1998 Motorola 300

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United States   1998 Gateway
Race details
Race 6 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
Gateway International Raceway
Gateway International Raceway
Date May 23, 1998
Official name 1998 Motorola 300
Location Gateway International Raceway
Madison, Illinois, United States
Course Permanent oval course
1.25 mi / 2 km
Distance 236 laps, 295 mi / 472 km
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Time 25.757
Fastest lap
Driver United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 26.567 (on lap 26 of 236)
Podium
First Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing
Second United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing
Third Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing

The 1998 Motorola 300 was the sixth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on May 23, 1998 on the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Alex Zanardi came through from 11th on the starting grid to win the race, after a quick pitstop from the Ganassi crew got him out ahead of long-time leader Michael Andretti at the final round of stops.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 236 2:23:02.140 11 20
2 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 236 +0.573 6 16+1
3 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 236 +1.526 1 14+1
4 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 236 +17.874 2 12
5 20 United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 236 +18.311 17 10
6 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 236 +18.723 12 8
7 16 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 236 +19.963 8 6
8 7 United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 235 +1 Lap 20 5
9 9 Finland JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 235 +1 Lap 4 4
10 18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 233 +3 Laps 18 3
11 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 233 +3 Laps 14 2
12 98 United States P. J. Jones All American Racing 232 +4 Laps 21 1
13 24 United States Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 231 +5 Laps 13
14 36 United States Alex Barron All American Racing 231 +5 Laps 22
15 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 231 +5 Laps 16
16 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 231 +5 Laps 23
17 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 230 +6 Laps 25
18 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 206 Engine 10
19 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 169 Contact 9
20 3 Brazil André Ribeiro Marlboro Team Penske 106 Transmission 27
21 77 West Germany Arnd Meier Davis Racing 104 Contact 26
22 25 Italy Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 104 Contact 24
23 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 71 Handling 7
24 21 Brazil Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 47 Contact 3
25 34 United States Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 14 Contact 28
26 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 2 Contact 15
27 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 5
28 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 0 Contact 19

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-11 Franchitti (27), Tracy (26), Carpentier (33), Hearn (10) contact
14-21 Vitolo (34) contact
48-60 Kanaan (21) contact
107-120 Meier (77), Papis (25) contact
172-179 Unser, Jr. (2) contact
188-193 Barron (36) spin

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-42 Jimmy Vasser
43-175 Michael Andretti
176-236 Alex Zanardi
 
Driver Laps led
Michael Andretti 133
Alex Zanardi 61
Jimmy Vasser 42

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Italy Alex Zanardi 87
2 Canada Greg Moore 86
3 Mexico Adrián Fernández 55
4 United States Jimmy Vasser 51
5 United States Michael Andretti 49

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