1994 NASCAR Busch Series

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1994 NASCAR Busch Series season
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David Green, the 1994 Busch Series champion

The 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 19 and ended October 22. David Green of Labonte Motorsports won the championship.

1994 Team Chart[edit]

List of full-time teams at the start of 1994.

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s)
Alliance Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 59 Dennis Setzer (R) Alliance Training Centers Daniel Welch
Akins-Sutton Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 38 Elton Sawyer Ford Motor Credit Bob Sutton
BACE Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 74 Johnny Benson (R) Staff America Bill Baumgardner
Beverly Racing Chevrolet Lumina 25 Hermie Sadler Virginia is For Lovers Don Beverly
Cooper Racing Chevrolet Lumina 56 Ronald Cooper Johnny Cotton Lewis Cooper
D-R Racing Chevrolet Lumina 08 Bobby Dotter DeWalt Industrial Tools Ed Reizen
Day Enterprises Chevrolet Lumina 16 Chad Chaffin (R) 31-W Insulation Wayne Day
Ferree Racing Chevrolet Lumina 46 Shawna Robinson Panasonic Ed Ferree
FILMAR Racing Ford Thunderbird 8 Kenny Wallace TIC Financial Systems Filbert Marcotti
Grissom Racing Enterprises Chevrolet Lumina 31 Tom Peck Channellock Tools Wayne Grissom
Henderson Brothers Racing Chevrolet Lumina 75 Doug Heveron Food Country USA Charlie Henderson
Hensley Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 63 Jim Bown Luck's Food Stores Hubert Hensley
Houston Racing Ford Thunderbird 6 Tommy Houston Luxaire Tommy Houston
J&J Racing Chevrolet Lumina 99 Robert Pressley n/a Bill Papke
Joe Bessey Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 97 Joe Bessey Johnson Industries Nancy Bessey
K.R. Rezendes, Inc. Ford Thunderbird 79 Dave Rezendes Lipton Tea Dave Rezendes
KEL Racing Chevrolet Lumina 57 Jason Keller Budget Gourmet Joe Keller
Key Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 05 Tommy Ellis Moen Faucets Curtis Key
Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 14 Terry Labonte MW Windows Bob Labonte
44 David Green Slim Jim
Lasater Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 5 Richard Lasater Body Alarm Dan Lasater
Laughlin Racing Products Ford Thunderbird 35 Randy Porter (R) Cincinnati Milacron Mike Laughlin
Lepage Racing Chevrolet Lumina 71 Kevin Lepage (R) Vermont Teddy Bear Kevin Lepage
Levin Racing Chevrolet Lumina 19 Kirk Shelmerdine (R) n/a Carol Levin
Mark Rypien Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 23 Chad Little If It's Paper Mark Rypien
Mark Thomas Racing Chevrolet Lumina 96 Stevie Reeves (R) Clabber Girl Mark Thomas
Martin Racing Chevrolet Lumina 92 Larry Pearson Stanley Tools Mac Martin
Moroso Racing Ford Thunderbird 20 Randy LaJoie Fina Lube Dick Moroso
NLW Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 0 Mike Garvey (R) Olive Garden Ned LaWarre
Owen Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Mike Wallace FDP Brakes Barry Owen
Parker Racing Chevrolet Lumina 72 Tracy Leslie MGM Brakes Ron Parker
Payne Racing Chevrolet Lumina 27 Roy Payne n/a Curtis Payne
Petty Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix 43 Rodney Combs Black Flag Richard Petty
Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet Lumina 29 Phil Parsons Matchbox Marcia Parsons
RaDiUs Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 55 Tim Fedewa n/a Ray DeWitt
RC Racing Chevrolet Lumina 2 Ricky Craven DuPont Refinishes Ricky Craven
Roush Racing Ford Thunderbird 60 Mark Martin Winn-Dixie Jack Roush
Team 34 Chevrolet Lumina 34 Mike McLaughlin Fiddle Faddle Frank Cicci
Whitaker Racing Chevrolet Lumina 7 Harry Gant Manheim Auctions Ed Whitaker
Whitcomb Racing Ford Thunderbird 15 Dirk Stephens (R) n/a Bob Whitcomb

