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1990 CART PPG Indy Car World Series

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1990 CART season
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Al Unser, Jr.
PPG Indy Car World Series
Season
Races 17
Start date April 8
End date October 21
Awards
Drivers' champion 23x15px Al Unser, Jr.
Chronology
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1989 1991

The 1990 CART PPG Indy Car World Series season was the 12th national championship season of American open wheel racing sanctioned by CART. The season consisted of 16 races, and one non-points exhibition event. Al Unser, Jr. was the national champion, and the rookie of the year was Eddie Cheever. The 1990 Indianapolis 500 was sanctioned by USAC, but counted towards the CART points championship. Arie Luyendyk won the Indy 500, his first-ever victory in championship-level competition, and the fastest 500 until the 2013 Indianapolis 500.

Al Unser, Jr. won a total of six races, one pole position, and had a total of ten podium finishes en route to the championship. He finished 4th at Indy, and won his first career oval race a week later at Milwaukee. He also tied a series record by winning four consecutive races during a stretch in July–August. Michael Andretti was Unser's nearest competitor, winning five races and four poles. Andretti narrowed Unser's points lead to 37 points with two key victories late in the season. In the second-to-last race of the season at Nazareth, Unser crashed out, giving Andretti a huge opportunity to close the gap. Andretti managed only a 6th place finish, and could not capitalize on Unser's misfortune. Unser left Nazareth with a 27 point lead, enough to clinch the championship regardless of the results at the season finale at Laguna Seca.

For 1990, Bobby Rahal's team owned by Maurice Kranes merged with Rick Galles's and it became a two-car effort known as Galles-KRACO Racing. Al Unser, Jr. and Rahal became teammates, and Rahal got use of the Chevy Ilmor V-8 engine for the first time. Despite the upgrade in equipment, Rahal suffered a snake bitten season in 1990, finishing second five times, including runner-up finishes at both the Indy 500 and the Michigan 500. It was the first season of his Indy car career he failed to win any races. Other team and driver shifts for 1990 included shake-ups at Penske and Patrick. Emerson Fittipaldi left Patrick Racing to join the Penske, and the original Patrick Racing Team transferred ownership to Chip Ganassi to become Chip Ganassi Racing. Pat Patrick returned with a new team, taking over the Alfa Romeo Indy car effort.

