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1998 MBNA Gold 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 33
Sunday, September 20, 1998 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:30:50
Average Speed: 113.834 mph
Pole Speed: 155.966 mph
Cautions: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.036 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 16   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford400126,130running379185
5 22   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford40040,370running13160
2 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40077,005running6175
9 743   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac40037,640running1143
10374   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39943,540running1139
32812   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford40049,305running0165
4 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40057,410running0160
61694   Matt Kenseth McDonald's Get Back with Big Mac   (Bill Elliott)Ford40042,340running0150
71088   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford40043,590running0146
82336   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac40034,440running0142
11131   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39924,640running0130
12 416   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39931,040running0127
131110   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39935,140running0124
14157   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39830,240running0121
152526   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford39831,290running0118
163540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39821,640running0115
173897   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford39721,540running0112
18245   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39733,425running0109
194298   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39728,040running0106
203221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39630,640running0103
213335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac39617,240running0100
223111   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39627,690running097
23433   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39632,140running094
244175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39622,490running091
253950   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39627,315running088
262113   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford39616,965running085
273023   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford39428,115running082
283678   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford39416,865running079
291942   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39226,915running076
304077   Hut Stricklin Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford39120,265running073
31 990   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford37026,715engine070
322031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36719,155running067
331722   Ward Burton MBNA Gold   (Bill Davis)Pontiac34723,605running064
341846   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet31916,555oil leak061
35 330   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac31423,480engine058
36 89   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford31318,855crash055
372691   Todd Bodine Larry's Homes   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet31016,855crash052
382799   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford26232,955crash049
392933   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet23723,355engine046
401228   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford16831,355crash043
412244   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac14223,355engine040
421400   Buckshot Jones RealTree Extra   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet8416,355engine037
433481   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford216,355engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Morgan Shepherd96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
45Steve Grissom41KodiakLarry HedrickChevrolet
46Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11212  
13153   debris 
168570  
86916   oil on track 
9217180  
1721787   #28 spun turn 2 
17924365  
2442518   NASCAR 
25229342  
2942985   #99 spun frontstretch 
29931517  
31632611   #9,31,91 accident turn 3 
3273337  
3343407   oil on track 
34140060  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.8%             Average green flag run: 44.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin111
  Rusty Wallace232
  Mark Martin48784
  Rusty Wallace88936
  Mark Martin9417279
  Bobby Hamilton1731731
  Jeff Gordon1741796
  Mark Martin18024566
  John Andretti2462461
  Mark Martin2472526
  Rusty Wallace2532575
  Mark Martin258400143

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4127    
2   Mark Martin 3933   -194  
3   Dale Jarrett 3790   -337  
4   Rusty Wallace 3637   -490  
5   Bobby Labonte 3419   -708  
6   Jeremy Mayfield 3419   -708  
7   Jeff Burton 3347   -780  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3112   -1015  
9   John Andretti 2994   -1133  
10   Terry Labonte 2954   -1173  
11   Ken Schrader 2910   -1217  
12   Bobby Hamilton 2857   -1270  
13   Ernie Irvan 2846   -1281  
14   Sterling Marlin 2815   -1312  
15   Michael Waltrip 2706   -1421  
16   Chad Little 2700   -1427  
17   Jimmy Spencer 2659   -1468  
18   Bill Elliott 2539   -1588  
19   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2511   -1616  
20   Ward Burton 2430   -1697