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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 4 of 31
Sunday, March 15, 1998 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
320 laps on a 0.596 mile paved track (190.720 miles)

Time of race: 2:17:55
Average speed: 82.972 mph
Pole speed: 111.762 mph
Cautions: 7 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12134   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet32037600running51180
2 128   Casey Atwood Red Line Oil   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet32026120running104175
3 73   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32024775running25170
42374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet32019100running0160
52657   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet32014520running0155
6 487   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet3207675running0150
7341   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Sterling Marlin)Chevrolet3205425running0146
81533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet3209020running0142
92264   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet3204560running0138
103838   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford32014950running0134
11 266   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet32012740running27135
12 56   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet32012680running0127
132800   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac3208120running0124
141193   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac3205060running0121
154199   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet3207725running5123
161747   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet3194940running0115
171444   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac3186875running0112
18104   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet31811320running0109
194263   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet3186760running0106
203132   Jason Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford3187450running0103
211220   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet31711640running0100
222748   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford3175665running097
232983   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet3174645running094
243929   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet3175625running091
253550   Jimmy Foster Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford3163695running088
26368   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Yahoo Sports   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet3153575running085
273285   Shane Hall Bama Jams & Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet3155650running082
28 884   Chad Chaffin Logan's Roadhouse   (Neil Chaffin)Ford3153785running00
291840   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet3133515running076
30 989   Stanton Barrett Northstar Water   (Meredith Ruark)Ford3135585running073
31 659   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet3127565crash10880
321688   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (David Ridling)Chevrolet3125545running067
332417   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet3119925running064
344037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet3095405running061
351935   Lyndon Amick SCANA / South Carolina   (Bill Amick)Pontiac3073385running058
36 377   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford2933365crash055
373314   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford2763340running052
381310   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2385325running049
393736   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac1649805engine046
402530   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet1633285running043
414343   Stevie Reeves Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford1525260overheating040
423072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1385440running037
432092   David Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet1373230handling034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Derrick Gilchrist12Spencer Motor VenturesJimmy SpencerChevrolet
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Brad Loney45Hunters Specialties / GTSMike LaughlinChevrolet
Jeff Krogh56Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Hank Parker, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
Mark Krogh80Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Mike Stefanik96Big A Auto PartsMike CurbPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
5106   #14,17,35,36,47,77 accident turn 1 
117262  
73764   #83 spun turn 3 
7710731  
1081114   #89 spun turn 2 
11215140  
1521576   #36 spun turn 2 
15817316  
1741774   #85 spun turn 3 
17823962  
24024910   #10,20 accident turn 3 
25031364  
3143207   #3,37,59,66,77 accident turn 3 
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.8%             Average green flag run: 39.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler11515
  Casey Atwood165338
  Elliott Sadler546512
  Robert Pressley668924
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.9011425
  Casey Atwood11514329
  Robert Pressley14415310
  Glenn Allen, Jr.1541585
  Robert Pressley15916810
  Casey Atwood16920537
  Robert Pressley20622924
  Mike McLaughlin23024112
  Robert Pressley2422421
  Mike McLaughlin2432508
  Robert Pressley2512511
  Mike McLaughlin25227423
  Robert Pressley27531238
  Mike McLaughlin3133208

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 570    
2   Buckshot Jones 549   -21  
3   Mike McLaughlin 531   -39  
4   Joe Nemechek 510   -60  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 507   -63  
6   Hermie Sadler 488   -82  
7   Matt Kenseth 485   -85  
7   Mark Martin 485   -85  
9   Jason Keller 468   -102  
10   Jeff Purvis 461   -109  
10   Elliott Sadler 461   -109  
12   Tim Fedewa 460   -110  
13   Dick Trickle 459   -111  
14   Jeff Burton 437   -133  
15   Mark Green 435   -135  
16   Mike Dillon 421   -149  
17   Tony Stewart 418   -152  
18   Elton Sawyer 407   -163  
19   Tracy Leslie 388   -182  
20   Glenn Allen, Jr. 384   -186