1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
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The 1998 Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon. It was Gordon's third championship in four years.
Mark Martin finished second behind Gordon by 364 points
Dale Jarrett finished third in the championship

The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series featured a season-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of NASCAR.

Teams and Drivers[edit]

Complete schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief
Chevrolet American Equipment Racing 96 David Green 12 Sammy Johns
Kevin Lepage (R) 1
Hut Stricklin 8
Robby Gordon 1
Ron Fellows 2
Ted Musgrave 1
Morgan Shepherd 1
Mike Bliss 2
Steve Grissom 5
Andy Petree Racing 33 Ken Schrader Andy Petree
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1 Steve Park (R) 18 Phillipe Lopez
Phil Parsons 1
Ron Hornaday, Jr. 1
Darrell Waltrip 13
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Terry Labonte Andy Graves
24 Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham
50 Ricky Craven 8 Tony Furr
Randy LaJoie 9
Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 16
Larry Hedrick Motorsports 41 Steve Grissom 26 Tim Brewer
David Green 5
Rick Wilson 2
LJ Racing 91 Kevin Lepage (R) 15 Doug Richert
Tommy Kendall 1
Andy Hillenburg 3
Morgan Shepherd 7
Todd Bodine 7
Marcis Auto Racing 71 Dave Marcis Bob Marcis
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Bobby Hamilton Charley Pressley
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt Larry McReynolds
31 Mike Skinner 30 Kevin Hamlin
Morgan Shepherd 2
Mike Dillon 1
Team SABCO 40 Sterling Marlin Corrie Stott
42 Joe Nemechek Scott Eggleston
46 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 8 Gary Grossenbacher
Morgan Shepherd 4
Jeff Green 20
Tommy Kendall 1
Ford Butch Mock Motorsports 75 Rick Mast Dave Charpentier
Cale Yarborough Motorsports 98 Greg Sacks 7 Michael McSwain
Rich Bickle 26
Donlavey Racing 90 Dick Trickle Junie Donlavey
Elliott-Marino Racing
Bill Elliott Racing
13 Jerry Nadeau (R) 16 Jerry Pitts
Dennis Setzer 7
Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 2
Tom Hubert 1
Ted Musgrave 7
94 Bill Elliott 32 Joe Garone
Matt Kenseth 1
FILMAR Racing 81 Kenny Wallace David Ifft
Jasper Motorsports 77 Robert Pressley 31 Newt Moore
Hut Stricklin 1
Ted Musgrave 1
Mattei Motorsports 7 Geoff Bodine Pete Peterson
Melling Racing 9 Lake Speed 16 Jeff Buice
Butch Gilliland 1
Jerry Nadeau (R) 16
Penske Racing South
Penske-Kranefuss Racing
2 Rusty Wallace Robin Pemberton
12 Jeremy Mayfield Paul Andrews
Robert Yates Racing 28 Kenny Irwin, Jr. (R) Marc Reno
88 Dale Jarrett Slugger Labbe
Roush Racing 6 Mark Martin Jimmy Fennig
16 Ted Musgrave 20 James Ince
Kevin Lepage (R) 13
26 Johnny Benson, Jr. Ben Leslie
97 Chad Little Jeff Hammond
99 Jeff Burton Frank Stoddard
Rudd Performance Motorsports 10 Ricky Rudd Bill Ingle
Team Scandia
Brett Bodine Racing
11 Brett Bodine Gere Kennon
Travis Carter Enterprises 23 Jimmy Spencer 31 Donnie Wingo
Frank Kimmel 1
Ted Musgrave 1
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Michael Waltrip Glen Wood
Pontiac Bahari Racing 30 Derrike Cope 32 Doug Hewitt
Jeff Green 1
Bill Davis Racing 22 Ward Burton Tommy Baldwin, Jr.
ISM Racing
Tyler Jet Motorsports
35 Todd Bodine 15 Pat Tryson 18
Phil Hammer 15
Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 1
Gary Bradberry 1
Jimmy Horton 1
Darrell Waltrip 15
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Bobby Labonte Jimmy Makar
MB2 Motorsports 36 Ernie Irvan 30 Ryan Pemberton
Ricky Craven 3
Petty Enterprises 43 John Andretti Robbie Loomis
PE2 44 Kyle Petty Bobby Kennedy

