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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 (311.349 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:12
Average speed: 159.393 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: 3 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 1.086 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1998 CART results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 240   Adrian Fernandez Tecate / Quaker State / Labatt's   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford201100000running10221
2152   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes20160000running2616
3 35   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda20150000running414
4 599   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes20135000running412
5 626   Paul Tracy Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda20130000running410
6 721   Tony Kanaan LCI   (Steve Horne)Reynard / Honda20025000running08
7 112   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda20022500running446
8 627   Dario Franchitti Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda20020000running05
9 83   Andre Ribeiro Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes19917500running04
10 718   Mark Blundell Motorola / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes19916500running03
112616   Helio Castroneves Alumax Aluminum   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes19815250running02
121334   Gualter Salles Payton-Coyne Racing   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford19814250running01
132325   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota19713250running0 
14146   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford19512500running17 
152777   Arnd Meier BAAN Business Software   (Davis Racing)Lola / Ford19512000running0 
163024   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota18811075running0 
17177   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford18511500crash0 
182543   Hideshi Matsuda BMB Mini-Juke   (Della Penna Motorsports)Swift / Ford18511250running0 
192033   Patrick Carpentier Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes16311000wheel bearing0 
201117   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes14710750wheel bearing0 
211220   Scott Pruett Visteon   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford146 overheating0 
222419   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford121 engine0 
23 41   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda118 crash0 
242836   Alex Barron Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota108 transmission0 
251911   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford98 engine0 
262215   Roberto Moreno Hawaiian Tropic   (Andreas Leberle)Reynard / Mercedes86 transmission0 
272110   Richie Hearn Budweiser / Ralph's   (Della Penna Motorsports)Swift / Ford74 engine0 
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 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1100100  
10111515   #11 smoking 
1161194  
12013011   #1 accident turn 2 
13118555  
18619611   #7 accident turn 2 
1972015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.4%             Average green flag run: 41.0 laps

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   Adrian Fernandez 29    
1   Greg Moore 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   Paul Tracy 10   -19  
8   Scott Pruett 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  
14   Mark Blundell 4   -25  
16   Mauricio Gugelmin 3   -26  
17   Patrick Carpentier 2   -27  
17   Helio Castroneves 2   -27  
19   Gualter Salles 1   -28