1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

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1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season
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The 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began January 18 and ended November 8. Ron Hornaday of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. won the championship.

See also: 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 1998 NASCAR Busch Series

1998 Team Chart[edit]

Team Truck(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Addington Racing Chevrolet C/K 60 Andy Houston (R) n/a Mike Addington Rick Ren
Brevak Racing Ford F-150 31 Tony Roper Bendix Brakes/Big Daddy's Shelly Brevak Joe Shear, Jr.
Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 37 Scot Walters (R) Red Man Clarence Brewer Terry Shirley
Charles Hardy Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 35 Ron Barfield Ortho Lawn & Garden Products Charles Hardy Cal Dooley
Chesrown Racing Chevrolet C/K 6 Rick Carelli RE/MAX International Marshall Chesrown George Church
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Tom Mitchell Roland Wlodyka
CSG Motorsports Ford F-150 57 Chuck Bown Cunningham Historic Motorsports Kerry Scherer Tony Gibson
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet C/K 16 Ron Hornaday NAPA Auto Parts Dale Earnhardt Fred Graves
Gloy/Rahal Racing Ford F-150 55 Dave Rezendes Icehouse Beer Tom Gloy Kevin Caldwell
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 24 Jack Sprague GMAC Financial Services Rick Hendrick Dennis Connor
Impact Motorsports Dodge Ram 86 Stacy Compton RC Cola David Hodson Kevin Cram
Irvan-Simo Racing Ford F-150 44 Boris Said Federated Auto Parts Mark Simo Jay Smith
K Automotive Racing Dodge Ram 29 Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance Kay Keselowski Ron Keselowski
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet C/K 52 Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters Ken Schrader Tim Kohuth
L&R Racing Dodge Ram 18 Butch Miller Dana Corporation Ron Norick Doug Strother
90 Lance Norick NHL Mike Cheek
Liberty Racing Ford F-150 84 Wayne Anderson (R) Porter-Cable Power Tools Jim Herrick Troy Selberg
Lucore Motorsports Ford F-150 82 Randy Nelson (R) Rhino Linings USA Steve Lucore Dave Nelson
MB Motorsports Ford F-150 26 Doug George Auto Trim Design Network Mike Mittler Mike Mittler
McCray Racing Chevrolet C/K 42 Rick McCray n/a Sandy McCray Rickey McCray
PacWest S/T Motorsports Dodge Ram 78 Dominic Dobson (R) MCI Dominic Dobson Walter Giles
Phelon Motorsports Ford F-150 66 Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls Dale Phelon Les Back
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet C/K 3 Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Richard Childress Todd Berrier
Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge Ram 43 Jimmy Hensley Dodge Motorsports Richard Petty Freddy Fryar
Roehig Motorsports Ford F-150 19 Tony Raines Pennzoil Carmela Roehig Scott Treichler
Roush Racing Ford F-150 50 Greg Biffle (R) Grainger Jack Roush Randy Goss
99 Joe Ruttman Exide Batteries Matt Chambers
SealMaster Racing Chevrolet C/K 88 Terry Cook PBA Tour Duke Thorson Tim Murphy
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 75 Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing Wayne Spears John McQueen
Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 2 Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing Marlene Smith Barry Dodson
Wharton Racing Chevrolet C/K 10 Lonnie Rush, Jr. A&G Coal Jerry Wharton Jim Daly
Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 61 Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight Steve Coulter Dave Fuge

Chevy Trucks Challenge[edit]

The Chevy Trucks Challenge was held January 18 at Walt Disney World Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday
  2. 50-Joe Ruttman
  3. 6-Rick Carelli
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 80-Greg Biffle
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 3-Jay Sauter
  8. 29-Bob Keselowski
  9. 18-Butch Miller
  10. 78-Rich Bickle

