Jimmy Spencer Wins Qualifier Moves Forward to Bud Shootout
8 February 1998
Jimmy Spencer beat Lake Speed, Dale Earnhardt, and Sterling Marlin in the Bud Shootout Qualifying Race to place his #23 Team Winston No-Bull Ford at the rear of the Bud Shootout starting field. Spencer started the race in 13th position, but used the mandatory pit stop at lap 10 to his advantage, taking the lead away from pole sitter Sterling Marlin and leading the field throughout the rest of the 25 lap race and onto victory lane. Lake Speed and Dale Earnhardt also managed to pass Marlin late in the race.