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1998 NAPA Autocare 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 33
Sunday, September 27, 1998 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .526 mile paved track (263.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:35:08
Average Speed: 73.35 mph
Pole Speed: 93.6 mph
Cautions: 11 for 82 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.533 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 210   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford500102,575running198180
2 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50073,525running0170
3136   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford50056,875running0165
4 498   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford50054,525running0160
51699   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50046,925running16160
6295   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50045,525running0150
72094   Bill Elliott McDonald's Get Back with Big Mac   (Bill Elliott)Ford50037,675running0146
8 136   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49946,100running14147
92426   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford49935,400running0138
102118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac49944,000running0134
111522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac49932,435running0130
121291   Todd Bodine Larry's Homes   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet49928,000running0127
131833   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49932,650running0124
14194   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49835,250running0121
15 977   Ted Musgrave Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford49827,000running0118
162331   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49823,950running0115
173516   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford49833,550running0112
18 740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet49632,755running231119
193723   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford49629,500running0106
202721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford49530,850running0103
213035   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac49518,100running0100
22333   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49532,950running097
233212   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford49528,100running094
24381   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49120,850running091
252596   Mike Bliss Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet49117,500running088
264371   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet48917,350running085
273928   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford48732,200running082
28172   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford48632,050running079
293644   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac48627,000running076
304230   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac48326,750running073
31 646   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet47919,600running070
32 550   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet47426,275running067
333490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford46223,350running064
341111   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford45323,225running061
35409   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford45116,100running058
363197   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford44916,025running055
37 843   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac41933,400running4157
381413   Dennis Setzer FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford41715,750running049
39287   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford38722,650engine046
402242   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet36022,550engine043
414175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford34115,450engine040
421088   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford29932,350camshaft037
432681   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford15015,750overheating034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44David Green41KodiakLarry HedrickChevrolet
45Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
46Ken Bouchard79T.R.I.X. Racing / NUCAR Conn.Ted Walters / George PywowariwChevrolet
47Randy MacDonald85Mansion MotorsportsFrancis DixonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
584   #35 spun turn 2 
910496  
1051139   #43 accident turn 4 
11417461  
1751806   #23 spun turn 2 
18122343  
2242296   #23 spun turn 2 
23026738  
26828013   #7 lost tire turn 4 
28129717  
2983058   #22 spun turn 4 
3063138  
3143196   debris frontstretch 
3203245  
3253306   #97,91 accident turn 2 
3313311  
33234211   #31 spun backstretch 
34342078  
4214255   #40 stopped backstretch 
42644015  
4414488   #4,28,96,90,1 accident turn 1 
44950052  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.4%             Average green flag run: 34.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ernie Irvan11414
  Ricky Rudd156349
  John Andretti6410441
  Sterling Marlin105222118
  Ricky Rudd2232242
  Sterling Marlin22531288
  Ricky Rudd31336351
  Sterling Marlin36438623
  Jeff Burton3873882
  Sterling Marlin3893902
  Jeff Burton39140414
  Ricky Rudd40550096

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4297    
2   Mark Martin 4098   -199  
3   Dale Jarrett 3827   -470  
4   Rusty Wallace 3716   -581  
5   Bobby Labonte 3553   -744  
6   Jeremy Mayfield 3513   -784  
7   Jeff Burton 3507   -790  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3209   -1088  
9   Terry Labonte 3104   -1193  
10   John Andretti 3051   -1246  
11   Ken Schrader 3034   -1263  
12   Ernie Irvan 2993   -1304  
13   Bobby Hamilton 2978   -1319  
14   Sterling Marlin 2934   -1363  
15   Michael Waltrip 2809   -1488  
16   Jimmy Spencer 2765   -1532  
17   Chad Little 2755   -1542  
18   Bill Elliott 2685   -1612  
19   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2649   -1648  
20   Ricky Rudd 2581   -1716