| March 24, 1996|| Dura Lube 200|
| Phoenix International Raceway|
Permanent racing facility
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
200.000 mi / 321.869 km
Dry with temperatures reaching up to 79 °F (26 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 19.8 miles per hour (31.9 km/h)
The 1996 Dura Lube 200 was the second round of the 1996 Indy Racing League. The race was held on March 24, 1996, at the 1.000 mi (1.609 km) Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.
Eddie Cheever for Team Menard - Crashed in practice on Friday March 22 and was hospitalised with a whiplash injury and a brain concussion.
Buddy Lazier for Hemelgarn Racing - Crashed in practice on Friday March 22 and was hospitalised with a fractured backbone.
Stan Wattles R for Leigh Miller Racing - Crashed in practice on Friday March 22 and was hospitalised with a whiplash injury.
Dan Drinan R for Loop Hole Racing - Did not attempt to qualify after suffering an engine failure in practice.
Billy Roe R for Tempero-Giuffre Racing - Did not attempt to qualify after suffering an oil leak in practice.
1996 Dura Lube 200 Wikipedia
On the 128th lap, Foyt Racing drivers Scott Sharp and Mike Groff (running 1st-2nd) ducked into the pits for their final stop. However, they did not see that the yellow flag had come out, and were penalized one lap for pitting while the pits were closed. Robbie Buhl suffered a broken header, which left Arie Luyendyk in the lead for the final 66 laps to victory.