Goody's 300[edit]

The Goody's 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway. The #30 of Michael Waltrip won the pole and ran well until he lost the right half of his rear spoiler late in the race.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 32-Dale Jarrett
  3. 23-Chad Little
  4. 14-Terry Labonte
  5. 28-Ernie Irvan
  6. 4-Sterling Marlin
  7. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  8. 8-Kenny Wallace
  9. 99-Robert Pressley
  10. 31-Tom Peck

Goodwrench 200[edit]

The Goodwrench 200 was held February 26 at North Carolina Speedway. Robert Pressley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Terry Labonte
  2. 7-Harry Gant
  3. 25-Hermie Sadler
  4. 20-Randy LaJoie
  5. 99-Robert Pressley
  6. 31-Tom Peck
  7. 56-Ronald Cooper
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 59-Dennis Setzer
  10. 9-Mike Wallace

Hardee's 250[edit]

The Hardee's 250 was held March 5 at Richmond International Raceway. The #44 of David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 87-Joe Nemechek
  2. 8-Kenny Wallace
  3. 7-Harry Gant
  4. 38-Elton Sawyer
  5. 25-Hermie Sadler
  6. 14-Terry Labonte
  7. 2-Ricky Craven
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 55-Tim Fedewa
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Busch Light 300[edit]

The Busch Light 300 was held March 12 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The #46 of Shawna Robinson* won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 92-Larry Pearson
  3. 35-Randy Porter
  4. 14-Terry Labonte
  5. 72-Tracy Leslie
  6. 97-Joe Bessey
  7. 20-Randy LaJoie
  8. 59-Dennis Setzer
  9. 32-Dale Jarrett
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt

Notable DNQ's: 25-Hermie Sadler, 38-Elton Sawyer (both bought rides and still competed in the race)

  • Shawna Robinson became the first woman to win a pole in either of NASCAR's major touring series with this pole. However, she crashed on the first lap of the race with Joe Nemechek after Mike Wallace made it three-wide going into turn 3. Both Robinson and Nemechek accused Wallace of claiming that he was going to wreck Robinson (and then doing it just like he said he would. Wallace denied this. No punishment was accessed in the aftermath.

Miller 500[edit]

The Miller 500 was held March 20 at Martinsville Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Terry Labonte
  2. 44-David Green
  3. 8-Kenny Wallace
  4. 20-Randy LaJoie
  5. 75-Doug Heveron
  6. 92-Larry Pearson
  7. 55-Tim Fedewa
  8. 00-Johnny Rumley
  9. 43-Rodney Combs
  10. 05-Tommy Ellis

Mark III Vans 200[edit]

The Mark III Vans 200 was held March 26 at Darlington Raceway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 92-Larry Pearson
  3. 20-Randy LaJoie
  4. 8-Kenny Wallace
  5. 7-Harry Gant
  6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 30-Michael Waltrip
  8. 29-Phil Parsons
  9. 55-Tim Fedewa
  10. 25-Hermie Sadler

Sundrop 400[edit]

The Sundrop 400 was held April 3 at Hickory Motor Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Ricky Craven
  2. 20-Randy LaJoie
  3. 44-David Green
  4. 74-Johnny Benson
  5. 6-Tommy Houston
  6. 31-Tom Peck
  7. 72-Tracy Leslie
  8. 00-Johnny Rumley
  9. 25-Hermie Sadler
  10. 99-Robert Pressley -1

Goody's 250[edit]

The Goody's 250 was held April 9 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The #60 of Mark Martin* won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 44-David Green
  2. 6-Tommy Houston
  3. 17-Jeff Green
  4. 32-Dale Jarrett
  5. 63-Jim Bown
  6. 92-Larry Pearson
  7. 7-Harry Gant
  8. 82-Derrike Cope
  9. 64-Phil Parsons
  10. 43-Rodney Combs
  • Mark Martin was leading this race at the white flag under caution and had the race won. Apparently confused by other drivers (Tommy Houston and Tracy Leslie) pulling alongside and waving to him like the race was already over, Martin pulled off the track to go to victory lane approximately 400 feet short of the finish line. This gifted David Green his only victory of 1994.

