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1998 Diamond Hill Plywood 200


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 5 of 31
Saturday, March 21, 1998 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
147 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (200.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:57
Average Speed: 100.443 mph
Pole Speed: 162.577 mph
Cautions: 7 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: .066 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
122120   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet14714,580running0127
221699   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1467,510running097
161835   Lyndon Amick SCANA / Myrtle Beach   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1465,745running0115
311089   Stanton Barrett Northstar Water   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1266,260handling070
302777   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford1326,480running073
36436   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet8110,660penalty1660
423351   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet14,055crash037
2 19   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford14723,825running93180
403030   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet424,280crash043
62072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet14711,250running0150
10373   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet14714,425running0134
342833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet996,200running061
293442   J.D. Gibbs Carolina Turkey   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet1424,300running076
391192   David Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet434,090crash046
173937   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1467,805running0112
151252   Kevin Grubb Crestar Bank   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet1476,455running0118
183685   Shane Hall Bama Jams & Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1465,675running0109
19198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Yahoo Sports   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet1465,640running0106
272923   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac1434,345running082
252336   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac14510,990running088
204032   Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing   (Dale Jarrett)Ford1468,680running0103
141700   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1477,865running0121
333857   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet1056,220running064
41317   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet14724,925running0160
353256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet924,180oil pump058
26 680   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1434,370running085
1 944   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac14725,375running14180
23 874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet14512,955running094
21 740   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet1465,745running0100
384163   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet616,100crash049
24 560   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1454,435running896
81434   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet14713,845running0142
282578   Hank Parker, Jr. Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1434,420running079
132410   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1476,900running0124
93159   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1479,435running2143
32 34   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet11310,740handling067
5 466   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet14719,450running0155
72629   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet14710,200running14151
374247   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet626,135handling052
111538   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford14712,765running0130
433588   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet16,055crash034
3 264   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet14712,075running0165
412221   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford364,065crash040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Stefanik96Big A Auto PartsMike CurbPontiac
Dave Blaney93AmocoBill DavisPontiac
Jimmy Foster50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
Jeff Fuller7
Ron Barfield, Jr.2New HollandRicky CravenChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
122  
386   #88,51,63,77,3 accident turn 3 
92820  
29335   #36,23 accident turn 1 
34385  
39435   debris backstretch 
44441  
45539   #77,30,33,92,80,78,37,3 accident turn 2 
54607  
61666   #60,4,74,63 accident turn 3 
678216  
83886   #6 accident turn 3 
89924  
93953   #56,89 accident turn 3 
9614752  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.2%             Average green flag run: 13.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Burton13535
  Mark Martin36383
  Robert Pressley39391
  Hermie Sadler405314
  Joe Bessey546916
  Jeff Burton708213
  Robert Pressley83831
  Mark Martin84885
  Jeff Burton8913345
  Bobby Labonte13414714

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike McLaughlin 673    
2   Buckshot Jones 670   -3  
3   Randy LaJoie 664   -9  
4   Matt Kenseth 645   -28  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 641   -32  
6   Hermie Sadler 639   -34  
7   Dick Trickle 624   -49  
8   Jeff Burton 617   -56  
9   Elliott Sadler 616   -57  
10   Mark Martin 581   -92  
11   Mike Dillon 571   -102  
12   Mark Green 547   -126  
13   Elton Sawyer 537   -136  
14   Jason Keller 532   -141  
15   Jeff Purvis 528   -145  
16   Tim Fedewa 521   -152  
17   Joe Nemechek 510   -163  
18   Glenn Allen, Jr. 481   -192  
19   Robert Pressley 445   -228  
20   Tracy Leslie 437   -236