1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
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The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 13. Dale Earnhardt of Richard Childress Racing was crowned champion at season's end, winning consecutive Winston Cups for the third time in his career and tying Richard Petty for the record of most top-level NASCAR championships with seven.

Dale Earnhardt tied Richard Petty's seven championships
Mark Martin finished second to Earnhardt for the second time in five years, 444 points behind
Rusty Wallace finished third in the championship

One of the highlights of the season occurred on August 6. The series made a highly publicized first visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Inaugural Brickyard 400.

1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Drivers[edit]

Team Car # Driver Sponsor Car Owner Crew Chief
Active Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 32 Dick Trickle Active Trucking Dean Myers Mike Hillman
A.G. Dillard Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 31 Ward Burton (R) Hardee's Alan Dillard Philippe Lopez
Bahari Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 30 Michael Waltrip Pennzoil Chuck Rider Doug Hewitt
Bill Davis Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 22 Bobby Labonte Maxwell House Bill Davis Chris Hussey
Bobby Allison Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 12 Derrike Cope Straight Arrow Bobby Allison Jimmy Fennig
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Lake Speed Ford Quality Care Bud Moore Donnie Wingo
Butch Mock Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 75 Todd Bodine Factory Stores of America Butch Mock Butch Mock
Cale Yarborough Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 98 Jeremy Mayfield (R) Fingerhut Cale Yarborough
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 17 Darrell Waltrip Western Auto Darrell Waltrip Pete Peterson
Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 29 Steve Grissom (R) Diamond Ridge Motorsports Gary Bechtel Bryant Frazier
Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Mike Wallace (R) Heilig-Meyers Junie Donlavey Junie Donlavey
Geoff Bodine Racing Ford Thunderbird 7 Geoff Bodine Exide Batteries Geoff Bodine Paul Andrews
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes Rick Hendrick Gary DeHart
24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Ray Evernham
25 Ken Schrader Kodiak Joe Hendrick Ken Howes
Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet Lumina 18 Dale Jarrett Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs Jimmy Makar
Junior Johnson & Associates Ford Thunderbird 11 Bill Elliott Budweiser Junior Johnson Mike Beam
27 Jimmy Spencer McDonald's Mike Hill
King Racing Ford Thunderbird 26 Brett Bodine Quaker State Kenny Bernstein Donnie Richeson
Larry Hedrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 41 Joe Nemechek (R) Meineke Larry Hedrick Doug Richert
Leo Jackson Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Leo Jackson Charley Pressley
Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet Lumina 71 Dave Marcis Olive Garden Helen Marcis Bob Marcis
Melling Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Phil Parsons Melling Engine Parts Harry Melling Peter Sospenzo
Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet Lumina 4 Sterling Marlin Kodak Larry McClure Tony Glover
Penske Racing Ford Thunderbird 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft Roger Penske Buddy Parrott
Petty Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix 43 Wally Dallenbach Jr.20 STP Richard Petty Robbie LoomisAll
John Andretti10 (R)
Precision Products Racing Ford Thunderbird 1 Rick Mast Skoal Classic Richard Jackson Kevin Hamlin
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Lumina 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Richard Childress Andy Petree
Robert Yates Racing Ford Thunderbird 28 Ernie Irvan21 Texaco
Havoline
Robert Yates Larry McReynoldsAll
Kenny Wallace9
Roush Racing Ford Thunderbird 6 Mark Martin Valvoline Jack Roush Steve Hmiel
16 Ted Musgrave The Family Channel Geoff Smith Robin Pemberton
Rudd Performance Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Linda Rudd Bill Ingle
SABCO Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 40 Bobby Hamilton Kendall Motor Oil Felix Sabates Jeff Hammond
42 Kyle Petty Mello Yello Jim Long
Smokin' Joe's Racing Ford Thunderbird 23 Hut Stricklin Smokin' Joe's Travis Carter Travis Carter
Stavola Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 8 Jeff Burton (R) Raybestos Billy Stavola Buddy Barnes
Tri-Star Motorsports Ford Thunderbird 19 Loy Allen Jr. (R) Hooters Mark Smith Dennis Conner
U.S. Racing Ford Thunderbird 77 Greg Sacks USAir D.K. Ulrich Tony Furr
Wood Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 21 Morgan Shepherd Citgo Glen Wood Eddie Wood

Busch Clash[edit]

The Busch Clash was held February 13 at Daytona International Speedway. Ken Schrader drew for the pole. In practice Neil Bonnett had a tire failure in turn 3 and hit the wall head-on. Bonnett died of massive head injuries.

