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1988 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan
Previous: 1987 Next: 1989

The 1988 IndyCar season, the tenth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 16 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on April 10 and concluding in Miami, Florida on November 6. There was one non-championship event, the Marlboro Challenge. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Danny Sullivan and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Rick Mears. Rookie of the Year was John Jones. The 72nd Indianapolis 500 was sanctioned by the USAC, but counted in the CART points standings.

Drivers and constructors Edit

The following teams and drivers competed for the 1988 Indy Car World Series.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers Notes
USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Lola Chevrolet G 6 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
USAflagsmall Patrick Racing March/Lola Chevrolet G 20 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi
USAflagsmall Galles Racing March Chevrolet/Cosworth G 3 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr.
USAflagsmall Team Penske Penske Chevrolet G 5 USAflagsmall Rick Mears
9 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan
1/60 USAflagsmall Al Unser Indianapolis 500, Michigan & Pocono only
USAflagsmall Porsche North America March Porsche G 8 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi
USAflagsmall Truesports Lola Judd/Cosworth G 1/4 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
USAflagsmall Kraco Racing March/Lola Cosworth G 18 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti
USAflagsmall Doug Shierson Racing March/Lola Cosworth G 30 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel
USAflagsmall Raynor Racing Lola Cosworth G 10 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly
USAflagsmall Arciero Racing March Cosworth G 12 25px-Canadaflag John Jones did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
USAflagsmall Granatelli Racing Lola/March Cosworth/Chevrolet G 2/4 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero did not qualify at Milwaukee,
not competing at Toronto & Meadowlands
2/4 USAflagsmall Al Unser Toronto & Meadowlands only
58/71/85 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock Michigan & Pocono only, did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
USAflagsmall Machinists Union Racing March Cosworth G 11 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan not competing at Meadowlands, Michigan, Pocono & Mid-Ohio
USAflagsmall Scott Pruett Meadowlands & Mid-Ohio only
55 USAflagsmall Scott Atchison did not qualify at Indianapolis 500 & Nazareth
29/11 USAflagsmall Rich Vogler Indianapolis 500, Michigan & Pocono only
Buick 28 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Dick Simon Racing Lola Cosworth G 7 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
22 USAflagsmall Dick Simon Phoenix, Indianapolis 500, Milwaukee, Michigan, Pocono &
Nazareth only
USAflagsmall Scott Pruett Long Beach only
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys Portland, Cleveland, Toronto, Meadowlands, Mid-Ohio,
Road America, Laguna Seca & Tamiami Park only
23 22px-Flag of Italy Fulvio Ballabio Long Beach, Mid-Ohio & Road America only
22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth Indianapolis 500 & Portland only
20px-Flag of Switzerland Jean-Pierre Frey Laguna Seca & Tamiami Park only
USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola Cosworth G 14 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt withdrew (ill) at Michigan
USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford Michigan only
USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
March 48 USAflagsmall Rocky Moran Indianapolis 500 only
Chevrolet 84 USAflagsmall Stan Fox Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Motorsports Lola/March Cosworth/Judd G 16 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. did not qualify at Long Beach,
not competing at Portland & Tamiami Park
USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo Tamiami Park only
USAflagsmall Alex Morales Motorsports March Cosworth G 21 USAflagsmall Howdy Holmes
USAflagsmall Hemelgarn Racing Lola Judd/Cosworth/Buick G 91 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton not competing at Mid-Ohio, Road America & Laguna Seca
71 25px-Canadaflag Ludwig Heimrath not competing at Phoenix, Milwaukee, Michigan, Pocono,
Nazareth & Laguna Seca
USAflagsmall Ken Johnson Laguna Seca only
81/71 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva Indianapolis 500 & Michigan only
USAflagsmall Gohr Racing March Cosworth G 56 USAflagsmall Rocky Moran Long Beach, Portland, Cleveland, Toronto, Meadowlands, Mid-Ohio,
Road America, Laguna Seca & Tamiami Park only
USAflagsmall Billy Vukovich III Phoenix, Indianapolis 500, Michigan & Pocono only
USAflagsmall Bernstein Racing Lola Buick G 15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford Indianapolis 500 only
17 USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Curb Racing Lola Cosworth G 98 USAflagsmall John Andretti not competing at Mid-Ohio, Road America, Laguna Seca &
Tamiami Park
USAflagsmall Gary Trout Motorsports March Cosworth G 33 USAflagsmall Steve Chassey Indianapolis 500 only
35 USAflagsmall Ed Pimm Mid-Ohio & Road America only
USAflagsmall Leader Card Racing Lola Cosworth G 24 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis not competing at Nazareth
16 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson Portland only
USAflagsmall Dobson Motorsports Lola Cosworth G 17/92 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson Indianapolis 500 & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing March Chevrolet G 19 USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Milwaukee, Portland, Cleveland, Toronto, Meadowlands,
Michigan, Mid-Ohio, Laguna Seca & Tamiami Park only
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500, Pocono & Nazareth
did not start at Phoenix & Road America
USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson Long Beach only
USAflagsmall Los Angeles Drywall March Cosworth G 27 USAflagsmall Dick Ferguson Long Beach only, did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
USAflagsmall Ed Pimm did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
USAflagsmall KargoStopper Lola Cosworth G 88 USAflagsmall Darin Brassfield Mid-Ohio & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall BDR Racing March Cosworth G 43 USAflagsmall Steve Bren Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Andale Racing March Cosworth G 69 25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain Laguna Seca & Tamiami Park only
USAflagsmall U.S. Engineering March Cosworth G 77 USAflagsmall Phil Krueger Cleveland, Michigan & Pocono only
USAflagsmall Kent Baker Racing March Cosworth G 97 USAflagsmall Phil Krueger Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Scheid Tire Centers March Cosworth G 46 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Calumet Farms March Chevrolet G 84 USAflagsmall George Snider Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall GF Racing March Cosworth G 25 25px-Brazilflag Giupponi Franca Mid-Ohio & Laguna Seca only but did not qualify
25px-Brazilflag José Romano Road America & Tamiami Park only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Indiana Carbon March Cosworth G 87 USAflagsmall Spike Gehlhausen Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Mergard March Cosworth G 36 USAflagsmall Harry Sauce Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Performers, Inc. March Cosworth G 77 USAflagsmall Tom Bigelow Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify

