1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
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The 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series started on February 18, 1996 and ended on November 10, 1996 with Terry Labonte pulling off a massive upset and winning his second championship.

Terry Labonte.
The 1996 Winston Cup champion Terry Labonte
Labonte's teammate Jeff Gordon finished second by 37 points
Dale Jarrett finished third in the championship

Teams and Drivers[edit]

Complete schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief
Chevrolet Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 17 Darrell Waltrip Pete Peterson
Diamond Ridge Motorsports 29 Steve Grissom 14 Bill Ingle
Greg Sacks 6
Butch Leitzinger 1
Chad Little 5
Jeff Green 2
Robert Pressley 3
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Terry Labonte Gary DeHart
24 Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham
25 Ken Schrader Phil Hammer
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Bobby Labonte Jimmy Makar
Larry Hedrick Motorsports 41 Ricky Craven Charley Pressley
Leo Jackson Motorsports 33 Robert Pressley 27 Andy Petree
Greg Sacks 1
Todd Bodine 3
Marcis Auto Racing 71 Dave Marcis Terry Fisher
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Sterling Marlin Tony Glover
NEMCO Motorsports 87 Joe Nemechek Jeff Buice
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt David Smith
Ford Elliott-Hardy Racing
Bill Elliott Racing
94 Bill Elliott 24 Mike Beam
Tommy Kendall 1
Harry Gant
Todd Bodine 4
Dorsey Schroeder 1
Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1
Bobby Allison Motorsports 12 Derrike Cope Jimmy Fennig
Brett Bodine Racing 11 Brett Bodine Donnie Richeson
Bud Moore Engineering 15 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Jimmy Means
Butch Mock Motorsports 75 Morgan Shepherd Troy Selberg
Cale Yarborough Motorsports 98 Jeremy Mayfield 23 Tony Furr
John Andretti 8
Donlavey Racing 90 Mike Wallace 12 Bob Johnson
Dick Trickle 19
FILMAR Racing 81 Kenny Wallace Gil Martin
Geoff Bodine Racing 7 Geoff Bodine Paul Andrews
Dave Rezendes 1
Jasper Motorsports 77 Bobby Hillin, Jr. Michael McSwain
Kranefuss-Haas Racing 37 John Andretti 23 Tim Brewer
Jeremy Mayfield 8
Melling Racing 9 Lake Speed Jim Long
Penske Racing South 2 Rusty Wallace Robin Pemberton
Robert Yates Racing 28 Ernie Irvan Larry McReynolds
88 Dale Jarrett Todd Parrott
Roush Racing 6 Mark Martin Steve Hmiel
16 Ted Musgrave Howard Comstock
99 Jeff Burton Buddy Parrott
Rudd Performance Motorsports 10 Ricky Rudd Richard Broome
Travis Carter Enterprises 23 Jimmy Spencer Donnie Wingo
Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Hut Stricklin Phillipe Lopez
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Michael Waltrip Leonard Wood
Pontiac Bahari Racing 30 Johnny Benson, Jr. (R) Doug Hewitt
Bill Davis Racing 22 Ward Burton Chris Hussey
Petty Enterprises 43 Bobby Hamilton Robbie Loomis
Precision Products Racing 1 Rick Mast Kevin Hamlin
Team SABCO 42 Kyle Petty 29 William Woodruff
Jim Sauter 2

Limited schedule[edit]

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief Round(s)
Chevrolet Active Motorsports 32 Jimmy Hensley 1
Balough Racing 57 Jim Bown 1
Barkdoll Racing 73 Tracy Leslie 1
Phil Barkdoll 1
Bradberry Racing 93 Gary Bradberry 1
Byers Racing 82 Terry Byers 1
Cicci-Welliver Racing 34 Mike McLaughlin 1
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 14 Jeff Green 2
Ron Hornaday, Jr. 1
Robby Gordon Dave Charpentier 1
JTC Racing 45 Chad Little 1
Marcis Auto Racing 72 Jim Sauter 1
Miles Motorsports 02 Robbie Faggart 6
Randy Baker 1
Monroe Motorsports 46 Stacy Compton (R) 4
Phoenix Racing 44 Jeff Purvis Marc Reno 5
Richard Childress Racing 31 Mike Skinner 5
Sadler Racing 26 Hermie Sadler 2
Team SABCO 40 Greg Sacks Tony Glover 1
Robby Gordon 2
Ford A. J. Foyt Enterprises 50 A. J. Foyt 1
Berrier Racing 60 Ed Berrier 2
Bill Elliott Racing 91 Ron Barfield, Jr. 1
Campbell Racing 49 Mark Gibson 1
Eric Smith 2
David Blair Motorsports 27 Elton Sawyer Mike Hill 11
Jason Keller 1
Todd Bodine 3
Ron Barfield, Jr. 1
Geoff Bodine Racing 07 Geoff Bodine 1
H.L. Waters Racing 0 Delma Cowart 4
Hover Motorsports 80 Joe Ruttman 1
O'Neil Racing 65 Steve Seligman 3
Ranier-Walsh Racing 20 Elton Sawyer 1
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Chuck Bown 6
Gary Bradberry 13
Schnell Motorsports 63 Dick Trickle 2
Ed Berrier 1
Mike Wallace 1
Seligman Racing 57 Steve Seligman 3
Triad Motorsports 78 Randy MacDonald (R) 12
Billy Standridge 4
TriStar Motorsports 19 Loy Allen, Jr. Peter Sospenzo 11
Dick Trickle 10
Mike Wallace 1
Pontiac Hendrick Motorsports 52 Jack Sprague 2
Mark Rypien Motorsports 97 Chad Little Harold Holly 7
Team SABCO 40 Jay Sauter Brad Noffsinger 2
Greg Sacks Tony Glover 1
T.R.I.X. Racing 79 Norm Benning 1

Busch Clash[edit]

The Budweiser Shootout is the exhibition race that honors the drivers who won a pole in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series that the driver won the previous year. Dale Jarrett won his first Busch Clash. Rick Mast won the random draw for the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 4-Sterling Marlin
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 5-Terry Labonte
  5. 25-Ken Schrader
  6. 10-Ricky Rudd
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 94-Bill Elliott
  9. 24-Jeff Gordon
  10. 16-Ted Musgrave

Gatorade Twin 125s[edit]

The Gatorade Twin 125s, qualifying races for the Daytona 500, were held on February 15.

