The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979. Second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go, and won his first of four Indy 500 races. Brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174 laps, but Al dropped out, and Bobby slipped to 5th place at the finish nursing mechanical issues. The high tensions and numerous technical squabbles during the month attracted considerable negative criticism from sports writers and media.

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  • سباق إنديانا بوليس -500 ميل 1979 أقيم في حلبة إنديانابوليس موتور سبيدواي في 27 مايو 1979 وفاز في السباق ريك ميرز من فريق فريق بنسك بمتوسط سرعة ١٥٨٫٨٩٩ ميل/س (٢٥٥٫٧٢٣ كم/س).وكان أول المنطلقين ريك ميرز بسرعة ١٩٣٫٧٣٦ ميل/س (٣١١٫٧٨٨ كم/س). (ar)
  • Les 500 miles d'Indianapolis 1979, organisés le dimanche 27 mai 1979 sur l'Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ont été remportés par le pilote américain Rick Mears sur une Penske-Cosworth de l'écurie Penske. (fr)
  • The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979. Second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go, and won his first of four Indy 500 races. Brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174 laps, but Al dropped out, and Bobby slipped to 5th place at the finish nursing mechanical issues. The race was sanctioned by USAC, and was part of the 1979 USAC National Championship. However, many of the participants entered the race only as a one-off, and instead broke off and took part in the inaugural 1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series. It was the beginning of the first open-wheel "split." The month of May 1979 was filled with controversy on and off the track. A court injunction was issued after USAC denied entries by the start-up CART series. During time trials, several cars were disqualified due to illegal wastegate exhaust pipes. Qualifying closed with the traditional 33 cars in the field. However, the day before the race a special qualifying session was held to allow certain entries a last chance to qualify. Two additional cars were added to the field, for a total of 35 cars (the most since 1933). The high tensions and numerous technical squabbles during the month attracted considerable negative criticism from sports writers and media. Among those in attendance was former president Gerald Ford. Ford also served as the grand marshal of the 500 Festival Parade. The 1979 race is also notable in that it was the first to utilize the pace car during caution periods. (en)
  • De 63e Indianapolis 500 werd gereden op zondag 27 mei 1979 op de Indianapolis Motor Speedway. De race stond voor de eerste keer op de Champ Car kalender, het kampioenschap dat jaar opgericht door de Championship Auto Racing Teams of kortweg CART. Het was de vierde race van het Champ Car kampioenschap van 1979. De organisatie van de race zelf bleef in handen van de USAC, die de race bleef organiseren tot 1997. Amerikaans Penske Racing coureur Rick Mears won de race voor de eerste keer in zijn carrière. (nl)
  • Resultados das 500 Milhas de Indianápolis de 1979, no circuito de Indianapolis no domingo, 27 de Maio de 1979. (pt)
  • Indianapolis 500 1979 – 63. edycja wyścigu rozegranego na torze Indianapolis Motor Speedway odbyła się 27 maja 1979 roku w ramach serii CART oraz USAC. Udział w nim wzięło 35 kierowców z 3 krajów. W związku z tym że w 1979 roku Indianapolis 500 było rundą zarówno serii USAC jak i CART, została zorganizowana dodatkowa sesja kwalifikacyjna po której do regulaminowych 33 startujących dodano jeszcze dwóch zawodników. (pl)
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  • سباق إنديانا بوليس -500 ميل 1979 أقيم في حلبة إنديانابوليس موتور سبيدواي في 27 مايو 1979 وفاز في السباق ريك ميرز من فريق فريق بنسك بمتوسط سرعة ١٥٨٫٨٩٩ ميل/س (٢٥٥٫٧٢٣ كم/س).وكان أول المنطلقين ريك ميرز بسرعة ١٩٣٫٧٣٦ ميل/س (٣١١٫٧٨٨ كم/س). (ar)
  • Les 500 miles d'Indianapolis 1979, organisés le dimanche 27 mai 1979 sur l'Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ont été remportés par le pilote américain Rick Mears sur une Penske-Cosworth de l'écurie Penske. (fr)
  • De 63e Indianapolis 500 werd gereden op zondag 27 mei 1979 op de Indianapolis Motor Speedway. De race stond voor de eerste keer op de Champ Car kalender, het kampioenschap dat jaar opgericht door de Championship Auto Racing Teams of kortweg CART. Het was de vierde race van het Champ Car kampioenschap van 1979. De organisatie van de race zelf bleef in handen van de USAC, die de race bleef organiseren tot 1997. Amerikaans Penske Racing coureur Rick Mears won de race voor de eerste keer in zijn carrière. (nl)
  • Resultados das 500 Milhas de Indianápolis de 1979, no circuito de Indianapolis no domingo, 27 de Maio de 1979. (pt)
  • Indianapolis 500 1979 – 63. edycja wyścigu rozegranego na torze Indianapolis Motor Speedway odbyła się 27 maja 1979 roku w ramach serii CART oraz USAC. Udział w nim wzięło 35 kierowców z 3 krajów. W związku z tym że w 1979 roku Indianapolis 500 było rundą zarówno serii USAC jak i CART, została zorganizowana dodatkowa sesja kwalifikacyjna po której do regulaminowych 33 startujących dodano jeszcze dwóch zawodników. (pl)
  • The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979. Second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go, and won his first of four Indy 500 races. Brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174 laps, but Al dropped out, and Bobby slipped to 5th place at the finish nursing mechanical issues. The high tensions and numerous technical squabbles during the month attracted considerable negative criticism from sports writers and media. (en)
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  • إنديانابوليس 500 سنة 1979 (ar)
  • 1979 Indianapolis 500 (en)
  • 500 miles d'Indianapolis 1979 (fr)
  • Indianapolis 500 in 1979 (nl)
  • Indianapolis 500 1979 (pl)
  • 500 Milhas de Indianápolis de 1979 (pt)
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