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1998 American Championship Car season
Series  : CART
Champion : 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi
Previous: 1997 Next: 1999

The 1998 CART season, the twentieth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 19 races, beginning in Homestead, Florida on March 15 and concluding in Fontana, California on November 1. The FedEx Championship Series Drivers' Champion was Alex Zanardi. Rookie of the Year was Tony Kanaan. This was the first of five years of sponsorship by FDX Corporation, who became FedEx Corporation in 2000.

Drivers and constructors Edit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1998 CART Championship Series season.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers
USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 98i Honda F 1 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi
12 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser
USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske Penske PC27-98 Mercedes G 2 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr.
3 25px-Brazilflag André Ribeiro
USAflagsmall Walker Racing Reynard 98i Honda G 5 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran
USAflagsmall Newman-Haas Racing Swift 009.c Ford XB G 6 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti
11 25px-Brazilflag Christian Fittipaldi
25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno
USAflagsmall Team Rahal Reynard 98i Ford XB F 7 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal
8 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta
USAflagsmall Hogan Racing Reynard 98i Mercedes F 9 22px-Flag of Finland JJ Lehto
USAflagsmall Della Penna Motorsports Swift 009.c Ford XB F 10 USAflagsmall Richie Hearn
43 Flag-of-japansmall Hideshi Matsuda
USAflagsmall Project Indy Reynard 97i Ford XB G 15 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno
22px-Flag of Italy Domenico Schiattarella
USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Racing Reynard 98i Mercedes G 16 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves
USAflagsmall PacWest Racing Group Reynard 98i Mercedes F 17 25px-Brazilflag Maurício Gugelmin
18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mark Blundell
USAflagsmall Payton/Coyne Racing Reynard 98i Ford XB F 19 25px-Mexicoflag Michel Jourdain, Jr.
34 USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo
25px-Brazilflag Gualter Salles
USAflagsmall Patrick Racing Reynard 98i Ford XB F 20 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett
40 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández
USAflagsmall Tasman Motorsports Group Reynard 98i Honda F 21 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan
USAflagsmall Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 98i Toyota F 24 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita
USAflagsmall Robby Gordon
25 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis
USAflagsmall Team KOOL Green Reynard 98i Honda F 26 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
USAflagsmall Forsythe Racing Reynard 98i Mercedes F 33 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier
99 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore
USAflagsmall All American Racing Reynard 98i
Eagle 987
Toyota G 36 USAflagsmall Alex Barron
98 USAflagsmall P. J. Jones
22px-Flag of Italy Vincenzo Sospiri
USAflagsmall Davis Racing Lola T98/00 Ford XB G 77 Flag of Germany Arnd Meier

ResultsEdit

Races Edit

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 USAflagsmall Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida March 15 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Report
2 Flag-of-japansmall Budweiser 500 Twin Ring Motegi Motegi, Japan March 28 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing Report
3 USAflagsmall Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California April 5 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Report
4 USAflagsmall Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Presented by Toyota Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania April 27 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Report
5 25px-Brazilflag Rio 400k Autódromo de Jacarepaguá Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore Forsythe Racing Report
6 USAflagsmall Motorola 300 Gateway International Raceway Madison, Illinois May 23 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Report
7 USAflagsmall Miller 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin May 31 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier USAflagsmall Scott Pruett USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Report
8 USAflagsmall ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix The Raceway on Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan June 7 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Report
9 USAflagsmall Budweiser/G. I. Joe's 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 21 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Report
10 USAflagsmall Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio July 12 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Report
11 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario July 19 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-Brazilflag Christian Fittipaldi 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Report
12 USAflagsmall U.S. 500 Presented by Toyota Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan July 26 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore Forsythe Racing Report
13 USAflagsmall Miller Lite 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing Report
14 USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 16 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green Report
15 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia September 6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green Report
16 USAflagsmall Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California September 13 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan USAflagsmall Bryan Herta Team Rahal Report
17 USAflagsmall Texaco Grand Prix of Houston Streets of Houston Houston, Texas October 4 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green Report
18 25px-AustraliaFLAG Honda IndyCarnival Australia Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia October 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Report
19 USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 presented by Toyota California Speedway Fontana, California November 1 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Report

