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1998 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 33
Saturday, September 12, 1998 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .750 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:41
Average Speed: 91.985 mph
Pole Speed: 125.377 mph
Cautions: 8 for 66 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.051 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
5 943   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac40052,280running0155
413226   Johnny Benson, Jr. Betty Crocker   (Jack Roush)Ford19026,390engine1145
193311   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39831,955running0106
13427   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39936,230running6129
321891   Todd Bodine OBX / Dare   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet39219,730running272
1 399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries NASCAR Select   (Jack Roush)Ford400108,495running203185
281522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39730,030running079
24 830   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39830,855running091
301450   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39729,800running073
38343   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet26034,495running049
402194   Bill Elliott McDonald's Get Back with Big Mac   (Bill Elliott)Ford19426,425engine043
2 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40085,190running30175
202846   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39826,880running0103
172441   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39832,630running0112
6 64   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet40047,930running10155
143036   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39933,330running0121
103628   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford40047,880running1139
16 788   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39839,630running0115
351018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac36337,100crash058
21355   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39836,980running0100
363816   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford33326,565transmission055
122397   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford39927,180running0127
332271   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet39219,695running064
15 440   Sterling Marlin Coors Non-Alcoholic   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39926,855running0118
3126   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford40060,580running1170
312775   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39422,265running070
223712   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39831,355running097
251796   Ted Musgrave Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet39720,405running088
23199   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford39824,080running094
373942   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet29326,530running052
27401   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39723,255running082
391144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac21326,460crash046
432077   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford3319,345crash034
342510   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford38336,035running061
4 233   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet40065,230running1165
292913   Dennis Setzer FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford39719,910running076
82631   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40031,780running0142
91623   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford40038,280running32143
424190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford14126,355crash037
111381   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford39928,180running0130
7 12   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford40045,630running103151
184335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac39821,380running0109
263121   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39730,480running085

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Buckshot Jones00Realtree ExtraStavola BrothersChevrolet
45Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
46Ken Bouchard79T.R.I.X. Racing / NUCAR Conn.Ted Walters / George PywowariwChevrolet
47Rich Bickle98Thorn Apple ValleyCale YarboroughFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11717  
18258   #75 oil on track 
263510  
364813   #3,16,42,77 accident backstretch 
4914496  
1451539   #90 accident turn 3 
15420653  
2072148   #91,97 spun turn 4 
2152151  
2162216   #44 accident turn 1 
222331110  
3323398   #3 stalled backstretch 
3403478  
3483525   #88 spun frontstretch 
35336311  
3643729   #18 accident turn 3 
37340028  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 37.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace19393
  Jeff Burton94996
  Rusty Wallace10010910
  Bobby Hamilton11011910
  Ken Schrader1201201
  Mark Martin1211211
  Todd Bodine1221232
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.1241241
  Johnny Benson, Jr.12513511
  Geoffrey Bodine1361416
  Jimmy Spencer1421498
  Jeff Burton15019344
  Jeff Gordon1941974
  Jeff Burton1982025
  Jeff Gordon2032075
  Jeff Burton20829184
  Jeff Gordon2922921
  Jeff Burton29330412
  Jeff Gordon30532016
  Jimmy Spencer32133212
  Jeff Burton33334210
  Jeff Gordon3433464
  Jeff Burton3473482
  Jimmy Spencer34936012
  Jeff Burton36140040

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3952    
2   Mark Martin 3748   -204  
3   Dale Jarrett 3644   -308  
4   Rusty Wallace 3477   -475  
5   Jeff Burton 3298   -654  
6   Bobby Labonte 3259   -693  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 3254   -698  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3018   -934  
9   Ken Schrader 2864   -1088  
10   John Andretti 2851   -1101  
11   Terry Labonte 2845   -1107  
12   Bobby Hamilton 2718   -1234  
13   Ernie Irvan 2704   -1248  
14   Sterling Marlin 2700   -1252  
15   Michael Waltrip 2603   -1349  
16   Chad Little 2588   -1364  
17   Jimmy Spencer 2577   -1375  
18   Bill Elliott 2539   -1413  
19   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2393   -1559  
20   Ward Burton 2366   -1586