Starting Position: 1
Race Time: 3:29:59.560
Chassis/engine: Chaparral/Cosworth
Rutherford's third Indy 500 win came behind the wheel of a crafty new design from Chaparral. Tom Sneva started dead last on the grid but charged all the way to the lead by lap 74. Sneva ended up 2nd, his 3rd runner-up finish in four years.