Drivers and constructors

The following teams and drivers competed for the 1990 Indy Car World Series.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers Notes
23x15px Newman/Haas Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 3 23x15px Michael Andretti
6 23x15px Mario Andretti
23x15px Doug Shierson Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 11/28 23x15px Scott Goodyear
Chevrolet 30 23x15px Arie Luyendyk
23x15px Patrick Racing March/ Lola Alfa Romeo Goodyear 20 23x15px Roberto Guerrero not competing at Toronto
40 23x15px Al Unser Indianapolis 500 only, did not qualify at Michigan
23x15px Porsche North America March Porsche Goodyear 4 23x15px Teo Fabi
41 23x15px John Andretti
23x15px Team Penske Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 1 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi
2 23x15px Rick Mears
7 23x15px Danny Sullivan
23x15px Galles-Kraco Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 5 23x15px Al Unser, Jr.
18 23x15px Bobby Rahal
23x15px Truesports Lola Judd Goodyear 8/19 23x15px Raul Boesel
21 23x15px Geoff Brabham Indianapolis 500 only
23x15px Chip Ganassi Racing Penske/Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 15/25 23x15px Eddie Cheever
23x15px Leader Card Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 29 23x15px Pancho Carter Phoenix, Indianapolis 500, Milwaukee, Detroit, Portland, Cleveland,
Meadowlands, Toronto & Michigan only
23x15px Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Denver, Mid-Ohio & Laguna Seca only
23x15px U.S. Engineering Lola Cosworth Goodyear 44 23x15px Jeff Wood Phoenix, Detroit, Cleveland, Meadowlands, Toronto, Michigan,
Denver, Mid-Ohio, Road America & Laguna Seca only,
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
23x15px Bettenhausen Motorsports Lola Cosworth/Buick Goodyear 16 23x15px Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. not competing at Phoenix, Vancouver & Laguna Seca,
did not qualify at Long Beach, did not start at Road America
23x15px Guido Daccò Long Beach only
23x15px Euromotorsport Lola Cosworth Goodyear 50 23x15px Guido Daccò Phoenix only
23x15px Mike Groff not competing at Phoenix, Long Beach & Milwaukee,
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
23x15px Greenfield Engineering Lola Cosworth Goodyear 42 23x15px Michael Greenfield Cleveland, Meadowlands, Toronto, Denver, Mid-Ohio,
Road America & Nazareth only, did not qualify at Milwaukee
23x15px Team Menard Lola Buick Goodyear 51/15 23x15px Jim Crawford Phoenix & Indianapolis 500 only
51 23x15px Gary Bettenhausen Indianapolis 500 only
23x15px George Snider Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
23x15px Steve Barclay Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify (wrecked, rookie orientation)
23x15px Arciero Racing Penske Buick/Cosworth Goodyear 12 23x15px Randy Lewis
24 23x15px Steve Bren Long Beach only
23x15px Buddy Lazier Michigan only
8 23x15px Rich Vogler Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
23x15px Dick Simon Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 10 Template:Country data Japan Hiro Matsushita Long Beach, Detroit, Portland, Meadowlands, Denver,
Vancouver, Mid-Ohio, Road America, Nazareth & Laguna Seca only,
passed rookie orientation at Indianapolis 500
22 23x15px Scott Brayton
23/10 23x15px Tero Palmroth Indianapolis 500, Detroit & Meadowlands only,
did not qualify at Michigan
23 23x15px Joe Sposato Laguna Seca only
23x15px Dale Coyne Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 19/39 23x15px Dean Hall not competing at Nazareth
23x15px Gohr Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 56 23x15px Rocky Moran Indianapolis 500 only
23x15px Jon Beekhuis Michigan only
23x15px John Morton Detroit only but did not qualify
23x15px Fulvio Ballabio Laguna Seca only but did not qualify
23x15px A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 14 23x15px A. J. Foyt not competing at Nazareth & Laguna Seca
23x15px Didier Theys Laguna Seca only
23x15px Granatelli Racing Lola/Penske Buick Goodyear 9/70 23x15px Didier Theys Phoenix, Long Beach, Indianapolis 500, Detroit, Portland, Cleveland,
Meadowlands, Toronto, Denver, Vancouver & Mid-Ohio only
11 23x15px Kevin Cogan Indianapolis 500 only
9 23x15px Tom Sneva Indianapolis 500 only
23x15px Bayside Motorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 86 23x15px Dominic Dobson not competing at Milwaukee, Cleveland, Mid-Ohio, Michigan & Nazareth
23x15px P. I. G. Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 31 23x15px Jon Beekhuis Long Beach, Detroit, Toronto, Denver, Vancouver, Mid-Ohio,
Road America & Laguna Seca only
23x15px Raynor Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 25 23x15px Willy T. Ribbs Long Beach, Detroit, Meadowlands, Toronto, Denver, Vancouver,
Mid-Ohio & Laguna Seca only
23x15px Mann Motorsports Lola Buick Goodyear 93 23x15px John Paul, Jr. Indianapolis 500 only
23x15px Steve Chassey Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
23x15px Hemelgarn Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 71/81 23x15px Billy Vukovich III Indianapolis 500 & Michigan only
71/91 23x15px Buddy Lazier Portland, Cleveland, Vancouver, Mid-Ohio & Nazareth only,
did not qualify at Indianapolis 500, Detroit & Denver,
did not start at Toronto & Road America
23x15px Kent Baker Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 97 23x15px Stan Fox Indianapolis 500 only
23x15px Andale Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 69 23x15px Bernard Jourdain Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
23x15px Burns Racing Team Lola Judd Goodyear 66 23x15px Guido Daccò Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
23x15px TEAMKAR International Lola Cosworth Goodyear 27/98 23x15px Jeff Andretti Milwaukee only, did not qualify at Indianapolis 500
98 Template:Country data Japan Kenji Momota Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
23x15px Conseco Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 17 23x15px Kevin Cogan Michigan only
23x15px Johnny Rutherford Indianapolis 500 only but did not qualify
23x15px Walther Motorsports Penske Cosworth Goodyear 77 23x15px Salt Walther Indianapolis 500 & Michigan only but did not qualify
23x15px Nu-Tech Motorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 33 23x15px Guido Daccò Toronto, Road America, Nazareth & Laguna Seca only,
did not qualify at Detroit
23x15px Spirit of Vancouver Lola Cosworth Goodyear 27 23x15px Ross Bentley Vancouver only