Limited schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief Round(s)
Chevrolet Andy Petree Racing 55 Hut Stricklin Jimmy Elledge 1
Barkdoll Racing 73 Mike Wallace 1
BMR Motorsports 45 Jeff Ward 1
Buckshot Racing 00 Buckshot Jones Ricky Pearson 7
Chris Raudman Racing 58 Chris Raudman 1
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 17 Darrell Waltrip Dave McCarty 5
Tyler Jet Motorsports Ron Hornaday, Jr. Phil Hammer 1
DeVane Racing 08 Harris DeVane 1
Diamond Ridge Motorsports 29 Jeff Green 6
92 Elliott Sadler Butch Hylton 1
Sandy Jones 1
2
Gerhart Racing 54 Bobby Gerhart 1
Mansion Motorsports 85 Randy Renfrow 1
Bob Strait 1
Midwest Transit Racing 07 Dan Pardus Chet Shirah, Jr. 5
John McQueen 2
7
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Andy Hillenburg 5
Randy MacDonald 1
Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Hut Stricklin Ross Freisinger 4
Jim Long 11
11
Buckshot Jones 2
Morgan Shepherd 2
T.R.I.X. Racing 79 Norm Benning Ted Walters 1
Randy MacDonald 1
Ken Bouchard 3
Ford Bill Elliott Racing 89 Dennis Setzer Mike Brandt 1
CSG Racing 59 Mark Gibson Tony Gibson 1
Brian Cunningham 1
Gunselman Racing 37 Larry Gunselman 1
Hilton Racing 38 Butch Gilliland 1
Hover Motorsports 80 Mike Ciochetti 1
Andy Hillenburg 3
Mansion Motorsports 85 Randy MacDonald 3
Ken Bouchard 1
Moore-Robinson Motorsports 15 Loy Allen, Jr. Joey Knuckles 1
Ted Musgrave 2
Roehrig Motorsports 19 Tony Raines Mike Bodick 4
Tom Hubert 1
Robby Gordon 1
Roush Racing 60 Matt Kenseth Robbie Reiser 1
SBIII Motorsports 58 Larry Gunselman 1
Standridge Motorsports 47 Billy Standridge Dave Smith 6
Triad Motorsports 78 Gary Bradberry Dennis Adcock 15
Ware Racing Enterprises 70 Rick Ware 1
Pontiac Precision Products Racing 14 Loy Allen, Jr. 1
Lance Hooper 1
Shepherd Racing 05 Morgan Shepherd J.T. Townsend 3

Bud Shootout Qualifier[edit]

The Bud Shootout Qualifier, a race for the fastest second round qualifier, from each race from the previous season, was run on February 8 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sterling Marlin drew the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23- Jimmy Spencer
  2. 9- Lake Speed
  3. 3- Dale Earnhardt
  4. 40- Sterling Marlin
  5. 11- Brett Bodine
  6. 97- Chad Little
  7. 75- Rick Mast
  8. 29- Jeff Green
  9. 98- Greg Sacks
  10. 17- Darrell Waltrip

Bud Shootout[edit]

The Bud Shootout, a race for pole winners from the previous season, was run on February 8 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mark Martin drew the pole. The race was broadcast on CBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2- Rusty Wallace
  2. 81- Kenny Wallace
  3. 94- Bill Elliott
  4. 23- Jimmy Spencer
  5. 33- Ken Schrader
  6. 7- Geoff Bodine
  7. 36- Ernie Irvan
  8. 6- Mark Martin
  9. 43- John Andretti
  10. 35- Todd Bodine

Gatorade 125s[edit]

Race One: Top Ten Results

The Gatorade Twin 125s were run on February 12 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bobby and Terry Labonte were the polesitters, for both races, respectively. The races were broadcast tape delayed on CBS prior to the Daytona 500.

  1. 40-Sterling Marlin
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 22-Ward Burton
  6. 30-Derrike Cope
  7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  8. 6-Mark Martin
  9. 43-John Andretti
  10. 94-Bill Elliott
  • Ken Schrader was injured in a crash on the last lap of Race #1. The #96 Caterpillar Chevrolet of David Green got into the rear of Schrader's #33 Skoal Chevrolet in Turn 1. It put Schrader head on into the wall. Schrader's car also caught Johnny Benson in the #26 Cheerios Ford and put Benson in the wall, eliminating his chance to make the Daytona 500. In the crash, Schrader suffered a broken sternum. He raced in the 500 using his car from the Bud Shootout (it was painted differently from the car Schrader was intending to use in the 500) while wearing a bull rider's vest.

Race Two: Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 21-Michael Waltrip
  3. 31-Mike Skinner
  4. 36-Ernie Irvan
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 99-Jeff Burton
  7. 9-Lake Speed
  8. 95-Andy Hillenburg
  9. 91-Kevin Lepage
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton

40th Daytona 500[edit]

The Daytona 500 was run on February 15 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Labonte brothers shared the front row with Bobby Labonte on the pole, and brother Terry Labonte starting second. But the biggest news of the day was Dale Earnhardt's long-awaited victory in the Daytona 500 after 19 frustrating attempts to win the big race. Moreover, his victory snapped a 59-race winless streak dating back to the spring of 1996. The race was broadcast on CBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  4. 33-Ken Schrader
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 36-Ernie Irvan
  7. 97-Chad Little
  8. 31-Mike Skinner
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip
  10. 94-Bill Elliott

Failed to qualify: 07-Dan Pardus, 8-Hut Stricklin, 14-Loy Allen Jr., 26-Johnny Benson, 29-Jeff Green, 35-Todd Bodine, 46-Wally Dallenbach, Jr., 59-Mark Gibson, 78-Gary Bradberry, 79-Norm Benning, 80-Michael Ciochetti, 81-Kenny Wallace, 85-Randy Renfrow, 96-David Green

  • "20 years of trying, 20 years of frustration; Dale Earnhardt will come to the caution flag to win the Daytona 500! Finally!"-Mike Joy talking as Earnhardt came to the white flag and the caution flag, giving him his first (and only) Daytona 500 victory.

