1998 California 500 Presented by NAPA NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on May 3, 1998 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA
250 L, 500 M, 804.75 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 3 6 Mark Martin Valvoline, Cummins Ford 250 165 running 185
2 2 12 Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1 Ford 250 16 running 175
3 9 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chevy 250 0 running 165
4 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes Chevy 250 23 running 165
5 11 1 Darrell Waltrip Pennzoil Chevy 250 0 running 155
6 40 97 Chad Little John Deere Ford 250 1 running 155
7 26 7 Geoffrey Bodine Philips Consumer Communications Ford 250 0 running 146
8 5 26 Johnny Benson, Jr. Cheerios Ford 250 3 running 147
9 43 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevy 250 0 running 138
10 21 99 Jeff Burton Exide Batteries Ford 250 0 running 134
11 23 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Ford 250 0 running 130
12 8 22 Ward Burton MBNA America Pontiac 250 0 running 127
13 22 36 Ernie Irvan Skittles Pontiac 250 0 running 124
14 14 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Chevy 250 0 running 121
15 15 33 Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit Chevy 250 0 running 118
16 18 28 Kenny Irwin, Jr. Texaco, Havoline Ford 249 0 running 115
17 20 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford 249 0 running 112
18 19 96 David Green Caterpillar Chevy 249 0 running 109
19 34 81 Kenny Wallace Square D Ford 249 0 running 106
20 37 21 Michael Waltrip Citgo Ford 249 0 running 103
21 28 23 Jimmy Spencer Winston, No Bull Ford 249 4 running 105
22 6 42 Joe Nemechek BellSouth Chevy 248 23 running 102
23 35 78 Gary Bradberry Pilot Travel Centers Ford 247 0 running 94
24 10 46 Morgan Shepherd First Union Chevy 247 0 running 91
25 30 75 Rick Mast Remington Arms Ford 247 0 running 88
26 33 13 Jerry Nadeau FirstPlus Financial Ford 247 0 running 85
27 31 4 Bobby Hamilton Kodak MAX Film Chevy 246 0 running 82
28 38 11 Brett Bodine Paychex Ford 245 0 running 79
29 42 35 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Tabasco Pontiac 245 0 running 76
30 41 41 Steve Grissom Kodiak Chevy 245 0 running 73
31 25 43 John Andretti STP Pontiac 244 0 running 70
32 16 9 Lake Speed Cartoon Network Ford 243 0 running 67
33 24 16 Ted Musgrave Primestar Ford 243 0 running 64
34 4 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Ford 242 15 engine 66
35 27 31 Mike Dillon Lowe's Chevy 239 0 running 58
36 39 50 Randy LaJoie Budweiser Chevy 210 0 crash 55
37 29 90 Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers Ford 193 0 handling 52
38 7 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries, Hot Rod Magazine Pontiac 191 0 engine 49
39 32 30 Derrike Cope Gumout Pontiac 153 0 crash 46
40 13 91 Kevin Lepage Fluidyne Automotive Chevy 93 0 oil leak 43
41 36 88 Dale Jarrett Quality Care, Ford Credit Ford 86 0 engine 40
42 17 44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels Pontiac 85 0 crash 37
43 12 94 Bill Elliott McDonald's Ford 84 0 crash 34
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Dave Marcis, Rich Bickle, Tony Raines, Hut Stricklin
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available