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1998 Las Vegas 500K

The 1998 Las Vegas 500K was the eleventh and final round of the 1998 Indy Racing League. The race was held on October 11, 1998 at the 1.500 mi (2.414 km) Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

United States 1998 Las Vegas
Race details
11th round of the 1998 Indy Racing League season
Las Vegas Motor Speedway diagram.svg
DateOctober 11, 1998
Official nameLas Vegas 500K
LocationLas Vegas Motor Speedway
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.500 mi / 2.414 km
Distance208 laps
312.000 mi / 502.115 km
Pole position
DriverBilly Boat (A.J. Foyt Enterprises)
Time25.167
Fastest lap
DriverArie Luyendyk (Treadway Racing)
Time26.167 (on lap unknown out of 208)
Podium
FirstArie Luyendyk (Treadway Racing)
SecondSam Schmidt (LP Racing)
ThirdBuddy Lazier (Hemelgarn Racing)

ReportEdit

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

QualifyingEdit

Two laps qualifying. The worst lap from any of the drivers are unknown.

Pos No. Name Lap Best (in mph)
1 11   Billy Boat 25.167 214.567
2 1   Tony Stewart 25.360 212.934
3 16   Marco Greco 25.432 212.331
4 97   Greg Ray 25.439 212.272
5 3   Robbie Buhl 25.466 212.047
6 14   Kenny Bräck 25.506 211.715
7 10   John Paul, Jr. 25.531 211.508
8 35   Jeff Ward 25.543 211.408
9 28   Mark Dismore 25.557 211.292
10 51   Eddie Cheever 25.564 211.235
11 8   Scott Sharp 25.617 210.798
12 12   Buzz Calkins 25.787 209.408
13 6   Davey Hamilton 25.790 209.383
14 5   Arie Luyendyk 25.843 208.954
15 4   Scott Goodyear 25.880 208.655
16 98   Donnie Beechler R 25.898 208.510
17 91   Buddy Lazier 25.925 208.293
18 23   Roberto Guerrero 25.931 208.245
19 15   Jim Guthrie 25.932 208.237
20 30   Raul Boesel 25.946 208.125
21 18   Steve Knapp R 26.071 207.127
22 81   Brian Tyler R 26.222 205.934
23 99   Sam Schmidt 26.303 205.300
24 77   Stéphan Grégoire 26.445 204.197
25 19   Stan Wattles 26.540 203.466
26 43   Dave Steele R 26.770 201.718
27 52   Robby Unser1 R No time No speed
28 40   Jack Miller2 No time No speed
Source[1][2]
  1. ^ Couldn't qualify due to an unscheduled engine change. He was allowed to start the race at the back of the field.[3]
  2. ^ Waved off his qualifying attempt after two warm-up laps. He was allowed to start the race at the back of the field.[4]

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 5   Arie Luyendyk Treadway Racing 208 2:18:19.202 14 88 52
2 99   Sam Schmidt LP Racing 208 + 0.926 sec 23 0 40
3 91   Buddy Lazier Hemelgarn Racing 208 Running 17 60 35
4 10   John Paul, Jr. Byrd-Cunningham Racing 208 Running 7 8 32
5 51   Eddie Cheever Team Cheever 207 + 1 lap 10 3 30
6 81   Brian Tyler R    Team Pelfrey 207 + 1 lap 22 0 28
7 3   Robbie Buhl Team Menard 206 + 2 laps 5 0 26
8 16   Marco Greco Phoenix Racing 206 + 2 laps 3 0 25
9 18   Steve Knapp R PDM Racing 204 + 4 laps 21 0 22
10 14   Kenny Bräck A. J. Foyt Enterprises 202 + 6 laps 6 0 20
11 12   Buzz Calkins Bradley Motorsports 202 + 6 laps 12 0 19
12 8   Scott Sharp Kelley Racing 198 + 10 laps 11 0 18
13 19   Stan Wattles Metro Racing Systems 187 Accident 25 0 17
14 1   Tony Stewart Team Menard 178 + 30 laps 2 0 18
15 28   Mark Dismore Kelley Racing 176 Suspension 9 0 15
16 52   Robby Unser R Team Pelfrey 174 Engine 27 0 14
17 77   Stéphan Grégoire Chastain Motorsports 160 + 48 laps 24 0 13
18 30   Raul Boesel McCormack Motorsports 144 Timing chain 20 0 12
19 6   Davey Hamilton Nienhouse Motorsports 124 Accident 13 0 11
20 23   Roberto Guerrero CBR Cobb Racing 123 Accident 18 0 10
21 35   Jeff Ward ISM Racing 120 Accident 8 21 9
22 4   Scott Goodyear Panther Racing 117 Accident 15 0 8
23 98   Donnie Beechler R Cahill Auto Racing 107 Accident 16 1 7
24 15   Jim Guthrie Riley & Scott Cars 90 Suspension 19 0 6
25 97   Greg Ray Knapp Motorsports 76 Handling 4 0 5
26 11   Billy Boat A. J. Foyt Enterprises 51 Accident 1 27 7
27 43   Dave Steele R Panther Racing 42 Suspension 26 0 3
28 40   Jack Miller Sinden Racing Services 38 Handling 28 0 2
Source[1]

Race StatisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 13 among 7 drivers

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 Las Vegas 500K". racing-reference.info. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Starting Grid, Las Vegas (1998-10-11)". indyracingleague.com. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Boat Earns Fourth Straight PPG Pole, Breaks Track Record". The Auto Channel. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Las Vegas Jack Miller Loyal To Team, Engine". Motorsport.com. Retrieved September 28, 2017.

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