GM Goodwrench Service Plus 400[edit]

The GM Goodwrench Service Plus 400 was run on February 22 in Rockingham, North Carolina. The #75 of Rick Mast won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 7-Geoffrey Bodine
  6. 94-Bill Elliott
  7. 88-Dale Jarrett
  8. 5-Terry Labonte
  9. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  10. 50-Ricky Craven

Failed to qualify: 05-Morgan Shepherd, 35-Todd Bodine, 46-Wally Dallenbach, Jr., 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry, 91-Kevin Lepage

Las Vegas 400[edit]

The inaugural Las Vegas 400 was run on March 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The #88 of Dale Jarrett won the pole. The race was broadcast on ABC.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 99-Jeff Burton
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace
  4. 26-Johnny Benson
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 16-Ted Musgrave
  7. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 94-Bill Elliott
  10. 97-Chad Little

Failed to qualify: 1-Steve Park, 13-Jerry Nadeau, 19-Tony Raines, 35-Todd Bodine, 37-Larry Gunselman, 38-Butch Gilliland, 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry

  • Mark Martin's win in this inaugural Las Vegas 400 was the first for the Ford Taurus.

Primestar 500[edit]

The Primestar 500 was scheduled to run on March 8 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, but was run on March 9 due to rain. The #43 of John Andretti won the pole. Steve Park suffered a broken leg in a crash during a Saturday morning practice session before 2nd Round Qualifying. Park's car hit the wall coming off Turn 4, hit it again in the quad-oval, then shot across the grass, and hit the pit wall, scattering equipment on the wall (air guns, lugnuts, etc.) around. This crash put Park out of the #1 until Indianapolis in August. Phil Parsons was tapped to replace Park on a temporary basis, with Darrell Waltrip being chosen to fill in soon after. The race was supposed to be broadcast on ABC, but due to the washout, the broadcast was moved to ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  6. 90-Dick Trickle
  7. 81-Kenny Wallace
  8. 99-Jeff Burton
  9. 26-Johnny Benson
  10. 35-Todd Bodine

Failed to qualify: 05-Morgan Shepherd, 1-Steve Park/Phil Parsons, 29-Jeff Green, 40-Sterling Marlin*, 71-Dave Marcis, 95-Andy Hillenburg, 97-Chad Little

  • After Sterling Marlin unexpectedly failed to qualify, Coors Light decals were placed on the #91 of Kevin Lepage for the race.

TranSouth Financial 400[edit]

The TranSouth Financial 400 was run on March 22 in Darlington, South Carolina. Mark Martin won the pole. Before this race, Ricky Craven was diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome. Because of this, he was forced to sit out. 2 time defending Busch Grand National champion Randy LaJoie was tapped to sub for Craven in the #50 Budweiser Chevrolet. LaJoie ended up finishing 38th, 9 laps down as he encountered problems during the race. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace
  4. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 5-Terry Labonte
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 26-Johnny Benson
  9. 81-Kenny Wallace
  10. 16-Ted Musgrave

Failed to qualify: 05-Morgan Shepherd, 1-Ron Hornaday, 8-Hut Stricklin, 46-Wally Dallenbach, Jr., 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry

Food City 500[edit]

The Food City 500 was run on March 29 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The #2 of Rusty Wallace won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 26-Johnny Benson
  6. 33-Ken Schrader
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 16-Ted Musgrave
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip
  10. 50-Randy LaJoie

Failed to qualify: 29-Jeff Green, 42-Joe Nemechek, 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry

Texas 500[edit]

The Texas 500 was run on April 5 in Fort Worth, Texas. The #12 of Jeremy Mayfield won the pole. During this race, journeyman Greg Sacks suffered near-fatal injuries in a lap 137 crash. Replays showed that the car got loose in the corner. Sacks over-corrected, which resulted in the car hitting the wall at about a 50 degree angle. Sacks suffered head injuries and had to be cut of his #98 Thorn Apple Valley Ford. He would not race for the rest of the year at all. After this crash, Sacks only raced sparingly in the ARCA Racing Series, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The race was broadcast on CBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 97-Chad Little
  3. 77-Robert Pressley
  4. 42-Joe Nemechek
  5. 26-Johnny Benson
  6. 5-Terry Labonte
  7. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  8. 18-Bobby Labonte
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip
  10. 41-Steve Grissom

Failed to qualify: 13-Jerry Nadeau, 30-Derrike Cope, 35-Todd Bodine, 47-Billy Standridge, 95-Andy Hillenburg

  • Mike Skinner was injured in a hard crash into the wall on lap 252 in the quad-oval. He had actually already been injured at Atlanta earlier in the season in another hard crash, but was hurt enough here that he had to sit out 3 races. Morgan Shepherd, who had relief driven for Skinner at Darlington a couple weeks earlier, drove the car the next 2 races (Martinsville and Talladega, where he finished 11th and 35th (after getting caught up in "The Big One"). Mike Dillon, car owner Richard Childress' son-in-law, drove the car at California to a 35th place finish.