Top Ten results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 26-Brett Bodine
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 42-Kyle Petty
  7. 11-Bill Elliott
  8. 25-Ken Schrader
  9. 2-Rusty Wallace
  10. 33-Harry Gant

Gatorade 125s[edit]

The Gatorade 125s, the qualifying races for the Daytona 500, were held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway.

Race One: Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ernie Irvan
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 5-Terry Labonte
  5. 75-Todd Bodine
  6. 25-Ken Schrader
  7. 14-John Andretti
  8. 97-Chad Little
  9. 54-Robert Pressley
  10. 27-Jimmy Spencer

Race Two: Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 4-Sterling Marlin
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 11-Bill Elliott
  5. 26-Brett Bodine
  6. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 30-Michael Waltrip
  8. 98-Derrike Cope
  9. 43-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  10. 10-Ricky Rudd

Daytona 500[edit]

Main article: 1994 Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 was held in Daytona International Speedway. Loy Allen Jr won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Sterling Marlin
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 24-Jeff Gordon
  5. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 77-Greg Sacks
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 10-Ricky Rudd
  9. 11-Bill Elliott
  10. 25-Ken Schrader

Goodwrench 500[edit]

The Goodwrench 500 was held February 27 at North Carolina Speedway. The #7 of Geoff Bodine was on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 4-Sterling Marlin
  3. 1-Rick Mast
  4. 6-Mark Martin, 1 Lap down
  5. 28-Ernie Irvan, 1 Lap down
  6. 26-Brett Bodine, 1 Lap down
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt, 1 Lap down
  8. 42-Kyle Petty, 2 Laps down
  9. 25-Ken Schrader, 3 Laps down
  10. 30-Michael Waltrip, 3 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 31-Ward Burton, 48-James Hylton, 99-Danny Sullivan, 61-Rick Carelli, 95-Jeremy Mayfield, 48-Jerry Hill, 02-T.W. Taylor

Pontiac Excitement 400[edit]

The Pontiac Excitement 400 was held March 6 at Richmond International Raceway. The #16 of Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ernie Irvan
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 42-Kyle Petty
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 1-Rick Mast
  8. 26-Brett Bodine
  9. 5-Terry Labonte
  10. 18-Dale Jarrett, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 19-Loy Allen Jr., 45-Rich Bickle, 71-Dave Marcis, 43-Wally Dallenbach Jr., 23-Hut Stricklin, 47-Billy Standridge, 61-Rick Carelli, 02-T.W. Taylor, ??-Mike Wallace

Purolator 500[edit]

The Purolator 500 was held March 13 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The #19 of Loy Allen Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ernie Irvan
  2. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  3. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  4. 8-Jeff Burton
  5. 6-Mark Martin, 1 Lap down
  6. 15-Lake Speed, 1 Lap down
  7. 77-Greg Sacks, 1 Lap down
  8. 24-Jeff Gordon, 2 Laps down
  9. 10-Ricky Rudd, 2 Laps down
  10. 27-Jimmy Spencer, 2 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 43-Wally Dallenbach Jr., 20-Buddy Baker, 61-Rick Carelli, 47-Billy Standridge, 89-Jim Sauter, 80-Jimmy Horton, 99-Danny Sullivan, 95-Jeremy Mayfield

TranSouth Financial 400[edit]

The TranSouth Financial 400 was held March 27 at Darlington Raceway. Bill Elliott won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 11-Bill Elliott
  4. 18-Dale Jarrett
  5. 15-Lake Speed
  6. 28-Ernie Irvan
  7. 25-Ken Schrader
  8. 33-Harry Gant, 1 Lap down
  9. 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
  10. 16-Ted Musgrave, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 19-Loy Allen Jr., 61-Rick Carelli, 47-Billy Standridge, 02-Curtis Markham, 57-Bob Schacht, 84-Norm Benning, 36-H.B. Bailey, 59-Andy Belmont

