1995 Coca-Cola 600

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1995 Coca-Cola 600
Race details
Race 11 of 31 in the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Date May 28, 1995 (1995-05-28)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Weather Temperatures averaging around 66.1 °F (18.9 °C); wind speeds up to 10.2 miles per hour (16.4 km/h)[1]
Average speed 151.952 mph (244.543 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Ken Schrader Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 169
Winner
No. 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network TBS
Announcers Eli Gold, Ken Squier, Buddy Baker, & Geoff Bodine

The 1995 Coca-Cola 600, the 36th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 28, 1995 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contested at 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 11th race of the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Bobby Labonte of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race, earning his first career win.

On the day of the race, 0.01 inches of precipitation were recorded around the speedway.[2]

Background[edit]

Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend and the Winston Select, as well as the UAW-GM Quality 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI).

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 30 Michael Waltrip Bahari Racing Pontiac
4 4 Sterling Marlin Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet
5 10 Ricky Rudd Rudd Performance Motorsports Ford
6 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
7 26 Hut Stricklin King Racing Ford
8 9 Lake Speed Melling Racing Ford
9 43 Bobby Hamilton Petty Enterprises Pontiac
10 41 Ricky Craven Larry Hedrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Race statistics[3][edit]

  • Time of race: 3:56:55
  • Average Speed: 151.952 miles per hour (244.543 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 183.861
  • Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 6.28 sec
  • Lead changes: 32
  • Percent of race run under caution: 8.2%
  • Average green flag run: 45.9 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ "Charlotte NASCAR Climatology" (PDF). SERCC. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. ^ Race statistics at Race Database