1986–87 USAC Championship Car season

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1986-87 USAC Championship Car season
USAC Gold Crown Championship
Start dateMay 24, 1987
End dateMay 24, 1987
National championUnited States Al Unser, Sr.
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Al Unser, Sr.

The 1986–87 USAC Gold Crown Championship season consisted of one race, the 71st Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 1987. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Al Unser, Sr..

The schedule was based on a split-calendar, beginning in June 1986 and running through May 1987. Since USAC had dropped out of sanctioning Indy car races outside the Indy 500, the Gold Crown Championship consisted of only one event. The preeminent national championship season was instead sanctioned by CART.[citation needed]

Schedule and results[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 24, 1987 United States Indianapolis 500-Mile Race 500 mi (800 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Mario Andretti United States Al Unser, Sr.

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Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver INDY
United States
1 United States Al Unser, Sr. 1 1000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "USAC Gold Crown Series standings for 1987". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 22, 2015.