1991 NASCAR Busch Series

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1991 NASCAR Busch Series season
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Champions | Seasons
Bobby Labonte, the 1991 Busch Series champion

The 1991 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 16 and ended on October 27. Bobby Labonte of Labonte Motorsports won the championship.

Goody's 300[edit]

The Goody's 300 was held February 16 at Daytona International Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 30-Michael Waltrip
  3. 28-Davey Allison
  4. 15-Ken Schrader
  5. 7-Harry Gant
  6. 96-Tom Peck
  7. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  8. 45-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 16-Randy MacDonald
  10. 36-Kenny Wallace

Pontiac 200[edit]

The Pontiac 200 was held February 23 at Richmond International Raceway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 15-Kenny Wallace
  4. 32-Dale Jarrett
  5. 30-Michael Waltrip
  6. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 44-Bobby Labonte
  8. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  9. 87-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 28-Davey Allison

Goodwrench 200[edit]

The Goodwrench 200 was held March 2 at North Carolina Speedway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 32-Dale Jarrett
  2. 36-Kenny Wallace
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 34-Todd Bodine
  5. 7-Harry Gant
  6. 44-Bobby Labonte
  7. 5-Ed Berrier
  8. 99-Jeff Burton
  9. 59-Robert Pressley
  10. 25-Jimmy Hensley

Miller Classic[edit]

The Miller Classic was held March 10 at Martinsville Speedway. Elton Sawyer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  2. 32-Dale Jarrett
  3. 36-Kenny Wallace
  4. 44-Bobby Labonte
  5. 27-Elton Sawyer
  6. 31-Steve Grissom
  7. 63-Chuck Bown
  8. 6-Tommy Houston
  9. 75-Ward Burton
  10. 19-Cecil Eunice

Spring 200[edit]

The Spring 200 was held March 24 at Volusia County Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 36-Kenny Wallace
  2. 6-Tommy Houston
  3. 52-Butch Miller
  4. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  5. 8-David Green
  6. 86-Jeff Green
  7. 44-Bobby Labonte
  8. 34-Todd Bodine
  9. 31-Steve Grissom
  10. 63-Chuck Bown

Mountain Dew 400[edit]

The Mountain Dew 400 was held March 31 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 52-Butch Miller
  2. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  3. 87-Joe Nemechek
  4. 15-Ken Schrader
  5. 49-Ed Ferree
  6. 59-Robert Pressley
  7. 44-Bobby Labonte
  8. 34-Todd Bodine
  9. 08-Bobby Dotter
  10. 96-Tom Peck

Pontiac 200[edit]

The Pontiac 200 was held April 6 at Darlington Raceway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 32-Dale Jarrett
  2. 44-Bobby Labonte
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 29-Phil Parsons
  5. 34-Todd Bodine
  6. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  7. 87-Joe Nemechek
  8. 99-Jeff Burton
  9. 1-Jeff Gordon
  10. 96-Tom Peck

Budweiser 250[edit]

The Budweiser 250 was held April 13 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 44-Bobby Labonte
  2. 8-David Green
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 45-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 33-Ed Berrier
  6. 23-Clifford Allison
  7. 7-Harry Gant
  8. 72-Tracy Leslie
  9. 36-Kenny Wallace
  10. 63-Chuck Bown

Nestle 200[edit]

The Nestle 200 was held April 27 at Lanier Raceway. Robert Pressley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-David Green
  2. 1-Jeff Gordon
  3. 18-Mike Wallace
  4. 59-Robert Pressley
  5. 63-Chuck Bown
  6. 6-Tommy Houston
  7. 99-Jeff Burton
  8. 34-Todd Bodine
  9. 56-Dave Madar III
  10. 75-Ward Burton

Carquest 300[edit]

The Carquest 300 was held May 4 at South Boston Speedway. Steve Grissom won the pole. During this race, Gary Niece suffered a heart attack and crashed into the wall in Turn 3. He did not survive.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Jeff Burton
  2. 87-Joe Nemechek
  3. 33-Ed Berrier
  4. 08-Bobby Dotter
  5. 31-Steve Grissom
  6. 44-Bobby Labonte
  7. 27-Elton Sawyer
  8. 96-Tom Peck
  9. 79-Dave Rezendes
  10. 34-Todd Bodine

Pontiac Pacesetters 200[edit]

The Pontiac Pacesetters 200 was held May 11 at Pennsylvania International Raceway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole. Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series.

