IRL: May 17 - Provisional Starting Lineup

PROVISIONAL STARTING LINEUP 81st Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Saturday, May 17 1997 P CAR DRIVER CAR NAME C/E/T Time Speed Row 1 1 5 Arie Luyendyk Wavephore/Sprint PCS/Miller Lite ...

PROVISIONAL STARTING LINEUP 81st Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Saturday, May 17 1997

P CAR DRIVER CAR NAME C/E/T Time Speed Row 1 1 5 Arie Luyendyk Wavephore/Sprint PCS/Miller Lite 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 2:46.813215.811 6 27 Jim Guthrie Jacuzzi/Blueprint Racing Dallara 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 91T 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 G / A / G 2:48.914 213.126 14 17 Affonso Giaffone (R) General Motors of Brazil Chitwood Dallara D / A /G 2:49.035 12.974 15 4 Kenny Brack (R) Monsoon Galles Racing G / A / G 2:50.438 211.221

Row 6 16 90 Lyn St. James Lifetime-TV-Cinergy D / I / F 2:51.310 210.145 17 12 Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts G / A / G 2:51.785 209.564 18 40 Dr. Jack Miller (R) AMS/Crest Racing D / I / F 2:52.043 209.250

Row 7 19 34 Alessandro Zampedri Mi-Jack Scandia Royal Purple D / A / G 2:52.171 209.094 20 10 Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria/Visionaire/Bryant G / I / F 2:52.631 208.537 21 21 Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil-Pagan Racing Dallara Infiniti D / I / G 2:53.602 207.371

Row 8 22 44 Steve Kinser (R) One Call/Menards/Quaker State D / A / G 2:50.784 210.793 23 30 Robbie Groff (R) Alfa-Laval/Team Losi/McCormack Motorsports G / A / G 2:53.250 207.792 24 11 Billy Boat (R) Conseco AJ Foyt Enterprises D / A / G 2:47.019 215.544

Row 9 25 16 Sam Schmidt (R) HOPE - Prepaid Fuel Card D / A / F 2:47.332 215.141 26 50 Billy Roe (R) Sega/Progressive Electronics/Eurointernational D / A / F 2:49.211 212.752 27 28 Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive Group D / A / G 2:49.473 212.423

Row 10 28 18 Tyce Carlson (R) Klipsch Tnemec Overhead Door Pyle V-Line Earl's D / A/ G 2:50.736 210.852 29 22 Marco Greco Side Play Int'l Scandia Alta Xcel D / A / G 2:51.166 210.322 30 54 Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beacham/Kroger/Beck Motorsports D / I / F 2:53.389 207.626

Row 11 31 33 Fermin Velez Old Navy Scandia Royal Purple Alta Xcel D / A / G 2:54.324 206.512

1997 31 Car Field Average: 212.408 1996 31 Car Field Average: 227.991 Difference: -15.583

LEGEND: SP-Start Position; R-Rookie. 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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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Robby Gordon , Buzz Calkins , Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Eliseo Salazar , Buddy Lazier , Stephan Gregoire , Jeff Ward , Davey Hamilton , Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Mark Dismore , Jim Guthrie , Scott Goodyear , Roberto Guerrero , Kenny Brack , Billy Roe , Sam Schmidt , Lyn St. James , Tyce Carlson , Steve Kinser , Fermin Velez , Vincenzo Sospiri , Jack Miller