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1998 Indy Racing League season

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1998 Indy Racing League season
1998 Indy Racing League
Pep Boys Indy Racing League
Season
Races 11
Start date January 24
End date October 11
Awards
Drivers' champion 23x15px Kenny Bräck
Chronology
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1996–97 1999

The 1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League season was one of relative stability compared to the previous two seasons. For the first time the season consisted of a single and complete spring, summer, and fall like all other forms of motorsport. 15 drivers completed the entire 11 race schedule, twice as many as the previous season. It was also the first complete season for the new Riley & Scott chassis, though it proved unpopular due to its late introduction. A. J. Foyt Enterprises drivers captured 4 wins, the Indy 500 pole, and the championship, arguably the most successful year in the team's history.

Calendar

All races running on Oval/Speedway.

Rnd Date Location Laps Distance Time Speed
(km/h)
Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 January 24 Walt Disney World Speedway, Florida 200 Script error: No such module "convert". 2'06:04.000 153.186 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Kenny Bräck
2 March 22 Phoenix International Raceway, Arizona 200 Script error: No such module "convert". 2'02:18.735 157.888 23x15px Scott Sharp 23x15px Jeff Ward 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Tony Stewart
3 May 24 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana 200 Script error: No such module "convert". 3'26:40.524 233.598 23x15px Eddie Cheever 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Eddie Cheever 23x15px Tony Stewart
4 June 6 Texas Motor Speedway, Texas 208 Script error: No such module "convert". 2'08:45.543 233.973 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Tony Stewart
5 June 28 New Hampshire International Speedway, New Hampshire 200 Script error: No such module "convert". 1'51:30.262 183.237 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Davey Hamilton
6 July 19 Dover International Speedway, Delaware 248 Script error: No such module "convert". 2'29:49.262 159.833 23x15px Scott Sharp 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Scott Sharp 23x15px Greg Ray
7 July 25 Lowe's Motor Speedway, North Carolina 208 Script error: No such module "convert". 1'58:10.555 254.926 23x15px Kenny Bräck 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Kenny Bräck 23x15px Kenny Bräck
8 August 16 Pikes Peak International Raceway, Colorado 200 Script error: No such module "convert". 1'29:52.649 214.866 23x15px Kenny Bräck 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Jeff Ward 23x15px Jeff Ward
9 August 29 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Georgia 200 Script error: No such module "convert". 2'17:15.289 225.343 23x15px Kenny Bräck 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Scott Goodyear 23x15px Billy Boat
10 September 20 Texas Motor Speedway, Texas 208 Script error: No such module "convert". 2'21:53.557 212.316 23x15px John Paul, Jr. 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Tony Stewart 23x15px Jeff Ward
11 October 11 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada 208 Script error: No such module "convert". 2'18:19.202 217.800 23x15px Arie Luyendyk 23x15px Billy Boat 23x15px Arie Luyendyk 23x15px Arie Luyendyk

Race summaries

Indy 200

This race was held January 24 at Walt Disney World Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1- Tony Stewart
  2. 35- Jeff Ward
  3. 6- Davey Hamilton
  4. 77- Stephan Gregoire
  5. 28- Mark Dismore
  6. 8- Scott Sharp
  7. 10- Mike Groff
  8. 5- Arie Luyendyk
  9. 99- Sam Schmidt
  10. 18- John Paul, Jr.

Dura-Lube 200

This race was held March 22 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jeff Ward won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 8- Scott Sharp
  2. 1- Tony Stewart
  3. 11- Billy Boat
  4. 77- Stephan Gregoire
  5. 35- Jeff Ward
  6. 4- Scott Goodyear
  7. 99- Sam Schmidt
  8. 30- Raul Boesel
  9. 12- Buzz Calkins
  10. 51- Eddie Cheever

82nd Indianapolis 500

The Indy 500 was held May 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Billy Boat won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 51- Eddie Cheever
  2. 91- Buddy Lazier
  3. 55- Steve Knapp
  4. 6- Davey Hamilton
  5. 52- Robby Unser
  6. 14- Kenny Bräck
  7. 81- John Paul, Jr.
  8. 17- Andy Michner
  9. 44- J. J. Yeley
  10. 12- Buzz Calkins