Failed to qualify: Lance Norick (#90), Curtis Markham, David Starr (#9), Dennis Setzer, Freddie Query, Ken Bouchard, Andy Michner, Rick McCray, Billy Bigley, Kirk Shelmerdine, Joe Bush, Dave Goulet, Dave Stacy, Jimmy David, Rick Johnson, Randy Nelson, Kelly Denton, Monty Klein, Rob Morgan (#46), Billy Pauch, Michael Dokken, Jay Stewart, Danny Bagwell

Florida Dodge Dealers 400[edit]

The Florida Dodge Dealers 400 was held April 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Rick Crawford
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 3-Jay Sauter
  4. 50-Greg Biffle
  5. 35-Ron Barfield
  6. 86-Stacy Compton
  7. 29-Bob Keselowski
  8. 16-Ron Hornaday
  9. 55-Dave Rezendes
  10. 37-Scot Walters

Failed to qualify: Carl Long (#91), Dennis Setzer, Michael Dokken, Mike Garvey, Jamie Skinner, Ken Bouchard, B. A. Wilson (#85), Rick McCray (#42), Tommy Archer (#4), Scott Lagasse, Dominic Dobson (#78), Tim Boulton, Joe Madore, Rob Morgan (#46), Jason Roche, Bobby Myers

Chevy Trucks 150[edit]

The Chevy Trucks 150 was held April 19 at Phoenix International Raceway. Stacy Compton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Ron Hornaday
  2. Jack Sprague
  3. Stacy Compton
  4. Andy Houston
  5. Rick Crawford
  6. Jay Sauter
  7. Joe Ruttman
  8. Bryan Reffner
  9. Tony Raines
  10. Randy Tolsma

Failed to qualify: Milan Garrett (#85)

Craftsman 200 By NAPA[edit]

The Craftsman 200 By NAPA was held April 25 at Portland Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Stacy Compton
  2. Randy Tolsma
  3. Rick Carelli
  4. Jack Sprague
  5. Tony Raines
  6. Ron Hornaday
  7. Bryan Reffner
  8. Jay Sauter
  9. Joe Ruttman
  10. Tony Roper

Failed to qualify: Jason Roche

NAPACARD 200[edit]

The NAPACARD 200 was held May 8 at Evergreen Speedway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Sprague
  2. Ron Hornaday
  3. Randy Tolsma
  4. Stacy Compton
  5. Mike Wallace
  6. Tony Roper
  7. Rick Carelli
  8. Bryan Reffner
  9. Ron Barfield
  10. Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: none

Yellow Freight 200[edit]

The Yellow Freight 200 was held May 23 at I-70 Speedway. Tony Raines won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tony Raines
  2. Joe Ruttman
  3. Mike Bliss
  4. Bryan Reffner
  5. Jack Sprague
  6. Ron Hornaday
  7. Mike Wallace
  8. Tony Roper
  9. Wayne Anderson
  10. Andy Houston

Failed to qualify: Richard Hinds, Rick McCray (#42), Joe Bush, Joe Madore, Randy Nelson, Doug George (#26), Ryan McGlynn (#00)

Parts America 150[edit]

The Parts America 150 was held May 30 at Watkins Glen International. Ron Fellows won the pole. Race leader Ron Hornaday was penalized in the closing laps for jumping a restart and pulled into victory lane regardless to protest NASCAR's call.

Top Ten Results

  1. Joe Ruttman
  2. Jay Sauter
  3. Boris Said
  4. Ron Hornaday
  5. Jack Sprague
  6. Mark Simo
  7. Mike Bliss
  8. Rob Rizzo
  9. Randy Tolsma
  10. Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: Randy Nelson, Doug George (#26), Mike Ewanitsko, Lonnie Rush, Jr. (#10), Michael Hope, Ryan McGlynn (#00)

Pronto Auto Parts 400[edit]

The Pronto Auto Parts 400 was held June 5 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tony Raines
  2. Andy Houston
  3. Joe Ruttman
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Stacy Compton
  6. Jack Sprague
  7. Ron Fellows
  8. Dave Rezendes
  9. Rick Carelli
  10. Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: Rob Rizzo (#98), Doug George, Joe Gaita (#83), Chris Horn (#58), Jay Stewart