Pantry Stores 300[edit]

The final* Pantry Stores 300 was held April 30 at Orange County Speedway. The #57 of Jason Keller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Hermie Sadler
  2. 59-Dennis Setzer
  3. 8-Kenny Wallace
  4. 74-Johnny Benson -1
  5. 2-Ricky Craven -1
  6. 05-Tommy Ellis -1
  7. 63-Jim Bown -1
  8. 92-Larry Pearson -1
  9. 02-Michael Ritch -2
  10. 08-Bobby Dotter -3
  • This was Sadler's last career NASCAR Busch Series victory.

NE Chevy 250[edit]

The NE Chevy 250 was held May 7 at New Hampshire International Speedway. The #33 of Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 82-Derrike Cope
  2. 08-Bobby Dotter
  3. 52-Ken Schrader
  4. 8-Kenny Wallace
  5. 23-Chad Little
  6. 44-David Green
  7. 92-Larry Pearson
  8. 59-Dennis Setzer
  9. 71-Kevin Lepage -1
  10. 34-Mike McLaughlin -2

Meridian Advantage 200[edit]

The Meridian Advantage 200 was held May 22 at Nazareth Speedway. Kenny Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Ricky Craven
  2. 38-Elton Sawyer
  3. 9-Mike Wallace
  4. 44-David Green
  5. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 08-Bobby Dotter
  7. 55-Tim Fedewa
  8. 8-Kenny Wallace
  9. 59-Dennis Setzer
  10. 72-Tracy Leslie

Champion 300[edit]

The Champion 300 was held May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The #88 of Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 29-Phil Parsons
  2. 60-Mark Martin
  3. 30-Michael Waltrip
  4. 27-Roy Payne
  5. 28-Ernie Irvan -1
  6. 99-Robert Pressley -1
  7. 56-Ronald Cooper -1
  8. 14-Terry Labonte -1
  9. 34-Mike McLaughlin -1
  10. 97-Joe Bessey -1
  • This was Parsons' last career NASCAR victory.

Goodwrench/Delco 200[edit]

The Goodwrench/Delco 200 was held June 4 at Dover International Speedway. Ricky Craven won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Mike Wallace*
  2. 14-Terry Labonte
  3. 60-Mark Martin
  4. 64-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 2-Ricky Craven
  6. 55-Tim Fedewa
  7. 99-Robert Pressley
  8. 57-Jason Keller
  9. 87-Joe Nemechek
  10. 72-Tracy Leslie

Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250[edit]

The Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250 was held June 11 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The #57 of Jason Keller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 38-Elton Sawyer*
  2. 8-Kenny Wallace
  3. 2-Ricky Craven
  4. 99-Robert Pressley
  5. 23-Chad Little
  6. 44-David Green
  7. 08-Bobby Dotter
  8. 63-Jim Bown
  9. 43-Rodney Combs
  10. 92-Larry Pearson

Fay's 150[edit]

The Fay's 150 was held June 25 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Ricky Craven won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Terry Labonte
  2. 08-Bobby Dotter*
  3. 72-Tracy Leslie
  4. 44-David Green
  5. 25-Hermie Sadler
  6. 99-Robert Pressley
  7. 2-Ricky Craven
  8. 23-Chad Little
  9. 92-Larry Pearson
  10. 46-Shawna Robinson
  • Bobby Dotter suffered injuries in a crash during the Goodwrench/Delco 200 at Dover. Dotter started the 150 mile event, but ended up requiring relief from road racer Scott Lagasse. Since Dotter started the race, he got credit for the finish.

