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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 2 of 31
Saturday, February 21, 1998 at North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC
197 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (200.349 miles)

Time of race: 1:40:00
Average speed: 120.209 mph
Pole speed: 152.119 mph
Cautions: 4 for 21 laps
Margin of victory: .092 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12717   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet19730145running1180
2 144   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac19715770running60175
31760   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19714670running0165
4 29   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford19712315running136170
51334   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19718165running0155
6 566   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19716815running0150
73774   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19715865running0146
82072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1976865running0142
9 737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1979510running0138
103957   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet1979700running0134
11 864   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1974500running0130
123829   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1978500running0127
132263   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1978400running0124
14 938   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1979500running0121
151100   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1977500running0118
16 63   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19712100running0115
171659   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1977570running0112
181833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1977265running0109
19 336   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19712360running0106
20404   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet19712375running0103
211528   Casey Atwood Brooks & Dunn / Red Line   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet1974240running0100
222552   Kevin Grubb Crestar Bank   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet1964230running097
231420   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1968720running094
242892   Derrike Cope Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet1964200running091
251047   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler & Brake   (George Debidart)Chevrolet1964340running088
262635   Lyndon Amick SCANA / Myrtle Beach   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1954135running085
273485   Shane Hall Dura Shine   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1947130running082
283556   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1945125running079
29 499   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1947120running076
30366   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet19211740running073
313032   Jason Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford1924105running070
322488   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1906200running067
334355   Larry Pearson Beverage Source   (Bobby Jones)Pontiac1904295running064
343130   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet1894085running061
354296   Mike Stefanik Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Pontiac1866080running058
362180   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1844075running055
372945   Brad Loney Hunters Specialties / GTS   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1486070crash052
381978   Hank Parker, Jr. Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1464065engine049
394143   Stevie Reeves David Kersh / Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford1396065running046
403310   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1306065engine043
412351   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet1154065handling040
421293   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac544065crash037
433246   Gary Laton Tampico Citrus Punch   (Thomas Laton)Chevrolet44065crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Yahoo SportsRobert HayesChevrolet
Kevin Cywinski11Key MotorsportsCurtis KeyFord
Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
Lance Hooper23WCWRichard JacksonPontiac
Rick Fuller40ChannellockDoug TaylorChevrolet
J.D. Gibbs42Carolina TurkeyJoe GibbsPontiac
Dale Shaw48Unifirst UniformsJames PorterFord
Jimmy Foster50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
Michael Ritch58Shoe CarnivalJohn RitchChevrolet
Ed Berrier77Lear Corporation / UAWTony HallFord
Stanton Barrett89AllarestMeredith RuarkFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7104   #46,43,55 accident backstretch 
115545  
56616   #93 accident turn 1 
6211554  
1161216   debris 
12215029  
1511555   #45 accident turn 3 
15619742  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.7%             Average green flag run: 35.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart144
  Jeff Burton5116112
  Tony Stewart11712711
  Jeff Burton12815124
  Tony Stewart15219645
  Matt Kenseth1971971

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 330    
1   Mark Martin 330   0  
3   Randy LaJoie 301   -29  
4   Buckshot Jones 278   -52  
5   Jeff Purvis 273   -57  
6   Jeff Burton 272   -58  
7   Mike McLaughlin 269   -61  
8   Mark Green 259   -71  
9   Hermie Sadler 254   -76  
10   Jason Keller 249   -81  
11   Tony Stewart 245   -85  
12   Mike Dillon 233   -97  
13   Dick Trickle 224   -106  
14   Tim Fedewa 212   -118  
15   Kevin Schwantz 209   -121  
16   Matt Hutter 206   -124  
17   Elliott Sadler 205   -125  
18   Elton Sawyer 200   -130  
19   Tracy Leslie 188   -142  
20   Joe Nemechek 185   -145