| January 27, 1996|
| Indy 200 at Walt Disney World|
Walt Disney World Speedway
Permanent racing facility
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
200.000 mi / 321.869 km
Dry with temperatures reaching up to 80.1 °F (26.7 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)
The 1996 Indy 200 at Walt Disney World was the first round of the 1996 Indy Racing League. The race was held on January 27, 1996, at the 1.000 mi (1.609 km) Walt Disney World Speedway in Bay Lake, Florida.
Eliseo Salazar - for Team Scandia - Crashed in practice and was hospitalized with a leg injury.
Rick DeLorto R for Delorto Motorsports - Too slow - did not complete drivers test and was not allowed to qualify.
Bill Tempero for Tempero-Giuffre Racing - Too slow - did not complete drivers test and was not allowed to qualify
Butch Brickell R for Brickell Racing - Broke two vertebrae in a pre-season test crash on January 13.
Jim Buick for O'Brien Motorsports - Did not participated in drivers test and was not allowed to qualify.
1996 Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Wikipedia
Indycar rookies Tony Stewart and Buzz Calkins emerged as race leaders most of the afternoon, while former CART veterans Eddie Cheever, Scott Brayton, Arie Luyendyk, and Buddy Lazier all fell by the wayside. On lap 189, Scott Sharp and Eddie Cheever tangled and crashed in turn one, which set up a restart with 6 laps to go. Calkins and Stewart restarted together nose-to-tail, and Calkins held off the challenge to win by 0.886 seconds.