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1992 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
Previous: 1991 Next: 1993

The 1992 IndyCar season, the fourteenth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 17 races, beginning in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia on March 22 and concluding in Monterey, California on October 18, in which it was marred by the death of Jovy Marcelo. There was one non-championship event, the Marlboro Challenge. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Bobby Rahal and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Al Unser, Jr. The Rookie of the Year was Stefan Johansson. The 76th Indianapolis 500 was sanctioned by USAC, but counted in the CART points standings.

The circuit welcomed a new venue in 1992, New Hampshire International Speedway.

Bobby Rahal, who was in his first season as an owner/driver, won four races and three poles en route to the title. Rahal's three oval wins included a dominating wire-to-wire victory at Phoenix, where he led all 200 laps. Rahal fielded the "tried and true" Lola/Ilmor Chevrolet "A" combination. It was the final championship for the Ilmor Chevy A engine. Rahal managed to outperform the newer engines that joined the series in 1992, the Ford/Cosworth XB, as well as the Ilmor Chevy "B" engine, which was used by the Penske team. For the third time, Michael Andretti finished runner-up to Rahal in the points.

Drivers and constructors Edit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1992 Indy Car World Series season.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers
USAflagsmall Newman-Haas Racing Lola FordXB Goodyear 1 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti
2 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi
USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Lola FordXB Goodyear 6 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
USAflagsmall Robby Gordon
9 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever
USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 4 USAflagsmall Rick Mears
USAflagsmall Al Unser
4/7 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy
5 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi
USAflagsmall Galles-Kraco Racing Galmer Chevrolet Goodyear 3 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr.
18 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan
USAflagsmall Walker Motorsport
USAflagsmall MacKenzie Financial
Lola FordXB
Chevrolet
Goodyear 15 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear
17 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth
USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
USAflagsmall Mike Groff
20px-Flag of Switzerland Jon Beekhuis
USAflagsmall Willy T. Ribbs
USAflagsmall Rahal-Hogan Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 12 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
USAflagsmall Simon Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 11 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita
11/22 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel
22 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton
90 USAflagsmall Lyn St. James
USAflagsmall Racing Team VDS Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 8 USAflagsmall John Andretti
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing
USAflagsmall Edge Superior
Lola Cosworth Goodyear 19 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Eric Bachelart
USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo
39 25px-Canadaflag Ross Bentley
USAflagsmall Brian Bonner
USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Racing Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 16 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.
22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson
USAflagsmall Arciero Racing
USAflagsmall Alfa-Laval
USAflagsmall Team Losi
Lola Buick Goodyear 30 22px-Flag of Italy Fabrizio Barbazza
USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons
25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sr.
25px-Canadaflag John Jones
22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth
30/34 USAflagsmall Jeff Wood
22px-Flag of Italy Euromotorsport
USAflagsmall Suntory Foods
USAflagsmall Fendi
USAflagsmall Diemme Group
USAflagsmall EEI
Lola Cosworth Goodyear 42 22px-Flag of Italy Vinicio Salmi
USAflagsmall Steve Chassey
22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth
USAflagsmall Jeff Wood
22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò
42/50 22px-Flag of Italy Nicola Marozzo
50 Flag of the Philippines.svg Jovy Marcelo
Flag of Germany Christian Danner
USAflagsmall Mike Groff
USAflagsmall George Snider
USAflagsmall Leadercard
USAflagsmall Hemelgarn Racing
Lola Buick Goodyear 21 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier
81 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter
USAflagsmall Hayhoe Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 17/47 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser
USAflagsmall P.I.G. Enterprises Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 31 USAflagsmall Ted Prappas
USAflagsmall Truesports Truesports Chevrolet Goodyear 10 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett
USAflagsmall Gilmore Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 14 20px-Flag of Switzerland Gregor Foitek
USAflagsmall Brian Bonner
USAflagsmall Ross Cheever
USAflagsmall Pancho Carter
25px-Canadaflag Jon Beekhuis
USAflagsmall Mike Groff
14/24 USAflagsmall A.J. Foyt
USAflagsmall RAL Group Truesports Judd Goodyear 24 USAflagsmall Brian Till
USAflagsmall Quaker State Lola Buick Goodyear 26 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford
USAflagsmall Menard Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 27 USAflagsmall Al Unser
59 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva
USAflagsmall D.B. Mann Development Lola Buick Goodyear 93 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr.
USAflagsmall Burns Racing
USAflagsmall Coca-Cola
USAflagsmall Collex
Lola Chevrolet
Buick
Cosworth
Goodyear 28 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson
USAflagsmall Jay Hill
22px-Flag of Italy Tony de Tommaso
USAflagsmall Menard Racing/Glidden Paints Lola Chevrolet
Buick
Goodyear 27 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet
51 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen
USAflagsmall Gilmore Racing/Gilette Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 48 USAflagsmall Jeff Andretti
USAflagsmallHemelgarn Racing/
Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria/KFC
Lola Buick Goodyear 91 USAflagsmall Stan Fox
USAflagsmall Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 44 22px-Flag of France Philippe Gache
USAflagsmall Patrick Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 92 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
USAflagsmall King Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 36 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero
USAflagsmall Pennzoil/Quaker State/G-Force Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 38 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys
USAflagsmall Teamkar Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 88 Flag-of-japansmall Kenji Momota
USAflagsmall Concept Motorsports Lola Buick Goodyear 66 USAflagsmall Mark Dismore