Race One Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 4-Sterling Marlin
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  6. 21-Michael Waltrip
  7. 22-Ward Burton
  8. 6-Mark Martin
  9. 90-Mike Wallace
  10. 23-Jimmy Spencer

Race Two Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ernie Irvan
  2. 25-Ken Schrader
  3. 37-John Andretti
  4. 24-Jeff Gordon
  5. 10-Ricky Rudd
  6. 75-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 98-Jeremy Mayfield
  8. 99-Jeff Burton
  9. 27-Elton Sawyer
  10. 16-Ted Musgrave

Daytona 500[edit]

Main article: 1996 Daytona 500

Top Ten Results:

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 25-Ken Schrader
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 15-Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  7. 16-Ted Musgrave
  8. 94-Bill Elliott
  9. 10-Ricky Rudd
  10. 21-Michael Waltrip
  • This was Dale Jarrett's second career Daytona 500 victory.
    • He also won the 1996 Busch Clash (now the Sprint Unlimited).

Goodwrench Service 400[edit]

The Goodwrench Service 400 was held on February 25 on the North Carolina Speedway. The #5 of Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 41-Ricky Craven
  4. 10-Ricky Rudd
  5. 29-Steve Grissom
  6. 4-Sterling Marlin
  7. 81-Kenny Wallace
  8. 12-Derrike Cope, 1 Lap down
  9. 87-Joe Nemechek, 1 Lap down
  10. 1-Rick Mast, 2 Laps down
  • On Lap 343 Earnhardt and Bobby Hamilton had traded the lead three times in the previous three laps when Earnhardt punted Hamilton in Turn Four; Hamilton scraped the wall and later crashed because of damage from the earlier scrape.

Failed to qualify: 27-Elton Sawyer, 78-Randy MacDonald, 93-Gary Bradberry, 63-Dick Trickle

Pontiac Excitement 400[edit]

The Pontiac Excitement 400 was run on March 3 on the Richmond International Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 16-Ted Musgrave
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace
  8. 5-Terry Labonte
  9. 10-Ricky Rudd
  10. 94-Bill Elliott

Failed to qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 02-Robbie Faggart, 19-Dick Trickle

  • Coming into this race, Terry Labonte was 30th and Jeff Gordon was 43rd in the points standings. After this race they were 17th and 27th, respectively.

Purolator 500[edit]

The Purolator 500 was run on March 10 on the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The #30 of Johnny Benson won the pole, but crashed in Happy Hour, forcing him to a backup car (and the back of the field for the start).

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 98-Jeremy Mayfield
  6. 25-Ken Schrader
  7. 23-Jimmy Spencer, 1 Lap down
  8. 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip, 1 Lap down
  10. 94-Bill Elliott, 1 Lap down

Failed to qualify: 65-Steve Seligman, 78-Randy MacDonald, 99-Jeff Burton

TranSouth Financial 400[edit]

The TranSouth Financial 400 was run on March 24 on the Darlington Raceway. Ward Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 18-Bobby Labonte
  3. 41-Ricky Craven
  4. 2-Rusty Wallace
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 16-Ted Musgrave
  8. 75-Morgan Shepherd, 1 Lap down
  9. 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
  10. 99-Jeff Burton, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 95-Chuck Bown, 78-Randy MacDonald, 02-Robbie Faggart, 32-Jimmy Hensley

Food City 500[edit]

The Food City 500 was run on March 31 on the Bristol Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole. The race was shortened to 342 laps due to rain.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 2-Rusty Wallace
  6. 88-Dale Jarrett
  7. 18-Bobby Labonte, 1 Lap down
  8. 19-Dick Trickle, 1 Lap down
  9. 41-Ricky Craven, 1 Lap down
  10. 21-Michael Waltrip, 2 Laps down

Failed to qualify: 90-Mike Wallace, 37-John Andretti, 30-Johnny Benson, 71-Dave Marcis, 77-Bobby Hillin, Jr., 95-Chuck Bown

First Union 400[edit]

The First Union 400 was run on April 14 on the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 33-Robert Pressley
  5. 4-Sterling Marlin
  6. 28-Ernie Irvan, 1 Lap down
  7. 41-Ricky Craven, 1 Lap down
  8. 43-Bobby Hamilton, 2 Laps down
  9. 25-Ken Schrader, 2 Laps down
  10. 18-Bobby Labonte, 2 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Randy MacDonald, 90-Mike Wallace, 22-Ward Burton, 77-Bobby Hillin Jr.

Goody's Headache Powder 500[edit]

The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was run on April 21 on the Martinsville Speedway. The #41 of Ricky Craven won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 98-Jeremy Mayfield
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  6. 43-Bobby Hamilton, 1 Lap down
  7. 25-Ken Schrader, 2 Laps down
  8. 18-Bobby Labonte, 2 Laps down
  9. 16-Ted Musgrave, 2 Laps down
  10. 4-Sterling Marlin, 2 Laps down

Failed to qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 27-Elton Sawyer, 29-Steve Grissom, 19-Dick Trickle, 77-Bobby Hillin, Jr., 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr., 22-Ward Burton

  • Terry Labonte, by starting this race, broke the record for most consecutive starts with his 514th consecutive start. The previous record, 513, was held by Richard Petty. A special "Iron Man" paint scheme was used to commemorate this feat.

