Fontana Race Story

Sprague puts new sponsor in Victory Lane FONTANA, Calif. (July 18, 1998) Jack Sprague took the checkered flag by just over 36-hundredths of a second, holding off the late charge of Ernie Irvan to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' running...

Sprague puts new sponsor in Victory Lane

FONTANA, Calif. (July 18, 1998) Jack Sprague took the checkered flag by just over 36-hundredths of a second, holding off the late charge of Ernie Irvan to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' running of the No Fear Challenge from California Speedway. Sprague, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet for new sponsor GMAC Financial Services, recorded his second win of the year and a series-leading eighth triumph on superspeedways. He extended his lead in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings over former champion Ron Hornaday.

After spinning early in the race following a brush with defending race winner Mike Bliss, Sprague exchanged the lead with Hornaday and rookie Bud Pole-sitter Andy Houston throughout.

Irvan, a regular on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the owner of Boris Said's No. 84 entry, posted an impressive runner-up finish in a Ford after starting 20th.

Hornaday settled for third in a Chevrolet. Houston and Mike Skinner rounded out the top five, giving Chevrolet four of the top five spots.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Boris Said , Andy Houston , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Mike Bliss