Girish Mahajan

1998 Pep Boys 400K

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Date  July 19, 1998
Official name  Pep Boys 400K
1998 Pep Boys 400K
Location  Dover Downs International Speedway
Course  Permanent racing facility 1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance  248 laps 248.000 mi / 399.032 km
Driver  Tony Stewart (Team Menard)

The 1998 Pep Boys 400K was the sixth round of the 1998 Indy Racing League. The race was held on July 19, 1998 at the 1.000 mi (1.609 km) Dover Downs International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. It was the second Indy car race held at this track, and the first since the 1969 Delaware 200.

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Qualifying

Two laps qualifying. The worst lap from any of the drivers are unknown.

Failed to qualify or withdrew

  • Eliseo Salazar for Riley & Scott Cars - crashed in practice on Friday July 17 and was hospitalised with a broken right arm, hip, leg and pelvis. Replaced by Scott Harrington.
  • Buzz Calkins for Bradley Motorsports - after losing an engine on practice, his team decided to sat out for the weekend and also to withdraw for the next event at Charlotte to regain competitiveness.
  • Robbie Buhl for Team Menard - withdrawn prior to the start of practice by his team as a protest after John Menard accused A. J. Foyt of "skullduggery" during qualifying at New Hampshire. He was also withdrawn for the Charlotte race.
  • J. J. Yeley for Sinden Racing Services - withdrawn prior to the start of practice by his team in support of Menard's protest.
  • Stan Wattles for Metro Racing Systems - the team withdrew prior to the start of practice to concentrate on its testing programme.
  • References

    1998 Pep Boys 400K Wikipedia


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