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1998 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 13 of 33
Saturday, June 6, 1998 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .750 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:29
Average Speed: 97.044 mph
Pole Speed: 125.558 mph
Cautions: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1165   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40099,975running96180
2 488   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford40075,625running108180
3222   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford40056,875running27170
4 733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet40062,075running0160
5196   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford40065,025running73160
61512   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford40039,075running0150
71399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford40042,150running0146
81418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40043,750running0142
91128   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford40041,850running0138
10 340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet40031,300running81139
112610   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford40041,900running0130
121842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet40032,750running0127
13 997   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford40026,175running0124
143723   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford39935,675running0121
151016   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39933,735running0118
16394   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39935,500running0115
172090   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39930,800running0112
18 826   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford39930,450running12114
192422   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39930,225running0106
202511   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford39832,150running0103
21383   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39834,250running0100
222943   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39834,125running097
23 581   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford39822,950running094
242744   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39829,225running091
252194   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39829,075running088
26129   Lake Speed Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford39722,450running085
27 298   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39725,425running082
28417   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford39728,600running079
292336   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39728,375running076
303431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39621,645running073
312850   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39627,975running070
32421   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39520,925running067
333096   Kevin Lepage Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet39020,385crash064
344330   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39024,850handling061
353135   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac37917,825running058
363571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet37417,800running055
37 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet37244,975crash257
383613   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford36117,750handling049
393241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet34824,725running046
403321   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford34024,700crash148
411777   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford26017,675running040
42 646   Jeff Green First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18317,650crash037
434075   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford11317,650engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Buckshot Jones8Circuit CityStavola BrothersChevrolet
45Kevin Lepage91Little Joe's Auto / PioniteJoe FalkChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1121121  
12213110   #77 accident turn 3 
13218655  
18719711   #46 spun turn 4 
198343146  
3443496   #21 accident turn 3 
35037223  
37338210   #24 accident turn 2 
3833831  
3843896   #44,97,26,10,96,77,35 accident backstretch 
3903934  
3943963   #96,30,31,13 accident turn 2 
3973993  
4004001   #26 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.8%             Average green flag run: 50.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon122
  Sterling Marlin38078
  Terry Labonte819616
  Dale Jarrett9710610
  Johnny Benson, Jr.10711812
  Dale Jarrett1191202
  Sterling Marlin1211233
  Terry Labonte12418764
  Michael Waltrip1881881
  Terry Labonte1891979
  Mark Martin19827073
  Dale Jarrett27130838
  Terry Labonte3093102
  Dale Jarrett31134434
  Rusty Wallace34537127
  Terry Labonte3723732
  Dale Jarrett37439724
  Terry Labonte3984003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeremy Mayfield 1868    
2   Rusty Wallace 1843   -25  
3   Jeff Gordon 1822   -46  
4   Dale Jarrett 1815   -53  
5   Mark Martin 1815   -53  
6   Terry Labonte 1775   -93  
7   Bobby Labonte 1641   -227  
8   Jeff Burton 1573   -295  
9   Ken Schrader 1570   -298  
10   Jimmy Spencer 1530   -338  
11   Bill Elliott 1472   -396  
12   Dale Earnhardt 1457   -411  
13   Michael Waltrip 1421   -447  
14   Ernie Irvan 1400   -468  
15   Bobby Hamilton 1400   -468  
16   Ward Burton 1384   -484  
17   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1376   -492  
18   Brett Bodine 1371   -497  
19   Ted Musgrave 1349   -519  
20   Chad Little 1295   -573