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1998 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 33
Sunday, October 11, 1998 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:08:20
Average speed: 159.318 mph
Pole speed: 196.153 mph
Cautions: 4 for 20 laps
Margin of victory: .14 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford188110125running16180
2 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18886245running49175
3 45   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18868860running8170
43623   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford18869850running9165
52412   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford18851000running1160
6 218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Small Soldiers   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18862500running9155
7 531   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18848350running74156
81597   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford18836300running0142
93421   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18841970running0138
10 999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford18850150running0134
112630   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac18843930running6135
122971   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18830775running0127
131611   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford18840427running1129
141040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light Silver Bullet   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18732335running1126
15374   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18745610running0118
161100   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet18728775running0115
172713   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford18728010running0112
181710   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford18744155running0109
191994   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford18738375running0106
204144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac18738985running0103
212243   John Andretti STP Purple   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18742155running0100
222391   Andy Hillenburg Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet18631825running097
234335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac18526845running094
24 133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18543165running091
25317   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford18436885running088
262177   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18329910running085
27122   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18241290running082
282847   Billy Standridge TeamFansCanRace.com   (Billy Standridge)Ford18126295running079
291342   Joe Nemechek BellSouth / AmeriCast   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18036350running076
303222   Ward Burton MBNA Platinum / Ducks Unlimited   (Bill Davis)Pontiac17836180running278
313326   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford17735990running070
32143   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet17540920rear end1272
333046   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet17028840engine064
34 86   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford16642595running061
353816   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford16036265handling058
361896   Steve Grissom Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet14625720handling055
372036   Ernie Irvan Wild Berry Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac13435206crash052
384090   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford13432550crash049
393950   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13432550crash046
404281   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford10725550piston043
41351   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet10125550valve spring040
42259   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford9925550engine037
43 728   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford3040550valve spring034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dan Pardus07Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
45Rick Mast75Remington ArmsButch MockFord
46Rick Wilson41KodiakLarry HedrickChevrolet
47Rich Bickle98Thorn Apple ValleyCale YarboroughFord
48Bobby Gerhart54Gerhart RacingBobby GerhartChevrolet
49Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15353  
54574   #90 spun turn 4 
5811356  
1141185   debris 
11913618  
1371448   #40,3,22,90,6,50,36,26,21,4,7 accident turn 1 
1451462  
1471493   debris 
15018839  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 33.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett111
  Mike Skinner232
  Bobby Labonte4129
  Jeff Gordon135139
  Dale Jarrett52532
  Jeff Gordon546310
  Ward Burton64652
  Dale Earnhardt66727
  Sterling Marlin73731
  Mike Skinner7411340
  Dale Earnhardt1141185
  Jeremy Mayfield1191191
  Jimmy Spencer1201289
  Mike Skinner1291368
  Brett Bodine1371371
  Terry Labonte1381381
  Derrike Cope1391446
  Mike Skinner14516824
  Terry Labonte1691757
  Dale Jarrett17618813

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4632    
2   Mark Martin 4344   -288  
3   Dale Jarrett 4098   -534  
4   Rusty Wallace 3883   -749  
5   Jeff Burton 3806   -826  
6   Jeremy Mayfield 3761   -871  
7   Bobby Labonte 3759   -873  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3357   -1275  
9   Terry Labonte 3323   -1309  
10   John Andretti 3278   -1354  
11   Bobby Hamilton 3256   -1376  
12   Ken Schrader 3168   -1464  
13   Sterling Marlin 3133   -1499  
14   Ernie Irvan 3120   -1512  
15   Michael Waltrip 3076   -1556  
16   Jimmy Spencer 3064   -1568  
17   Chad Little 3039   -1593  
18   Bill Elliott 2921   -1711  
19   Ward Burton 2813   -1819  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2798   -1834