BGN: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins Coca Cola 300

5 April 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

FORT WORTH, TX: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the NASCAR Busch Grand National Coca-Cola 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway. It was his first career win in 16 Busch Grand National starts.

The complete results with finishing position, (starting position), driver, hometown, car make, laps completed, reason out (if any), and money won:

1. (16) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 200, $66,075.
2. (1) Elliott Sadler, Emporia, Va., Chevrolet, 200, $54,500.
3. (2) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 200, $37,750.
4. (22) Phil Parsons, Detroit, Chevrolet, 200, $30,575.
5. (25) Jeff Krogh, Kamiah, Idaho, Chevrolet, 200, $25,100.
6. (43) Randy LaJoie, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 200, $29,125.
7. (20) Mark Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 200, $23,075.
8. (24) Matt Kenseth, Lansing, Mich., Chevrolet, 200, $24,025.
9. (6) Jeff Green, Owenboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 200, $18,950.
10. (35) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 200, $21,350.
11. (28) Mike McLaughlin, Waterloo, N.Y., Chevrolet, 200, $22,700.
12. (29) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 200, $14,000.
13. (27) Tim Fedewa, Holt, Mich., Chevrolet, 200, $16,800.
14. (19) Mike Dillon, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 199, $16,450.
15. (3) Tony Stewart, Rushville, Ind., Pontiac, 199, $16,725.
16. (42) Ed Berrier, Winston-Salem, N.C., Ford, 199, $16,600.
17. (17) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 199, $13,800.
18. (38) Tracy Leslie, Mt. Clemens, Mich., Chevrolet, 199, $15,450.
19. (18) Andy Santerre, Cherryfield, Maine, Chevrolet, 199, $15,925.
20. (4) Mark Krogh, Kamiah, Idaho, Chevrolet, 199, $13,225.
21. (11) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 199, $12,600.
22. (8) Glenn Allen, Cincinnati, Chevrolet, 199, $15,225.
23. (14) Stanton Barrett, Hollywood, Calif., Ford, 199, $14,925.
24. (30) Mike Cope, Pinellas Park, Fla., Chevrolet, 198, $12,825.
25. (33) Lance Hooper, Palmdale, Calif., Pontiac, 198, $11,925.
26. (34) Jason Keller, Greenville, S.C., Chevrolet, 198, $13,625.
27. (31) Elton Sawyer, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 196, $13,675.
28. (37) Buckshot Jones, Monticello, Ga., Pontiac, 193, $13,425.
29. (10) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 190, wreck, $13,350.
30. (32) Shane Hall, Simpsonville, S.C., Chevrolet, 190, $13,350.
31. (21) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Chevrolet, 182, wreck, $11,225.
32. (13) Morgan Shepherd, Conover, N.C., Chevrolet, 154, engine, $11,025.
33. (15) Blaise Alexander, Montoursville, Pa., Chevrolet, 118, fuel pump, $17,425.
34. (23) Dave Blaney, Cortland, Ohio, Pontiac, 105, wreck, $10,525.
35. (5) Hermie Sadler, Emporia, Va., Chevrolet, 103, wreck, $12,725.
36. (26) Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn., Chevrolet, 103, wreck, $17,125.
37. (9) Jimmy Foster, Ormand Beach, Fla., Ford, 95, wreck, $10,525.
38. (39) Matt Hutter, Chardon, Ohio, Pontiac, 49, wreck, $17,000.
39. (7) Patty Moise, Jacksonville, Fla., Ford, 49, wreck, $10,475.
40. (40) Kevin Lepage, Shelburne, Vt., Chevrolet, 45, engine, $12,450.
41. (12) Wayne Grubb, Mechanicsville, Va., Chevrolet, 32, wreck, $10,425.
42. (36) Doug Reid III, Hueytown, Ala., Chevrolet, 3, wreck, $10,600.
43. (41) Joe Bessey, Scarborough, Maine, Chevrolet, 2, wreck, $16,875.

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