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1998 TranSouth Financial 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 33
Sunday, March 22, 1998 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:40
Average Speed: 127.962 mph
Pole Speed: 168.665 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.228 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
131643   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac29237,990running0124
82126   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford29326,340running0142
222211   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford29028,840running097
41117   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford14422,350crash040
274135   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac29017,300running082
5 299   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford29349,075running195165
11 922   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac29233,500running0130
403130   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac23122,475engine043
12273   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29237,595running0127
153094   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford29132,430running1123
22424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29375,075running0170
261396   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet29020,685running085
324229   Jeff Green Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet28820,025running067
193641   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet29129,740running0106
35384   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet28623,085running058
363936   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac28522,955running055
39 528   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford27030,600running046
1 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford293110,035running68180
23 618   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac29033,425running094
6335   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29348,600running0150
382350   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet28425,225running049
341091   Kevin Lepage Pionite   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet28716,215running061
172997   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford29123,690running0112
14 840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet29124,560running0121
7 16   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford29347,995running3151
431575   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford2615,116engine034
43712   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford29345,930running25165
102016   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford29239,930running0134
312513   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford28817,655running070
372842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet28522,875running052
294044   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac28826,940running076
201777   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford29120,970running0103
331810   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford28832,745running064
421298   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford14222,225crash037
183233   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet29132,820running0109
281931   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet28920,245running079
25349   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford29020,995running088
213523   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford29031,405running0100
24 490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford29028,310running091
92681   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford29333,285running0138
3142   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford29352,240running1170
304317   Darrell Waltrip NASCAR 50th Anniversary / Tim Flock Special   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet28826,810running073
16 721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford29132,435running0115

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
46Hut Stricklin8Circuit CityStavola BrothersChevrolet
47Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
48Morgan Shepherd05Accu-Turn / Wendy'sMorgan ShepherdPontiac
49Ron Hornaday, Jr.1PennzoilDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
25295   #7 accident frontstretch 
30130101  
1311388   #50 spun turn 1 
1391479  
1481558   #98 accident backstretch 
1561638  
1641685   debris backstretch 
16924981  
2502545   #50 spun turn 4 
25529339  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 43.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin122
  Dale Jarrett364
  Jeff Burton72418
  Bill Elliott25251
  Dale Jarrett26305
  Jeff Burton319060
  Mark Martin91911
  Dale Jarrett92998
  Jeff Burton10013334
  Dale Jarrett13416431
  Jeremy Mayfield16518016
  Jeff Burton18122646
  Jeremy Mayfield2272271
  Dale Jarrett2282281
  Rusty Wallace2292291
  Jeff Burton23024213
  Jeremy Mayfield2432508
  Jeff Burton25127424
  Dale Jarrett27529319

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 835    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 781   -54  
3   Dale Earnhardt 705   -130  
4   Jeff Gordon 688   -147  
5   Bill Elliott 680   -155  
6   Terry Labonte 676   -159  
7   Mark Martin 653   -182  
8   Jeff Burton 634   -201  
9   Bobby Labonte 619   -216  
10   Dale Jarrett 615   -220  
11   Ken Schrader 575   -260  
12   Jimmy Spencer 569   -266  
13   Ward Burton 553   -282  
14   Michael Waltrip 544   -291  
15   Bobby Hamilton 531   -304  
16   Johnny Benson, Jr. 528   -307  
17   Ted Musgrave 521   -314  
18   John Andretti 505   -330  
19   Ernie Irvan 502   -333  
20   Geoffrey Bodine 501   -334