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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 21 of 31
Friday, July 31, 1998 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN
200 laps on a 0.686 mile paved track (137.200 miles)

Time of race: 1:44:23
Average speed: 78.883 mph
Pole speed: 111.409 mph
Cautions: 6 for 34 laps
Margin of victory: 1.468 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1163   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20034225running63185
2 866   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20032050running56175
3 100   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac20018025running50170
4 274   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20020600running0160
5 636   David Green Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac20015575running0155
63217   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20015375running0150
72721   Mike Bliss Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford20010600running0146
8 438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford20012375running0142
9 715   Mike Wallace Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet2005300running0138
10108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet2008075running0134
113856   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2006750running0130
122044   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac2009000running0127
131777   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford2009650running0124
143372   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2007600running0121
151830   Todd Bodine Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet2006115running0118
163057   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet2007680running0115
173123   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac2004570running0112
181234   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19912050running0109
19 983   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet1996100running0106
201340   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet1996915running0103
212929   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1997655running0100
22 335   Lyndon Amick SCANA / South Carolina   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1994445running31102
231414   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1994435running094
242880   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1995425running091
253759   Jimmie Johnson Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1984765running088
263950   Dave Rezendes Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford1984405running085
273699   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1967495running082
281137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1877385running079
292247   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet1837375running076
302563   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet1806590running073
31156   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet13810855handling070
322689   Jeff Fuller Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1386345running067
331993   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac1154335crash064
342310   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet916325crash061
353464   Curtis Markham Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet916315crash058
36354   Matt Hutter Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet9110805crash055
372485   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet846295crash052
38 533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet4910785crash049
392190   Kevin Prince Golden Leaf   (Charles Prince)Chevrolet84275engine00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Brad Noffsinger43Curb RecordsMike CurbChevrolet
Stevie Reeves54IGAKat TeasdaleChevrolet
Mark McFarland82Carolina ShoeRobert McFarlandChevrolet
Kenneth Nichols94Clabber Girl Baking PowderPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14949  
50534   #33 accident turn 1 
54596  
60656   #6 accident backstretch 
668419  
85884   #85 accident turn 2 
89935  
9410411   #10,64,47,4 accident backstretch 
10511511  
1161205   #93 accident backstretch 
12115030  
1511544   #50 spun turn 4 
15520046  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 23.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buckshot Jones15050
  Lyndon Amick518131
  Elliott Sadler8213756
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.13820063

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2991    
2   Matt Kenseth 2943   -48  
3   Mike McLaughlin 2864   -127  
4   Randy LaJoie 2654   -337  
5   Buckshot Jones 2495   -496  
6   Elton Sawyer 2472   -519  
7   Elliott Sadler 2467   -524  
8   Tim Fedewa 2454   -537  
9   Phil Parsons 2398   -593  
10   Mike Dillon 2372   -619  
11   Hermie Sadler 2354   -637  
12   Mark Green 2231   -760  
13   Jason Keller 2229   -762  
13   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2229   -762  
15   Jeff Purvis 2119   -872  
16   Joe Bessey 1985   -1006  
17   Ed Berrier 1910   -1081  
18   Shane Hall 1891   -1100  
19   Tracy Leslie 1887   -1104  
20   Kevin Lepage 1760   -1231