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1998 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 13 of 33
Saturday, June 6, 1998 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:29
Average speed: 97.044 mph
Pole speed: 125.558 mph
Cautions: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1165   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40099975running96180
2 488   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford40075625running108180
3222   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford40056875running27170
4 733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet40062075running0160
5196   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford40065025running73160
61512   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford40039075running0150
71399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford40042150running0146
81418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40043750running0142
91128   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford40041850running0138
10 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet40031300running81139
112610   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford40041900running0130
121842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet40032750running0127
13 997   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford40026175running0124
143723   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford39935675running0121
151016   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39933735running0118
16394   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39935500running0115
172090   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39930800running0112
18 826   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford39930450running12114
192422   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39930225running0106
202511   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39832150running0103
21383   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39834250running0100
222943   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39834125running097
23 581   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford39822950running094
242744   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39829225running091
252194   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39829075running088
26129   Lake Speed Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford39722450running085
27 298   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39725425running082
28417   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39728600running079
292336   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39728375running076
303431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39621645running073
312850   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39627975running070
32421   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39520925running067
333096   Kevin Lepage Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet39020385crash064
344330   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39024850handling061
353135   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac37917825running058
363571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet37417800running055
37 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet37244975crash257
383613   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford36117750handling049
393241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet34824725running046
403321   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford34024700crash148
411777   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford26017675running040
42 646   Jeff Green First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18317650crash037
434075   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford11317650engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Buckshot Jones8Circuit CityStavola BrothersChevrolet
45Kevin Lepage91Little Joe's Auto / PioniteJoe FalkChevrolet
DCDavid Green96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
WDJerry Glanville51HBO / Unifirst UniformsJerry GlanvilleFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1121121  
12213110   #77 accident turn 3 
13218655  
18719711   #46 spun turn 4 
198343146  
3443496   #21 accident turn 3 
35037223  
37338210   #24 accident turn 2 
3833831  
3843896   #44,97,26,10,96,77,35 accident backstretch 
3903934  
3943963   #96,30,31,13 accident turn 2 
3973993  
4004001   #26 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.8%             Average green flag run: 50.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon122
  Sterling Marlin38078
  Terry Labonte819616
  Dale Jarrett9710610
  Johnny Benson, Jr.10711812
  Dale Jarrett1191202
  Sterling Marlin1211233
  Terry Labonte12418764
  Michael Waltrip1881881
  Terry Labonte1891979
  Mark Martin19827073
  Dale Jarrett27130838
  Terry Labonte3093102
  Dale Jarrett31134434
  Rusty Wallace34537127
  Terry Labonte3723732
  Dale Jarrett37439724
  Terry Labonte3984003

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeremy Mayfield 1868    
2   Rusty Wallace 1843   -25  
3   Jeff Gordon 1822   -46  
4   Mark Martin 1815   -53  
4   Dale Jarrett 1815   -53  
6   Terry Labonte 1775   -93  
7   Bobby Labonte 1641   -227  
8   Jeff Burton 1573   -295  
9   Ken Schrader 1570   -298  
10   Jimmy Spencer 1530   -338  
11   Bill Elliott 1472   -396  
12   Dale Earnhardt 1457   -411  
13   Michael Waltrip 1421   -447  
14   Bobby Hamilton 1400   -468  
14   Ernie Irvan 1400   -468  
16   Ward Burton 1384   -484  
17   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1376   -492  
18   Brett Bodine 1371   -497  
19   Ted Musgrave 1349   -519  
20   Chad Little 1295   -573