Results Edit

Races Edit

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date Pole position Winning driver Winning team Report
1 April 10 USAflagsmall Checker 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
2 April 17 USAflagsmall Long Beach Grand Prix Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Report
3 May 29 USAflagsmall 72nd Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears Team Penske Report
4 June 5 USAflagsmall Dana-Rex Mays 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Rick Mears Team Penske Report
5 June 19 USAflagsmall Budweiser/G. I. Joe's 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
6 July 3 USAflagsmall Cleveland Grand Prix Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
7 July 17 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Report
8 July 24 USAflagsmall Meadowlands Grand Prix Meadowlands Sports Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Report
9 August 7 USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
10 August 21 USAflagsmall Quaker State 500 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Truesports Report
11 September 4 USAflagsmall Escort Radar Warning 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Report
12 September 11 USAflagsmall Race for Life 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Report
13 September 25 USAflagsmall Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
14 October 16 USAflagsmall Champion Spark Plug 300 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
NC November 5 USAflagsmall Marlboro Challenge Tamiami Park University Park, Florida USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Kraco Racing Report
15 November 6 USAflagsmall Miami Indy Challenge Tamiami Park University Park, Florida USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Report

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

Full Series Results Edit

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
INDY
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
POR
USAflagsmall
CLE
25px-Canadaflag
TOR
USAflagsmall
MEA
USAflagsmall
MIC
USAflagsmall
POC
USAflagsmall
MDO
USAflagsmall
ROA
USAflagsmall
NAZ
USAflagsmall
LAG
USAflagsmall
MIA
Pts
1 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 23 13 23* 2 1 3* 2 4 1 18 5 4 1 1* 5 182
2 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. 18 1* 13 20 4 4 1* 1 21 2 4 7 19 6 1* 149
3 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 16 2 5 6 12 2 5 5 2 1 18 2 12 4 18 136
4 USAflagsmall Rick Mears 22 8 1 1* 6 23 6 3 13* 23 3 12 7* 5 2 129
5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 1* 15 20 17 5 1 25 2 12 17 2 3 3 3 15 126
6 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 3 7 4 7 11 14 3 6 3 25 26 5 2 2 17 119
7 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 21 16 2 3 3 19 4 14* 19 21 1* 1* 8 16 20 105
8 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel 5 4 7 4 26 5 8 9 11 5 6 14 5 21 22 89
9 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly 13 5 29 11 19 6 23 24 16 4 9 6 10 7 23 53
10 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 7 24 28 9 7 24 10 18 25 24 8 8 4 10 21 44
11 25px-Canadaflag John Jones 20 12 DNQ 14 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 13 11 11 16 44
12 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero 2 19 32 DNQ 14 20 20 3 11 22 6 14 26 40
13 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan 8 3 11 22 20 10 24 24 15 9 4 40
14 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 9 10 10 15 2* 18 20 20 28 26 25 19 9 22 14 31
15 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys 10 9 18 21 10 23 8 3 29
16 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 4 11 26 5 15 11 15 17 Wth 16 22 10 17 24 25 29
17 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 6 DNQ 33 19 15 17 8 4 15 16 16 13 26 25
18 USAflagsmall Howdy Holmes 10 17 12 8 16 13 11 23 23 7 14 11 14 23 8 24
