1995 NASCAR Busch Series

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1995 NASCAR Busch Series season
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Johnny Benson, the 1995 Busch Series champion

The 1995 NASCAR Busch Series Season was held February 18 and ended November 5. Johnny Benson of BACE Motorsports won the championship.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Complete schedule[edit]

Team Manufacturer No. Race Driver Crew Chief Rounds
Akins-Sutton Motorsports Ford 38 Elton Sawyer Danny Marshburn Full
American Equipment Racing Chevrolet 95 John Tanner (R) Butch Enders 8
Ward Burton 12
Ed Berrier 3
Butch Leitzinger 1
BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 74 Johnny Benson, Jr. Steve Bird Full
Beverly Racing Chevrolet 25 Kirk Shelmerdine (R) Billy Thurston 7
Johnny Rumley 19
Bown Racing Chevrolet 51 Jim Bown Dick Bown 22
5 1
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 3 Jeff Green Don Hawk Full
Doug Taylor Motorsports Chevrolet 40 Patty Moise Doug Taylor Full
Group III Racing Ford 18 L. W. Miller (R) Mark Connolly 8
Randy Porter 10
Dennis Setzer 1
Tom Peck 4
Ed Berrier 1
Chuck Bown 1
Hensley Motorsports Chevrolet 63 Curtis Markham (R) Jeff Hensley Full
Houston Racing Ford 6 Tommy Houston Scott Houston Full
J&J Racing Chevrolet 25
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99 Phil Parsons David Ifft Full
KEL Racing Chevrolet 57 Jason Keller Steve Addington Full
Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 44 David Green Charles Smith Full
Laughlin Racing Ford 35 Doug Heveron Kenneth Campbell 25
Jimmy Hensley 1
Lepage Racing Chevrolet 71 Kevin Lepage Danny Smith Full
Mark Rypien Motorsports Pontiac 23 Chad Little Gary Cogswell Full
Martin Motorsports Chevrolet 92 Larry Pearson Ryan Pemberton Full
Moroso Racing Ford 20 Bobby Hillin, Jr. Vic Kangas 8
Jimmy Spencer 13
Joe Bessey 2
Dennis Setzer 1
M.P.H. Racing Chevrolet 08 Bobby Dotter Lonnie Rush 25
Dennis Setzer 1
Parker Racing Chevrolet 72 Tracy Leslie 24
Todd Bodine 2
Petty Enterprises Pontiac 43 Rodney Combs Bob Johnson Full
RaDiUs Motorsports Ford 55 Tim Fedewa Bryan Smith Full
Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet 17 Robbie Reiser Joe Shear, Jr. Full
Sadler Racing Chevrolet 1 Hermie Sadler Bobby King Full
Shoemaker Racing Chevrolet 64 Dirk Stephens Allen Cretsinger 15
Randy LaJoie 10
Bobby Dotter 1
ST Motorsports Chevrolet 47 Jeff Fuller (R) Steve Plattenberger Full
Team 34 Chevrolet 34 Mike McLaughlin Clyde McLeod Full

Limited schedule[edit]

