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1998 Texaco Grand Prix of Houston


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CART race number 17 of 19
Sunday, October 4, 1998 at Streets of Houston, Houston, TX
100 laps* on a 1.527 mile street course (152.7 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:30
Average Speed: 66.051 mph
Pole Speed: 92.377 mph
Cautions: 6 for 20 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1998 CART results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 227   Dario Franchitti Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda70100,000running7021
2 81   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda7060,000running016
31121   Tony Kanaan LCI   (Steve Horne)Reynard / Honda7050,000running014
4 312   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda7035,000running012
51425   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota7030,000running010
61240   Adrian Fernandez Tecate / Quaker State / Labatt's   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford7025,000running08
7162   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes7022,500running06
8 68   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford7020,000running05
91810   Richie Hearn Budweiser / Ralph's   (Della Penna Motorsports)Swift / Ford7017,500running04
10219   J.J. Lehto Hogan Motor Leasing   (Hogan Racing)Reynard / Mercedes7016,500running03
111920   Scott Pruett Visteon   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford6915,250running02
122036   Alex Barron Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Toyota6914,250running01
132424   Robby Gordon Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota6913,250running0 
142218   Mark Blundell Motorola / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes6812,500running0 
152898   Vincenzo Sospiri Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Toyota6812,000running0 
162677   Arnd Meier Hasseroder / J.A.G.   (Davis Racing)Lola / Ford6811,750running0 
17103   Andre Ribeiro Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes6611,500running0 
181517   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes5211,250electrical0 
192734   Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beecham   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford4911,000electrical0 
20 426   Paul Tracy Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda4810,750crash0 
21 75   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda38 suspension0 
222533   Patrick Carpentier Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes36 crash0 
23 97   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford35 suspension0 
241716   Helio Castroneves Alumax Aluminum   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes35 suspension0 
252319   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford13 engine0 
26 199   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes310,000crash01
27 511   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford3 crash0 
28136   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford2 suspension0 
* Race shortened to 70 laps due to poor visibility.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dario Franchitti17070

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alex Zanardi 250    
2   Jimmy Vasser 148   -102  
3   Dario Franchitti 143   -107  
4   Adrian Fernandez 134   -116  
5   Greg Moore 120   -130  
6   Michael Andretti 112   -138  
7   Scott Pruett 108   -142  
8   Bryan Herta 94   -156  
9   Tony Kanaan 86   -164  
10   Bobby Rahal 80   -170  
11   Al Unser, Jr. 72   -178  
12   Gil de Ferran 67   -183  
13   Paul Tracy 61   -189  
14   Richie Hearn 42   -208  
15   Mauricio Gugelmin 38   -212  
16   Christian Fittipaldi 36   -214  
17   Helio Castroneves 33   -217  
18   Mark Blundell 26   -224  
19   Max Papis 25   -225  
20   Patrick Carpentier 23   -227