1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Jeff Gordon moved past Jeremy Mayfield in late June to take the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup points lead and left all rivals to battle over the leftovers. Gordon motored to a 364-point win to capture his third championship during the NASCAR's 50th anniversary celebration.

1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon
1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon

Gordon won 13 races, tying a modern-era mark established by Richard Petty in 1975. Mark Martin finished a distant second to Gordon, marking his third runner-up finish.

Over the course of the season, the points lead changed hands five times among four drivers before Gordon set sail. Rusty Wallace, Dale Earnhardt, and Mayfield traded the lead before Gordon assumed command.

Third-place finisher Dale Jarrett won three races during the year, but his title hopes were dashed with poor finishes at Martinsville and Charlotte in the fall.

See how the other drivers fared with this 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup standings chart.

1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Rank
Driver
Points
Wins
Earnings
1
Jeff Gordon
5,328
13
$9,306,584
2
Mark Martin
4,964
7
4,309,006
3
Dale Jarrett
4,619
3
4,019,657
4
Rusty Wallace
4,501
1
2,667,889
5
Jeff Burton
4,415
2
2,626,987
6
Bobby Labonte
4,180
2
2,980,052
7
Jeremy Mayfield
4,157
1
2,332,034
8
Dale Earnhardt
3,928
1
2,990,749
9
Terry Labonte
3,901
1
2,054,163
10
Bobby Hamilton
3,786
1
2,089,566
11
John Andretti
3,682
0
1,838,379
12
Ken Schrader
3,675
0
1,887,399
13
Sterling Marlin
3,530
0
1,350,161
14
Jimmy Spencer
3,464
0
1,741,012
15
Chad Little
3,423
0
1,449,659
16
Ward Burton
3,352
0
1,516,183
17
Michael Waltrip
3,340
0
1,508,680
18
Bill Elliott
3,305
0
1,618,421
19
Ernie Irvan
3,262
0
1,600,452
20
Johnny Benson
3,160
0
1,360,335
21
Mike Skinner
3,153
0
1,518,901
22
Ricky Rudd
3,131
1
1,602,895
23
Ted Musgrave
3,124
0
1,253,626
24
Darrell Waltrip
2,957
0
1,056,475
25
Brett Bodine
2,907
0
1,281,673
26
Joe Nemechek
2,897
0
1,343,991
27
Geoff Bodine
2,864
0
1,247,255
28
Kenny Irwin
2,760
0
1,459,967
29
Dick Trickle
2,678
0
1,208,771
30
Kyle Petty
2,675
0
1,287,731
31
Kenny Wallace
2,615
0
1,019,861
32
Robert Pressley
2,388
0
996,721
33
Rick Mast
2,296
0
894,327
34
Steve Grissom
2,215
0
1,030,041
35
Kevin Lepage
2,196
0
852,721
36
Jerry Nadeau
2,121
0
804,867
37
Derrike Cope
2,065
0
956,980
38
Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
1,832
0
807,856
39
Rich Bickle
1,773 0
682,255
40
Jeff Green
1,687 0
589,841
41
Todd Bodine
1,322 0
378,766
42
Steve Park
1,322 0
487,265
43
Lake Speed
1,297 0
552,521
44
David Green
1,014
0
441,121
45
Dave Marcis
949
0
444,946
46
Ricky Craven
907
0
527,875
47
Morgan Shepherd
843
0
364,541
48
Gary Bradberry
787
0
341,307
49
Randy LaJoie
768
0
336,905
50
Hut Stricklin
700
0
337,106

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