1998 NASCAR Busch Series

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1998 NASCAR Busch Series season
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the 1998 Busch Series champion

The 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Season began on Saturday February 14 and ended on Sunday November 15. Dale Earnhardt Jr. of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. was crowned champion at season's end.

1998 Team chart[edit]

List of full-time teams at the start of 1998.

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Akins-Sutton Motorsports Ford Taurus 38 Elton Sawyer Barbasol Bob Sutton Eddie Pardue
BACE Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33 Tim Fedewa Kleenex Barbara Baumgardner Bryan Smith
74 Randy LaJoie Fina Bill Baumgardner Billy Manciewicz
Bobby Hillin Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8 Bobby Hillin, Jr. Yahoo! Sports Robert Hayes Nick Short
Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 37 Mark Green Timber Wolf Clarence Brewer Kenneth Campbell
Buckshot Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 00 Buckshot Jones Bayer/Alka-Seltzer Billy Jones Ricky Pearson
CAA Performance Group Pontiac Grand Prix 96 Mike Stefanik Big A Auto Parts Mike Curb John Birosh
DAJ Racing Ford Thunderbird 32 Jason Jarrett (R) White Rain Horace Isenhower Rick Bowman
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AC Delco Dale Earnhardt Tony Eury, Sr.
Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 29 Hermie Sadler DeWalt Gary Bechtel Bob Gulbranson
66 Elliott Sadler Phillips 66 Sandy Jones
Excel Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 56 Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries Molly Krogh Jimmy Elledge
80 Mark Krogh Robert Krogh Dan Glauz
Hensley Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 63 Tracy Leslie Lysol Hubert Hensley Jeff Hensley
Innovative Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 47 Andy Santerre (R) Monro Muffler Brake George DeBidart Kevin Caldwell
J&J Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 99 Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire Bill Papke John Monsam
Joe Bessey Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 6 Joe Bessey Power Team Nancy Bessey Harold Holly
Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 44 Bobby Labonte/Tony Stewart Shell Oil Company Joe Gibbs Bryant Frazier
Keystone Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 Blaise Alexander (R) Rescue Engine Formula Alex Crestinger Alex Crestinger
Lone Star Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 88 Kevin Schwantz (R) Ryder Kevin Schwantz C. R. Miller
Mark III Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 78 Hank Parker Jr. (R) Mark III Financial Dan Browder Neil Browder
Martin Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 92 Derrike Cope/David Green Kraft Mac Martin Unknown
Michael Waltrip Racing Ford Taurus 14 Patty Moise Rhodes Furniture Buffy Waltrip Ronnie Silver
NorthStar Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 89 Stanton Barrett Allerest/Northstar Water Meredith Ruark Mike Yoder
Parker Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 72 Mike Dillon MGM Brakes Ron Parker Dean Johnson
Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 Phil Parsons Dura Lube Marcia Parsons Gene Nead
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 Jeff Purvis Lance Snacks James Finch Johnny Allen
Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 57 Jason Keller n/a Steve DeSouza Jamie Jones
PRW Racing Ford Taurus 77 Ed Berrier Lear Corporation/UAW Tony Hall Jimmy Means
Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo 17 Matt Kenseth Lycos Robbie Reiser Robbie Reiser
Roush Racing Ford Taurus 9 Jeff Burton Track Gear Jack Roush Tommy Morgan
60 Mark Martin Winn-Dixie Bobby Leslie
Shoemaker Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 64 Dick Trickle Schneider National Dennis Shoemaker Bryan Schaffer
Specialty Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 40 Kevin Lepage Channellock Doug Taylor Doug Taylor
ST Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 59 Robert Pressley Kingsford Tad Geschickter Steve Plattenberger
Stegall Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 85 Shane Hall Dura Shine Don Stegall John Finley
Team 34 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 30 Mike Cope (R) Slim Jim Jeffrey Welliver Donnie Richeson
34 Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps Frank Cicci Gary Cogswell
Pontiac Grand Prix 36 Matt Hutter (R) Stanley Tools Scott Welliver Clyde McLeod
Team Amick Chevrolet Monte Carlo 35 Lyndon Amick SCANA/Myrtle Beach Bill Amick Buddy Barnes
Washington-Erving Motorsports Ford Taurus 50 Jimmy Foster Dr Pepper Joe Washington Darrell Bryant

