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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 33
Sunday, March 29, 1998 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:00
Average speed: 82.85 mph
Pole speed: 124.275 mph
Cautions: 14 for 88 laps
Margin of victory: .583 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50090860running63180
2 35   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50057960running115175
3 688   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford50057660running18170
4 599   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50047670running0160
5 826   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford50038770running0155
61433   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50043270running5155
7 96   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford50039070running0146
82916   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford50033470running0142
93221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford50035320running1143
101750   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49938165running0134
112011   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford49932295running0130
121012   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford49930940running0127
134190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford49831715running0124
142623   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford49837915running0121
153894   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford49831515running17123
164241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet49830590running0115
173922   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac49829740running0112
18404   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49829540running35114
192143   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49734030running0106
202836   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49731175running16108
213096   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet49723415running0100
22373   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49633715running097
23431   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49618665running094
241246   Morgan Shepherd First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet49618590running091
251975   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford49622245running088
261530   Derrike Cope Gumout Long Life Formula   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac49528615running085
272391   Kevin Lepage Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet49119495running082
283177   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford48918440crash079
291635   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac48618410running076
303510   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford48234485running073
31369   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford48020315transmission070
32 431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet46017395running067
33 12   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford44637275running22074
34 718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac44232235crash061
353497   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford44220215crash1063
361198   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford42526695running055
372213   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford39917185running052
383344   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39424175running049
39187   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford38524165overheating046
402440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet32417150running043
41258   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet20417125handling040
421381   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford15517100crash037
432728   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford8832077crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jeff Green29Team Monte CarloGary BechtelChevrolet
45Joe Nemechek42BellSouthFelix SabatesChevrolet
46Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
47Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
694   #13,9 spun turn 4 
102617  
27315   #13 spun turn 4 
325322  
54585   #35,16 spun backstretch 
598931  
90934   #28 accident turn 4 
9410411  
1051095   #41 spun turn 4 
11013324  
1341396   #98 spun turn 2 
14015617  
15716711   #8,81 spun turn 1 
16819326  
1941996   NASCAR 
20021617  
2172215   #44 accident turn 1 
222342121  
34335614   #31 spun turn 4 
35737216  
3733775   #46 spun backstretch 
37843659  
4374415   #2 accident turn 1 
4424432  
4444529   #18,31,97 accident turns 3/4 
45348634  
4874904   #98 spun backstretch 
49150010  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.6%             Average green flag run: 27.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace11818
  Terry Labonte195436
  Chad Little55639
  Rusty Wallace6410441
  Chad Little1051051
  Bill Elliott1061094
  Bobby Hamilton11014334
  Rusty Wallace14416219
  Bobby Hamilton1631631
  Ken Schrader1641685
  Ernie Irvan16918416
  Rusty Wallace18521733
  Bill Elliott21823013
  Rusty Wallace2312377
  Terry Labonte2382414
  Rusty Wallace242343102
  Michael Waltrip3443441
  Dale Jarrett34536218
  Terry Labonte36343775
  Jeff Gordon43850063

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 909    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 908   -1  
3   Jeff Gordon 868   -41  
4   Terry Labonte 851   -58  
5   Bill Elliott 803   -106  
6   Dale Earnhardt 802   -107  
7   Mark Martin 799   -110  
8   Jeff Burton 794   -115  
9   Dale Jarrett 785   -124  
10   Ken Schrader 730   -179  
11   Jimmy Spencer 690   -219  
12   Michael Waltrip 687   -222  
13   Johnny Benson, Jr. 683   -226  
14   Bobby Labonte 680   -229  
15   Ward Burton 665   -244  
16   Ted Musgrave 663   -246  
17   Bobby Hamilton 645   -264  
18   Dick Trickle 619   -290  
19   John Andretti 611   -298  
20   Ernie Irvan 610   -299