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1998 Coca Cola 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 7 of 31
Saturday, April 4, 1998 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:29:47
Average Speed: 120.174 mph
Pole Speed: 179.229 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: .187 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1163   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20066,075running6180
2 166   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20054,500running18175
3 287   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20037,750running83175
42210   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet20030,575running0160
52556   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet20025,100running0155
64374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20029,125running0150
72037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20023,075running66151
82417   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20024,025running0142
9 62   Jeff Green New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet20018,950running0138
10359   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford20021,350running0134
112834   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20022,700running0130
122996   Kyle Petty Big A Auto Parts   (Mike Curb)Chevrolet20014,000running0127
132733   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20016,800running0124
141972   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet19916,450running0121
15 344   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac19916,725running0118
164277   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford19916,600running0115
171721   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford19913,800running0112
183863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet19915,450running0109
191847   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19915,925running0106
20 480   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet19913,225running0103
211160   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19912,600running0100
22 899   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet19915,225running4102
231489   Stanton Barrett Allerest / Acutrim   (Meredith Ruark)Ford19914,925running094
243030   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet19812,825running091
253323   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac19811,925running893
263457   Jason Keller Justin Boots   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet19813,625running085
273138   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford19613,675running082
283700   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19313,425running079
291032   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford19011,425crash076
303285   Shane Hall Dura Shine   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet19013,350overheating073
312112   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet18211,225crash1575
321392   Morgan Shepherd Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet15411,025engine067
331520   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet11817,425fuel pump064
342393   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac10510,825crash061
35 529   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet10312,725crash058
36264   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet10317,125crash055
37 950   Jimmy Foster Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford9510,525crash052
383936   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac4917,000crash049
39 714   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford4910,475crash046
404040   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet4512,450clutch043
411283   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet3210,425crash040
42367   Doug Reid III Godwin's   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet310,600crash037
43416   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet216,875crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Robert Pressley59
Jeff Fuller78
Dick Trickle64Schneider NationalDennis ShoemakerChevrolet
Kevin Schwantz88
Mark Day16
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Yahoo SportsRobert HayesChevrolet
Tom Lorenz62
Ted Smokstad48

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133  
4118   #6,7 accident turn v 
123019  
31355   #83 accident backstretch 
365015  
51577   #14,36 accident turn 2 
589740  
981036   #50 accident frontstretch 
1041041  
1051139   #4,00,29,93 accident turn 3 
11418471  
1851895   #12 accident turn 2 
1901901  
1911944   #32,99 accident frontstretch 
1952006  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.0%             Average green flag run: 19.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler11717
  Joe Nemechek185437
  Lance Hooper55628
  Joe Nemechek639836
  Mark Green9916062
  Jimmy Spencer1611611
  Mark Green1611655
  Jimmy Spencer16617914
  Elliott Sadler1801801
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1811855
  Glenn Allen, Jr.1861894
  Joe Nemechek19019910
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2002001

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 996    
2   Elliott Sadler 971   -25  
3   Mike McLaughlin 953   -43  
4   Matt Kenseth 952   -44  
5   Randy LaJoie 902   -94  
6   Buckshot Jones 838   -158  
7   Mark Green 810   -186  
8   Hermie Sadler 800   -196  
9   Jeff Burton 797   -199  
10   Elton Sawyer 779   -217  
11   Jason Keller 777   -219  
12   Mike Dillon 762   -234  
13   Dick Trickle 748   -248  
14   Glenn Allen, Jr. 721   -275  
15   Phil Parsons 708   -288  
16   Tim Fedewa 706   -290  
17   Joe Nemechek 685   -311  
18   Mark Martin 681   -315  
19   Tracy Leslie 673   -323  
20   Jeff Purvis 665   -331