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INDY RACING LEAGUE Inaugural True Value 500 - Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, June 7, 1997 TENTATIVE STARTING LINEUP Total SP Car ...

INDY RACING LEAGUE Inaugural True Value 500 - Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, June 7, 1997 TENTATIVE STARTING LINEUP

Total SP Car Driver Hometown Car Name C/E/T Entrant Speed ROW 1 1 2 Tony Stewart Indianapolis, IN Glidden/Menards/Special G/A/F Team Menard, Inc. 167.133 2 3 Robbie Buhl Miami, FL Menards/Quaker State/Special G/A/F Team Menard, Inc. 165.946

ROW 2 3 4 R Kenny Brack Karlstad, Sweden Monsoon Galles Racing G/A/G Galles Racing International 165.480 4 91 Buddy Lazier Vail, CO Delta Faucet-Montana-Hemelgarn Racing D/A/F Hemelgarn Racing, Inc. 165.318

ROW 3 5 6 Scott Goodyear Toronto, Ontario, Canada Treadway Racing/Nortel G / A / F Treadway Racing, LLC 165.293 6 97 R Greg Ray Plano, TX Thomas Knapp Motorsports D/A/F Thomas Knapp Motorsport/Genoa 162.125

ROW 4 7 51 Eddie Cheever, Jr. Tampa, FL FirstPlus Team Cheever G/A/G FirstPlus Team Cheever 161.606 8 27 R Jim Guthrie Albuquerque, NM Blueprint Racing/Jacuzzi/Armour Golf/ERTL/Dallara D/A/F Blueprint Racing, Inc. 160.997

ROW 5 9 14 Davey Hamilton Boise, ID AJ Foyt PowerTeam Racing G/A/G AJ Foyt Enterprises 159.103 10 12 Buzz Calkins Denver, CO Bradley Food Marts G/A/G Bradley Motorsports 158.792

ROW 6 11 5 Arie Luyendyk Scottsdale, AZ Treadway Racing/Wavephore G/A/F Treadway Racing, LLC 158.791 12 22 Marco Greco Sao Paulo, Brazil Side Play Int'l Scandia Alta Xcel D/A/G Team Scandia 158.496

ROW 7 13 30 R Robbie Groff Atlanta, GA McCormack Motorsports G/A/G McCormack Motorsports, Inc. 154.652 14 28 Mark Dismore Greenfield, IN Kelley Racing Bombardier Grainger Mech. Laundry D/A/G Kelley Racing/PDM Racing, Inc. 153.856

ROW 8 15 21 Roberto Guerrero San Juan Capistrano, CA Pennzoil-Pagan Racing Dallara Infiniti D/I/G Pagan Racing 152.873 16 17 R Affonso Giaffone Sao Paulo, Brazil General Motors of Brazil D/A/G Chitwood Motorsports, Inc. 152.745

ROW 9 17 8 R Vincenzo Sospiri Monte Carlo, Monaco Scandia Royal Purple Alta Xcel D/A/G Team Scandia 151.010 18 44 R Allen May Dallas, TX SRS/Young Chevrolet D/A/G Sinden Racing Service 149.586

ROW 10 19 40 R Dr. Jack Miller Carmel, IN AMS/Crest Racing D/I/F Arizona Motorsports 149.197 20 16 R Sam Schmidt Las Vegas, NV HOPE Prepaid Fuel Card D/A/F Blueprint Racing, Inc. 134.136

ROW 11 21 1 R Billy Boat Phoenix, AZ Conseco AJ Foyt Racing G/A/G AJ Foyt Enterprises No Speed 22 7 Eliseo Salazar Santiago, Chile Copec/Cristal/Scandia D/A/G Team Scandia No Speed

ROW 12 23 10 TBA Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria Bryant Heating & Cooling G/I/F Jonathan Byrd-Cunningham Racing LLC No Speed 24 33 R Fermin Velez Barcelona, Spain Old Navy Scandia Royal Purple Alta Xcel D/A/G Team Scandia No Speed

ROW 13 25 18 R Tyce Carlson Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Overhead Door Tnemec V-Line Earl's Pyle D/A/G PDM Racing, Inc. No Speed 26 34 Alessandro Zampedri Monte Carlo, Monaco Mi-Jack Scandia Royal Purple D/A/G Team Scandia No Speed

PPG Pole Winner: Tony Stewart True Value Pole Winning Chief Mechanic: Bill Martin/Team Menard, Inc.

LEGEND: R- IRL Series Rookie CHASSIS: D- Dallara; G- G Force ENGINE: A- Oldsmobile Aurora V-8; I- Nissan Infiniti Indy V-8 TIRES: F- Firestone; G- Goodyear

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Buzz Calkins , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Eliseo Salazar , Buddy Lazier , Davey Hamilton , Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Mark Dismore , Jim Guthrie , Scott Goodyear , Roberto Guerrero , Kenny Brack , Sam Schmidt , Tyce Carlson , Fermin Velez , Bill Martin , Vincenzo Sospiri , Jack Miller