Schumacher, who like Button benefited from Bridgestone's brilliant rubber in the wet, was up to second, having overtaken Raikkonen and lapped
The ODs of cylindrical parts can be lapped and polished between flat laps.
Although measuring instruments such as profilometers may record the same or similar numbers on parts lapped between flat laps and those lapped or polished on centerless and hone type superfinishers, there is a marked difference.
NASCAR Nextel Cup veteran driver Jason Leffler of Long Beach, the 1999 TNGP champion, was running in third place when a lapped
car pinched him down in turn 4, causing him to spin on the 48th lap.
The most disappointed driver might have been Steve Park, who had by far the best run of his brief Winston Cup career before crashing while trying to avoid a slow lapped car that was running low on the track.
On lap 325, he appeared to put himself in potential jeopardy when, heading toward the end of the frontstretch he sandwiched his car into a small opening between the lapped cars of John Andretti and Kevin Lepage.
I thought I had a shot there, but I got raced hard by a lapped car (Derrike Cope) and burned my tires up," Jarrett said.
Ward Burton, a winner last fall at Rockingham, who was about to be lapped by leader Terry Labonte, skidded sideways and backed hard into the outside wall in turn 1.
Auto Club's midget, sprint and dirt car championships in 1995 and expected to be one of the stars of the new series, were the only drivers on the lead lap at the end, and Stewart was nearly lapped
by the flying Calkins with about 50 laps to go.
Shane Stewart, a former World of Outlaws driver, passed Smith for the lead amidst lapped
traffic with five laps remaining to pick up the his second victory in as many nights.
Wease led the final 20 laps to win after he and Swanson ran into lapped
traffic late in the race.