Food City 500[edit]

The Food City 500 was held April 10 at Bristol International Raceway. The #12 of Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 25-Ken Schrader
  3. 15-Lake Speed
  4. 7-Geoff Bodine, 1 Lap down
  5. 30-Michael Waltrip, 3 Laps down
  6. 22-Bobby Labonte, 4 Laps down
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace, 6 Laps down
  8. 4-Sterling Marlin, 9 Laps down
  9. 40-Bobby Hamilton, 12 Laps down
  10. 71-Dave Marcis, 14 Laps down

Failed to Qualify (or "Watching on TV" as said on ESPN: 14-John Andretti, 55-Jimmy Hensley, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 95-Jeremy Mayfield, 52-Brad Teague

  • Several accidents (including one during green flag pit stops) caused the big gaps amongst the Top 10 cars.

First Union 400[edit]

The First Union 400 was held April 17 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 28-Ernie Irvan
  4. 42-Kyle Petty
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  6. 10-Ricky Rudd
  7. 7-Geoff Bodine, 1 Lap down
  8. 33-Harry Gant, 1 Lap down
  9. 25-Ken Schrader, 2 Laps down
  10. 1-Rick Mast, 3 Laps down

Failed to Qualify (or "Seeing Granny" as said on ESPN): 29-Steve Grissom, 31-Ward Burton, 9-Rich Bickle, 41-Joe Nemechek, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 55-Jimmy Hensley, 90-Mike Wallace, 02-Curtis Markham, 52-Mike Skinner, 62-Freddie Query

  • This was Terry Labonte's first win since the DieHard 500 in 1989

Hanes 500[edit]

The Hanes 500 was held April 24 at Martinsville Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 75-Todd Bodine
  7. 12-Chuck Bown
  8. 1-Rick Mast, 1 Lap down
  9. 11-Bill Elliott, 1 Lap down
  10. 16-Ted Musgrave, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify (or "Gone Hunting" on ESPN): 43-Wally Dallenbach Jr., 90-Mike Wallace, 71-Dave Marcis, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 02-Curtis Markham, 89-Jim Bown, 52-Mike Skinner, 33-Harry Gant

Winston Select 500[edit]

Save Mart Supermarkets 300[edit]

The Save Mart Supermarkets 300 was held May 15 at Sears Point International Raceway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ernie Irvan
  2. 7-Geoff Bodine
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 43-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 16-Ted Musgrave
  7. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  8. 6-Mark Matin
  9. 25-Ken Schrader
  10. 33-Harry Gant

Failed to Qualify (or "Crushin' Grapes," as referred to on ESPN): 52-Scott Gaylord, 55-Jimmy Hensley, 32-Dick Trickle, 48w-Jack Sellers, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 86w-Rich Woodland Jr.

Coca-Cola 600[edit]

Main article: 1994 Coca-Cola 600

The Coca-Cola 600 was held May 29 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 7-Geoff Bodine
  4. 18-Dale Jarrett
  5. 28-Ernie Irvan
  6. 10-Ricky Rudd
  7. 33-Harry Gant, 1 Lap down
  8. 75-Todd Bodine, 2 Laps down
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt, 3 Laps down
  10. 30-Michael Waltrip, 3 Laps down
  • It was Jeff Gordon's first Winston Cup victory. The 22-year-old driver benefited from all the wrecks that day to score his first win. The rising young star cried in Victory Lane.
  • John Andretti, who finished 10th in the Indianapolis 500 earlier that day, finished the 600 in 36th. He became the first driver to run both races in the same day.

