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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 13 of 31
Saturday, May 30, 1998 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:32:12
Average speed: 130.152 mph
Pole speed: 151.688 mph
Cautions: 1 for 8 laps
Margin of victory: 4.022 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1163   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20034075running88185
2 38   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Hillin Racing   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet20024340running45175
3 744   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20018790running0165
42732   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford20014690running0160
5 634   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20018290running2160
6 859   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2008790running0150
71110   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet20011090running2151
81438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford20013440running0142
91957   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet19910485running0138
10 521   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1998585running0134
113074   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19915810running0130
12 464   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1995935running0127
13 140   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet19910660running4129
14102   Jeff Green New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1995760running0121
151272   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet19910235running0118
162037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1998760running0115
172433   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1988635running0112
18 999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1988610running0109
191700   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1988560running0106
202552   Kevin Grubb Grubb Motorsports   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet1986660running0103
212966   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19813010running0100
22234   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet19712925running097
233456   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1978400running499
241877   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford1978475running091
253129   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1968350running088
261380   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1966325running085
274243   Brad Noffsinger Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Chevrolet1965400running082
28216   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet19612775running079
293385   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1968245running076
302236   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19511950running073
313263   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet1957195running070
321514   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1955170running067
332830   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet1955145running064
343648   Brad Loney Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1955120running061
353589   Jeff Fuller Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1957095running058
364093   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac1955070running055
373747   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet1947045running052
383820   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1939670running049
392623   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac1895120running046
40 217   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet13611520crash5548
413950   Dennis Setzer Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford1095020transmission00
424339   Eddie Beahr Fidelity Printing / Lowman Electrics   (Wayne Beahr)Ford695220rear end037
434178   Loy Allen, Jr. Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet185020rear end034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Hal Browning46Donald JohnsonChevrolet
Bryan Wall73Wood WorksJohn WallFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1138138  
1391457   #17 accident turn 1 
14620055  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.5%             Average green flag run: 96.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Lepage144
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.51612
  Matt Kenseth177054
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.71722
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.739927
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1001012
  Matt Kenseth1021021
  Mike McLaughlin1031042
  Phil Parsons1051062
  Jeff Krogh1071104
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.11113929
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.14020061

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike McLaughlin 1845    
2   Matt Kenseth 1732   -113  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1681   -164  
4   Buckshot Jones 1556   -289  
5   Randy LaJoie 1538   -307  
6   Dick Trickle 1524   -321  
7   Jason Keller 1501   -344  
8   Tim Fedewa 1489   -356  
8   Hermie Sadler 1489   -356  
10   Elliott Sadler 1484   -361  
11   Mike Dillon 1481   -364  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1465   -380  
13   Phil Parsons 1434   -411  
14   Mark Green 1431   -414  
15   Elton Sawyer 1416   -429  
16   Jeff Purvis 1285   -560  
17   Ed Berrier 1215   -630  
18   Shane Hall 1199   -646  
19   Tracy Leslie 1162   -683  
20   Tony Stewart 1159   -686