Winston Select 500[edit]

The Winston Select 500 was run on April 28 on the Talladega Superspeedway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Two major accidents marred the race: Bill Elliott suffered a broken femur after going airborne and landing driver side-first in a single-car crash on lap 77. Then "The Big One" hit on lap 130, collecting 14 cars and sending the #41 of Ricky Craven flying into the catch fence and nearly over it. He was not seriously injured. The race was red-flagged for clean-up on lap 131 because Craven's car had completely destroyed the catch fence in turn 2. Bob Jenkins, ESPN's lap-by-lap announcer, was so shocked by the crash that he said "Oh shit!" over the raw feed when Craven's car was flipping. Sterling Marlin won by passing the entire field on three separate occasions after pit stops.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Sterling Marlin
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 5-Terry Labonte
  5. 21-Michael Waltrip
  6. 29-Steve Grissom
  7. 33-Robert Pressley
  8. 16-Ted Musgrave
  9. 37-John Andretti
  10. 30-Johnny Benson

Failed to qualify: 73-Phil Barkdoll, 65-Steve Seligman, 77-Bobby Hillin Jr., 0-Delma Cowart, 97-Chad Little

Save Mart Supermarkets 300[edit]

The Save Mart Supermarkets 300 was run on May 5 on the Sears Point Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 24-Jeff Gordon
  7. 10-Ricky Rudd
  8. 25-Ken Schrader
  9. 18-Bobby Labonte
  10. 22-Ward Burton

Failed to Qualify: 07-Geoffrey Bodine, 45-Chad Little, 20-Mark Krogh, 03-Joe Bean, 58-Wayne Jacks, 02-Bill McAnally, 07W-Lance Hooper (Note: Bodine replaced Dave Rezendes in the #7 in the race)

The Winston[edit]

The Winston is the 2nd exhibition race run each year at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jimmy Spencer won the Winston Open. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top 10 Results

  1. 21-Michael Waltrip
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 10-Ricky Rudd
  7. 28-Ernie Irvan
  8. 24-Jeff Gordon
  9. 88-Dale Jarrett
  10. 4-Sterling Marlin
  • Harry Gant came out of retirement for this race to sub for Bill Elliott who was recovering from his injuries suffered at the Winston Select 500.

Coca-Cola 600[edit]

The Coca-Cola 600 was run on May 26 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 24-Jeff Gordon
  5. 25-Ken Schrader, 1 Lap down
  6. 4-Sterling Marlin, 1 Lap down
  7. 6-Mark Martin, 1 Lap down
  8. 21-Michael Waltrip, 1 Lap down
  9. 28-Ernie Irvan, 2 Laps down
  10. 7-Geoff Bodine, 2 Laps down
  • Johnny Benson was knocked unconscious briefly when his Pontiac hit the Turn Two wall then slid into the path of Ricky Craven, who blasted through the rear deck of his car at full speed.

Failed to qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 63-Ed Berrier, 26-Hermie Sadler, 49-Mark Gibson, 02-Robbie Faggart, 0-Delma Cowart, 57-Steve Seligman

Miller 500 (Dover)[edit]

The Miller 500 was run on June 2 on the Dover Downs International Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 18-Bobby Labonte, 1 Lap down
  6. 23-Jimmy Spencer, 1 Lap down
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace, 1 Lap down
  8. 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
  9. 99-Jeff Burton, 1 Lap down
  10. 25-Ken Schrader, 1 Lap down
  • No DNQs

UAW-GM Teamwork 500[edit]

The UAW-GM Teamwork 500 was run on June 16 on the Pocono Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 10-Ricky Rudd
  3. 7-Geoff Bodine
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 75-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 5-Terry Labonte
  8. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 99-Jeff Burton
  10. 94-Todd Bodine

Failed to qualify: 71-Dave Marcis

  • Todd Bodine was subbing for Bill Elliott, who was still recovering from his broken femur at Talladega.
  • It was the first race at Pocono since the track was repaved; the lead changed two to three times a lap on some ten separate laps during the race's first half, primarily between Gordon, Hut Stricklin, and Derrike Cope.

Miller 400 (Michigan)[edit]

The Miller 400 was run on June 23 on the Michigan Speedway. The #43 of Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 4-Sterling Marlin
  4. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 28-Ernie Irvan
  6. 24-Jeff Gordon
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 16-Ted Musgrave
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 88-Dale Jarrett
  • No DNQs

Pepsi 400[edit]

The Pepsi 400 was run on July 6 on the Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon started on the pole. The race was shortened to 117 laps due to rain.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Sterling Marlin
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 28-Ernie Irvan
  6. 88-Dale Jarrett
  7. 21-Michael Waltrip
  8. 25-Ken Schrader
  9. 11-Brett Bodine
  10. 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to qualify: 57-Steve Seligman

  • Bill Elliott returned in this race from his broken femur suffered back at Talladega.
  • Morning rain delayed the start for 3 hours. After only 117 of 160 laps, the race was red flagged and ended for rain once again.

Jiffy Lube 300[edit]

The Jiffy Lube 300 was run on July 14 on the New Hampshire International Speedway. The #41 of Ricky Craven won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ernie Irvan
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 10-Ricky Rudd
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 33-Robert Pressley
  6. 5-Terry Labonte
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace
  8. 25-Ken Schrader
  9. 30-Johnny Benson
  10. 21-Michael Waltrip

Miller 500 (Pocono)[edit]

The Miller 500 was run on July 21 on the Pocono Raceway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 10-Ricky Rudd
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 30-Johnny Benson
  6. 4-Sterling Marlin
  7. 24-Jeff Gordon
  8. 9-Lake Speed
  9. 6-Mark Martin
  10. 12-Derrike Cope
  • No DNQs

DieHard 500[edit]

The DieHard 500 was run on July 28 on the Talladega Superspeedway. The #98 of Jeremy Mayfield won the pole. The race started late due to rain delays, and was marred by "The Big One" on lap 117 that injured Dale Earnhardt after he, Ernie Irvan and Sterling Marlin got together, sending Earnhardt and Marlin head-on into the tri-oval wall at approximately 200 miles per hour. Earnhardt flipped onto his roof and collected 11 other cars. Earnhardt took a hit to the roof from Robert Pressley's #33 and another big hit from Derrike Cope's #12. Earnhardt suffered a broken collarbone and sternum in the crash. Marlin suffered several contusions from the hard impact. Due to darkness caused by the rain delay and red flag, it was shortened to 129 laps.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  6. 7-Geoffrey Bodine
  7. 99-Jeff Burton
  8. 18-Bobby Labonte
  9. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  10. 2-Rusty Wallace

Failed to Qualify: 97-Chad Little

  • This is the last points race in NASCAR that was tape delayed. The rain delay made CBS transfer to golf. One week later, one day after the Brickyard 400, the race was finally televised.