NAPA Auto Parts 300[edit]

The NAPA Auto Parts 300 was held February 14 at Daytona International Speedway. Mike McLaughlin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 87-Joe Nemechek
  2. 4-Jeff Purvis
  3. 60-Mark Martin
  4. 00-Buckshot Jones
  5. 74-Randy LaJoie
  6. 17-Matt Kenseth
  7. 21-Michael Waltrip
  8. 88-Kevin Schwantz
  9. 12-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 10-Phil Parsons

Failed to qualify: Hank Parker Jr. (#78), Lyndon Amick (#35), Patty Moise (#14), Larry Pearson (#55), Ron Barfield (#2), Jimmy Foster (#50), Derrike Cope (#92), Blaise Alexander (#20), Doug Reid III (#7), Dale Shaw (#48), Lance Hooper (#23), Chris Diamond (#68), Mark Day (#16)

GM Goodwrench Service Plus 200[edit]

The GM Goodwrench Service Plus 200 was held February 21 at North Carolina Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 44-Tony Stewart
  3. 60-Mark Martin
  4. 9-Jeff Burton
  5. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 66-Elliott Sadler
  7. 74-Randy LaJoie
  8. 72-Mike Dillon
  9. 37-Mark Green
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: Patty Moise (#14), Jimmy Foster (#50), Dale Shaw (#48), Lance Hooper (#23), Ed Berrier (#77), J. D. Gibbs (#42), Kevin Cywinski, Stanton Barrett, Bobby Hillin, Jr. (#8), Rick Fuller, Michael Ritch

Sam's Town Las Vegas 300[edit]

The Sam's Town Las Vegas 300 was held February 28 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 12-Jimmy Spencer
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  3. 87-Joe Nemechek
  4. 9-Jeff Burton
  5. 32-Dale Jarrett
  6. 60-Mark Martin
  7. 72-Mike Dillon
  8. 00-Buckshot Jones
  9. 29-Hermie Sadler
  10. 77-Ed Berrier

Failed to qualify: Hank Parker Jr. (#78), Lyndon Amick (#35), Ron Barfield, Chris Diamond (#68), Bobby Hillin, Jr. (#8), Rick Fuller, Dale Fischlein, Brendan Gaughan (#62)

BellSouth Mobility / Opryland 320[edit]

The BellSouth Mobility / Opryland 320 was held March 15 at Nashville Speedway USA. Casey Atwood won the pole, becoming the youngest pole winner in NASCAR Busch Series history.

Top Ten Results

  1. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  2. 28-Casey Atwood
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  4. 74-Randy LaJoie
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 1-Sterling Marlin
  8. 33-Tim Fedewa
  9. 64-Dick Trickle
  10. 38-Elton Sawyer

Failed to qualify: Hank Parker Jr. (#78), Chris Diamond (#68), Mark Day (#16), Brad Loney (#45), Mike Stefanik (#96), Jeff Krogh (#56), Mark Krogh (#80), Derek Gilcrest (#12)

Diamond Hill Plywood 200[edit]

The Diamond Hill Plywood 200 was held March 21 at Darlington Raceway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 44-Bobby Labonte
  2. 9-Jeff Burton
  3. 64-Dick Trickle
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 66-Elliott Sadler
  6. 72-Mike Dillon
  7. 29-Hermie Sadler
  8. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  9. 59-Robert Pressley
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Ron Barfield, Jeff Fuller, Patty Moise (#14), Jimmy Foster (#50), Dave Blaney (#93), Mike Stefanik (#96)

Moore's Snacks 250[edit]

The Moore's Snacks 250 was held March 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 66-Elliott Sadler
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  3. 17-Matt Kenseth
  4. 38-Elton Sawyer
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  7. 10-Phil Parsons
  8. 89-Stanton Barrett
  9. 99-Glenn Allen, Jr.
  10. 14-Patty Moise

Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (#59), Hank Parker Jr. (#78), Derrike Cope

Coca Cola 300[edit]

The Coca Cola 300 was held April 4 at Texas Motor Speedway. Elliott Sadler won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 66-Elliott Sadler
  3. 87-Joe Nemechek
  4. 10-Phil Parsons
  5. 56-Jeff Krogh
  6. 74-Randy LaJoie
  7. 37-Mark Green
  8. 17-Matt Kenseth
  9. 2-Jeff Green
  10. 9-Jeff Burton

Failed to qualify: Robert Pressley (#59), Hank Parker Jr. (#53), Dick Trickle (#64), Kevin Schwantz (#88), Mark Day (#16), Bobby Hillin, Jr. (#8), Tom Lorenz (#62), Ted Smokstad (#48), Jeff Fuller (#78)

  • This was Dale Earnhardt Jr's first career Busch Series win.

