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1998 Pennsylvania 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 33
Sunday, July 26, 1998 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:47
Average speed: 134.66 mph
Pole speed: 168.805 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: 1.153 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200162770running164185
2 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford20089220running2175
31999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20073170running1170
4 418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20075545running0160
51188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford20063815running0155
6 32   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford20049990running3155
7 93   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20049890running14151
81733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet20052290running0142
91636   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac20042390running0138
101021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20047440running1139
113140   Sterling Marlin Coors Non-Alcoholic   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet20033890running0130
121843   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20044740running0127
13271   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20030890running0124
14407   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford20039090running0121
151216   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20039015running0118
162397   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford20029665running0115
17 542   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet20036065running0112
182912   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford20035765running0109
192123   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford19937715running0106
20374   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet19941740running0103
213544   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac19934865running0100
221428   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford19941165running097
234130   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac19934340running094
241546   Jeff Green First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet19823715running091
254213   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford19826890running088
26349   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford19826640running085
273296   Hut Stricklin Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet19826890running082
284398   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford19730140running079
292690   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19633465running076
302831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19525815running073
31225   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19238685running070
323977   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18025015running067
333626   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford17529315running064
34 122   Ward Burton MBNA Platinum   (Bill Davis)Pontiac17136815crash1566
35 881   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford16821490valve058
363394   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford16628390crash055
373075   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford16521300running052
383811   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford15328150running049
392041   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet15128125engine046
40 791   Morgan Shepherd LJ Racing   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet14321100rear end043
412450   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet14228075running040
421310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford13637450radiator037
432571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet11021025crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Randy MacDonald79T.R.I.X. Racing / NUCAR Conn.Ted Walters / George PywowariwChevrolet
45Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
46Jimmy Horton35TabascoBob HancherPontiac
WDTim Steele15Rescue Engine FormulaBud MooreFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17171  
72754   #91 accident turn 1 
7611439  
1151195   #71 accident turn 1 
12014324  
1441474   #31 accident turn 3 
14816316  
1641674   debris 
1681725  
1731808   #22,30,12,7,5,16 accident turn 1 
18120020  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 29.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace133
  Jeff Gordon43835
  Mark Martin39402
  Jeff Burton41411
  Jeff Gordon4211574
  Ward Burton1161216
  Dale Earnhardt12213514
  Ward Burton1361449
  Michael Waltrip1451451
  Jeff Gordon14620055

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2712    
2   Mark Martin 2650   -62  
3   Dale Jarrett 2584   -128  
4   Jeremy Mayfield 2499   -213  
5   Rusty Wallace 2462   -250  
6   Bobby Labonte 2365   -347  
7   Jeff Burton 2304   -408  
8   Terry Labonte 2236   -476  
9   Dale Earnhardt 2112   -600  
10   Jimmy Spencer 2074   -638  
11   Ken Schrader 2066   -646  
12   Bill Elliott 1951   -761  
13   Bobby Hamilton 1948   -764  
14   John Andretti 1935   -777  
15   Michael Waltrip 1933   -779  
16   Ernie Irvan 1878   -834  
17   Sterling Marlin 1834   -878  
18   Ward Burton 1825   -887  
19   Ted Musgrave 1816   -896  
20   Chad Little 1799   -913