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1990 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr.
Previous: 1989 Next: 1991

The 1990 IndyCar season, the twelfth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 17 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on April 8 and concluding in Monterey, California on October 21. There was one non-championship event, the Marlboro Challenge. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Al Unser, Jr. and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Arie Luyendyk. Rookie of the Year was Eddie Cheever. The 74th 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 1990 Indy Car World Series.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers Notes
USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 3 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti
6 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
USAflagsmall Doug Shierson Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 11/28 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear
Chevrolet 30 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
USAflagsmall Patrick Racing March/ Lola Alfa Romeo Goodyear 20 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero not competing at Toronto
40 USAflagsmall Al Unser Indianapolis 500 only, did not qualify at Michigan
USAflagsmall Porsche North America March Porsche Goodyear 4 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi
41 USAflagsmall John Andretti
USAflagsmall Team Penske Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 1 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi
2 USAflagsmall Rick Mears
7 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan
USAflagsmall Galles-Kraco Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 5 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr.
18 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
USAflagsmall Truesports Lola Judd Goodyear 8/19 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel
21 25px-AustraliaFLAG Geoff Brabham Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Penske/Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 15/25 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever
USAflagsmall Leader Card Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 29 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter Phoenix, Indianapolis 500, Milwaukee, Detroit, Portland, Cleveland,
Meadowlands, Toronto & Michigan only
USAflagsmall Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Denver, Mid-Ohio & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall U.S. Engineering Lola Cosworth Goodyear 44 USAflagsmall Jeff Wood Phoenix, Detroit, Cleveland, Meadowlands, Toronto, Michigan,
Denver, Mid-Ohio, Road America & Laguna Seca only,
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Motorsports Lola Cosworth/Buick Goodyear 16 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. not competing at Phoenix, Vancouver & Laguna Seca,
did not qualify at Long Beach, did not start at Road America
22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò Long Beach only
22px-Flag of Italy Euromotorsport Lola Cosworth Goodyear 50 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò Phoenix only
USAflagsmall Mike Groff not competing at Phoenix, Long Beach & Milwaukee,
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
USAflagsmall Greenfield Engineering Lola Cosworth Goodyear 42 USAflagsmall Michael Greenfield Cleveland, Meadowlands, Toronto, Denver, Mid-Ohio,
Road America & Nazareth only, did not qualify at Milwaukee
USAflagsmall Team Menard Lola Buick Goodyear 51/15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford Phoenix & Indianapolis 500 only
51 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall George Snider Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Steve Barclay Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify (wrecked, rookie orientation)
USAflagsmall Arciero Racing Penske Buick/Cosworth Goodyear 12 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis
24 USAflagsmall Steve Bren Long Beach only
USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier Michigan only
8 USAflagsmall Rich Vogler Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Dick Simon Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 10 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita Long Beach, Detroit, Portland, Meadowlands, Denver,
Vancouver, Mid-Ohio, Road America, Nazareth & Laguna Seca only,
passed rookie orientation at Indianapolis 500
22 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton
23/10 22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth Indianapolis 500, Detroit & Meadowlands only,
did not qualify at Michigan
23 USAflagsmall Joe Sposato Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 19/39 USAflagsmall Dean Hall not competing at Nazareth
USAflagsmall Gohr Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 56 USAflagsmall Rocky Moran Indianapolis 500 only
25px-Canadaflag Jon Beekhuis Michigan only
USAflagsmall John Morton Detroit only but did not qualify
22px-Flag of Italy Fulvio Ballabio Laguna Seca only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 14 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt not competing at Nazareth & Laguna Seca
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Granatelli Racing Lola/Penske Buick Goodyear 9/70 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys Phoenix, Long Beach, Indianapolis 500, Detroit, Portland, Cleveland,
Meadowlands, Toronto, Denver, Vancouver & Mid-Ohio only
11 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan Indianapolis 500 only
9 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Bayside Motorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 86 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson not competing at Milwaukee, Cleveland, Mid-Ohio, Michigan & Nazareth
USAflagsmall P. I. G. Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 31 25px-Canadaflag Jon Beekhuis Long Beach, Detroit, Toronto, Denver, Vancouver, Mid-Ohio,
Road America & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Raynor Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 25 USAflagsmall Willy T. Ribbs Long Beach, Detroit, Meadowlands, Toronto, Denver, Vancouver,
Mid-Ohio & Laguna Seca only
USAflagsmall Mann Motorsports Lola Buick Goodyear 93 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Steve Chassey Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Hemelgarn Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 71/81 USAflagsmall Billy Vukovich III Indianapolis 500 & Michigan only
71/91 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier Portland, Cleveland, Vancouver, Mid-Ohio & Nazareth only,
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500, Detroit & Denver,
did not start at Toronto & Road America
USAflagsmall Kent Baker Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 97 USAflagsmall Stan Fox Indianapolis 500 only
USAflagsmall Andale Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 69 25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Burns Racing Team Lola Judd Goodyear 66 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall TEAMKAR International Lola Cosworth Goodyear 27/98 USAflagsmall Jeff Andretti Milwaukee only, did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
98 Flag-of-japansmall Kenji Momota Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Conseco Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 17 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan Michigan only
USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Walther Motorsports Penske Cosworth Goodyear 77 USAflagsmall Salt Walther Indianapolis 500 & Michigan only but did not qualify
USAflagsmall Nu-Tech Motorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 33 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò Toronto, Road America, Nazareth & Laguna Seca only,
did not qualify at Detroit
25px-Canadaflag Spirit of Vancouver Lola Cosworth Goodyear 27 25px-Canadaflag Ross Bentley Vancouver only