Goody's Headache Powder 500[edit]

The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was scheduled to run on April 19 in Martinsville, Virginia, but was run on April 20 due to rain. Bobby Hamilton won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 16-Ted Musgrave
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 50-Randy LaJoie
  6. 2-Rusty Wallace
  7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  8. 24-Jeff Gordon
  9. 36-Ernie Irvan
  10. 33-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: 46-Wally Dallenbach, Jr., 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry

DieHard 500[edit]

The DieHard 500 was run on April 26 in Talladega, Alabama. Bobby Labonte won the pole and went on to win the race. The race was marred by "the Big One" on lap 141, collecting Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott and 18 other cars. The race was broadcast on ABC.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 5-Terry Labonte
  5. 24-Jeff Gordon
  6. 36-Ernie Irvan
  7. 81-Kenny Wallace
  8. 22-Ward Burton
  9. 40-Sterling Marlin
  10. 50-Randy LaJoie

Failed to qualify: 07-Dan Pardus, 7-Geoff Bodine, 8-Hut Stricklin, 29-Jeff Green, 35-Todd Bodine, 60-Matt Kenseth, 61-Bob Strait, 78-Gary Bradberry, 98-Rich Bickle

California 500 Presented by NAPA[edit]

The California 500 was run on May 3 in Fontana, California. Jeff Gordon won the pole. For the second week in a row, a multiple car crash involved Bill Elliott's car erupting in flames. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 24-Jeff Gordon
  5. 1-Darrell Waltrip
  6. 97-Chad Little
  7. 7-Geoff Bodine
  8. 26-Johnny Benson
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 99-Jeff Burton

Failed to qualify: 8-Hut Stricklin, 19-Tony Raines, 71-Dave Marcis, 98-Rich Bickle

The Winston[edit]

The Winston, a non-points race with seventy laps in three segments, was run on May 16 in Concord, North Carolina at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The #6 of Mark Martin won after the #24 of Jeff Gordon ran out of gas on the last lap after dominating all night. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 40-Sterling Marlin
  7. 94-Bill Elliott
  8. 7-Geoff Bodine
  9. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  10. 98-Rich Bickle

Coca-Cola 600[edit]

The Coca-Cola 600 was run on May 24 in Concord, North Carolina. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was broadcast on TBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 42-Joe Nemechek
  7. 43-John Andretti
  8. 99-Jeff Burton
  9. 26-Johnny Benson
  10. 33-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: 07-Dan Pardus, 8-Hut Stricklin, 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr., 46-Morgan Shepherd, 47-Billy Standridge, 71-Dave Marcis, 85-Randy MacDonald, 95-Andy Hillenburg

MBNA Platinum 400[edit]

The MBNA Platinum 400 was run on May 31 in Dover, Delaware. The #2 of Rusty Wallace won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 99-Jeff Burton
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 18-Bobby Labonte
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 10-Ricky Rudd
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 8-Buckshot Jones*
  9. 36-Ernie Irvan
  10. 5-Terry Labonte

Failed to qualify: 13-Dennis Setzer, 35-Todd Bodine, 46-Morgan Shepherd

Pontiac Excitement 400[edit]

The Pontiac Excitement 400 was run on June 6 in Richmond, Virginia. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace
  4. 33-Ken Schrader
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  7. 99-Jeff Burton
  8. 18-Bobby Labonte
  9. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  10. 40-Sterling Marlin

Failed to qualify: 8-Buckshot Jones, 91-Kevin Lepage

  • This race was notable as it was the first time that NASCAR decided to red flag a race with under 10 laps to go in order to ensure a green flag finish. This did allow for a final restart, but the race still ended under caution when the #26 of Johnny Benson smacked the wall in Turn 1 with 2 laps to go. Benson scraped along the wall for the rest of the race to finish 18th.
  • This was the first night race at Richmond in the spring of the year. The previous years it was run in March during the day.

Miller Lite 400[edit]

The Miller Lite 400 was run on June 14 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Ward Burton won the pole. The race was broadcast on CBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 94-Bill Elliott
  7. 18-Bobby Labonte
  8. 22-Ward Burton
  9. 42-Joe Nemechek
  10. 50-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.*

Failed to qualify: 19-Tony Raines, 30-Derrike Cope, 35-Todd Bodine, 71-Dave Marcis

Pocono 500[edit]

The Pocono 500 was run on June 21 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 12-Jeremy Mayfield*
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 1-Darrell Waltrip
  7. 50-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 40-Sterling Marlin
  10. 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to qualify: 00-Buckshot Jones, 71-Dave Marcis

Save Mart/Kragen 350[edit]