Brickyard 400[edit]

The Brickyard 400 was run on August 3 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The #24 of Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 75-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 10-Ricky Rudd
  7. 2-Rusty Wallace
  8. 30-Johnny Benson
  9. 1-Rick Mast
  10. 94-Bill Elliott

Failed to qualify: 91-Ron Barfield, 27-Jason Keller, 78-Randy MacDonald, 46-Stacy Compton, 02-Robbie Faggart, 50-A.J. Foyt, 57-Steve Seligman, 44-Jeff Purvis, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 49-Erik Smith, 63-Mike Wallace

  • Dale Earnhardt had to be relieved by Mike Skinner as a result of the injuries Earnhardt suffered the previous week at Talladega. Skinner took over the car during the first caution and drove the car to a 15th place finish.
  • Kyle Petty & Sterling Marlin had a bad crash coming off Turn 4 when Petty's Right Front tire burst. The car was sent into the wall and then slid into Marlin; Marlin hit Petty in the driver side and Petty's car slid into the wall again with Mark Martin slipping by, and then into the inside wall

The Bud At The Glen[edit]

The Bud At The Glen was run on August 11 at Watkins Glen International. Dale Earnhardt won the pole with a new track record of 120.733 mph while driving with the injuries suffered 2 weeks earlier. When asked what he thought of the lap, he was quoted as saying "It hurt so good." 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Champion David Green was standing by to relieve Earnhardt during the race, but Earnhardt decided to drive the full race. Geoff Bodine from nearby Chemung broke a 55-race winless streak, dating back to October 2 in the 1994 Tyson Holly Farms 400.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Geoff Bodine
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 24-Jeff Gordon
  5. 18-Bobby Labonte
  6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 21-Michael Waltrip
  8. 87-Joe Nemechek
  9. 75-Morgan Shepherd
  10. 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

Failed to qualify: 34-Mike McLaughlin

  • This was the last win for Geoff Bodine.
  • This was the last pole position for Dale Earnhardt.
  • Geoff Bodine had won by short pitting - stopping before he needed fuel and tires so that he could stay out and improve track position when everyone else went to the pits. This was the first time in a NASCAR that it was done, and it would set a new strategy for future NASCAR crew chiefs to use for races.

GM Goodwrench Dealer 400[edit]

The GM Goodwrench Dealer 400 was run on August 18 at the Michigan Speedway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 88-Dale Jarrett
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 24-Jeff Gordon
  6. 18-Bobby Labonte
  7. 30-Johnny Benson
  8. 10-Ricky Rudd
  9. 99-Jeff Burton
  10. 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to Qualify: 14-Ron Hornaday Jr., 27-Elton Sawyer

Goody's Headache Powder 500 ((Bristol))[edit]

The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was run on August 24 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 21-Michael Waltrip
  7. 23-Jimmy Spencer
  8. 22-Ward Burton
  9. 10-Ricky Rudd
  10. 43-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to Qualify: 77-Bobby Hillin Jr.

Mountain Dew Southern 500[edit]

The Mountain Dew Southern 500 was run on September 1 at the Darlington Raceway. 88-Dale Jarrett won the pole and had the chance to win the Winston Million if he won the race. Jarrett lost his chance at the bonus after hitting oil early in the race.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 8-Hut Stricklin
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 25-Ken Schrader, 1 Lap down
  5. 37-John Andretti, 1 Lap down
  6. 18-Bobby Labonte, 1 Lap down
  7. 28-Ernie Irvan, 1 Lap down
  8. 4-Sterling Marlin, 1 Lap down
  9. 94-Bill Elliott, 1 Lap down
  10. 9-Lake Speed, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 87-Joe Nemechek, 40-Jay Sauter, 02-Robbie Faggart

Miller 400 (Richmond)[edit]

The Miller 400 was run on September 7 at the Richmond International Raceway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Ernie Irvan
  2. 24-Jeff Gordon
  3. 99-Jeff Burton
  4. 88-Dale Jarrett
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 2-Rusty Wallace
  7. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 12-Derrike Cope
  9. 6-Mark Martin
  10. 30-Johnny Benson

Failed to Qualify: 46-Stacy Compton, 40-Jay Sauter, 95-Gary Bradberry

MBNA 500[edit]

The MBNA 500 was run on the September 15 at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole. On lap 456, a wreck involving the #23 of Jimmy Spencer, the #16 of Ted Musgrave, the #11 of Brett Bodine and the #15 of Wally Dallenbach Jr. occurred on the front straight. Spencer blamed Dallenbach for the wreck, and after the cars rolled to a stop, Spencer got out of his car, ran over to Dallenbach's, and tried to punch Wally through the window net. Spencer had to be restrained by a Winston Cup official. Another fight occurred in the garage area when Derrike Cope crashed and was assaulted by crew chief Larry McReynolds over an earlier wreck that eliminated Ernie Irvan; as cars stopped on pit road after the race a third spat occurred as Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip got into an argument.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 2-Rusty Wallace
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 18-Bobby Labonte
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 1-Rick Mast
  7. 22-Ward Burton
  8. 42-Kyle Petty
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip
  10. 43-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to Qualify: 49-Eric Smith

Hanes 500[edit]

The Hanes 500 was run on September 22 at the Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 5-Terry Labonte
  3. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 1-Rick Mast
  5. 98-John Andretti
  6. 75-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 7-Geoff Bodine
  8. 42-Kyle Petty
  9. 6-Mark Martin, 1 Lap down
  10. 81-Kenny Wallace, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 12-Derrike Cope, 11-Brett Bodine, 29-Chad Little, 22-Ward Burton, 78-Billy Standridge, 95-Gary Bradberry

  • This is the fastest Martinsville race in NASCAR history, with an average speed of 82.223 mph.

Tyson Holly Farms 400[edit]

The Tyson Holly Farms 400 was run on September 29 at the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the pole. It was the final NASCAR race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, which closed down after the race. It was the only track other than Martinsville that NASCAR had been running at since NASCAR's first full season in 1949.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jeff Gordon
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 99-Jeff Burton
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 1-Rick Mast
  7. 10-Ricky Rudd
  8. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  9. 6-Mark Martin
  10. 2-Rusty Wallace

Failed to qualify: 22-Ward Burton, 90-Dick Trickle, 95-Gary Bradberry

  • This was the final race until New Hampshire in September 2007 that had every car running at the finish.

