Starting Position: 5
Race Time: 3:05:54.990
Chassis/engine: Lola/Cosworth
Unser looked like a shoe-in to win his third Indy 500, but he had to work hard in the final 20 laps after damaging his front wing during his final pit stop. Janet Guthrie turned in a sterling performance with a ninth place finish, the best result for a female driver at Indianapolis until 2005.