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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 1 of 31
Saturday, February 14, 1998 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
120 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:11:11
Average Speed: 137.213 mph
Pole Speed: 190.134 mph
Cautions: 6 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: .178 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 287   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet12078,600running105185
2 44   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet12066,225running0170
32660   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford12047,500running0165
4 500   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac12039,350running0160
52274   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12041,725running0155
6 717   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet12031,125running0150
72721   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford12025,675running0146
81688   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet12027,225running0142
93012   Jimmy Spencer Zippo Manufacturing   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet12020,975running3143
103210   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet12025,025running0134
11 615   Mike Wallace Petree Racing   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet12020,825running0130
121829   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12026,975running0127
131196   John Andretti Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Chevrolet12018,000running0124
144037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet12021,700running0121
153489   Stanton Barrett Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford12022,500running0118
163957   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet11920,525running0115
171470   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet11917,950running0112
18 134   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet11925,325running7114
194245   Brad Loney Hunters Specialties / GTS   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet11919,600running0106
203833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11919,900running0103
211736   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac11923,850running0100
22249   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford11916,475running5102
231564   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11916,100running094
242372   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet11818,975running091
253347   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler & Brake   (George Debidart)Chevrolet11816,050running088
261277   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford11716,825running085
273540   Rick Fuller Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet11716,650running082
283738   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford11718,725running079
293185   Shane Hall Dura Shine   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet11617,475running076
301399   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet11217,600running073
31 944   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac10917,200crash070
324332   Larry Pearson White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford10915,275crash067
332963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac10117,100running064
343659   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet9817,050running061
351093   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac8714,920crash058
362566   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet8616,825running055
37 33   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet8121,425crash052
38 88   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Yahoo Sports   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet7614,925engine049
394143   Stevie Reeves Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford7516,675engine00
40216   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2621,125running043
412880   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1114,575crash040
421930   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet114,525crash037
432056   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet114,475crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ron Barfield, Jr.2New HollandRicky CravenChevrolet
Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Blaise Alexander20Rescue Engine FormulaAllen CretsingerChevrolet
Lance Hooper23WCWRichard JacksonPontiac
Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickPontiac
Dale Shaw48Unifirst UniformsJames PorterFord
Jimmy Foster50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
Larry Pearson55RawlingsBobby JonesPontiac
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Hank Parker, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
Derrike Cope92KraftMac MartinChevrolet
Doug Reid III97Substation ServiceDoug Reid IIIChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
276   #56,6,66,47,99,80,30,38,9 accident backstretch 
82316  
24263   #72 accident turn 3 
278963  
90934   #93 accident turn 3 
941007  
1011044   #59,36 accident turn 1 
1051062  
1071093   #3,64 accident backstretch 
1101101  
1111144   #44,32,85,29 accident turn 1 
1151206  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.0%             Average green flag run: 13.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike McLaughlin177
  Joe Nemechek87871
  Jeff Burton79835
  Jimmy Spencer84863
  Joe Nemechek8712034

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Joe Nemechek 185    
2   Jeff Purvis 170   -15  
3   Mark Martin 165   -20  
4   Buckshot Jones 160   -25  
5   Randy LaJoie 155   -30  
6   Matt Kenseth 150   -35  
7   Michael Waltrip 146   -39  
8   Jimmy Spencer 143   -42  
9   Kevin Schwantz 142   -43  
10   Phil Parsons 134   -51  
11   Mike Wallace 130   -55  
12   Hermie Sadler 127   -58  
13   John Andretti 124   -61  
14   Mark Green 121   -64  
15   Stanton Barrett 118   -67  
16   Jason Keller 115   -70  
17   Mike McLaughlin 114   -71  
18   Dale Fischlein 112   -73  
19   Brad Loney 106   -79  
20   Tim Fedewa 103   -82