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1974 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
Previous: 1973 Next: 1975

The 1974 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 14 races, beginning in Ontario, California on March 3 and concluding in Avondale, Arizona on November 2. The USAC National Champion was Bobby Unser and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Johnny Rutherford.

Schedule and resultsEdit


All races running on Oval/Speedway.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 3 USAflagsmall California 500 Qualification Heat 1 Template:Convert/mi Ontario Motor Speedway Ontario, California USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
2 USAflagsmall California 500 Qualification Heat 2 Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
3 March 10 USAflagsmall California 500 Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
4 March 17 USAflagsmall Phoenix 150 Template:Convert/mi Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Mike Mosley
5 April 7 USAflagsmall Trentonian 200 Template:Convert/mi Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
6 May 26 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Template:Convert/mi Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
7 June 9 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Template:Convert/mi Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
8 June 30 USAflagsmall Schaefer 500 Template:Convert/mi Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Bobby Unser USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
9 July 21 USAflagsmall Michigan 200 Template:Convert/mi Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Bobby Unser USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
10 August 11 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Template:Convert/mi Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
11 September 15 USAflagsmall Norton 250 Template:Convert/mi Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Al Unser
12 September 22 USAflagsmall Trenton 300 Heat #1 Template:Convert/mi Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
13 USAflagsmall Trenton 300 Heat #2 Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
14 November 2 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball 150 Template:Convert/mi Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock

Final points standingsEdit

Pos Driver ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H1
ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H2
ONT
USAflagsmall
500
PHX1
USAflagsmall
150
TRE1
USAflagsmall
200
INDY
USAflagsmall
500
MIL1
USAflagsmall
150
POC
USAflagsmall
500
MIC1
USAflagsmall
200
MIL2
USAflagsmall
200
MIC2
USAflagsmall
250
TRE2
USAflagsmall
150
TRE3
USAflagsmall
150
PHX2
USAflagsmall
150
Pts
1 USAflagsmall Bobby Unser 2 1 2 1 2 21 5 1 4 3 2 1 2 4870
2 USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford 1 27 7 6 1 1 1 4 5 9 4 7 7 3650
3 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock 14 26 4 2 4 16 3 3 1 14 11 2 1 3050
4 USAflagsmall Al Unser 5 2 18 10 18 5 22 2 9 1 6 5 5 2430
5 USAflagsmall Jimmy Caruthers 2 4 19 4 23 20 2 11 13 18 7 9 8 2065
6 USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich, Jr. 10 21 8 3 3 3 8 5 10 19 18 6 1925
7 USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby 3 5 9 8 9 9 6 DNQ 7 21 DNQ 1580
8 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 1 30 3 DNQ 15 6 27 13 2 24 1 4 4 1510
9 USAflagsmall Wally Dallenbach 7 6 6 13 30 15 10 6 3 11 3 11 18 1445
10 USAflagsmall Steve Krisiloff 3 24 22 11 4 23 5 3 22 1130
11 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter 7 15 9 12 2 9 6 9 1040
12 USAflagsmall Mike Mosley 6 7 1 7 29 10 21 8 18 15 17 DNQ 945
13 USAflagsmall Jim McElreath 4 15 10 18 6 7 23 10 700
14 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 9 25 5 9 31 17 17 18 8 10 3 655
15 USAflagsmall John Martin 6 9 11 16 12 16 6 600
16 USAflagsmall Roger McCluskey 5 8 16 16 18 28 16 6 13 10 16 19 555
17 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva 13 12 15 11 20 14 13 10 14 5 8 8 24 550
18 USAflagsmall Mike Hiss 31 14 7 4 420
19 USAflagsmall Jerry Grant 13 3 5 10 13 DNQ DNP 350
20 USAflagsmall Bentley Warren 12 13 11 17 DNQ 7 17 DNQ 340
21 USAflagsmall Dick Simon 8 28 13 33 4 29 21 11 15 270
22 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen 11 20 14 DNQ 32 2 31 260
23 USAflagsmall Bob Harkey 15 17 14 8 26 250
24 USAflagsmall Tom Bigelow 9 10 12 DNQ 19 22 23 240
25 25px-Canadaflag Eldon Rasmussen DNQ DNQ 9 20 22 DNQ 200
26 USAflagsmall Al Loquasto 18 12 DNQ 11 14 11 12 160
27 USAflagsmall Dan Murphy DNQ 19 23 22 7 13 15 DNQ 150
28 USAflagsmall Karl Busson 8 12 13 21 140
29 USAflagsmall George Snider 10 11 17 28 25 16 130
30 USAflagsmall Joe Leonard 4 19 120
31 USAflagsmall Salt Walther 8 22 12 17 DNP 20 DNQ 15 10 20 115
32 USAflagsmall Bill Simpson 14 14 13 8 18 19 11 105
33 USAflagsmall Jerry Karl 7 29 19 12 32 16 75
34 USAflagsmall Larry McCoy 16 DNQ 12 15 20 17 Wth 50
35 USAflagsmall Mel Kenyon DNQ 12 25
36 USAflagsmall Lee Brayton 11 DNS DNQ 14 DNS 20 20
37 25px-Canadaflag John Cannon 12 16 DNS 19 DNQ DNP 10
- 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Hobbs 5 DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Sam Posey 13 0
- USAflagsmall John Hubbard 22 DNQ 19 15 23 DNQ 14 0
- USAflagsmall Sam Sessions DNQ 30 14 0
- USAflagsmall Billy Scott 14 0
- USAflagsmall Skip Barber 15 32 0
- USAflagsmall Max Dudley 15 0
- USAflagsmall Benny Rapp DNQ 16 0
- USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons, Jr. 33 26 DNQ DNQ 17 17 0
- USAflagsmall Mel Cornett 21 0
- USAflagsmall Jan Opperman 21 23 33 0
- USAflagsmall Rick Muther 23 27 DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jim Hurtubise DNQ 25 24 0
- USAflagsmall Larry Rice DNQ DNQ 24 0
- USAflagsmall Larry Cannon 24 DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Evan Noyes 25 0
- USAflagsmall Jigger Sirois DNS DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Denny Zimmerman DNS DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bud Tingelstad DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Bruce Jacobi DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall John Mahler DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bill Puterbaugh DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Brett Lunger DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Steve Durst DNP 0
Pos Driver ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H1
ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H2
ONT
USAflagsmall
500
PHX1
USAflagsmall
150
TRE1
USAflagsmall
200
INDY
USAflagsmall
500
MIL1
USAflagsmall
150
POC
USAflagsmall
500
MIC1
USAflagsmall
200
MIL2
USAflagsmall
200
MIC2
USAflagsmall
250
TRE2
USAflagsmall
150
TRE3
USAflagsmall
150
PHX2
USAflagsmall
150
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Note1: Jim Hurtubise, Skip Barber, David Hobbs, Sam Posey and Evan Noyes not eligible for points.
Note2: Jerry Grant did not obtain a USAC license until after the Ontario event, making him ineligible for points for the first two races of the year.

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2009-05-06. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1974/. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 


from the original on 2009-05-06. http://www.oldracingcars.com/indy/. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 


from the original on 2009-05-13. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1974.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 


from the original on 2011-05-03. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1974sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 


See alsoEdit

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