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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 5 of 31
Saturday, March 21, 1998 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
147 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (200.802 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:57
Average speed: 100.443 mph
Pole speed: 162.577 mph
Cautions: 7 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: .066 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 944   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac14725375running14180
2 19   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford14723825running93180
3 264   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet14712075running0165
41317   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet14724925running0160
5 466   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet14719450running0155
62072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet14711250running0150
72629   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet14710200running14151
81434   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet14713845running0142
93159   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1479435running2143
10373   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet14714425running0134
111538   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford14712765running0130
122120   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet14714580running0127
132410   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1476900running0124
141700   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1477865running0121
151252   Kevin Grubb Crestar Bank   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet1476455running0118
161835   Lyndon Amick SCANA / Myrtle Beach   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1465745running0115
173937   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1467805running0112
183685   Shane Hall Bama Jams & Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1465675running0109
19198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Yahoo Sports   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet1465640running0106
204032   Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing   (Dale Jarrett)Ford1468680running0103
21 740   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet1465745running0100
221699   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1467510running097
23 874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet14512955running094
24 560   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1454435running896
252336   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac14510990running088
26 680   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1434370running085
272923   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac1434345running082
282578   Hank Parker, Jr. Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1434420running079
293442   J.D. Gibbs Carolina Turkey   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet1424300running076
302777   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford1326480running073
311089   Stanton Barrett Northstar Water   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1266260handling070
32 34   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet11310740handling067
333857   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet1056220running064
342833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet996200running061
353256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet924180oil pump058
36436   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet8110660penalty1660
374247   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet626135handling052
384163   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet616100crash049
391192   David Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet434090crash046
403030   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet424280crash043
412221   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford364065crash040
423351   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet14055crash037
433588   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet16055crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ron Barfield, Jr.2New HollandRicky CravenChevrolet
Jeff Fuller7
Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
Jimmy Foster50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
Dave Blaney93AmocoBill DavisPontiac
Mike Stefanik96Big A Auto PartsMike CurbPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #88,51,63,77,3 accident turn 3 
92820  
29335   #36,23 accident turn 1 
34385  
39435   debris backstretch 
44441  
45539   #77,30,33,92,80,78,37,3 accident turn 2 
54607  
61666   #60,4,74,63 accident turn 3 
678216  
83886   #6 accident turn 3 
89924  
93953   #56,89 accident turn 3 
9614752  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.2%             Average green flag run: 13.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Burton13535
  Mark Martin36383
  Robert Pressley39391
  Hermie Sadler405314
  Joe Bessey546916
  Jeff Burton708213
  Robert Pressley83831
  Mark Martin84885
  Jeff Burton8913345
  Bobby Labonte13414714

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike McLaughlin 673    
2   Buckshot Jones 670   -3  
3   Randy LaJoie 664   -9  
4   Matt Kenseth 645   -28  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 641   -32  
6   Hermie Sadler 639   -34  
7   Dick Trickle 624   -49  
8   Jeff Burton 617   -56  
9   Elliott Sadler 616   -57  
10   Mark Martin 581   -92  
11   Mike Dillon 571   -102  
12   Mark Green 547   -126  
13   Elton Sawyer 537   -136  
14   Jason Keller 532   -141  
15   Jeff Purvis 528   -145  
16   Tim Fedewa 521   -152  
17   Joe Nemechek 510   -163  
18   Glenn Allen, Jr. 481   -192  
19   Robert Pressley 445   -228  
20   Tracy Leslie 437   -236