Havoline 250[edit]

The Havoline 250 was held July 3 at The Milwaukee Mile. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Mike Wallace
  2. 44-David Green
  3. 74-Johnny Benson
  4. 33-Bobby Labonte
  5. 8-Kenny Wallace
  6. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  7. 23-Chad Little
  8. 38-Elton Sawyer
  9. 59-Dennis Setzer
  10. 2-Ricky Craven

Ford Credit 300[edit]

The Ford Credit 300 was held July 16 at South Boston Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 59-Dennis Setzer
  2. 25-Hermie Sadler
  3. 74-Johnny Benson
  4. 44-David Green
  5. 23-Chad Little
  6. 99-Robert Pressley
  7. 72-Tracy Leslie
  8. 9-Nathan Buttke
  9. 79-Dave Rezendes
  10. 63-Jim Bown

Fram Filter 300K[edit]

The Fram Filter 300K was held July 23 at Talladega Superspeedway. Jeff Purvis won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 52-Ken Schrader
  2. 14-Terry Labonte
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 4-Sterling Marlin
  5. 51-Jeff Purvis
  6. 23-Chad Little
  7. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 9-Mike Wallace
  9. 25-Hermie Sadler
  10. 72-Tracy Leslie

The Pantry 300[edit]

The Pantry 300 was held July 31 at Hickory Motor Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 59-Dennis Setzer
  2. 8-Kenny Wallace
  3. 44-David Green
  4. 75-Doug Heveron
  5. 92-Larry Pearson
  6. 25-Hermie Sadler
  7. 2-Ricky Craven
  8. 23-Chad Little
  9. 08-Bobby Dotter
  10. 55-Tim Fedewa
  • This was Setzer's last career NASCAR Busch Series victory.

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held Friday night August 5 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Mike Wallace
  2. 6-Tommy Houston
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 59-Dennis Setzer
  5. 23-Chad Little
  6. 2-Ricky Craven
  7. 44-David Green
  8. 8-Kenny Wallace
  9. 57-Jason Keller
  10. 08-Bobby Dotter
  • After several years of mid-summer races, and various dates ranging from June to August, in 1994 the Kroger 200 was permanently planted as a support race for the new Winston Cup Brickyard 400 at nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With the Brickyard 400 being held on a Saturday, the Kroger 200 was scheduled for Friday night. A huge sell-out crowd for the Kroger 200 saw extra bleachers erected at the oval, with thousands of additional fans in town that weekend for the inaugural stock car race at Indy.

Detroit Gasket 200[edit]

The Detroit Gasket 200 was held August 20 at Michigan International Speedway. Derrike Cope won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 33-Bobby Labonte
  2. 23-Chad Little
  3. 60-Mark Martin
  4. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  5. 64-Dick Trickle
  6. 59-Dennis Setzer
  7. 55-Tim Fedewa
  8. 25-Hermie Sadler
  9. 92-Larry Pearson
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Food City 250[edit]

The Food City 250 was held August 26 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Kenny Wallace
  2. 52-Ken Schrader
  3. 44-David Green
  4. 2-Ricky Craven
  5. 64-Dick Trickle
  6. 57-Jason Keller
  7. 72-Tracy Leslie
  8. 74-Johnny Benson
  9. 14-Terry Labonte
  10. 28-Mark Martin

Gatorade 200[edit]

The Gatorade 200 was held September 3 at Darlington Raceway. Randy LaJoie won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 32-Dale Jarrett
  3. 9-Mike Wallace
  4. 74-Johnny Benson
  5. 23-Chad Little
  6. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  7. 92-Larry Pearson
  8. 2-Ricky Craven
  9. 38-Elton Sawyer
  10. 59-Dennis Setzer

Autolite 250[edit]

The Autolite 250 was held September 9 at Richmond International Raceway. Jason Keller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Kenny Wallace
  2. 60-Mark Martin
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 14-Terry Labonte
  5. 31-Steve Grissom
  6. 74-Johnny Benson
  7. 30-Michael Waltrip
  8. 44-David Green
  9. 92-Larry Pearson
  10. 33-Bobby Labonte