Results

Races

Rnd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole position Winning driver Winning team Report
1 April 8 Autoworks 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona 23x15px Rick Mears 23x15px Rick Mears Team Penske Report
2 April 22 Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
3 May 27 74th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x15px Arie Luyendyk Doug Shierson Racing Report
4 June 3 Miller Genuine Draft 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin 23x15px Rick Mears 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
5 June 17 Valvoline Grand Prix of Detroit Streets of Detroit Detroit, Michigan 23x15px Michael Andretti 23x15px Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
6 June 24 Budweiser/G.I.Joe's 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon 23x15px Danny Sullivan 23x15px Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
7 July 8 Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio 23x15px Rick Mears 23x15px Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
8 July 15 Marlboro Grand Prix at the Meadowlands Meadowlands Sports Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey 23x15px Michael Andretti 23x15px Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
9 July 22 Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario 23x15px Danny Sullivan 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
10 August 5 Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
11 August 26 Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver Streets of Denver Denver, Colorado 23x15px Teo Fabi 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
12 September 2 Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia 23x15px Michael Andretti 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Report
13 September 16 Red Roof Inns 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio 23x15px Michael Andretti 23x15px Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
14 September 23 Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 23x15px Danny Sullivan 23x15px Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
NC October 6 Marlboro Challenge Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania 23x15px Michael Andretti 23x15px Rick Mears Team Penske Report
15 October 7 Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania 23x15px Bobby Rahal 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Report
16 October 21 Champion Spark Plug 300K Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California 23x15px Danny Sullivan 23x15px Danny Sullivan Team Penske Report
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit
  Non-championship race
  • Indianapolis was USAC-sanctioned but counted towards the CART title.

Full Series Results

Final driver standings

Pos Driver PHX
LBH
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MIC
DEN
VAN
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
Pts
1 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. 3 1* 4 1 27 3 15* 11 1* 1 1* 1* 3 4 16 2 210
2 23x15px Michael Andretti 20 4 20 5* 1* 1* 25 1* 2 15 5 20 1* 1 5 3 181
3 23x15px Rick Mears 1* 6 5 2 4 5 8 2 12 14 7 4 7 3 2 4 168
4 23x15px Bobby Rahal 2 12 2 4 2 11 2 25 22 2 3 8 6 7 3 5 153
5 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 5 2 3* 3 7 9 3 6 20 17* 18 6 12 2 1* 6 144
6 23x15px Danny Sullivan 6 3 32 8 14 4 1 14 4 21 2 2 5 16* 18 1* 139
7 23x15px Mario Andretti 4 5 27 21 25 2 4 24 6 3 4 3 2 5 4 26 136
8 23x15px Arie Luyendyk 9 7 1 19 5 6 6 4 5 19 13 26 21 6 17 9 90
9 23x15px Eddie Cheever 7 13 8 11 3 19 16 21 3 4 20 14 4 9 6 10 80
10 23x15px John Andretti 17 21 21 7 22 21 5 7 13 7 6 5 13 22 19 8 51
11 23x15px A. J. Foyt 22 24 6 9 17 10 7 5 16 6 10 13 15 20 42
12 23x15px Raul Boesel 18 8 28 6 6 18 20 13 10 9 28 19 9 10 8 11 42
13 23x15px Scott Goodyear 10 17 10 10 8 22 18 17 9 10 8 7 22 12 10 14 36
14 23x15px Teo Fabi 24 10 18 12 24 7 13 3 15 24 27 16 19 25 11 7 33
15 23x15px Scott Brayton 13 9 7 20 10 25 22 9 14 16 12 9 8 13 12 24 28
16 23x15px Roberto Guerrero 16 14 23 18 21 8 19 15 5 17 24 26 8 9 18 24
17 23x15px Mike Groff DNQ 15 23 9 26 11 11 14 22 10 17 7 15 17
18 23x15px Didier Theys 14 11 11 13 20 23 28 7 9 25 16 12 15
19 23x15px Dominic Dobson 23 15 22 26 24 8 8 25 11 19 20 12
20 23x15px Pancho Carter 8 29 15 9 15 14 18 18 18 9
21 23x15px Jon Beekhuis 16 18 25 8 22 21 24 11 27 7
22 23x15px Jeff Wood 11 DNQ 11 10 20 24 25 19 14 23 19 7
23 23x15px Kevin Cogan 9 20 4
24 23x15px Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. DNQ 26 13 16 17 12 10 26 22 24 20 DNS 22 4
25 23x15px Dean Hall 15 18 17 16 23 14 11 19 19 23 23 15 11 15 21 4
26 23x15px Willy T. Ribbs 20 20 23 27 26 10 27 13 3
27 23x15px Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 11 18 25 2
28 23x15px Randy Lewis 21 22 14 14 12 16 21 22 17 12 16 17 28 21 20 22 2
29 23x15px Guido Daccò 12 23 DNQ DNQ 23 14 13 16 1
30 23x15px Buddy Lazier DNQ DNQ 13 24 DNS 26 DNQ 12 23 DNS 14 1
31 Template:Country data Japan Hiro Matsushita 19 DNQ 19 12 16 15 23 17 18 21 23 1
32 23x15px Michael Greenfield DNS 17 12 21 21 25 24 15 1
33 23x15px Tero Palmroth 12 28 27 DNS 1
34 23x15px Billy Vukovich III 24 13 0
35 23x15px Al Unser 13 DNS 0
36 23x15px Jim Crawford 19 15 0
37 23x15px John Paul, Jr. 16 0
38 23x15px Jeff Andretti DNQ 17 0
39 23x15px Joe Sposato 17 0
40 23x15px Ross Bentley 18 0
41 23x15px Geoff Brabham 19 0
42 23x15px Steve Bren 25 0
43 23x15px Rocky Moran 25 0
44 23x15px Tom Sneva 30 0
45 23x15px Gary Bettenhausen 31 0
46 23x15px Stan Fox 33 0
- 23x15px Fulvio Ballabio DNQ 0
- 23x15px Steve Barclay DNQ 0
- 23x15px Steve Chassey DNQ 0
- 23x15px Bernard Jourdain DNQ 0
- Template:Country data Japan Kenji Momota DNQ 0
- 23x15px John Morton DNQ 0
- 23x15px Johnny Rutherford DNQ 0
- 23x15px George Snider DNQ 0
- 23x15px Rich Vogler DNQ 0
- 23x15px Salt Walther DNQ DNS 0
Pos Driver PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MIC DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG 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
* 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