Team Manufacturer No. Race Driver Crew Chief Rounds
Alliance Racing Ford 59 Dennis Setzer Ricky Pearson 14
Bahari Racing Pontiac 30 Michael Waltrip Ronnie Silver 6
Barrett Racing Chevrolet 91 Stanton Barrett 2
Bobby Jones Racing Ford 50 Jeremy Mayfield 8
Tommy Ellis 2
Derrike Cope 3
Boley Racing Ford 26 Steve Boley 1
Bradshaw Racing Assoc. Chevrolet 83 Gary Green Rick Tori 1
Buckshot Racing Ford 11
Chevrolet 1
00 Buckshot Jones (R) 12
Clark Racing Chevrolet 53 Greg Clark (R) 7
CPR Motorsports Ford 36 Shawna Robinson Allen Russell 4
Andy Belmont 5
Bill Venturini 3
46 Andy Belmont 2
DAJ Racing Ford 32 Dale Jarrett John Ervin 12
Davison Motorsports Chevrolet 97 Joe Bessey Bob Hayden 5
Ed Berrier 2
Day Enterprises Chevrolet 16 Darryl Sage 2
Jerry Foyt 2
Mark Day 1
Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 29 Steve Grissom Tommy Morgan 15
Douglas Motorsports Pontiac 70 Johnny Chapman 3
Patty Moise 1
Edwards Motorsports Chevrolet 61 Danny Edwards, Jr. 5
Emerald Performance Group Chevrolet 88 Pete Orr 4
FILMAR Racing Ford 8 Kenny Wallace Gil Martin 15
Foxco Racing Ford 39 Tim Bender Bob Bender 4
Franks Racing Chevrolet 4 Junior Franks 2
Fred Turner Racing Chevrolet 22 Sterling Marlin 1
Group III Racing Ford 81 Todd Bodine Tim LaWarre 1
Doug Taylor 1
Hank Parker Racing Chevrolet 03 David Bonnett (R) 8
Henderson Motorsports Ford 75 Rick Wilson Chris Carrier 14
Chevrolet 5 Brad Teague 2
Ingram Racing Chevrolet 11 Jamie Aube 1
Pete Silva 1
J&L Racing Chevrolet 68 Chris Diamond Darryl Diamond 6
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet 52 Ken Schrader Tim Kohuth 9
Key Motorsports Chevrolet 05 Steve Boley Curtis Key 1
Ford Chuck Bown 3
Kilby Racing Chevrolet 49 Scott Kilby 2
Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 11 Darrell Waltrip 1
14 Terry Labonte Bob Labonte 19
Langdon Racing Ford 77 Victor Sifton 1
Laugeni Racing Chevrolet 98 Brian Donley 3
Tracy Leslie 1
Lewis Motorsports Chevrolet 80 Ashton Lewis, Jr. 2
LJR Racing Enterprises Ford 97 Russ Galindo 1
MacDonald Motorsports Chevrolet 01 Randy MacDonald 2
Marc Madison Racing Chevrolet 53 Marc Madison 2
Murphy Motorsports Chevrolet 70 Dale Fischlein 5
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 87 Joe Nemechek Mike Boerschinger 6
Owen Racing Ford 90 Mike Wallace Barry Owen 20
9 Kevin Simmons 4
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 4 Jeff Purvis Marc Reno 9
Porter Racing Ford 48 Randy Porter 3
RaDiUs Motorsports Ford 66 Glenn Allen, Jr. 1
Johnny Chapman 2
Ray Motorsports Chevrolet 2 Kevin Ray 2
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 12 Mike Dillon Dean Johnson 5
Ricky Craven Motorsports Chevrolet 2 Ricky Craven Scott Maxim 9
Ritch Racing Chevrolet 2 Michael Ritch 1
Roush Racing Ford 60 Mark Martin Bobby Leslie 15
9 Ted Musgrave 1
Team SABCO
Fred Turner Racing
Pontiac 42 Bobby Hamilton Clyde Mendenhall 5
Dennis Setzer 3
Sacks Motorsports Pontiac 33 Greg Sacks 5
Shepherd Racing Ford 21 Morgan Shepherd Dick Schlitz 8
Stegall Motorsports Chevrolet 85 Shane Hall 3
Stricklin-Arquette Racing Ford 37 Hut Stricklin 2
T&G Racing Ford 7
Chevrolet 1
15 Jerry Nadeau 8
Tobias Racing Ford 58 Toby Tobias, Jr. 2
Virtue Racing Ford 54 Rich Bickle Fred Wanke 12
Ward Motorsports Chevrolet 88 Marty Ward 2
97 1
Ware Racing Enterprises Chevrolet 98 Rick Ware 1
Whitaker Racing Chevrolet 7 Stevie Reeves Jim Harmon 20
Williams Racing Ford 56 Ed Berrier 2
Dale Williams (R) Darrell Bryant 4
58 2
Zock Motorsports Ford 82 Derrike Cope Red Farmer 3

Goody's 300[edit]

The Goody's 300 was held February 18 at Daytona International Speedway. Michael Waltrip won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Chad Little
  2. 30-Michael Waltrip
  3. 14-Terry Labonte
  4. 8-Kenny Wallace
  5. 54-Rich Bickle
  6. 51-Jim Bown
  7. 3-Jeff Green
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 4-Jeff Purvis
  10. 74-Johnny Benson

Goodwrench 200[edit]

