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The 1998 Texaco/Havoline 200 was the fourteenth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on August 16, 1998, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Dario Franchitti won the race, his first career win in CART. The race was also notable for a crash in which Alex Barron ended up on top of Bryan Herta.

United States 1998 Road America
Race details
Race 14 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
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Road America
DateAugust 16, 1998
Official name1998 Texaco/Havoline 200
LocationRoad America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
CoursePermanent road course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance50 laps
202.4 mi / 325.75 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 73.4 °F (23.0 °C); wind speeds up to 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
Time1:39.988
Fastest lap
DriverAlex Zanardi (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:41.874 (on lap 49 of 50)
Podium
FirstDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
SecondAlex Zanardi (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdChristian Fittipaldi (Newman-Haas Racing)

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 50 1:35:30.767 6 20+1
2 1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 50 +7.102 11 16
3 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 50 +43.922 7 14
4 21   Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 50 +46.134 12 12
5 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 50 +47.097 9 10
6 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 50 +52.003 17 8
7 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 50 +52.167 15 6
8 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 50 +1:06.372 3 5
9 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 50 +1:07.084 14 4
10 77   Arnd Meier Davis Racing 50 +1:07.598 27 3
11 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 50 +1:14.329 19 2
12 24   Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 50 +1:15.697 23 1
13 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 50 +1:19.336 25
14 19   Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 50 +1:38.024 24
15 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 49 Tyre/Contact 1 1
16 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 43 Engine 5
17 34   Gualter Salles Payton/Coyne Racing 41 Engine 20
18 9   JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 32 Exhaust 18
19 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 29 Brakes 21
20 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 24 Engine 4
21 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 18 Transmission 8
22 98   P. J. Jones All American Racing 14 Spun off 28
23 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 10 Contact 2
24 36   Alex Barron All American Racing 10 Contact 26
25 3   André Ribeiro Team Penske 7 Engine 13
26 16   Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 2 Header 22
27 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 0 Contact 10
28 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 0 Contact 16

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
10 Ribeiro (3) stalled on course
12-14 Herta (8), Barron (36) contact

Lap LeadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Alex Zanardi 206
2   Jimmy Vasser 126
3   Adrián Fernández 120
4   Greg Moore 119
5   Michael Andretti 93

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 Texaco/Havoline 200 weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-14.