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CART race number 2 of 19
Saturday, March 28, 1998 at Twin Ring Motegi Superspeedway, Motegi City, Japan
201 laps on a 1.549 mile paved track (311.3 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:12
Average Speed: 159.393 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 3 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.086 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1998 CART results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
23 41   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda118 crash0 
272110   Richie Hearn Budweiser / Ralph's   (Della Penna Motorsports)Swift / Ford74 engine0 
251911   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford98 engine0 
7 112   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda20022,500running446
262215   Roberto Moreno Hawaiian Tropic   (Andreas Leberle)Reynard / Mercedes86 transmission0 
112616   Helio Castroneves Alumax Aluminum   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes19815,250running02
201117   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes14710,750wheel bearing0 
10 718   Mark Blundell Motorola / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes19916,500running03
222419   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford121 engine0 
2152   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes20160,000running2616
211220   Scott Pruett Visteon   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford146 overheating0 
6 721   Tony Kanaan LCI   (Steve Horne)Reynard / Honda20025,000running08
163024   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota18811,075running0 
132325   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota19713,250running0 
5 626   Paul Tracy Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda20130,000running410
8 627   Dario Franchitti Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda20020,000running05
9 83   Andre Ribeiro Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes19917,500running04
192033   Patrick Carpentier Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes16311,000wheel bearing0 
121334   Gualter Salles Payton-Coyne Racing   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford19814,250running01
242836   Alex Barron Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota108 transmission0 
1 240   Adrian Fernandez Tecate / Quaker State / Labatt's   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford201100,000running10221
182543   Hideshi Matsuda BMB Mini-Juke   (Della Penna Motorsports)Swift / Ford18511,250running0 
3 35   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda20150,000running414
14146   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford19512,500running17 
17177   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford18511,500crash0 
152777   Arnd Meier BAAN Business Software   (Davis Racing)Lola / Ford19512,000running0 
28 98   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford49 clutch0 
29189   J.J. Lehto Hogan Motor Leasing   (Hogan Racing)Reynard / Mercedes45 electrical0 
302998   P.J. Jones Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota16 oil leak0 
4 599   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes20135,000running412

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Adrian Fernandez12222
  Jimmy Vasser234422
  Adrian Fernandez45473
  Jimmy Vasser486922
  Michael Andretti708617
  Al Unser, Jr.87959
  Adrian Fernandez96994
  Al Unser, Jr.10011617
  Adrian Fernandez11715943
  Paul Tracy1601634
  Gil de Ferran1641674
  Greg Moore1681714
  Adrian Fernandez17220130

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Moore 29    
2   Adrian Fernandez 29   0  
3   Michael Andretti 21   -8  
4   Gil de Ferran 20   -9  
5   Al Unser, Jr. 16   -13  
6   Alex Zanardi 14   -15  
7   Christian Fittipaldi 12   -17  
8   Scott Pruett 10   -19  
9   Paul Tracy 10   -19  
10   Dario Franchitti 9   -20  
11   Tony Kanaan 8   -21  
12   Jimmy Vasser 6   -23  
13   Bryan Herta 5   -24  
14   Andre Ribeiro 4   -25  
15   Mark Blundell 4   -25  
16   Mauricio Gugelmin 3   -26  
17   Helio Castroneves 2   -27  
18   Patrick Carpentier 2   -27  
19   Gualter Salles 1   -28