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1998 Pepsi 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 33
Saturday, October 17, 1998 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:46:02
Average Speed: 144.549 mph
Pole Speed: 193.611 mph
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.176 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1998 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 824   Jeff Gordon DuPont Automotive Finishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet160184,325running49185
2 118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Small Soldiers   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac16098,825running4175
3 931   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16071,475running0165
42512   Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford16062,325running1165
5 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford16059,175running10160
6 45   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16060,625running0150
71222   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac16050,575running0146
83936   Ernie Irvan Wild Berry Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac16049,575running0142
91633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet16048,675running0138
10 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16057,375running41139
11374   Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet16050,015running0130
123823   Jimmy Spencer Winston / No Bull   (Travis Carter)Ford16044,225running1132
13 299   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford16049,485running0124
141443   John Andretti STP / Smokey the Bear   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac16045,095running0121
153194   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford16042,105running0118
16 66   Mark Martin Valvoline / Cummins   (Jack Roush)Ford16047,165running0115
172742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth / AmeriCast   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet16040,125running0112
181740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light Silver Bullet   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet16032,610running0109
19339   Jerry Nadeau Cartoon Network / Scooby Doo on Zombie Island   (Harry Melling)Ford16034,070running0106
202097   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Ford15934,255crash0103
213071   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet15928,785running1105
224244   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac15938,065running097
23 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford15958,045running3899
242391   Andy Hillenburg Little Joe's Auto   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet15930,975running091
251911   Brett Bodine Paychex   (Brett Bodine)Ford15937,330running088
264026   Johnny Benson, Jr. Betty Crocker   (Jack Roush)Ford15936,770running085
274110   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford15942,715running082
284335   Darrell Waltrip Tabasco   (Tim Beverley)Pontiac15826,095running079
292496   Steve Grissom Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet15725,875running076
303550   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15635,780running073
312921   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford14435,525running070
321128   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford14040,395crash1572
33151   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet13928,265crash064
343413   Ted Musgrave FirstPlus Financial   (Bill Elliott)Ford11625,185handling061
352881   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford11327,555engine058
362607   Dan Pardus Midwest Transit   (Hal Hicks / Mike Witters)Chevrolet9925,425crash055
373246   Jeff Green The Money Store   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet9824,796running052
381330   Derrike Cope Gumout   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac6731,650rear end049
393698   Rich Bickle Thorn Apple Valley "Gone Grill Crazy"   (Cale Yarborough)Ford5824,550crash046
402216   Kevin Lepage Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford3131,450crash043
41217   Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications   (Jim Mattei)Ford3131,350crash040
421055   Hut Stricklin Oakwood Homes   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet3124,250crash037
431847   Billy Standridge TeamFansCanRace.com   (Billy Standridge)Ford1924,150engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ernie Irvan36driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Mast75Remington ArmsButch MockFord
45Dick Trickle90Heilig-MeyersJunie DonlaveyFord
46Rick Wilson41KodiakLarry HedrickChevrolet
47Robert Pressley77Jasper EnginesDoug BawelFord
48Gary Bradberry78Pilot Travel CentersJim WilsonFord
WDRandal Ritter68H.G. Hills Food StoresRandal RitterChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13153   rain 
163217  
33386   #16,98,55,7,46,13,21,26,96,07,35 accident turn 2 
3910668  
1071104   #07 accident turn 2 
11112414  
1251284   rain 
12914113  
1421476   #23,28,1,9,10,91,11,43,97 accident backstretch 
1481547  
1551573   rain 
1581603  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.2%             Average green flag run: 19.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett111
  Dale Earnhardt23231
  Rusty Wallace33331
  Dave Marcis34341
  Rusty Wallace35439
  Dale Earnhardt44441
  Dale Jarrett458137
  Dale Earnhardt82876
  Jeff Gordon88903
  Dale Earnhardt91933
  Bobby Labonte94974
  Jimmy Spencer98981
  Jeremy Mayfield99991
  Jeff Gordon1001078
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.10812215
  Jeff Gordon12316038

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4817    
2   Mark Martin 4459   -358  
3   Dale Jarrett 4197   -620  
4   Rusty Wallace 4043   -774  
5   Bobby Labonte 3934   -883  
6   Jeff Burton 3930   -887  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 3926   -891  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3496   -1321  
9   Terry Labonte 3473   -1344  
10   John Andretti 3399   -1418  
11   Bobby Hamilton 3386   -1431  
12   Ken Schrader 3306   -1511  
13   Ernie Irvan 3262   -1555  
14   Sterling Marlin 3242   -1575  
15   Jimmy Spencer 3196   -1621  
16   Michael Waltrip 3146   -1671  
17   Chad Little 3142   -1675  
18   Bill Elliott 3039   -1778  
19   Ward Burton 2959   -1858  
20   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2883   -1934