1979 Indianapolis 500


1979 Indianapolis 500

Results of the 1979 Indianapolis 500 held at Indianapolis on Sunday, May 27, 1979.

Failed to Qualify: Bill Alsup (#19, #41, #68 - Disqualified), Gary Bettenhausen (#44, #98), Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. (#23, #26), Neil Bonnett (#73), Earle Canavan, Larry Cannon (#95), Dana Carter (#30), Billy Engelhart (#83), Dick Ferguson (#81), Ed Finley (#62), Woody Fisher (#52), Tom Frantz (#16), Todd Gibson (#75), Bob Harkey (#19), Hurley Haywood (#51), Jim Hurtubise (#56), Jerry Karl (#38), Al Loquasto (#39), John Martin (#20), Larry McCoy (#93), Jerry Miller (#97), Jan Opperman, Bill Puterbaugh (#35), Roger Rager (#66), Billy Scott (#28), Frank Weiss (#50)

*Qualifying closed with 33 cars in the field. However, the day before the race a special qualifying session was held to allow certain entries a last chance to qualify, who were unable to do so due to a controversy with the CART series. Two cars were thus added to the field.

CART World Series race report
Name_of_race = Indianapolis 500
Year_of_race = 1979
Previous_race_in_season = 1979 Gould Twin Dixie 125
Next_race_in_season = 1979 Trenton Twin Indy
Previous_year's_race = 1978 Indianapolis 500
USAC
Next_year's_race = 1980 Indianapolis 500

Indy 500 Walker
Previous_race = 1978
Previous_winner = Al Unser
This_race = 1979
This_winner = Rick Mears
Next_race = 1980
Next_winner = Johnny Rutherford


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