Official Top 10 PPG Cup point leaders and Top 15 money leaders for 1996 and 1997. Points awarded for places 1 to 12, fastest qualifier and overall lap leader. Listed are starts (Sts), Top 5? The Indy Racing Leauge (IRL) split from the open-wheel CART series in 1994. Led by Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George, the league's inaugural? 1910 Ray Harroun1911 Ralph Mulford1912 Ralph DePalma1913 Earl Cooper1914 Ralph DePalma1915 Earl Cooper1916 Dario Resta1917 Earl Cooper1918 Ralph Mulford1919 Howard Wilcox1920 Gaston Chevrolet1921? (Encyclopedia) Watkins Glen w?tk?nz, resort village (1990 pop. 2,207), seat of Schuyler co., W central N.Y., in the Finger Lakes region, at the southern end of Seneca Lake; inc. 1842. It is in a? (Encyclopedia) Andretti, Mario ?ndr?t?, 1940?, American auto racing driver, b. Italy. He is the only driver to have won the Indianapolis 500 (1969), stock racing's Daytona 500 (1967), and the? Nigel MansellBorn: Aug. 8, 1953British auto racer won 1992 Formula One driving championship with record 9 victories and 14 poles; quit Grand Prix circuit to race Indy cars in 1993; 1st rookie? Jacques VilleneuveBorn: Apr. 9, 1971Canadian auto racer Indianapolis 500 runner-up and IndyCar Rookie of Year in 1994; won 500 and IndyCar driving championship in 1995; jumped to Formula One? Indianapolis 500Indy 500 Rookie of the YearIRL IndyCar Series ChampionsIRL Rookie of the YearAll-Time IRL Leaders 1997 SEASON1997 Race Locations1997 U.S. 500IndyCar Point StandingsTop 5 Finishing Order + PoleMoney Leaders Winners of CART races from Mar. 2 through Sept. 28, 1997. Michael AndrettiBorn: Oct. 5, 1962Auto racer 1991 CART national champion with single-season record 8 wins; Indy 500 Rookie of Year (1984); left IndyCar circuit for ill-fated Formula One try?