Buckshot Jones NASCAR Busch Series 1998 Year End Report

"The season did not turn out the way we thought it would," said Jones. "Overall, I do feel that we ran better than we did last year. We ran up front consistently, we just didn't get the finishes we wanted. We would be leading a race and in the end we would have a flat tire or some other problem. The highlight of the season was getting my second Busch Series win, but we wanted to win three or four races. I think we learned a lot throughout the season and we hope to take that information with us next year."

"I'm looking forward to moving up to the Winston Cup series in 1999," said Jones. "That has been our goal since we started this race team and it's exciting to know that we are about to make that goal come true. I think the seat time I got in a Winston Cup car this past season has helped me see what is ahead of us in 1999. Our main goals for next year are to qualify for every race and finish every lap. I'm very excited about taking this next step in my career."

Season Highlights

Jones claimed his second career NASCAR Busch Series win on May 9, 1998 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jones battled back from last place to take the victory after getting involved in a first lap accident.

Jones turned a lap of 22.167 seconds at Indianapolis Raceway Park on July 30, 1998, claiming the pole position for the Kroger 200 NASCAR Busch Series race.

Jones qualified for five NASCAR Winston Cup races in 1998, driving for the Stavola Bros. Race Team. His top two finishes came at Dover Downs International Raceway where he qualified 19th and finished eighth and Talladega Superspeedway where he qualified 11th and finished 16th.

Jones posted six top-five finishes this season starting with a fourth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway, a fourth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway, a win at New Hampshire International Speedway, a third-place finish at Indianapolis Raceway Park and fifth place finishes at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Miles Times Races Laps Miles Possible Led Led Led Led Run Miles 392.90 10 7 390 5,925.17 6,498.50

1998 NASCAR Busch Series Results

Date Location St Fin LC/TL Status $Won 02/14/98 Daytona, Fla. 5 4 120/120 Running $39,350 02/21/98 Rockingham, N.C. 11 15 197/197 Running $ 7,500 02/28/98 Las Vegas, Nev. 4 8 200/200 Running $24,350 03/15/98 Nashville, Tenn. 28 13 320/320 Running $ 8,120 03/21/98 Darlington, S.C. 17 14 147/147 Running $ 7,865 03/28/98 Bristol, Tenn. 2 28 218/250 Accident $ 8,080 04/04/98 Ft. Worth, Texas 37 28 193/200 Running $13,425 04/11/98 Hickory, N.C. 6 12 299/300 Running $ 8,095 04/25/98 Talladega, Ala. 3 4 113/113 Running $22,300 05/09/98 Loudon, N.H. 26 1 200/200 Running $27,500 05/17/98 Nazareth, Pa. 23 33 140/200 Accident $ 5,515 05/23/98 Charlotte, NC 29 29 182/200 Running $ 8,760 05/30/98 Dover, Del. 17 19 198/200 Running $ 8,560 06/05/98 Richmond, Va. 37 30 245/250 Running $ 7,790 06/14/98 Fountain, Colo. 25 18 250/250 Running $15,550 06/28/98 Watkins Glen, N.Y. 28 29 81/82 Accident $ 5,900 07/05/98 Milwaukee, Wis. 14 7 250/250 Running $11,875 07/11/98 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 10 15 248/250 Running $ 6,855 07/19/98 Fontana, Calif. 5 11 149/150 Running $17,975 07/25/98 South Boston, Va. 11 17 299/300 Running $ 7,100 07/31/98 Indianapolis, Ind. 1 3 200/200 Running $18,025 08/15/98 Brooklyn, Mich. 35 14 99/100 Running $10,425 08/21/98 Bristol, Tenn. 27 8 249/250 Running $11,825 09/05/98 Darlington, S.C. 3 42 25/147 Accident $ 6,010 09/11/98 Richmond, Va. 13 36 126/250 Running $ 6,800 09/19/98 Dover, Del. 8 42 27/200 Accident $ 7,020 10/03/98 Charlotte, N.C. 30 5 200/200 Running $22,275 10/17/98 Madison, Ill. 7 31 196/200 Running $16,295 11/02/98 Rockingham, N.C. 9 35 194/197 Running $ 6,175 11/07/98 Atlanta, Ga. 14 5 197/197 Running $12,140 11/15/98 Homestead, Fla. 39 16 199/200 Out of Gas $15,630

Outside Starts Poles Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10 LC/LT $Won 31 1 1 1 6 9 5,759/6,320 $395,325 (91.1%)

NASCAR Winston Cup Results

Date Location St Fin LC/TL Status $Won 11/16/97 Atlanta, Ga. 32 43 38/325 Accident $20,875 05/31/98 Dover, Del. 19 8 400/400 Running $26,580 08/01/98 Indianapolis, Ind. 15 27 158/160 Running $72,285 08/15/98 Brooklyn, Mich. 34 27 197/200 Running $18,440 09/20/98 Dover, Del. 14 42 84/400 Engine $16,355 10/11/98 Talladega, Ala. 11 16 187/188 Running $28,775