CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 Season Little Known Facts - Part II

Little Known Facts of the 1998 Season Troy , MI (November 13, 1998) - More little know facts from the 1998 season. * The average number of lead changes at a 1998 FedEx Championship Series event was nine, among an average of 4.7 drivers. The...

Little Known Facts of the 1998 Season

Troy , MI (November 13, 1998) - More little know facts from the 1998 season.

* The average number of lead changes at a 1998 FedEx Championship Series event was nine, among an average of 4.7 drivers. The two superspeedway events, the July 26 U.S. 500 Presented by Toyota at Michigan Speedway and the season-ending Marlboro 500 Presented by Toyota at California Speedway, combined to produce 86 lead changes, including a series record 62 at Michigan. By contrast, Dario Franchitti (KOOL Reynard Honda) led every lap of the weather-abbreviated Texaco Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 4, becoming the first driver to lead every lap of a FedEx Championship Series event since Paul Tracy (KOOL Reynard Honda) drove to victory at Laguna Seca in 1994.

* An average of 16.7 cars completed each FedEx Championship Series event this year, up from 16.05 last year. An average of 27.9 cars started each of this season's 19 events. The 21 cars which completed the season-opening Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota at Homestead represented the high for the campaign while the low total occurred in the 500-mile season finale at California Speedway, where 13 cars were running at the finish.

Source: CART Online

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy