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NASCAR: Rain Postpones Primestar 500

8 March 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

HAMPTON, GA: For the second day in a row, mother nature has interrupted the 1998 NASCAR schedule. The Primestar 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway has been postponed due to rain until Monday at 11:00 a.m. (ET).

Yesterday, the NASCAR Busch Grand National race was postponed due to rains in the Atlanta area. The race was originally rescheduled for Monday, but NASCAR's top series gets the Monday date. The new date for the BGN Stihl 300 has not been determined.

Rain has hampered teams and fans all weekend in Atlanta. Only one round of Winston Cup qualifying was held. The teams will line up according to their first day qualifying times for the first 36 positions. The remaining spots will be taken by teams wishing to use provisional starting spots.

Primestar 500 Lineup:

1. (43) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Pontiac, 192.956.
2. (35) Todd Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Pontiac, 192.841.
3. (90) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, 192.728.
4. (88) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 192.266.
5. (28) Kenny Irwin, Indianapolis, Ford, 192.220.
6. (6) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 192.206.
7. (77) Robert Pressley, Asheboro, N.C., Ford, 192.007.
8. (5) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet, 191.900.
9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Pittsboro, Ind., Chevrolet, 191.814.
10. (99) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 191.754.
11. (23) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 191.715.
12. (46) Wally Dallenbach Jr., Basalt, Colo., Chevrolet,191.642.
13. (9) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, 191.509.
14. (18) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 191.476.
15. (26) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford, 191.304.
16. (31) Mike Skinner, Susanville, Calif., Chevrolet, 191.258.
17. (22) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, 191.238.
18. (7) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 191.100.
19. (30) Derrike Cope, Spanaway, Wash., Pontiac, 190.732.
20. (78) Gary Bradberry, Chelsea, Ala., Ford, 190.653.
21. (42) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 190.646.
22. (2) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 190.627.
23. (10) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 190.581.
24. (81) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 190.378.
25. (75) Rick Mast, Rockbridge Baths, Va., Ford, 190.306.
26. (12) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 190.215.
27. (11) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 189.844.
28. (8) Hut Stricklin, Calera, Ala., Ford, 189.694.
29. (98) Greg Sacks, Mattituck, N.Y., Ford, 189.688.
30. (3) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 189.584.
31. (94) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, 189.526.
32. (21) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 189.513.
33. (96) David Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 189.487.
34. (91) Kevin LePage, Shelbourne, Vt., Chevrolet, 189.396.
35. (13) Jerry Nadeau, Danbury, Conn., Ford, 189.390.
36. (50) Ricky Craven, Newburgh, Maine, Chevrolet, 189.041.
37. (33) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, provisional.
38. (16) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, provisional.
39. (44) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, provisional.
40. (41) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, provisional.
41. (4) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet, provisional.
42. (36) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Pontiac, provisional.
43. (17) Darrell Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, provisional.