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The 1998 Miller Lite 200 was the thirteenth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on August 9, 1998, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The race was notable for many crashes, including one involving Michael Andretti and P. J. Jones that sent the former into a series of barrel rolls, although he walked out unhurt. It was won by Adrián Fernández, his third career win and second of the season and giving Ford Cosworth their 300th career win. Also this marks the 88th and final podium for Bobby Rahal.

United States 1998 Mid-Ohio
Race details
Race 13 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
DateAugust 9, 1998
Official name1998 Miller Lite 200
LocationMid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, United States
CoursePermanent road course
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance83 laps
187.414 mi / 301.622 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
Time1:05.679
Fastest lap
DriverGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)
Time1:08.287 (on lap 47 of 83)
Podium
FirstAdrián Fernández (Patrick Racing)
SecondScott Pruett (Patrick Racing)
ThirdBobby Rahal (Team Rahal)

ClassificationEdit

Race[1]Edit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 83 1:53:39.270 5 20
2 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 83 +0.247 11 16
3 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 83 +2.417 16 14
4 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 83 +8.806 4 12+1
5 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 83 +9.983 21 10
6 2   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 83 +13.291 7 8
7 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 83 +13.790 21 6
8 21   Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 83 +14.654 18 5
9 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 83 +19.208 12 4
10 3   André Ribeiro Marlboro Team Penske 83 +20.785 14 3
11 24   Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 83 +21.269 25 2
12 1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 83 +27.994 13
13 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 83 +30.454 19
14 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 83 +31.000 24
15 9   JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 82 +1 Lap 17
16 36   Alex Barron All American Racing 81 +2 Laps 26
17 16   Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 80 Contact 20
18 77   Arnd Meier Davis Racing 75 +8 Laps 27
19 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 70 Spun off 8
20 98   P. J. Jones All American Racing 55 Contact 28
21 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 55 Contact 10
22 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 52 Contact 6
23 34   Gualter Salles Payton/Coyne Racing 35 Spun off 23
24 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 30 Transmission 15
25 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 2 Radiator 3
26 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 1 1
27 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 0 Contact 2
28 19   Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 0 Contact 22

Notes

  1. ^Alex Zanardi finished 12th, which would usually yield 1 point, but race officials docked him of the point for dangerous driving.

Caution flagsEdit

Lap LeadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Alex Zanardi 190
2   Jimmy Vasser 122
3   Greg Moore 119
4   Adrián Fernández 110
5   Michael Andretti 92

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "08/09/1998 race: Miller Lite 200 (CART) - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-11-29.