Failed to Qualify: 55-Jimmy Hensley, 71-Dave Marcis, 44-Bobby Hillin Jr., 89-Jim Sauter

Budweiser 500[edit]

The Budweiser 500 was held June 5 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 25-Ken Schrader
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 24-Jeff Gordon
  6. 17-Darrell Waltrip, 1 Lap down
  7. 30-Michael Waltrip, 1 Lap down
  8. 4-Sterling Marlin, 2 Laps down
  9. 23-Hut Stricklin, 2 Laps down
  10. 43-Wally Dallenbach, Jr., 3 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 84-Norm Benning, 59-Andy Belmont

UAW-GM Teamwork 500[edit]

The UAW-GM Teamwork 500 was held June 12 at Pocono Raceway. Rusty Wallace won the pole. Chuck Bown was injured in a crash with Sterling Marlin and was out for the season.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 25-Ken Schrader
  4. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 24-Jeff Gordon
  7. 28-Ernie Irvan
  8. 26-Brett Bodine
  9. 1-Rick Mast
  10. 11-Bill Elliott

Failed to Qualify: 47-Billy Standridge, 59-Andy Belmont

Miller Genuine Draft 400[edit]

The Miller Genuine Draft 400 was held June 19 at Michigan International Speedway. The #19 of Loy Allen Jr. was on the pole. Tim Steele replaced the injured Chuck Bown in the #12 for Bobby Allison Motorsports.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 10-Ricky Rudd
  5. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 25-Ken Schrader
  7. 41-Joe Nemechek
  8. 30-Michael Waltrip
  9. 16-Ted Musgrave
  10. 17-Darrell Waltrip

Failed to Qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 90-Mike Wallace, 80-Jimmy Horton, 52-Brad Teague, 34-Bob Brevak, 47-Billy Standridge, 32-Dick Trickle, 36-H.B. Bailey, 61-Rick Carelli, 43-Wally Dallenbach Jr.

Pepsi 400[edit]

The Pepsi 400 was held July 2 at Daytona International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole. Jimmy Spencer passed Ernie Irvan on the last lap (the only lap he led) to score his first Winston Cup win.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27-Jimmy Spencer
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 25-Ken Schrader
  6. 7-Geoff Bodine
  7. 75-Todd Bodine
  8. 24-Jeff Gordon
  9. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  10. 15-Lake Speed

Failed to Qualify(Flippin' Burgers as on ESPN): 52-Brad Teague, 20-Bobby Hillin Jr., 80-Joe Ruttman, 43-Wally Dallenbach Jr., 47-Billy Standridge, 0-Delma Cowart

Slick 50 300[edit]

The Slick 50 300 was held July 10 at New Hampshire International Speedway. The #28 of Ernie Irvan was on the pole. Ricky Rudd scored the first win for his own team, Rudd Performance Motorsports.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Ricky Rudd
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 75-Todd Bodine
  6. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 16-Ted Musgrave
  8. 42-Kyle Petty
  9. 1-Rick Mast
  10. 4-Sterling Marlin

Failed to Qualify: 19-Loy Allen Jr., 43-Wally Dallenbach Jr., 54-Robert Pressley, 62-Joe Bessey, 38-Jamie Aube

Miller Genuine Draft 500[edit]

The Miller Genuine Draft 500 was held July 17 at Pocono Raceway. Geoff Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Geoff Bodine
  2. 31-Ward Burton
  3. 41-Joe Nemechek
  4. 8-Jeff Burton
  5. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 10-Ricky Rudd
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 24-Jeff Gordon, 1 Lap down
  9. 2-Rusty Wallace, 1 Lap down
  10. 18-Dale Jarrett, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 55-Jimmy Hensley, 32-Dick Trickle, 99-Phil Parsons, 65-Jerry O'Neil

DieHard 500[edit]

The DieHard 500 was held July 24 at Talladega Superspeedway. The #3 of Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27-Jimmy Spencer
  2. 11-Bill Elliott
  3. 28-Ernie Irvan
  4. 25-Ken Schrader
  5. 4-Sterling Marlin
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 10-Ricky Rudd
  8. 43-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  9. 44-Kenny Wallace
  10. 5-Terry Labonte

Failed to Qualify: 45-Rich Bickle, 32-Dick Trickle, 53-Ritchie Petty, 02-Derrike Cope, 31-Ward Burton, 95-Ben Hess, 47-Billy Standridge, 80-Joe Ruttman, 0-Delma Cowart, 89-Ronnie Sanders

  • Buzz Aldrin, one of the first humans to walk on the moon, served as the grand marshal for this race. Instead of the traditional command to start engines, he said "Drivers, energize your groundcraft."