Top Ten Results

  1. 63-Chuck Bown
  2. 31-Steve Grissom
  3. 36-Kenny Wallace
  4. 8-David Green
  5. 1-Jeff Gordon
  6. 18-Mike Wallace
  7. 44-Bobby Labonte
  8. 6-Tommy Houston
  9. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 59-Robert Pressley

Champion 300[edit]

The Champion 300 was held May 25 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 92-Dick Trickle
  3. 7-Harry Gant
  4. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  5. 48-Jack Sprague
  6. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  7. 6-Tommy Houston
  8. 44-Bobby Labonte
  9. 75-Ward Burton
  10. 94-Terry Labonte

Budweiser 200[edit]

The Budweiser 200 was held June 1 at Dover International Speedway. Dave Madar III won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 34-Todd Bodine*
  2. 1-Jeff Gordon
  3. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  4. 75-Ward Burton
  5. 44-Bobby Labonte
  6. 28-Davey Allison
  7. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 31-Steve Grissom
  9. 96-Tom Peck
  10. 87-Joe Nemechek

Roses Stores 300[edit]

The Roses Stores 300 was held June 8 at Orange County Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 59-Robert Pressley
  2. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  3. 8-David Green
  4. 36-Kenny Wallace
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 44-Bobby Labonte
  7. 6-Tommy Houston
  8. 96-Tom Peck
  9. 1-Jeff Gordon
  10. 49-Ed Ferree

Granger Select 400[edit]

The Granger Select 400 was held June 15 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  2. 1-Jeff Gordon
  3. 44-Bobby Labonte
  4. 33-Ed Berrier
  5. 31-Steve Grissom
  6. 59-Robert Pressley
  7. 96-Tom Peck
  8. 72-Tracy Leslie
  9. 08-Bobby Dotter
  10. 87-Joe Nemechek

Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250[edit]

The Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250 was held June 22 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 63-Chuck Bown
  2. 59-Robert Pressley
  3. 31-Steve Grissom
  4. 36-Kenny Wallace
  5. 87-Joe Nemechek
  6. 34-Todd Bodine
  7. 96-Tom Peck
  8. 75-Ward Burton
  9. 8-David Green
  10. 33-Ed Berrier

Fay's 150[edit]

The inaugural Fay's 150 was held June 29 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole. Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series.

Top Ten Results

  1. 94-Terry Labonte
  2. 87-Joe Nemechek
  3. 4-Ernie Irvan
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 34-Todd Bodine
  6. 1-Jeff Gordon
  7. 63-Chuck Bown
  8. 75-Curtis Markham
  9. 31-Steve Grissom
  10. 8-David Green

True Value 250[edit]

The True Value 250 was held July 7 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Billy Clark won the pole. Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ricky Craven
  2. 6-Tommy Houston
  3. 34-Todd Bodine
  4. 72-Tracy Leslie
  5. 08-Bobby Dotter
  6. 99-Jeff Burton
  7. 44-Bobby Labonte
  8. 36-Kenny Wallace
  9. 31-Steve Grissom
  10. 87-Joe Nemechek

NOTE: Under NASCAR rules at the time, some Busch Series cars carried different numbers than usual; in combination Busch / Busch North races, if two cars carried the same number, the faster qualified car earned the right to the number. Some Busch Series cars carried different numbers, and Busch North Series cars, because of the numbering rule. (Ricky Craven and Jimmy Hensley both had #25, in the Busch North and Busch, respectively; Hensley was the quicker car, and ran the #25; Craven ran the #28.)

