PROVISIONAL STARTING LINEUP 81st Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Saturday, May 18 1997 S P CAR DRIVER CAR NAME C/E/T Time Speed Row 1 1 5 Arie Luyendyk Wavephore/Sprint PCS/Miller Lite/Provimi ...

PROVISIONAL STARTING LINEUP 81st Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Saturday, May 18 1997

S P CAR DRIVER CAR NAME C/E/T Time Speed Row 1 1 5 Arie Luyendyk Wavephore/Sprint PCS/Miller Lite/Provimi G / A / F 2:44.939 218.263 2 2 Tony Stewart Glidden/Menards/Special G / A / F 2:45.122 218.021 3 8 Vincenzo Sospiri (R) Old Navy Scandia Alta Xcel D/ A / G 2:46.035 216.822

Row 2 4 3 Robbie Buhl Quaker State/Special G / A / F 2:46.588 216.102 5 6 Scott Goodyear Nortel/Sprint PCS/Quebecor Printing G / A / F 2:46.813 215.811 6 27 Jim Guthrie Blueprint/Jacuzzi/Armour Golf/ERTL D / A / F 2:47.281 215.207 Row 3 7 52 Jeff Ward (R) FirstPlus Team Cheever G / A / G 2:47.819 214.517 8 14 Davey Hamilton AJ Foyt PowerTeam Racing G / A / G 2:47.845 214.484 9 7 Eliseo Salazar Copec/Cristal/Scandia D / A / G 2:47.973 214.320

Row 4 10 91 Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet-Montana-Hemelgarn Racing D / A / F 2:48.000 214.286 11 51 Eddie Cheever, Jr. FirstPlus Team Cheever G / A / G 2:48.167 214.073 12 42 Robby Gordon Coors Light G / A / G 2:48.847 213.211

Row 5 13 77 Stephan Gregoire Chastain Motorsports-Estridge-Miller-Eads G / A / G 2:48.914 213.126 14 17 Affonso Giaffone (R) General Motors Brazil Chitwood Dallara D / A / G 2:49.035 212.974 15 4 Kenny Brack (R) Monsoon Galles Racing G / A / G 2:50.438 211.221

Row 6 16 12 Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts G / A / G 2:51.785 209.564 17 40 Dr. Jack Miller (R) AMS/Crest Racing/Trane/Spot-On D / I / F 2:52.043 209.250 18 10 Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria/Visionaire/Bryant G / I / F 2:52.631 208.537

Row 7 19 21 Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil-Pagan Racing Dallara Infiniti D / I / G 2:53.602 207.371 20 44 Steve Kinser (R) SRS/One Call/Menards/Quaker State/St. Elmo's D / A / G 2:50.784 210.793 21 30 Robbie Groff (R) Alfa-Laval/Team Losi/McCormack Motorsports G / A / G 2:53.250 207.792

Row 8 22 11 Billy Boat (R) Conseco AJ Foyt Racing D / A / G 2:47.019 215.544 23 16 Sam Schmidt (R) Blueprint/HOPE Prepaid Fuel Card D / A / F 2:47.332 215.141 24 50 Billy Roe (R) Sega/Progressive Elect./KECO/U.J.T./Eurointernat'l D / A / F 2:49.211 212.752

Row 9 25 28 Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive Group D / A / G 2:49.473 212.423 26 18 Tyce Carlson (R) Klipsch Tnemec Overhead Door Pyle V-Line Earl's D / A / G 2:50.736 210.852 27 22 Marco Greco Side Play Int'l Sport Scandia Alta Xcel D / A / G 2:51.166 210.322

Row 10 28 54 Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beecham/Kroger/Beck Motorsports D / I / F 2:53.389 207.626 29 33 Fermin Velez Old Navy Scandia Alta Xcel D / A / G 2:54.324 206.512 30 97 Greg Ray (R) Tobacco Free Kids D / A / F 2:48.413 213.760

Row 11 31 34T Alessandro Zampedri Mi-Jack Scandia Alta Xcel D / A / G 2:50.006 211.757 32 72 Claude Bourbonnais (R) Blueprint/Jacuzzi/Armour Golf/ERTL D / A / F 2:51.003 210.523 33 1 Paul Durant Conseco AJ Foyt Racing G / A / G 2:52.126 209.149

Row 12 34 90 A Lyn St. James LifetimeTV-Cinergy-Delta Faucet-Hemelgarn D / I / F 2:51.310 210.145 35 9 A Johnny Unser Delta Faucet-Montana-Cinergy-Hemelgarn D / I / F 2:51.966 209.344

1997 35 Car Field Average: 212.286         
1996 33 Car Field Average:227.807         Difference:  -15.521

LEGEND: SP-Start Position; R-Rookie; A-Added Starter CHASSIS LEGEND: D-Dallara; G-G Force ENGINE LEGEND: A-Oldsmobile Aurora; I-Nissan Infiniti Indy TIRE LEGEND: F-Firestone; G-Goodyear.

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