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1983 IndyCar season

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1983 IndyCar season

Template:American Championship Car season

The 1983 IndyCar season, the fifth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 13 races, beginning in Hampton, Georgia on April 17 and concluding in Avondale, Arizona on October 29. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Al Unser and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Tom Sneva. Rookie of the Year was Teo Fabi. The Series included the Indianapolis 500 after an absence of two seasons. As before, the 67th edition of the race was sanctioned by the USAC but counted in the CART points standings.

Grands Prix

Rd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date
1 Kraco Dixie 200 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia April 17
2 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana May 29
3 Dana-Rex Mays 150 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 12
4 Budweiser Cleveland 500 Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio July 3
5 Michigan 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan July 17
6 Promi Veal 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin July 31
7 Domino's Pizza 500 Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania August 14
8 LA Times/Budweiser 500 Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California August 28
9 Escort Radar Warning 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio September 11
10 Detroit News Grand Prix Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan September 28
11 Caesars Palace Grand Prix Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nevada October 8
12 Cribari Wines 300k Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California October 23
13 Miller High Life 150 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona October 29

Race results

Rd Name Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 United States Kraco Dixie 200 United States Rick Mears 26.730 United States Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing Report
2 United States Indianapolis 500 Italy Teo Fabi 2:53.582 United States Tom Sneva Bignotti-Cotter Racing Report
3 United States Dana-Rex Mays 150 Italy Teo Fabi 26.259 United States Tom Sneva Bignotti-Cotter Racing Report
4 United States Budweiser Cleveland 500 United States Mario Andretti 1:13.516 United States Al Unser Penske Racing Report
5 United States Michigan 500 Italy Teo Fabi 35.621 United States John Paul, Jr. VDS Racing Report
6 United States Promi Veal 200 United States Mario Andretti 1:58.898 United States Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
7 United States Domino's Pizza 500 United States Tom Sneva 46.912 Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report
8 United States LA Times/Budweiser 500 Italy Teo Fabi 1:30.887 United States Bobby Rahal Truesports Report
9 United States Escort Radar Warning 200 United States Bobby Rahal 1:21.364 Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report
10 United States Detroit News Grand Prix United States Bobby Rahal 35.075 United States Rick Mears Penske Racing Report
11 United States Caesars Palace Grand Prix United States John Paul, Jr. 34.888 United States Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
12 United States Cribari Wines 300k Italy Teo Fabi 56.920 Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report
13 United States Miller High Life 150 Italy Teo Fabi 24.947 Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report

Drivers Championship

Pos Driver ATL INDY MIL CLE MIC ROA POC RIV MDO MIC CPL LAG PHX Points
1 United States Al Unser 2 2 2 1 2 3 11 11 4 5 4 11 4 151
2 Italy Teo Fabi 20 26 4 3 15 15 1* 2 1* 3 25 1* 1* 146
3 United States Mario Andretti 5 23 18 14 3 1 7 16 2 4 1 2 2 133
4 United States Tom Sneva 14 1 1 5 25 4 12 5 7 21 15 18 3 96
5 United States Bobby Rahal 21 20 6 19 5 10 5 1 3 2 9 7 DNS 94
6 United States Rick Mears 8 3 3 7 4 17 3 19 9 1 13 21 17 92
7 United States Al Unser, Jr. 6 10 13 9 7 2 2 4 18 10 10 4 8 89
8 United States John Paul, Jr. 3 DNQ 21 1 5 29 3 20 7 2 26 11 84
9 United States Chip Ganassi 8 13 8 21 26 25 6 3 3 5 56
10 United States Pancho Carter 16 7 14 8 6 7 6 7 10 15 6 25 10 53
11 United States Pete Halsmer 4 DNQ 9 2 33 14 14 27 24 14 5 20 7 48
12 United States Roger Mears 7 28 8 6 DNQ 8 16 9 12 16 7 6 16 43
13 United States Howdy Holmes 9 6 7 12 32 16 13 13 8 8 17 5 21 39
14 United States Mike Mosley 13 13 5 4 17 25 4 24 DNQ 11 24 36
15 United States Kevin Cogan 15 5 20 25 27 19 15 21 6 20 16 22 6 26
  • Top 15 drivers only

References

See also

Template:American Championship Car seasons


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