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The 1998 Motorola 300 was the sixth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on May 23, 1998, on the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Alex Zanardi came through from 11th on the starting grid to win the race, after a quick pitstop from the Ganassi crew got him out ahead of long-time leader Michael Andretti at the final cycle of stops.

United States 1998 Gateway
Race details
Race 6 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
Gateway Motorsports Park diagram.svg
Gateway International Raceway
DateMay 23, 1998
Official name1998 Motorola 300
LocationGateway International Raceway
Madison, Illinois
CoursePermanent oval course
1.25 mi / 2 km
Distance236 laps
295 mi / 472 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)
Time25.757
Fastest lap
DriverJimmy Vasser (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time26.567 (on lap 26 of 236)
Podium
FirstAlex Zanardi (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
ThirdGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 236 2:23:02.140 11 20
2 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 236 +0.573 6 16+1
3 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 236 +1.526 1 14+1
4 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 236 +17.874 2 12
5 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 236 +18.311 17 10
6 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 236 +18.723 12 8
7 16   Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 236 +19.963 8 6
8 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 235 +1 Lap 20 5
9 9   JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 235 +1 Lap 4 4
10 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 233 +3 Laps 18 3
11 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 233 +3 Laps 14 2
12 98   P. J. Jones All American Racing 232 +4 Laps 21 1
13 24   Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 231 +5 Laps 13
14 36   Alex Barron All American Racing 231 +5 Laps 22
15 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 231 +5 Laps 16
16 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 231 +5 Laps 23
17 19   Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 230 +6 Laps 25
18 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 206 Engine 10
19 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 169 Contact 9
20 3   André Ribeiro Team Penske 106 Transmission 27
21 77   Arnd Meier Davis Racing 104 Contact 26
22 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 104 Contact 24
23 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 71 Handling 7
24 21   Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 47 Contact 3
25 34   Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 14 Contact 28
26 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 2 Contact 15
27 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 0 Contact 5
28 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 0 Contact 19

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-11 Franchitti (27), Tracy (26), Carpentier (33), Hearn (10) contact
14-21 Vitolo (34) contact
48-60 Kanaan (21) contact
107-120 Meier (77), Papis (25) contact
172-179 Unser, Jr. (2) contact
188-193 Barron (36) spin

Lap LeadersEdit

Laps Leader
1-42 Jimmy Vasser
43-175 Michael Andretti
176-236 Alex Zanardi
 
Driver Laps led
Michael Andretti 133
Alex Zanardi 61
Jimmy Vasser 42

Point standings after raceEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Alex Zanardi 87
2   Greg Moore 86
3   Adrián Fernández 55
4   Jimmy Vasser 51
5   Michael Andretti 49

ReferencesEdit