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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 9 of 31
Saturday, April 25, 1998 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
113 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (300.580 miles)

Time of race: 2:32:35
Average speed: 118.196 mph
Pole speed: 189.628 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: .171 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 187   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet11334950running33180
22110   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet11332075running3175
3 234   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet11329875running9170
4 300   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac11322300running31165
51664   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11318425running37165
64099   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet11318300running0150
71278   Loy Allen, Jr. Church's Chicken   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet11316950running0146
81917   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11320325running0142
9 636   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac11319800running0138
103938   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford11321275running0134
113357   Jason Keller Justin Boots   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet11213650running0130
123685   Shane Hall Bama Jams & Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet11213325running0127
13 529   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11213200running0124
144320   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet11115575running0121
15264   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet11118225running0118
161540   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet10712825running0115
173772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet10412700handling0112
181830   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet10310575running0109
191063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet7812450crash0106
203056   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet7812850crash0103
21146   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet7813650crash0100
22 82   Larry Pearson New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet789025crash097
232374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet7816400handling094
242512   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet778875crash091
253570   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet778725handling088
26178   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Blount for Governor   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet728500handling085
273833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet7110375overheating082
28 944   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac6610250handling079
293460   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford5910825crash076
30131   Sterling Marlin Rayovac   (Sterling Marlin)Chevrolet537900shocks073
313188   Kevin Schwantz Texas Department of Tourism   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet457950running070
32 43   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet4314300handling067
333235   Lyndon Amick SCANA / Myrtle Beach   (Bill Amick)Pontiac357875engine064
342477   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford2310750crash061
352237   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet239725crash058
362896   Brad Loney Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Pontiac237875crash055
37 793   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac227675crash052
384247   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet229650handling049
392980   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet197625engine046
402089   Stanton Barrett Fiberall / Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford179600handling043
412766   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet814300handling040
421192   David Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet57550crash037
434132   Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing   (Dale Jarrett)Ford59875crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Robert Pressley59Chevrolet
45Doug Reid III7Chevrolet
46Rick Wilson50Ford
47Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
48Mark Day16Pontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7137   #88,89,66,92,47,32,20 accident tri-oval 
14152  
16172   #40 stalled backstretch 
18236  
24318   #1,93,3,96,4,37,77,29,85 accident turn 1 
326029  
61677   #4,44,20,72,70,8,33,74,60 accident turn 4 
687912  
809011   #4,36,64,56,6,30,4,2,12,47,63,99 accident turn 4 
91922  
93942   debris frontstretch 
95973  
981003   debris frontstretch 
10111313  
  Percent of race run under caution: 35.4%             Average green flag run: 9.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek12121
  Dick Trickle224827
  Buckshot Jones49491
  Dick Trickle505910
  Phil Parsons60623
  Mike McLaughlin63719
  Buckshot Jones7210130
  Joe Nemechek10211312

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 1249    
2   Mike McLaughlin 1223   -26  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1205   -44  
4   Elliott Sadler 1132   -117  
5   Buckshot Jones 1130   -119  
6   Hermie Sadler 1094   -155  
7   Randy LaJoie 1090   -159  
8   Dick Trickle 1043   -206  
9   Jason Keller 1041   -208  
10   Mike Dillon 1039   -210  
11   Elton Sawyer 995   -254  
12   Phil Parsons 992   -257  
13   Glenn Allen, Jr. 989   -260  
14   Mark Green 965   -284  
15   Tim Fedewa 953   -296  
16   Joe Nemechek 865   -384  
17   Tracy Leslie 858   -391  
18   Shane Hall 827   -422  
19   Tony Stewart 824   -425  
20   Matt Hutter 803   -446