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1998 Dura Lube 200


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Pep Boys Indy Racing League race number 2 of 11
Sunday, March 22, 1998 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:02:19
Average Speed: 98.11 mph
Pole Speed: 172.753 mph
Cautions: 10 for 65 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.366 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
3 211   Billy Boat Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G20047,500running1237
81330   Raul Boesel Beloit / Fast Rod / Team Losi   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G19742,700running024
14 514   Kenny Brack Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G18537,500crash016
12123   Robbie Buhl Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F18739,600running018
91712   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)G/A/G19742,700running022
132720   Tyce Carlson Immke Auto Group   (Immke Racing)D/A/G18638,600running017
102051   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Team Cheever   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/A/G19619,700running620
161528   Mark Dismore Kelley Automotive   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G17536,250running014
212623   Paul Durant CBR   (Price Cobb)G/A/G9910,400engine09
6144   Scott Goodyear Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)G/A/G19954,800running028
201616   Marco Greco Phoenix Racing   (Marco Greco)G/A/F12210,400running010
42277   Stephan Gregoire Chastain Motorsports   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G19965,350running032
152410   Mike Groff Jonathan Byrd's / Visionaire / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/A/F17736,500crash015
271121   Roberto Guerrero Pagan Racing   (Pagan Racing)D/A/G4410,400gearbox03
26 76   Davey Hamilton Nienhouse Motorsports   (Phil Nienhouse)G/A/G4532,400crash04
18 47   Jimmy Kite Royal Purple Synthetic / Scandia   (Andy Evans)D/A/G12934,650running012
28 991   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/G932,400engine02
24195   Arie Luyendyk Sprint PCS / Radio Shack / Qualcomm   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F5832,400crash06
192118   John Paul, Jr. PDM Racing   (Paul Diatlovich)G/A/G12633,400crash011
111897   Greg Ray Aptex / Mercury Marine   (Thomas Knapp)D/A/G19218,600running019
23 615   Eliseo Salazar Reebok / MK V   (Bob Riley / Mark Scott)R/A/G5832,400crash07
72599   Sam Schmidt Best Western / Gold Crown Racing   (LP Racing / PCI)D/A/F19843,700running026
1 88   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G200106,750running3050
222322   Dave Steele rsm Marko   (Helmut Marko)D/A/F5910,400engine08
2 31   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F20096,300running12743
172817   Brian Tyler Syan Racing   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G16834,400running013
5 135   Jeff Ward ISM Racing   (Bob Hancher)G/A/G19995,500running2533
251045   J.J. Yeley Quaker State / Menards   (Sinden Racing)D/A/F4512,900crash05
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

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Stan Wattles19Metro Racing SystemsMetro Racing
Robbie Groff27Blueprint RacingBlueprint Racing
Jack Miller40Crest RacingCrest Racing / Sinden
Jim Guthrie53ISM RacingBob Hancher

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10178   #91 accident turn 1 
18181  
19224   #18 stopped dogleg 
23319  
32376   #28 spun turn 2 
38458  
465510   #44,6 accident turn 2 
56583  
596911   #22,5,15,99 accident turn 2 
7010435  
10511410   #23 spun turn 2 
1151173  
1181214   debris frontstretch 
12213110  
1321409   #18 accident turn 2 
14116727  
1681736   #99 spun turn 2 
17418512  
18619712   #14,10 accident turn 3 
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 40.0%             Average green flag run: 10.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Ward12525
  Tony Stewart264823
  Billy Boat49546
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.55606
  Billy Boat61666
  Tony Stewart67170104
  Scott Sharp17120030

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 95    
2   Scott Sharp 78   -17  
3   Jeff Ward 73   -22  
4   Stephan Gregoire 64   -31  
5   Sam Schmidt 48   -47  
6   Billy Boat 46   -49  
7   Mark Dismore 44   -51  
8   Scott Goodyear 41   -54  
9   Mike Groff 41   -54  
10   Davey Hamilton 39   -56  
11   Buzz Calkins 38   -57  
12   Tyce Carlson 36   -59  
13   Raul Boesel 36   -59  
14   Kenny Brack 33   -62  
15   John Paul, Jr. 31   -64  
16   Arie Luyendyk 30   -65  
17   Robbie Buhl 28   -67  
18   Jimmy Kite 26   -69  
19   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 26   -69  
20   Eliseo Salazar 25   -70