IROC XXII

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1998 International Race of Champions season
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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:

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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 FedEx 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 FedEx 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 results[edit]

Daytona International Speedway, Race One[edit]

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Jeff Burton
  3. Mark Martin
  4. Dale Earnhardt
  5. Arie Luyendyk
  6. Dale Jarrett
  7. Terry Labonte
  8. Al Unser, Jr.
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Jimmy Vasser
  11. Randy LaJoie
  12. Tommy Kendall

California Speedway, Race Two[edit]

  1. Mark Martin
  2. Al Unser, Jr.
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Terry Labonte
  5. Jeff Burton
  6. Randy LaJoie
  7. Tony Stewart
  8. Dale Jarrett
  9. Jimmy Vasser
  10. Dale Earnhardt
  11. Arie Luyendyk
  12. Tommy Kendall

Michigan International Speedway, Race Three[edit]

  1. Jeff Burton
  2. Mark Martin
  3. Tony Stewart
  4. Dale Earnhardt
  5. Tommy Kendall
  6. Terry Labonte
  7. Arie Luyendyk
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Randy LaJoie
  10. Dale Jarrett
  11. Jimmy Vasser
  12. Al Unser, Jr.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Race Four[edit]

  1. Mark Martin
  2. Al Unser, Jr.
  3. Jimmy Vasser
  4. Randy LaJoie
  5. Terry Labonte
  6. Tony Stewart
  7. Dale Jarrett
  8. Dale Earnhardt
  9. Jeff Gordon
  10. Tommy Kendall
  11. Arie Luyendyk
  12. Jeff Burton

Notes[edit]

  1. Race shortened to 30 laps due to rain.

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