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1968 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
Previous: 1967 Next: 1969

The 1968 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 28 races, beginning in Hanford, California on March 17 and concluding in Riverside, California on December 1. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Bobby Unser.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 17 USAflagsmall California 200 Hanford Motor Speedway Hanford, California Paved USAflagsmall Bobby Unser USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
2 March 31 USAflagsmall Stardust 150 Stardust International Raceway Las Vegas, Nevada Road USAflagsmall Dan Gurney USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
3 April 7 USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan Memorial Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall Bobby Unser USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
4 April 21 USAflagsmall Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
5 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Joe Leonard USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
6 June 8 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Roger McCluskey USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby
7 June 15 25px-Canadaflag Telegraph Trophy 200Template:Ref Mosport Park Bowmanville, Ontario Road USAflagsmall Dan Gurney USAflagsmall Dan Gurney
8 USAflagsmall Dan Gurney USAflagsmall Dan Gurney
9 June 23 USAflagsmall Langhorne 150 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
10 June 29 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
11 July 7 USAflagsmall Rocky Mountain 150 Continental Divide Raceways Castle Rock, Colorado Road USAflagsmall Ronnie Bucknum USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
12 July 13 USAflagsmall Nazareth 100 Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich II USAflagsmall Al Unser
13 July 21 USAflagsmall Indy 200Template:Ref Indianapolis Raceway Park Clermont, Indiana Road USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser
14 USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Al Unser
15 July 28 USAflagsmall Langhorne Twin 100Template:Ref Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock USAflagsmall Al Unser
16 USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Al Unser
17 August 4 25px-Canadaflag Saint-Jovite 200Template:Ref Circuit Mont-Tremblant Saint-Jovite, Quebec Road USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
18 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
19 August 17 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Roger McCluskey
20 August 18 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Art Pollard USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby
21 September 2 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
22 September 7 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
23 September 22 USAflagsmall Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
24 September 29 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
25 October 13 USAflagsmall Michigan Inaugural 250 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Ronnie Bucknum
26 November 3 USAflagsmall California 200 Hanford Motor Speedway Hanford, California Paved USAflagsmall Joe Leonard USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
27 November 17 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen
28 December 7 USAflagsmall Rex Mays 300 Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California Road USAflagsmall Dan Gurney USAflagsmall Dan Gurney

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Template:Note Run in two heats of 98 miles (158 kilometers) each.
Template:Note Run in two heats of 100 miles (161 kilometers) each.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall Bobby Unser Leader Card Racing 4330
2 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Mario Andretti Racing 4319
3 USAflagsmall Al Unser Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing 2895
4 USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby Gene White Firestone 2799
5 USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich II J.C. Agajanian 2410

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2010-12-29. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1968/. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 


from the original on 2010-12-29. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1968.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 


See alsoEdit

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