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1998 NAPA 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 33 of 33
Sunday, November 8, 1998 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps* on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:42
Average Speed: 114.915 mph
Pole Speed: 193.461 mph
Cautions: 5 for 68 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.739 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
17171   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet22133,455running0112
243410   Ricky Rudd Tide Happy Holidays   (Ricky Rudd)Ford22144,225running091
311511   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford22137,765running1275
15 912   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford22141,650running0118
192513   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford22129,100running0106
183116   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford22140,340running0109
43 718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac13444,075engine034
20182   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford22144,885running0103
222821   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford22138,755running097
14 222   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac22141,975running2126
212323   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford22140,720running0100
12124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet221164,450running113185
234026   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford22138,440running094
16 128   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford22159,125running1120
13373   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet22146,025running0124
30 630   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac22137,130running073
9 531   Mike Skinner Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet22139,725running18143
71333   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet22149,280running0146
384335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac21326,575running049
253936   Ricky Craven Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac22137,910running088
6144   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet22161,750running0150
422440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet13926,575engine037
411641   David Green Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet15533,575engine040
401142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth / The Real Yellowpages   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet17933,575engine043
323643   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac22142,300running372
294144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac22137,205running076
361246   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet21726,740running055
8385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet22149,150running0142
352950   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet21833,805running058
3 46   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford22167,350running0165
10107   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford22146,150running0134
273071   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet22128,380running1087
283377   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford22130,365running079
332678   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford21928,935running064
39328   Morgan Shepherd Nokia / Kendall   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet19726,575crash046
344281   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford21826,870running061
2 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford221100,400running62175
37199   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Powerpuff Girls   (Harry Melling)Ford21726,710running052
12 890   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford22142,850running0127
52091   Todd Bodine Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet22155,000running0155
262794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford22137,695running085
112297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford22140,725running0130
43599   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford22164,600running0160
* Race shortened to 221 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rich Bickle98Thorn Apple ValleyCale YarboroughFord
45Rick Mast75Remington ArmsButch MockFord
46Steve Grissom96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
47Andy Hillenburg80Hover MotorsportsStan HoverFord
48Harris DeVane08Georgia Peanut / DeVane RacingHarris DeVaneChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13737  
388649   rain 
8712842  
1291335   NASCAR 
1341407  
1411444   oil on track 
14519147  
1921965   NASCAR 
1971982  
1992035   #8 accident turn 2 
20422118  
  Percent of race run under caution: 30.8%             Average green flag run: 25.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.111
  Dale Jarrett23736
  Ward Burton38381
  John Andretti39413
  Dave Marcis425110
  Brett Bodine52521
  Dale Jarrett537422
  Ward Burton75751
  Brett Bodine768611
  Jeff Gordon87192106
  Mike Skinner19321018
  Dale Jarrett2112144
  Jeff Gordon2152217

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 5328    
2   Mark Martin 4964   -364  
3   Dale Jarrett 4619   -709  
4   Rusty Wallace 4501   -827  
5   Jeff Burton 4415   -913  
6   Bobby Labonte 4180   -1148  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 4157   -1171  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3928   -1400  
9   Terry Labonte 3901   -1427  
10   Bobby Hamilton 3786   -1542  
11   John Andretti 3682   -1646  
12   Ken Schrader 3675   -1653  
13   Sterling Marlin 3530   -1798  
14   Jimmy Spencer 3464   -1864  
15   Chad Little 3423   -1905  
16   Ward Burton 3352   -1976  
17   Michael Waltrip 3340   -1988  
18   Bill Elliott 3305   -2023  
19   Ernie Irvan 3262   -2066  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3160   -2168