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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 33
Sunday, March 22, 1998 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.238 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:40
Average speed: 127.962 mph
Pole speed: 168.665 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: .228 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford293110035running68180
22424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29375075running0170
3142   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford29352240running1170
43712   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford29345930running25165
5 299   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford29349075running195165
6335   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29348600running0150
7 16   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford29347995running3151
82126   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford29326340running0142
92681   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford29333285running0138
102016   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford29239930running0134
11 922   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac29233500running0130
12273   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29237595running0127
131643   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac29237990running0124
14 840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet29124560running0121
153094   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford29132430running1123
16 721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford29132435running0115
172997   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford29123690running0112
183233   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet29132820running0109
193641   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet29129740running0106
201777   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford29120970running0103
213523   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford29031405running0100
222211   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford29028840running097
23 618   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac29033425running094
24 490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford29028310running091
25349   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford29020995running088
261396   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet29020685running085
274135   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac29017300running082
281931   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet28920245running079
294044   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac28826940running076
304317   Darrell Waltrip NASCAR 50th Anniversary / Tim Flock Special   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet28826810running073
312513   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford28817655running070
324229   Jeff Green Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet28820025running067
331810   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford28832745running064
341091   Kevin Lepage Pionite   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet28716215running061
35384   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet28623085running058
363936   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac28522955running055
372842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet28522875running052
382350   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet28425225running049
39 528   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford27030600running046
403130   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac23122475engine043
41117   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford14422350crash040
421298   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford14222225crash037
431575   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford2615116engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
46Hut Stricklin8Circuit CityStavola BrothersChevrolet
47Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
48Morgan Shepherd05Accu-Turn / Wendy'sMorgan ShepherdPontiac
49Ron Hornaday, Jr.1PennzoilDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
25295   #7 accident frontstretch 
30130101  
1311388   #50 spun turn 1 
1391479  
1481558   #98 accident backstretch 
1561638  
1641685   debris backstretch 
16924981  
2502545   #50 spun turn 4 
25529339  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 43.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin122
  Dale Jarrett364
  Jeff Burton72418
  Bill Elliott25251
  Dale Jarrett26305
  Jeff Burton319060
  Mark Martin91911
  Dale Jarrett92998
  Jeff Burton10013334
  Dale Jarrett13416431
  Jeremy Mayfield16518016
  Jeff Burton18122646
  Jeremy Mayfield2272271
  Dale Jarrett2282281
  Rusty Wallace2292291
  Jeff Burton23024213
  Jeremy Mayfield2432508
  Jeff Burton25127424
  Dale Jarrett27529319

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 835    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 781   -54  
3   Dale Earnhardt 705   -130  
4   Jeff Gordon 688   -147  
5   Bill Elliott 680   -155  
6   Terry Labonte 676   -159  
7   Mark Martin 653   -182  
8   Jeff Burton 634   -201  
9   Bobby Labonte 619   -216  
10   Dale Jarrett 615   -220  
11   Ken Schrader 575   -260  
12   Jimmy Spencer 569   -266  
13   Ward Burton 553   -282  
14   Michael Waltrip 544   -291  
15   Bobby Hamilton 531   -304  
16   Johnny Benson, Jr. 528   -307  
17   Ted Musgrave 521   -314  
18   John Andretti 505   -330  
19   Ernie Irvan 502   -333  
20   Geoffrey Bodine 501   -334