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1989 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi
Previous: 1988 Next: 1990

The 1989 IndyCar season, the eleventh in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 16 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on April 9 and concluding in Monterey, California on October 15. There was one non-championship event, the Marlboro Challenge. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Emerson Fittipaldi. Rookie of the Year was Bernard Jourdain. The 73rd 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 1989 Indy Car World Series.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers Notes
USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
6 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti
USAflagsmall Patrick Racing Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 20 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi
USAflagsmall Galles Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 2 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr.
USAflagsmall Team Penske Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 1 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan not competing at Portland & Cleveland
25px-AustraliaFLAG Geoff Brabham Portland only
4 USAflagsmall Rick Mears
25/1 USAflagsmall Al Unser Indianapolis 500, Cleveland, Michigan & Pocono only
USAflagsmall Porsche North America March Porsche Goodyear 8 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi
USAflagsmall Truesports Lola Judd Goodyear 3 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett did not start at Long Beach
USAflagsmall Kraco Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 18 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
USAflagsmall Dick Simon Racing Lola Cosworth/
Buick
Goodyear 7/9 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
22 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton disqualified (oversize wing) at Detroit
28 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis not competing at Nazareth, start at Indianapolis 500 with TeamKar
17 USAflagsmall Joe Sposato Laguna Seca only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Doug Shierson Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 30 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel
USAflagsmall Raynor Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 10 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly
USAflagsmall Machinists Union Racing March Cosworth Goodyear 11 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan not competing at Nazareth
USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford Nazareth only but did not qualify
Lola 29/24 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter start at Indianapolis 500 with Leader Card Racing
USAflagsmall Protofab Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Weaver Long Beach, Detroit & Cleveland only
65 25px-Canadaflag John Jones not competing at Nazareth
USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola Cosworth Goodyear 14 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt withdrew (electrical) at Portland, not competing at Cleveland & Laguna Seca
USAflagsmall Rocky Moran Laguna Seca only
March 29 USAflagsmall Rich Vogler Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Bayside Motorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 86 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson Phoenix, Long Beach, Indianapolis 500, Detroit, Portland, Meadowlands,
Toronto & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Andale Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 69 25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain not competing at Road America
USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
22px-Flag of Italy Euromotorsport Lola Cosworth Goodyear 50/16 20px-Flag of Switzerland Jean-Pierre Frey Phoenix & Portland only, did not qualify at Milwaukee & Detroit,
entry declined (not enough experience) at Indianapolis 500
50 USAflagsmall Davy Jones Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Scott Atchison Portland, Cleveland & Meadowlands only
22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth Pocono only
22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò Michigan, Mid-Ohio, Road America, Nazareth & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Alex Morales Motorsports March Alfa Romeo Goodyear 21 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero not competing at Phoenix, Long Beach, Indianapolis 500 & Milwaukee
USAflagsmall Arciero Racing Penske Cosworth Goodyear 12 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys Phoenix, Long Beach, Indianapolis 500 & Milwaukee only
22px-Flag of Italy Fabrizio Barbazza Detroit, Portland, Cleveland, Meadowlands, Toronto, Mid-Ohio,
Road America & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Rich Vogler Michigan only
USAflagsmall Hemelgarn Racing Lola Judd/
Buick
Goodyear 71 25px-Canadaflag Ludwig Heimrath Phoenix, Long Beach, Indianapolis 500, Toronto, Mid-Ohio,
Road America & Nazareth only, did not start at Milwaukee,
did not qualify at Michigan & Laguna Seca
22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth Detroit only
71/91 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys Detroit, Portland, Cleveland & Meadowlands only
91 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock Indianapolis 500, Michigan & Pocono only
25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear Toronto & Road America only
USAflagsmall Robby Unser Laguna Seca only but did not qualify
81 USAflagsmall Billy Vukovich III Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Granatelli Racing Lola/March Buick/
Cosworth
Goodyear 9 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys Mid-Ohio, Road America, Nazareth & Laguna Seca only
9/70 USAflagsmall John Andretti Indianapolis 500, Toronto, Michigan, Pocono, Nazareth & Laguna Seca only
9/7 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva Long Beach, Indianapolis 500, Milwaukee, Detroit, Portland, Cleveland &
Meadowlands only, did not start (wrecked after qualifying) at Phoenix
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 19 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò Phoenix, Long Beach, Milwaukee, Detroit, Portland & Cleveland only,
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500 & Meadowlands
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Pocono only
22px-Flag of Italy Fulvio Ballabio Mid-Ohio only, did not qualify at Road America
USAflagsmall Ken Johnson Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. Michigan only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall ATEC Environmental Lola Cosworth Goodyear 96 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò Toronto only
USAflagsmall Bernstein Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Saleen March Cosworth Goodyear 59 USAflagsmall Steve Saleen Long Beach, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Mid-Ohio, Road America &
Laguna Seca only, did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
USAflagsmall Gohr Racing Lola/March Cosworth Goodyear 56 USAflagsmall Jeff Wood Cleveland, Meadowlands, Michigan, Mid-Ohio & Road America only,
did not qualify at Toronto, Nazareth & Laguna Seca
22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth Long Beach & Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Motorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 16 25px-Canadaflag Jon Beekhuis Toronto, Road America & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Steve Chassey Meadowlands & Michigan only
USAflagsmall Michael Greenfield Pocono only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo Detroit & Mid-Ohio only but did not qualify
15/16 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. Cleveland & Meadowlands only
27 22px-Flag of Italy Fulvio Ballabio Long Beach only
USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. Pocono only
USAflagsmall Mann Motorsports Lola Buick Goodyear 99 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen Indianapolis 500 only
96 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. Detroit only, did not qualify at Laguna Seca
USAflagsmall Mark Dismore Mid-Ohio only
USAflagsmall Stoops Freightliner Lola Cosworth Goodyear 17 USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford Michigan & Pocono only
USAflagsmall Steve Butler Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall U.S. Engineering Lola Cosworth Goodyear 44 USAflagsmall Scott Harrington Road America only, did not qualify at Indianapolis 500 & Laguna Seca
USAflagsmall Phil Krueger Michigan only
USAflagsmall Team Lazier March Cosworth Goodyear 35 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Curb Racing March Cosworth Goodyear 33 USAflagsmall Rocky Moran Indianapolis 500 only