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Full Series Results Edit

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver MIA USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall RIO 25px-Brazilflag GAT USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAG USAflagsmall HOU USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts
1 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 3 23 1 2 2* 1 8 1* 1* 1* 1 3* 12 2 4 2 2 1* 3 285
2 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser 16 7 8 1 6 4 1* 6 8 7 3 2 27 9 26 5 4 24 1* 169
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 9 8 2 21 19 27 4 4 21 3 20* 21 26 1* 1* 4 1* 2 22 160
4 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández 6 1* 4 26 3 18 9 2 24 5 9 23 1 5 15 7 6 6 4 154
5 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore 2 4 6 3 1 3 13 5 27 25 11 1 22 21 20 21 26 8 2 141
6 USAflagsmall Scott Pruett 5 21 12 22 18 5 10 9 2 4 6 4 2 20 3 18 11 4 20 121
7 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 1* 14 21 18* 5 2* 26 10 17 2 2 6 21 15 2 10 28 20 18 112
8 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 8 28 3 8 4 23 11 21 3 13 5 10 25 23 22 1* 8 10 15 97
9 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 18 6 5 9 27 24 17 8 4 14 22 11 8 4 18 3 3 7 19 92
10 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal 19 17 17 6 8 8 5 11 6 8 4 7 3 8 25 16 23 25 11 82
11 USAflagsmall Al Unser, Jr. 22 2 29 15 16 19 3 24 5 17 17 22 6 27 5 6 7 22 27 72
12 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran 7 3 20* 4 26 6 22 3 20 6 27 16 9 16 13 19 21 14 17 67
13 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy 27 5 25 5 25 26 7 7 28 19 14 9 5 6 11 8 20 23 14 61
14 25px-Brazilflag Christian Fittipaldi 4 25 26 11 21 11 DNS 17 26 11 16 25 13 3 14 9 27 3 7 56
15 25px-Brazilflag Maurício Gugelmin 10 20 10 17 9 16 21 19 7 20 12 13 4* 19 6 27 18 12 5 49
16 USAflagsmall Richie Hearn 13 27 23 10 7 28 6 23 10 18 7 5 24 13 16 11 9 18 8 47
17 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 24 11 9 23 23 7 2 12 13 27 10 12 17 26 24 23 24 21 10 36
18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mark Blundell 12 10 7 20 11 10 12 22 22 10 26 17 19 7 12 25 14 11 6 36
19 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 11 19 28 13 17 15 25 15 9 9 25 8 7 28 27 17 22 9 26 27
20 22px-Flag of Finland JJ Lehto 14 29 18 16 10 9 19 26 25 28 24 20 15 18 8 28 10 5 21 25
21 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis 26 13 24 14 28 22 16 18 11 12 8 19 14 11 9 12 5 17 16 25
22 25px-Brazilflag André Ribeiro 17 9 22 DNS 22 20 18 16 15 22 23 28 10 25 7 14 17 13 28 13
23 USAflagsmall Robby Gordon 7 13 20 14 23 23 13 27 11 12 23 13 13 16 9 13
24 25px-Mexicoflag Michel Jourdain, Jr. 28 22 27 12 24 17 15 13 19 26 18 18 28 14 10 24 25 26 12 5
25 Flag of Germany Arnd Meier 21 15 15 24 14 21 23 27 12 16 15 14 18 10 28 15 16 27 24 4
26 USAflagsmall P. J. Jones 20 30 11 19 13 12 14 25 16 21 19 24 20 22 21 3
27 USAflagsmall Alex Barron 18 24 14 DNS 12 14 DNS 20 14 15 28 15 16 24 19 20 12 19 13 2
28 25px-Brazilflag Gualter Salles 12 13 20 21 23 17 1
29 22px-Flag of Italy Vincenzo Sospiri 22 15 15 23 0
30 Flag-of-japansmall Hiro Matsushita 23 16 19 15 0
31 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno 15 26 24 0
32 22px-Flag of Italy Domenico Schiattarella 16 0
33 USAflagsmall Dennis Vitolo 25 25 25 DNS 28 18 24 26 17 26 19 DNS 25 0
34 Flag-of-japansmall Hideshi Matsuda 18 0
Pos Driver MIA USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall RIO 25px-Brazilflag GAT USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAG USAflagsmall HOU USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Pole Position
  • 1 For Leading The Most Laps Of The Race

Nation's Cup Edit

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country MIA USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall RIO 25px-Brazilflag GAT USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAG USAflagsmall HOU USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts
1 USAflagsmall United States 1 2 3 1 4 2 1 6 2 2 2 2 2 8 2 1 4 4 1 303
2 22px-Flag of Italy Italy 3 13 1 2 2 1 8 1 1 1 1 3 12 2 4 2 2 1 3 286
3 25px-Brazilflag Brazil 4 3 5 4 9 6 2 3 4 6 10 11 4 3 6 3 3 3 5 203
4 25px-Canadaflag Canada 2 4 6 3 1 3 7 5 9 9 11 1 5 6 11 8 20 8 2 182
5 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 9 8 2 21 19 27 4 4 21 3 20 21 26 1 1 4 1 2 22 160
6 25px-Mexicoflag Mexico 6 1 4 12 3 17 9 2 19 5 9 18 1 5 10 7 6 6 4 158
7 Flag of England.svg England 12 10 7 20 11 10 12 22 22 10 26 17 19 7 12 25 14 11 6 36
8 22px-Flag of Finland Finland 14 29 18 16 10 9 19 26 25 28 24 20 15 18 8 28 10 5 21 25
9 Flag of Germany Germany 21 15 15 24 14 21 23 27 12 16 15 14 18 10 28 15 16 27 24 4
10 Flag-of-japansmall Japan 23 16 19 15 0
Pos Country MIA USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall RIO 25px-Brazilflag GAT USAflagsmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAG USAflagsmall HOU USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup Edit

