Team KOOL Green, the forerunner to Andretti Green Racing and the current Andretti Autosport, was founded in 1993 by Barry Green and Gerald Forsythe as Forsythe Green Racing. In 1995, Green and Forsythe parted ways, and Barry Green renamed the outfit Team Green, with his brother Kim Green joining as team manager. In 1997, KOOL cigarettes came on board as the major sponsor, and the team became known as Team KOOL Green. Team Green expanded to a two-car effort in 1998 with Paul Tracy and rising star Dario Franchitti. The two stayed on as teammates for five seasons. Franchitti, who debuted in CART in 1997, demonstrated excellent performance in the 1998, finishing third in the season standings with three wins (at Road America, Vancouver and Houston) and a season-high five pole positions.

1998CART FedEx Championship
Driver No.Entrant
Dario Franchitti27Team KOOL Green
ChassisEngineCar Name
Reynard 98IHondaKOOL
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43UT Models
Cat. No.QualityRarity