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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 33
Sunday, February 22, 1998 at North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC
393 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (399.681 miles)

Time of race: 3:24:51
Average speed: 117.065 mph
Pole speed: 156.361 mph
Cautions: 6 for 50 laps
Margin of victory: 1.281 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39390090running73180
2 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39349240running74175
3 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford39351940running104175
42823   Jimmy Spencer Winston No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford39345120running0160
5207   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39339225running11160
61694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39335225running3155
73288   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39342500running7151
8215   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39336625running0142
9334   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39331825running1143
102250   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39336025running6139
111422   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39330750running0130
12 175   Rick Mast Remington M597 Rifles   (Butch Mock)Ford39333700running58132
13 943   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39332600running0124
14 512   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39228400running17126
153530   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39229500running0118
162411   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39228750running0115
17373   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39232100running1117
181299   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford39233500running0109
194036   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39126950running0106
202341   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39128850running0103
214297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford39119500running0100
223629   Jeff Green Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet39119100running097
233133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39125850running094
242544   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39125650running091
252740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39118450running088
262928   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39031340running085
27419   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford39019340running082
283413   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Loans   (Bill Elliott)Ford39015190running079
29108   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet38917515running076
30 826   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios / Pop Secret   (Jack Roush)Ford38814965valve3878
31191   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet37414765crash070
321831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36614715crash067
333818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac36429565crash064
341321   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford36321515crash061
351116   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford36321415running058
363998   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford36221390running055
371590   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford31621365radiator052
38 281   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford27214590crash049
391742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet26921315crash046
402677   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford13014290brakes043
414317   Darrell Waltrip Speedblock / Builders Square   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet12321265crash040
42 396   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet10614340crash037
433010   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford9030615engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kevin Lepage91Little Joe's Auto / PioniteJoe FalkChevrolet
45Todd Bodine35TabascoBob HancherPontiac
46Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
47Morgan Shepherd05Accu-Turn / Good Stuff AmericaMorgan ShepherdPontiac
48Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
49Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17777  
78836   #77 accident turn 2 
8410724  
1081169   #96,41 accident turn 2 
11712610  
12713711   #17,98 accident turn 2 
138273136  
27428512   #16,42,81 accident turn 3 
28635469  
3553606   #28 accident turn 1 
3613655  
3663716   #36,12,18,21,31,1 accident 
37239322  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.7%             Average green flag run: 49.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Mast15252
  Johnny Benson, Jr.537119
  Mark Martin72732
  Bill Elliott74763
  Johnny Benson, Jr.779115
  Dale Jarrett92965
  Mark Martin9710711
  Dale Jarrett1081081
  Mark Martin10919789
  Rusty Wallace1981981
  Jeff Gordon1991991
  Dale Earnhardt2002001
  Bobby Hamilton2012011
  Ricky Craven2022076
  Dale Jarrett2082081
  Rusty Wallace20926961
  Jeff Gordon2702701
  Mark Martin2712722
  Rick Mast2732786
  Rusty Wallace27928810
  Jeff Gordon28929810
  Geoffrey Bodine29930911
  Jeremy Mayfield31032617
  Jeff Gordon32735226
  Johnny Benson, Jr.3533564
  Jeff Gordon3573604
  Rusty Wallace3613622
  Jeff Gordon36339331

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 335    
2   Dale Earnhardt 302   -33  
3   Jeff Gordon 300   -35  
4   Jeremy Mayfield 291   -44  
5   Bill Elliott 289   -46  
6   Jimmy Spencer 278   -57  
7   Terry Labonte 271   -64  
8   Bobby Hamilton 270   -65  
9   Ricky Craven 260   -75  
10   Ernie Irvan 256   -79  
11   Ken Schrader 254   -81  
12   Chad Little 246   -89  
13   Bobby Labonte 239   -96  
14   John Andretti 233   -102  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 230   -105  
16   Mark Martin 224   -111  
17   Kyle Petty 221   -114  
18   Ward Burton 218   -117  
19   Mike Skinner 214   -121  
20   Dale Jarrett 212   -123