The Save Mart/Kragen 350 was run on June 28 in Sonoma, California. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  3. 43-John Andretti
  4. 18-Bobby Labonte
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 40-Sterling Marlin
  8. 75-Rick Mast*
  9. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  10. 41-Steve Grissom

Failed to qualify: 35-Todd Bodine, 46-Tommy Kendall*, 58-Chris Raudman, 70-Rick Ware, 71-Dave Marcis

  • To try to get Rick Mast some confidence coming into Sears Point, the Butch Mock Racing team gave Rick the nickname "Nigel Mast," after the former Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell. It was designed to convince Rick that he could run well at road courses, typically the scenes of mediocre finishes, DNF's, and most notably, a spectacular wreck at Watkins Glen in 1993. Previously, his best road course finish was 11th at Sears Point in 1992.
  • Jerry Nadeau got anxious on the start, having never been so close to the front previously in his Winston Cup career. Starting on the outside pole, Nadeau tried to beat polesitter Jeff Gordon to Turn 2 (the first right turn on the course). Unfortunately, he went into Turn 1a too fast and drove off course. By the time he had fully recovered the car, he had dropped to 5th. The off course excursion caused problems with Nadeau's brakes and tires to develop, which resulted in Nadeau crashing in the esses on lap 15, which put him out of the race with a 43rd (last) place finish.
  • Jeff Burton became the first Winston Cup driver ever to crash on the 400-foot (120 m) long start-finish straight after contact with Dale Jarrett on lap 64. This resulted in a 10 lap full course caution because the impact of Burton's car causing damage to the wall.
  • Lake Speed suffered rib and sternum injuries in a practice crash in Turn 10. The injuries were serious enough for Speed to have to sit out the race. Winston West regular Butch Gilliland drove the #9 Cartoon Network Ford to a 24th place finish from 40th on the grid in place of Speed.
  • This was the first race with the configuration erasing turns 4–6. A short chute was in place where the old hills were, making speeds much faster on the speed charts.

Jiffy Lube 300[edit]

The Jiffy Lube 300 was run on July 12 in Loudon, New Hampshire. The #50 of Ricky Craven won the pole in his return to the #50 after missing the previous 13 races. This race was the last career start for Lake Speed, who's aggravated rib and sternum injuries during the race leading to his retirement. Speed's original injuries came from a practice crash he suffered in the previous race in Sonoma, CA. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 31-Mike Skinner
  6. 43-John Andretti
  7. 88-Dale Jarrett
  8. 44-Kyle Petty
  9. 33-Ken Schrader
  10. 81-Kenny Wallace

Failed to qualify: 71-Dave Marcis

Pennsylvania 500[edit]

The Pennsylvania 500 was run on July 26 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The #22 of Ward Burton won the pole. The race was broadcast on TBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 18-Bobby Labonte
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 2-Rusty Wallace
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 33-Ken Schrader
  9. 36-Ernie Irvan
  10. 21-Michael Waltrip

Failed to qualify: 35-Jimmy Horton, 78-Gary Bradberry, 79-Randy MacDonald

  • Morgan Shepherd was tapped to drive the #91 LJ Racing Chevrolet starting at Pocono. Shepherd qualified a strong 7th, but collided with the turn 1 wall on lap 71 and finished 40th.

Brickyard 400[edit]

The Brickyard 400 was run on August 1 in Speedway, Indiana. Ernie Irvan won the pole. The race was broadcast on ABC.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 18-Bobby Labonte
  4. 31-Mike Skinner
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  6. 36-Ernie Irvan
  7. 43-John Andretti
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 5-Terry Labonte
  10. 33-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: 07-Dan Pardus, 14-Lance Hooper*, 15-Loy Allen Jr., 19-Robby Gordon, 30-Derrike Cope, 78-Gary Bradberry, 95-Randy MacDonald, 96-Hut Stricklin

  • Jimmy Spencer suffered a concussion in a crash late in the race in Turn 2. This forced Spencer to seek relief from Boris Said the next weekend at Watkins Glen, and to sit out Bristol completely and have Ted Musgrave drive in his place.
  • Jeremy Mayfield crashed early in the race coming out of Turn 1. He seemed fine after the wreck, but at Watkins Glen the next weekend, he suffered fainting spells and had Larry Gunselman on standby, but did not take relief during the race.
  • Around the midway point of the race, just before a round of green-flag pit stops began, Ward Burton stalled in the warmup lane in turn 3, but the race stayed green for the next several laps. Dale Jarrett was leading the race at the time when he began running out of gas exiting turn 1. Jarrett eventually made it to pit lane, but the car stopped well short of his pit stall. Jarrett's crew quickly ran toward the entrance of pit road and pushed the car into its pit box to begin service. The incident cost Jarrett four laps, but he would eventually finish in 16th place, on the lead lap.
  • The race also marked the return of Steve Park to Winston Cup action for the first time since his injurious wreck at Atlanta in March.
  • Jeff Gordon had become the first driver to win the Brickyard 400 twice, and he won the No Bull 5 Million Dollar Bonus. Mark Martin and Bobby Labonte, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively, were also No Bull 5 contenders. Dale Jarrett and Rusty Wallace were the other two contenders for the bonus.