UAW-GM Quality 500[edit]

The UAW-GM Quality 500 was run on October 6 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The #18 of Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Terry Labonte
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 88-Dale Jarrett
  4. 4-Sterling Marlin
  5. 41-Ricky Craven
  6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 22-Ward Burton
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 21-Michael Waltrip
  10. 94-Bill Elliott
  • Ernie Irvan escaped serious injury in a savage melee when he spun in Turn Two, clipped Robby Gordon, then slid into the path of John Andretti, who annihilated the nose of Irvan's Ford while Gordon hit the inside concrete wall and dislodged it.

Failed to Qualify: 87-Joe Nemechek, 95-Gary Bradberry, 71-Dave Marcis, 02-Robbie Faggart, 0-Delma Cowart

AC Delco 400[edit]

The AC Delco 400 was run on October 20 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway. Dale Jarrett won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Ricky Rudd
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 99-Jeff Burton
  6. 18-Bobby Labonte
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 2-Rusty Wallace
  9. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to Qualify: 60-Ed Berrier, 79-Norm Benning, 82-Terry Byers

Dura Lube 500[edit]

The Dura Lube 500 was run on October 27 at the Phoenix International Raceway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 5-Terry Labonte
  4. 16-Ted Musgrave
  5. 24-Jeff Gordon
  6. 7-Geoff Bodine
  7. 28-Ernie Irvan
  8. 88-Dale Jarrett
  9. 18-Bobby Labonte
  10. 17-Darrell Waltrip

Failed to Qualify: 20-Mark Krogh, 00-Scott Gaylord, 35-Larry Gunselman, 38-Rich Woodland, 03-Joe Bean, 02-Bill McAnnally

NAPA 500[edit]

The NAPA 500 was run on November 10 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 18-Bobby Labonte
  2. 88-Dale Jarrett
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 5-Terry Labonte
  6. 43-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 6-Mark Martin
  8. 10-Ricky Rudd
  9. 99-Jeff Burton
  10. 2-Rusty Wallace

Failed to Qualify: 12-Derrike Cope, 37-Jeremy Mayfield, 90-Dick Trickle, 81-Kenny Wallace, 27-Ron Barfield, 42-Kyle Petty

NASCAR Suzuka Thunder Special 100[edit]

The NASCAR Suzuka Thunder Special 100 was a non points exhibition race ran on November 23 at the Suzuka Circuit – East Circuit. Rusty Wallace won the pole. This was the first ever NASCAR race in Japan.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Rusty Wallace
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 24-Jeff Gordon
  4. 5-Terry Labonte
  5. 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
  6. 30-Johnny Benson
  7. 77-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  8. 31-Mike Skinner
  9. 61-Rick Carelli
  10. 38-Butch Gilliland
  • NASCAR legend Elmo Langley was intended to drive the pace car for this race, but suffered a massive heart attack in the pace car when trying to get familiar with the course. Langley was 68 when died in a nearby hospital.

Results and standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by owner's points standings. * – Most laps led.

