NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Unofficial Race Results Galaxy Foods 300 Hickory Motor Speedway Race No. 8/April 11, 1998 Pos Car Name Sponsor Make Lap Money Status 1 77 Ed Berrier Lear/UAW ...
NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Unofficial Race Results Galaxy Foods 300 Hickory Motor Speedway Race No. 8/April 11, 1998
Pos Car Name Sponsor Make Lap Money Status 1 77 Ed Berrier Lear/UAW Frd 300 35,555 Running 2 29 Hermie Sadler DeWalt Chv 300 18,780 Running 3 33 Tim Fedewa Kleenex Chv 300 14,755 Running 4 72 Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket Chv 300 13,580 Running 5 17 Matt Kenseth Lycos Chv 300 15,355 Running 6 59 Robert Pressley Kingsford/Matchlight Chv 300 6,095 Running 7 30 Mike Cope Slim Jim Chv 300 7,195 Running 8 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr ACDelco Chv 300 13,045 Running 9 85 Shane Hall Bama Jams & Jellies Chv 300 8,320 Running 10 57 Jason Keller Justin Boots Chv 300 9,045 Running 11 64 Dick Trickle Schneider National Chv 299 4,145 Running 12 00 Buckshot Jones Bayer/Alka Seltzer Pon 299 8,095 Running 13 44 Tony Stewart Shell Pon 298 7,245 Running 14 66 Elliott Sadler Phillips 66 Chv 298 11,495 Running 15 99 Glenn Allen Luxaire Chv 297 7,545 Running 16 32 Jason Jarrett DAJ Racing Chv 297 9,570 Running 17 56 Jeff Krogh Clearwater Chv 297 6,770 Running 18 10 Phil Parsons Dura-Lube Chv 296 6,720 Running 19 89 Kevin Cywinski Accutrim/Allerest Frd 291 7,670 Running 20 50 Andy Houston Dr Pepper Frd 287 4,920 Running 21 34 Mike McLaughlin Goulds Pumps Chv 283 10,920 Running 22 37 Mark Green Timber Wolf Chv 279 7,970 Accident 23 74 Randy LaJoie FINA Chv 273 10,820 Running 24 36 Matt Hutter Stanley Pon 264 9,745 Running 25 6 Joe Bessey Power Team Chv 252 9,820 Running 26 52 Kevin Grubb Crestar Chv 234 3,295 Accident 27 38 Elton Sawyer Barbasol Frd 223 5,420 Rear end 28 63 Tracy Leslie Lysol Chv 205 5,145 Overheating 29 47 Andy Santerre Monro Muffler Brake Chv 121 5,120 Engine 30 80 Mark Krogh Clearwater Chv 92 3,220 Engine 31 4 Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks Chv 59 9,870 Accident
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Galaxy Foods 300 Saturday Notebook By Shawn A. Akers
HICKORY, N.C. (April 11, 1998) Notes from Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Galaxy Foods 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway:
Tim Fedewa finally came up with a finish he said he can be proud of. The driver of the No. 33 Kleenex Chevrolet finished third behind Ed Berrier and Hermie Sadler. It was Fedewa's first top-five and second top-10 effort of the season. His previous best finish was eighth in the BellSouth Mobility/Opryland 320 at Nashville.
"We had a good car," Fedewa said. "We kept adjusting on the mandatory yellows trying to get a little bit better, but man that 77 car (Berrier) and Dillon was good and Hermie came along at the end. This is competitive racing. Hickory, I'm just happy to be getting out of here finishing on the lead lap let alone third, so that was a good day for us."
Texas, Las Vegas, Daytona? Give rookie Mike Cope some good old-fashioned short-track racing, like at Hickory, any day.
Cope, a two-time champion of the NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series -- which runs mostly on tracks of a half-mile or smaller -- recorded his best NASCAR Busch Series finish to date, bringing the No. 30 Slim Jim Chevrolet home in seventh in the Galaxy Foods 300.
Cope has had several previous runs on the .363-mile oval at Hickory.
"I think my short-track roots really helped me here," said Cope, whose previous best finish was 15th at Bristol. "It's nip-and-tuck here and you've got to take what they give you and take whatever they don't give you, too. It's typical short track racing at its best. It's going to be a sad day when this place leaves the schedule, like (North) Wilkesboro."
A tense moment happened late in the race when Wayne Grubb and Randy LaJoie got together, sending Grubb, who lost his brakes, out of control into the side pit area. The end result was that the No. 37 Timber Wolf Chevrolet's "war wagon" was damaged, and one of the pit crew for the No. 37 team, Todd Wilkerson, received a wrist injury.
Grubb was running in the top-five at the time, but wound up finishing 26th overall.
It's been a strange season, to say the least, for two-time defending series champion Randy LaJoie. LaJoie still hasn't led a lap, and he's been plummeting in the point standings in recent weeks.
He did finish sixth at Texas last weekend, but previous to that, he was 23rd at Darlington and 25th at Bristol. He wound up getting lapped early and finished 23rd at Hickory, 27 laps off the pace. He was only one lap down and on the verge of getting his lap back when the accident with Grubb occurred.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s chances for victory were diminished when he was involved in a nine-car accident on lap 59. He did, however, work his way back to the lead lap on lap 215, and wound up finishing a respectable eighth. Earnhardt Jr. still leads the NASCAR Busch Series point standings by 31 points over Matt Kenseth, who finished fifth, heading into the off weekend. Source: NASCAR Online