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1996-97 SEASON

DateEventLocationWinner (Pos.)TimeAvg.mphPoleQual.mph
Aug. 18True Value 200LoudonScott Sharp (12)1:36:57.912130.934R. Hearn175.367
Sept. 15Las Vegas 500KLas VegasRichie Hearn (8)2:36:17.345115.171A. Luyendyk226.491
Jan. 25Indy 200 at WDWOrlandoEddie Cheever Jr. (5)1:06:43.145133.995T. Stewart166.013
Mar. 23Phoenix 200PhoenixJim Guthrie (2)2:14:32.00089.120T. Stewart170.012
May 27Indianapolis 500IndianapolisArie Luyendyk (1)3:25:43.388145.827A. Luyendyk218.263
June 7True Value 500TexasArie Luyendyk (11)2:19:48.166133.903T. Stewart167.133†
June 29Samsonite 200Pikes PeakTony Stewart (2)1:59:50.000100.128S. Sharp176.117†
July 26VisionAire 500CharlotteBuddy Lazier (5)1:55:29.000152.096T. Stewart217.164†
Aug. 17Pennzoil 200LoudonRobbie Buhl (7)1:46:50.574118.829M. Greco160.594
Oct. 11Las Vegas 500KLas VegasEliseo Salazar (5)2:11:07.915142.757B. Boat207.413
†Track record
Winning cars: 1996–REYNARD/FORD (1)—Hearn 1; LOLA/FORD (1)— Sharp 1. 1997– G-FORCE/OLDSMOBILE (5)— Luyendyk 2, Buhl 1, Cheever 1, Stewart 1; DALLARA/OLDSMOBILE (3)— Guthrie 1, Lazier 1, Salazar 1.
Note: In 1997 IRl drivers started using new cars; chassis by Dallara of Italy and G-Force of England and engines by Oldsmobile and Nissan.

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