Pos. Driver DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHS POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL Pts
1 Terry Labonte 24* 34* 8 2 5 2 1* 24 4 5 3 2 7 2 2 6 16 24 3 2 3 5 26 5 21 2 5 1* 3 3 5 4657
2 Jeff Gordon 42 40 1 3 1* 1* 2 3* 33 6 4 1* 1* 6 3 34* 7 1 37 4 5 2 1 2* 1* 1 1* 31 12 5 3 4620
3 Dale Jarrett 1 2 2 11 15 6 11 29 2 12 1* 36 38 10 6 2 3 2 1 24 1 4 14 4 3 16 3 3 2* 8 2 4568
4 Dale Earnhardt 2 1 31 1* 14 4 3 5 3 4 2 3 32 9 4 12 14 28* 15 6* 17 24 12 20 16 15 2 6 9 12 4 4327
5 Mark Martin 4 32 5 26 6 3 37 21 34 2 7 40 4 7 11 33 9* 3 4 3 2* 3 3 9 5 9 9 2 7 2* 7 4278
6 Ricky Rudd 9 4 9 8 9 14 15 23 28 7 15 8 2 31 33 3 2 37 6 34 8 9 16 12 34 35 7 13 1 14 8 3845
7 Rusty Wallace 16 22 7 36 4 5 33 1 30 1* 34 7 31 1 31 7 1 10 7 33 39 1* 38 6 2 36 10 8 8 40 10 3717
8 Sterling Marlin 40 6 11 13 11 18 5 10 1* 15 6 41 11 3* 1* 29 6 29 39 11 33 18 8 21 17 31 11 4 13 27 15 3682
9 Bobby Hamilton 20 24 6* 16 16 32 8 6 11 17 31 21 5 15 16 20 39 17 31 38 13 10 19 7 10 3* 8 19 28 1 6 3639
10 Ernie Irvan 35 14 38 4 33 16 6 2 31 42 9 4 39 5 5 1 4 4 2 35 4 36 7 1 36 12 36 37 4 7 36 3632
11 Bobby Labonte 17 33 23 31 2 7 10 8 24 9 22 5 41 12 40 31 37 8 24 5 6 32 6 11 4 21 13 40 6 9 1* 3590
12 Ken Schrader 3 29 14 6 28 29 9 7 20 8 5 10 18 16 8 8 15 26 16 25 15 13 4 13 22 30 18 29 23 35 30 3540
13 Jeff Burton 5 13 4 DNQ 10 23 29 22 16 26 18 9 9 17 14 4 35 7 11 21 9 37 31 3 40 11 4 11 5 31 9 3538
14 Michael Waltrip 10 35 36 9 29 10 17 17 5 22 8 11 14 32 7 10 13 42 28 7 25 6 33 14 9 14 12 9 14 16 11 3535
15 Jimmy Spencer 11 27 29 7 32 13 31 19 40 21 17 6 8 4 10 17 24 5 12 19 10 7 23 30 30 19 20 16 10 18 14 3476
16 Ted Musgrave 7 31 3 18 7 25 12 9 8 23 30 13 19 8 13 11 19 36 21 12 23 12 29 15 33 20 19 17 18 4 31 3466
17 Geoff Bodine 34 39 33 23 22 19 19 27 26 40 10 30 3 21 34 15 11 6 20 1 12 39 21 17 11 7 30 20 15 6 26 3218
18 Rick Mast 28 10 19 34 19 12 14 15 15 19 12 35 28 18 20 13 30 41 9 27 16 35 22 19 6 4 6 15 38 38 13 3190
19 Morgan Shepherd 31 37 32 30 8 30 27 20 43 24 29 32 6 11 15 22 17 14 5 9 11 19 24 23 18 6 14 23 29 17 28 3133
20 Ricky Craven 13 3 17 12 3 9 7 12 36 31 37 14 17 29 22 26 20 19 34 36 18 21 42 28 35 26 22 5 22 34 35 3078
21 Johnny Benson, Jr. (R) 23 20 37 38 24 DNQ 24 25 10 18 38 17 25 37 25 9 5 18 8* 15 7 28 11 10 24 17 17 14 40 32 27 3004
22 Hut Stricklin 22 30 39 25 20 11 16 31 22 13 28 34 29 27 19 23 32 34 18 37 26 20 2* 24 38 25 16 25 11 30 17 2854
23 Lake Speed 14 25 18 41 25 35 35 11 42 16 35 26 34 19 29 24 8 30 13 17 32 16 10 31 13 28 25 12 35 28 19 2834
24 Brett Bodine 32 28 25 24 27 20 23 18 23 20 24 24 40 22 9 16 27 22 22 14 28 14 28 25 27 DNQ 23 28 16 26 21 2814
25 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 6 23 40 20 37 24 28 DNQ 12 3 19 22 12 13 12 18 33 32 17 10 34 25 25 33 29 22 34 33 36 15 40 2786
26 Jeremy Mayfield 19 19 28 5 18 21 20 4 32 32 41 12 15 30 27 36 12 16 25 22 20 17 37 29 15 34 28 43 34 44 DNQ 2721
27 Kyle Petty 18 11 20 22 12 15 30 30 18 30 23 18 20 38 24 28 26 12 38 23 INJ INJ 17 18 8 8 31 41 25 29 DNQ 2696
28 Kenny Wallace 21 7 15 37 17 34 18 14 14 27 32 20 37 33 38 19 36 20 33 31 37 15 13 38 20 10 15 30 19 37 DNQ 2694
29 Darrell Waltrip 29 16 27 32 34 26 25 16 21 14 13 39 30 25 26 37 40 9 40 18 22 11 32 22 39 23 27 42 21 10 37 2657
30 Bill Elliott 8 15 10 10 13 28 21 13 41 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 37 14 21 13 10 INJ 14 INQ4 9 16 28 18 21 10 32 21 20 2627
31 John Andretti 38 38 12 21 40 DNQ 34 36 9 11 27 33 16 24 23 40 23 39 19 26 31 38 5 36 14 5 24 39 26 19 24 2621
32 Robert Pressley 30 26 16 27 36 17 4 34 7 34 33 Rpl 33 23 17 5 25 31 30 30 41 33 27 26 32 32 33 32 37 36 33 2485
33 Ward Burton 26 41 13 15 38 33 DNQ DNQ 27 10 11 16 35 35 41 25 22 33 36 32 35 8 40 37 7 DNQ DNQ 7 17 22 12 2411
34 Joe Nemechek 39 9 34 17 31 31 36 26 13 41 25 25 21 36 18 35 34 15 27 8 27 34 DNQ 39 25 27 26 DNQ 24 25 34 2391
35 Derrike Cope 41 8 22 35 39 22 13 28 29 39 14 23 27 40 42 38 10 27 14 16 24 29 34 8 31 DNQ 37 18 39 43 DNQ 2374
36 Dick Trickle 43 DNQ DNQ 14 35 8 22 DNQ 19 29 20 28 26 39 28 27 18 38 23 39 38 26 36 27 23 13 DNQ 35 31 20 DNQ 2131
37 Bobby Hillin, Jr. DNQ 18 26 28 41 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 43 26 29 13 14 32 21 38 35 26 29 19 22 18 32 12 24 35 36 33 39 16 2128
38 Dave Marcis 15 21 35 29 23 DNQ DNQ 35 39 33 40 31 DNQ 26 36 39 28 11 35 28 40 27 30 34 26 29 29 DNQ 30 24 25 2047
39 Steve Grissom 27 5 21 39 26 27 26 DNQ 6 25 16 42 22 34 1188
40 Todd Bodine QL1 36 15 10 20 15 35 21 20 11 32 991
41 Mike Wallace 37 17 24 33 21 DNQ DNQ 32 38 44 39 19 Wth 29 799
42 Greg Sacks 27 39 30 29 25 32 30 24 18 710
43 Elton Sawyer 25 DNQ 30 19 30 37 32 DNQ 37 21 DNQ 23 705
44 Chad Little 33 DNQ DNQ 43 DNQ 36 23 20 40 41 DNQ 22 22 627
45 Loy Allen, Jr. 36 36 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 23 28 30 DNQ 21 Wth 41 34 39 603
46 Gary Bradberry DNQ 38 35 23 29 30 35 DNQ 37 DNQ DNQ DNQ 27 38 591
47 Mike Skinner 12 36 17 19 13 529
48 Jeff Purvis 12 35 21 40 DNQ 328
49 Jeff Green 36 41 32 26 247
50 Randy MacDonald (R) DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 24 32 31 DNQ DNQ 228
51 Billy Standridge DNQ 27 41 29 198
52 Jim Sauter DNQ 21 31 170
53 Chuck Bown DNQ 40 DNQ DNQ 25 42 168
54 Jack Sprague 23 42 136
55 Dorsey Schroeder 13 129
56 Stacy Compton (R) 33 DNQ DNQ 33 128
57 Robby Gordon 38 42 42 123
58 Butch Leitzinger 20 103
59 Jeff Krogh 35 41 98
60 Tommy Kendall 28 84
61 Lance Hooper DNQ 33 64
62 Larry Gunselman 36 DNQ 55
63 Rich Woodland, Jr. 37 DNQ 52
64 Hermie Sadler DNQ 37 52
65 Scott Gaylord 38 DNQ 49
66 Ed Berrier DNQ 39 DNQ 46
67 Randy Baker 41 40
Pos Driver DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHS POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL Pts
Steve Seligman DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Tracy Leslie DNQ
Delma Cowart DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Jim Bown DNQ
Joe Ruttman DNQ
Robbie Faggart DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Jimmy Hensley DNQ
Phil Barkdoll DNQ
Mark Krogh DNQ DNQ
Joe Bean DNQ DNQ
Wayne Jacks DNQ
Bill McAnally DNQ DNQ
Mark Gibson DNQ
Ron Barfield, Jr. QL3 DNQ DNQ
Jason Keller DNQ
A. J. Foyt DNQ
Eric Smith Wth DNQ
Mike McLaughlin DNQ
Ron Hornaday, Jr. DNQ
Jay Sauter DNQ DNQ
Norm Benning DNQ
Terry Byers DNQ
Dave Rezendes QL2
Pos Driver DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHS POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL Pts
1At Rockingham, Geoff Bodine has his younger brother Todd qualify his #7 car, as Geoff Bodine had suffered broken ribs from a crash in the previous race, which was the 1996 Daytona 500.
2Geoff Bodine failed to qualify car #07 at Sonoma, but his Craftsman Truck driver Dave Rezendes timed in 23rd in the #7. Team owner Geoff Bodine drove the qualified entry, his regular car, in the race.
3Ron Barfield, Jr. qualified the #94 of the injured Bill Elliott at Michigan for Todd Bodine who was competing in the Busch Series' race at Myrtle Beach.
4Bobby Hillin, Jr. failed to qualify his regular ride at Bristol, but filled in for Bill Elliott who was still feeling effects from a crash earlier in the year at Talladega.

