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1998 MBNA Platinum 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 33
Sunday, May 31, 1998 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:20:46
Average speed: 119.522 mph
Pole speed: 155.898 mph
Cautions: 5 for 35 laps
Margin of victory: 13.117 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 488   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford40089950running8180
23799   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford40062250running9175
3 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40079350running375175
43618   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40055500running0160
51212   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39942325running0155
6 510   Ricky Rudd Tide With Bleach   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39949275running1155
7 36   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford39940780running3151
8198   Buckshot Jones Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet39926580running0142
9 836   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39835130running0138
10175   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39843430running0134
11 775   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39828455running0130
121643   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39836255running0127
132494   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39831165running0124
142121   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39731655running0121
152533   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39732905running0118
162911   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39730780running0115
17384   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39733795running0112
18 12   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39739680running3114
192040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39622655running0106
20431   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39623955running0103
211390   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39629955running0100
222216   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39629305running097
23267   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39629455running094
241523   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford39529305running196
25343   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39533205running088
26 642   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39428555running085
271831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39421405running082
284291   Kevin Lepage Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet39422255running079
291022   Ward Burton MBNA Platinum   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39328105running076
303371   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet39317955running073
312798   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39224905running070
324141   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39227845running067
33 928   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39132795running064
343578   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford39117745running061
353230   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39027545running058
36119   Lake Speed Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford39020030running055
373997   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford22917520handling052
383096   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet18720000crash049
392377   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford12017500handling046
403181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford3217500crash043
411426   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford924500crash040
422844   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac924500crash037
434050   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet924500crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dennis Setzer13FirstPlus FinancialDan Marino / Bill ElliottFord
45Morgan Shepherd46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
46Todd Bodine35TabascoBob HancherPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12209   #26,44,77,97,50,11,8,16 accident backstretch 
213313  
34385   #81 accident turn 3 
3910062  
1011055   debris turn 3 
1061127  
1131164   debris frontstretch 
11719175  
19220211   #96 accident turn 1 
203400198  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.5%             Average green flag run: 61.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace133
  Jeff Gordon43431
  Jeff Burton35395
  Jeff Gordon4010162
  Jimmy Spencer1021021
  Jeff Gordon10311917
  Mark Martin1201201
  Jeff Gordon1211266
  Mark Martin1271271
  Jeff Gordon12822699
  Mark Martin2272271
  Jeff Gordon22829366
  Jeff Burton2942974
  Ricky Rudd2982981
  Jeff Gordon29939294
  Dale Jarrett3934008

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 1765    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 1718   -47  
3   Rusty Wallace 1673   -92  
4   Mark Martin 1655   -110  
5   Dale Jarrett 1635   -130  
6   Terry Labonte 1595   -170  
7   Bobby Labonte 1499   -266  
8   Jeff Burton 1427   -338  
9   Ken Schrader 1410   -355  
10   Jimmy Spencer 1409   -356  
11   Bill Elliott 1384   -381  
12   Michael Waltrip 1373   -392  
13   Dale Earnhardt 1357   -408  
14   Ernie Irvan 1324   -441  
15   Bobby Hamilton 1285   -480  
16   Ward Burton 1278   -487  
17   Brett Bodine 1268   -497  
18   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1262   -503  
19   Ted Musgrave 1231   -534  
20   Chad Little 1171   -594  
21   John Andretti 1169   -596