True Value 500

This race was held June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 11- Billy Boat
  2. 97- Greg Ray
  3. 14- Kenny Bräck
  4. 4- Scott Goodyear
  5. 8- Scott Sharp
  6. 3- Robbie Buhl
  7. 6- Davey Hamilton
  8. 16- Marco Greco
  9. 52- Robby Unser
  10. 19- Stan Wattles

New England 200

This race was held June 28 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Billy Boat won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1- Tony Stewart
  2. 4- Scott Goodyear
  3. 8- Scott Sharp
  4. 6- Davey Hamilton
  5. 5- Arie Luyendyk
  6. 15- Eliseo Salazar
  7. 91- Buddy Lazier
  8. 28- Mark Dismore
  9. 51- Eddie Cheever
  10. 3- Robbie Buhl

Pep Boys 400K

Pep Boys 400K was held July 19 at Dover International Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 8- Scott Sharp
  2. 91- Buddy Lazier
  3. 16- Marco Greco
  4. 6- Davey Hamilton
  5. 77- Stephan Gregoire
  6. 4- Scott Goodyear
  7. 23- Jim Guthrie
  8. 1- Tony Stewart
  9. 5- Arie Luyendyk
  10. 14- Kenny Bräck

Visionaire 500K

This race was held July 25 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 14- Kenny Bräck
  2. 35- Jeff Ward
  3. 4- Scott Goodyear
  4. 5- Arie Luyendyk
  5. 16- Marco Greco
  6. 10- John Paul, Jr.
  7. 6- Davey Hamilton
  8. 77- Stephan Gregoire
  9. 40- Jack Miller
  10. 21- Stevie Reeves

Radisson 200

This race was held August 16 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Billy Boat won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 14- Kenny Bräck
  2. 3- Robbie Buhl
  3. 1- Tony Stewart
  4. 77- Stephan Gregoire
  5. 6- Davey Hamilton
  6. 16- Marco Greco
  7. 91- Buddy Lazier
  8. 51- Eddie Cheever
  9. 11- Billy Boat
  10. 98- Donnie Beechler

Atlanta 500 Classic

This race was held August 29 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Billy Boat won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 14- Kenny Bräck
  2. 6- Davey Hamilton
  3. 51- Eddie Cheever
  4. 4- Scott Goodyear
  5. 1- Tony Stewart
  6. 35- Jeff Ward
  7. 28- Mark Dismore
  8. 5- Arie Luyendyk
  9. 15- Andy Michner
  10. 30- Raul Boesel

Lone Star 500

This race was held September 20 at Texas Motor Speedway. Billy Boat won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 10- John Paul, Jr.
  2. 52- Robby Unser
  3. 35- Jeff Ward
  4. 23- Roberto Guerrero
  5. 14- Kenny Bräck
  6. 91- Buddy Lazier
  7. 3- Robbie Buhl
  8. 19- Stan Wattles
  9. 6- Davey Hamilton
  10. 28- Mark Dismore

Las Vegas 500K

This race was held October 11 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Billy Boat won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 5- Arie Luyendyk
  2. 99- Sam Schmidt
  3. 91- Buddy Lazier
  4. 10- John Paul, Jr.
  5. 51- Eddie Cheever
  6. 81- Brian Tyler
  7. 3- Robbie Buhl
  8. 16- Marco Greco
  9. 18- Steve Knapp
  10. 14- Kenny Bräck