Galaxy Food Centers 300[edit]

The final Galaxy Food Centers 300 was held April 11 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Robert Pressley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 77-Ed Berrier
  2. 29-Hermie Sadler
  3. 33-Tim Fedewa
  4. 72-Mike Dillon
  5. 17-Matt Kenseth
  6. 59-Robert Pressley
  7. 30-Mike Cope
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  9. 85-Shane Hall
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: Hank Parker Jr. (#78), Kevin Lepage (#40), Blaise Alexander (#20), Patty Moise (#14), Chris Diamond (#68), Johnny Chapman (#21), Johnny Rumley (#96), Shane Jenkins (#49), Randy Porter (#48), Eddie Beahr (#39)

  • This would be the first and only NASCAR victory of Berrier's career.

Touchstone Energy 300[edit]

The Touchstone Energy 300 was held April 25 at Talladega Superspeedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole. During the race, Dave Blaney got spun around and flipped onto its side and slammed the wall with his roof. He walked away.

Top Ten Results

  1. 87-Joe Nemechek
  2. 10-Phil Parsons
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 00-Buckshot Jones
  5. 64-Dick Trickle
  6. 99-Glenn Allen, Jr.
  7. 78-Loy Allen Jr.
  8. 17-Matt Kenseth
  9. 36-Matt Hutter
  10. 38-Elton Sawyer

Failed to qualify: Patty Moise (#14), Doug Reid III (#7), Robert Pressley (#59), Mark Day (#16), Rick Wilson (#50)

Gumout Long Life Formula 200[edit]

The Gumout Long Life Formula 200 was held May 9 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Joe Bessey won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 00-Buckshot Jones
  2. 44-Tony Stewart
  3. 40-Kevin Lepage
  4. 4-Jeff Purvis
  5. 74-Randy LaJoie
  6. 99-Glenn Allen, Jr.
  7. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 52-Kevin Grubb
  9. 59-Robert Pressley
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Mike Olsen (#61), Joey McCarthy (#41), Tom Bolles (#76), Brian Simo (#03)

First Union 200[edit]

The First Union 200 was held May 17 at Nazareth Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 33-Tim Fedewa
  2. 4-Jeff Purvis
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 6-Joe Bessey
  6. 77-Ed Berrier
  7. 57-Jason Keller
  8. 66-Elliott Sadler
  9. 99-Glenn Allen, Jr.
  10. 13-Ted Christopher

Failed to qualify: none

CarQuest Auto Parts 300[edit]

The CarQuest Auto Parts 300 was held May 23 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 87-Joe Nemechek
  3. 12-Jimmy Spencer
  4. 21-Michael Waltrip
  5. 17-Matt Kenseth
  6. 44-Bobby Labonte
  7. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 38-Elton Sawyer
  9. 8-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  10. 29-Hermie Sadler

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#92), Loy Allen Jr. (#78), Lyndon Amick (#35), Matt Hutter (#36), Blaise Alexander (#20), Mike Cope (#30), Kenny Irwin Jr. (#48), Kelly Denton (#75), Mark Krogh (#80), Andy Santerre (#47), Gary Laton (#46)

MBNA Platinum 200[edit]

The MBNA Platinum 200 was held May 30 at Dover International Speedway. Kevin Lepage won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 8-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  3. 44-Tony Stewart
  4. 32-Dale Jarrett
  5. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 59-Robert Pressley
  7. 10-Phil Parsons
  8. 38-Elton Sawyer
  9. 57-Jason Keller
  10. 21-Michael Waltrip

Failed to qualify: Bryan Wall, Hal Browning

Hardee's 250[edit]

