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1998 Primestar 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 33
Monday, March 9, 1998 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:35:16
Average Speed: 139.501 mph
Pole Speed: 192.841 mph
Cautions: 7 for 52 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac325106,800running47180
2 488   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford32572,600running29175
32612   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford32554,400running11170
4222   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford32550,250running0160
5 528   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford32558,150running113165
6 390   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford32545,750running2155
72481   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford32534,100running17151
81099   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford32544,025running0142
91526   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford32426,475running1143
10 235   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac32433,575running46139
113194   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford32440,545running0130
12 85   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32446,925running16132
13303   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32439,055running2129
143491   Kevin Lepage First Union   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet32324,685running0121
154236   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac32337,655running0118
164041   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet32335,495running0115
173733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet32335,135running0112
183221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford32333,665running0109
19 924   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32344,865running0106
20 143   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32342,835running33108
21414   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet32334,325running0100
22187   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford32329,465running2102
232310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford32238,555running094
241722   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac32232,720running091
25 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford32139,115running293
262711   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford32132,760running085
27 777   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford32121,750running082
28139   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford32125,675running079
293816   Ted Musgrave Primestar 500   (Jack Roush)Ford32032,135running076
303396   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet31924,675running073
312998   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford31931,515running070
323513   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford31821,255running067
332575   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford31424,260running064
343650   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30831,125running061
352142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet30531,090running058
363944   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac26730,565engine055
37288   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet25521,050running052
381930   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac20328,400crash454
391246   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet17720,995engine046
404317   Darrell Waltrip Speedblock / Builders Square   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet13627,985handling043
411123   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford8327,975engine040
421631   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1720,965crash037
432078   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford1220,955ignition034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Chad Little97John DeereJack RoushFord
45Sterling Marlin40Coors LightFelix SabatesChevrolet
46Morgan Shepherd05Wendy'sMorgan ShepherdPontiac
47Andy Hillenburg95Shoney's InnsSadler BrothersChevrolet
48Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
49Phil Parsons1PennzoilDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
50Jeff Green29Team Monte CarloGary BechtelChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14174   #78 smoking frontstretch 
18192  
20256   #31 accident turn 4 
265025  
51555   NASCAR 
5611964  
12012910   rain 
13016031  
16117616   rain 
17720529  
20621510   #30 accident turn 2 
216324109  
3253251   #99 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 39.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Todd Bodine111
  John Andretti21110
  Todd Bodine12198
  John Andretti203920
  Jeremy Mayfield40445
  John Andretti45473
  Jeremy Mayfield48514
  Derrike Cope52554
  Todd Bodine567924
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.80889
  Dale Jarrett8910113
  Mark Martin1021032
  Jeremy Mayfield1041041
  Kenny Wallace1051051
  Geoffrey Bodine1061072
  Johnny Benson, Jr.1081081
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.10912012
  Kenny Wallace12113616
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.13715317
  Dale Jarrett1541618
  Dale Earnhardt1621632
  Todd Bodine16417613
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.17720832
  Terry Labonte20922416
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.22526743
  Jeremy Mayfield2682681
  Dick Trickle2692702
  Dale Jarrett2712788
  Bobby Labonte27932547

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 665    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 616   -49  
3   Dale Earnhardt 578   -87  
4   Bill Elliott 557   -108  
5   Terry Labonte 526   -139  
6   Bobby Labonte 525   -140  
7   Jeff Gordon 518   -147  
8   Mark Martin 502   -163  
9   Bobby Hamilton 473   -192  
10   Jimmy Spencer 469   -196  
11   Jeff Burton 469   -196  
12   Ken Schrader 466   -199  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 461   -204  
14   Ernie Irvan 447   -218  
15   Dale Jarrett 435   -230  
16   Michael Waltrip 429   -236  
17   Ward Burton 423   -242  
18   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 411   -254  
19   Dick Trickle 404   -261  
20   Rick Mast 404   -261