ResultsEdit

RacesEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 March 22 25px-AustraliaFLAG Dailkyo IndyCar Grand Prix Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske Report
2 April 5 USAflagsmall Valvoline 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Rick Mears USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing Report
3 April 12 USAflagsmall Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Unknown USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Galles-Kraco Racing Report
4 May 24 USAflagsmall 76th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
5 June 7 USAflagsmall ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit The Raceway on Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Unknown USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing Report
6 June 21 USAflagsmall Budweiser/G.I.Joe´s 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Unknown USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
7 June 28 USAflagsmall Miller Genuine Draft 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Unknown USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
8 July 5 USAflagsmall New England 200 New Hampshire International Speedway Loudon, New Hampshire USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing Report
9 July 19 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Unknown USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
10 August 2 USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Unknown 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear Walker Motorsport Report
11 August 9 USAflagsmall Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Unknown 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske Report
12 August 23 USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske Report
13 August 30 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
14 September 13 USAflagsmall Pioneer Electronics 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Unknown 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske Report
NC October 3 USAflagsmall Marlboro Challenge Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Unknown 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske Report
15 October 4 USAflagsmall Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Michael Andretti USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing Report
16 October 18 USAflagsmall Toyota Monterey Grand Prix Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Unknown USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 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 PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall LOU USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag MDO USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall Pts
1 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 3 1* 2 6 1 14 2 1* 2 11 4 3 22 24 1 3 196
2 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 17* 10 16 13* 4* 1* 1* 2 1* 18 2 4 1* 21* 2* 1* 192
3 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. 4 5 4* 1 9 3 7 8 7 4 3 2 2 3 11 9 169
4 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi 1 3 3 24 8 2 4 21 19 13 1* 1* 19 1 7 19 151
5 25px-Canadaflag Scott Goodyear 9 18 5 2 22 8 8 3 6 1* 10 20 5 16 4 26 108
6 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 7 17 23 23 6 6 7 4 15 5 5 6 5 5 2 105
7 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan 5 12 1 5 5 12 12 9 3 8 20 7 7 8 17 7 99
8 USAflagsmall John Andretti 6 6 20 8 21 5 9 5 5 6 12 6 15 4 18 5 94
9 25px-Brazilflag Raul Boesel 7 2 9 10 18 22 3 6 8 11 7 6 6 80
10 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever 8 2 22 4 11 4 5 16 9 20 11 23 16 12 9 4 80
11 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett 18 7 9 30 19 10 11 6 25 5 7 9 4 9 10 14 62
12 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy 4 20 16 21 2 19 17 23 2 3 16 59
13 USAflagsmall Rick Mears 2 8 6 26 7 16 4 16 47
14 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson 3 10 11 9 19 3 6 21 11 47
15 USAflagsmall Scott Brayton 20 9 17 22 12 22 3 17 17 10 21 12 8 10 8 10 39
16 USAflagsmall Al Unser 3 12 15
17 USAflagsmall Ted Prappas 10 14 16 14 15 15 20 23 13 10 9 11 19 18 12
18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Eric Bachelart 22 13 8 32 7 16 13 24 22 17 21 DNS 20 DNQ 23 11
19 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier 16 14 12 14 24 25 17 15 7 23 13 10 22 15 21 10
20 USAflagsmall Robby Gordon 17 13 21 8 8 18 17 10
