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1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
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The 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the fourth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Ron Hornaday of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. won the championship.

See also: 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, 1998 NASCAR Busch Series

Contents

1998 team chartEdit

Team Truck(s) No. Driver(s) Listed owner(s) Crew chief
Addington Racing Chevrolet C/K 60 Andy Houston (R) Mike Addington Rick Ren
Brevak Racing Ford F-150 31 Tony Roper Shelly Brevak Joe Shear, Jr.
Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 37 Scot Walters (R) Clarence Brewer Terry Shirley
Charles Hardy Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 35 Ron Barfield Charles Hardy Cal Dooley
Chesrown Racing Chevrolet C/K 6 Rick Carelli Marshall Chesrown George Church
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford Tom Mitchell Roland Wlodyka
CSG Motorsports Ford F-150 57 Chuck Bown Kerry Scherer Tony Gibson
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet C/K 16 Ron Hornaday Dale Earnhardt Fred Graves
Gloy/Rahal Racing Ford F-150 55 Dave Rezendes Tom Gloy Kevin Caldwell
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 24 Jack Sprague Rick Hendrick Dennis Connor
Impact Motorsports Ford F-150 86 Stacy Compton David Hodson Kevin Cram
Irvan-Simo Racing Ford F-150 44 Boris Said Mark Simo Jay Smith
K Automotive Racing Dodge Ram 29 Bob Keselowski Kay Keselowski Ron Keselowski
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet C/K 52 Mike Wallace Ken Schrader Tim Kohuth
L&R Racing Dodge Ram 18 Butch Miller Ron Norick Doug Strother
90 Lance Norick Mike Cheek
Liberty Racing Ford F-150 84 Wayne Anderson (R) Jim Herrick Troy Selberg
Lucore Motorsports Ford F-150 82 Randy Nelson (R) Steve Lucore Dave Nelson
MB Motorsports Ford F-150 26 Doug George Mike Mittler Mike Mittler
McCray Racing Chevrolet C/K 42 Rick McCray Sandy McCray Rickey McCray
PacWest S/T Motorsports Dodge Ram 78 Dominic Dobson (R) Dominic Dobson Walter Giles
Phelon Motorsports Ford F-150 66 Bryan Reffner Dale Phelon Les Back
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet C/K 3 Jay Sauter Richard Childress Todd Berrier
Petty Enterprises Dodge Ram 43 Jimmy Hensley Richard Petty Freddy Fryar
Roehrig Motorsports Ford F-150 19 Tony Raines Carmela Roehrig Scott Treichler
Roush Racing Ford F-150 50 Greg Biffle (R) Jack Roush Randy Goss
99 Joe Ruttman Matt Chambers
SealMaster Racing Chevrolet C/K 88 Terry Cook Duke Thorson Tim Murphy
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 75 Kevin Harvick Wayne Spears John McQueen
Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 2 Mike Bliss Marlene Smith Barry Dodson
Wharton Racing Chevrolet C/K 10 Lonnie Rush, Jr. Jerry Wharton Jim Daly
Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 61 Randy Tolsma Steve Coulter Dave Fuge

Chevy Trucks ChallengeEdit

Florida Dodge Dealers 400Edit

Chevy Trucks 150Edit

Craftsman 200 By NAPAEdit

NAPACARD 200Edit

Yellow Freight 200Edit

Parts America 150Edit

The Parts America 150 was held May 30 at Watkins Glen International. Ron Fellows won the pole. Race leader Ron Hornaday was penalized in the closing laps for jumping a restart and pulled into victory lane regardless to protest NASCAR's call.

Top ten results

  1. Joe Ruttman
  2. Jay Sauter
  3. Boris Said
  4. Ron Hornaday
  5. Jack Sprague
  6. Mark Simo
  7. Mike Bliss
  8. Rob Rizzo
  9. Randy Tolsma
  10. Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: Randy Nelson, Doug George (#26), Mike Ewanitsko, Lonnie Rush, Jr. (#10), Michael Hope, Ryan McGlynn (#00)

Pronto Auto Parts 400Edit

Loadhandler 200Edit

DieHard 200Edit

NAPA Autocare 200Edit

The No Fear ChallengeEdit

Tempus Resorts 300KEdit

Cummins 200 by DodgeEdit

The Cummins 200 by Dodge was held July 30 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Randy Tolsma won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. Jack Sprague
  2. Tony Roper
  3. Joe Ruttman
  4. Tony Raines
  5. Lonnie Rush, Jr.
  6. Randy Tolsma
  7. Greg Biffle
  8. Dennis Setzer
  9. Ron Barfield
  10. Jay Sauter
  • This race is mostly known for the infamous white glove inccident that involved race winner Sprague and Ron Hornaday as they head into turn 1 and Hornaday was shoved into the wall.