The Bud at the Glen[edit]

The Bud at the Glen was run on August 9 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 6-Mark Martin*
  3. 31-Mike Skinner*
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 88-Dale Jarrett
  6. 44-Kyle Petty
  7. 40-Sterling Marlin
  8. 43-John Andretti
  9. 26-Johnny Benson
  10. 18-Bobby Labonte

Failed to qualify: 58-Larry Gunselman**, 59-Brian Cunningham, 71-Dave Marcis

  • Jeff Gordon did not actually know during the chase down of Mike Skinner that he was not actually leading the race until there were about 9 or 10 laps to go, when Crew Chief Ray Evernham radioed to him, pointed out Skinner in front of him, told him he was the leader and to go get him.
  • Gunselman was also tapped to stand by to potentially drive in relief of Jeremy Mayfield, but did not get in the #12 during the race.
  • Jimmy Spencer was forced to give way to Boris Said at the first full course caution because of the concussion that he had suffered the previous Saturday during the Brickyard 400. Spencer only briefly practiced the car before the race. Said had practiced and qualified the car in the 5th position (Since Spencer started the car that Said had qualified, Spencer had to start at the rear of the field). After Said got in the car at lap 10, he began a drive up through the field. A couple of spins within 10 laps of each other slowed Said's charge on his way to a 20th place finish.
  • Dick Trickle was relieved during the race by Busch North and Featherlite Modified driver Ted Christopher. According to the ESPN telecast, this was because of Trickle's apparent lack of skill and confidence in his road racing abilities. Christopher ran very well in the race before the engine blew late in the race, leaving Trickle (who got the drivers' points because he started the race) with a 41st place finish.
  • Tom Hubert was hired by Elliott-Marino Racing to drive the #13 FirstPlus Financial Ford. Hubert qualified 20th and drove up to 11th before having a slight off-course excursion. The big hit came on the restart after the 2nd caution when the #33 of Ken Schrader ran up on the left rear of Hubert. This peeled a good chunk of the left side sheetmetal off the car and spun it out. The #23 and the #12 of Jeremy Mayfield also spun in this incident. Mayfield got stuck in the gravel, prompting the third full course caution of the race.
  • Mike Skinner had his best career finish (in this case, 3rd) for the second consecutive week. This finish was achieved through a pit strategy that resulted in him attempting to go all the way on fuel from the last full course caution, a distance of 39 laps (95.55 miles). After all the leaders had pitted, Skinner had a 25-second lead over Jeff Gordon. Skinner had to conserve fuel in order to make the finish, so he drove much slower than he would have. Gordon, along with Mark Martin and Rusty Wallace ran Skinner down with 3 laps to go. Gordon and Martin were able to pass Skinner, but Wallace was not able to.
  • This race was the third consecutive race that Mark Martin finished second to Jeff Gordon, losing 30 points to him in the standings over the 3 races.
  • This was the last Cup race sponsored by a beer company.
  • This race was held the day after Mark Martin's father, stepmother and half-sister were killed in a plane crash in Nevada.

Pepsi 400 Presented by DeVilbiss[edit]

The Pepsi 400 Presented by DeVilbiss was run on August 16 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Ernie Irvan won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon*
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 36-Ernie Irvan
  7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  8. 50-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.*
  9. 43-John Andretti
  10. 97-Chad Little

Failed to qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry, 81-Kenny Wallace, 96-Hut Stricklin

Goody's Headache Powder 500[edit]

The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was run on August 22 in Bristol, Tennessee. Rusty Wallace won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 99-Jeff Burton
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 24-Jeff Gordon
  6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 31-Mike Skinner
  8. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  9. 10-Ricky Rudd
  10. 16-Kevin Lepage

Failed to qualify: 41-Steve Grissom, 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry, 85-Ken Bouchard

Farm Aid on CMT 300[edit]

The Farm Aid on CMT 300 was run on August 30 in Loudon, New Hampshire. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon*
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 43-John Andretti
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 81-Kenny Wallace
  7. 18-Bobby Labonte
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 10-Ricky Rudd

Failed to qualify: 00-Buckshot Jones, 07-Dan Pardus, 30-Derrike Cope, 79-Ken Bouchard

  • This race marked the beginning of "Tiregate." Jeff Gordon won both Michigan on August 16 and New Hampshire on August 30 after making a two-tire final pit stop and pulling away from the pack. Jack Roush, owner of the 6, 16, 26, 97, and 99 cars driven by Mark Martin, Ted Musgrave/Kevin Lepage, Johnny Benson, Chad Little, and Jeff Burton, respectively, accused Gordon and his team of cheating by applying chemical solvents to their tires. NASCAR officials began an investigation by sealing off Gordon's pit stall and confiscating several sets of tires for testing. Gordon and his team were later acquitted of any wrongdoing prior to the start of the Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 at Richmond.

