1998 Daytona 500

Date— Sunday, Feb. 15 , 1998, at Daytona International Speedway. Distance— 500 miles; Course— 2.5 miles; Field— 43 cars; Average speed— 172.712 mph; Margin of victory— under caution; Time of race— 2 hours, 53 minutes, 42 seconds; Caution flags— 3 for 9 laps; Lead changes— 13 among 8 drivers; Lap leaders— D. Earnhardt (107), J. Gordon (56), B. Labonte (22), J. Nemechek (6), R. Wallace (4), M. Martin (2), T. Labonte (2), M. Skinner (1); Pole sitter— Bobby Labonte at 192.415; Attendance— 150,000 (estimated).

Driver (start pos.)TeamCarLapsEndedEarnings
1Dale Earnhardt (4)GM GoodwrenchChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running$1,059,105
2Bobby Labonte (1)Interstate BatteriesPontiac Grand Prix200Running548,555
3Jeremy Mayfield (13)Mobil 1Ford Thunderbird200Running375,005
4Ken Schrader (31)SkoalChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running312,780
5Rusty Wallace (12)Miller LiteFord Thunderbird200Running232,005
6Ernie Irvan (10)SkittlesPontiac Grand Prix200Running204,500
7Chad Little (21)John DeereFord Thunderbird200Running126,980
8Mike Skinner (8)Lowe'sChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running135,005
9Michael Waltrip (6)CitgoFord Thunderbird200Running142,005
10Bill Elliot (19)McDonald'sFord Thunderbird200Running128,455
11Kyle Petty (39)Hot WheelsPontiac Grand Prix200Running125,155
12Bobby Hamilton (22)KodakChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running117,455
13Terry Labonte (2)Kellogg's Chevrolet Monte Carlo200Running116,005
14Ricky Craven (32)BudweiserChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running107,710
15Jimmy Spencer (7)WinstonFord Thunderbird200Running115,555
16Jeff Gordon (29)DuPontChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running114,730
17Lake Speed (16)Cartoon NetworkFord Thunderbird200Running96,005
18John Andretti (17)STPPontiac Grand Prix200Running105,480
19Kenny Irwin (38)Texaco/HavolineFord Thunderbird199Running106,580
20Ted Musgrave (37)PRIMESTARFord Thunderbird199Running101,030
21Jerry Nadeau (26)FIRSTPLUS FinancialFord Thunderbird199Running87,155
22Sterling Marlin (3)Coors LightChevrolet Monte Carlo199Running121,305
23Mike Wallace (23)X1-RChevrolet Monte Carlo199Running85,405
24Brett Bodine (42)PaychexFord Thunderbird199Running94,855
25Ward Burton (9)MBNA AmericaPontiac Grand Prix199Running98,105
26Joe Nemechek (28)BellSouthChevrolet Monte Carlo199Running92,380
27Dick Trickle (34)Heilig-Meyers/SimmonsFord Thunderbird198Running91,005
28Steve Grissom (41)KodiakChevrolet Monte Carlo198Running90,030
29Andy Hillenburg (18)Shoney's InnChevrolet Monte Carlo198Running79,505
30Rick Mast (27)Remington ArmsFord Thunderbird197Running78,355
31Geoff Bodine (25)PhilipsFord Thunderbird197Running84,880
32Robert Pressley (30)Jasper Engines/Federal-MogulFord Thunderbird197Running76,355
33Darrell Waltrip (43)Speedblock/Builders SquareChevrolet Monte Carlo196Running82,005
34Dale Jarrett (5)Quality Care/Ford CreditFord Thunderbird196Running110,805
35Billy Standridge (36)Fans Can RaceFord Thunderbird196Running73,305
36Dave Marcis (35)Realtree CamouflageChevrolet Monte Carlo193Running72,230
37Derrike Cope (11)GumoutPontiac Grand Prix191Running80,605
38Mark Martin (15)Valvoline Ford Thunderbird187Running87,505
39Greg Sacks (24)Thorn Apple ValleyFord Thunderbird173Running77,430
40Jeff Burton (14)Exide Ford Thunderbird160Engine89,205
41Steve Park (33)PennzoilChevrolet Monte Carlo158Ignition70,030
42Ricky Rudd (40)Tide Ford Thunderbird117Ignition86,480
43Kevin Lepage (20)Pionite Chevrolet Monte Carlo78Engine70,480

1998 Race LocationsNASCAR ResultsWinston Cup Point Standings
1998 Winston Cup Series NASCAR Racing
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