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1998 Atlanta 500 Classic


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Pep Boys Indy Racing League race number 9 of 11
Saturday, August 29, 1998 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
208 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (320.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:17:05
Average Speed: 140.026 mph
Pole Speed: 224.145 mph
Cautions: 6 for 50 laps
Margin of Victory: .944 sec
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 614   Kenny Brack Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G208160,950running1750
2106   Davey Hamilton #6 Reebok   (Phil Nienhouse)D/A/G20892,450running1940
31151   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Rachel's Gourmet Potato Chips   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/A/G20869,700running035
4 44   Scott Goodyear Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G20864,900running9334
5251   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F20856,700running1230
6235   Jeff Ward Thermo Tech / Prolong / Superflo / ISM Racing   (Bob Hancher)G/A/G20847,300running6430
7 528   Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G20845,300running026
8 95   Arie Luyendyk Sprint PCS / Radio Shack / Qualcomm   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F20743,200running024
91415   Andy Michner Reebok / MK V   (Bob Riley / Mark Scott)R/A/G20643,200running022
12 111   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G16974,500crash021
101530   Raul Boesel TransWorld Racing / Beloit   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G20220,200running020
11213   Robbie Buhl Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F18541,100clutch019
13 716   Marco Greco International Sports Limited / Mexmil   (Marco Greco)G/A/F16739,000crash317
141918   Steve Knapp Earl's Performance Products / Hyper-Stop   (Paul Diatlovich)G/A/G16738,650crash016
152299   Sam Schmidt Best Western / Gold Crown Racing   (LP Racing / PCI)D/A/F15836,900engine015
161352   Robby Unser Children's Beverage Group   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G14335,800crash014
171891   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Coors Light   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/G13634,700engine013
18 38   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G13534,950gearbox013
192823   Roberto Guerrero CBR   (Price Cobb)G/I/F13316,700clutch011
20 877   Stephan Gregoire Blue Star Batteries   (Tom Chastain)D/A/G13132,600crash010
212381   Brian Tyler Enginetics   (Team Pelfrey)D/A/F12331,600engine09
222498   Donnie Beechler Amerapress / Voxcom   (Larry Cahill)G/A/F1109,000engine08
231710   John Paul, Jr. Jonathan Byrd's / Visionaire / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F9630,700crash07
241697   Greg Ray Genoa Racing   (Thomas Knapp)D/A/F948,700crash06
252644   J.J. Yeley Sinden Racing Service   (Sinden Racing)D/I/F588,700engine05
262019   Stan Wattles Metro Racing Systems / NCLD   (Metro Racing)R/A/G298,700engine04
272740   Jack Miller Crest Racing   (Crest Racing / SRS)D/I/F158,700electrical03
281212   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)D/A/F28,700brakes02
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force; R - Riley & Scott
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; I - Nissan Infiniti
  Tires: F - Firestone; G - Goodyear

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15353  
54596   track lights turn 4 
60623  
63719   #44 engine 
729423  
9510713   #97,10 accident backstretch 
10813225  
1331408   #77 accident turn 3 
14116323  
1641685   #99 engine 
1691691  
17018415   #16,18,11,52 accident backstretch 
18520824  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.9%             Average green flag run: 21.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Ward12727
  Scott Goodyear284619
  Marco Greco47482
  Scott Goodyear499749
  Marco Greco98981
  Tony Stewart9911012
  Scott Goodyear11113525
  Davey Hamilton13615116
  Kenny Brack1521543
  Jeff Ward15516511
  Davey Hamilton1661683
  Jeff Ward16919426
  Kenny Brack19520814

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kenny Brack 282    
2   Tony Stewart 272   -10  
3   Davey Hamilton 259   -23  
4   Scott Sharp 253   -29  
5   Scott Goodyear 228   -54  
6   Jeff Ward 208   -74  
7   Buddy Lazier 199   -83  
8   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 187   -95  
9   Stephan Gregoire 184   -98  
10   Marco Greco 180   -102  
11   Arie Luyendyk 173   -109  
12   Billy Boat 168   -114  
13   Mark Dismore 145   -137  
14   Sam Schmidt 143   -139  
15   Robbie Buhl 137   -145  
16   John Paul, Jr. 134   -148  
17   Robby Unser 122   -160  
18   Greg Ray 112   -170  
19   Raul Boesel 107   -175  
20   Buzz Calkins 96   -186