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1998 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 33
Sunday, October 11, 1998 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:08:20
Average Speed: 159.318 mph
Pole Speed: 196.153 mph
Cautions: 4 for 20 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.14 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
24 133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18543,165running091
6 218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Small Soldiers   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18862,500running9155
1 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford188110,125running16180
3 45   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18868,860running8170
7 531   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18848,350running74156
2 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18886,245running49175
43 728   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford3040,550valve spring034
34 86   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford16642,595running061
10 999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford18850,150running0134
141040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light Silver Bullet   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18732,335running1126
161100   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet18728,775running0115
27122   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18241,290running082
291342   Joe Nemechek BellSouth / AmeriCast   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18036,350running076
32143   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet17540,920rear end1272
81597   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford18836,300running0142
131611   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford18840,427running1129
181710   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford18744,155running0109
361896   Steve Grissom Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet14625,720handling055
191994   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford18738,375running0106
372036   Ernie Irvan Wild Berry Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac13435,206crash052
262177   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18329,910running085
212243   John Andretti STP Purple   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18742,155running0100
222391   Andy Hillenburg Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet18631,825running097
52412   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford18851,000running1160
42259   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford9925,550engine037
112630   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac18843,930running6135
172713   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford18728,010running0112
282847   Billy Standridge TeamFansCanRace.com   (Billy Standridge)Ford18126,295running079
122971   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18830,775running0127
333046   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet17028,840engine064
25317   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford18436,885running088
303222   Ward Burton MBNA Platinum / Ducks Unlimited   (Bill Davis)Pontiac17836,180running278
313326   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford17735,990running070
93421   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18841,970running0138
41351   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet10125,550valve spring040
43623   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford18869,850running9165
15374   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18745,610running0118
353816   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford16036,265handling058
393950   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13432,550crash046
384090   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford13432,550crash049
204144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac18738,985running0103
404281   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford10725,550piston043
234335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac18526,845running094

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dan Pardus07Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
45Rick Mast75Remington ArmsButch MockFord
46Rick Wilson41KodiakLarry HedrickChevrolet
47Rich Bickle98Thorn Apple ValleyCale YarboroughFord
48Bobby Gerhart54Gerhart RacingBobby GerhartChevrolet
49Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15353  
54574   #90 spun turn 4 
5811356  
1141185   debris 
11913618  
1371448   #40,3,22,90,6,50,36,26,21,4,7 accident turn 1 
1451462  
1471493   debris 
15018839  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 33.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett111
  Mike Skinner232
  Bobby Labonte4129
  Jeff Gordon135139
  Dale Jarrett52532
  Jeff Gordon546310
  Ward Burton64652
  Dale Earnhardt66727
  Sterling Marlin73731
  Mike Skinner7411340
  Dale Earnhardt1141185
  Jeremy Mayfield1191191
  Jimmy Spencer1201289
  Mike Skinner1291368
  Brett Bodine1371371
  Terry Labonte1381381
  Derrike Cope1391446
  Mike Skinner14516824
  Terry Labonte1691757
  Dale Jarrett17618813

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4632    
2   Mark Martin 4344   -288  
3   Dale Jarrett 4098   -534  
4   Rusty Wallace 3883   -749  
5   Jeff Burton 3806   -826  
6   Jeremy Mayfield 3761   -871  
7   Bobby Labonte 3759   -873  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3357   -1275  
9   Terry Labonte 3323   -1309  
10   John Andretti 3278   -1354  
11   Bobby Hamilton 3256   -1376  
12   Ken Schrader 3168   -1464  
13   Sterling Marlin 3133   -1499  
14   Ernie Irvan 3120   -1512  
15   Michael Waltrip 3076   -1556  
16   Jimmy Spencer 3064   -1568  
17   Chad Little 3039   -1593  
18   Bill Elliott 2921   -1711  
19   Ward Burton 2813   -1819  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2798   -1834