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1991 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : USAflagsmall Michael Andretti
Previous: 1990 Next: 1992

The 1991 IndyCar season, the thirteenth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 18 races, beginning in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia on March 17 and concluding in Monterey, California on October 20. There was one non-championship event, the Marlboro Challenge. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Michael Andretti, the Indianapolis 500 & Marlboro 500 winner was Rick Mears. Rookie of the Year was Jeff Andretti. The 75th 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 1991 Indy Car World Series.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers
USAflagsmall Galles-Kraco Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 1 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr.
18 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 2 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti
6 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 3 USAflagsmall Rick Mears
5 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi
17 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy
USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 8 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever
USAflagsmall Granatelli Racing Team Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 9 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
USAflagsmall Truesports Truesports Judd Goodyear 11 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett
USAflagsmall Patrick Racing Lola Alfa Romeo Goodyear 20 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan
40 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero
USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Motorsports Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 16 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.
90 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Cornelius Euser
USAflagsmall Walker Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 10 USAflagsmall Willy T. Ribbs
Judd 15 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear
22px-Flag of Italy Euromotorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 42 22px-Flag of Italy Franco Scapini
22px-Flag of Italy Nicola Marozzo
50 USAflagsmall Mike Groff
22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 19 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne
25px-Canadaflag Ross Bentley
39 USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo
USAflagsmall Jeff Wood
USAflagsmall Michael Greenfield
25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy
90 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier
USAflagsmall P.I.G. Entreprises Lola Judd Goodyear 31 USAflagsmall Ted Prappas
USAflagsmall Hall-VDS Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 4 USAflagsmall John Andretti
USAflagsmall Bayside Disposal Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 86 USAflagsmall Jeff Andretti
USAflagsmall Dick Simon Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 7 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita
Chevrolet 22 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton
USAflagsmall Leader Card Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 21 USAflagsmall Dean Hall
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys
USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
USAflagsmall U.S. Engineering Lola Cosworth Goodyear 44 USAflagsmall Phil Krueger
USAflagsmall Arciero Racing Penske Buick Goodyear 12 USAflagsmall Mark Dismore
Lola USAflagsmall Pancho Carter
25px-Canadaflag John Jones
22px-Flag of Italy Giochi/Preziosi Lola Cosworth Goodyear 33 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò
USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 14 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain
USAflagsmall Al Unser
USAflagsmall Hemelgarn Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 71 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier
91 USAflagsmall Stan Fox
Cosworth 92 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
USAflagsmall Thom Burns Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 66 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson
USAflagsmall Bernstein Racing TrueSports Judd Goodyear 21 25px-AustraliaFLAG Geoff Brabham
Lola 26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford
USAflagsmall Menard Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 9 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan
51 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen
USAflagsmall Paragon Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 23 22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth
USAflagsmall Mann Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 93 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr.

