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1998 Carquest Auto Parts 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 12 of 31
Saturday, May 23, 1998 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:14:53
Average Speed: 133.449 mph
Pole Speed: 172.822 mph
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.13 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 660   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford20046,400running80185
33512   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet20023,562running59170
6 144   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20019,200running26155
5 517   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20031,500running25160
37 351   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet845,795crash557
121132   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford2008,415running3132
71334   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20023,500running2151
21087   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20029,850running0170
41821   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford20019,955running0160
83338   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford20018,350running0142
9418   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Presbyterian Healthcare System   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet20013,550running0138
102229   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20014,450running0134
113977   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford20013,772running0130
132150   Jeff Green Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford20011,820running0124
143674   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20017,352running0121
15 737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20011,175running0118
164363   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet20010,750running0115
172714   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1999,350running0112
183133   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1999,150running0109
19196   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet19913,575running0106
201464   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1986,525running0103
211772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1988,950running0100
22 89   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1986,000running097
23 240   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet1979,170running094
242023   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac1965,845running091
253889   Jeff Fuller Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1969,557running088
261559   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1965,805running085
27 470   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1965,890running082
282599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1918,775running079
292900   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1828,760running076
30233   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17513,245running073
31324   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet16713,455handling070
323485   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1407,715running067
332891   Rich Bickle Bickle-Smith Motorsports   (Rich Bickle)Ford1385,700ignition064
341211   Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing / Carquest Auto Parts   (Dale Jarrett)Chevrolet1346,285crash061
352610   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1297,670running058
364043   Brad Noffsinger Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford1126,267running055
383057   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet817,635engine049
392488   Kevin Schwantz Lone Star Motorsports   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet557,620crash046
40161   Sterling Marlin Rayovac   (Sterling Marlin)Chevrolet495,610crash043
41 966   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1112,125crash040
424256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet98,382crash037
433793   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac76,222crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dick Trickle64backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Blaise Alexander20Rescue Engine FormulaAllen CretsingerChevrolet
Mike Cope30Slim JimJeffrey WelliverChevrolet
Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickPontiac
Matt Hutter36Stanley ToolsScott WelliverPontiac
Gary Laton46Tampico Citrus PunchThomas LatonChevrolet
Andy Santerre47Monro Muffler & BrakeGeorge DebidartChevrolet
Kenny Irwin, Jr.48Unifirst UniformsJames PorterFord
Kelly Denton75Food Country USACharlie HendersonChevrolet
Loy Allen, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
Mark Krogh80Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Derrike Cope92KraftMac MartinChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177  
8136   #56,66,93,00 accident turn 4 
144936  
50534   #1,23 accident turn 4 
54563  
57648   #88,3 accident frontstretch 
658622  
87904   #51 accident backstretch 
9113545  
1361405   #11,4 accident turn 4 
14120060  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.5%             Average green flag run: 28.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Labonte122
  Jim Bown375
  Matt Kenseth83225
  Mark Martin334311
  Bobby Labonte44452
  Mark Martin46505
  Bobby Labonte51544
  Mark Martin557824
  Bobby Labonte79824
  Mark Martin83875
  Dale Jarrett88903
  Bobby Labonte91944
  Mark Martin95951
  Mike McLaughlin96972
  Mark Martin981036
  Bobby Labonte10411310
  Mark Martin11413623
  Jimmy Spencer13719559
  Mark Martin1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike McLaughlin 1685    
2   Matt Kenseth 1684   -1  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1496   -189  
4   Buckshot Jones 1450   -235  
5   Randy LaJoie 1408   -277  
6   Hermie Sadler 1401   -284  
7   Dick Trickle 1397   -288  
8   Elliott Sadler 1384   -301  
9   Tim Fedewa 1377   -308  
10   Jason Keller 1363   -322  
11   Mike Dillon 1363   -322  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1356   -329  
13   Mark Green 1316   -369  
14   Phil Parsons 1283   -402  
15   Elton Sawyer 1274   -411  
16   Jeff Purvis 1188   -497  
17   Ed Berrier 1124   -561  
18   Shane Hall 1123   -562  
19   Tracy Leslie 1092   -593  
20   Joe Nemechek 1035   -650