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Indy Racing League Results for the 1998 Season

Date Event Location Winner (Pos.) Time Avg.mph Pole Qual.mph
Jan. 24 Indy 200 at WDW Orlando Tony Stewart (1) 2:06:07 95.140 T. Stewart —*
Mar. 22 Dura-Lube 200 Phoenix Scott Sharp (8) 2:02:18 98.110 J. Ward 172.753†
May 24 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Eddie Cheever Jr. (17) 3:26:40 145.155 B. Boat 223.503
June 6 True Value 500 Fort Worth Billy Boat (2) 2:08:45 145.388 T. Stewart 224.448†
June 28 New England 200 Loudon Tony Stewart (6) 1:51:30 113.861 B. Boat 162.146†
July 19 Pep Boys 400K Dover Scott Sharp (4) 2:29:49 99.318 T. Stewart 185.204†
July 25 Visionaire 500 Concord Kenny Brack (3) 1:58:10 158.408 T. Stewart 220.498†
Aug. 16 Radisson 200 Fountain Kenny Brack (5) 1:29:52 133.515 B. Boat 178.571†
Aug. 29 Atlanta 500 Classic Atlanta Kenny Brack (6) 2:17:15 140.026 B. Boat 224.145†
Sept. 20 Lone Star 500 Fort Worth John Paul Jr. (14) 2:21:53 131.931 B. Boat 225.979†
Oct. 11 Las Vegas 500K Las Vegas Arie Luyendyk (14) 2:18:19 135.338 B. Boat 214.567†
†Track record for the new formula IRL cars.
Winning cars: DALLARA/OLDS AURORA (8)— Brack 3, Sharp 2, Boat 1, Cheever Jr. 1, Stewart 1; G-FORCE/OLDS AURORA (3)— Luyendyk 1, Paul Jr. 1, Stewart 1.
Note: In 1997 IRL drivers started using new cars; chassis by Dallara of Italy and G-Force of England and engines by Oldsmobile and Nissan.
*Qualifying day was cancelled due to rain. The first 20 positions were determined by 1996-97 entrant points, while final eight positions were done by practice speeds.

 

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