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1983 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : USAflagsmall Al Unser
Previous: 1982 Next: 1984

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.

Race resultsEdit


Rd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 April 17 USAflagsmall Kraco Dixie 200 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia USAflagsmall Rick Mears 26.730 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing Report
2 May 29 USAflagsmall Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 2:53.582 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva Bignotti-Cotter Racing Report
3 June 12 USAflagsmall Dana-Rex Mays 150 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 26.259 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva Bignotti-Cotter Racing Report
4 July 3 USAflagsmall Budweiser Cleveland 500 Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 1:13.516 USAflagsmall Al Unser Penske Racing Report
5 July 17 USAflagsmall Michigan 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 35.621 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. VDS Racing Report
6 July 31 USAflagsmall Promi Veal 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 1:58.898 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
7 August 14 USAflagsmall Domino's Pizza 500 Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Tom Sneva 46.912 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report
8 August 28 USAflagsmall LA Times/Budweiser 500 Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 1:30.887 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Truesports Report
9 September 11 USAflagsmall Escort Radar Warning 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 1:21.364 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report
10 September 28 USAflagsmall Detroit News Grand Prix Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 35.075 USAflagsmall Rick Mears Penske Racing Report
11 October 8 USAflagsmall Caesars Palace Grand Prix Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nevada USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. 34.888 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
12 October 23 USAflagsmall Cribari Wines 300k Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 56.920 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report
13 October 29 USAflagsmall Miller High Life 150 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 24.947 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Report

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  • Indianapolis was USAC-sanctioned but counted towards the CART title.
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Drivers ChampionshipEdit

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

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