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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 1 of 31
Saturday, February 14, 1998 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
120 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:11:11
Average speed: 137.213 mph
Pole speed: 190.134 mph
Cautions: 6 for 24 laps
Margin of victory: .178 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 287   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet12078600running105185
2 44   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet12066225running0170
32660   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford12047500running0165
4 500   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac12039350running0160
52274   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12041725running0155
6 717   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet12031125running0150
72721   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford12025675running0146
81688   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (David Ridling)Chevrolet12027225running0142
93012   Jimmy Spencer Zippo Manufacturing   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet12020975running3143
103210   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet12025025running0134
11 615   Mike Wallace Petree Racing   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet12020825running0130
121829   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12026975running0127
131196   John Andretti Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Chevrolet12018000running0124
144037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet12021700running0121
153489   Stanton Barrett Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford12022500running0118
163957   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet11920525running0115
171470   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet11917950running0112
18 134   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet11925325running7114
194245   Brad Loney Hunters Specialties / GTS   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet11919600running0106
203833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11919900running0103
211736   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac11923850running0100
22249   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford11916475running5102
231564   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11916100running094
242372   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet11818975running091
253347   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler & Brake   (George Debidart)Chevrolet11816050running088
261277   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford11716825running085
273540   Rick Fuller Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet11716650running082
283738   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford11718725running079
293185   Shane Hall Dura Shine   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet11617475running076
301399   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet11217600running073
31 944   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac10917200crash070
324332   Larry Pearson White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford10915275crash067
332963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac10117100running064
343659   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet9817050running061
351093   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac8714920crash058
362566   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet8616825running055
37 33   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet8121425crash052
38 88   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Yahoo Sports   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet7614925engine049
394143   Stevie Reeves Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford7516675engine00
40216   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2621125running043
412880   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1114575crash040
421930   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet114525crash037
432056   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet114475crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Larry Pearson32driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ron Barfield, Jr.2New HollandRicky CravenChevrolet
Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Blaise Alexander20Rescue Engine FormulaAllen CretsingerChevrolet
Lance Hooper23WCWRichard JacksonPontiac
Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickPontiac
Dale Shaw48Unifirst UniformsJames PorterFord
Jimmy Foster50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
Larry Pearson55RawlingsBobby JonesPontiac
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Hank Parker, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
Derrike Cope92KraftMac MartinChevrolet
Doug Reid III97Substation ServiceDoug Reid IIIChevrolet
DCDale Jarrett32White RainDale JarrettFord
DCBobby Labonte32White RainDale JarrettFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
276   #56,6,66,47,99,80,30,38,9 accident backstretch 
82316  
24263   #72 accident turn 3 
278963  
90934   #93 accident turn 3 
941007  
1011044   #59,36 accident turn 1 
1051062  
1071093   #3,64 accident backstretch 
1101101  
1111144   #44,32,85,29 accident turn 1 
1151206  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.0%             Average green flag run: 13.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike McLaughlin177
  Joe Nemechek87871
  Jeff Burton79835
  Jimmy Spencer84863
  Joe Nemechek8712034

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Joe Nemechek 185    
2   Jeff Purvis 170   -15  
3   Mark Martin 165   -20  
4   Buckshot Jones 160   -25  
5   Randy LaJoie 155   -30  
6   Matt Kenseth 150   -35  
7   Michael Waltrip 146   -39  
8   Jimmy Spencer 143   -42  
9   Kevin Schwantz 142   -43  
10   Phil Parsons 134   -51  
11   Mike Wallace 130   -55  
12   Hermie Sadler 127   -58  
13   John Andretti 124   -61  
14   Mark Green 121   -64  
15   Stanton Barrett 118   -67  
16   Jason Keller 115   -70  
17   Mike McLaughlin 114   -71  
18   Dale Fischlein 112   -73  
19   Brad Loney 106   -79  
20   Tim Fedewa 103   -82