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Race Facts Round Three of the 1998 IRL Championship-Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500, May 24, 1998 Car Title ...

Race Facts Round Three of the 1998 IRL Championship-Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500, May 24, 1998

Car Title #5 Sprint PCS/RadioShack/Qualcomm Car Package G-Force/Aurora/Firestone

Previous Race Performance Indy 200 Presented by Aurora, January 24, 1998 Walt Disney World Speedway Qualified 5th,Finished 8th Dura Lube 200, March 22, 1998 Phoenix International Raceway Qualified 19th, Finished 24th (Accident)

Previous Track Performance-Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1. Arie Luyendyk and Treadway Racing claim 5 official track records at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 2. 1997 brought Luyendyk's second victory at Indianapolis. 3. Luyendyk claimed the Pole and Victory at last year's 500, outrunning teammate Scott Goodyear by 0.57 seconds-the third closest finish in history. 4. He became first driver to exceed 220 MPH in the new IRL car with a lap of 220.297 on May 7, 1997. 5. Luyendyk led 32 of the fastest 50 laps of the race in 1997. 6. He has run 2,292 laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and led 120 of them.

Performance Facts from the 1996-97 IRL Season Arie Luyendyk & Treadway Racing

1. Most IRL race victories-3 (Phoenix 1996, Indianapolis 1997, Texas 1997) 2. Widest Margin of Victory-One full lap ahead of Billy Boat at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7, 1997. Luyendyk completed 208 laps to Boat's 207. 3. Most Qualifying Records-6 (Indianapolis 1997 - 1 Lap - 218.659 MPH, 4 Lap - 218.263; Indianapolis 1996 -1 Lap - 237.498 MPH, 4 Lap - 236.986 MPH; Las Vegas 1996 - 226.491 MPH; Phoenix 1996 - 183.599 MPH). 4. Most Race Records-3 (Indianapolis 1997 - 145.827 MPH, Indianapolis 1990 - 185.961 MPH, Texas 1997 - 133.903 MPH)

Broadcast schedule: The Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast live on ABC and the IMS Radio Network at noon (EDT) May 24. The ABC and the IMS Radio Network pre-race shows start at 11 a.m. (EDT) May 24. ABC will televise Pole Day live from 1-2 p.m. May 16 and Bubble Day live from 1:30-3 p.m. May 17. ESPN will offer live Pole Day coverage from 2-5:30 p.m. May 16 and live Bubble Day coverage from 5-7 p.m. May 17. ESPN2 will show live Pole Day coverage from 5:30-7 p.m. May 16 and live Bubble Day coverage from 3-5 p.m. The IMS Radio Network will broadcast two live, one-hour shows on Pole Day, at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 16. Two live, one-hour shows also will be broadcast on Bubble Day, at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 17.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Scott Goodyear