The 1998 Sam's Town 250 was the exciting season finale of the 1998 Craftsman Truck Series that occured at Las Vegas. Jack Sprague won the race, but fell three points short of beating Ron Hornaday for the championship. After the race, the two friends did donuts in the infield to celebrate their accomplishments.

1998 Sam's Town 250

General info
Series Craftsman Truck Series
Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Date November 8, 1998
Pole Sitter Jack Sprague
Pole Speed 161.749 mph
Race Data
Winner Jack Sprague
Margin of Victory .3 secs
Average Speed 130.801 mph
Cautions 11 for 52 laps
Points Leader Ron Hornaday (+3)

Qualifying notes Edit

Eventual race winner Jack Sprague won the pole at 162 mph. Mike Bliss, in his last race for Ultra Motorsports, qualified on the outside pole. Points leader and eventual championship winner Ron Hornaday started tenth.

The following drivers failed to qualify for the race: Danny Bagwell (#28), Chris Horn (#58), Austin Cameron (#4), David Starr (#9), Jerry Robertson (#12), Ricky Logan (#36), Mike Clark (#38), Richard Hinds (#81), Milan Garrett (#85), Rob Morgan (#46)

Additional race data Edit

  • Leaders: 8
  • Time of race: 1:56:07
  • Average Speed: 130.801 mph
  • Margin of Victory: .3 sec
  • NASCAR touring champion Mike Stefanik made his Truck Series debut in this race for Dale Phelon, and scored a top-ten finish.
  • Kurt Roehig made his final start in the Trucks in this race as an owner. He tried to start a Winston Cup team during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, which fell through. Walker Evans' final start as an owner came in this race as well.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 124Jack SpragueGMAC Financial ServicesChevrolet16925running
2 1016Ron HornadayNAPA BrakesChevrolet1695running
3 943Jimmy HensleyCummins EnginesDodge1690running
4 33Jay SauterGM Goodwrench Plus ServicesChevrolet1690running
5 550Greg BiffleGraingerFord16961running
6 22Mike BlissTeam ASE RacingFord16968running
7 1299Joe RuttmanExide BatteriesFord1693running
8 2666Mike StefanikCarlin Burners & ControlsFord1680running
9 1135Ron BarfieldOrtho Lawn & Garden ProductsChevrolet1683running
10 2218Butch MillerDana CorporationDodge1680running
11 660Andy HoustonAddington RacingChevrolet1680running
12 2152Mike WallacePurolator PureOne FiltersChevrolet1680running
13 1829Dennis SetzerMopar PerformanceDodge1680running
14 2314Rick CrawfordCircle Bar Motel & RV ParkFord1670running
15 2098Doug GeorgeBig Daddy's BBQ SauceFord1670running
16 3390Lance NorickNHLDodge1670running
17 786Stacy ComptonR.C. ColaDodge1670running
18 410Lonnie Rush, Jr.Ohio State UniversityChevrolet1672running
19 3965B.A. WilsonLlumar Window FilmsFord1670running
20 1575Kevin HarvickSpears ManufacturingChevrolet1670running
21 2731Kevin CywinskiAllied Signal/BendixFord1670running
22 1719Tony RainesPennzoilFord1670running
23 2537Scot WaltersRed ManChevrolet1660running
24 3189Tom HubertCyberdyne TechChevrolet1660running
25 2478Randy TolsmaMCI/MoparDodge1660running
26 3226Rick BeebeAuto Trim Design NetworkFord1660running
27 3892Nipper AlsupTrackscanChevrolet1660running
28 3644Boris SaidFederated Auto PartsFord1660running
29 4042Rick McCrayCerritos Pontiac-GMCChevrolet1650running
30 1467Chuck BownHill MachineryChevrolet1650running
31 2908Sammy PotashnickDunlop GolfChevrolet1620running
32 3420Brendan GaughanOrleans Hotel & CasinoChevrolet1600crash
33 861Blake BainbridgeBurke Automotive GroupChevrolet1590running
34 1688Terry CookPBA TourChevrolet1530engine
35 136Rick CarelliRE/MAX InternationalChevrolet1350engine
36 2851Tammy Jo KirkPeterson ManufacutringFord1150engine
37 1939Bryan ReffnerRidge Gate MotorsportsChevrolet940engine
38 3055Tony RoperIcehouse BeerFord880engine
39 3511Scott HansenNicklaus Golf EquipmentChevrolet390engine
40 3784Randy RenfrowPorter-Cable Power ToolsFord280engine

External links Edit

Points Edit

  1. Ron Hornaday +3
  2. Jack Sprague -3
  3. Joe Ruttman -198
  4. Jay Sauter -400
  5. Tony Raines -476
  6. Jimmy Hensley -502
  7. Stacy Compton -530
  8. Greg Biffle -796
  9. Ron Barfield -845
  10. Mike Bliss -856

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