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1998 Pocono 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 33
Sunday, June 21, 1998 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:39
Average Speed: 117.809 mph
Pole Speed: 168.042 mph
Cautions: 9 for 48 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.34 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 312   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford200111,580running122185
2 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20079,500running17175
3 988   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford20062,220running26170
42899   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20049,080running1165
5 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford20040,645running3160
6181   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20028,725running10155
71450   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20034,575running9151
8113   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20034,625running1147
91540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet20023,825running0138
103423   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford20041,975running0134
113628   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford20033,175running0130
12125   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20032,025running0127
131943   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20031,425running0124
142921   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20027,575running0121
152318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20031,675running8123
163277   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford20020,275running1120
17 816   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20025,825running0112
183511   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford20025,525running1114
194291   Kevin Lepage Boyd's Ultra Violet   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet20018,925running0106
20164   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet20032,400running0103
213013   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford20017,755running0100
224335   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac19914,355running097
233841   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet19924,430running094
24 522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac19824,280running091
25409   Lake Speed Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford19817,105running088
264130   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac19423,955running085
272190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19223,805transmission082
282596   Hut Stricklin Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet18416,655engine079
292031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18016,580running076
301097   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford17316,030crash178
311744   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac16320,480engine070
322798   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford16120,430transmission067
332646   Jeff Green First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet15713,830transmission064
343136   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac14820,255running061
35 742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet14720,180transmission058
363726   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford14220,105running055
372294   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford13020,040engine052
382475   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford8612,915engine049
391381   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford8512,915engine046
40397   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford7619,915engine043
413310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford4929,315engine040
42 22   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford1327,915engine037
43 433   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet522,415crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
45Buckshot Jones00AquafreshBilly JonesPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7104   #33 accident turn 3 
113424  
354713   oil on track & rain 
48492  
50545   oil on track 
558834  
89913   #36 stalled turn 1 
9213140  
1321409   oil on track & rain 
1411499  
1501534   debris 
15416815  
1691724   debris 
1731742  
1751784   #97 accident turn 1 
17919012  
1911922   #35 spun turn 1 
1932008  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.0%             Average green flag run: 15.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon155
  Jeremy Mayfield62823
  Dale Jarrett29368
  Jeff Gordon374812
  Jeremy Mayfield497931
  Mark Martin80812
  Dale Earnhardt82821
  Brett Bodine83831
  Bobby Labonte84885
  Jeremy Mayfield8912032
  Mark Martin1211211
  Jeff Burton1221221
  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.1231319
  Bobby Labonte1321343
  Chad Little1351351
  Jeremy Mayfield13615015
  Robert Pressley1511511
  Dale Jarrett15216918
  Darrell Waltrip17017910
  Jeremy Mayfield18020021

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeremy Mayfield 2208    
2   Jeff Gordon 2172   -36  
3   Dale Jarrett 2160   -48  
4   Mark Martin 2155   -53  
5   Terry Labonte 2008   -200  
6   Rusty Wallace 1992   -216  
7   Bobby Labonte 1910   -298  
8   Jeff Burton 1903   -305  
9   Jimmy Spencer 1799   -409  
10   Dale Earnhardt 1722   -486  
11   Ken Schrader 1683   -525  
12   Bill Elliott 1679   -529  
13   Michael Waltrip 1642   -566  
14   Ward Burton 1622   -586  
15   Ernie Irvan 1582   -626  
16   Bobby Hamilton 1552   -656  
17   Brett Bodine 1549   -659  
18   Ted Musgrave 1546   -662  
19   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1528   -680  
20   Sterling Marlin 1495   -713