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The 1997 True Value 500 was the sixth round of the 1996-97 Indy Racing League season held at Texas Motor Speedway. It was the first open-wheel race at night at a superspeedway and was won by Arie Luyendyk. At the conclusion of the race, Davey Hamilton led the points standings by nine over Tony Stewart. Buzz Calkins was third, Mike Groff fourth, and Arie Luyendyk fifth.

Qualifying Edit

Pos No Country Driver Total Time
1 2 USA Tony Stewart 1:36.929
2 3 USA Robbie Buhl 1:37.622
3 4 SWE Kenny Brack 1:37.897
4 91 USA Buddy Lazier 1:37.993
5 6 CAN Scott Goodyear 1:38.008
6 97 USA Greg Ray 1:39.923
7 51 USA Eddie Cheever 1:40.244
8 27 USA Jim Guthrie 1:40.623
9 14 USA Davey Hamilton 1:41.821
10 12 USA Buzz Calkins 1:42.020
11 5 NED Arie Luyendyk 1:42.021
12 22 BRA Marco Greco 1:42.211
13 30 USA Robbie Groff 1:44.751
14 28 USA Mark Dismore 1:45.293
15 21 COL Roberto Guerrero 1:45.970
16 17 BRA Affonso Giaffone 1:46.059
17 8 ITA Vicenzo Sospiri 1:47.278
18 44 USA Allen May 1:48.299
19 40 USA Jack Miller 1:48.581
20 16 USA Sam Schmidt 2:00.773
21 1 USA Billy Boat None
22 7 CHI Eliseo Salazar None
23 10 USA Johnny Unser None
24 33 SPA Fermin Velez None
25 18 USA Tyce Carlson None
26 34 ITA Alessandro Zampedri None

Race Edit

Pos No Country Driver Team Time
1 5 NED Arie Luyendyk Treadway Racing 2:19:48.166
2 1 USA Billy Boat A.J. Foyt Enterprises +1 lap
3 14 USA Davey Hamilton A.J. Foyt Enterprises +1 lap
4 6 CAN Scott Goodyear Treadway Racing +1 lap
5 2 USA Tony Stewart Team Menard +2 laps
6 51 USA Eddie Cheever Team Cheever +2 laps
7 7 CHI Eliseo Salazar Team Scandia +2 laps
8 97 USA Greg Ray Knapp Motorsports +4 laps
9 8 ITA Vicenzo Sospiri Team Scandia +4 laps
10 10 USA Johnny Unser Byrd-Cunningham Racing +5 laps
11 28 USA Mark Dismore Kelley Racing-PDM +5 laps
12 34 ITA Alessandro Zampedri Team Scandia +7 laps
13 21 COL Roberto Guerrero Pagan Racing +7 laps
14 18 USA Tyce Carlson PDM Racing +24 laps
15 30 USA Robbie Groff McCormack Motorsports +35 laps
16 3 USA Robbie Buhl Team Menard +41 laps
17 91 USA Buddy Lazier Hemelgarn Racing +51 laps
18 4 SWE Kenny Brack Galles Racing +90 laps
19 12 USA Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsports +110 laps
20 17 BRA Affonso Giaffone Chitwood Motorsports +126 laps
21 27 USA Jim Guthrie Blueprint Racing +127 laps
22 44 USA Allen May Sinden Racing +172 laps
23 16 USA Sam Schmidt Blueprint Racing +172 laps
24 40 USA Jack Miller Sinden Racing +184 laps
25 33 SPA Fermin Velez Team Scandia +207 laps
26 22 BRA Marco Greco Team Scandia +208 laps

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