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1998 UAW-GM Quality 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 33
Sunday, October 4, 1998 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:04:01
Average Speed: 123.188 mph
Pole Speed: 181.69 mph
Cautions: 11 for 65 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.11 sec
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
12 743   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac33441,100running0127
283726   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford27826,400running079
174298   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley 'Gone Grill Crazy'   (Cale Yarborough)Ford33330,000running0112
192111   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford33228,400running1111
9397   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford33445,000running0138
15 891   Todd Bodine Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet33328,300running0118
421678   Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers   (Jim Wilson)Ford13315,800crash037
32899   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford33476,250running0165
21322   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac33496,700running35175
14 130   Derrike Cope Gumout Long Life Formula   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac33468,289running6126
232550   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30727,100handling094
29333   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet27831,300running076
112994   Bill Elliott McDonald's Get Back With Big Mac   (Bill Elliott)Ford33437,900running0130
52624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33479,450running47160
432341   David Green Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet6822,795crash034
323196   Steve Grissom Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet27016,000running067
4 54   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet33483,300running0160
31 436   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac27128,100crash2675
201028   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline / The Joker   (Yates Racing)Ford32635,050running0103
241788   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit / Batman   (Yates Racing)Ford30133,850running091
39 318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20239,915crash351
38225   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet21531,820handling049
63216   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford33454,700running0150
82097   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford33436,500running0142
302440   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet27518,700running073
1 26   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford334151,950running215185
344175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford25815,900running061
25 912   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford29027,100running088
273613   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford27916,500engine082
35129   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford24215,870handling058
71142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Pagers   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet33446,400running0146
36381   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet23715,850running055
183444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac33228,800running0109
414077   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford15515,805engine040
371410   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford23132,235crash052
401533   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18522,810engine043
211931   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32120,600running0100
101823   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford33450,600running0134
333590   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford26723,450crash064
163081   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford33325,400running0115
26 62   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford28232,300running085
224335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac31917,200running097
132721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford33435,850running1129

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jeff Green46First Union / The Money StoreFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Tony Raines19Yellow Freight / Roehrig MotorsportsKurt RoehrigFord
46Andy Hillenburg80Hover MotorsportsStan HoverFord
47Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
48Randy MacDonald85Mansion MotorsportsFrancis DixonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
364   #9 accident turn 4 
7115  
12154   #96 accident turn 2 
166853  
69746   #41 accident turn 2 
758915  
90989   NASCAR 
991057  
1061105   #1 accident turn 2 
1111133  
1141185   oil on track 
11913618  
1371415   #78 accident turn 2 
14219352  
1941996   #26,50,75 accident turn 2 
2002012  
20221413   #18,2,3,5,10,12,44,31,40,28,7,99 accident turn 2 
21526652  
2672715   #9 accident turn 2 
2722721  
2732775   #36,90 accident turn 2 
27833457  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.1%             Average green flag run: 22.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin111
  Derrike Cope276
  Bobby Labonte8103
  Ernie Irvan112414
  Mark Martin257551
  Jeff Gordon76827
  Mark Martin83908
  Ward Burton9112535
  Ernie Irvan12613712
  Jeff Gordon13814811
  Mark Martin14917022
  Jeff Gordon17119424
  Brett Bodine1951951
  Jeff Gordon1962005
  Mark Martin20126767
  Michael Waltrip2682681
  Mark Martin26933466

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4457    
2   Mark Martin 4283   -174  
3   Dale Jarrett 3918   -539  
4   Rusty Wallace 3801   -656  
5   Jeff Burton 3672   -785  
6   Bobby Labonte 3604   -853  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 3601   -856  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3285   -1172  
9   John Andretti 3178   -1279  
10   Terry Labonte 3153   -1304  
11   Bobby Hamilton 3138   -1319  
12   Ken Schrader 3077   -1380  
13   Ernie Irvan 3068   -1389  
14   Sterling Marlin 3007   -1450  
15   Michael Waltrip 2938   -1519  
16   Jimmy Spencer 2899   -1558  
17   Chad Little 2897   -1560  
18   Bill Elliott 2815   -1642  
19   Ward Burton 2735   -1722  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2728   -1729