Loadhandler 200[edit]

The Loadhandler 200 was held June 20 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ron Hornaday won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Ron Hornaday
  2. Jack Sprague
  3. Joe Ruttman
  4. Mike Wallace
  5. Randy Tolsma
  6. Tony Raines
  7. Ron Barfield
  8. Kevin Cywinski
  9. Jimmy Hensley
  10. Bryan Reffner

Failed to qualify: Danny Bagwell, Tim Boulton, Ed Berrier, Ryan McGlynn (#00), Joe Gaita (#83), Rob Morgan (#46)

DieHard 200[edit]

The DieHard 200 was held July 4 at The Milwaukee Mile. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Mike Bliss
  2. Jimmy Hensley
  3. Jack Sprague
  4. Ron Hornaday
  5. Greg Biffle
  6. Joe Ruttman
  7. Mike Wallace
  8. Ron Barfield
  9. Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: Tammy Jo Kirk (#51), Ken Bouchard, B. A. Wilson (#85), Rob Rizzo, Terry Fisher, Barry Bodine, Joe Bush, Jerry Glanville (#81), Danny Bagwell, Chris Horn (#58), Tim Boulton, Randy Nelson

NAPA Autocare 200[edit]

The NAPA Autocare 200 was held July 11 at Nazareth Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Ron Hornaday
  2. Stacy Compton
  3. Jay Sauter
  4. Butch Miller
  5. Joe Ruttman
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Tony Raines
  8. Bryan Reffner
  9. Rick Carelli
  10. Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: none

The No Fear Challenge[edit]

The No Fear Challenge was held July 18 at California Speedway. Andy Houston won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Sprague
  2. Ernie Irvan
  3. Ron Hornaday
  4. Andy Houston
  5. Mike Skinner
  6. Randy Tolsma
  7. Greg Biffle
  8. Boris Said
  9. Mike Bliss
  10. Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: Rick McCray (#42), Randy Nelson, Milan Garrett (#85)

Tempus Resorts 300K[edit]

The inaugural Tempus Resorts 300K was held July 25 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Ron Hornaday
  2. Tony Raines
  3. Joe Ruttman
  4. Rick Carelli
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Mike Bliss
  7. Stacy Compton
  8. Dennis Setzer
  9. Randy Tolsma
  10. Tony Roper

Failed to qualify: none

Cummins 200 by Dodge[edit]

The Cummins 200 by Dodge was held July 30 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Randy Tolsma won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Sprague
  2. Tony Roper
  3. Joe Ruttman
  4. Tony Raines
  5. Lonnie Rush, Jr.
  6. Randy Tolsma
  7. Greg Biffle
  8. Dennis Setzer
  9. Ron Barfield
  10. Jay Sauter
  • This race is mostly known for the infamous white glove inccident that involved race winner Sprague and Ron Hornaday as they head into turn 1 and Hornaday was shoved into the wall.

Failed to qualify: Shayne Lockhart (#33), David Starr (#49), Robbie Pyle (#56)

Pennzoil/VIP Discount Tripleheader[edit]

The Pennzoil/VIP Discount Tripleheader was held August 2 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Mike Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Andy Houston
  2. Greg Biffle
  3. Joe Ruttman
  4. Ron Barfield
  5. Tony Raines
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Jack Sprague
  9. Stacy Compton
  10. Ron Hornaday

Failed to qualify: none

Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 200[edit]

The Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 200 was held August 8 at Flemington Speedway. Stacy Compton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Terry Cook
  2. Ron Hornaday
  3. Bryan Reffner
  4. Joe Ruttman
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Billy Pauch+
  7. Ron Barfield
  8. Randy MacDonald
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: John Blewett III, George Brunnhoelzl, Lance Norick (#90), Randy Renfrow, Ryan McGlynn (#00)

+ John Blewett III, drove Pauch's truck for the remainder of the race when Pauch, had heat exhaustion.