Brickyard 400[edit]

Main article: 1994 Brickyard 400
  • Ernie Irvan was holding off Jeff Gordon up until 5 to go when his right front tire cut down and Gordon took the lead.
  • "Years from today when 79 stock car races have been run here we'll remember the name Jeff Gordon! Winner of the inaugural Brickyard 400!"-Bob Jenkins talking as Jeff Gordon crossed the start/finish line to win the race.

The Bud At The Glen[edit]

The Bud At The Glen was held August 14 at Watkins Glen International. Mark Martin won the pole. Derrike Cope made his debut in the #12 Ford after Tim Steele was fired after failing to qualify (by quite a lot of time) for the previous Saturday's Brickyard 400.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 25-Ken Schrader
  5. 10-Ricky Rudd
  6. 5-Terry Labonte
  7. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  8. 41-Joe Nemechek
  9. 24-Jeff Gordon
  10. 33-Harry Gant

Failed to Qualify: 00-Scott Gaylord, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 98-Jeremy Mayfield, 90-Mike Wallace, 50-Brian Bonner

GM Goodwrench Dealer 400[edit]

The GM Goodwrench Dealer 400 was held August 21 at Michigan International Speedway. Geoff Bodine won the pole. During the weekend for this race, Ernie Irvan wrecked his #28 in Turn 2 for a practice run, and suffered near-fatal head, chest, and lung injuries. The team withdrew from the race. Other changes included John Andretti replacing Wally Dallenbach Jr. in the #43 STP Pontiac at Petty Enterprises and started on the front row for the first time since Richard Petty did in 1992 at Daytona.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Geoff Bodine
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 1-Rick Mast
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 22-Bobby Labonte
  6. 42-Kyle Petty
  7. 11-Bill Elliott, 1 Lap down
  8. 5-Terry Labonte, 1 Lap down
  9. 17-Darrell Waltrip, 1 Lap down
  10. 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 40-Bobby Hamilton, 23-Hut Stricklin, 55-Jimmy Hensley, 54-Robert Pressley, 59-Andy Belmont, 82-Laura Lane, 52-Brad Teague, 34-Bob Brevak

Goody's 500[edit]

The Goody's 500 was held August 27 at Bristol International Raceway. Harry Gant won the pole. Kenny Wallace began his duties driving in substitution for the injured Ernie Irvan, a role that lasted the rest of the season.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 11-Bill Elliott
  6. 4-Sterling Marlin
  7. 30-Michael Waltrip
  8. 75-Todd Bodine
  9. 33-Harry Gant, 1 Lap down
  10. 1-Rick Mast, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 95-Jeff Green, 27-Jimmy Spencer, 71-Dave Marcis, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 55-Jimmy Hensley, 14-Phil Parsons

Mountain Dew Southern 500[edit]

The Mountain Dew Southern 500 was held September 4 at Darlington Raceway. The #7 of Geoff Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 11-Bill Elliott
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  4. 10-Ricky Rudd
  5. 4-Sterling Marlin
  6. 24-Jeff Gordon, 1 Lap down
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace, 1 Lap down
  8. 8-Jeff Burton, 1 Lap down
  9. 18-Dale Jarrett, 2 Laps down
  10. 5-Terry Labonte, 2 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 61-Rick Carelli, 57-Bob Schacht

Miller Genuine Draft 400[edit]

The Miller Genuine Draft 400 was held September 10 at Richmond International Raceway. The #16 of Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 10-Ricky Rudd
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 29-Steve Grissom
  8. 26-Brett Bodine, 1 Lap down
  9. 25-Ken Schrader, 1 Lap down
  10. 17-Darrell Waltrip, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 47-Billy Standridge, 51-Dirk Stephens, 80-Joe Ruttman, 9-Phil Parsons, 52-Brad Teague, 01-Billy Ogle, Jr., 8-Jeff Burton