Owners' championship[edit]

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position set by owner's points standings. * – Most laps led.

Pos[1] Car Owner Drivers DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHS POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL Points
1 5 Hendrick Motorsports T. Labonte 24* 34* 8 2 5 2 1* 24 4 5 3 2 7 2 2 6 16 24 3 2 3 5 26 5 21 2 5 1* 3 3 5 4657
2 24 Hendrick Motorsports J. Gordon 42 40 1 3 1* 1* 2 3* 33 6 4 1* 1* 6 3 34* 7 1 37 4 5 2 1 2* 1* 1 1* 31 12 5 3 4620
3 88 Robert Yates Racing Jarrett 1 2 2 11 15 6 11 29 2 12 1* 36 38 10 6 2 3 2 1 24 1 4 14 4 3 16 3 3 2* 8 2 4568
4 3 Richard Childress Racing Earnhardt 2 1 31 1* 14 4 3 5 3 4 2 3 32 9 4 12 14 28* 15 6* 17 24 12 20 16 15 2 6 9 12 4 4327
5 6 Roush Racing Martin 4 32 5 26 6 3 37 21 34 2 7 40 4 7 11 33 9* 3 4 3 2* 3 3 9 5 9 9 2 7 2* 7 4278
6 10 Rudd Performance Motorsports Rudd 9 4 9 8 9 14 15 23 28 7 15 8 2 31 33 3 2 37 6 34 8 9 16 12 34 35 7 13 1 14 8 3845
7 2 Penske Racing South R. Wallace 16 22 7 36 4 5 33 1 30 1* 34 7 31 1 31 7 1 10 7 33 39 1* 38 6 2 36 10 8 8 40 10 3717
8 4 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Marlin 40 6 11 13 11 18 5 10 1* 15 6 41 11 3* 1* 29 6 29 39 11 33 18 8 21 17 31 11 4 13 27 15 3682
9 43 Petty Enterprises Hamiliton 20 24 6* 16 16 32 8 6 11 17 31 21 5 15 16 20 39 17 31 38 13 10 19 7 10 3* 8 19 28 1 6 3639
10 28 Robert Yates Racing Irvan 35 14 38 4 33 16 6 2 31 42 9 4 39 5 5 1 4 4 2 35 4 36 7 1 36 12 36 37 4 7 36 3632
11 18 Joe Gibbs Racing B. Labonte 17 33 23 31 2 7 10 8 24 9 22 5 41 12 40 31 37 8 24 5 6 32 6 11 4 21 13 40 6 9 1* 3590
12 25 Hendrick Motorsports Schrader 3 29 14 6 28 29 9 7 20 8 5 10 18 16 8 8 15 26 16 25 15 13 4 13 22 30 18 29 23 35 30 3540
13 99 Roush Racing J. Burton 5 13 4 DNQ 10 23 29 22 16 26 18 9 9 17 14 4 35 7 11 21 9 37 31 3 40 11 4 11 5 31 9 3538
14 21 Wood Brothers Racing M. Waltrip 10 35 36 9 29 10 17 17 5 22 8 11 14 32 7 10 13 42 28 7 25 6 33 14 9 14 12 9 14 16 11 3535
15 23 Travis Carter Enterprises Spencer 11 27 29 7 32 13 31 19 40 21 17 6 8 4 10 17 24 5 12 19 10 7 23 30 30 19 20 16 10 18 14 3476
16 16 Roush Racing Musgrave 7 31 3 18 7 25 12 9 8 23 30 13 19 8 13 11 19 36 21 12 23 12 29 15 33 20 19 17 18 4 31 3466
17 94 Elliott-Hardy Racing Kendall 28 3347
T. Bodine 36 15 10 20
Elliott 8 15 10 10 13 28 21 13 41 37 14
Bill Elliott Racing 21 13 10 14 9 16 28 18 21 10 32 21 20
Schroeder 13
Hillin, Jr. 22
17 7 Geoff Bodine Racing G. Bodine 34 39 33 23 22 19 19 27 26 40 10 30 3 21 34 15 11 6 20 1 12 39 21 17 11 7 30 20 15 6 26 3218
18 1 Precision Products Racing Mast 28 10 19 34 19 12 14 15 15 19 12 35 28 18 20 13 30 41 9 27 16 35 22 19 6 4 6 15 38 38 13 3190
20 75 Butch Mock Motorsports Shepherd 31 37 32 30 8 30 27 20 43 24 29 32 6 11 15 22 17 14 5 9 11 19 24 23 18 6 14 23 29 17 28 3133
21 41 Larry Hedrick Motorsports Craven 13 3 17 12 3 9 7 12 36 31 37 14 17 29 22 26 20 19 34 36 18 21 42 28 35 26 22 5 22 34 35 3078
22 98 Cale Yarborough Motorsports Mayfield 19 19 28 5 18 21 20 4 32 32 41 12 15 30 27 36 12 16 25 22 20 17 37 3016
Andretti 36 14 5 24 39 26 19 24
23 30 Bahari Racing Benson, Jr. 23 20 37 38 24 DNQ 24 25 10 18 38 17 25 37 25 9 5 18 8* 15 7 28 11 10 24 17 17 14 40 32 27 3004
24 42 Team SABCO Petty 18 11 20 22 12 15 30 30 18 30 23 18 20 38 24 28 26 12 38 23 17 18 8 8 31 41 25 29 DNQ 2866
Jim Sauter 21 31
25 8 Stavola Brothers Racing Stricklin 22 30 39 25 20 11 16 31 22 13 28 34 29 27 19 23 32 34 18 37 26 20 2* 24 38 25 16 25 11 30 17 2854
26 9 Melling Racing Speed 14 25 18 41 25 35 35 11 42 16 35 26 34 19 29 24 8 30 13 17 32 16 10 31 13 28 25 12 35 28 19 2834
27 11 Brett Bodine Racing B. Bodine 32 28 25 24 27 20 23 18 23 20 24 24 40 22 9 16 27 22 22 14 28 14 28 25 27 DNQ 23 28 16 26 21 2814