Failed to qualify: Shayne Lockhart (#33), David Starr (#49), Robbie Pyle (#56)

Pennzoil/VIP Discount TripleheaderEdit

Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 200Edit

The Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 200 was held August 8 at Flemington Speedway. Stacy Compton won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. Terry Cook
  2. Ron Hornaday
  3. Bryan Reffner
  4. Joe Ruttman
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Billy Pauch+
  7. Ron Barfield
  8. Randy MacDonald
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: John Blewett III, George Brunnhoelzl, Lance Norick (#90), Randy Renfrow, Ryan McGlynn (#00)

+ John Blewett III, drove Pauch's truck for the remainder of the race when Pauch, had heat exhaustion.

Federated Auto Parts 250Edit

Lund Look 275KEdit

Kroger 225Edit

Virginia Is For Lovers 200Edit

Memphis 200Edit

Ram Tough 200Edit

NAPA 250Edit

Kragen/Exide 151Edit

The Kragen/Exide 151 was held October 11 at Sears Point International Raceway. Tom Hubert won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. Boris Said
  2. Mike Bliss
  3. Tony Raines
  4. Joe Ruttman
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Andy Houston
  7. Lance Norick
  8. Jay Sauter
  9. Jack Sprague
  10. Doug George

Failed to qualify: none

Dodge California Truck Stop 300Edit

GM Goodwrench Service/AC Delco 300Edit

Sam's Town 250Edit

Final points standingsEdit

  1. Ron Hornaday – 4072
  2. Jack Sprague – 4069
  3. Joe Ruttman – 3874
  4. Jay Sauter – 3672
  5. Tony Raines – 3596
  6. Jimmy Hensley – 3570
  7. Stacy Compton – 3542
  8. Greg Biffle – 3276
  9. Ron Barfield – 3227
  10. Mike Bliss – 3216
  11. Rick Carelli – 3195
  12. Andy Houston – 3188
  13. Mike Wallace – 3152
  14. Randy Tolsma – 3121
  15. Butch Miller – 3034
  16. Tony Roper – 3016
  17. Kevin Harvick – 3004
  18. Rick Crawford – 2956
  19. Scot Walters – 2859
  20. Terry Cook – 2845
  21. Boris Said – 2813
  22. Bryan Reffner – 2770
  23. Lance Norick – 2539
  24. Lonnie Rush, Jr. – 2333
  25. Wayne Anderson – 2070
  26. Bob Keselowski – 1731
  27. Dennis Setzer – 1728
  28. Kevin Cywinski – 1726
  29. Tammy Jo Kirk – 1296
  30. Randy Renfrow – 1074
  31. Barry Bodine – 1017
  32. Randy MacDonald – 964
  33. Chuck Bown – 927
  34. Doug George – 924
  35. Dominic Dobson – 842
  36. B. A. Wilson – 820
  37. Rob Morgan – 711
  38. Rick McCray – 710
  39. Dave Rezendes – 662
  40. Tom Hubert – 653
  41. Randy Nelson – 634
  42. David Starr – 566
  43. Rich Bickle – 551
  44. Ryan McGlynn – 471
  45. Ron Fellows – 408
  46. Curtis Markham 404
  47. Chris Horn – 375
  48. Ken Bouchard – 350
  49. Milan Garrett – 348
  50. Ernie Irvan – 340

Rookie of the YearEdit

In his first year of NASCAR competition, Greg Biffle won four poles and had twelve top-tens, earning him Rookie of the Year honors over Andy Houston, who had one win and a twelfth-place points finish. Scot Walters, driving for Brewco Motorsports's truck team, was the last contender to run a full schedule, posting three top-tens. Wayne Anderson was released during the season from his ride Liberty Racing, while Kevin Cywinski and Dominic Dobson were late entrants. Billy Pauch, Mike Cope, Joe Bush and Tommy Archer did not run enough races to qualify for the honor.

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