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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 33
Sunday, October 4, 1998 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:04:01
Average speed: 123.188 mph
Pole speed: 181.69 mph
Cautions: 11 for 65 laps
Margin of victory: 1.11 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 26   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford334151950running215185
21322   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac33496700running35175
32899   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford33476250running0165
4 54   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet33483300running0160
52624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33479450running47160
63216   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford33454700running0150
71142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Pagers   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet33446400running0146
82097   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford33436500running0142
9397   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford33445000running0138
101823   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford33450600running0134
112994   Bill Elliott McDonald's Get Back With Big Mac   (Bill Elliott)Ford33437900running0130
12 743   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac33441100running0127
132721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford33435850running1129
14 130   Derrike Cope Gumout Long Life Formula   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac33468289running6126
15 891   Todd Bodine Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet33328300running0118
163081   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford33325400running0115
174298   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley 'Gone Grill Crazy'   (Cale Yarborough)Ford33330000running0112
183444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac33228800running0109
192111   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford33228400running1111
201028   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline / The Joker   (Yates Racing)Ford32635050running0103
211931   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32120600running0100
224335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac31917200running097
232550   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30727100handling094
241788   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit / Batman   (Yates Racing)Ford30133850running091
25 912   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford29027100running088
26 62   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford28232300running085
273613   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford27916500engine082
283726   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford27826400running079
29333   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet27831300running076
302440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet27518700running073
31 436   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac27128100crash2675
323196   Steve Grissom Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet27016000running067
333590   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford26723450crash064
344175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford25815900running061
35129   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford24215870handling058
36381   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet23715850running055
371410   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford23132235crash052
38225   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet21531820handling049
39 318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20239915crash351
401533   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18522810engine043
414077   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford15515805engine040
421678   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford13315800crash037
432341   David Green Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet6822795crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jeff Green46First Union / The Money StoreFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Tony Raines19Yellow Freight / Roehrig MotorsportsKurt RoehrigFord
46Andy Hillenburg80Hover MotorsportsStan HoverFord
47Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
48Randy MacDonald85Mansion MotorsportsFrancis DixonFord
WD?15Rescue Engine FormulaBud MooreFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
364   #9 accident turn 4 
7115  
12154   #96 accident turn 2 
166853  
69746   #41 accident turn 2 
758915  
90989   NASCAR 
991057  
1061105   #1 accident turn 2 
1111133  
1141185   oil on track 
11913618  
1371415   #78 accident turn 2 
14219352  
1941996   #26,50,75 accident turn 2 
2002012  
20221413   #18,2,3,5,10,12,44,31,40,28,7,99 accident turn 2 
21526652  
2672715   #9 accident turn 2 
2722721  
2732775   #36,90 accident turn 2 
27833457  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.1%             Average green flag run: 22.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin111
  Derrike Cope276
  Bobby Labonte8103
  Ernie Irvan112414
  Mark Martin257551
  Jeff Gordon76827
  Mark Martin83908
  Ward Burton9112535
  Ernie Irvan12613712
  Jeff Gordon13814811
  Mark Martin14917022
  Jeff Gordon17119424
  Brett Bodine1951951
  Jeff Gordon1962005
  Mark Martin20126767
  Michael Waltrip2682681
  Mark Martin26933466

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4457    
2   Mark Martin 4283   -174  
3   Dale Jarrett 3918   -539  
4   Rusty Wallace 3801   -656  
5   Jeff Burton 3672   -785  
6   Bobby Labonte 3604   -853  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 3601   -856  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3285   -1172  
9   John Andretti 3178   -1279  
10   Terry Labonte 3153   -1304  
11   Bobby Hamilton 3138   -1319  
12   Ken Schrader 3077   -1380  
13   Ernie Irvan 3068   -1389  
14   Sterling Marlin 3007   -1450  
15   Michael Waltrip 2938   -1519  
16   Jimmy Spencer 2899   -1558  
17   Chad Little 2897   -1560  
18   Bill Elliott 2815   -1642  
19   Ward Burton 2735   -1722  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2728   -1729