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1998 Las Vegas 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 33
Sunday, March 1, 1998 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:58
Average Speed: 146.554 mph
Pole Speed: 168.224 mph
Cautions: 2 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.605 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 76   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford267313,900running82185
21599   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford267202,850running37175
3102   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford267156,500running40170
41626   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford267121,200running9165
53212   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford267101,500running0155
62316   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford26796,450running0150
72923   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford267112,650running28151
8263   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet26784,500running1147
9 494   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford26777,900running0138
101797   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford26772,950running0134
11 675   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford26667,200running3135
121910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford26677,200running0127
13 27   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford26670,000running14129
143621   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford26669,100running0121
15285   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26673,300running2123
161290   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford26666,300running0115
17 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26676,200running0112
18 322   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac26664,100running5114
191118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac26667,000running0106
20414   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet26563,750running0103
213733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet26560,500running0100
221444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac26559,400running097
232077   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford26548,500running094
242140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet26550,300running091
252298   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford26556,200running088
262411   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford26555,100running085
273950   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26554,000running082
283591   Kevin Lepage Pionite   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet26444,000running079
293431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet26445,800running076
301836   Ernie Irvan M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac26452,100running073
31 930   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac26449,400running070
32439   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford26442,700running067
333129   Jeff Green Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet26442,000running064
343396   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet26441,800running061
352717   Darrell Waltrip Speedblock / Builders Square   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet26448,600running058
363828   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford26356,400running055
37 842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet26348,200running657
382546   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet26241,000running049
394041   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet25847,800running046
40 188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford21962,600engine4048
413043   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac19655,400piston040
421381   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford17940,200engine037
43428   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet15040,000electrical034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Tony Raines19Yellow Freight / Roehrig MotorsportsKurt RoehrigFord
45Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
46Jerry Nadeau13FirstPlus FinancialDan Marino / Bill ElliottFord
47Todd Bodine35Tabasco Green Pepper SauceBob HancherPontiac
48Steve Park1PennzoilDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
49Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
50Larry Gunselman37Olson TechnologiesLarry GunselmanFord
51Butch Gilliland38Ralph'sRichard HiltonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18888  
89935   #28 spun turn 4 
9411320  
1141174   #29 spun turn 2 
118267150  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.4%             Average green flag run: 86.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett11111
  Mark Martin122211
  Dale Jarrett233210
  Rusty Wallace33364
  Johnny Benson, Jr.37459
  Jeff Burton465914
  Mark Martin60601
  Joe Nemechek61666
  Jeff Burton678923
  Ward Burton90945
  Dale Jarrett95973
  Mark Martin9811417
  Jimmy Spencer11514228
  Rusty Wallace14315513
  Dale Jarrett15617116
  Mark Martin1721743
  Dale Earnhardt1751751
  Terry Labonte1761761
  Geoffrey Bodine1771782
  Rusty Wallace17920123
  Mark Martin20222827
  Terry Labonte2292291
  Rick Mast2302323
  Geoffrey Bodine23324412
  Mark Martin24526723

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 505    
2   Dale Earnhardt 449   -56  
3   Jeremy Mayfield 446   -59  
4   Jimmy Spencer 429   -76  
5   Bill Elliott 427   -78  
6   Jeff Gordon 412   -93  
7   Mark Martin 409   -96  
8   Terry Labonte 394   -111  
9   Chad Little 380   -125  
10   Bobby Hamilton 373   -132  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 359   -146  
12   Ken Schrader 354   -151  
13   Bobby Labonte 345   -160  
14   Ricky Craven 342   -163  
15   Rick Mast 340   -165  
16   Ward Burton 332   -173  
17   Ernie Irvan 329   -176  
18   Jeff Burton 327   -178  
19   Michael Waltrip 320   -185  
20   Kyle Petty 318   -187