Pos Chassis Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Reynard 98I 409
2 USAflagsmall Swift 009.c 167
3 USAflagsmall Penske PC-27 72
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lola T9800 4
5 USAflagsmall Eagle 987 1
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup Edit

Pos Engine Pts
1 Flag-of-japansmall Honda 365
2 USAflagsmall Ford XB 293
3 Flag of Germany Mercedes 226
4 Flag-of-japansmall Toyota 41
Pos Engine Pts

Driver Breakdown Edit

Pos Driver Team Entries Wins Podiums Top 5's Top 10's Poles Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Zanardi USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing 19 7 15 16 17 0 285
2 USAflagsmall Vasser USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing 19 3 5 8 15 2 169
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Franchitti USAflagsmall Team KOOL Green 19 3 6 9 11 5 160
4 25px-Mexicoflag Fernandez USAflagsmall Patrick Racing 19 2 4 8 14 1 154
5 25px-Canadaflag Moore USAflagsmall Forsythe Racing 19 2 6 8 10 4 141
6 USAflagsmall Pruett USAflagsmall Patrick Racing 19 0 3 8 11 1 121
7 USAflagsmall Andretti USAflagsmall Newman-Haas Racing 19 1 5 6 9 1 112
8 USAflagsmall Herta USAflagsmall Team Rahal 19 1 3 5 10 3 97
9 25px-Brazilflag Kanaan USAflagsmall Tasman Racing 19 0 2 5 10 0 92
10 USAflagsmall Rahal USAflagsmall Team Rahal 19 0 1 3 10 0 82
11 USAflagsmall Unser, Jr. USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske 19 0 2 4 7 0 72
12 25px-Brazilflag de Ferran USAflagsmall Walker Racing 19 0 2 3 7 0 67
13 25px-Canadaflag Tracy USAflagsmall Team KOOL Green 19 0 0 3 8 0 61
14 25px-Brazilflag Fittipaldi USAflagsmall Newman-Haas Racing 18 0 2 3 5 0 56
15 25px-Brazilflag Gugelmin USAflagsmall PacWest Racing 19 0 0 2 7 0 49
16 USAflagsmall Hearn USAflagsmall Della Penna Motorsports 19 0 0 1 8 0 47
17 25px-Brazilflag Castroneves USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Racing 19 0 1 1 5 0 36
17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Blundell USAflagsmall PacWest Racing 19 0 0 0 6 0 36
19 25px-Canadaflag Carpentier USAflagsmall Forsythe Racing 19 0 0 0 5 2 27
20 22px-Flag of Finland Lehto USAflagsmall Hogan Racing 19 0 0 1 5 0 25
20 22px-Flag of Italy Papis USAflagsmall Arciero-Wells Racing 19 0 0 1 3 0 25
22 25px-Brazilflag Ribeiro USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske 18 0 0 0 3 0 13
22 USAflagsmall Gordon USAflagsmall Arciero-Wells Racing 15 0 0 0 2 0 13
24 25px-Mexicoflag Jourdain Jr. USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing 19 0 0 0 1 0 5
25 Flag of Germany Meier USAflagsmall Davis Racing 19 0 0 0 1 0 4
26 USAflagsmall Jones USAflagsmall All American Racing 15 0 0 0 0 0 3
27 USAflagsmall Barron USAflagsmall All American Racing 17 0 0 0 0 0 2
28 25px-Brazilflag Salles USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
29 USAflagsmall Vitolo USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 22px-Flag of Italy Sospiri USAflagsmall All American Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Flag-of-japansmall Matsushita USAflagsmall Arciero-Wells Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 25px-Brazilflag Moreno USAflagsmall Newman-Haas Racing
USAflagsmall Project CART
3 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 22px-Flag of Italy Schiattarella USAflagsmall Project CART 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Flag-of-japansmall Matsuda USAflagsmall Beck Motorsports 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2009-05-28. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/5-1998/. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 


from the original on 2009-05-28. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1998.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 


from the original on 2009-05-28. http://fedex.com/us/about/news/pressreleases/archives/pressrelease553330.html. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 

from the original on 29 June 2009. http://fedex.com/us/about/news/pressreleases/archives/pressrelease213112161.html. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 

from the original on 2009-05-28. http://www.champcar.ws/Results/Standings.asp?Year=1998. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 


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