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1998 Pepsi Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 33
Sunday, September 6, 1998 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:21
Average Speed: 139.031 mph
Pole Speed: 168.879 mph
Cautions: 2 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.631 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367134,655running64180
21299   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford36798,180running273180
3 188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford36779,220running15170
4183   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36764,465running0160
52712   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford36652,245running0155
62636   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac36551,205running0150
7 32   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford36546,485running11151
8 840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet36537,925running0142
9157   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford36440,295running0138
103981   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford36441,505running0134
11 794   Bill Elliott McDonald's / NASCAR's 50th Anniversary   (Bill Elliott)Ford36435,620running1135
12 222   Ward Burton MBNA Platinum   (Bill Davis)Pontiac36435,725running0127
13 633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet36338,985running0124
14 443   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac36239,045running0121
152418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac36241,005running0118
164146   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet36226,785running0115
172021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford36233,465running0112
181797   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford36226,490running0109
194098   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley 'Gone Grill Crazy'   (Cale Yarborough)Ford36233,035running0106
203841   Steve Grissom Kodiak Ice   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet36234,590running0103
211126   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford36232,440running0100
221410   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford36238,095running097
23234   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet36236,525running094
24311   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36126,025running091
25355   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36137,190running088
261331   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36124,105running085
272230   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac36130,870running082
282844   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac36130,735running079
294213   Dennis Setzer FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford36021,100running076
302177   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford36024,215running073
313450   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36027,355running070
32 99   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford36020,240running067
331990   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford35927,150running064
342923   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford35927,590running061
353042   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet35926,955running058
362575   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford35819,870running055
373378   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford35819,781running052
384335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac34619,610oil pump049
391616   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford32626,575ignition046
40106   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford31836,335engine348
413728   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford29834,510oil pump040
423611   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford26926,485engine037
433215   Ted Musgrave Rescue Engine Formula   (Bud Moore)Ford8321,985engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
45Hut Stricklin96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
46Morgan Shepherd91Little Joe's Auto / PioniteJoe FalkChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18282  
83875   #23 spun turn 4 
88243156  
24425411   debris turn 2 
255367113  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.4%             Average green flag run: 117.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett188
  Rusty Wallace91911
  Jeff Burton206344
  Mark Martin64652
  Jeff Burton668318
  Dale Jarrett84907
  Jeff Burton9114757
  Mark Martin1481481
  Bill Elliott1491491
  Jeff Burton150273124
  Jeff Gordon27431037
  Jeff Burton31134030
  Jeff Gordon34136727

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3777    
2   Mark Martin 3578   -199  
3   Dale Jarrett 3529   -248  
4   Rusty Wallace 3326   -451  
5   Bobby Labonte 3201   -576  
6   Jeremy Mayfield 3157   -620  
7   Jeff Burton 3113   -664  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2969   -808  
9   Terry Labonte 2745   -1032  
10   Ken Schrader 2699   -1078  
11   John Andretti 2696   -1081  
12   Ernie Irvan 2583   -1194  
13   Sterling Marlin 2582   -1195  
14   Bobby Hamilton 2563   -1214  
15   Michael Waltrip 2518   -1259  
16   Bill Elliott 2496   -1281  
17   Chad Little 2461   -1316  
18   Jimmy Spencer 2434   -1343  
19   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2348   -1429  
20   Ward Burton 2287   -1490