Samiksha Jaiswal

1998 CART season

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Races  19
Drivers' champion  Alex Zanardi
Manufacturers' Cup  Honda
Start date  1998
Race  19
End date  November 1
Constructors' Cup  Reynard
Nations' Cup  United States
Rookie of the year  Tony Kanaan
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Similar  1999 CART season, 1997 CART season, 2003 CART season, 1996 PPG Indy Car World Ser, 2000 CART season

The 1998 FedEx Championship Series 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, while the series' 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.

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The season was marred by a deadly crash on lap 175 of the U.S. 500. Adrián Fernández slammed into the outside wall in the fourth turn of Michigan International Speedway. His right front wheel was torn off and hurled over the fence into the stands, killing three spectators (Kenneth Fox, Sheryl Laster, and Michael Tautkus) and injuring six others.

Drivers and constructors

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

Nation's Cup

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
  • References

    1998 CART season Wikipedia


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