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1998 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 33
Sunday, February 15, 1998 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:53:42
Average Speed: 172.712 mph
Pole Speed: 192.415 mph
Cautions: 3 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 43   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2001,059,805running107185
2 118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Hot Rod Magazine   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac200549,255running22175
31312   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford200375,705running0165
43133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet200313,480running0160
5122   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford200232,705running4160
61036   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac200205,200running0150
72197   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford200127,680running0146
8 831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200135,705running1147
9 621   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford200142,705running0138
101994   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford200129,155running0134
113944   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels / Blues Brothers 2000   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac200125,855running0130
12224   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet200118,155running0127
13 25   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200116,705running2129
143250   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200108,410running0121
15 723   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford200116,255running0118
162924   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200115,430running56120
17169   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford20096,705running0112
181743   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac200106,180running0109
193828   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford199107,280running0106
203716   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford199101,730running0103
212613   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Loans   (Bill Elliott)Ford19987,855running0100
22 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet199122,005running2102
232373   Mike Wallace X-1R   (Phil Barkdoll)Chevrolet19986,105running094
244211   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford19995,555running091
25 922   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac19998,805running088
262842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet19993,080running690
273490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19891,705running082
284141   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet19890,730running079
291895   Andy Hillenburg Shoney's Inns   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet19880,205running076
302775   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford19779,055running073
31257   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford19785,580running070
323077   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford19777,055running067
334317   Darrell Waltrip Speedblock / Builders Square   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet19682,705running064
34 588   Dale Jarrett Ford Quality Care Service / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford196111,505running061
353647   Billy Standridge Team Fans Can Race   (Billy Standridge)Ford19674,005running058
363571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet19372,930running055
371130   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac19181,355running052
38156   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford18788,255running049
392498   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford17378,180running046
401499   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford16089,955engine043
41331   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet15870,780ignition040
424010   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford11787,230ignition037
432091   Kevin Lepage Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet7871,230engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Kenny Wallace81Square DFil MartocciFord
46David Green96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
47Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
48Jeff Green29Team Monte CarloGary BechtelChevrolet
49Norm Benning79Nu-Hart Hair ClinicsTed Walters / George PywowariwChevrolet
50Hut Stricklin8Circuit CityStavola BrothersChevrolet
51Loy Allen, Jr.14Delco Remy AmericaRichard JacksonPontiac
52Michael Ciochetti80Hughes SupplyStan HoverFord
53Mark Gibson59The Commercial BankEd SchererFord
54Johnny Benson, Jr.26CheeriosJack RoushFord
55Todd Bodine35TabascoBob HancherPontiac
56Dan Pardus07Midwest TransitHal Hicks / Mike WittersChevrolet
57Randy Renfrow85Mansion MotorsportsDick SkillenChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
1125125  
1261294   #22 cut tire turn 3 
13017344  
1741774   #43,77 accident backstretch 
17819922  
2002001   #9,43 spun backstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.5%             Average green flag run: 63.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Labonte11414
  Sterling Marlin15162
  Dale Earnhardt173620
  Bobby Labonte37448
  Dale Earnhardt455814
  Jeff Gordon5910648
  Terry Labonte1071082
  Joe Nemechek1091146
  Jeff Gordon1151228
  Dale Earnhardt1231264
  Rusty Wallace1271304
  Dale Earnhardt1311388
  Mike Skinner1391391
  Dale Earnhardt14020061

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 185    
2   Bobby Labonte 175   -10  
3   Jeremy Mayfield 165   -20  
4   Ken Schrader 160   -25  
5   Rusty Wallace 160   -25  
6   Ernie Irvan 150   -35  
7   Mike Skinner 147   -38  
8   Chad Little 146   -39  
9   Michael Waltrip 138   -47  
10   Bill Elliott 134   -51  
11   Kyle Petty 130   -55  
12   Terry Labonte 129   -56  
13   Bobby Hamilton 127   -58  
14   Ricky Craven 121   -64  
15   Jeff Gordon 120   -65  
16   Jimmy Spencer 118   -67  
17   Lake Speed 112   -73  
18   John Andretti 109   -76  
19   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 106   -79  
20   Ted Musgrave 103   -82