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1982 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : USAflagsmall Rick Mears
Previous: 1981 Next: 1983

The 1982 IndyCar season, the fourth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 11 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 28 and concluding at the same location on November 6. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Rick Mears. Rookie of the Year was Bobby Rahal.

Though it was not officially part of the CART calendar, most of the teams and drivers also competed at the USAC-sanctioned 66th Indianapolis 500. Gordon Johncock was victorious at Indy.

Grands PrixEdit


Rd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole Position Winning driver
1 March 28 USAflagsmall Kraco Car Stereo 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears
2 May 1 USAflagsmall Stoh's 200 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears
3 June 13 USAflagsmall Gould-Rex Mays 150 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
4 July 4 USAflagsmall Budweiser Cleveland 500 Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan
5 July 18 USAflagsmall Norton-Michigan 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
6 August 1 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Tom Sneva
7 August 15 USAflagsmall Domino's Pizza Pocono 500 Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears
8 August 29 USAflagsmall AirCal 500 Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan USAflagsmall Rick Mears
9 September 19 USAflagsmall Road America 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Rick Mears 25px-Mexicoflag Hector Rebaque
10 September 26 USAflagsmall Detroit News Grand Prix Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
11 November 6 USAflagsmall Miller High Life 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Tom Sneva

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