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1998 AC Delco 200


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 29 of 31
Saturday, October 31, 1998 at North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC
197 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (200.349 miles)

Time of race: 1:43:31
Average speed: 116.126 mph
Pole speed: 152.544 mph
Cautions: 6 for 24 laps
Margin of victory: 3.263 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11966   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19734825running33180
2 640   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet19713350running19175
33329   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19716825running0165
42652   Kevin Grubb Curb Records / David Kersh   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet1978295running9165
51284   Philip Morris Carolina Shoe   (Michael Baldauf)Chevrolet1977270running7160
61553   Hank Parker, Jr. B.A.S.S.   (Hank Parker, Sr.)Chevrolet1975495running4155
73972   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet19711095running0146
8368   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet1977995running0142
92233   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19713595running0138
104064   Curtis Markham Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1975845running20139
11 460   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1975145running19135
121630   Todd Bodine Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet1976595running0127
13189   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1974795running0124
14 83   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19715095running32126
151159   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1966945running0118
162399   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1968595running11120
172463   Casey Atwood Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet1966365running0112
18 144   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac1968160running39119
19294   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet19610855running0106
202093   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac1956770running0103
211336   David Green Stanley Works   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19510835running0100
221057   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet1958325running097
231447   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler & Brake   (George Debidart)Chevrolet1955265running094
243810   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1957245running091
251780   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1955340running088
263578   Nathan Buttke Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1954335running085
27 217   Matt Kenseth Lycos.com   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet19511830running082
28 715   Ken Schrader Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet1954225running079
292877   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford1957220running076
302174   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19512940running073
313020   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1955305running070
323738   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1957200running067
334185   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1957690running064
343456   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1955180running061
35 900   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1946175running058
364289   Ashton Lewis Fiberall / Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1946170running055
372795   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Sho-Lodge   (Sadler Brothers)Pontiac1944165running457
383222   Adam Petty Spree Prepaid Foncard   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1844160engine049
394314   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1664160running046
40 537   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1646160running043
412534   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet3610660handling040
42 36   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet3310660crash037
43312   Ricky Craven New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet104160crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Matt Kenseth17backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Tracy Leslie97Tracy LeslieChevrolet
45J.D. Gibbs42Carolina TurkeyJoe GibbsPontiac
46Jeff Green92KraftMac MartinChevrolet
47Mike Wallace50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
48Bryan Wall73John WallFord
49Scott Hansen09Kevin SasserChevrolet
50Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickChevrolet
51Matt Hutter55Bobby JonesPontiac
52Ted Christopher13Whelen EngineeringTed MarshChevrolet
53Chuck Bown51Dick BownChevrolet
54Jeff Finley79Rensi MotorsportsEd RensiChevrolet
55Mark Day16

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12154   #34,2 accident backstretch 
16249  
25284   #8 spun frontstretch 
29346  
35395   #6,33 accident turn 3 
407738  
78814   #14 spun turn 2 
8214261  
1431497   #8 spun turn 1 
15019748  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 28.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart122
  Kevin Lepage353
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.61611
  Mark Martin173519
  Hank Parker, Jr.36394
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.40434
  Kevin Grubb44485
  Tony Stewart498537
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.8610621
  Glenn Allen, Jr.10711711
  Curtis Markham11813215
  Kevin Grubb1331331
  Curtis Markham1341385
  Kevin Grubb1391413
  Philip Morris1421421
  Kevin Lepage1431431
  Philip Morris1441496
  Kevin Lepage15016415
  Elliott Sadler16519733

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4247    
2   Matt Kenseth 4101   -146  
3   Mike McLaughlin 3855   -392  
4   Randy LaJoie 3365   -882  
5   Elliott Sadler 3358   -889  
6   Elton Sawyer 3324   -923  
7   Tim Fedewa 3299   -948  
8   Phil Parsons 3259   -988  
9   Buckshot Jones 3178   -1069  
10   Hermie Sadler 3144   -1103  
11   Mike Dillon 3095   -1152  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 3094   -1153  
13   Kevin Lepage 2856   -1391  
14   Mark Green 2851   -1396  
15   Jeff Purvis 2834   -1413  
16   Jason Keller 2816   -1431  
17   Shane Hall 2584   -1663  
18   Joe Bessey 2575   -1672  
19   Ed Berrier 2569   -1678  
20   Andy Santerre 2455   -1792