The Hardee's 250 was held June 5 at Richmond International Raceway. Wayne Grubb won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  3. 17-Matt Kenseth
  4. 83-Wayne Grubb
  5. 60-Mark Martin
  6. 57-Jason Keller
  7. 40-Kevin Lepage
  8. 64-Dick Trickle
  9. 52-Kevin Grubb
  10. 59-Robert Pressley

Failed to qualify: Dale Jarrett (#32), Jeff Krogh (#56), J. D. Gibbs (#42), Blaise Alexander (#20), Ted Christopher (#13), Derrike Cope (#92), Patty Moise (#14), Joey McCarthy (#41), Mike Laughlin, Jr. (#45), Mike Olsen (#61), Derek Gilcrest (#12)

Lycos.com 250[edit]

The inaugural Lycos.com 250 was held June 14 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Matt Kenseth won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 10-Phil Parsons
  3. 74-Randy LaJoie
  4. 38-Elton Sawyer
  5. 4-Jeff Purvis
  6. 63-Curtis Markham
  7. 37-Mark Green
  8. 59-Ron Hornaday
  9. 30-Mike Cope
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Failed to qualify: none

Lysol 200[edit]

The Lysol 200 was held June 28 at Watkins Glen International. Boris Said won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 87-Ron Fellows
  2. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  3. 9-Ashton Lewis
  4. 36-David Green
  5. 72-Mike Dillon
  6. 40-Jack Sprague
  7. 33-Tim Fedewa
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  9. 2-Ricky Craven
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: Mark Krogh (#80), John Preston (#55), Rick Bell (#78), Kat Teasdale (#54), Patty Moise (#14), Dale Quarterley (#32N)

  • With his victory, Fellows became the first Non-American winner in the NASCAR Busch series.

DieHard 250[edit]

The DieHard 250 was held July 5 at The Milwaukee Mile. Jeff Purvis won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 38-Elton Sawyer
  3. 4-Jeff Purvis
  4. 36-David Green
  5. 17-Matt Kenseth
  6. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  7. 00-Buckshot Jones
  8. 33-Tim Fedewa
  9. 6-Joe Bessey
  10. 74-Randy LaJoie

Failed to qualify: none

Myrtle Beach 250[edit]

The Myrtle Beach 250 was held July 11 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Tim Fedewa won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 74-Randy LaJoie
  2. 36-David Green
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 35-Lyndon Amick
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  6. 33-Tim Fedewa
  7. 6-Joe Bessey
  8. 17-Matt Kenseth
  9. 37-Mark Green
  10. 66-Elliott Sadler

Failed to qualify: Bobby Hillin, Jr. (#8), Kevin Prince (#90), Johnny Chapman (#73), Blaise Alexander (#20), Patty Moise (#14), Jimmy Foster (#50), Mark Krogh (#80), Eddie Beahr (#39)

Kenwood Home & Car Audio 300[edit]

The Kenwood Home & Car Audio 300 was held July 19 at California Speedway. Robert Pressley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 40-Kevin Lepage
  3. 17-Matt Kenseth
  4. 10-Phil Parsons
  5. 36-David Green
  6. 4-Jeff Purvis
  7. 66-Elliott Sadler
  8. 56-Mark Krogh
  9. 6-Joe Bessey
  10. 72-Mike Dillon

Failed to qualify: none

Lycos.com 300 Presented by Vallydale Foods[edit]

The Lycos.com 300 Presented by Vallydale Foods was held July 25 at South Boston Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 74-Randy LaJoie
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 36-David Green
  5. 30-Todd Bodine
  6. 63-Curtis Markham
  7. 66-Elliott Sadler
  8. 85-Shane Hall
  9. 35-Lyndon Amick
  10. 40-Kevin Lepage

Failed to qualify: Kevin Prince (#90), Ashton Lewis (#89), Mark Krogh (#80), Jeff Krogh (#56), Jim Bown (#78), Toby Robertson (#12), Patty Moise (#14), Kelly Denton (#75), Johnny Chapman (#73), Casey Atwood (#27)

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held July 31 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Buckshot Jones won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 66-Elliott Sadler
  3. 00-Buckshot Jones
  4. 74-Randy LaJoie
  5. 36-David Green
  6. 17-Matt Kenseth
  7. 21-Mike Bliss
  8. 38-Elton Sawyer
  9. 15-Mike Wallace
  10. 8-Bobby Hillin, Jr.

