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1998 GM Goodwrench Service Plus 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 33
Sunday, February 22, 1998 at North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC
393 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (399.7 miles)

Time of race: 3:24:51
Average Speed: 117.065 mph
Pole Speed: 156.361 mph
Cautions: 6 for 50 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.281 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39390,090running73180
2 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39349,240running74175
3 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford39351,940running104175
42823   Jimmy Spencer Winston No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford39345,120running0160
5207   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39339,225running11160
61694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39335,225running3155
73288   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39342,500running7151
8215   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39336,625running0142
9334   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39331,825running1143
102250   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39336,025running6139
111422   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39330,750running0130
12 175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39333,700running58132
13 943   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39332,600running0124
14 512   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39228,400running17126
153530   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39229,500running0118
162411   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39228,750running0115
17373   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39232,100running1117
181299   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford39233,500running0109
194036   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39126,950running0106
202341   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39128,850running0103
214297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford39119,500running0100
223629   Jeff Green Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet39119,100running097
233133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39125,850running094
242544   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39125,650running091
252740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39118,450running088
262928   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39031,340running085
27419   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford39019,340running082
283413   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Loans   (Bill Elliott)Ford39015,190running079
29108   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet38917,515running076
30 826   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios / Pop Secret   (Jack Roush)Ford38814,965valve3878
31191   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet37414,765crash070
321831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36614,715crash067
333818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac36429,565crash064
341321   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford36321,515crash061
351116   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford36321,415running058
363998   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford36221,390running055
371590   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford31621,365radiator052
38 281   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford27214,590crash049
391742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet26921,315crash046
402677   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford13014,290brakes043
414317   Darrell Waltrip Speedblock / Builders Square   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet12321,265crash040
42 396   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet10614,340crash037
433010   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford9030,615engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kevin Lepage91Little Joe's Auto / PioniteJoe FalkChevrolet
45Todd Bodine35TabascoBob HancherPontiac
46Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
47Morgan Shepherd05Accu-Turn / Good Stuff AmericaMorgan ShepherdPontiac
48Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
49Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17777  
78836   #77 accident turn 2 
8410724  
1081169   #96,41 accident turn 2 
11712610  
12713711   #17,98 accident turn 2 
138273136  
27428512   #16,42,81 accident turn 3 
28635469  
3553606   #28 accident turn 1 
3613655  
3663716   #36,12,18,21,31,1 accident 
37239322  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.7%             Average green flag run: 49.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Mast15252
  Johnny Benson, Jr.537119
  Mark Martin72732
  Bill Elliott74763
  Johnny Benson, Jr.779115
  Dale Jarrett92965
  Mark Martin9710711
  Dale Jarrett1081081
  Mark Martin10919789
  Rusty Wallace1981981
  Jeff Gordon1991991
  Dale Earnhardt2002001
  Bobby Hamilton2012011
  Ricky Craven2022076
  Dale Jarrett2082081
  Rusty Wallace20926961
  Jeff Gordon2702701
  Mark Martin2712722
  Rick Mast2732786
  Rusty Wallace27928810
  Jeff Gordon28929810
  Geoffrey Bodine29930911
  Jeremy Mayfield31032617
  Jeff Gordon32735226
  Johnny Benson, Jr.3533564
  Jeff Gordon3573604
  Rusty Wallace3613622
  Jeff Gordon36339331

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 335    
2   Dale Earnhardt 302   -33  
3   Jeff Gordon 300   -35  
4   Jeremy Mayfield 291   -44  
5   Bill Elliott 289   -46  
6   Jimmy Spencer 278   -57  
7   Terry Labonte 271   -64  
8   Bobby Hamilton 270   -65  
9   Ricky Craven 260   -75  
10   Ernie Irvan 256   -79  
11   Ken Schrader 254   -81  
12   Chad Little 246   -89  
13   Bobby Labonte 239   -96  
14   John Andretti 233   -102  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 230   -105  
16   Mark Martin 224   -111  
17   Kyle Petty 221   -114  
18   Ward Burton 218   -117  
19   Mike Skinner 214   -121  
20   Dale Jarrett 212   -123