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The 1998 Miller 200 was the seventh round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on May 31, 1998, on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. The race was a fuel economy run where fuel conservation was a serious factor, and Jimmy Vasser dominated it and won by over seven seconds, the win being his second of the season.

United States 1998 Milwaukee
Race details
Race 7 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
The Milwaukee Mile.svg
Milwaukee Mile
DateMay 31, 1998
Official name1998 Miller 200
LocationMilwaukee Mile
West Allis, Wisconsin, West Allis, United States
CoursePermanent oval course
1 mi / 1.6 km
Distance200 laps
200 mi / 321.868 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 73.4 °F (23.0 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverPatrick Carpentier (Forsythe Racing)
Time20.028
Fastest lap
DriverScott Pruett (Patrick Racing)
Time21.519 (on lap 109 of 200)
Podium
FirstJimmy Vasser (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondHélio Castro-Neves (Bettenhausen Racing)
ThirdAl Unser, Jr. (Marlboro Team Penske)

Contents

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:34:17.011 5 20+1
2 16   Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 200 +7.673 10 16
3 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 200 +7.706 7 14
4 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 200 +11.291 6 12
5 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 200 +25.179 12 10
6 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 199 +1 Lap 24 8
7 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 199 +1 Lap 14 6
8 1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 199 +1 Lap 9 5
9 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 199 +1 Lap 23 4
10 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 199 +1 Lap 13 3
11 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 198 +2 Laps 21 2
12 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 196 +4 Laps 18 1
13 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 195 +5 Laps 2
14 98   P. J. Jones All American Racing 195 +5 Laps 22
15 19   Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 194 +6 Laps 25
16 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 194 +6 Laps 19
17 21   Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 192 +8 Laps 26
18 3   André Ribeiro Team Penske 189 +11 Laps 3
19 9   JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 119 Overheating 8
20 24   Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 118 Contact 16
21 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 102 Electrical 11
22 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 88 Engine 15
23 77   Arnd Meier Davis Racing 82 Handling 20
24 11   Roberto Moreno Newman-Haas Racing 49 Electrical 11
25 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 16 Contact 1 1
26 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 16 Contact 4
DNQ 34   Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing Did not Qualify
DNQ 36   Alex Barron All American Racing Did not Qualify

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
16-24 Carpentier (33), Andretti (6) contact
28-32 Moreno (11) spin
89-100 de Ferran (5) engine blow-up
119-129 Gordon (24) contact

Lap LeadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Alex Zanardi 92
2   Greg Moore 86
3   Jimmy Vasser 72
4   Adrián Fernández 59
5   Michael Andretti 49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 Miller 200 weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13.