Failed to qualify: Brad Noffsinger (#43), Mark McFarland (#82), Mark Day (#16), Stevie Reeves (#54), Kenneth Nichols (#94)

Pepsi 200 Presented by Devilbiss[edit]

The Pepsi 200 Presented by Devilbiss was held August 15 at Michigan International Speedway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 44-Bobby Labonte
  3. 17-Matt Kenseth
  4. 40-Kevin Lepage
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  6. 60-Mark Martin
  7. 8-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  8. 38-Elton Sawyer
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip
  10. 12-Rick Mast

Failed to qualify: Dave Blaney (#93), Dale Fischlein (#70), J. D. Gibbs (#42), Kevin Schwantz (#88), Lyndon Amick (#35), Gary Laton

Food City 250[edit]

The Food City 250 was held August 21 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Steve Grissom won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 40-Kevin Lepage
  2. 10-Phil Parsons
  3. 32-Dale Jarrett
  4. 30-Todd Bodine
  5. 33-Tim Fedewa
  6. 15-Ken Schrader
  7. 83-Wayne Grubb
  8. 00-Buckshot Jones
  9. 4-Nathan Buttke
  10. 36-David Green

Failed to qualify: Michael Waltrip (#21), Lyndon Amick (#35), Greg Marlowe (#78), Mark Day (#16)

Dura-Lube 200 Presented by BI-LO[edit]

The Dura-Lube 200 Presented by BI-LO was held September 5 at Darlington Raceway. Mike McLaughlin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 64-Dick Trickle
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 40-Kevin Lepage
  5. 30-Todd Bodine
  6. 17-Matt Kenseth
  7. 32-Dale Jarrett
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 59-Robert Pressley
  10. 15-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Jeff Green (#92), Kelly Denton (#75), Ron Barfield (#2)

Autolite Platinum 250[edit]

The Autolite Platinum 250 was held September 11 at Richmond International Raceway. Andy Santerre won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 9-Jeff Burton
  3. 12-Jimmy Spencer
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 30-Todd Bodine
  6. 4-Jeff Purvis
  7. 40-Kevin Lepage
  8. 64-Dick Trickle
  9. 99-Glenn Allen, Jr.
  10. 47-Andy Santerre

Failed to qualify: none

MBNA Gold 200[edit]

The MBNA Gold 200 was held September 19 at Dover International Speedway. Kevin Grubb won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 52-Kevin Grubb
  3. 38-Elton Sawyer
  4. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  5. 30-Todd Bodine
  6. 93-Dave Blaney
  7. 4-Jeff Purvis
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  9. 2-Ricky Craven
  10. 21-Michael Waltrip

Failed to qualify: none

All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300[edit]

The All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 was held October 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dave Blaney won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  2. 17-Matt Kenseth
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  4. 12-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 00-Buckshot Jones
  6. 9-Jeff Burton
  7. 40-Kevin Lepage
  8. 92-Todd Bodine
  9. 4-Jeff Purvis
  10. 1-Sterling Marlin

Failed to qualify: none

Carquest Auto Parts 250[edit]

The Carquest Auto Parts 250 was held October 17 at Gateway International Raceway. Shane Hall won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 17-Matt Kenseth
  3. 4-Jeff Purvis
  4. 47-Andy Santerre
  5. 44-Tony Stewart
  6. 93-Dave Blaney
  7. 74-Randy LaJoie
  8. 85-Shane Hall
  9. 30-Todd Bodine
  10. 40-Kevin Lepage

Failed to qualify: Tracy Leslie (#2), Joey McCarthy (#41), Eric Bodine (#1), Melvin Walen (#58), J. D. Gibbs (#42)

AC Delco 200[edit]

The AC Delco 200 was held October 31 at North Carolina Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 66-Elliott Sadler
  2. 40-Kevin Lepage
  3. 29-Hermie Sadler
  4. 52-Kevin Grubb
  5. 84-Philip Morris
  6. 53-Hank Parker Jr.
  7. 72-Mike Dillon
  8. 8-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  9. 33-Tim Fedewa
  10. 63-Curtis Markham

Failed to qualify: Tracy Leslie (#97), J. D. Gibbs (#42), Jeff Green (#92), Mike Wallace (#50), Bryan Wall (#73), Scott Hansen (#09), Lyndon Amick (#35), Matt Hutter (#55), Ted Christopher (#13), Chuck Bown (#51), Jeff Finley (#79), Mark Day (#16)