The Goodwrench 200 was held February 25 at North Carolina Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Chad Little
  2. 60-Mark Martin
  3. 14-Terry Labonte
  4. 74-Johnny Benson
  5. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 99-Phil Parsons
  7. 82-Derrike Cope
  8. 90-Mike Wallace
  9. 97-Joe Bessey
  10. 3-Jeff Green

Hardee's 250[edit]

The Hardee's 250 was held March 4 at Richmond International Raceway. Chad Little won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Kenny Wallace
  2. 14-Terry Labonte
  3. 74-Johnny Benson
  4. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 7-Stevie Reeves
  7. 6-Tommy Houston
  8. 08-Bobby Dotter
  9. 99-Phil Parsons
  10. 48-Randy Porter

Busch Light 300[edit]

The Busch Light 300 was held March 11 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 74-Johnny Benson
  2. 52-Ken Schrader
  3. 51-Jim Bown
  4. 55-Tim Fedewa
  5. 1-Hermie Sadler
  6. 43-Rodney Combs
  7. 92-Larry Pearson
  8. 82-Derrike Cope
  9. 75-Rick Wilson
  10. 38-Elton Sawyer

Opryland USA 320[edit]

The Opryland USA 320 was held March 17 at Nashville Speedway USA. Darrell Waltrip won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 44-David Green
  2. 23-Chad Little
  3. 14-Terry Labonte
  4. 8-Kenny Wallace
  5. 92-Larry Pearson
  6. 74-Johnny Benson
  7. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  9. 17-Robbie Reiser
  10. 3-Jeff Green

Mark III Vans 200[edit]

The Mark III Vans 200 was held March 25 at Darlington Raceway. Tim Fedewa won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 92-Larry Pearson
  2. 74-Johnny Benson
  3. 60-Mark Martin
  4. 23-Chad Little
  5. 99-Phil Parsons
  6. 29-Steve Grissom
  7. 87-Joe Nemechek
  8. 20-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  9. 71-Kevin Lepage
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Goody's 250[edit]

The Goody's 250 was held April 1 at Bristol Motor Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 29-Steve Grissom
  2. 60-Mark Martin
  3. 23-Chad Little
  4. 36-Kenny Wallace
  5. 14-Terry Labonte
  6. 74-Johnny Benson
  7. 5-Brad Teague
  8. 90-Mike Wallace
  9. 63-Curtis Markham
  10. 57-Jason Keller


Sundrop 400[edit]

The Sundrop 400 was held April 15 at Hickory Motor Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 74-Johnny Benson
  2. 1-Hermie Sadler
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 57-Jason Keller
  5. 08-Bobby Dotter
  6. 59-Dennis Setzer
  7. 47-Jeff Fuller
  8. 63-Curtis Markham
  9. 51-Jim Bown
  10. 11-Pete Silva

NE Chevy Dealers 250[edit]

The NE Chevy Dealers 250 was held May 13 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Mike McLaughlin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Chad Little
  2. 38-Elton Sawyer
  3. 90-Mike Wallace
  4. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  5. 74-Johnny Benson
  6. 59-Dennis Setzer
  7. 25-Johnny Rumley
  8. 72-Tracy Leslie
  9. 76-Tom Bolles
  10. 92-Larry Pearson

Meridian Advantage 200[edit]

The Meridian Advantage 200 was held May 21 at Nazareth Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 55-Tim Fedewa
  2. 35-Doug Heveron
  3. 74-Johnny Benson
  4. 3-Jeff Green
  5. 44-David Green
  6. 08-Bobby Dotter
  7. 57-Jason Keller
  8. 38-Elton Sawyer
  9. 47-Jeff Fuller
  10. 20-Joe Bessey

Red Dog 300[edit]

The Red Dog 300 was held May 27 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rich Bickle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Chad Little
  2. 3-Jeff Green
  3. 72-Tracy Leslie
  4. 60-Mark Martin
  5. 52-Ken Schrader
  6. 57-Jason Keller
  7. 14-Terry Labonte
  8. 54-Rich Bickle
  9. 4-Jeff Purvis
  10. 71-Kevin Lepage

GM Goodwrench/Delco 200[edit]

