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1998 Sam's Town Las Vegas 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 3 of 31
Saturday, February 28, 1998 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:43
Average speed: 114.129 mph
Pole speed: 162.577 mph
Cautions: 7 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: .211 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 712   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet20072950running46180
2 83   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20059000running0170
3 287   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20040975running87175
4 39   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford20032650running50165
52332   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford20026550running0155
6 160   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford20022400running8155
72172   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet20026050running3151
8 400   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac20024350running3147
9 529   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20022050running3143
104177   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford20019450running0134
111180   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet20017700running0130
12 66   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet20021650running0127
131640   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet20016600running0124
141466   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20022590running0121
152789   Stanton Barrett Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford20018580running0118
161037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20018095running0115
172599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet19916760crash0112
183174   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19929950crash0109
191833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19916340running0106
201321   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford19913555running0103
211256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet19914220running0100
222264   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet19913010running097
232863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet19915900running094
241517   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet19820390running091
253620   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet19813680running088
263447   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19813570running085
27 934   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19819960running082
28174   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet19719850running079
293036   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19718740running076
303738   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford19714355running073
313545   Brad Loney Hunters Specialties / GTS   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet19514020handling070
323996   Mike Stefanik Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Pontiac19313910running067
333257   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet19213800handling064
342444   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18513690crash061
354214   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford17911580rear end058
363383   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet16811495crash055
372010   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet16513435engine052
383859   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet13513350handling049
394348   Dale Shaw Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford12911340rear end046
401930   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet8811330crash043
412650   Jimmy Foster Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford8711320crash040
422988   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (David Ridling)Chevrolet4613316crash037
434085   Shane Hall Dura Shine   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet4513500crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ron Barfield, Jr.2New HollandRicky CravenChevrolet
Rick Fuller04ChannellockDoug TaylorChevrolet
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Yahoo SportsRobert HayesChevrolet
Brendan Gaughan31Bill BaumgardnerChevrolet
Lyndon Amick35SCANA / South CarolinaBill AmickPontiac
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Dale Fischlein70Adrian CarriersIvan MurphyChevrolet
Hank Parker, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14848  
49557   #85,88 accident turn 1 
569035  
91966   #30 accident backstretch 
971004  
1011077   #50 accident turn 2 
10814235  
1431464   #59,64,34 accident frontstretch 
14716923  
1701745   #83 accident turn 2 
1751806  
1811844   #47,34,6 accident frontstretch 
1851884  
1891935   #44,17,4,57,63 accident frontstretch 
1942007  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 20.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin111
  Joe Nemechek298
  Jeff Burton104233
  Mark Martin43497
  Joe Nemechek5012879
  Jeff Burton12914315
  Hermie Sadler1441463
  Buckshot Jones1471493
  Mike Dillon1501523
  Jimmy Spencer15317422
  Jeff Burton1751751
  Jimmy Spencer1761838
  Jeff Burton1841841
  Jimmy Spencer18520016

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mark Martin 485    
2   Jeff Burton 437   -48  
3   Buckshot Jones 425   -60  
4   Matt Kenseth 421   -64  
5   Randy LaJoie 410   -75  
6   Hermie Sadler 397   -88  
7   Mike Dillon 384   -101  
8   Mark Green 374   -111  
9   Joe Nemechek 360   -125  
10   Jeff Purvis 352   -133  
11   Mike McLaughlin 351   -134  
12   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 337   -148  
13   Elliott Sadler 326   -159  
14   Jimmy Spencer 323   -162  
15   Dick Trickle 321   -164  
16   Tim Fedewa 318   -167  
17   Jason Keller 313   -172  
18   Tony Stewart 306   -179  
19   Tracy Leslie 282   -203  
19   Matt Hutter 282   -203