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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 30 of 31
Saturday, November 7, 1998 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
195 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (300.300 miles)

Time of race: 2:10:23
Average speed: 138.193 mph
Pole speed: 186.673 mph
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: .309 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11060   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19545250running31180
2 63   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19537925running126180
3 444   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac19518350running0165
4 217   Matt Kenseth Lycos.com   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet19531040running0160
51400   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19517215running0155
61252   Kevin Grubb Grubb Motorsports   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet19512140running0150
7 587   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet1959540running0146
81510   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet19513740running0142
92421   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford19510840running5143
102115   Ken Schrader Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet1958090running0134
113663   Casey Atwood Lysol / CHF   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet19514990running25135
123137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19511015running0127
131138   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford19511490running0124
14 993   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac1945740running0121
152930   Todd Bodine Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet1936115running0118
16276   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet19318765running0115
172280   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1937590running0112
181749   Gus Wasson Hoiles Motorsports   (Chris Hoiles)Chevrolet1935590running0109
193036   David Green Stanley Works   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19316390running0106
201995   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Shoney's Inn   (Sadler Brothers)Pontiac1935340running0103
214147   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler & Brake   (George Debidart)Chevrolet1929715running0100
223557   Jason Keller Stihl   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet1928230running097
232614   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1925425running094
244077   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford1918075running091
251840   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet1908250running088
263829   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1888025running085
273733   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1878000running082
283385   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1837975running079
29 334   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet18217300engine076
30328   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet1806150running073
311659   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1795000engine070
324256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1687875running067
333972   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1447850engine064
34 723   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac1294825crash061
35134   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet11915800handling058
362561   Derrike Cope IWX Motor Freight   (Steve Coulter)Pontiac1134775engine055
372866   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11015925crash052
38 164   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1065975radiator854
393420   Blaise Alexander Lisa Express   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet9513675crash046
402088   Kevin Schwantz Phil-Mart   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet474675engine043
414374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet3716675engine040
42 832   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford374675engine037
432399   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet266675engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Tracy Leslie97Beanie RacingTracy LeslieChevrolet
45Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickChevrolet
46Hut Stricklin92KraftMac MartinChevrolet
47Gary Bradberry86Marcrum MotorsportsDon MarcrumChevrolet
48Curtis Markham89Fiberall / AllerestMeredith RuarkFord
49Randy MacDonald73MEd WhitakerChevrolet
50Nathan Buttke78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
51Ken Bouchard50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
52Jeff Finley79Rensi MotorsportsEd RensiChevrolet
53Morgan Shepherd07Shepherd RacingMorgan ShepherdPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17373  
74796   #49 spun turn 4 
809718  
981014   #20 accident turn 2 
1021021  
1031097   #66,44 accident backstretch 
11013021  
1311366   #23 accident turn 2 
13717741  
1781814   #95 spun frontstretch 
1821821  
1831875   #38,59 spun backstretch 
1881958  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.4%             Average green flag run: 23.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dick Trickle188
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.96759
  Mark Martin68747
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.759824
  Casey Atwood9912325
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1241329
  Michael Waltrip1331375
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.13817134
  Mark Martin17219524

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4427    
2   Matt Kenseth 4261   -166  
3   Mike McLaughlin 3931   -496  
4   Elton Sawyer 3448   -979  
5   Elliott Sadler 3410   -1017  
6   Randy LaJoie 3405   -1022  
7   Phil Parsons 3401   -1026  
8   Tim Fedewa 3381   -1046  
9   Buckshot Jones 3333   -1094  
10   Hermie Sadler 3229   -1198  
11   Mike Dillon 3159   -1268  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 3128   -1299  
13   Mark Green 2978   -1449  
14   Kevin Lepage 2944   -1483  
15   Jason Keller 2913   -1514  
16   Jeff Purvis 2892   -1535  
17   Joe Bessey 2690   -1737  
18   Shane Hall 2663   -1764  
19   Ed Berrier 2660   -1767  
20   Andy Santerre 2555   -1872