Budweiser 300[edit]

The Budweiser 300 was held July 14 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 36-Kenny Wallace
  2. 63-Chuck Bown
  3. 31-Steve Grissom
  4. 30-Michael Waltrip
  5. 10-Ernie Irvan
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 59-Robert Pressley
  8. 8-David Green
  9. 0-Dick McCabe
  10. 16-Stub Fadden

Coors Light 300[edit]

The Coors Light 300 was held July 20 at South Boston Speedway. Todd Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 31-Steve Grissom
  2. 36-Kenny Wallace
  3. 6-Tommy Houston
  4. 96-Tom Peck
  5. 11-Jack Ingram
  6. 34-Todd Bodine
  7. 67-Elton Sawyer
  8. 5-Jay Fogleman
  9. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 75-Butch Miller

Granger Select 200[edit]

The Granger Select 200 was held July 27 at New River Valley Speedway. Todd Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 63-Chuck Bown
  2. 36-Kenny Wallace
  3. 59-Robert Pressley
  4. 8-David Green
  5. 6-Tommy Houston
  6. 31-Steve Grissom
  7. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 87-Joe Nemechek
  9. 96-Tom Peck
  10. 75-Butch Miller

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held August 3 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Ward Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 44-Bobby Labonte
  2. 72-Tracy Leslie
  3. 92-Dick Trickle
  4. 63-Chuck Bown
  5. 6-Tommy Houston
  6. 97-Joe Nemechek
  7. 32-Dale Jarrett
  8. 33-Ed Berrier
  9. 11-Jack Ingram*
  10. 9-Troy Beebe

Failed to qualify: Mike Oliver (#28), John Linville (#62)

  • This was Ingram's last career start.

Texas Pete 300[edit]

The Texas Pete 300 was held August 10 at Orange County Speedway. Kenny Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  2. 59-Robert Pressley
  3. 75-Butch Miller
  4. 31-Steve Grissom
  5. 63-Chuck Bown
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 36-Kenny Wallace
  8. 5-Jay Fogleman
  9. 44-Bobby Labonte
  10. 72-Tracy Leslie

Jay Johnson 250[edit]

The Jay Johnson 250 was held August 23 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 32-Dale Jarrett
  2. 44-Bobby Labonte
  3. 1-Jeff Gordon
  4. 28-Davey Allison
  5. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  6. 36-Kenny Wallace
  7. 59-Robert Pressley
  8. 63-Chuck Bown
  9. 99-Jeff Burton
  10. 75-Butch Miller

Gatorade 200[edit]

The Gatorade 200 was held August 31 at Darlington Raceway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 30-Michael Waltrip
  3. 34-Todd Bodine
  4. 18-Dick Trickle
  5. 44-Bobby Labonte
  6. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  7. 7-Harry Gant
  8. 96-Tom Peck
  9. 79-Dave Rezendes
  10. 15-Ken Schrader

Autolite 200[edit]

The Autolite 200 was held September 6 at Richmond International Raceway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 59-Robert Pressley
  3. 32-Dale Jarrett
  4. 30-Michael Waltrip
  5. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 87-Joe Nemechek
  9. 27-Ward Burton
  10. 4-Ernie Irvan

SplitFire 200[edit]

The SplitFire 200 was held September 14 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Butch Miller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 59-Robert Pressley
  3. 27-Ward Burton
  4. 18-Dick Trickle
  5. 17-Ken Schrader
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 12-Tommy Ellis
  8. 1-Jeff Gordon
  9. 96-Tom Peck
  10. 6-Tommy Houston

All Pro 300[edit]

The All Pro 300 was held October 5 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ward Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 15-Ken Schrader
  3. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 12-Tommy Ellis
  5. 96-Tom Peck
  6. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  7. 36-Kenny Wallace
  8. 34-Todd Bodine
  9. 29-Phil Parsons
  10. 84-Bill Elliott

NE Chevy 250[edit]

