1969 USAC Championship Car season
The 1969 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 24 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 30 and concluding in Riverside, California on December 7. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Mario Andretti.
|1969 USAC Championship Car season|
|USAC National Championship Trail|
|Start date||March 30|
|End date||December 7|
|National champion||Mario Andretti|
|Indianapolis 500 winner||Mario Andretti|
Schedule and resultsEdit
In the IZOD IndyCar Series 2011 Historical Record Book the winner of the Rex Mays Classic was declared to be only Art Pollard, because Greg Weld vacated the car on lap 2 of 150.
- ^A Pollard relieved Greg Weld on lap 2 of 150.
- ^B No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.
- ^C Run in two heats of 100 miles (160 kilometers) each.
- ^D Run in two heats of 96.3 miles (155 kilometers) each.
- ^E Run in two heats of 99 miles (159 kilometers) each.
Final points standingsEdit
Note1: Sam Posey, Mark Donohue, Swede Savage, Peter Revson, John Cannon, Jerry Hansen, David Hobbs, Jack Brabham, Denis Hulme and Lee Roy Yarbrough not eligible for points.
Note2: Art Pollard qualified fifth for Milwaukee event and was eliminated in 10-car accident at start of race. His original car was scored in 15th. Pollard then took over the car of Greg Weld and went on to win the race. Weld gets credit for a start but has no finishing position.
- Åberg, Andreas. "USAC National Championship 1969". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
- "1969 USAC National Championship Trail". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
- http://media.indycar.com/pdf/2011/IICS_2011_Historical_Record_Book_INT6.pdf (p. 238-243)