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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 7 of 31
Saturday, April 4, 1998 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:29:47
Average speed: 120.174 mph
Pole speed: 179.229 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of victory: .187 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1163   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20066075running6180
2 166   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20054500running18175
3 287   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20037750running83175
42210   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet20030575running0160
52556   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet20025100running0155
64374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20029125running0150
72037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20023075running66151
82417   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20024025running0142
9 62   Jeff Green New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet20018950running0138
10359   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford20021350running0134
112834   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20022700running0130
122996   Kyle Petty Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Chevrolet20014000running0127
132733   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20016800running0124
141972   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet19916450running0121
15 344   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac19916725running0118
164277   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford19916600running0115
171721   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford19913800running0112
183863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet19915450running0109
191847   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19915925running0106
20 480   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet19913225running0103
211160   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19912600running0100
22 899   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet19915225running4102
231489   Stanton Barrett Allerest / Acutrim   (Meredith Ruark)Ford19914925running094
243030   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet19812825running091
253323   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac19811925running893
263457   Jason Keller Justin Boots   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet19813625running085
273138   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford19613675running082
283700   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19313425running079
291032   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford19011425crash076
303285   Shane Hall Dura Shine   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet19013350overheating073
312112   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet18211225crash1575
321392   Morgan Shepherd Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet15411025engine067
331520   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet11817425fuel pump064
342393   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac10510825crash061
35 529   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet10312725crash058
36264   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet10317125crash055
37 950   Jimmy Foster Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford9510525crash052
383936   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac4917000crash049
39 714   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford4910475crash046
404040   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet4512450clutch043
411283   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet3210425crash040
42367   Doug Reid III Godwin's   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet310600crash037
43416   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet216875crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Robert Pressley59Chevrolet
45Dick Trickle64Schneider NationalDennis ShoemakerChevrolet
46Kevin Schwantz88Chevrolet
47Mark Day16Pontiac
48Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Yahoo SportsRobert HayesChevrolet
49Tom Lorenz62Chevrolet
50Ted Smokstad48Ford
51Hank Parker, Jr.78Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4118   #6,7 accident turn 4 
123019  
31355   #83 accident backstretch 
365015  
51577   #14,36 accident turn 2 
589740  
981036   #50 accident frontstretch 
1041041  
1051139   #4,00,29,93 accident turn 3 
11418471  
1851895   #12 accident turn 2 
1901901  
1911944   #32,99 accident frontstretch 
1952006  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.0%             Average green flag run: 19.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler11717
  Joe Nemechek185437
  Lance Hooper55628
  Joe Nemechek639836
  Mark Green9916062
  Jimmy Spencer1611611
  Mark Green1621654
  Jimmy Spencer16617914
  Elliott Sadler1801801
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1811855
  Glenn Allen, Jr.1861894
  Joe Nemechek19019910
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2002001

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 996    
2   Elliott Sadler 971   -25  
3   Mike McLaughlin 953   -43  
4   Matt Kenseth 952   -44  
5   Randy LaJoie 902   -94  
6   Buckshot Jones 838   -158  
7   Mark Green 810   -186  
8   Hermie Sadler 800   -196  
9   Jeff Burton 797   -199  
10   Elton Sawyer 779   -217  
11   Jason Keller 777   -219  
12   Mike Dillon 762   -234  
13   Dick Trickle 748   -248  
14   Glenn Allen, Jr. 721   -275  
15   Phil Parsons 708   -288  
16   Tim Fedewa 706   -290  
17   Joe Nemechek 685   -311  
18   Mark Martin 681   -315  
19   Tracy Leslie 673   -323  
20   Jeff Purvis 665   -331