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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 33 of 33
Sunday, November 8, 1998 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps* on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:42
Average speed: 114.915 mph
Pole speed: 193.461 mph
Cautions: 5 for 68 laps
Margin of victory: .739 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet221164450running113185
2 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford221100400running62175
3 46   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford22167350running0165
43599   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford22164600running0160
52091   Todd Bodine Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet22155000running0155
6144   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet22161750running0150
71333   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet22149280running0146
8385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet22149150running0142
9 531   Mike Skinner Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet22139725running18143
10107   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford22146150running0134
112297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford22140725running0130
12 890   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford22142850running0127
13373   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet22146025running0124
14 222   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac22141975running2126
15 912   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford22141650running0118
16 128   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford22159125running1120
17171   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet22133455running0112
183116   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford22140340running0109
192513   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford22129100running0106
20182   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford22144885running0103
212323   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford22140720running0100
222821   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford22138755running097
234026   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford22138440running094
243410   Ricky Rudd Tide Happy Holidays   (Ricky Rudd)Ford22144225running091
253936   Ricky Craven Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac22137910running088
262794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford22137695running085
273071   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet22128380running1087
283377   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford22130365running079
294144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac22137205running076
30 630   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac22137130running073
311511   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford22137765running1275
323643   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac22142300running372
332678   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford21928935running064
344281   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford21826870running061
352950   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet21833805running058
361246   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet21726740running055
37199   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Powerpuff Girls   (Harry Melling)Ford21726710running052
384335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac21326575running049
39328   Morgan Shepherd Nokia / Kendall   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet19726575crash046
401142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth / The Real Yellowpages   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet17933575engine043
411641   David Green Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet15533575engine040
422440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet13926575engine037
43 718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac13444075engine034
* Race shortened to 221 laps due to curfew.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rich Bickle98Thorn Apple ValleyCale YarboroughFord
45Rick Mast75Remington ArmsButch MockFord
46Steve Grissom96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
47Andy Hillenburg80Hover MotorsportsStan HoverFord
48Harris DeVane08Georgia Peanut / DeVane RacingHarris DeVaneChevrolet
WDBuckshot Jones00Pontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13737  
388649   rain 
8712842  
1291335   NASCAR 
1341407  
1411444   oil on track 
14519147  
1921965   NASCAR 
1971982  
1992035   #8 accident turn 2 
20422118  
  Percent of race run under caution: 30.8%             Average green flag run: 25.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.111
  Dale Jarrett23736
  Ward Burton38381
  John Andretti39413
  Dave Marcis425110
  Brett Bodine52521
  Dale Jarrett537422
  Ward Burton75751
  Brett Bodine768611
  Jeff Gordon87192106
  Mike Skinner19321018
  Dale Jarrett2112144
  Jeff Gordon2152217

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 5328    
2   Mark Martin 4964   -364  
3   Dale Jarrett 4619   -709  
4   Rusty Wallace 4501   -827  
5   Jeff Burton 4415   -913  
6   Bobby Labonte 4180   -1148  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 4157   -1171  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3928   -1400  
9   Terry Labonte 3901   -1427  
10   Bobby Hamilton 3786   -1542  
11   John Andretti 3682   -1646  
12   Ken Schrader 3675   -1653  
13   Sterling Marlin 3530   -1798  
14   Jimmy Spencer 3464   -1864  
15   Chad Little 3423   -1905  
16   Ward Burton 3352   -1976  
17   Michael Waltrip 3340   -1988  
18   Bill Elliott 3305   -2023  
19   Ernie Irvan 3262   -2066  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3160   -2168