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1998 Lone Star 500


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Pep Boys Indy Racing League race number 10 of 11
Sunday, September 20, 1998 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
208 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:21:53
Average Speed: 131.931 mph
Pole Speed: 225.979 mph
Cautions: 8 for 67 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.577 sec
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
192598   Donnie Beechler Sleep-Tite Mattress Factory   (Larry Cahill)D/A/F12211,700crash011
14 111   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G162170,400running019
171330   Raul Boesel TransWorld Racing / Beloit   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G13312,700crash3013
51014   Kenny Brack Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G207100,700running030
7163   Robbie Buhl Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F20544,300running026
112112   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)D/A/F20119,100running019
25 951   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Rachel's Gourmet Potato Chips   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/A/G3030,700engine05
10 428   Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G20243,200running1420
22 74   Scott Goodyear Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G7131,000clutch08
161516   Marco Greco International Sports Limited / Mexmil   (Marco Greco)G/A/F13335,800crash014
26 877   Stephan Gregoire Blue Star Batteries   (Tom Chastain)D/A/G1830,700crash04
41823   Roberto Guerrero Cobb Racing   (Price Cobb)G/I/F20837,900running2232
9 66   Davey Hamilton #6 Reebok   (Phil Nienhouse)D/A/G20243,200running022
182018   Steve Knapp Earl's Performance Products / Parker   (Paul Diatlovich)G/A/G13134,950running012
61991   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Coors Light   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/G20645,300running1428
28285   Arie Luyendyk Sprint PCS / Radio Shack / Qualcomm   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F530,700fuel pump02
152715   Andy Michner Reebok / MK V   (Bob Riley / Mark Scott)R/A/G15836,900engine715
122240   Jack Miller Crest Racing   (Crest Racing / SRS)D/I/F20118,750running018
11410   John Paul, Jr. Jonathan Byrd's / Visionaire / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F208122,550running3150
211297   Greg Ray Best Access Systems   (Thomas Knapp)D/A/F759,600engine09
272399   Sam Schmidt Best Western / Gold Crown Racing   (LP Racing / PCI)D/A/F530,700engine03
23 38   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G6730,700crash18
241143   Dave Steele Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G398,700crash06
20 21   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F8044,600engine5114
132481   Brian Tyler Team Pelfrey   (Team Pelfrey)D/A/F17439,000engine017
21752   Robby Unser Children's Beverage Group   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G20887,450running2240
3 535   Jeff Ward Thermo Tech / Prolong / Superflo   (Bob Hancher)G/A/G20873,100running1635
82619   Stan Wattles Metro Racing Systems / NCLD   (Metro Racing)R/A/G20521,200running024
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
11818  
192810   #77 accident 
293911  
40489   #43 accident 
496921  
70789   #8 accident turn 4 
79846  
85928   debris 
9310715  
1081169   #11 accident turn 3 
11713317  
13415219   #16,98,18,30 accident turn 2 
1531597  
1601645   #15 tow-in 
16519733  
1982025   #6 spun front chute 
2032086  
  Percent of race run under caution: 35.6%             Average green flag run: 14.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart12727
  Mark Dismore284114
  Jeff Ward42421
  Raul Boesel43508
  Scott Sharp51511
  Tony Stewart527524
  Jeff Ward76805
  John Paul, Jr.81877
  Raul Boesel8810922
  Andy Michner1101167
  Buddy Lazier11713014
  John Paul, Jr.1311366
  Roberto Guerrero1371404
  Robby Unser14116222
  John Paul, Jr.1631631
  Roberto Guerrero16418219
  Jeff Ward1831919
  John Paul, Jr.19220817

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kenny Brack 312    
2   Tony Stewart 286   -26  
3   Davey Hamilton 281   -31  
4   Scott Sharp 261   -51  
5   Jeff Ward 243   -69  
6   Scott Goodyear 236   -76  
7   Buddy Lazier 227   -85  
8   Marco Greco 194   -118  
9   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 192   -120  
10   Stephan Gregoire 188   -124  
11   Billy Boat 187   -125  
12   John Paul, Jr. 184   -128  
13   Arie Luyendyk 175   -137  
14   Mark Dismore 165   -147  
15   Robbie Buhl 163   -149  
16   Robby Unser 162   -150  
17   Sam Schmidt 146   -166  
18   Greg Ray 121   -191  
19   Raul Boesel 120   -192  
20   Buzz Calkins 115   -197