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1998 Indy 200


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Pep Boys Indy Racing League race number 1 of 11
Saturday, January 24, 1998 at Walt Disney World Speedway, Orlando, FL
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:06:07
Average Speed: 95.127 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 10 for 77 laps
Margin of Victory: 8.579 sec
Attendance: 50,000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
21 311   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G7232,400crash09
18 930   Raul Boesel Beloit / Fast Rod / Team Losi   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G12834,400running012
13 214   Kenny Brack Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G17438,600running117
20143   Robbie Buhl Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F10032,400electrical010
141012   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)G/A/G16837,500running016
112720   Tyce Carlson Keco   (Immke Racing)D/A/G19218,600running019
242351   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team Cheever   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/A/G4810,400engine06
52228   Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive / Lear Jet / Valvoline   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G19935,900running2730
17214   Scott Goodyear Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G13212,400suspension013
272516   Marco Greco Phoenix Racing   (Marco Greco)G/A/F1210,400crash03
41577   Stephan Gregoire Chastain Motorsports   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G20054,350running032
7 410   Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's / Visionaire / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F19843,700running026
281227   Robbie Groff Blueprint Racing   (Blueprint Racing)D/A/F032,400crash02
26 621   Roberto Guerrero Pagan Racing   (Pagan Racing)D/A/G1332,400crash64
3196   Davey Hamilton Nienhouse Motorsports   (Phil Nienhouse)G/A/G20076,750running035
16287   Jimmy Kite Royal Purple Synthetic / Scandia   (Andy Evans)D/A/G14935,500half shaft014
15 891   Buddy Lazier Delta Racing   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/G16536,500crash3415
8 55   Arie Luyendyk Sprint PCS / Radio Shack   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F19742,700running024
231140   Jack Miller Crest Racing   (Crest Racing / SRS)D/I/F5937,400handling07
10 718   John Paul, Jr. Klipsch / V-Line / Overhead Door / Earl's   (Paul Diatlovich)G/A/G19442,550running020
251697   Greg Ray Mercury Outboards   (Thomas Knapp)D/A/G2932,400crash05
122615   Eliseo Salazar Reebok / MK V   (Bob Riley / Mark Scott)R/A/G18717,600running018
91799   Sam Schmidt BG Products / Truck Air Racing   (LP Racing / PCI)D/A/F19542,700running022
6208   Scott Sharp Delphi / Futaba / AMD   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G19823,550running028
1 11   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F200121,250running13252
191317   Brian Tyler Chitwood Thrill Show   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G12133,400crash011
22435   Jeff Ward ISM Racing   (Bob Hancher)G/A/G20060,550running040
221819   Stan Wattles Metro Racing Systems / NCLD   (Metro Racing)R/A/G6432,400crash08
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

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Billy Roe24D.B. Mann / George Bignotti
Affonso Giaffone41Team Coulson
Jim Guthrie53Bob Hancher

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166   #27 accident 
7137  
142613   #15,16,21 accident 
27337  
34418   #97 accident 
42487  
49535   #51 engine fire 
546512  
66716   #19 accident 
728110   #11 accident 
8210120  
1021076   #3,8 accident 
10812316  
1241318   #17 accident 
1321332  
1341396   #4 accident 
14016526  
1661716   #91 accident 
17220029  
  Percent of race run under caution: 37.0%             Average green flag run: 14.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart177
  Roberto Guerrero8136
  Tony Stewart14126113
  Kenny Brack1271271
  Tony Stewart1281314
  Buddy Lazier13216534
  Tony Stewart1661683
  Mark Dismore16919527
  Tony Stewart1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 52    
2   Jeff Ward 40   -12  
3   Davey Hamilton 35   -17  
4   Stephan Gregoire 32   -20  
5   Mark Dismore 30   -22  
6   Scott Sharp 28   -24  
7   Mike Groff 26   -26  
8   Arie Luyendyk 24   -28  
9   Sam Schmidt 22   -30  
10   John Paul, Jr. 20   -32  
11   Tyce Carlson 19   -33  
12   Eliseo Salazar 18   -34  
13   Kenny Brack 17   -35  
14   Buzz Calkins 16   -36  
15   Buddy Lazier 15   -37  
16   Jimmy Kite 14   -38  
17   Scott Goodyear 13   -39  
18   Raul Boesel 12   -40  
19   Brian Tyler 11   -41  
20   Robbie Buhl 10   -42