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1998 Sam's Town Las Vegas 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 3 of 31
Saturday, February 28, 1998 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:43
Average Speed: 114.129 mph
Pole Speed: 162.577 mph
Cautions: 7 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: .211 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 712   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet20072,950running46180
2 83   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20059,000running0170
3 287   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20040,975running87175
4 39   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford20032,650running50165
52332   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford20026,550running0155
6 160   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford20022,400running8155
72172   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet20026,050running3151
8 400   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac20024,350running3147
9 529   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20022,050running3143
104177   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford20019,450running0134
111180   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet20017,700running0130
12 66   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet20021,650running0127
131640   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet20016,600running0124
141466   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20022,590running0121
152789   Stanton Barrett Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford20018,580running0118
161037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20018,095running0115
172599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet19916,760running0112
183174   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19929,950running0109
191833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19916,340running0106
201321   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford19913,555running0103
211256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet19914,220running0100
222264   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet19913,010running097
232863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet19915,900running094
241517   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet19820,390running091
253620   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet19813,680running088
263447   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19813,570running085
27 934   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19819,960running082
28174   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet19719,850running079
293036   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19718,740running076
303738   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford19714,355running073
313545   Brad Loney Hunters Specialties / GTS   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet19514,020handling070
323996   Mike Stefanik Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Pontiac19313,910running067
333257   Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet19213,800handling064
342444   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18513,690crash061
354214   Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture   (Michael Waltrip)Ford17911,580rear end058
363383   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet16811,495crash055
372010   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet16513,435engine052
383859   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet13513,350handling049
394348   Dale Shaw Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford12911,340rear end046
401930   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet8811,330crash043
412650   Jimmy Foster Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford8711,320crash040
422988   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet4613,316crash037
434085   Shane Hall Dura Shine   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet4513,500crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ron Barfield, Jr.2New HollandRicky CravenChevrolet
Rick Fuller04ChannellockDoug TaylorChevrolet
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Yahoo SportsRobert HayesChevrolet
Brendan Gaughan31Bill BaumgardnerChevrolet
Lyndon Amick35SCANA / South CarolinaBill AmickPontiac
Chris Diamond68J&L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Dale Fischlein70Adrian CarriersIvan MurphyChevrolet
Hank Parker, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14848  
49557   #85,88 accident turn 1 
569035  
91966   #30 accident backstretch 
971004  
1011077   #50 accident turn 2 
10814235  
1431464   #59,64,34 accident frontstretch 
14716923  
1701745   #83 accident turn 2 
1751806  
1811844   #47,34,6 accident frontstretch 
1851884  
1891935   #44,17,4,57,63 accident frontstretch 
1942007  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 20.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin111
  Joe Nemechek298
  Jeff Burton104233
  Mark Martin43497
  Joe Nemechek5012879
  Jeff Burton12914315
  Hermie Sadler1441463
  Buckshot Jones1471493
  Mike Dillon1501523
  Jimmy Spencer15317422
  Jeff Burton1751751
  Jimmy Spencer1761838
  Jeff Burton1841841
  Jimmy Spencer18520016

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mark Martin 485    
2   Jeff Burton 437   -48  
3   Buckshot Jones 425   -60  
4   Matt Kenseth 421   -64  
5   Randy LaJoie 410   -75  
6   Hermie Sadler 397   -88  
7   Mike Dillon 384   -101  
8   Mark Green 374   -111  
9   Joe Nemechek 360   -125  
10   Jeff Purvis 352   -133  
11   Mike McLaughlin 351   -134  
12   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 337   -148  
13   Elliott Sadler 326   -159  
14   Jimmy Spencer 323   -162  
15   Dick Trickle 321   -164  
16   Tim Fedewa 318   -167  
17   Jason Keller 313   -172  
18   Tony Stewart 306   -179  
19   Tracy Leslie 282   -203  
20   Matt Hutter 282   -203