19 USAflagsmall Al Unser 3 9 19 9 13* 23
20 USAflagsmall Scott Atchison 12 9 DNQ 16 25 12 13 10 10 12 15 20 DNQ 25 9 17
21 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock DNQ 6 6 16
22 USAflagsmall Phil Krueger 8 17 5 22 15
23 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton 15 23 31 10 9 16 14 11 26 10 18 24 12
24 USAflagsmall Dick Simon 19 9 12 7 19 20 11
25 USAflagsmall Rocky Moran 6 16 13 22 12 15 13 17 28 13 9
26 25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain 20 6 8
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford 6 8
28 25px-Canadaflag Ludwig Heimrath 14 25 23 26 19 12 19 21 7 7
29 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis 17 21 15 21 22 21 21 13 14 20 21 9 15 10 7
30 USAflagsmall Billy Vukovich III 11 14 17 9 6
31 USAflagsmall John Andretti 14 20 21 18 17 8 22 25 24 14 16 5
32 USAflagsmall Rich Vogler 17 15 11 2
33 USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo 11 2
34 USAflagsmall Dale Coyne DNS DNQ 13 24 25 16 22 27 DNQ 24 DNS DNQ 27 12 1
35 USAflagsmall Ed Pimm DNQ 12 15 1
36 USAflagsmall Ken Johnson 12 1
37 20px-Flag of Switzerland Jean-Pierre Frey 13 19 0
38 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett 18 16 20 0
39 22px-Flag of Italy Fulvio Ballabio 25 17 18 0
40 USAflagsmall Steve Bren 17 0
41 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson 26 18 21 18 0
42 22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth 19 18 0
43 USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford 22 18 0
44 USAflagsmall Darin Brassfield 23 19 0
45 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva 27 22 0
46 USAflagsmall Dick Ferguson 22 DNQ 0
47 USAflagsmall Steve Chassey 24 0
48 USAflagsmall Stan Fox 30 0
USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Tom Bigelow DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Pancho Carter DNQ 0
25px-Brazilflag Giupponi Franca DNQ DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Spike Gehlhausen DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons DNQ 0
25px-Brazilflag José Romano DNQ DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Harry Sauce DNQ 0
USAflagsmall George Snider DNQ 0
Pos Driver PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MEA USAflagsmall MIC USAflagsmall POC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall MIA USAflagsmall 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
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
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Pole Position
  • 1 For Leading The Most Laps Of The Race

Nation's Cup Edit

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country Pts
1 USAflagsmall United States 317
2 25px-Brazilflag Brazil 158
3 22px-Flag of Italy Italy 52
4 25px-Canadaflag Canada 50
5 22px-Flag of Ireland Ireland 45
6 22px-Flag of Colombia Colombia 40
7 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 31
8 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium 29
9 25px-Mexicoflag Mexico 8
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 8
11 20px-Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 0
12 22px-Flag of Finland Finland 0
Pos Country Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup Edit

Pos Chassis Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lola T8800/T8700 248
2 USAflagsmall Penske PC-17 231
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom March 88C/87C/86C/85C 222
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup Edit

Pos Engine Pts
1 USAflagsmall Chevrolet A 320
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth 206
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Judd 131
4 Flag of Germany Porsche 44
5 USAflagsmall Buick 8
Pos Engine Pts

ReferencesEdit





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See alsoEdit

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