Stihl 300[edit]

The Stihl 300 was originally scheduled for March 1998 but was held November 7 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after it and the Winston Cup Series Primestar 500 were both rained out. Dick Trickle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  3. 44-Tony Stewart
  4. 00-Buckshot Jones
  5. 52-Kevin Grubb
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 10-Phil Parsons
  8. 21-Michael Waltrip
  9. 15-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Tracy Leslie (#97), Lyndon Amick (#35), Hut Stricklin (#92), Gary Bradberry (#86), Curtis Markham (#89), Randy MacDonald (#7), Nathan Buttke (#78), Ken Bouchard (#50), Jeff Finley (#79), Morgan Shepherd

Jiffy Lube Miami 300[edit]

The Jiffy Lube Miami 300 was held November 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Casey Atwood won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 12-Jimmy Spencer
  3. 60-Mark Martin
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 36-David Green
  6. 93-Dave Blaney
  7. 26-Johnny Benson
  8. 99-Glenn Allen, Jr.
  9. 74-Randy LaJoie
  10. 33-Tim Fedewa

Failed to qualify: Chuck Bown, Ted Christopher, Jeff Krogh (#56), Patty Moise (#14), John Preston, Nathan Buttke, Kevin Schwantz (#88), Morgan Shepherd, Philip Morris (#84), Hank Parker Jr. (#53), Lyndon Amick (#35), Freddie Query, Gus Wasson, Mark Krogh (#80)

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 4469
  2. Matt Kenseth - 4421
  3. Mike McLaughlin = 4045
  4. Randy LaJoie - 3543
  5. Elton Sawyer - 3533
  6. Phil Parsons - 3525
  7. Tim Fedewa - 3515
  8. Elliott Sadler - 3470
  9. Buckshot Jones - 3453
  10. Hermie Sadler - 3340
  11. Glenn Allen, Jr. - 3270
  12. Mike Dillon - 3250
  13. Mark Green - 3075
  14. Kevin Lepage - 3052
  15. Jeff Purvis - 3019
  16. Jason Keller - 2971
  17. Ed Berrier - 2772
  18. Joe Bessey - 2763
  19. Shane Hall - 2763
  20. Andy Santerre - 2598
  21. Tony Stewart - 2455
  22. Dick Trickle - 2441
  23. Tracy Leslie - 2338
  24. Bobby Hillin, Jr. - 2304
  25. Jeff Krogh - 2225
  26. David Green - 2180
  27. Mark Martin - 1976
  28. Mark Krogh - 1917
  29. Dave Blaney - 1915
  30. Jeff Burton - 1883
  31. Robert Pressley - 1870
  32. Blaise Alexander - 1730
  33. Todd Bodine - 1668
  34. Michael Waltrip - 1667
  35. Kevin Grubb - 1660
  36. Wayne Grubb - 1546
  37. Patty Moise - 1421
  38. Casey Atwood - 1359
  39. Joe Nemechek - 1315
  40. Mike Cope - 1293
  41. Dale Jarrett - 1284
  42. Matt Hutter - 1169
  43. Jimmy Spencer - 1164
  44. Lance Hooper - 1059
  45. Lyndon Amick - 1045
  46. Ken Schrader - 977
  47. Jason Jarrett - 935
  48. Jeff Fuller - 899
  49. Stanton Barrett - 865
  50. Kevin Schwantz - 801

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Andy Santerre, being the only full-time candidate for Rookie of the Year, walked away with the title after finishing 20th in points. 2nd-place-finisher Dave Blaney made his Busch Series debut in 1998, posting three sixth-place finishes over a 20-race stretch. He would by followed by Blaise Alexander, then Wayne and Kevin Grubb, both of whom grabbed their first career pole positions during the season. 18-year-old Casey Atwood ran a part-time schedule in an undeclared season but finished 38th in points. The next two competitors were Mike Cope and Matt Hutter, teammates at Cicci-Welliver Racing but released after a lack of performance. Part-time drivers Lance Hooper, Jason Jarrett, and Kevin Schwantz rounded out the rookie class of 1998.

See also[edit]

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