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1998 Food City 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 23 of 31
Friday, August 21, 1998 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
250 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (133.250 miles)

Time of race: 1:43:59
Average speed: 76.887 mph
Pole speed: 121.512 mph
Cautions: 10 for 66 laps
Margin of victory: .159 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 540   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet25033680running13180
2 210   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet25023155running0170
31032   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford25013240running134175
44030   Todd Bodine Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet2508965running0160
51633   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25019615running0155
63215   Ken Schrader Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet2506515running0150
73183   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet25010165running0146
82700   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac24910065running0142
9114   Nathan Buttke Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet24912465running0138
101936   David Green Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac24915365running0134
113963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet24910115running0130
124350   Dave Rezendes Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford2495665running0127
133829   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2479905running0124
14208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet2467585running0121
15 43   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet24614490running0118
162947   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler & Brake   (George Debidart)Chevrolet2438855running0115
171334   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet24213035crash0112
181438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford2418515crash0109
191259   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2416205crash0106
20 637   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2419015crash0103
21 344   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac2407440crash15105
22152   Ricky Craven New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet2405430crash097
23251   Sterling Marlin Rayovac   (Sterling Marlin)Chevrolet2405420running094
242177   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation   (Tony Hall)Ford2378510running091
25 752   Kevin Grubb Virginia Is For Lovers   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet2365600crash088
263599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2188390handling085
27 112   Steve Grissom Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet1687180crash8887
284280   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1636345crash079
292293   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac1585335radiator076
30 885   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1578425crash073
31 974   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet13313940engine070
322866   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12612805engine067
33346   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet11811795running064
341817   Matt Kenseth Lycos.com   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11411785running061
354156   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet885275crash058
363314   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet845265crash055
372392   Jeff Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet515255crash052
382457   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet515245crash049
391764   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet505235crash046
403772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet425225crash043
413620   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet295365crash040
422689   Ashton Lewis Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford115205crash037
433075   Kelly Denton Food Country   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet85200engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Michael Waltrip21Band-AidMichael WaltripFord
45Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickPontiac
46Greg Marlowe78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
47Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
485   #6,17,47 accident backstretch 
9146  
15195   #14 accident turn 2 
203011  
31377   #3 accident backstretch 
385215  
536210   #00,8,57,64,77,92,93,99 accident frontstretch 
63719  
728514   #14,56,74,80,85,93 accident turn 3 
86938  
94985   #2,3,83,99 accident turn 4 
9916971  
1701756   #12,80 accident turn 2 
17618611  
1871915   #52 accident frontstretch 
19223645  
2372404   #85 accident backstretch 
2412422  
2432464   #00,2,15,33,34,38,44,52,59 accident frontstretch 
2472504  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 16.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Steve Grissom16969
  Kevin Lepage708011
  Steve Grissom819212
  Tony Stewart93964
  Steve Grissom971037
  Tony Stewart10411411
  Dale Jarrett115248134
  Kevin Lepage2492502

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3269    
2   Matt Kenseth 3174   -95  
3   Mike McLaughlin 3094   -175  
4   Randy LaJoie 2839   -430  
5   Buckshot Jones 2758   -511  
6   Elton Sawyer 2728   -541  
7   Phil Parsons 2677   -592  
8   Tim Fedewa 2676   -593  
9   Elliott Sadler 2610   -659  
10   Hermie Sadler 2548   -721  
11   Mike Dillon 2539   -730  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2396   -873  
13   Mark Green 2383   -886  
14   Jason Keller 2357   -912  
15   Jeff Purvis 2119   -1150  
16   Joe Bessey 2110   -1159  
17   Kevin Lepage 2100   -1169  
18   Ed Berrier 2065   -1204  
19   Tracy Leslie 2051   -1218  
20   Shane Hall 2004   -1265