Federated Auto Parts 250[edit]

The Federated Auto Parts 250 was held August 15 at Nashville Speedway USA. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jimmy Hensley
  2. Tony Raines
  3. Rick Crawford
  4. Greg Biffle
  5. Mike Wallace
  6. Randy Tolsma
  7. Ron Hornaday
  8. Scot Walters
  9. Stacy Compton
  10. Ron Barfield

Failed to qualify: Brandon Butler, Tom Hubert (#66), Cindy Peterson, Ryan McGlynn (#00), Jerry Glanville (#81)

Lund Look 275K[edit]

The Lund Look 275K was held August 23 at Heartland Park Topeka. Boris Said won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Stacy Compton
  2. Terry Cook
  3. Jimmy Hensley
  4. Jack Sprague
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Butch Miller
  7. Jay Sauter
  8. Ron Hornaday
  9. Joe Ruttman
  10. Bob Keselowski

Failed to qualify: none

Kroger 225[edit]

The Kroger 225 was held August 29 at Louisville Motor Speedway. Terry Cook won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tony Raines
  2. Mike Bliss
  3. Andy Houston
  4. Stacy Compton
  5. Terry Cook
  6. Tony Roper
  7. Jimmy Hensley
  8. Greg Biffle
  9. Jack Sprague
  10. Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: none

Virginia Is For Lovers 200[edit]

The Virginia Is For Lovers 200 was held September 10 at Richmond International Raceway. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Sprague
  2. Ernie Irvan
  3. Greg Biffle
  4. Joe Ruttman
  5. Butch Miller
  6. Rich Bickle
  7. Randy Tolsma
  8. Rick Carelli
  9. Terry Cook
  10. Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: Carl Long (#91), Joe Gaita (#83), Tammy Jo Kirk (#51), Shayne Lockhart (#33), Blake Bainbridge (#9), Billy Pauch (#06), Rick Wilson (#04), Terry Fisher (#41), Mike Ewanitsko (#42), Brian Sockwell (#30), Tommy Baldwin, Jr. (#48)

Memphis 200[edit]

The Memphis 200 was held September 13 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Ron Hornaday
  2. Jay Sauter
  3. Jimmy Hensley
  4. Joe Ruttman
  5. Rick Crawford
  6. Ron Barfield
  7. Mike Wallace
  8. Terry Cook
  9. Jack Sprague
  10. Wayne Anderson

Failed to qualify: Ryan McGlynn (#00)

Ram Tough 200[edit]

The Ram Tough 200 was held September 19 at Gateway International Raceway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Rick Carelli
  2. Ron Hornaday
  3. Jay Sauter
  4. Jack Sprague
  5. Tom Hubert
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Rick Crawford
  8. Mike Wallace
  9. Scot Walters
  10. Bryan Reffner

Failed to qualify: none

NAPA 250[edit]

The NAPA 250 was held September 26 at Martinsville Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jay Sauter
  2. Jimmy Hensley
  3. Ron Hornaday
  4. Stacy Compton
  5. Rich Bickle
  6. Dennis Setzer
  7. Tony Raines
  8. Greg Biffle
  9. Randy Renfrow
  10. Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: Greg Marlowe (#30), Carl Long (#91), Nipper Alsup (#92), Mike Olsen (#62), Donny Ling, Jr. (#68), Ronnie Newman (#11), Jeff Spraker (#69), Ryan McGlynn (#00)

Kragen/Exide 151[edit]

The Kragen/Exide 151 was held October 11 at Sears Point International Raceway. Tom Hubert won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Boris Said
  2. Mike Bliss
  3. Tony Raines
  4. Joe Ruttman
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Andy Houston
  7. Lance Norick
  8. Jay Sauter
  9. Jack Sprague
  10. Doug George

Failed to qualify: none

Dodge California Truck Stop 300[edit]