Nation's Cup

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MIC DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG Pts
1 23x15px United States 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 312
2 23x15px Brazil 5 2 3 3 6 9 3 6 10 9 18 6 9 2 1 6 151
3 23x15px Netherlands 9 7 1 19 5 6 6 4 5 19 13 26 21 6 17 9 90
4 23x15px Canada 10 16 10 10 8 22 18 17 9 10 8 7 22 12 10 14 39
5 23x15px Italy 12 10 18 12 24 7 13 3 15 24 27 16 19 14 11 7 33
6 23x15px Colombia 16 14 23 18 21 8 19 15 5 17 24 26 8 9 18 24
7 23x15px Belgium 14 11 11 13 20 23 28 7 9 25 16 12 15
8 Template:Country data Japan Japan 19 DNQ 19 12 16 15 23 17 18 21 23 1
9 23x15px Finland 12 28 27 DNS 1
10 23x15px Scotland 19 15 0
11 23x15px Australia 19 0
23x15px Mexico DNQ 0
Pos Country PHX 23x15px LBH 23x15px INDY 23x15px MIL 23x15px DET 23x15px POR 23x15px CLE 23x15px MEA 23x15px TOR 23x15px MIC 23x15px DEN 23x15px VAN 23x15px MDO 23x15px ROA 23x15px NAZ 23x15px LAG 23x15px Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup

Pos Chassis Pts
1 23x15px Lola T9000/T8900/T8800/T8700 318
2 23x15px Penske PC-19/PC-18/PC-17 264
3 23x15px March 90P/90CA/89P 75
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup

Pos Engine Pts
1 23x15px Chevrolet A 351
2 23x15px Porsche 72
3 23x15px Judd 59
4 23x15px Cosworth DFS 44
5 23x15px Alfa Romeo 24
6 23x15px Buick 22
7 23x15px Cosworth TC 16
8 23x15px Cosworth DFX 12
Pos Engine Pts

References

See also