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The 1998 Pep Boys 400K was the sixth round of the 1998 Indy Racing League. The race was held on July 19, 1998 at the 1.000 mi (1.609 km) Dover Downs International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. It was the second Indy car race held at this track, and the first since the 1969 Delaware 200.

United States 1998 Dover
Race details
6th round of the 1998 Indy Racing League season
Dover International Speedway.svg
DateJuly 19, 1998
Official namePep Boys 400K
LocationDover Downs International Speedway
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance248 laps
248.000 mi / 399.032 km
Pole position
DriverTony Stewart (Team Menard)
Time19.438
Fastest lap
DriverGreg Ray (A. J. Foyt Enterprises)
Time19.622 (on lap unknown out of 248)
Podium
FirstScott Sharp (Kelley Racing)
SecondBuddy Lazier (Hemelgarn Racing)
ThirdMarco Greco (Phoenix Racing)


Contents

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 1   Tony Stewart 19.438 185.204
2 6   Davey Hamilton 19.728 182.482
3 28   Mark Dismore 19.744 182.334
4 8   Scott Sharp 19.794 181.873
5 18   Steve Knapp R 19.832 181.525
6 4   Scott Goodyear 19.885 181.041
7 11   Greg Ray 19.888 181.014
8 35   Jeff Ward 19.896 180.941
9 30   Raul Boesel 19.898 180.923
10 5   Arie Luyendyk 19.910 180.814
11 77   Stéphan Grégoire 19.977 180.207
12 14   Kenny Bräck 20.029 179.739
13 10   John Paul, Jr. 20.039 179.650
14 91   Buddy Lazier 20.051 179.538
15 40   Jack Miller 20.184 178.359
16 52   Robby Unser R 20.210 178.130
17 51   Eddie Cheever 20.227 177.980
18 99   Sam Schmidt 20.269 177.611
19 81   Brian Tyler R 20.428 176.229
20 23   Jim Guthrie 20.584 174.893
21 16   Marco Greco1 Didn't qualify No speed
22 15   Scott Harrington2 R Didn't qualify No speed
  1. ^ Had an engine failure in his warm-up lap. He was allowed to start the race at the back of the field.
  2. ^ Named for the ride after qualifying. He was allowed to start the race at the back of the field.

Failed to qualify or withdrewEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 8   Scott Sharp Kelley Racing 248 2:29:49.262 4 145 52
2 91   Buddy Lazier Hemelgarn Racing 248 + 0.689 sec 14 7 40
3 16   Marco Greco Phoenix Racing 246 + 2 laps 21 0 35
4 6   Davey Hamilton Nienhouse Motorsports 246 + 2 laps 2 4 34
5 77   Stéphan Grégoire     Chastain Motorsports 244 + 4 laps 11 0 30
6 4   Scott Goodyear Panther Racing 242 + 6 laps 6 0 28
7 23   Jim Guthrie CBR Cobb Racing 229 + 19 laps 20 0 26
8 1   Tony Stewart Team Menard 220 + 28 laps 1 85 27
9 5   Arie Luyendyk Treadway Racing 203 Accident 10 0 22
10 14   Kenny Bräck A. J. Foyt Enterprises 197 + 51 laps 12 0 20
11 52   Robby Unser R Team Cheever 183 Accident 16 0 19
12 81   Brian Tyler R Team Pelfrey 162 + 86 laps 19 0 18
13 18   Steve Knapp R PDM Racing 146 Accident 5 0 17
14 30   Raul Boesel McCormack Motorsports 123 Engine 9 7 16
15 11   Greg Ray A. J. Foyt Enterprises 104 Accident 7 0 15
16 51   Eddie Cheever Team Cheever 104 Accident 17 0 14
17 99   Sam Schmidt LP Racing 85 Accident 18 0 13
18 28   Mark Dismore Kelley Racing 43 Engine 3 0 13
19 35   Jeff Ward ISM Racing 21 Accident 8 0 11
20 40   Jack Miller Crest Racing/SRS 20 Accident 15 0 10
21 10   John Paul, Jr. Byrd-Cunningham Racing 6 Engine 13 0 9
22 15   Scott Harrington R    Riley & Scott Cars 1 Handling 22 0 8

Race StatisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among 5 drivers

Standings after the raceEdit