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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 12 of 31
Saturday, May 23, 1998 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:14:53
Average speed: 133.449 mph
Pole speed: 172.822 mph
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: 2.13 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
292900   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1828760running076
40161   Sterling Marlin Rayovac   (Sterling Marlin)Chevrolet495610crash043
30233   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17513245running073
31324   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet16713455handling070
19196   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet19913575running0106
9418   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Presbyterian Healthcare System   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet20013550running0138
22 89   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1986000running097
352610   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1297670running058
341211   Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing / Carquest Auto Parts   (Dale Jarrett)Chevrolet1346285crash061
33512   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet20023562running59170
172714   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1999350running0112
5 517   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20031500running25160
41821   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford20019955running0160
242023   Lance Hooper WCW   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac1965845running091
102229   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20014450running0134
121132   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford2008415running3132
183133   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1999150running0109
71334   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20023500running2151
15 737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20011175running0118
83338   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford20018350running0142
23 240   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet1979170running094
364043   Brad Noffsinger Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford1126267running055
6 144   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20019200running26155
132150   Jeff Green Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford20011820running0124
37 351   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet845795crash557
424256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet98382crash037
383057   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet817635engine049
261559   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1965805running085
1 660   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford20046400running80185
164363   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet20010750running0115
201464   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1986525running0103
41 966   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1112125crash040
27 470   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1965890running082
211772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1988950running0100
143674   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20017352running0121
113977   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford20013772running0130
323485   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1407715running067
21087   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20029850running0170
392488   Kevin Schwantz Lone Star Motorsports   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet557620crash046
253889   Jeff Fuller Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1969557running088
332891   Rich Bickle Bickle-Smith Motorsports   (Rich Bickle)Ford1385700ignition064
433793   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac76222crash034
282599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1918775running079

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dick Trickle64backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Blaise Alexander20Rescue Engine FormulaAllen CretsingerChevrolet
Mike Cope30Slim JimJeffrey WelliverChevrolet
Lyndon Amick35SCANA / Myrtle BeachBill AmickPontiac
Matt Hutter36Stanley ToolsScott WelliverPontiac
Gary Laton46Tampico Citrus PunchThomas LatonChevrolet
Andy Santerre47Monro Muffler & BrakeGeorge DebidartChevrolet
Kenny Irwin, Jr.48Unifirst UniformsJames PorterFord
Kelly Denton75Food Country USACharlie HendersonChevrolet
Loy Allen, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
Mark Krogh80Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Derrike Cope92KraftMac MartinChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
177  
8136   #56,66,93,00 accident turn 4 
144936  
50534   #1,23 accident turn 4 
54563  
57648   #88,3 accident frontstretch 
658622  
87904   #51 accident backstretch 
9113545  
1361405   #11,4 accident turn 4 
14120060  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.5%             Average green flag run: 28.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Labonte122
  Jim Bown375
  Matt Kenseth83225
  Mark Martin334311
  Bobby Labonte44452
  Mark Martin46505
  Bobby Labonte51544
  Mark Martin557824
  Bobby Labonte79824
  Mark Martin83875
  Dale Jarrett88903
  Bobby Labonte91944
  Mark Martin95951
  Mike McLaughlin96972
  Mark Martin981036
  Bobby Labonte10411310
  Mark Martin11413623
  Jimmy Spencer13719559
  Mark Martin1962005

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mike McLaughlin 1685    
2   Matt Kenseth 1684   -1  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1496   -189  
4   Buckshot Jones 1450   -235  
5   Randy LaJoie 1408   -277  
6   Hermie Sadler 1401   -284  
7   Dick Trickle 1397   -288  
8   Elliott Sadler 1384   -301  
9   Tim Fedewa 1377   -308  
10   Mike Dillon 1363   -322  
10   Jason Keller 1363   -322  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1356   -329  
13   Mark Green 1316   -369  
14   Phil Parsons 1283   -402  
15   Elton Sawyer 1274   -411  
16   Jeff Purvis 1188   -497  
17   Ed Berrier 1124   -561  
18   Shane Hall 1123   -562  
19   Tracy Leslie 1092   -593  
20   Joe Nemechek 1035   -650