SplitFire Spark Plug 500[edit]

The SplitFire Spark Plug 500 was held September 18 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Geoff Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  4. 25-Ken Schrader
  5. 7-Geoff Bodine
  6. 42-Kyle Petty
  7. 5-Terry Labonte
  8. 29-Steve Grissom, 1 Lap down
  9. 15-Lake Speed, 1 Lap down
  10. 21-Morgan Shepherd, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 84-Norm Benning, 79-Doug French, 47-Billy Standridge

  • Mark Martin was leading with 6 laps to go when he tangled with the lapped car of Ricky Rudd. Rusty Wallace assumed the lead and soon had a blown tire (possibly by running over debris). The race finished under caution and Rusty kept the lead.

Goody's 500[edit]

The Goody's 500 was held September 25 at Martinsville Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 11-Bill Elliott
  4. 28-Kenny Wallace
  5. 18-Dale Jarrett
  6. 25-Ken Schrader
  7. 4-Sterling Marlin, 1 Lap down
  8. 33-Harry Gant, 1 Lap down
  9. 16-Ted Musgrave, 1 Lap down
  10. 17-Darrell Waltrip, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 20-Bobby Hillin Jr., 19-Loy Allen Jr., 55-Tim Fedewa, 98-Jeremy Mayfield

Tyson Holly Farms 400[edit]

The Tyson Holly Farms 400 was held October 2 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The #27 of Jimmy Spencer won his first career Winston Cup pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Geoff Bodine
  2. 5-Terry Labonte, 1 Lap down
  3. 1-Rick Mast, 1 Lap down
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace, 1 Lap down
  5. 6-Mark Martin, 2 Laps down
  6. 11-Bill Elliott, 2 Laps down
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt, 2 Laps down
  8. 24-Jeff Gordon, 2 Laps down
  9. 16-Ted Musgrave, 3 Laps down
  10. 28-Kenny Wallace, 3 Laps down

Failed to qualify: 90-Mike Wallace, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 55-Tim Fedewa, 52-Brad Teague, 18-Dale Jarrett, 75-Todd Bodine

  • This is the last time that a driver won a Winston Cup race by a lap or more.

Mello Yello 500[edit]

The Mello Yello 500 was held October 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The #31 of Ward Burton won the pole. Dale Jarrett won despite failing to qualify the previous week.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Dale Jarrett
  2. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 25-Ken Schrader
  5. 15-Lake Speed
  6. 26-Brett Bodine
  7. 5-Terry Labonte
  8. 12-Derrike Cope
  9. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  10. 30-Michael Waltrip, Accident

Failed to Qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 9-Phil Parsons, 67-Ken Bouchard, 55-Butch Miller, 02-Brad Noffsinger, 52-Brad Teague, 78-Pancho Carter, 53-Kirk Shelmerdine, 84-Norm Benning, 95-Ben Hess, 45-Rich Bickle, 0-Delma Cowart

AC Delco 500[edit]

The AC Delco 500 was held October 23 at North Carolina Speedway. Ricky Rudd won the pole. Dale Earnhardt clinched his 7th Winston Cup championship by winning the race.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 1-Rick Mast
  3. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  4. 10-Ricky Rudd
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 11-Bill Elliott
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 32-Dick Trickle
  9. 31-Ward Burton, 1 Lap down
  10. 15-Lake Speed, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 02-Brad Noffsinger, 52-Brad Teague, 84-Norm Benning

Slick 50 500[edit]

The Slick 50 500 was held October 30 at Phoenix International Raceway. Sterling Marlin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 4-Sterling Marlin
  4. 24-Jeff Gordon, 1 Lap down
  5. 16-Ted Musgrave, 1 Lap down
  6. 42-Kyle Petty, 1 Lap down
  7. 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
  8. 7-Geoff Bodine, 1 Lap down
  9. 18-Dale Jarrett, 2 Laps down
  10. 17-Darrell Waltrip, 2 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 51-Jeff Purvis, 02-Brad Noffsinger, 00-Scott Gaylord, 07-Doug George, 81w-Jeff Davis, 90w-Joe Heath, 86w-Rich Woodland Jr., 92w-John Krebs, 22w-St. James Davis, 95w-Lance Wade, 58w-Wayne Jacks

  • The final 189 laps of the race were all under green-flag conditions, causing the unusual gaps among the lead cars.

