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1998 The 500 Presented by Toyota


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CART race number 19 of 19
Sunday, November 1, 1998 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:17:54
Average Speed: 153.785 mph
Pole Speed: 233.748 mph
Cautions: 10 for 74 laps
Margin of Victory: .360 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1998 CART results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 212   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda2501,000,000running6321
2 999   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes25060,000running5916
3181   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda25050,000running014
42740   Adrian Fernandez Tecate / Quaker State / Labatt's   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford25035,000running012
5 617   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes25030,000running4010
6 718   Mark Blundell Motorola / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes25025,000running18
71111   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford25022,500running06
8 410   Richie Hearn Budweiser / Ralph's   (Della Penna Motorsports)Swift / Ford25020,000running75
92224   Robby Gordon Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota24917,500running04
101616   Helio Castroneves Alumax Aluminum   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes24916,500running03
11 57   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford24915,250running02
122519   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford24714,250running01
131536   Alex Barron Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Toyota24613,250running0 
141226   Paul Tracy Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda24512,500crash36 
15178   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford23912,000crash0 
162425   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Honda23911,750crash0 
17105   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda23211,500engine0 
18 36   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford21011,250crash44 
192321   Tony Kanaan LCI   (Steve Horne)Reynard / Honda17111,000wheel bearing0 
20 120   Scott Pruett Visteon   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford13820,750crash01
21209   J.J. Lehto Hogan Motor Leasing   (Hogan Racing)Reynard / Mercedes124 engine0 
22 827   Dario Franchitti Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda112 engine0 
232698   Vincenzo Sospiri Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Toyota94 water leak0 
242177   Arnd Meier Hasseroder / J.A.G.   (Davis Racing)Lola / Ford85 engine0 
252834   Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beecham   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford66 suspension0 
261433   Patrick Carpentier Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes59 transmission0 
27132   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes33 oil leak0 
28193   Andre Ribeiro Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes6 crash0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmy Vasser122
  Michael Andretti331
  Jimmy Vasser42421
  Michael Andretti254016
  Greg Moore41422
  Mauricio Gugelmin43442
  Richie Hearn45517
  Greg Moore52587
  Michael Andretti597012
  Greg Moore718010
  Mauricio Gugelmin81811
  Mark Blundell82821
  Mauricio Gugelmin83842
  Greg Moore8512137
  Mauricio Gugelmin1221309
  Paul Tracy13114111
  Michael Andretti1421509
  Jimmy Vasser15118131
  Mauricio Gugelmin18220019
  Michael Andretti2012066
  Jimmy Vasser2072137
  Mauricio Gugelmin2142207
  Paul Tracy22124525
  Greg Moore2462483
  Jimmy Vasser2492502

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alex Zanardi 285    
2   Jimmy Vasser 169   -116  
3   Dario Franchitti 160   -125  
4   Adrian Fernandez 154   -131  
5   Greg Moore 141   -144  
6   Scott Pruett 121   -164  
7   Michael Andretti 112   -173  
8   Bryan Herta 97   -188  
9   Tony Kanaan 92   -193  
10   Bobby Rahal 82   -203  
11   Al Unser, Jr. 72   -213  
12   Gil de Ferran 67   -218  
13   Paul Tracy 61   -224  
14   Christian Fittipaldi 56   -229  
15   Mauricio Gugelmin 49   -236  
16   Richie Hearn 47   -238  
17   Mark Blundell 36   -249  
18   Helio Castroneves 36   -249  
19   Patrick Carpentier 27   -258  
20   Max Papis 25   -260