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1998 Touchstone Energy 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 9 of 31
Saturday, April 25, 1998 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
113 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (300.6 miles)

Time of race: 2:32:35
Average Speed: 118.196 mph
Pole Speed: 189.628 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Margin of Victory: .171 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
4 300   Buckshot Jones Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Billy Jones)Pontiac11322,300running31165
30131   Sterling Marlin Rayovac   (Sterling Marlin)Chevrolet537,900shocks073
22110   Phil Parsons Dura Lube   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet11332,075running3175
242512   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Jimmy Spencer)Chevrolet778,875crash091
81917   Matt Kenseth Lycos   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11320,325running0142
22 82   Larry Pearson New Holland   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet789,025crash097
144320   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet11115,575running0121
13 529   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11213,200running0124
32 43   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet4314,300handling067
181830   Mike Cope Slim Jim   (Jeffrey Welliver)Chevrolet10310,575running0109
434132   Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing   (Dale Jarrett)Ford59,875crash034
273833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet7110,375overheating082
3 234   Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet11329,875running9170
333235   Lyndon Amick SCANA / Myrtle Beach   (Bill Amick)Pontiac357,875engine064
9 636   Matt Hutter Stanley Tools   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac11319,800running0138
352237   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet239,725crash058
103938   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford11321,275running0134
15264   Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks   (James Finch)Chevrolet11118,225running0118
161540   Kevin Lepage Channellock   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet10712,825running0115
28 944   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac6610,250handling079
384247   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler   (George Debidart)Chevrolet229,650handling049
203056   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet7812,850crash0103
113357   Jason Keller Justin Boots   (Steve DeSouza)Chevrolet11213,650running0130
21146   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet7813,650crash0100
293460   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford5910,825crash076
191063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet7812,450crash0106
51664   Dick Trickle Schneider National   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11318,425running37165
412766   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet814,300handling040
253570   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet778,725handling088
173772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet10412,700handling0112
232374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet7816,400handling094
342477   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (Tony Hall)Ford2310,750crash061
71278   Loy Allen, Jr. Church's Chicken   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet11316,950running0146
26178   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Blount for Governor   (Robert Hayes)Chevrolet728,500handling085
392980   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet197,625engine046
123685   Shane Hall Bama Jams & Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet11213,325running0127
1 187   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet11334,950running33180
313188   Kevin Schwantz Texas Department of Tourism   (Kevin Schwantz)Chevrolet457,950running070
402089   Stanton Barrett Fiberall / Allerest   (Meredith Ruark)Ford179,600handling043
421192   David Green Kraft   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet57,550crash037
37 793   Dave Blaney Amoco   (Bill Davis)Pontiac227,675crash052
362896   Brad Loney Big A Auto Parts   (Mike Curb)Pontiac237,875crash055
64099   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet11318,300running0150

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Doug Reid III7
Patty Moise14Rhodes FurnitureMichael WaltripFord
Mark Day16
Rick Wilson50
Robert Pressley59

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7137   #88,89,66,92,47,32,20 accident tri-oval 
14152  
16172   #15 stalled backstretch 
18236  
24318   #1,93,3,96,4,37,77,29,85 accident turn 1 
326029  
61677   #4,44,20,72,70,8,33,74 accident turn 4 
687912  
809011   #4,36,64,56,6,30,4,2,12,47,63,99 accident turn 4 
91922  
93942   debris frontstretch 
95973  
981003   debris frontstretch 
10111313  
  Percent of race run under caution: 35.4%             Average green flag run: 9.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek12121
  Dick Trickle224827
  Buckshot Jones49491
  Dick Trickle505910
  Phil Parsons60623
  Mike McLaughlin63719
  Buckshot Jones7210130
  Joe Nemechek10211312

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 1249    
2   Mike McLaughlin 1223   -26  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1205   -44  
4   Elliott Sadler 1132   -117  
5   Buckshot Jones 1130   -119  
6   Hermie Sadler 1094   -155  
7   Randy LaJoie 1090   -159  
8   Dick Trickle 1043   -206  
9   Jason Keller 1041   -208  
10   Mike Dillon 1039   -210  
11   Elton Sawyer 995   -254  
12   Phil Parsons 992   -257  
13   Glenn Allen, Jr. 989   -260  
14   Mark Green 965   -284  
15   Tim Fedewa 953   -296  
16   Joe Nemechek 865   -384  
17   Tracy Leslie 858   -391  
18   Shane Hall 827   -422  
19   Tony Stewart 824   -425  
20   Matt Hutter 803   -446