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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 17 of 31
Sunday, July 5, 1998 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
250 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:33:14
Average speed: 97.89 mph
Pole speed: 119.904 mph
Cautions: 6 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: 5.483 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 23   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25039625running208185
24138   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford25030550running0170
3 14   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet25027175running12170
41036   David Green Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac25020250running0160
51317   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet25018850running0155
6 834   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet25016375running1155
71400   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac25011875running0146
81533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25012175running7147
9 36   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet25016625running6143
101874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet24918475running0134
11 510   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet24910375running4135
121644   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac24910475running0127
132829   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet24910175running0124
142093   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac2497675running0121
152308   Bobby Dotter Kohl's   (Bobby Dotter)Chevrolet2497500running0118
162472   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2499875running12120
173323   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac2497025running0112
18 440   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet2489675running0109
192566   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet24810000running0106
201963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet24814075running0103
21368   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet2487375running0100
222199   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2489275running097
232247   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet2489150running094
241128   Casey Atwood LesCare Kitchens   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet2476005running091
252683   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet2476105running088
261730   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet2475775running085
271220   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet24710325running082
283956   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2475575running079
292989   Jeff Fuller Fiberall / Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2437475handling076
303714   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford2415600running073
314054   Kat Teasdale IGA   (Kat Teasdale)Chevrolet2375375running070
32 937   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2357175running067
33 685   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet2337075running064
343882   Mark McFarland Carolina Shoe   (Robert McFarland)Chevrolet2264975engine061
353159   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2176975running058
362757   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet1906775rear end055
373077   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford1236675engine052
383270   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1174650rear end049
393550   Jimmy Foster Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford434625crash046
403480   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet364600crash043
41 764   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet274775engine040

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Tony Stewart44missed drivers meeting

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12828  
29313   #72 spun turn 4 
32376  
38436   #80 accident turn 2 
44452  
46516   #50 spun turn 3 
526514  
66705   #14 spun turn 2 
71208138  
2092135   #28 spun turn 4 
2142174  
2182214   #56,59,83 spun turn 4 
22225029  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.6%             Average green flag run: 31.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Bessey166
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.75448
  Jeff Purvis556612
  Mike Dillon677812
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.7917698
  Mike McLaughlin1771771
  Tim Fedewa1781847
  Phil Parsons1851884
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18925062

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 2354    
2   Mike McLaughlin 2334   -20  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2332   -22  
4   Randy LaJoie 2024   -330  
5   Elton Sawyer 1985   -369  
6   Buckshot Jones 1965   -389  
7   Tim Fedewa 1958   -396  
8   Phil Parsons 1947   -407  
9   Hermie Sadler 1910   -444  
10   Jason Keller 1904   -450  
11   Mike Dillon 1899   -455  
12   Elliott Sadler 1866   -488  
13   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1844   -510  
14   Jeff Purvis 1809   -545  
15   Mark Green 1808   -546  
16   Dick Trickle 1706   -648  
17   Ed Berrier 1564   -790  
18   Shane Hall 1536   -818  
19   Tracy Leslie 1535   -819  
20   Joe Bessey 1525   -829