Results Edit

Races Edit

Date Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole position Winning driver Winning team Report
1 April 8 USAflagsmall Autoworks 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears Team Penske Report
2 April 22 USAflagsmall Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
3 May 27 USAflagsmall 74th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Doug Shierson Racing Report
4 June 3 USAflagsmall Miller Genuine Draft 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
5 June 17 USAflagsmall Valvoline Grand Prix of Detroit Streets of Detroit Detroit, Michigan USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
6 June 24 USAflagsmall Budweiser/G.I.Joe´s 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
7 July 8 USAflagsmall Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
8 July 15 USAflagsmall Marlboro Grand Prix at the Meadowlands Meadowlands Sports Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
9 July 22 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
10 August 5 USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
11 August 26 USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver Streets of Denver Denver, Colorado 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
12 September 2 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
13 September 16 USAflagsmall Red Roof Inns 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
14 September 23 USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
NC October 6 USAflagsmall Marlboro Challenge Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Rick Mears Team Penske Report
15 October 7 USAflagsmall Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Report
16 October 21 USAflagsmall Champion Spark Plug 300K Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 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 DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG Pts
1 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. 3 1* 4 1 27 3 15* 11 1* 1 1* 1* 3 4 16 2 210
2 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 20 4 20 5* 1* 1* 25 1* 2 15 5 20 1* 1 5 3 181
3 USAflagsmall Rick Mears 1* 6 5 2 4 5 8 2 12 14 7 4 7 3 2 4 168
4 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 2 12 2 4 2 11 2 25 22 2 3 8 6 7 3 5 153
5 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 5 2 3* 3 7 9 3 6 20 17* 18 6 12 2 1* 6 144
6 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 6 3 32 8 14 4 1 14 4 21 2 2 5 16* 18 1* 139
7 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 4 5 27 21 25 2 4 24 6 3 4 3 2 5 4 26 136
8 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 9 7 1 19 5 6 6 4 5 19 13 26 21 6 17 9 90
9 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever 7 13 8 11 3 19 16 21 3 4 20 14 4 9 6 10 80
10 USAflagsmall John Andretti 17 21 21 7 22 21 5 7 13 7 6 5 13 22 19 8 51
11 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 22 24 6 9 17 10 7 5 16 6 10 13 15 20 42
12 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel 18 8 28 6 6 18 20 13 10 9 28 19 9 10 8 11 42
13 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear 10 17 10 10 8 22 18 17 9 10 8 7 22 12 10 14 36
14 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 24 10 18 12 24 7 13 3 15 24 27 16 19 25 11 7 33
15 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton 13 9 7 20 10 25 22 9 14 16 12 9 8 13 12 24 28
16 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero 16 14 23 18 21 8 19 15 5 17 24 26 8 9 18 24
17 USAflagsmall Mike Groff DNQ 15 23 9 26 11 11 14 22 10 17 7 15 17
18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys 14 11 11 13 20 23 28 7 9 25 16 12 15
19 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson 23 15 22 26 24 8 8 25 11 19 20 12
20 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter 8 29 15 9 15 14 18 18 18 9
21 25px-Canadaflag Jon Beekhuis 16 18 25 8 22 21 24 11 27 7
22 USAflagsmall Jeff Wood 11 DNQ 11 10 20 24 25 19 14 23 19 7
23 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan 9 20 4
24 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. DNQ 26 13 16 17 12 10 26 22 24 20 DNS 22 4
