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1998 Brickyard 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 33
Saturday, August 1, 1998 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:09:19
Average Speed: 126.772 mph
Pole Speed: 179.394 mph
Cautions: 9 for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet160637,625running97185
2 76   Mark Martin Valvoline SynPower / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford160248,375running1175
31018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac160224,525running0165
41631   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet160187,325running0160
5283   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet160169,275running6160
6 136   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac160159,260running25155
7 943   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac160138,160running0146
8142   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford160126,360running0142
9 85   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet160133,135running2143
101933   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet160119,835running0134
111140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet160100,760running0130
123794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford160102,110running0127
134335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Chevrolet16089,610running0124
143344   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac16096,010running0121
153691   Morgan Shepherd Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet16091,810running0118
16 288   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford160140,260running27120
17 650   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16092,810running0112
181890   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford16091,610running0109
193816   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford16090,910running0106
20244   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet16095,960running0103
212921   Michael Waltrip Citgo / Woody Woodpecker   (Wood Brothers)Ford16093,410running0100
224275   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford16081,310running097
232641   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet16086,210running094
241742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet16085,110running091
253926   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford15984,310running088
26419   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford15981,885running085
271500   Buckshot Jones RealTree Extra   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet15872,285running082
283597   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford15773,985crash079
292077   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford15784,085crash281
30 546   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet15769,785crash073
312710   Ricky Rudd Tide "Give Kids the World"   (Ricky Rudd)Ford15585,685crash070
322123   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford15478,285crash067
334011   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford15275,535running064
343022   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac15175,285running061
35251   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet14868,025crash058
363499   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford14584,385running055
37137   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford12474,745handling052
38 428   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford11698,805crash049
393198   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley "Go Grill Crazy"   (Cale Yarborough)Ford11274,650running046
402213   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford10267,645engine043
413271   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet10267,635engine040
421212   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford6774,630handling037
432381   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford6567,630engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Derrike Cope30GumoutChuck RiderPontiac
45Hut Stricklin96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
46Robby Gordon19Yellow Freight / Roehrig MotorsportsKurt RoehrigFord
47Randy MacDonald95Shoney's Inns / Ams OilSadler BrothersChevrolet
48Loy Allen, Jr.15Rescue Engine FormulaBud MooreFord
49Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
50Dan Pardus07Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
51Lance Hooper14WCWRichard JacksonPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11717  
18225   #7 accident turn 1 
233513  
36405   #12 accident turn 2 
418646  
87904   #22 stalled turn 3 
91944  
95984   #00,11 accident turn 4 
991035  
1041074   oil on track 
10811710  
1181225   #28 spun turn 2 
12315028  
1511533   #1 accident turn 3 
1541552  
1561572   #23 accident turn 2 
1581581  
1591602   #10,42,46,77,97 accident frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.2%             Average green flag run: 14.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ernie Irvan11818
  Jeff Gordon193820
  Ernie Irvan39457
  Jeff Gordon46538
  Dale Jarrett548027
  Mark Martin81811
  Terry Labonte82832
  Jeff Gordon8411835
  Robert Pressley1191202
  Dale Earnhardt1211266
  Jeff Gordon12716034

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2897    
2   Mark Martin 2825   -72  
3   Dale Jarrett 2704   -193  
4   Rusty Wallace 2604   -293  
5   Jeremy Mayfield 2536   -361  
6   Bobby Labonte 2530   -367  
7   Terry Labonte 2379   -518  
8   Jeff Burton 2359   -538  
9   Dale Earnhardt 2272   -625  
10   Ken Schrader 2200   -697  
11   Jimmy Spencer 2141   -756  
12   John Andretti 2081   -816  
13   Bill Elliott 2078   -819  
14   Bobby Hamilton 2051   -846  
15   Michael Waltrip 2033   -864  
16   Ernie Irvan 2033   -864  
17   Sterling Marlin 1964   -933  
18   Ted Musgrave 1922   -975  
19   Ward Burton 1886   -1011  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1880   -1017