The GM Goodwrench/Delco 200 was held June 3 at Dover International Speedway. Tracy Leslie won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  2. 90-Mike Wallace
  3. 2-Ricky Craven
  4. 57-Jason Keller
  5. 32-Dale Jarrett
  6. 25-Johnny Rumley
  7. 99-Phil Parsons
  8. 1-Hermie Sadler
  9. 23-Chad Little
  10. 20-Jimmy Spencer

Carolina Pride / Red Dog 250[edit]

The Carolina Pride / Red Dog 250 was held June 10 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Jeff Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 92-Larry Pearson
  2. 57-Jason Keller
  3. 59-Dennis Setzer
  4. 3-Jeff Green
  5. 08-Bobby Dotter
  6. 43-Rodney Combs
  7. 63-Curtis Markham
  8. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  9. 74-Johnny Benson
  10. 38-Elton Sawyer

Lysol 200[edit]

The Lysol 200 was held June 25 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Terry Labonte
  2. 23-Chad Little
  3. 2-Ricky Craven
  4. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  5. 3-Jeff Green
  6. 29-Steve Grissom
  7. 74-Johnny Benson
  8. 63-Curtis Markham
  9. 1-Hermie Sadler
  10. 29-Phil Parsons

Sears Auto Center 250[edit]

The Sears Auto Center 250 was held July 2 at The Milwaukee Mile. Dennis Setzer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 32-Dale Jarrett
  2. 92-Larry Pearson
  3. 3-Jeff Green
  4. 59-Dennis Setzer
  5. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 57-Jason Keller
  7. 63-Curtis Markham
  8. 23-Chad Little
  9. 90-Mike Wallace
  10. 54-Rich Bickle

Humminbird Fishfinder 500K[edit]

The Humminbird Fishfinder 500K was held July 22 at Talladega Superspeedway. Jeff Purvis won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Chad Little
  2. 20-Jimmy Spencer
  3. 8-Kenny Wallace
  4. 87-Joe Nemechek
  5. 74-Johnny Benson
  6. 90-Mike Wallace
  7. 40-Patty Moise
  8. 75-Rick Wilson
  9. 52-Ken Schrader
  10. 38-Elton Sawyer

Ford Credit 300[edit]

The Ford Credit 300 was held July 29 at South Boston Speedway. Curtis Markham won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Chad Little
  2. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  3. 44-David Green
  4. 92-Larry Pearson
  5. 95-Ward Burton
  6. 64-Bobby Dotter
  7. 38-Elton Sawyer
  8. 46-Elliott Sadler
  9. 00-Buckshot Jones
  10. 71-Kevin Lepage

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held August 4 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Elton Sawyer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 57-Jason Keller
  2. 38-Elton Sawyer
  3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 72-Tracy Leslie
  5. 6-Tommy Houston
  6. 1-Hermie Sadler
  7. 08-Bobby Dotter
  8. 95-Ward Burton
  9. 3-Jeff Green
  10. 47-Jeff Fuller

Detroit Gasket 200[edit]

The Detroit Gasket 200 was held August 19 at Michigan International Speedway. Dale Jarrett won the pole. Jarrett had led the most laps in the race and won, but was disqualified for a rules violation, giving the win to Mark Martin.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 14-Terry Labonte
  3. 64-Randy LaJoie
  4. 2-Ricky Craven
  5. 74-Johnny Benson
  6. 99-Phil Parsons
  7. 20-Jimmy Spencer
  8. 2-Ward Burton
  9. 52-Ken Schrader
  10. 34-Mike McLaughlin

Food City 250[edit]

The Food City 250 was held August 25 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Stevie Reeves won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 29-Steve Grissom
  2. 3-Jeff Green
  3. 55-Tim Fedewa
  4. 23-Chad Little
  5. 14-Terry Labonte
  6. 44-David Green
  7. 6-Tommy Houston
  8. 71-Kevin Lepage
  9. 20-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 47-Jeff Fuller

Gatorade 200[edit]

The Gatorade 200 was held September 2 at Darlington Raceway. Larry Pearson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 74-Johnny Benson
  3. 95-Ward Burton
  4. 99-Phil Parsons
  5. 87-Joe Nemechek
  6. 90-Mike Wallace
  7. 57-Jason Keller
  8. 38-Elton Sawyer
  9. 3-Jeff Green
  10. 34-Mike McLaughlin

Autolite 250[edit]