The NE Chevy 250 was held October 13 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Ricky Craven won the pole. Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Ricky Craven
  2. 63-Chuck Bown
  3. 7-Harry Gant
  4. 44-Bobby Labonte
  5. 59-Robert Pressley
  6. 75-Butch Miller
  7. 99-Jeff Burton
  8. 41-Jamie Aube
  9. 47-Kelly Moore
  10. 0-Dick McCabe

NOTE: Under NASCAR rules at the time, some Busch Series cars carried different numbers than usual; in combination Busch / Busch North races, if two cars carried the same number, the faster qualified car earned the right to the number. Some Busch Series cars carried different numbers, and Busch North Series cars, because of the numbering rule. (Ricky Craven and Jimmy Hensley both had #25, in the Busch North and Busch, respectively; Hensley had to run #5 because #25 was given to Craven.)

AC-Delco 200[edit]

The AC-Delco 200 was held October 19 at North Carolina Speedway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Ernie Irvan
  2. 32-Dale Jarrett
  3. 36-Kenny Wallace
  4. 87-Joe Nemechek
  5. 7-Harry Gant
  6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 59-Robert Pressley
  8. 44-Bobby Labonte
  9. 84-Bill Elliott
  10. 34-Todd Bodine

Winston Classic[edit]

The Winston Classic was held October 27 at Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 63-Chuck Bown
  3. 32-Dale Jarrett
  4. 34-Todd Bodine
  5. 44-Bobby Labonte
  6. 27-Ward Burton
  7. 99-Jeff Burton
  8. 1-Jeff Gordon
  9. 79-Dave Rezendes
  10. 25-Jimmy Hensley

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Bobby Labonte - 4264
  2. Kenny Wallace - 4190
  3. Robert Pressley - 3929
  4. Chuck Bown - 3922
  5. Jimmy Hensley - 3916
  6. Joe Nemechek - 3902
  7. Todd Bodine - 3825
  8. Tommy Houston - 3777
  9. Tom Peck - 3746
  10. Steve Grissom - 3689
  11. Jeff Gordon - 3582
  12. Jeff Burton - 3533
  13. David Green - 3389
  14. Bobby Dotter - 3327
  15. Tracy Leslie - 3326
  16. Butch Miller - 3255
  17. Dave Rezendes - 3172
  18. Ward Burton - 3145
  19. Ed Berrier - 3067
  20. Elton Sawyer - 2481
  21. Harry Gant - 2309
  22. Troy Beebe - 2274
  23. Jay Elcon - 2208
  24. Dale Jarrett - 2172
  25. Cecil Eunice - 2097
  26. Richard Lasater - 1989
  27. Ed Ferree - 1837
  28. Dale Earnhardt - 1799
  29. Ernie Irvan - 1551
  30. Jeff Green - 1396
  31. Darrell Waltrip - 1305
  32. Davey Allison - 1303
  33. Morgan Shepherd - 1298
  34. Tommy Ellis - 1253
  35. Michael Waltrip - 1246
  36. Ken Schrader - 1180
  37. Jack Ingram - 1080
  38. Dick Trickle - 1050
  39. Mike Oliver - 1000
  40. Mike Wallace - 907
  41. Ricky Craven - 782
  42. Jim Bown - 743
  43. Jimmy Spencer - 636
  44. Jack Sprague - 629
  45. Joe Bessey - 623
  46. Mike McLaughlin - 620
  47. Phil Parsons - 605
  48. Jamie Aube - 573
  49. Terry Labonte - 560
  50. Jay Fogleman - 538
  51. Patty Moise - 494

Rookie of the Year[edit]

20-year-old Jeff Gordon, driving for the newly formed Bill Davis Racing, won Rookie of the Year honors in 1991, starting 30 of 31 races and finishing in the top-five five times. The top runner-up was David Green, who was released from his FILMAR Racing ride at season's end. Tracy Leslie, Troy Beebe, Cecil Eunice, and Richard Lasater were the only other drivers to attempt a full schedule.

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