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1998 International Race of Champions
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Mark Martin, the IROC XXII champion

The twenty-second season of the International Race of Champions started on February 13, 1998. The series used identically prepared Pontiac Firebird Trans Am race cars, and contested races at Daytona International Speedway1, California Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the IROC championship, his third straight and fourth in five seasons.

The roster of drivers and final points standings were as follows:


Position Driver Points Winnings Series
1 United States Mark Martin 86 $225,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
2 United States Jeff Burton 57 $100,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
3 United States Jeff Gordon 51 $60,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
4 United States Al Unser, Jr. 46 $50,000 CART World Series
5 United States Terry Labonte 39 $45,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
6 United States Tony Stewart 37 $40,000 Indy Racing League
7 United States Dale Earnhardt 36 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
8 United States Jimmy Vasser 34 $40,000 CART World Series
9 United States Randy LaJoie 31 $40,000 NASCAR Busch Series
10 United States Dale Jarrett 29 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
11 United States Tommy Kendall 28 $40,000 SCCA Trans-Am Series
12 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 26 $40,000 Indy Racing League


Race resultsEdit


  1. Race shortened to 30 laps due to rain.