The Dodge California Truck Stop 300 was held October 18 at Mesa Marin Raceway. Ron Hornaday won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Dennis Setzer
  2. Jack Sprague
  3. Stacy Compton
  4. Ron Hornaday
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Rick Carelli
  7. Butch Miller
  8. Jay Sauter
  9. Andy Houston
  10. Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: none

GM Goodwrench Service/AC Delco 300[edit]

The GM Goodwrench Service/AC Delco 300 was held October 24 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Mike Bliss
  2. Greg Biffle
  3. Ron Hornaday
  4. Joe Ruttman
  5. Andy Houston
  6. Dennis Setzer
  7. Boris Said
  8. Stacy Compton
  9. Jimmy Hensley
  10. Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: Bill Sedgwick (#4), Brandon Sperling (#42), Mike Clark (#38)

Sam's Town 250[edit]

The Sam's Town 250 was held November 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Sprague
  2. Ron Hornaday
  3. Jimmy Hensley
  4. Jay Sauter
  5. Greg Biffle
  6. Mike Bliss
  7. Joe Ruttman
  8. Mike Stefanik
  9. Ron Barfield
  10. Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: Danny Bagwell (#28), Chris Horn (#58), Austin Cameron (#4), David Starr (#9), Jerry Robertson (#12), Ricky Logan (#36), Mike Clark (#38), Richard Hinds (#81), Milan Garrett (#85), Rob Morgan (#46)

Final points standings[edit]

  1. Ron Hornaday - 4072
  2. Jack Sprague - 4069
  3. Joe Ruttman - 3874
  4. Jay Sauter - 3672
  5. Tony Raines - 3596
  6. Jimmy Hensley - 3570
  7. Stacy Compton - 3542
  8. Greg Biffle - 3276
  9. Ron Barfield - 3227
  10. Mike Bliss - 3216
  11. Rick Carelli - 3195
  12. Andy Houston - 3188
  13. Mike Wallace - 3152
  14. Randy Tolsma - 3121
  15. Butch Miller - 3034
  16. Tony Roper - 3016
  17. Kevin Harvick - 3004
  18. Rick Crawford - 2956
  19. Scot Walters - 2859
  20. Terry Cook - 2845
  21. Boris Said - 2813
  22. Bryan Reffner - 2770
  23. Lance Norick - 2539
  24. Lonnie Rush, Jr. - 2333
  25. Wayne Anderson - 2070
  26. Bob Keselowski - 1731
  27. Dennis Setzer - 1728
  28. Kevin Cywinski - 1726
  29. Tammy Jo Kirk - 1296
  30. Randy Renfrow - 1074
  31. Barry Bodine - 1017
  32. Randy MacDonald - 964
  33. Chuck Bown - 927
  34. Doug George - 924
  35. Dominic Dobson - 842
  36. B. A. Wilson - 820
  37. Rob Morgan - 711
  38. Rick McCray - 710
  39. Dave Rezendes - 662
  40. Tom Hubert - 653
  41. Randy Nelson - 634
  42. David Starr - 566
  43. Rich Bickle - 551
  44. Ryan McGlynn - 471
  45. Ron Fellows - 408
  46. Curtis Markham 404
  47. Chris Horn - 375
  48. Ken Bouchard - 350
  49. Milan Garrett - 348
  50. Ernie Irvan - 340

Rookie of the Year[edit]

In his first year of NASCAR competition, Greg Biffle won four poles and had twelve top-tens, earning him Rookie of the Year honors over Andy Houston, who had one win and a twelfth place points finish. Scot Walters, driving for Brewco Motorsports's truck team, was the last contender to run a full schedule, posting three top-tens. Wayne Anderson was released during the season from his ride Liberty Racing, while Kevin Cywinski and Dominic Dobson were late entrants. Billy Pauch, Mike Cope, Joe Bush, and Tommy Archer did not run enough races to qualify for the honor.

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