1998 Miller Lite 200

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United States   1998 Mid-Ohio
Race details
Race 13 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Date August 9, 1998
Official name 1998 Miller Lite 200
Location Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, United States
Course Permanent road course
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance 83 laps, 187.414 mi / 301.622 km
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green
Time 1:05.679
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Time 1:08.287 (on lap 47 of 83)
Podium
First Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing
Second United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing
Third United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal

The 1998 Miller Lite 200 was the thirteenth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on August 9, 1998 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The race was notable for many crashes, including one involving Michael Andretti and P. J. Jones that sent the former into a series of barrel rolls, although he walked out unhurt. It was won by Adrián Fernández, his third career win and second of the season.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 83 1:53:39.270 5 20
2 20 United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 83 +0.247 11 16
3 7 United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 83 +2.417 16 14
4 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 83 +8.806 4 12+1
5 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 83 +9.983 21 10
6 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 83 +13.291 7 8
7 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 83 +13.790 21 6
8 21 Brazil Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 83 +14.654 18 5
9 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 83 +19.208 12 4
10 3 Brazil André Ribeiro Marlboro Team Penske 83 +20.785 14 3
11 24 United States Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 83 +21.269 25 2
12 1 Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 83 +27.994 13
13 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 83 +30.454 19
14 25 Italy Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 83 +31.000 24
15 9 Finland JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 82 +1 Lap 17
16 36 United States Alex Barron All American Racing 81 +2 Laps 26
17 16 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 80 Contact 20
18 77 West Germany Arnd Meier Davis Racing 75 +8 Laps 27
19 18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 70 Spun off 8
20 98 United States P. J. Jones All American Racing 55 Contact 28
21 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 55 Contact 10
22 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 52 Contact 6
23 34 Brazil Gualter Salles Payton/Coyne Racing 35 Spun off 23
24 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 30 Transmission 15
25 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 2 Radiator 3
26 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 1 1
27 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 0 Contact 2
28 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 0 Contact 22

Notes

  1. ^Alex Zanardi finished 12th, which would usually yield 1 point, but race officials docked him of the point for dangerous driving.

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-4 Franchitti (27), Vasser (12), Herta (8), Jourdan Jr. (19), Papis (25) contact
14 Meier (77) spin
36-39 Salles (34) spin
52-53 Barron (36) spin
57-62 Jones (98), Andretti (6), Blundell (18) contact

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-29 Maurício Gugelmin
30-52 Greg Moore
53-57 Gil de Ferran
58-83 Adrián Fernández
 
Driver Laps led
Maurício Gugelmin 29
Adrián Fernández 26
Greg Moore 23
Gil de Ferran 5

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Italy Alex Zanardi 190
2 United States Jimmy Vasser 122
3 Canada Greg Moore 119
4 Mexico Adrián Fernández 110
5 United States Michael Andretti 92

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