Pepsi Southern 500[edit]

The Pepsi Southern 500 was run on September 6 in Darlington, South Carolina. Dale Jarrett won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 99-Jeff Burton
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield 1 lap down
  6. 36-Ernie Irvan 2 laps down
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace 2 laps down
  8. 40-Sterling Marlin 2 laps down
  9. 7-Geoff Bodine 3 laps down
  10. 81-Kenny Wallace 3 laps down

Failed to qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 91-Morgan Shepherd, 96-Hut Stricklin

  • This Race was part of the Winston No Bull 5 program. Jeff Gordon won the last such race, making eligible to win a million dollars in this race if he pulled off a win.

Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400[edit]

The Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 was run on September 12 in Richmond, Virginia. Rusty Wallace won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 33-Ken Schrader
  5. 43-John Andretti
  6. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace
  8. 31-Mike Skinner
  9. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr.

Failed to qualify: 00-Buckshot Jones, 78-Gary Bradberry, 79-Ken Bouchard, 98-Rich Bickle

MBNA Gold 400[edit]

The MBNA Gold 400 was run on September 20 in Dover, Delaware. Mark Martin won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  4. 18-Bobby Labonte
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 94-Matt Kenseth*
  7. 88-Dale Jarrett
  8. 28-Ernie Irvan
  9. 43-John Andretti
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton 1 lap down

Failed to qualify: 41-Steve Grissom, 71-Dave Marcis, 96-Morgan Shepherd

NAPA Autocare 500[edit]

The NAPA AutoCare 500 was run on September 27 in Martinsville, Virginia. Ernie Irvan won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Ricky Rudd*
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 98-Rich Bickle*
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 5-Terry Labonte
  7. 94-Bill Elliott
  8. 36-Ernie Irvan 1 lap down
  9. 26-Johnny Benson 1 lap down
  10. 18-Bobby Labonte 1 lap down

Failed to qualify: 41-David Green, 78-Gary Bradberry, 79-Ken Bouchard, 85-Randy MacDonald

  • This race was run in oppressive heat and humidity. Multiple drivers required relief during the event. Jerry Nadeau was actually forced to pull off the track at one point because he needed relief, and there was no one available that could relieve him.
  • Ricky Rudd's cool box broke literally on lap one of the race. This resulted in Rudd being broiled inside of the car. Hut Stricklin was on standby to relieve Rudd, but Rudd never got out of the car. In Victory Lane, Rudd had to be pulled out of the car and given first aid by paramedics. Dr. Jerry Punch, who conducted the Victory Lane interview, helped out the paramedics.
  • This was Rich Bickle's best career finish. Bickle broke down in tears during a post-race interview on ESPN.[1]

UAW-GM Quality 500[edit]

The UAW-GM Quality 500 was run on October 4 in Concord, North Carolina. The #30 of Derrike Cope won the pole. The race was broadcast on TBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 22-Ward Burton
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  5. 24-Jeff Gordon
  6. 16-Kevin Lepage
  7. 42-Joe Nemechek
  8. 97-Chad Little
  9. 7-Geoff Bodine
  10. 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to qualify: 19-Tony Raines, 46-Jeff Green, 71-Dave Marcis, 80-Andy Hillenburg, 85-Randy MacDonald

  • This race was red flagged for nearly 2 hours due to a sewer main behind the backstretch breaking. As a result, raw sewage streamed across the backstretch from underneath the outside wall.

Winston 500[edit]

The Winston 500 was run on October 11 in Talladega, Alabama. Ken Schrader won the pole. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 18-Bobby Labonte
  7. 31-Mike Skinner
  8. 97-Chad Little
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip
  10. 99-Jeff Burton

Failed to qualify: 07-Dan Pardus, 41-Rick Wilson, 54-Bobby Gerhart, 75-Rick Mast, 78-Gary Bradberry, 98-Rich Bickle

  • Ernie Irvan was injured in a crash on lap 135 when he spun and hit the wall. The #90 of Dick Trickle hit Irvan's #36 when it came back across the track. Irvan started the race at Daytona for points, but then sat out the remaining 3 races.

Pepsi 400[edit]

The Pepsi 400 was scheduled to run on July 4 in Daytona Beach, Florida, but was run on October 17 due to wildfires in the Daytona Beach area. Bobby Labonte sat on the Bud Pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 31-Mike Skinner
  4. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 5-Terry Labonte
  7. 22-Ward Burton
  8. 36-Ernie Irvan / Ricky Craven*
  9. 33-Ken Schrader
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt

Failed to qualify: 41-Rick Wilson, 75-Rick Mast, 77-Robert Pressley, 78-Gary Bradberry, 90-Dick Trickle

  • This was the first NASCAR race at Daytona to be run under the lights.
  • This race was originally scheduled to be broadcast by CBS, but TNN broadcast the race, due to prior commitments by CBS (due to the race's rescheduling).

