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1998 Carquest Auto Parts 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 28 of 31
Saturday, October 17, 1998 at Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL
200 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:27
Average Speed: 104.566 mph
Pole Speed: 132.361 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.254 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1133   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20048,525running39180
21017   Matt Kenseth Lycos.com   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20042,050running31175
3 34   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet20030,100running61175
4 647   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet20023,775running0160
52244   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20021,150running3160
6 293   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac20021,300running5155
71274   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20025,250running0146
8 185   Shane Hall Big A Auto Parts   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet20021,600running6147
91730   Todd Bodine Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet20016,715running0138
10 499   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet20020,205running0134
11 877   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford20018,595running0130
121634   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20022,885running0127
133766   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20022,775running2129
143010   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet20017,165running0121
153659   Jimmie Johnson Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet20016,995running10123
164212   Scott Hansen Graybar / Bussman   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet19914,270running0115
17268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Clean Shower   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet19914,835running0112
182833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19921,225running0109
191536   David Green Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19919,115running0106
203383   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet19914,830running0103
212337   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19916,595running0100
223280   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet19914,285running097
233478   Nathan Buttke Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet19913,175running094
244021   Johnny Chapman Michael Waltrip, Inc.   (Michael Waltrip)Ford19914,065running091
254114   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford19813,155running088
263856   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet19813,845running085
271122   Adam Petty Spree / Sprint   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet19812,985running082
283989   Ashton Lewis Allerest / Fiberall   (Meredith Ruark)Ford19714,625running079
29357   Perry Tripp Vermont American   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet19712,515running076
30 963   Casey Atwood Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet19714,630running073
31 700   Buckshot Jones Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19616,295running4375
322772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet19614,185running067
332020   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet19512,225running064
342129   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19313,965running061
35 56   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet18818,655handling058
364370   Eric Jones Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet18711,745running055
372957   Jason Keller IGA   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet18713,635running052
382438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford17413,600running049
391840   Kerry Earnhardt Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet16213,500running046
401943   Kevin Grubb Curb Records   (Mike Curb)Chevrolet14111,500crash043
413135   Lyndon Amick SCANA / Myrtle Beach   (Bill Amick)Pontiac12411,500crash040
421450   Joe Buford Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford10311,500crash037
432564   Curtis Markham Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet7811,500overheating034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Tracy Leslie2Ricky CravenChevrolet
45J.D. Gibbs42Carolina TurkeyJoe GibbsChevrolet
46Joey McCarthy41James PritchardChevrolet
47Eric Bodine1Eric BodineChevrolet
48Mel Walen58Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10123   #20,40 accident turn 1 
13142  
15173   #7,70,14 accident turn 1 
189679  
971015   #38 spun turn 3 
1021065  
1071137   #50 spun turn 2 
11412613  
1271315   #35 spun turn 2 
13214211  
1431508   #43,70 spun turn 3 
15120050  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.5%             Average green flag run: 24.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dave Blaney155
  Shane Hall672
  Jeff Purvis86760
  Matt Kenseth687912
  Jeff Purvis80801
  Shane Hall81844
  Jimmie Johnson859410
  Elliott Sadler95962
  Matt Kenseth9711519
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.11612813
  Tony Stewart1291313
  Buckshot Jones13217443
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17520026

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4121    
2   Matt Kenseth 4019   -102  
3   Mike McLaughlin 3815   -306  
4   Randy LaJoie 3292   -829  
5   Elton Sawyer 3257   -864  
6   Elliott Sadler 3178   -943  
7   Phil Parsons 3168   -953  
8   Tim Fedewa 3161   -960  
9   Buckshot Jones 3120   -1001  
10   Hermie Sadler 2979   -1142  
11   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2974   -1147  
12   Mike Dillon 2949   -1172  
13   Mark Green 2808   -1313  
14   Jeff Purvis 2728   -1393  
15   Jason Keller 2719   -1402  
16   Kevin Lepage 2681   -1440  
17   Joe Bessey 2538   -1583  
18   Shane Hall 2520   -1601  
19   Ed Berrier 2493   -1628  
20   Andy Santerre 2361   -1760