Results Edit

Races Edit

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date Pole position Winning driver Winning team Report
1 April 9 USAflagsmall Checker Autoworks 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears Team Penske Report
2 April 16 USAflagsmall Long Beach Grand Prix Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Report
3 May 28 USAflagsmall 73rd Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana USAflagsmall Rick Mears 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Report
4 June 4 USAflagsmall Dana-Rex Mays 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears Team Penske Report
5 June 18 USAflagsmall Valvoline Detroit Grand Prix Streets of Detroit Detroit, Michigan USAflagsmallMichael Andretti 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Report
6 June 25 USAflagsmall Budweiser/G. I. Joe's 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Report
7 July 2 USAflagsmall Cleveland Grand Prix Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Report
8 July 16 USAflagsmall Meadowlands Grand Prix Meadowlands Sports Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Kraco Racing Report
9 July 23 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
10 August 6 USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
11 August 20 USAflagsmall Pocono 500 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
12 September 3 USAflagsmall Red Roof Inns 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Porsche North America Report
13 September 10 USAflagsmall Race for Life 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
14 September 24 USAflagsmall Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Rick Mears 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Report
NC October 14 USAflagsmall Marlboro Challenge Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Report
15 October 15 USAflagsmall Champion Spark Plug 300 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears Team Penske Report

