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The 1998 VisionAire 500K was the seventh round of the 1998 Indy Racing League. The race was held on July 25, 1998 at the 1.500 mi (2.414 km) Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.

United States 1998 Charlotte
Race details
7th round of the 1998 Indy Racing League season
Charlotte Motor Speedway diagram.svg
DateJuly 25, 1998
Official nameVisionAire 500K
LocationCharlotte Motor Speedway
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.500 mi / 2.414 km
Distance208 laps
312.000 mi / 502.115 km
Pole position
DriverTony Stewart (Team Menard)
Time24.490
Fastest lap
DriverKenny Bräck (A. J. Foyt Enterprises)
Time24.735 (on lap unknown out of 208)
Podium
FirstKenny Bräck (A. J. Foyt Enterprises)
SecondJeff Ward (ISM Racing)
ThirdScott Goodyear (Panther 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 24.490 220.498
2 11   Greg Ray 24.546 219.995
3 14   Kenny Bräck 24.599 219.521
4 28   Mark Dismore 24.725 218.402
5 16   Marco Greco 24.737 218.296
6 8   Scott Sharp 24.779 217.926
7 4   Scott Goodyear 24.985 216.130
8 6   Davey Hamilton 25.039 215.664
9 30   Raul Boesel 25.063 215.457
10 35   Jeff Ward 25.065 215.440
11 81   Brian Tyler R 25.165 214.584
12 51   Eddie Cheever 25.179 214.464
13 10   John Paul, Jr. 25.195 214.328
14 91   Buddy Lazier W 25.196 214.320
15 5   Arie Luyendyk 25.307 213.380
16 15   Andy Michner R 25.438 212.281
17 40   Jack Miller 25.549 211.359
18 77   Stéphan Grégoire 25.578 211.119
19 18   Tyce Carlson 25.581 211.094
20 21   Stevie Reeves R 25.715 209.994
21 23   Jim Guthrie 25.744 209.758
22 99   Sam Schmidt 28.150 191.829
23 44   Jimmy Kite1 Didn't qualify No speed
24 98   Donnie Beechler2 R Didn't qualify No speed
  1. ^ Elected not to qualify after having signed for the ride between practice sessions, and having completed only four laps in practice because of a change in the pedal assembly to fit his size.[1] He was allowed to start the race at the back of the field.
  2. ^ Had an engine failure during practice, and a spare was not ready on time. He was allowed to start the race at the back of the field.

Failed to qualify or withdrewEdit

  •   Robby Unser R for Team Cheever - entered for the race, but was sidelined with a concussion suffered at Dover the previous week.

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 14   Kenny Bräck A. J. Foyt Enterprises 208 1:58:10.555 3 76 53
2 35   Jeff Ward ISM Racing 208 + 5.602 sec 10 56 40
3 4   Scott Goodyear Panther Racing 208 + 26.739 sec 7 5 35
4 5   Arie Luyendyk Treadway Racing 206 + 2 laps 15 0 32
5 16   Marco Greco Phoenix Racing 205 + 3 laps 5 0 30
6 10   John Paul, Jr. Byrd-Cunningham Racing 203 + 5 laps 13 0 28
7 6   Davey Hamilton Nienhouse Motorsports 202 + 6 laps 8 0 26
8 77   Stéphan Grégoire Chastain Motorsports 201 + 7 laps 18 0 24
9 40   Jack Miller Crest Racing/SRS 194 + 14 laps 17 0 22
10 21   Stevie Reeves R Pagan Racing 184 CV Joint 20 0 20
11 18   Tyce Carlson PDM Racing 184 + 24 laps 19 0 19
12 15   Andy Michner R Riley & Scott Cars 174 + 34 laps 16 2 18
13 91   Buddy Lazier W Hemelgarn Racing 171 + 37 laps 14 0 17
14 99   Sam Schmidt LP Racing 147 Electrical 22 0 16
15 28   Mark Dismore Kelley Racing 144 Engine 4 21 15
16 81   Brian Tyler R Team Pelfrey 144 Electrical 11 0 14
17 11   Greg Ray A. J. Foyt Enterprises 122 Gearbox 2 4 15
18 8   Scott Sharp Kelley Racing 104 Accident 6 25 12
19 98   Donnie Beechler R    Cahill Auto Racing 102 Accident 24 0 11
20 51   Eddie Cheever Team Cheever 71 Engine 12 0 10
21 1   Tony Stewart Team Menard 54 Engine 1 19 12
22 23   Jim Guthrie CBR Cobb Racing 49 Fuel Pressure 21 0 8
23 44   Jimmy Kite Sinden Racing Services 29 Handling 23 0 7
24 30   Raul Boesel McCormack Motorsports 5 Engine 9 0 6

Race StatisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 19 among 8 drivers

Standings after the raceEdit