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1998 Visionaire 500K


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Pep Boys Indy Racing League race number 7 of 11
Saturday, July 25, 1998 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
208 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:58:11
Average Speed: 158.408 mph
Pole Speed: 220.498 mph
Cautions: 7 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 5.602 sec
Attendance: 50,000
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
21 11   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F5466,300engine1912
17 211   Greg Ray Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G12237,700gearbox415
1 314   Kenny Brack Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G208139,850running7653
15 428   Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G14440,550engine2115
5 516   Marco Greco International Sports Limited / Mexmil   (Marco Greco)G/A/F20558,400running030
18 68   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G10437,700crash2512
3 74   Scott Goodyear Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G20887,500running535
7 86   Davey Hamilton Reebok   (Phil Nienhouse)D/A/G20249,500running026
24 930   Raul Boesel TransWorld Racing / Beloit   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G510,700engine06
21035   Jeff Ward ISM Racing / Prolong / Superflo / Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)G/A/G20899,250running5640
161181   Brian Tyler Enginetics   (Team Pelfrey)D/A/F14439,000electrical014
201251   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Rachel's Gourmet Potato Chips   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/A/G7135,100engine010
61310   John Paul, Jr. Jonathan Byrd's / Visionaire / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F20350,800running028
131491   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Coors Light   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/G17142,900running017
4155   Arie Luyendyk Sprint PCS / Radio Shack / Qualcomm   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F20663,600running032
121615   Andy Michner Reebok / MK V   (Bob Riley / Mark Scott)R/A/G17422,300running218
91740   Jack Miller Crest Racing   (Crest Racing / SRS)D/I/F19432,200running022
81877   Stephan Gregoire Chastain Motorsports   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G20153,200running024
111918   Tyce Carlson Earl's Performance Team / Sailfish / Parker   (Paul Diatlovich)G/A/G18424,350running019
102021   Stevie Reeves Pagan Racing   (Pagan Racing)D/A/G18424,900cv joint020
222123   Jim Guthrie CBR   (Price Cobb)G/A/F4911,100fuel pressure08
142299   Sam Schmidt Best Western / Gold Crown Racing   (LP Racing / PCI)D/A/F14741,600electrical016
232344   Jimmy Kite Royal Purple / Menards   (Sinden Racing)D/I/F2910,700handling07
192498   Donnie Beechler Amerapress / Voxcom   (Larry Cahill)G/A/F10214,400crash011
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
199  
10134   #30 stalled on track 
142916  
30345   #1 smoke 
357137  
72809   #51 smoke 
8110424  
1051139   #8,98 accident turn 4 
11412916  
1301345   #18 stalled on track 
1351439  
1441496   #28 smoke 
15017021  
1711755   #18 stalled on track 
17620833  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.7%             Average green flag run: 20.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Greg Ray144
  Tony Stewart52319
  Mark Dismore24307
  Kenny Brack31311
  Mark Dismore32321
  Andy Michner33342
  Scott Sharp35395
  Kenny Brack407637
  Scott Sharp779620
  Mark Dismore9710711
  Kenny Brack1081081
  Mark Dismore1091102
  Jeff Ward11114535
  Kenny Brack1461461
  Scott Goodyear1471504
  Kenny Brack15117222
  Scott Goodyear1731731
  Kenny Brack1741741
  Jeff Ward17519521
  Kenny Brack19620813

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Scott Sharp 221    
2   Tony Stewart 206   -15  
3   Davey Hamilton 189   -32  
4   Scott Goodyear 182   -39  
5   Kenny Brack 182   -39  
6   Jeff Ward 164   -57  
7   Buddy Lazier 160   -61  
8   Stephan Gregoire 142   -79  
9   Arie Luyendyk 141   -80  
10   Marco Greco 135   -86  
11   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 128   -93  
12   Billy Boat 122   -99  
13   John Paul, Jr. 112   -109  
14   Sam Schmidt 111   -110  
15   Mark Dismore 108   -113  
16   Greg Ray 106   -115  
17   Robby Unser 90   -131  
18   Buzz Calkins 88   -133  
19   Raul Boesel 82   -139  
20   Robbie Buhl 78   -143