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1998 Pennsylvania 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 33
Sunday, July 26, 1998 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:47
Average Speed: 134.66 mph
Pole Speed: 168.805 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.153 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200162,770running164185
7 93   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20049,890running14151
81733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet20052,290running0142
113140   Sterling Marlin Coors Non-Alcoholic   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet20033,890running0130
13271   Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20030,890running0124
17 542   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet20036,065running0112
20374   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet19941,740running0103
241546   Jeff Green First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet19823,715running091
273296   Hut Stricklin Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet19826,890running082
302831   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19525,815running073
31225   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19238,685running070
392041   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet15128,125engine046
40 791   Morgan Shepherd LJ Racing   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet14321,100rear end043
412450   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet14228,075running040
432571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet11021,025crash034
2 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford20089,220running2175
31999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20073,170running1170
51188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford20063,815running0155
6 32   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford20049,990running3155
101021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20047,440running1139
14407   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford20039,090running0121
151216   Ted Musgrave Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20039,015running0118
162397   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford20029,665running0115
182912   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford20035,765running0109
192123   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford19937,715running0106
221428   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford19941,165running097
254213   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford19826,890running088
26349   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Happy Birthday NASCAR   (Harry Melling)Ford19826,640running085
284398   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley   (Cale Yarborough)Ford19730,140running079
292690   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19633,465running076
323977   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford18025,015running067
333626   Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios   (Jack Roush)Ford17529,315running064
35 881   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford16821,490valve058
363394   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford16628,390crash055
373075   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford16521,300running052
383811   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford15328,150running049
421310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford13637,450radiator037
4 418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20075,545running0160
91636   Ernie Irvan Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac20042,390running0138
121843   John Andretti STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20044,740running0127
213544   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac19934,865running0100
234130   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac19934,340running094
34 122   Ward Burton MBNA Platinum   (Bill Davis)Pontiac17136,815crash1566

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Randy MacDonald79T.R.I.X. Racing / NUCAR Conn.Ted Walters / George PywowariwChevrolet
45Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
46Jimmy Horton35TabascoBob HancherPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
17171  
72754   #91 accident turn 1 
7611439  
1151195   #71 accident turn 1 
12014324  
1441474   #31 accident turn 3 
14816316  
1641674   debris 
1681725  
1731808   #22,30,12,7,5,16 accident turn 1 
18120020  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 29.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace133
  Jeff Gordon43835
  Mark Martin39402
  Jeff Burton41411
  Jeff Gordon4211574
  Ward Burton1161216
  Dale Earnhardt12213514
  Ward Burton1361449
  Michael Waltrip1451451
  Jeff Gordon14620055

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2712    
2   Mark Martin 2650   -62  
3   Dale Jarrett 2584   -128  
4   Jeremy Mayfield 2499   -213  
5   Rusty Wallace 2462   -250  
6   Bobby Labonte 2365   -347  
7   Jeff Burton 2304   -408  
8   Terry Labonte 2236   -476  
9   Dale Earnhardt 2112   -600  
10   Jimmy Spencer 2074   -638  
11   Ken Schrader 2066   -646  
12   Bill Elliott 1951   -761  
13   Bobby Hamilton 1948   -764  
14   John Andretti 1935   -777  
15   Michael Waltrip 1933   -779  
16   Ernie Irvan 1878   -834  
17   Sterling Marlin 1834   -878  
18   Ward Burton 1825   -887  
19   Ted Musgrave 1816   -896  
20   Chad Little 1799   -913