The Autolite 250 was held September 8 at Richmond International Raceway. Randy LaJoie won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 32-Dale Jarrett
  2. 60-Mark Martin
  3. 74-Johnny Benson
  4. 29-Steve Grissom
  5. 14-Terry Labonte
  6. 20-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 44-David Green
  8. 8-Kenny Wallace
  9. 64-Randy LaJoie
  10. 38-Elton Sawyer

MBNA 200[edit]

The MBNA 200 was held September 16 at Dover International Speedway. Jason Keller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Johnny Rumley
  2. 1-Hermie Sadler
  3. 99-Phil Parsons
  4. 29-Steve Grissom
  5. 90-Mike Wallace
  6. 35-Doug Heveron
  7. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 3-Jeff Green
  9. 74-Johnny Benson
  10. 43-Rodney Combs

All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300[edit]

The All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 was held October 7 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bobby Dotter won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Mark Martin
  2. 32-Dale Jarrett
  3. 4-Jeff Purvis
  4. 47-Jeff Fuller
  5. 34-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 92-Larry Pearson
  8. 14-Terry Labonte
  9. 05-Chuck Bown
  10. 8-Kenny Wallace

AC-Delco 200[edit]

The AC-Delco 200 was held October 21 at North Carolina Speedway. Johnny Benson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 72-Todd Bodine
  2. 90-Mike Wallace
  3. 74-Johnny Benson
  4. 95-Ward Burton
  5. 44-David Green
  6. 29-Steve Grissom
  7. 54-Rich Bickle
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 64-Randy LaJoie
  10. 71-Kevin Lepage

Jiffy Lube Miami 300[edit]

The inaugural Jiffy Lube Miami 300 was held November 5 at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 32-Dale Jarrett
  2. 55-Tim Fedewa
  3. 57-Jason Keller
  4. 30-Michael Waltrip
  5. 60-Mark Martin
  6. 99-Phil Parsons
  7. 87-Joe Nemechek
  8. 47-Jeff Fuller
  9. 74-Johnny Benson
  10. 63-Curtis Markham

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Johnny Benson - 3688
  2. Chad Little - 3284
  3. Mike McLaughlin - 3273
  4. Jason Keller - 3211
  5. Jeff Green - 3182
  6. Larry Pearson - 3029
  7. Tim Fedewa - 3022
  8. Phil Parsons - 2985
  9. Elton Sawyer - 2952
  10. Jeff Fuller - 2845
  11. Rodney Combs - 2782
  12. David Green - 2714
  13. Hermie Sadler - 2694
  14. Bobby Dotter - 2636
  15. Curtis Markham - 2584
  16. Tracy Leslie - 2530
  17. Terry Labonte - 2490
  18. Kevin Lepage - 2355
  19. Doug Heveron - 2326
  20. Mike Wallace - 2295
  21. Tommy Houston - 2069
  22. Mark Martin - 2037
  23. Dennis Setzer - 2036
  24. Jim Bown - 2026
  25. Patty Moise - 1901
  26. Steve Grissom - 1816
  27. Kenny Wallace - 1814
  28. Johnny Rumley - 1708
  29. Stevie Reeves - 1454
  30. Robbie Reiser - 1444
  31. Ward Burton - 1389
  32. Dale Jarrett - 1376
  33. Rich Bickle - 1220
  34. Jimmy Spencer - 1177
  35. Rick Wilson - 1173
  36. Dirk Stephens - 1030
  37. Randy LaJoie - 1029
  38. Jeff Purvis - 999
  39. Randy Porter - 994
  40. Ken Schrader - 984
  41. Buckshot Jones - 833
  42. Joe Nemechek - 783
  43. Ricky Craven - 761
  44. Joe Bessey - 733
  45. Morgan Shepherd - 715
  46. Bobby Hillin, Jr. - 616
  47. Ed Berrier - 596
  48. Michael Waltrip - 595
  49. Kirk Shelmerdine - 562
  50. Jeremy Mayfield - 535

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Jeff Fuller, driving for the first-year ST Motorsports was named the 1995 Busch Series Rookie of the Year, finishing in the top-ten six times. His closest runner-up was Curtis Markham, who finished 15th in the final standings. Buckshot Jones and David Bonnett were the only two contenders that season, both of whom ran limited schedules that season.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]