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1998 Las Vegas 500


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Pep Boys Indy Racing League race number 11 of 11
Sunday, October 11, 1998 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
208 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:18:19
Average Speed: 135.338 mph
Pole Speed: 214.567 mph
Cautions: 10 for 68 laps
Margin of Victory: .926 sec
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1145   Arie Luyendyk Sprint PCS / Radio Shack / Qualcomm   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F208120,200running8852
31791   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Coors Light   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/G20873,750running6035
26 111   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G5163,200crash277
21 835   Jeff Ward Thermo Tech / Prolong / Superflo   (Bob Hancher)G/A/G12034,600crash219
4 710   John Paul, Jr. Jonathan Byrd's / Visionaire / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F20855,750running832
51051   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Rachel's Gourmet Potato Chips   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/A/G20755,700running330
231698   Donnie Beechler Sleep-Tite Mattress Factory   (Larry Cahill)D/A/F10711,200crash17
22399   Sam Schmidt Best Western / Gold Crown Racing   (LP Racing / PCI)D/A/F20899,300running040
62281   Brian Tyler Baytan / Enginetics   (Team Pelfrey)D/A/F20745,300running028
7 53   Robbie Buhl Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F20644,300running026
8 316   Marco Greco International Sports Limited / Mexmil   (Marco Greco)G/A/F20645,200running025
92118   Steve Knapp Earl's Performance Products   (Paul Diatlovich)G/A/G20444,200running022
10 614   Kenny Brack Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G20242,200running020
111212   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)D/A/F20219,100running019
12118   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G19840,750running018
132519   Stan Wattles Metro Racing Systems / NCLD   (Metro Racing)R/A/G18717,000crash017
14 21   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F17840,900running018
15 928   Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G17637,150suspension015
162752   Robby Unser Children's Beverage Group   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G17435,800engine014
172477   Stephan Gregoire Blue Star Batteries   (Tom Chastain)D/A/G16034,700running013
182030   Raul Boesel TransWorld Diversified Services / Beloit   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G14412,700timing chain012
19136   Davey Hamilton #6 Reebok   (Phil Nienhouse)D/A/G12441,700crash011
201823   Roberto Guerrero CBR   (Price Cobb)G/I/F12315,600crash010
22154   Scott Goodyear Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G11734,000crash08
241915   Jim Guthrie Reebok / MK V   (Bob Riley / Mark Scott)R/A/G9030,700suspension06
25 497   Greg Ray Genoa Racing / Best Access Systems   (Thomas Knapp)D/A/F768,700handling05
272643   Dave Steele Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G428,700suspension03
282840   Jack Miller Crest Racing   (Crest Racing / SRS)D/I/F388,700handling02
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
166  
7115   #1 spun turn 4 
12143  
15184   debris frontstretch 
194426  
45484   #43 brushed wall turns 3/4 
49535  
546310   #11 accident turns 3/4 
6410946  
11011910   #98 accident turn 4 
12012910   #4,35 accident turn 2 
1301389   #6,23 accident turn 2 
13916426  
1651717   #19 spun turn 4 
1721798  
1801823   debris 
18319715  
1982036   #19 accident turn 4 
2042085  
  Percent of race run under caution: 32.7%             Average green flag run: 15.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Billy Boat12727
  Jeff Ward283811
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.39413
  Arie Luyendyk42465
  Donnie Beechler47471
  Arie Luyendyk48492
  Buddy Lazier509748
  Arie Luyendyk98992
  Jeff Ward10010910
  John Paul, Jr.1101123
  Buddy Lazier11312412
  Arie Luyendyk12516339
  John Paul, Jr.1641685
  Arie Luyendyk16920840

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kenny Brack 332    
2   Tony Stewart 304   -28  
3   Davey Hamilton 292   -40  
4   Scott Sharp 279   -53  
5   Buddy Lazier 262   -70  
6   Jeff Ward 252   -80  
7   Scott Goodyear 244   -88  
8   Arie Luyendyk 227   -105  
9   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 222   -110  
10   Marco Greco 219   -113  
11   John Paul, Jr. 216   -116  
12   Stephan Gregoire 201   -131  
13   Billy Boat 194   -138  
14   Robbie Buhl 189   -143  
15   Sam Schmidt 186   -146  
16   Mark Dismore 180   -152  
17   Robby Unser 176   -156  
18   Brian Tyler 140   -192  
19   Buzz Calkins 134   -198  
20   Raul Boesel 132   -200