BGN: Mike McLaughlin Wins In Nashville

15 March 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

NASHVILLE, TN: Mike McLaughlin, driving a Chevrolet, won the Busch Grand National event in Nashville, TN this afternoon. McLaughlin's average speed was 82.972 mph for the 320 lap race. Polesitter Casey Atwood finished second. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., son of the seven time Winston Cup Champion, finished third.

Complete results with finishing position, (car number), driver, car, laps completed, and reason out (if any) follows:

1. (34) Mike McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 320, 82.972 mph.
2. (28) Casey Atwood, Chevrolet, 320.
3. (3) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 320.
4. (74) Randy LaJoie, Chevrolet, 320.
5. (57) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 320.
6. (87) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 320.
7. (1) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 320.
8. (33) Tim Fedewa, Chevrolet, 320.
9. (64) Dick Trickle, Chevrolet, 320.
10. (38) Elton Sawyer, Ford, 320.
11. (66) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 320.
12. (6) Joe Bessey, Chevrolet, 320.
13. (00) Buckshot Jones, Pontiac, 320.
14. (93) Dave Blaney, Pontiac, 320.
15. (99) Glenn Allen, Chevrolet, 320.
16. (47) Andy Santerre, Chevrolet, 319.
17. (44) Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 318.
18. (4) Jeff Purvis, Chevrolet, 318.
19. (63) Tracy Leslie, Chevrolet, 318.
20. (32) Jason Jarrett, Ford, 318.
21. (20) Blaise Alexander, Chevrolet, 317.
22. (48) Randy Porter, Ford, 317.
23. (83) Wayne Grubb, Chevrolet, 317.
24. (29) Hermie Sadler, Chevrolet, 317.
25. (50) Jimmy Foster, Ford, 316.
26. (8) Bobby Hillin Jr., Chevrolet, 315.
27. (85) Shane Hall, Chevrolet, 315.
28. (84) Chad Chaffin, Ford, 315.
29. (40) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, 313.
30. (89) Stanton Barrett, Ford, 313.
31. (59) Robert Pressley, Chevrolet, 312, accident.
32. (88) Kevin Schwantz, Chevrolet, 312.
33. (17) Matt Kenseth, Chevrolet, 311.
34. (37) Mark Green, Chevrolet, 309, accident.
35. (35) Lyndon Amick, Pontiac, 307.
36. (77) Ed Berrier, Ford, 293, accident.
37. (14) Patty Moise, Ford, 276, handling.
38. (10) Phil Parsons, Chevrolet, 238, accident.
39. (36) Matt Hutter, Pontiac, 164, engine.
40. (30) Mike Cope, Chevrolet, 163, radiator.
41. (43) Stevie Reeves, Ford, 153, overheating.
42. (72) Mike Dillon, Chevrolet, 138, transmission.
43. (92) David Green, Chevrolet, 137, handling.

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