1987–88 USAC Championship Car season

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1987-88 USAC Championship Car season
USAC Gold Crown Championship
Start dateMay 29, 1988
End dateMay 29, 1988
National championUnited States Rick Mears
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Rick Mears

The 1987–88 USAC Gold Crown Championship season consisted of one race, the 72nd Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 1988. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Rick Mears.

The schedule was based on a split-calendar, beginning in June 1987 and running through May 1988. 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.

Schedule and results[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 29, 1988 United States Indianapolis 500-Mile Race 500 mi (800 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Rick Mears United States Rick Mears

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver INDY
United States
1 United States Rick Mears 1 1000

See also[edit]