CHAMPCAR/CART: Motegi Starting Grid

FedEx Championship Series Race No. 2 Budweiser 500 Twin Ring Motegi, Japan Starting Line Up (Order Based On Event Combined Practice Times) March 27, 1998 Pos Car Driver Home Sponsor(Car) Time Speed 1 12 Jimmy Vasser...

FedEx Championship Series Race No. 2 Budweiser 500 Twin Ring Motegi, Japan Starting Line Up (Order Based On Event Combined Practice Times) March 27, 1998

Pos Car Driver Home Sponsor(Car) Time Speed

1 12 Jimmy Vasser Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) Target Reynard Honda (RI/Honda/F) 25.584 217.964

2 40 Adrian Fernandez Paradise Valley, Arizona (MEX) Tecate/Quaker State/Labatt (RI/Ford Cos/F) 25.615 217.701

3 5 Gil de Ferran Fort Lauderdale, Florida (BRA) Valvoline/Cummins Special (RI/Honda/G) 25.684 217.116

4 1 Alex Zanardi Monte Carlo, Monaco (ITA) Target Reynard Honda (RI/Honda/F) 25.720 216.812

5 99 Greg Moore Maple Ridge, British Columbia (CAN) Player's/Indeck (RI/Mercedes/F) 25.754 216.526

6 27 Dario Franchitti Pompano Beach, Florida (SCO) KOOL (RI/Honda/F) 25.820 215.972

7 18 Mark Blundell Scottsdale, Arizona (ENG) Motorola PacWest Mercedes (RI/Mercedes/F) 25.825 215.930

8 3 Andre Ribeiro Sao Paulo, Brazil (BRA) 98 Marlboro Penske Mercedes (PC/Mercedes/G) 25.875 215.513

9 8 Bryan Herta New Albany, Ohio (USA) Shell (RI/Ford Cos/F) 25.927 215.081

10 21 Tony Kanaan Miami, Florida (BRA) LCI Reynard Honda (RI/Honda/F) 25.929 215.064

11 17 Mauricio Gugelmin Fort Lauderdale, Florida (BRA) Hollywood PacWest Mercedes (RI/Mercedes/F) 25.950 214.890

12 20 Scott Pruett Granite Bay, California (USA) Visteon (RI/Ford Cos/F) 25.976 214.675

13 34 Gualter Salles Miami, Florida (BRA) Payton Coyne Racing (RI/Ford Cos/F) 25.991 214.551

14 6 Michael Andretti Nazareth, Pennsylvania (USA) Kmart/Texaco/Havoline (SW/Ford Cos/G) 26.015 214.353

15 2 Al Unser Jr. Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) 98 Marlboro Penske Mercedes (PC/Mercedes/G) 26.026 214.263

16 26 Paul Tracy Parker, Arizona (CAN) KOOL (RI/Honda/F) 26.055 214.024

17 7 Bobby Rahal New Albany, Ohio (USA) Miller Lite (RI/Ford Cos/F) 26.067 213.926

18 9 J J Lehto Monte Carlo, Monaco (FIN) Hogan Motor Leasing, Inc (RI/Mercedes/F) 26.086 213.770

19 11 Christian Fittipaldi Key Biscayne, Florida (BRA) Kmart (SW/Ford Cos/G) 26.156 213.198

20 33 Patrick Carpentier Indianapolis, Indiana (CAN) Player's/Indeck (RI/Mercedes/F) 26.161 213.157

21 10 Richie Hearn Henderson, Nevada (USA) Budweiser/Ralph's Swift Ford (SW/Ford Cos/F) 26.164 213.133

22 15 Roberto Moreno Brasilia, Brazil (BRA) Hawaiian Tropic (RI/Mercedes/G) 26.266 212.305

23 25 Max Papis Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (ITA) MCI Racing Reynard-Toyota (RI/Toyota/F) 26.541 210.105

24 19 Michel Jourdain Jr. Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) Herdez/Viva Mexico! (RI/Ford Cos/F) 26.605 209.600

25 43 Hideshi Matsuda Kawasaki, Japan (JPN) BMB MiniJuke (SW/Ford Cos/F) 26.662 209.152

26 16 Helio Castro-Neves Sao Paulo, Brazil (BRA) Alumax Aluminum (RI/Mercedes/G) 26.748 208.479

27 77 Arnd Meier Munich, Germany (GER) BAAN Business Software/Total Te (Lola/Ford Cos/G) 26.800 208.075

28 36 Alex Barron Vista, California (USA) Castrol-Degree-Toyota Reynard (RI/Toyota/G) 26.802 208.059

29 98 PJ Jones Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) Castrol-Degree-Toyota Reynard (RI/Toyota/G) 27.026 206.335

30 24 Hiro Matsushita San Clemente, California (JPN) Panasonic-Duskin-Reynard-Toyota (RI/Toyota/F) 27.243 204.691

Chassis Legend LT=Lola T9700 PC=98 Penske RI=Reynard SW=Swift 009.c Engine Legend Ford Cos=Ford Cosworth XD Honda=Honda Turbo V8 Mercedes=Mercedes-Benz IC 108E Toyota=Toyota Tire Legend F=Firestone Firehawk G=Goodyear Eagle Track Length: 1.549miles Track Type: Oval Lap Record: April 5, 1997 Alex Zanardi 95.940seconds 104.878mph Race Record: inagural event

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gualter Salles , Al Unser Jr. , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Max Papis , Adrian Fernandez , Roberto Moreno , Bobby Rahal , Patrick Carpentier , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Mauricio Gugelmin , Bryan Herta , Scott Pruett , Mark Blundell , Richie Hearn , Alex Barron , Andre Ribeiro , Greg Moore , Michel Jourdain , Matsuda Hideshi