SplitFire 200[edit]

The SplitFire 200 was held September 17 at Dover International Speedway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 74-Johnny Benson
  2. 7-Harry Gant
  3. 2-Ricky Craven
  4. 57-Jason Keller
  5. 25-Hermie Sadler
  6. 20-Randy LaJoie
  7. 99-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  8. 29-Phil Parsons
  9. 14-Terry Labonte
  10. 97-Joe Bessey

All Pro 300[edit]

The All Pro 300 was held October 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Terry Labonte
  2. 60-Mark Martin
  3. 82-Derrike Cope
  4. 23-Chad Little
  5. 38-Elton Sawyer
  6. 63-Jim Bown
  7. 4-Sterling Marlin
  8. 2-Ricky Craven
  9. 20-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 76-Jeff Green
  • This was Dale Earnhardt's last Busch Series race. He dropped out after just five laps due to engine failure.

Advance Auto 500[edit]

The Advance Auto 500 was held October 16 at Martinsville Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Kenny Wallace
  2. 44-David Green
  3. 9-Mike Wallace
  4. 55-Tim Fedewa
  5. 23-Chad Little
  6. 14-Terry Labonte
  7. 08-Bobby Dotter
  8. 2-Ricky Craven
  9. 6-Tommy Houston
  10. 57-Jason Keller

AC-Delco 200[edit]

The AC-Delco 200 was held October 22 at North Carolina Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 30-Michael Waltrip
  3. 2-Ricky Craven
  4. 7-Harry Gant
  5. 23-Chad Little
  6. 8-Kenny Wallace
  7. 9-Mike Wallace
  8. 74-Johnny Benson
  9. 20-Randy LaJoie
  10. 43-Robert Pressley

Final points standings[edit]

  1. David Green - 3725
  2. Ricky Craven - 3679
  3. Chad Little - 3662
  4. Kenny Wallace - 3554
  5. Hermie Sadler - 3466
  6. Johnny Benson - 3303
  7. Bobby Dotter - 3299
  8. Larry Pearson - 3277
  9. Dennis Setzer - 3273
  10. Tim Fedewa - 3125
  11. Tracy Leslie - 3088
  12. Robert Pressley - 3043
  13. Mike McLaughlin - 2986
  14. Elton Sawyer - 2873
  15. Jim Bown - 2853
  16. Randy LaJoie - 2837
  17. Jason Keller - 2767
  18. Terry Labonte - 2720
  19. Mike Wallace - 2679
  20. Mark Martin - 2132
  21. Rodney Combs - 2131
  22. Dave Rezendes - 1992
  23. Harry Gant - 1939
  24. Kevin Lepage - 1865
  25. Phil Parsons - 1839
  26. Stevie Reeves - 1817
  27. Doug Heveron - 1780
  28. Tommy Houston - 1658
  29. Roy Payne - 1640
  30. Randy Porter - 1525
  31. Dirk Stephens - 1317
  32. Derrike Cope - 1314
  33. Johnny Rumley - 1276
  34. Dale Earnhardt - 1188
  35. Bobby Labonte - 1188
  36. Dale Jarrett - 1176
  37. Joe Bessey - 1152
  38. Ken Schrader - 1128
  39. Tom Peck - 1090
  40. Joe Nemechek - 1065
  41. Michael Waltrip - 983
  42. Mike Garvey - 963
  43. Steve Grissom - 921
  44. Sterling Marlin - 810
  45. Morgan Shepherd - 780
  46. Tommy Ellis - 753
  47. Shawna Robinson - 742
  48. Robbie Reiser - 735
  49. Nathan Buttke - 716
  50. Ronald Cooper - 642

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Grand Rapids, Michigan native Johnny Benson won the Busch Series Rookie of the Year award in 1994, winning once and finishing sixth in points, followed closely by Dennis Setzer, a two-time winner on the circuit. Kevin Lepage and Stevie Reeves were the only others drivers who attempted the season on a full-time basis that season.

See also[edit]

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