IRL: Points after Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Points Standings Follow INDY RACING LEAGUE RELEASES POINTS STANDINGS INDIANAPOLIS, June 23, 1997 The Indy Racing League has issued its Driver and Entrant Points, and...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Points Standings Follow

INDY RACING LEAGUE RELEASES POINTS STANDINGS

INDIANAPOLIS, June 23, 1997 The Indy Racing League has issued its Driver and Entrant Points, and League Awards standings which include the True Value 500 race held at Texas Motor Speedway June 7. However, the listing is subject to change pending appeals of rejected protests of the event by A.J. Foyt Enterprises and Team Menard. The standings are based on the revised finishing order of the race which was issued Sunday, June 8. The Indy Racing League is reviewing the appeals and a final ruling is not expected until after the June 29 Samsonite 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. In the driver line-up, A.J. Foyt Enterprises' Davey Hamilton leads with 175 points, nine points ahead of Team Menard's Tony Stewart with 166. Former leader Jonathan Byrd/Cunningham Racing's Mike Groff holds down the fourth position. A.J. Foyt Enterprises also occupies the top spot in the Entrant standings with car number 14 (Hamilton) at 1050 points, followed by Jonathan Byrd-Cunningham Racing's car number 10 (Groff) at 1038. The PPG Pole Award leader and MBNA Lap Leader is Stewart. Blueprint Racing's Jim Guthrie is the rookie points leader and Hamilton has the most laps completed. Oldsmobile Aurora sets the pace among engine manufacturers and Team Menard has the lead in the True Value Pole Winning Chief Mechanics catagory.

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INDY RACING LEAGUE 1996-97 IRL Season Driver Point Standings (after True Value 500 - Texas Motor Speedway - June 7) No. of Running Highest Laps Laps Total Driver Starts at Finish Finish Led Completed Points** 1 Davey Hamilton 6 6 3 4 1137 175 2 Tony Stewart 6 2 2 545 1011 166 3 Buzz Calkins 6 3 2 14 1014 153 4 Mike Groff 5 5 2 0 930 148 5 Arie Luyendyk 6 3 1 117 792 147 6 Marco Greco 6 4 4 0 899 140 7 Roberto Guerrero 6 4 4 0 870 136 8 Eddie Cheever, Jr. 6 3 1 9 752 129 9 Jim Guthrie (R) 6 3 1 80 655 121 10 Buddy Lazier 6 2 4 64 638 120 11 Scott Goodyear 4 3 2 2 608 114 12 Scott Sharp 4 2 1 22 582 104 13 Robbie Buhl 5 2 8 16 612 103 14 Eliseo Salazar 4 3 7 3 661 93 15 John Paul, Jr. 4 3 9 22 585 88 16 Stephan Gregoire 5 2 5 0 420 86 17 Fermin Velez (R) 4 2 9 0 437 82 18 Tyce Carlson (R) 4 2 11 0 580 73 19 Affonso Giaffone (R) 4 1 10 13 386 65 20 Mark Dismore 4 1 11 0 419 64 21 Michele Alboreto 2 2 3 0 397 62 22 Billy Boat (R) 2 2 2 10 406 61 23 Dr. Jack Miller (R) 4 0 15 0 273 61 24 Richie Hearn 2 1 1 96 366 59 25 Johnny Unser 3 1 10 0 428 55 26 Jeff Ward (R) 2 1 3 49 263 51 27 Robbie Groff (R) 2 1 9 3 370 46 28 Vincenzo Sospiri (R) 2 2 9 0 367 44 29 Kenny Brack (R) 3 0 11 24 263 43 30 Sam Schmidt (R) 3 0 10 0 212 38 31 Greg Ray (R) 2 1 8 0 252 37 32 Jeret Schroeder (R) 2 0 14 0 144 37 33 Stan Wattles (R) 2 0 16 0 282 36 34 Billy Roe (R) 2 0 15 0 192 33 35 Michel Jourdain, Jr. 1 1 2 0 200 33 36 Robby Gordon 2 0 14 60 198 27 37 Brad Murphey (R) 2 0 18 0 105 25 38 Alessandro Zampedri 2 1 12 0 201 24 39 Johnny O'Connell 1 0 12 3 183 23 40 Lyn St. James 1 0 13 0 186 22 41 Danny Ongais 1 0 13 0 94 22 42 Steve Kinser (R) 1 0 14 0 185 21 43 Dennis Vitolo 1 1 15 0 173 20 44 David Kudrave 1 0 17 0 118 18 45 J.C. Carbonell (R) 1 0 19 0 112 16 46 Paul Durant (R) 1 0 21 0 111 14 47 Joe Gosek (R) 1 0 21 0 30 14 48 Allen May (R) 1 0 22 0 36 13 49 Johnny Parsons 1 0 28 0 7 7 50 Claude Bourbonnais 1 0 30 0 9 5

**Standings Could Change Pending Appeal

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Robby Gordon , Buzz Calkins , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Robbie Buhl , Eliseo Salazar , Buddy Lazier , Stephan Gregoire , Jeff Ward , Davey Hamilton , Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Mark Dismore , Jim Guthrie , Scott Goodyear , Jeret Schroeder , Roberto Guerrero , Kenny Brack , Johnny O'Connell , Richie Hearn , Billy Roe , Sam Schmidt , Lyn St. James , Michele Alboreto , Tyce Carlson , Steve Kinser , Danny Ongais , Stan Wattles , Fermin Velez , Johnny Parsons , Claude Bourbonnais , Johnny Unser , John Paul , Vincenzo Sospiri , A.J. Foyt , Michel Jourdain , Jack Miller
Teams A.J. Foyt Enterprises