Who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1980?

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Who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1980?

Johnny Rutherford
The 64th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday, May 25, 1980….1980 Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Winner Johnny Rutherford
Winning team Jim Hall Racing
Average speed 142.862 mph (229.914 km/h)

Who raced in the Indy 500?

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Driver Year
Bobby Allison Donnie Allison 1973, 1975 1970-1971
Mario Andretti Michael Andretti Marco Andretti Jeff Andretti John Andretti 1965-1978, 1980-1994 1984-1992, 1994-1995, 2001-2003, 2006-2007 2006-current 1991-1993 1988-1994, 2007-2011

Who is the most famous Indy 500 driver?


Row Inside Middle
1 A. J. Foyt Rick Mears
2 Bobby Unser Hélio Castroneves
3 Mario Andretti Wilbur Shaw
4 Emerson Fittipaldi Al Unser Jr.

What happened to Rick Mears?

As of 2016, Rick Mears continues to work as a consultant and spotter for and Penske Racing, the team with which he won all of his Indycar races. He has acted a mentor for Penske drivers Helio Castroneves, Will Power, and Scott McLaughlin.

Who won the Indy 500 race?

Hélio CastronevesIndianapolis 500 / Latest winner

Who is the best IndyCar driver?

Scott McLaughlin
2022 IndyCar Series Standings

1 Scott McLaughlin 2
2 Will Power 2
3 Alex Palou 2

Who is considered the greatest IndyCar driver of all time?

IndyCar: Drivers with the most wins all time

  • A.J. Foyt — 67 total wins (all in USAC). Associated Press. Email. SMS. Share.
  • Mario Andretti — 52 total wins (33 in USAC, 19 in CART) Associated Press. Email. SMS. Share.
  • Scott Dixon — 51 total wins through May 1, 2021 (1 in CART, 50 in IndyCar)

Who is the winningest IndyCar driver?

A four-time Indy 500 winner, American motorsport’s #1 driver AJ Foyt is the most successful IndyCar driver with 67 wins in his career. He held seven championship titles and remains the only man in motorsport to have won the Indy 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same year.

How many races did Rick Mears?

Mears led nine of his fifteen Indy starts for a total of 429 laps. In his Indy car racing career, he won 29 races under USAC and CART sanction as well as the 1979, ’81 and ’82 CART series championships.

How old is Rick Mears?

70 years (December 3, 1951)Rick Mears / Age

When did Bobby Unser win the Indy 500?

Bobby Unser , in full Robert William Unser, (born February 20, 1934, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.—died May 2, 2021, Albuquerque, New Mexico), American automobile-racing driver from a family of drivers, who won the Indianapolis 500 three times (1968, 1975, 1981).