Results Edit

Races Edit

Rnd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole position Winning driver Winning team Report
1 17 March 25px-AustraliaFLAG Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall John Andretti USAflagsmall Hall-VDS Racing Report
2 14 April USAflagsmall Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. USAflagsmall Galles-Kraco Racing Report
3 21 April USAflagsmall Valvoline 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona USAflagsmall Rick Mears 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk USAflagsmall Granatelli Racing Team Report
4 26 May USAflagsmall 75th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske Report
5 2 June USAflagsmall Miller Genuine Draft 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
6 16 June USAflagsmall Valvoline Grand Prix of Detroit Streets of Detroit Detroit, Michigan USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske Report
7 23 June USAflagsmall Budweiser/G.I.Joe´s 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
8 7 July USAflagsmall Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
9 14 July USAflagsmall Marlboro Grand Prix Meadowlands Meadowlands Sports Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal USAflagsmall Galles-Kraco Racing Report
10 21 July 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
11 4 August USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske Report
12 25 August USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver Streets of Denver Denver, Colorado USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. USAflagsmall Galles-Kraco Racing Report
13 1 September 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
14 15 September USAflagsmall Pioneer Electronics 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
15 22 September USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
16 6 October USAflagsmall Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Rick Mears 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk USAflagsmall Granatelli Racing Team Report
NC 19 October USAflagsmall Marlboro Challenge Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Report
17 20 October USAflagsmall Toyota Monterey Grand Prix Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Newman/Haas 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 SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG LBH USAflagsmall PHX 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 Michael Andretti 14 16 4 2* 1* 19 1* 1 16 1* 14* 3 1* 1* 1* 3* 1* 234
2 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 2 2 2 19 4 2 3 3 1* 3 11 20 2 3 4 2 24 200
3 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. 16* 1* 6 4 19 4 4 4 2 23 3 1* 3 5 2 4 2 197
4 USAflagsmall Rick Mears 3 4 5 1 15 5 6 17 3 20 1 8 6 6 15 15 5 145
5 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 19 17 3 11 8 1* 2 2* 7 21 20 2 17 2 6 8 4 140
6 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 9 5 1* 3 17 3 7 5 18 19 2 22 19 9 5 1 8 134
7 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 17 19 9 7 3 7 5 6 15 2 4 15 4 7 3 5 3 132
8 USAflagsmall John Andretti 1 18 11 5 2 6 19 15 4 5 6 7 7 10 19 9 19 105
9 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever 15 3 8 31 7 12 9 8 5 17 7 4 12 8 7 6 6 91
10 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett 5 24 12 12 13 17 8 23 17 4 13 5 5 4 17 18 7 67
11 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 4 11 7 10 5 10 21 9 6 14 18 18 9 17 16 20 9 56
12 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton 6 8 13 17 6 9 15 7 9 6 9 16 10 13 11 19 27 52
13 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear 23 7 21 27 9 8 10 19 8 7 15 24 8 11 9 21 11 42
14 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 10 12 18 9 12 13 13 13 21 11 5 10 18 18 13 10 16 27
15 USAflagsmall Jeff Andretti 7 9 10 15 11 16 12 16 23 9 12 12 11 22 18 11 13 26
16 USAflagsmall Mike Groff 8 23 16 24 18 22 11 10 11 8 DNS 20 8 15 22
17 USAflagsmall Willy T. Ribbs 32 11 22 10 6 21 10 17 12 17
18 25px-Canadaflag John Jones 21 19 10 8 11 15 21 21 13 21 10
19 USAflagsmall Ted Prappas 22 6 DNQ 25 17 18 22 16 21 14 12 23 23 9
20 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock 6 8
21 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy 22 Wth 21 7 25 6
22 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier 25 25 33 DNQ 18 11 22 9 24 24 22 6
23 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita 21 13 14 16 10 14 14 14 12 15 19 14 16 14 12 12 20 6
24 USAflagsmall Stan Fox 8 5
25 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys 10 DNQ DNQ 22 12 20 13 23 23 25 14 4
26 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter 21 14 10 3
27 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Cornelius Euser 10 3
28 22px-Flag of Italy Franco Scapini 11 2
29 USAflagsmall Randy Lewis 13 15 19 14 14 12 16 17 15 22 26 1
30 USAflagsmall Dean Hall 12 DNQ 1
31 USAflagsmall Jeff Wood 22 DNQ 24 20 13 20 19 14 DNS 17 0
32 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 28 16 23 16 20 13 17 16 0
33 25px-Canadaflag Ross Bentley 13 0
34 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson 13 0
35 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò 14 20 DNQ 21 18 0
36 USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo 24 26 20 14 0
37 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero 30 15 18 19 18 0
38 USAflagsmall Mark Dismore 20 21 15 DNQ 0
39 USAflagsmall Michael Greenfield DNQ 16 20 0
40 USAflagsmall Al Unser 17 0
41 25px-Mexicoflag Bernard Jourdain 20 18 0
42 USAflagsmall Phil Krueger 18 DNQ 0
43 USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons DNQ 20 0
44 25px-AustraliaFLAG Geoff Brabham 20 0
45 USAflagsmall Dale Coyne 21 DNQ 23 0
46 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen 22 0
47 22px-Flag of Italy Nicola Marozzo 22 DNS DNQ 0
48 22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth 23 0
49 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. 25 0
50 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford 26 0
51 USAflagsmall Kevin Cogan 29 0
20px-Flag of Switzerland Jon Beekhuis DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Italy Tony de Tommaso DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Davey Hamilton DNQ 0
22px-Flag of Italy Vinicio Salmi DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Tom Sneva DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Salt Walther DNQ 0
Pos Driver SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG LBH USAflagsmall PHX 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 Pts
1 USAflagsmall United States 328
2 25px-Brazilflag Brazil 136
3 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 133
4 25px-Canadaflag Canada 55
5 Flag-of-japansmall Japan 6
6 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium 4
7 22px-Flag of Italy Italy 2
8 22px-Flag of Colombia Colombia 0
9 25px-Mexicoflag Mexico 0
10 25px-AustraliaFLAG Australia 0
11 22px-Flag of Finland Finland 0
12 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 0
Pos Country Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup Edit

Pos Chassis Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lola T9100/T9000/T8900/T8800 352
2 USAflagsmall Penske PC-20/PC-19/PC-17 229
3 USAflagsmall Truesports 91 67
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup Edit

Pos Engine Pts
1 USAflagsmall Chevrolet A 374
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Judd 93
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth DFS 57
4 22px-Flag of Italy Alfa Romeo 56
5 USAflagsmall Buick 15
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth DFX 0
Pos Engine Pts

ReferencesEdit





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