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1998 MBNA Platinum 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 33
Sunday, May 31, 1998 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:20:46
Average Speed: 119.522 mph
Pole Speed: 155.898 mph
Cautions: 5 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 13.117 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 488   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford40089,950running8180
23799   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford40062,250running9175
3 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40079,350running375175
43618   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40055,500running0160
51212   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39942,325running0155
6 510   Ricky Rudd Tide With Bleach   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39949,275running1155
7 36   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford39940,780running3151
8198   Buckshot Jones Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet39926,580running0142
9 836   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39835,130running0138
10175   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39843,430running0134
11 775   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39828,455running0130
121643   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39836,255running0127
132494   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39831,165running0124
142121   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39731,655running0121
152533   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39732,905running0118
162911   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39730,780running0115
17384   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39733,795running0112
18 12   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39739,680running3114
192040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39622,655running0106
20431   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39623,955running0103
211390   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39629,955running0100
222216   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39629,305running097
23267   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39629,455running094
241523   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford39529,305running196
25343   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39533,205running088
26 642   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39428,555running085
271831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39421,405running082
284291   Kevin Lepage Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet39422,255running079
291022   Ward Burton MBNA Platinum   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39328,105running076
303371   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet39317,955running073
312798   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39224,905running070
324141   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39227,845running067
33 928   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39132,795running064
343578   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford39117,745running061
353230   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39027,545running058
36119   Lake Speed Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford39020,030running055
373997   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford22917,520handling052
383096   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet18720,000crash049
392377   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford12017,500handling046
403181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford3217,500crash043
411426   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford924,500crash040
422844   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac924,500crash037
434050   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet924,500crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dennis Setzer13FirstPlus FinancialDan Marino / Bill ElliottFord
45Morgan Shepherd46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
46Todd Bodine35TabascoBob HancherPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11111  
12209   #26,44,77,97,50,11,8,16 accident backstretch 
213313  
34385   #81 accident turn 3 
3910062  
1011055   debris turn 3 
1061127  
1131164   debris frontstretch 
11719175  
19220211   #96 accident turn 1 
203400198  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.5%             Average green flag run: 61.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace133
  Jeff Gordon43431
  Jeff Burton35395
  Jeff Gordon4010162
  Jimmy Spencer1021021
  Jeff Gordon10311917
  Mark Martin1201201
  Jeff Gordon1211266
  Mark Martin1271271
  Jeff Gordon12822699
  Mark Martin2272271
  Jeff Gordon22829366
  Jeff Burton2942974
  Ricky Rudd2982981
  Jeff Gordon29939294
  Dale Jarrett3934008

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 1765    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 1718   -47  
3   Rusty Wallace 1673   -92  
4   Mark Martin 1655   -110  
5   Dale Jarrett 1635   -130  
6   Terry Labonte 1595   -170  
7   Bobby Labonte 1499   -266  
8   Jeff Burton 1427   -338  
9   Ken Schrader 1410   -355  
10   Jimmy Spencer 1409   -356  
11   Bill Elliott 1384   -381  
12   Michael Waltrip 1373   -392  
13   Dale Earnhardt 1357   -408  
14   Ernie Irvan 1324   -441  
15   Bobby Hamilton 1285   -480  
16   Ward Burton 1278   -487  
17   Brett Bodine 1268   -497  
18   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1262   -503  
19   Ted Musgrave 1231   -534  
20   Chad Little 1171   -594