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 ==
== Final points standings ==
== See also ==
1988 Indianapolis 500
1988 CART PPG Indy Car World Series