21 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi 6 8
22 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser 15 15 7 21 23 12 14 18 25 DNQ 12 8
23 USAflagsmall Brian Till 11 23 20 12 10 15 11 14 27 8
24 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 13 11 15 DNQ 21 18 9 6
25 USAflagsmall Mike Groff DNQ DNS 14 13 24 15 16 8 5
26 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 23 DNQ 9 4
27 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita DNQ 16 10 DNQ 24 14 13 18 14 15 3
28 USAflagsmall Brian Bonner 19 10 DNQ DNQ 17 3
29 USAflagsmall John Paul, Jr. 10 3
30 25px-Canadaflag Ross Bentley 11 20 17 14 23 18 DNQ 14 2
31 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter DNQ 11 17 2
32 USAflagsmall Ross Cheever 11 20 25 25 DNQ 2
33 USAflagsmall Lyn St. James 11 2
34 USAflagsmall Jeff Wood DNQ 13 19 19 15 13 12 13 1
35 22px-Flag of Italy Fabrizio Barbazza 12 20 21 DNQ 1
36 25px-Canadaflag John Jones 12 23 22 1
37 USAflagsmall Dominic Dobson 12 1
38 22px-Flag of Colombia Roberto Guerrero 13 33 1
39 Flag of Germany Christian Danner 18 16 16 16 21 19 13 20 0
40 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Didier Theys DNQ 13 0
41 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 15 14 0
42 USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo 21 14 DNS 20 17 0
43 Flag of the Philippines.svg Jovy Marcelo 14 19 19 DNQ 1 0
44 22px-Flag of Italy Vinicio Salmi 18 20 15 20 24 0
45 USAflagsmall Jay Hill 15 0
46 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen 17 0
47 20px-Flag of Switzerland Gregor Foitek 21 18 Wth 0
48 20px-Flag of Switzerland Jon Beekhuis 18 21 0
49 USAflagsmall Jeff Andretti 18 0
50 USAflagsmall Steve Chassey 22 19 19 0
51 22px-Flag of Italy Nicola Marozzo 19 24 0
52 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sr. 22 22 0
53 USAflagsmall George Snider 22 24 0
54 22px-Flag of Italy Tony de Tommaso 22 0
55 22px-Flag of Italy Guido Daccò 23 0
56 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Crawford 25 0
57 USAflagsmall Willy T. Ribbs 25 0
58 22px-Flag of Finland Tero Palmroth DNQ 26 28 0
59 USAflagsmall Stan Fox 27 0
60 22px-Flag of France Philippe Gache 28 0
61 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock 29 0
62 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva 31 0
USAflagsmall Mark Dismore DNQ 0
Flag-of-japansmall Kenji Momota DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Rocky Moran DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons DNQ 0
25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford DNQ 0
Pos Driver SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG PHX USAflagsmall LBH USAflagsmall INDY USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall LOU USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag MDO 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
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* 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

Note Edit

Template:Smallsup Jovy Marcelo was killed in practice for the 1992 Indianapolis 500. He was 26 years old.

Nation's Cup Edit

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country Pts
1 USAflagsmall United States 294
2 25px-Brazilflag Brazil 190
3 25px-Canadaflag Canada 137
4 22px-Flag of Sweden Sweden 47
5 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium 11
6 22px-Flag of Italy Italy 9
7 Flag-of-japansmall Japan 3
8 22px-Flag of Colombia Colombia 1
9 Flag of Germany Germany 0
10 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 0
11 Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 0
12 20px-Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 0
13 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 0
14 22px-Flag of Finland Finland 0
15 22px-Flag of France France 0
Pos Country Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup Edit

Pos Chassis Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lola T9200/T9100/T9000 311
2 USAflagsmall Penske PC-21/PC-20 218
3 USAflagsmall Galmer G92 170
4 USAflagsmall Truesports 92C/91C 68
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup Edit

Pos Engine Pts
1 USAflagsmall Chevrolet A 282
2 USAflagsmall Ford XB 232
3 USAflagsmall Chevrolet B 190
4 USAflagsmall Buick 24
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Judd 8
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cosworth DFS 2
Pos Engine Pts

ReferencesEdit





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See alsoEdit

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