25 USAflagsmall Dean Hall 15 18 17 16 23 14 11 19 19 23 23 15 11 15 21 4
26 USAflagsmall Willy T. Ribbs 20 20 23 27 26 10 27 13 3
27 USAflagsmall Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 11 18 25 2
28 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis 21 22 14 14 12 16 21 22 17 12 16 17 28 21 20 22 2
29 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò 12 23 DNQ DNQ 23 14 13 16 1
30 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier DNQ DNQ 13 24 DNS 26 DNQ 12 23 DNS 14 1
31 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita 19 DNQ 19 12 16 15 23 17 18 21 23 1
32 USAflagsmall Michael Greenfield DNS 17 12 21 21 25 24 15 1
33 22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth 12 28 27 DNS 1
34 USAflagsmall Billy Vukovich III 24 13 0
35 USAflagsmall Al Unser 13 DNS 0
36 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford 19 15 0
37 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. 16 0
38 USAflagsmall Jeff Andretti DNQ 17 0
39 USAflagsmall Joe Sposato 17 0
40 25px-Canadaflag Ross Bentley 18 0
41 25px-AustraliaFLAG Geoff Brabham 19 0
42 USAflagsmall Steve Bren 25 0
43 USAflagsmall Rocky Moran 25 0
44 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva 30 0
45 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen 31 0
46 USAflagsmall Stan Fox 33 0
22px-Flag of Italy Fulvio Ballabio DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Steve Barclay DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Steve Chassey DNQ 0
25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain DNQ 0
Flag-of-japansmall Kenji Momota DNQ 0
USAflagsmall John Morton DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford DNQ 0
USAflagsmall George Snider DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Rich Vogler DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Salt Walther DNQ DNS 0
Pos Driver PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall MEA USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall DEN USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag 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 DEN USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall Pts
1 USAflagsmall United States 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 312
2 25px-Brazilflag Brazil 5 2 3 3 6 9 3 6 10 9 18 6 9 2 1 6 151
3 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 9 7 1 19 5 6 6 4 5 19 13 26 21 6 17 9 90
4 25px-Canadaflag Canada 10 16 10 10 8 22 18 17 9 10 8 7 22 12 10 14 39
5 22px-Flag of Italy Italy 12 10 18 12 24 7 13 3 15 24 27 16 19 14 11 7 33
6 22px-Flag of Colombia Colombia 16 14 23 18 21 8 19 15 5 17 24 26 8 9 18 24
7 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium 14 11 11 13 20 23 28 7 9 25 16 12 15
8 Flag-of-japansmall Japan 19 DNQ 19 12 16 15 23 17 18 21 23 1
9 22px-Flag of Finland Finland 12 28 27 DNS 1
10 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 19 15 0
11 25px-AustraliaFLAG Australia 19 0
25px-Mexicoflag Mexico DNQ 0
Pos Country PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall MEA USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall DEN USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup Edit

Pos Chassis Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lola T9000/T8900/T8800/T8700 318
2 USAflagsmall Penske PC-19/PC-18/PC-17 264
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom March 90P/90CA/89P 75
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup Edit

Pos Engine Pts
1 USAflagsmall Chevrolet A 351
2 Flag of Germany Porsche 72
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Judd 59
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth DFS 44
5 22px-Flag of Italy Alfa Romeo 24
6 USAflagsmall Buick 22
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth TC 16
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth DFX 12
Pos Engine Pts

ReferencesEdit



from the original on 11 May 2009. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1990.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 



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