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1998 Texas 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 33
Sunday, April 5, 1998 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:39:47
Average Speed: 136.771 mph
Pole Speed: 185.906 mph
Cautions: 7 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.573 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
331231   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet24742,700crash064
382898   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford13544,675crash049
39 428   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford8052,675crash046
40338   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1137,675crash043
411475   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford137,575crash040
421543   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac152,525crash037
431936   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac144,525crash034
303016   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford26256,500handling073
311724   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet25266,900handling070
343181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford21441,700handling061
32297   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford24853,200ignition067
283671   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet29548,500oil leak079
272010   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford31565,900overheating082
1 76   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford334356,850running37180
2 597   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford334238,550running49175
3 877   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford334161,750running0165
4 242   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet334162,100running3165
52726   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford334113,650running9160
6375   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet334113,100running0150
73923   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford334106,350running0146
81118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac33497,300running0142
94021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford33491,350running5143
104241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet33494,250running0134
111388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford33493,500running51135
12 62   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford33487,500running0127
133894   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford33381,700running0124
142140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet33372,600running0121
15 322   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac33278,900running27123
161811   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford33276,550running0115
172644   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac33275,750running0112
18 996   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet33267,600running0109
192246   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet33262,500running0106
20439   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford33266,650running0103
213233   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet33267,300running0100
224190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford33164,800running097
23 112   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford33187,700running105104
241078   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford33152,500running091
252450   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32861,600running088
26254   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet32860,500running085
292399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford27664,100running4881
35343   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20558,200running058
371691   Kevin Lepage Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet14839,675running052
36351   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18539,675transmission055

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Todd Bodine35TabascoBob HancherPontiac
45Jerry Nadeau13FirstPlus FinancialDan Marino / Bill ElliottFord
46Andy Hillenburg95Shoney's InnsSadler BrothersChevrolet
47Billy Standridge47Team Fans Can RaceBilly StandridgeChevrolet
48Derrike Cope30GumoutChuck RiderPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
364   #3,16,24,1,36,8,75,43,81,91 accident turn 1 
73024  
31344   NASCAR 
358147  
82854   #28 accident turn 2 
8612338  
1241274   #16 spun turn 3 
1281369  
13714812   #98 accident turn 1 
149251103  
2522598   #31 accident frontstretch 
26030344  
3043107   #33 accident frontstretch 
31133424  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.9%             Average green flag run: 36.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ward Burton12727
  Jeremy Mayfield28314
  Chad Little32343
  Mark Martin35362
  Jeremy Mayfield378246
  Jeff Burton83875
  Jeremy Mayfield88925
  Jeff Burton9310513
  Jeremy Mayfield10612722
  Jeff Burton12814922
  Jeremy Mayfield15017728
  Jeff Burton1781858
  Chad Little1861916
  Mark Martin1921921
  Joe Nemechek1931953
  Johnny Benson, Jr.1962049
  Michael Waltrip2052095
  Dale Jarrett2102167
  Chad Little21723014
  Dale Jarrett23124818
  Mark Martin2492524
  Dale Jarrett25327826
  Chad Little27930426
  Mark Martin30533430

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 1036    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 1012   -24  
3   Terry Labonte 1001   -35  
4   Mark Martin 979   -57  
5   Jeff Gordon 938   -98  
6   Bill Elliott 927   -109  
7   Dale Jarrett 920   -116  
8   Jeff Burton 875   -161  
9   Dale Earnhardt 860   -176  
10   Johnny Benson, Jr. 843   -193  
11   Jimmy Spencer 836   -200  
12   Michael Waltrip 830   -206  
13   Ken Schrader 830   -206  
14   Bobby Labonte 822   -214  
15   Ward Burton 788   -248  
16   Ted Musgrave 736   -300  
17   Bobby Hamilton 730   -306  
18   Chad Little 730   -306  
19   Brett Bodine 718   -318  
20   Dick Trickle 716   -320