Hooters 500[edit]

The Hooters 500 was held November 13 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The #77 of Greg Sacks won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 75-Todd Bodine
  4. 15-Lake Speed
  5. 90-Mike Wallace
  6. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 12-Derrike Cope, 1 Lap down
  8. 5-Terry Labonte, 2 Laps down
  9. 18-Dale Jarrett, 2 Laps down
  10. 30-Michael Waltrip, 2 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 55-Tim Fedewa, 98-Jeremy Mayfield, 64-Gary Wright, 47-Billy Standridge, 32-Dick Trickle, 45-Rich Bickle, 71-Dave Marcis, 80-Joe Ruttman, 35-Bill Venturini, 53-Brad Teague, 61-Rick Carelli, 34-Bob Brevak, 50-Brian Bonner

  • [Jimmy Means last start in the cup series as an owner with Gary Bradberry driving].

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt – 4694
  2. 6-Mark Martin – 4250
  3. 2-Rusty Wallace – 4207
  4. 25-Ken Schrader – 4060
  5. 10-Ricky Rudd – 4050
  6. 21-Morgan Shepherd – 4029
  7. 5-Terry Labonte – 3876
  8. 24-Jeff Gordon – 3776
  9. 17-Darrell Waltrip – 3688
  10. 11-Bill Elliott – 3617
  11. 15-Lake Speed – 3565
  12. 30-Michael Waltrip – 3512
  13. 16-Ted Musgrave – 3477
  14. 4-Sterling Marlin – 3443
  15. 42-Kyle Petty – 3339
  16. 18-Dale Jarrett – 3298
  17. 7-Geoff Bodine – 3297
  18. 1-Rick Mast – 3238
  19. 26-Brett Bodine – 3159
  20. 75-Todd Bodine – 3048
  21. 22-Bobby Labonte – 3038
  22. 28-Ernie Irvan – 3026
  23. 40-Bobby Hamilton – 2749
  24. 8-Jeff Burton – 2726
  25. 33-Harry Gant – 2720
  26. 23-Hut Stricklin – 2711
  27. 41-Joe Nemechek – 2673
  28. 29-Steve Grissom – 2660
  29. 27-Jimmy Spencer – 2613
  30. 12-Derrike Cope – 2612
  31. 77-Greg Sacks – 2593
  32. 43-John Andretti – 2299
  33. 90-Mike Wallace – 2191
  34. 32-Dick Trickle – 2019
  35. 31-Ward Burton – 1971
  36. 71-Dave Marcis – 1910
  37. 98-Jeremy Mayfield – 1673
  38. 43-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. – 1493
  39. 19-Loy Allen Jr. – 1468
  40. 28-Kenny Wallace – 1413
  41. 55-Jimmy Hensley – 1394
  42. 12-Chuck Bown – 1211
  43. 9-Rich Bickle – 849
  44. 20-Bobby Hillin, Jr. – 749
  45. 53-Brad Teague – 548
  46. 51-Jeff Purvis – 484
  47. 47-Billy Standridge – 404
  48. 02-Randy LaJoie – 312
  49. 61-Rick Carelli – 283
  50. Phil Parsons – 243

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Jeff Burton, driving the #8 Ford for Stavola Brothers Racing, was named Rookie of the Year for 1994, posting two top-five finishes. He was followed by fellow Busch Series graduates Steve Grissom and Joe Nemechek, each of whom had three top-ten finishes. Loy Allen Jr., despite three poles, struggled to find consistency and finished far back in the standings, while Jeremy Mayfield and John Andretti bounced around different rides throughout the season. Mike Wallace (who started the year at Atlanta in March) and Jeff's older brother Ward were plagued by qualifying troubles all season long. Billy Standridge and Rich Bickle ran partial schedules and were not a factor.

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