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

Full Series Results Edit

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MIC POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG Pts
1 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 5 3 1* 16 1 1* 1* 2 2 14 19 4 5 1* 5 196
2 USAflagsmall Rick Mears 1* 5 23 1* 5 8 5 4 5 7 2* 6 3 2 1* 186
3 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 4 2 17 2 13* 6 18 18* 1 1* 3 3 6* 5 7 150
4 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 6 27 30 3 4 4 4 9 4 2 4 1* 2 16 19 141
5 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. 2 1* 2 8 21 10 7 5 20 4 9 2 20 4 3 136
6 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 8 18 4 7 3 25 2 20 26 3 5 7 7 8 2 110
7 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 3 8 28 10 24 8 3* 23 1 5 1 3 14 107
8 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett 11 DNS 10 5 2 5 6 3 6 17 8 19 8 6 4 101
9 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 18 4 26 13 18 2 3 1 19 9 6 22 28 7 6 88
10 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 17 7 21 6 6 3 9 7 24 6 23 8 4 13 9 75
11 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel 14 6 3 4 28 7 8 6 7 20 20 23 9 11 10 68
12 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly 12 9 15 21 25 11 22 25 16 5 24 9 27 9 18 25
13 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter 7 17 22 9 10 9 14 13 27 26 12 28 19 18 24 18
14 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan 10 26 32 19 17 24 11 12 9 25 22 10 18 8 18
15 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton 15 12 6 18 DSQ 13 28 10 14 11 14 15 13 10 20 17
16 USAflagsmall Al Unser 24 10 8 7 14
17 25px-Canadaflag John Jones 16 20 11 11 11 19 25 11 18 16 10 13 10 22 14
18 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 22 25 5 20 26 Wth 23 17 18 21 21 22 14 10
19 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson 23 19 18 7 18 17 11 11 10
20 25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain 19 13 9 12 15 22 19 19 10 19 11 27 15 23 10
21 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys 20 23 20 17 9 20 12 26 11 11 21 17 9
22 USAflagsmall Davy Jones 7 6
23 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero 8 23 13 22 28 22 16 12 21 20 25 6
24 22px-Flag of Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 20 21 26 24 8 20 12 21 6
25 USAflagsmall Rich Vogler 8 28 5
26 25px-Canadaflag Ludwig Heimrath 9 24 13 DNS 22 DNQ 25 17 17 DNQ 4
27 USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford DNQ 10 13 DNQ 3
28 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva DNS 10 27 22 23 26 20 27 3
29 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò 24 22 DNQ 14 12 12 21 DNQ 21 13 26 26 12 26 3
30 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Weaver 11 22 24 2
31 USAflagsmall Steve Saleen 14 DNQ 14 17 12 14 25 13 1
32 USAflagsmall Jeff Wood 15 15 DNQ 12 16 15 DNQ DNQ 1
33 USAflagsmall John Andretti 25 25 24 17 19 12 1
34 USAflagsmall Billy Vukovich III 12 1
35 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis 13 15 29 15 16 16 23 16 15 27 18 17 14 16 0
36 25px-Canadaflag Jon Beekhuis 13 24 15 0
37 USAflagsmall Scott Atchison 17 27 14 0
38 USAflagsmall Rocky Moran 14 28 0
39 25px-AustraliaFLAG Geoff Brabham 14 0
40 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock 31 21 15 0
41 20px-Flag of Switzerland Jean-Pierre Frey 21 Wth DNQ DNQ 15 0
42 USAflagsmall Phil Krueger DNQ 15 0
43 22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth 16 16 27 25 0
44 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. DNQ 19 16 21 DNQ DNQ 0
45 USAflagsmall Scott Harrington DNQ 16 DNQ 0
46 22px-Flag of Italy Fulvio Ballabio 21 18 DNQ 0
47 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford 19 0
48 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear 23 23 0
49 USAflagsmall Mark Dismore 24 0
50 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. DNQ DNQ 26 0
51 USAflagsmall Dale Coyne DNQ 27 0
52 USAflagsmall Ken Johnson 27 0
53 USAflagsmall Steve Chassey DNQ 28 29 0
54 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen 33 0
USAflagsmall Tom Bigelow DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Steve Butler DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Dick Ferguson DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Stan Fox DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Michael Greenfield DNQ DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Andy Hillenburg Wth 0
USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier DNQ DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Bobby Olivero DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Joe Sposato DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Robby Unser DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo DNQ DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Kevin Whitesides DNQ 0
Pos Driver PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall MEA USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall POC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall LAG 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 PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall MEA USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall POC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall Pts
1 USAflagsmall United States 1* 1* 2 1* 2* 2 2 1* 1* 1* 1 2 1* 2 1* 276
2 25px-Brazilflag Brazil 5 3 1* 4 1 1* 1* 2 2 14 19 4 5 1* 5 200
3 22px-Flag of Italy Italy 6 22 30 3 4 4 4 9 4 2 4 1* 2 12 21 139
4 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 17 7 21 6 6 3 9 7 24 6 23 8 4 13 9 75
5 22px-Flag of Ireland Ireland 12 9 15 21 25 11 22 25 16 5 24 9 27 9 18 25
6 25px-Canadaflag Canada 10 20 11 11 11 19 25 11 13 16 10 13 10 17 15 18
7 25px-Mexicoflag Mexico 19 13 9 12 15 22 19 19 10 19 11 27 15 23 10
8 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium 20 23 20 17 9 20 12 26 11 11 21 17 9
9 22px-Flag of Colombia Colombia 8 23 13 22 28 22 16 12 21 20 25 6
10 Flag of England.svg England 12 22 24 2
11 25px-AustraliaFLAG Australia 14 0
12 20px-Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 21 Wth DNQ DNQ 15 0
13 22px-Flag of Finland Finland X 16 16 27 25 0
14 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 19 0
Pos Country PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall MEA USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall POC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall Pts

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Chassis Constructor's Cup Edit

Pos Chassis Pts
1 USAflagsmall Penske PC-18/PC-17 283
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lola T8900/T8800/T8700 254
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom March 89CE/89P/88C/86C 149
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup Edit

Pos Engine Pts
1 USAflagsmall Chevrolet A 319
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth 146
3 Flag of Germany Porsche 141
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Judd 138
5 USAflagsmall Buick 16
6 22px-Flag of Italy Alfa Romeo 6

ReferencesEdit





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