
12 8 Brazil Gil de Ferran (R) Hall Racing 226 +24 Laps 15 1
13 34 Italy Alessandro Zampedri Payton-Coyne Racing 225 Contact 24
14 19 United States Buddy Lazier Payton-Coyne Racing 223 +27 Laps 20
15 4 United States Bryan Herta Chip Ganassi Racing 193 Contact 7
16 17 United States Danny Sullivan PacWest Racing 189 Contact 9
17 90 United States Lyn St. James Dick Simon Racing 188 Contact 22
18 7 Chile Eliseo Salazar (R) Dick Simon Racing 175 Engine 23
19 14 United States Eddie Cheever A.J. Foyt Enterprises 163 Transmission 18
20 25 Japan Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing 139 Contact 26
21 31 Brazil André Ribeiro (R) Tasman Motorsports 130 Electrical 10 11
22 49 United States Parker Johnstone Comptech Racing 100 Brakes 1 12
23 3 Canada Paul Tracy Newman-Haas Racing 91 Engine 8
24 11 Brazil Raul Boesel Rahal-Hogan Racing 57 Engine 14
25 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 40 Electrical 3
26 22 Mexico Carlos Guerrero (R) Dick Simon Racing 5 Contact 19
Source:[3]
Notes
  • 1– Includes one bonus point for leading the most laps.[4]
  • 2– Includes one bonus point for being the fastest qualifier.[4]

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 18 among 8 drivers

Standings after the race[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information for the 1995 Marlboro 500 at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ "1995 Marlboro 500". Motorsport Magazine. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1995 Marlboro 500 race results". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Championship Auto Racing Teams (March 2001). "CART FedEx Championship Series - 2001 Rule Book". Archived from the original on 2016-05-28. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 


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