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NASCAR BGN: Jeff Burton Wins Hardee's 250 at Richmond

6 June 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

RICHMOND, VA: Jeff Burton, of South Boston Virginia, has won the Hardee's 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National race held at Richmond International Raceway Friday night. Burton averaged a speed of 95.799 mph on his way to victory. Burton was driving a Ford.


Jeff Burton

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

1. (8) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 250, $25,825, 95.799.
2. (3) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 250, $27,095.
3. (14) Matt Kenseth, Cambridge, Wis., Chevrolet, 250, $24,965.
4. (1) Wayne Grubb, Mechanicsville, Va., Chevrolet, 250, $11,635.
5. (30) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 250, $10,930.
6. (38) Jason Keller, Greenville, S.C., Chevrolet, 250, $12,930.
7. (18) Kevin Lepage, Shelburne, Vt., Chevrolet, 250, $11,380.
8. (10) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Chevrolet, 250, $6,330.
9. (11) Kevin Grubb, Mechanicsville, Va., Chevrolet, 250, $5,755.
10. (27) Robert Pressley, Asheville, N.C., Chevrolet, 250, $6,825.
11. (16) Randy LaJoie, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 250, $15,195.
12. (40) Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn., Chevrolet, 250, $14,020.
13. (6) Casey Atwood, Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet, 250, $5,455.
14. (25) Hermie Sadler, Emporia, Va., Chevrolet, 250, $9,425.
15. (13) Tim Fedewa, Holt, Mich., Chevrolet, 249, $9,895.
16. (29) Phil Parsons, Detroit, Chevrolet, 249, $9,350.
17. (5) Joe Bessey, Scarborough, Maine, Chevrolet, 249, $13,675.
18. (32) Elton Sawyer, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 249, $10,115.
19. (20) Bobby Hillin Jr., Midland, Texas, Chevrolet, 249, $6,075.
20. (33) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 249, $5,665.
21. (9) Mark Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 249, $8,110.
22. (28) Lyndon Amick, Batesburg, S.C., Chevrolet, 248, $4,985.
23. (22) Dave Blaney, Cortland, Ohio, Pontiac, 248, $4,975.
24. (42) Shane Hall, Fountain Inn, S.C., Chevrolet, 247, $5,950.
25. (19) Kevin Cywinski, Wausau, Wis., Ford, 247, $4,950.
26. (23) Elliott Sadler, Emporia, Va., Chevrolet, 246, $12,330.
27. (39) Glenn Allen, Cincinnati, Chevrolet, 246, $7,805.
28. (35) Jeff Green, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 245, $4,780.
29. (15) Mark McFarland, Winchester, Va., Chevrolet, 245, $4,775.
30. (37) Buckshot Jones, Monticello, Ga., Pontiac, 245, $7,790.
31. (43) Tracy Leslie, Mount Clemens, Mich., Chevrolet, 244, $7,805.
32. (41) Ed Berrier, Winston-Salem, N.C., Ford, 244, $7,775.
33. (31) Mike Cope, Pinellas Park, Fla., Chevrolet, 243, $7,675.
34. (12) Mike McLaughlin, Waterloo, N.Y., Chevrolet, 243, $11,175.
35. (26) Brad Loney, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford, 240, $4,675.
36. (21) Mark Krogh, Kamiah, Idaho, Chevrolet, 236, $6,675.
37. (17) Mike Dillon, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 190, $6,675, engine.
38. (4) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 175, $4,675, accident.
39. (2) Lance Hooper, Palmdale, Calif., Pontiac, 174, $4,675, accident.
40. (36) Jeff Fuller, Auburn, Mass., Ford, 172, $6,675, accident.
41. (24) Matt Hutter, Chardon, Ohio, Pontiac, 157, $11,175, accident.
42. (7) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 142, $4,675, accident.
43. (34) Andy Santerre, Cherryfield, Maine, Chevrolet, 15, $6,875, fuel pump.

Race Statistics

Time of race: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 26 seconds.
Margin of victory: .635 seconds.
Winner's average speed: 95.799 mph.
Caution flags: 6 for 36 laps.
Lead changes: 6 among 3 drivers.

Lap leaders: W.Grubb 1-3; Earnhardt Jr. 4-51; Burton 52-56; Earnhardt Jr. 57-102; Burton 103-135; Earnhardt Jr. 136-212; Burton 213-250.

Series points leaders: McLaughlin, 1,906; M.Kenseth, 1,897; Earnhardt Jr., 1,861; LaJoie, 1,668; Trickle, 1,666; Keller, 1,651; Jones, 1,629; H.Sadler 1,610; Fedewa, 1,607; E.Sadler 1,569.

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