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1998 Food City 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 23 of 31
Friday, August 21, 1998 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
250 laps on a .533 mile paved track (133.2 miles)

Time of race: 1:43:59
Average Speed: 76.887 mph
Pole Speed: 121.512 mph
Cautions: 10 for 66 laps
Margin of Victory: .159 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 540   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet25033,680running13180
2 210   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet25023,155running0170
44030   Todd Bodine Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet2508,965running0160
51633   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25019,615running0155
63215   Ken Schrader Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet2506,515running0150
73183   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet25010,165running0146
9114   Nathan Buttke Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet24912,465running0138
113963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet24910,115running0130
133829   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2479,905running0124
14208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet2467,585running0121
15 43   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet24614,490running0118
162947   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler & Brake   (George Debidart)Chevrolet2438,855running0115
171334   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet24213,035crash0112
191259   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2416,205crash0106
20 637   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2419,015crash0103
22152   Ricky Craven New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet2405,430crash097
23251   Sterling Marlin Rayovac   (Sterling Marlin)Chevrolet2405,420running094
25 752   Kevin Grubb Virginia Is For Lovers   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet2365,600crash088
263599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2188,390handling085
27 112   Steve Grissom Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet1687,180crash8887
284280   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1636,345crash079
30 885   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1578,425crash073
31 974   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet13313,940engine070
322866   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12612,805engine067
33346   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet11811,795running064
341817   Matt Kenseth Lycos.com   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11411,785running061
354156   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet885,275crash058
363314   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet845,265crash055
372392   Jeff Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet515,255crash052
382457   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet515,245crash049
391764   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet505,235crash046
403772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet425,225crash043
413620   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet295,365crash040
433075   Kelly Denton Food Country   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet85,200engine034
31032   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford25013,240running134175
124350   Dave Rezendes Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford2495,665running0127
181438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford2418,515crash0109
242177   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation   (Tony Hall)Ford2378,510running091
422689   Ashton Lewis Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford115,205crash037
82700   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac24910,065running0142
101936   David Green Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac24915,365running0134
21 344   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac2407,440crash15105
292293   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac1585,335radiator076

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Michael Waltrip21Band-AidMichael WaltripFord
45Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickPontiac
46Greg Marlowe78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
47Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
485   #6,17,47 accident backstretch 
9146  
15195   #14 accident turn 2 
203011  
31377   #3 accident backstretch 
385215  
536210   #00,8,57,64,77,92,93,99 accident frontstretch 
63719  
728514   #14,56,74,80,85,93 accident turn 3 
86938  
94985   #2,3,83,99 accident turn 4 
9916971  
1701756   #12,80 accident turn 2 
17618611  
1871915   #52 accident frontstretch 
19223645  
2372404   #85 accident backstretch 
2412422  
2432464   #00,2,15,33,34,38,44,52,59 accident frontstretch 
2472504  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 16.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Steve Grissom16969
  Kevin Lepage708011
  Steve Grissom819212
  Tony Stewart93964
  Steve Grissom971037
  Tony Stewart10411411
  Dale Jarrett115248134
  Kevin Lepage2492502

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3269    
2   Matt Kenseth 3174   -95  
3   Mike McLaughlin 3094   -175  
4   Randy LaJoie 2839   -430  
5   Buckshot Jones 2758   -511  
6   Elton Sawyer 2728   -541  
7   Phil Parsons 2677   -592  
8   Tim Fedewa 2676   -593  
9   Elliott Sadler 2610   -659  
10   Hermie Sadler 2548   -721  
11   Mike Dillon 2539   -730  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2396   -873  
13   Mark Green 2383   -886  
14   Jason Keller 2357   -912  
15   Jeff Purvis 2119   -1150  
16   Joe Bessey 2110   -1159  
17   Kevin Lepage 2100   -1169  
18   Ed Berrier 2065   -1204  
19   Tracy Leslie 2051   -1218  
20   Shane Hall 2004   -1265