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1998 Food City 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 33
Sunday, March 29, 1998 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:13:00
Average Speed: 82.85 mph
Pole Speed: 124.275 mph
Cautions: 14 for 88 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.583 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
33 12   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford44637,275running22074
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50090,860running63180
2 35   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50057,960running115175
32 431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet46017,395running067
4 599   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50047,670running0160
3 688   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford50057,660running18170
34 718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac44232,235crash061
5 826   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford50038,770running0155
7 96   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford50039,070running0146
121012   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford49930,940running0127
361198   Greg Sacks Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford42526,695running055
241246   Morgan Shepherd First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet49618,590running091
421381   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford15517,100crash037
61433   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50043,270running5155
261530   Derrike Cope Gumout Long Life Formula   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac49528,615running085
291635   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac48618,410running076
101750   Randy LaJoie Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49938,165running0134
39187   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford38524,165overheating046
251975   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford49622,245running088
112011   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford49932,295running0130
192143   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49734,030running0106
372213   Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford39917,185running052
272391   Kevin Lepage Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet49119,495running082
402440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet32417,150running043
41258   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet20417,125handling040
142623   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford49837,915running0121
432728   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford8832,077crash034
202836   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49731,175running16108
82916   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford50033,470running0142
213096   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet49723,415running0100
283177   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford48918,440crash079
93221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford50035,320running1143
383344   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39424,175running049
353497   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford44220,215crash1063
303510   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford48234,485running073
31369   Lake Speed Cartoon Network   (Harry Melling)Ford48020,315transmission070
22373   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49633,715running097
153894   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford49831,515running17123
173922   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac49829,740running0112
18404   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49829,540running35114
134190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford49831,715running0124
164241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet49830,590running0115
23431   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49618,665running094

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jeff Green29Team Monte CarloGary BechtelChevrolet
45Joe Nemechek42BellSouthFelix SabatesChevrolet
46Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
47Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
694   #13,9 spun turn 4 
102617  
27315   #13 spun turn 4 
325322  
54585   #35,16 spun backstretch 
598931  
90934   #28 accident turn 4 
9410411  
1051095   #41 spun turn 4 
11013324  
1341396   #98 spun turn 2 
14015617  
15716711   #8,81 spun turn 1 
16819326  
1941996   NASCAR 
20021617  
2172215   #44 accident turn 1 
222342121  
34335614   #31 spun turn 4 
35737216  
3733775   #46 spun backstretch 
37843659  
4374415   #2 accident turn 1 
4424432  
4444529   #18,31,97 accident turns 3/4 
45348634  
4874904   #98 spun backstretch 
49150010  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.6%             Average green flag run: 27.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace11818
  Terry Labonte195436
  Chad Little55639
  Rusty Wallace6410441
  Chad Little1051051
  Bill Elliott1061094
  Bobby Hamilton11014334
  Rusty Wallace14416219
  Bobby Hamilton1631631
  Ken Schrader1641685
  Ernie Irvan16918416
  Rusty Wallace18521733
  Bill Elliott21823013
  Rusty Wallace2312377
  Terry Labonte2382414
  Rusty Wallace242343102
  Michael Waltrip3443441
  Dale Jarrett34536218
  Terry Labonte36343775
  Jeff Gordon43850063

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 909    
2   Jeremy Mayfield 908   -1  
3   Jeff Gordon 868   -41  
4   Terry Labonte 851   -58  
5   Bill Elliott 803   -106  
6   Dale Earnhardt 802   -107  
7   Mark Martin 799   -110  
8   Jeff Burton 794   -115  
9   Dale Jarrett 785   -124  
10   Ken Schrader 730   -179  
11   Jimmy Spencer 690   -219  
12   Michael Waltrip 687   -222  
13   Johnny Benson, Jr. 683   -226  
14   Bobby Labonte 680   -229  
15   Ward Burton 665   -244  
16   Ted Musgrave 663   -246  
17   Bobby Hamilton 645   -264  
18   Dick Trickle 619   -290  
19   John Andretti 611   -298  
20   Ernie Irvan 610   -299