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1998 Autolite Platinum 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 25 of 31
Friday, September 11, 1998 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
250 laps on a .750 mile paved track (187.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:17:05
Average Speed: 82.067 mph
Pole Speed: 123.604 mph
Cautions: 11 for 68 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.453 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 23   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25035,600running236185
2229   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford25017,175running0170
31612   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet25013,300running0165
42317   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet25021,525running0160
5 630   Todd Bodine Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet25010,425running0155
6 34   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet25013,400running0150
7 440   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet25012,500running0146
81164   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2506,000running0142
9 599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet25011,000running0138
10 147   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet2509,775running0134
111736   David Green Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac25014,950running0130
12 793   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac2508,025running0127
133266   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet25014,300running0124
141821   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford2505,875running0121
152163   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet25010,350running14123
161085   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet2509,700running0115
174132   Jason Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford2505,925running0112
182692   Jeff Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet2505,650running0109
193737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2509,725running0106
204057   Jason Keller Carolina Turkey   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet2509,025running0103
212533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet24913,075running0100
222756   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2486,500running097
23316   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet24812,975running094
242029   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2478,400running091
253628   Curtis Markham LesCare Kitchens   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet2465,500running088
263872   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2458,225running085
273710   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2178,200running082
283534   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet18812,625running079
292944   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac1857,100crash076
304374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet18513,750running073
31 835   Lyndon Amick SCANA / South Carolina   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1735,000engine070
322477   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford1597,950engine067
333438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1467,050handling064
34158   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet1404,875clutch061
351460   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1334,945crash058
361200   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1266,800running055
373059   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet914,745crash052
381352   Kevin Grubb Crestar Bank   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet814,700crash049
39 983   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet814,700crash046
401943   Brad Noffsinger Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Ford804,700crash043
414289   Ashton Lewis Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford606,700crash040
422820   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet434,700crash037
433315   Ken Schrader Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet24,700crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jimmy Spencer12driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Bobby Hamilton, Jr.95Shoney's InnSadler BrothersPontiac
45Dave Rezendes78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
46Casey Atwood50Dr. PepperJoe WashingtonFord
47Kevin Schwantz88Lone Star MotorsportsKevin SchwantzChevrolet
48Ward Burton14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
49Mark Krogh80Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
50Mario Gosselin71Greased LightningMario GosselinChevrolet
51Ted Christopher13Whelen EngineeringTed MarshChevrolet
52Mark McFarland82Carolina ShoeRobert McFarlandChevrolet
53J.D. Gibbs42Carolina TurkeyJoe GibbsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #33,6,34,59,15,44,63,43,66 accident turn 2 
9146  
15217   #00 accident turn 3 
224524  
46505   #20 stalled turn 3 
516010  
61644   #89 accident turn 3 
65717  
72754   #57 accident turn 3 
76816  
829211   #33,74,43,10,29,36,40,52,83,72,28 accident frontstretch 
9310412  
1051084   debris turn 1 
10912618  
1271337   #28 accident turn 3 
1341341  
1351439   #60 accident turn 4 
14419047  
1911988   #44 accident turn 1 
19921517  
2162183   #92 spun turn 4 
21925032  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.2%             Average green flag run: 15.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18282
  Tracy Leslie839614
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.97250154

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3624    
2   Matt Kenseth 3484   -140  
3   Mike McLaughlin 3348   -276  
4   Randy LaJoie 3018   -606  
5   Elton Sawyer 2919   -705  
6   Tim Fedewa 2861   -763  
7   Elliott Sadler 2858   -766  
8   Buckshot Jones 2850   -774  
9   Phil Parsons 2847   -777  
10   Hermie Sadler 2760   -864  
11   Mike Dillon 2667   -957  
12   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2634   -990  
13   Mark Green 2568   -1056  
14   Jason Keller 2500   -1124  
15   Kevin Lepage 2406   -1218  
16   Joe Bessey 2286   -1338  
17   Tracy Leslie 2271   -1353  
18   Jeff Purvis 2269   -1355  
19   Dick Trickle 2250   -1374  
20   Ed Berrier 2223   -1401