Dura Lube/Kmart 500[edit]

The Dura Lube/Kmart 500* was run on October 25 in Phoenix, Arizona. The #33 of Ken Schrader won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 13-Ted Musgrave
  6. 43-John Andretti
  7. 24-Jeff Gordon
  8. 81-Kenny Wallace
  9. 26-Johnny Benson
  10. 5-Terry Labonte

Failed to qualify: 21-Michael Waltrip, 45-Jeff Ward, 71-Dave Marcis,

  • This race was shortened to 257 laps due to rain.

AC Delco 400[edit]

The AC Delco 400 was run on November 1 in Rockingham, North Carolina. Mark Martin won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 22-Ward Burton
  8. 5-Terry Labonte
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 10-Ricky Rudd

Failed to qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 80-Andy Hillenburg, 96-Steve Grissom

NAPA 500[edit]

The NAPA 500 was run on November 8 in Hampton, Georgia. Kenny Irwin, Jr. won the pole. Twice during the race, the red flag was displayed, both times for rain. By the time the race was again red-flagged, midnight was approaching, and track officials felt obliged to get the fans home at a decent hour. So the race was called at 221 of the scheduled 325 laps. The race was broadcast on ESPN.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 91-Todd Bodine*
  6. 4-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 33-Ken Schrader
  8. 5-Terry Labonte
  9. 31-Mike Skinner
  10. 7-Geoff Bodine

Failed to qualify: 08-Harris DeVane, 75-Rick Mast, 80-Andy Hillenburg, 96-Steve Grissom, 98-Rich Bickle

NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi - Coca-Cola 500[edit]

The NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi - Coca-Cola 500 was an exhibition race run on November 22 at the Twin Ring Motegi oval in Motegi, Tochigi, Japan. Jeremy Mayfield won the pole.

This is also the first NASCAR race where Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. competed with one another in the #3 and #1 Coca-Cola Chevrolets, respectively. The race was broadcast on TBS.

Top Ten Results

  1. 31-Mike Skinner
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 12-Jeremy Mayfield
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 1-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  7. 94-Bill Elliott
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 40-Sterling Marlin
  10. 21-Michael Waltrip 2 laps down

Failed to Qualify: None

  • Dale Jarrett was forced to skip the event due to gall bladder surgery that needed to be performed immediately after the NAPA 500 so that he would be ready for Daytona in February. Darrell Waltrip drove the #88 in Jarrett's place.
  • NASCAR legend Elmo Langley was intended to drive the pace car for this race, but suffered a massive heart attack in the pace car when trying to get familiar with the course. Langley was 68 when died in a Moteigi Hospital.

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon 5328
  2. 6-Mark Martin 4964
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett 4619
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace 4501
  5. 99-Jeff Burton 4415
  6. 18-Bobby Labonte 4180
  7. 12-Jeremy Mayfield 4157
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt 3928
  9. 5-Terry Labonte 3901
  10. 4-Bobby Hamilton 3786
  11. 43-John Andretti 3682
  12. 33-Ken Schrader 3675
  13. 40-Sterling Marlin 3530
  14. 23-Jimmy Spencer 3464
  15. 97-Chad Little 3423
  16. 22-Ward Burton 3352
  17. 21-Michael Waltrip 3340
  18. 94-Bill Elliott 3305
  19. 36-Ernie Irvan 3262
  20. 26-Johnny Benson 3160
  21. 31-Mike Skinner 3153
  22. 10-Ricky Rudd 3131
  23. 16-Ted Musgrave 3124
  24. 17/1-Darrell Waltrip 2957
  25. 11-Brett Bodine 2907
  26. 42-Joe Nemechek 2897
  27. 7-Geoff Bodine 2864
  28. 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr. 2760
  29. 90-Dick Trickle 2678
  30. 44-Kyle Petty 2675
  31. 81-Kenny Wallace 2615
  32. 77-Robert Pressley 2388
  33. 75-Rick Mast 2296
  34. 41-Steve Grissom 2215
  35. 91/16-Kevin Lepage 2196
  36. 13/9-Jerry Nadeau 2121
  37. 30-Derrike Cope 2065
  38. 46-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 1832
  39. 98-Rich Bickle 1773
  40. 29/46-Jeff Green 1687
  41. 1-Steve Park 1322
  42. 35/91-Todd Bodine 1322
  43. 9-Lake Speed 1297
  44. 96/41-David Green 1014
  45. 71-Dave Marcis 949
  46. 50/36-Ricky Craven 907
  47. Morgan Shepherd 843
  48. 78-Gary Bradberry 787
  49. 50-Randy LaJoie 768
  50. 8/96-Hut Stricklin 700

Rookie of the Year[edit]

This would be the last time until 2004 in which a rookie candidate did not win a race. The winner of this year's award was Kenny Irwin Jr., who qualified for 32 of the 33 races, had four top-tens, and one pole position in his Robert Yates Racing Ford. Kevin Lepage finished in second-place despite missing six races and starting the year with an underfunded team. Third-place finisher Jerry Nadeau also switched teams, starting the year with Bill Elliott Racing but winding up at Melling Racing at season's end. Finally, the last-place finisher was pre-season favorite Steve Park, who missed most of the year after suffering a broken leg in a practice crash at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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