28 15 Bud Moore Engineering Dallenbach, Jr. 6 23 40 20 37 24 28 DNQ 12 3 19 22 12 13 12 18 33 32 17 10 34 25 25 33 29 22 34 33 36 15 40 2786
29 33 Leo Jackson Motorsports Sacks 27 2696
Pressley 30 26 16 27 36 17 4 34 7 34 33 33 23 17 5 25 31 30 30 41 33 27 26 32 32 33
Andy Petree Racing 32
T. Bodine 20 11 32
30 81 FILMAR Racing K. Wallace 21 7 15 37 17 34 18 14 14 27 32 20 37 33 38 19 36 20 33 31 37 15 13 38 20 10 15 30 19 37 DNQ 2694
31 17 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports D. Waltrip 29 16 27 32 34 26 25 16 21 14 13 39 30 25 26 37 40 9 40 18 22 11 32 22 39 23 27 42 21 10 37 2657
32 22 Bill Davis Racing W. Burton 26 41 13 15 38 33 DNQ DNQ 27 10 11 16 35 35 41 25 22 33 36 32 35 8 40 37 7 DNQ DNQ 7 17 22 12 2411
33 87 NEMCO Motorsports Nemechek 39 9 34 17 31 31 36 26 13 41 25 25 21 36 18 35 34 15 27 8 27 34 DNQ 39 25 27 26 DNQ 24 25 34 2391
34 12 Bobby Allison Motorsports Cope 41 8 22 35 39 22 13 28 29 39 14 23 27 40 42 38 10 27 14 16 24 29 34 8 31 DNQ 37 18 39 43 DNQ 2374
35 37 Kranefuss-Haas Racing Andretti 38 38 12 21 40 DNQ 34 36 9 11 27 33 16 24 23 40 23 39 19 26 31 38 5 2326
Mayfield 29 15 34 28 43 34 44 DNQ
36 29 Diamond Ridge Motorsports Grissom 27 5 21 39 26 27 26 DNQ 6 25 16 42 22 34 2322
Sacks 39 30 29 25 32 30
Leitzinger 20
Little 23 20 40 41 DNQ
Green 32 26
Pressley 37 36 33
37 71 Marcis Auto Racing Marcis 15 21 35 29 23 DNQ DNQ 35 39 33 40 31 DNQ 26 36 39 28 11 35 28 40 27 30 34 26 29 29 DNQ 30 24 25 2047
38 90 Donlavey Racing M. Wallace 37 17 24 33 21 DNQ DNQ 32 38 44 39 19 2038
Trickle 26 39 28 27 18 38 23 39 38 26 36 27 23 13 DNQ 35 31 20 DNQ
39 77 Jasper Motorsports Hillin, Jr. DNQ 18 26 28 41 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 43 26 29 13 14 32 21 38 35 26 29 19 DNQ 18 32 12 24 35 36 33 39 16 2031
40 19 TriStar Motorsports Allen, Jr. 36 36 23 28 30 DNQ 21 Wth 41 34 39 1461
Trickle DNQ 14 35 8 22 DNQ 19 29 20 28
M. Wallace 29
41 27 David Blair Motorsports Sawyer 25 DNQ 30 19 30 37 32 DNQ 37 21 DNQ 892
Keller DNQ
T. Bodine 15 35 21
Barfield, Jr. DNQ
42 95 Sadler Brothers Racing C. Bown DNQ 40 DNQ DNQ 25 42 759
Bradberry 38 35 23 29 30 35 DNQ 37 DNQ DNQ DNQ 27 38
43 31 Richard Childress Racing Skinner 12 36 17 19 13 529
44 78 Triad Motorsports MacDonald DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 24 32 31 DNQ DNQ 426
Standridge DNQ 27 41 29
45 97 Mark Rypien Racing Little 33 DNQ 43 DNQ 36 22 22 347
46 44 Phoenix Racing Purvis 12 35 21 40 DNQ 328
47 40 Team Sabco Sacks 24 18 274
R. Gordon 42 42
Jay Sauter DNQ DNQ
48 14 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Green 36 41 144
Hornaday, Jr. DNQ
R. Gordon 38
49 52 Hendrick Motorsports Sprague 23 42 136
50 46 Monroe Motorsports Compton 33 DNQ DNQ 33 128
51 101 Excel Motorsports J. Krogh 35 41 98
52 20 Ranier-Walsh Racing Sawyer 23 94
53 107 Golden West Motorsports Hooper DNQ 33 64
54 137 Olson Technology Racing Gunselman 36 DNQ 55
55 138 Woodland Racing Woodland, Jr. 37 DNQ 52
56 26 Sadler Racing Sadler DNQ 37 52
57 100 Oliver Racing Gaylord 38 DNQ 49
58 60 Berrier Racing Berrier 39 DNQ 46
59 02 Miles Motorsports Faggart DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 40
Baker 41
60 63 Schnell Motorsports Trickle 43 DNQ 34
Berrier DNQ
M. Wallace Wth
Pos Car Owner Drivers DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHS POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL Points

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Johnny Benson was the only rookie to make a full-time run in the 1996 season, making him the 1996 Rookie of the Year. Benson ended the year with one top-5, six top 10's, and one pole. Randy MacDonald and Stacy Compton made attempts at the award as well, but did not run enough times to catch Benson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1997 NASCAR Preview & Press Guide, p.52.


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