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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 8 of 31
Saturday, April 11, 1998 at Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC
300 laps on a .363 mile paved track (108.9 miles)

Time of race: 1:49:22
Average Speed: 59.744 mph
Pole Speed: 88.453 mph
Cautions: 10 for 66 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.645 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12 600   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac2998,095running0127
18 410   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2966,720running0109
51417   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet30015,355running0155
21729   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet30018,780running0170
8163   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet30013,045running0142
72430   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet3007,195running0146
161932   Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing   (Dale Jarrett)Chevrolet2979,570running0115
31833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet30014,755running0165
212534   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet28310,920running0100
243036   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2649,745running091
221137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2797,970crash097
271238   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford2235,420rear end082
31154   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet599,870crash070
132644   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac2987,245running0124
292847   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet1215,120engine076
20 750   Andy Houston Dr. Pepper   (Joe Washington)Ford2874,920running0103
26 352   Kevin Grubb Crestar Bank   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet2343,295crash085
172156   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2976,770running0112
101357   Jason Keller Justin Boots   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet3009,045running0134
6 159   Robert Pressley Kingsford / Matchlight   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet3006,095running59155
25106   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2529,820running088
282763   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet2055,145overheating079
11 964   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2994,145running0130
142366   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet29811,495running0121
4 572   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet30013,580running54165
233174   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet27310,820running094
1 277   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford30035,555running187185
302080   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet923,220engine073
92285   Shane Hall Bama Jams & Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet3008,320running0138
192989   Kevin Cywinski Excite   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2917,670running0106
15 899   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2977,545running0118

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
Blaise Alexander20Rescue Engine FormulaAllen Cretsinger
Johnny Chapman21Michael Waltrip, Inc.Michael WaltripFord
Eddie Beahr39Fidelity PrintingWayne BeahrFord
Kevin Lepage40
Randy Porter48
Shane Jenkins49
Chris Diamond68
Hank Parker, Jr.78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet
Johnny Rumley96Big A Auto PartsMike CurbPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14343  
44518   #50 spun turn 4 
52609  
618222   #47,36,32,63,34,4,3,85 accident turn 2 
839412  
951017   #80,10,6,44,59,52 accident turn 1 
10215554  
1561616   #50 spun turn 3 
16219029  
1911944   #32 spun turn 4 
1951984  
1992002   #38 grease 
2012099  
2102156   #57,84,50 accident turn 1 
2162249  
2252306   #56 spun turn 2 
2312344  
2352417   #74,52 accident frontstretch 
24228140  
2822887   #37 accident turn 1 
28930012  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.0%             Average green flag run: 20.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Robert Pressley15959
  Ed Berrier6013980
  Mike Dillon14019354
  Ed Berrier194300107

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1138    
2   Matt Kenseth 1107   -31  
3   Elliott Sadler 1092   -46  
4   Mike McLaughlin 1053   -85  
5   Randy LaJoie 996   -142  
6   Hermie Sadler 970   -168  
7   Buckshot Jones 965   -173  
8   Mike Dillon 927   -211  
9   Jason Keller 911   -227  
10   Mark Green 907   -231  
11   Dick Trickle 878   -260  
12   Tim Fedewa 871   -267  
13   Elton Sawyer 861   -277  
14   Glenn Allen, Jr. 839   -299  
15   Phil Parsons 817   -321  
16   Jeff Burton 797   -341  
17   Tracy Leslie 752   -386  
18   Tony Stewart 745   -393  
19   Andy Santerre 740   -398  
20   Shane Hall 700   -438