Final points standings

Pos Driver WDW
PHX
INDY
TXS
NHS
DOV
CMS
PIK
ATL
TXS
LSV
Pts
1 23x15px Kenny Bräck 13 14 6 3 18 10 1* 1 1 5 10 332
2 23x15px Davey Hamilton 3 26 4 7 4 4 7 5 2 9 19 292
3 23x15px Tony Stewart 1* 2* 33 14 1* 8 21 3 5 20* 14 289
4 23x15px Scott Sharp 6 1 16 5 3 1* 18 11 18 23 12 272
5 23x15px Buddy Lazier 15 28 2 11 7 2 13 7 17 6 3 262
6 23x15px Jeff Ward 2 5 13 17 22 19 2 20* 6 3 21 252
7 23x15px Scott Goodyear 17 6 24 4 2 6 3 18 4* 22 22 244
8 23x15px Arie Luyendyk 8 24 20 13 5 9 4 22 8 28 1* 227
9 23x15px Eddie Cheever 24 10 1* 26 9 16 20 8 3 25 5 222
10 23x15px Marco Greco 27 20 14 8 13 3 5 6 13 16 8 219
11 23x15px John Paul, Jr. 10 19 7 16 26 21 6 15 23 1 4 216
12 23x15px Stéphane Grégoire 4 4 17 25 24 5 8 4 20 26 17 201
13 23x15px Billy Boat 21 3 23 1* 21 9 12 14 26 194
14 23x15px Sam Schmidt 9 7 26 18 12 17 14 13 15 27 2 186
15 23x15px Mark Dismore 5 16 27 21 8 18 15 19 7 10 15 180
16 23x15px Robby Unser 5 9 11 11 12 16 2 16 176
17 23x15px Robbie Buhl 20 12 31 6 10 2 11 7 7 174
18 23x15px Brian Tyler 19 17 DNQ 14 12 16 16 21 13 6 140
19 23x15px Buzz Calkins 14 9 10 15 15 24 28 11 11 134
20 23x15px Raul Boesel 18 8 19 28 19 14 24 25 10 17 18 132
21 23x15px Greg Ray 25 11 18 2 15 17 24 21 25 128
22 23x15px Steve Knapp 3 13 14 14 18 9 118
23 23x15px Dr. Jack Miller 23 DNS 21 22 16 20 9 23 27 12 28 100
24 23x15px Andy Michner 8 12 17 9 15 92
25 23x15px Stan Wattles 22 DNQ 28 10 17 26 8 13 88
26 23x15px Roberto Guerrero 26 27 22 24 21 19 4 20 83
27 23x15px Tyce Carlson 11 13 DNQ 12 11 73
28 23x15px Donnie Beechler 32 27 20 19 10 22 19 23 71
29 23x15px Eliseo Salazar 12 23 DNQ 23 6 DNS 60
30 23x15px Mike Groff 7 15 15 DNS 56
31 23x15px Jimmy Kite 16 18 11 DNP 23 52
32 23x15px J. J. Yeley 25 9 19 23 25 50
33 23x15px Jim Guthrie DNS DNS 29 7 22 24 41
34 23x15px Jack Hewitt 12 DNP 25 23
35 23x15px Stevie Reeves 10 20
36 23x15px David Steele 22 24 27 17
37 23x15px Billy Roe DNQ 30 20 11
38 23x15px Paul Durant 21 DNQ DNP 9
39 23x15px Scott Harrington DNQ 22 8
40 23x15px Johnny Unser 25 5
41 23x15px Robbie Groff 28 DNQ 2
- 23x15px Affonso Giaffone DNQ 0
- 23x15px Claude Bourbonnais DNQ 0
- 23x15px Dan Drinan DNQ 0
- 23x15px Joe Gosek DNQ DNP 0
- 23x15px John Hollansworth, Jr. DNS 0
- 23x15px Jaques Lazier DNQ 0
- Template:Country data JPN Hideshi Matsuda DNQ 0
- 23x15px Danny Ongais DNQ 0
- 23x15px Lyn St. James DNQ 0
Pos Driver WDW
PHX
INDY
TXS
NHS
DOV
CMS
PIK
ATL
TXS
LSV
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(3 points)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)</span>
DNS Any driver who qualifies
but does not start (DNS),
earns all the points
had they taken part.
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

In every race, points are awarded to drivers on the following basis:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Points 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, followed by number of 2nds, 3rds, etc., and then by number of pole positions, followed by number of times qualified 2nd, etc.

Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (3 points), the second best qualifier (2 points), the third best qualifier (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (2 point).

Note:
WDW: No additional points for the qualifying were awarded due to rain, starting grid were determined by 1996-97 entrant points for the first 20 positions and the remaining eight went to top practice times from Thursday.
PHX: Scott Sharp had 7 points deduction, because his car failed the post race fuel capacity inspection.
PIK: Tony Stewart and Robbie Buhl had 15 points deduction each, because the rear wings of both Team Menard cars were found to be in violation of technical specifications.

See also