BUSCH: Hickory Results

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 

Source: NASCAR Online

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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

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Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Dick Trickle , Jason Keller , Shane Hall , Elton Sawyer , Buckshot Jones , Andy Houston , Robert Pressley , Mike McLaughlin , Dennis Setzer , Mark Green , Kevin Grubb , Hermie Sadler , Jason Jarrett , Ed Berrier , Phil Parsons , Elliott Sadler