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1991 DieHard 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 29
Sunday, July 28, 1991 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:23:35
Average Speed: 147.383 mph
Pole Speed: 192.085 mph
Cautions: 7 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.5 cl
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1991 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1991 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 43   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18888,670running101185
2 59   Bill Elliott Coors Light   (Harry Melling)Ford18851,185running1175
3 26   Mark Martin Folger's Coffee   (Jack Roush)Ford18846,390running3170
4185   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18829,400running2165
5 122   Sterling Marlin Maxwell House Coffee   (Junior Johnson)Ford18827,075running33160
6 82   Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft   (Roger Penske)Pontiac18816,250running1155
71330   Michael Waltrip Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac18816,050running4151
84021   Dale Jarrett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18814,400running8147
9 728   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18819,120running12143
101975   Joe Ruttman Dinner Bell Foods   (RahMoc Enterprises)Oldsmobile18815,800running0134
112142   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Mello Yello   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac18816,330running0130
12 619   Chad Little Tyson Foods   (Chuck Little)Ford1888,250running7132
133420   Buddy Baker Moroso Racing   (Dick Moroso)Oldsmobile1889,930running0124
142215   Morgan Shepherd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18814,860running0121
151417   Darrell Waltrip Western Auto   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet18810,135running1123
16107   Alan Kulwicki Hooters   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford18714,550running0115
172841   Larry Pearson Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet1877,385running0112
182043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18710,880running0109
193347   Greg Sacks Kanawha Insurance   (Derick Close)Oldsmobile1867,100running0106
202424   Dick Trickle Team III Racing   (Sam McMahon)Pontiac1869,160running0103
214171   Dave Marcis Big Apple Markets   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1869,980running0100
223273   Phil Barkdoll Kounty Line   (Phil Barkdoll)Oldsmobile1856,625running097
233652   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1856,370running094
243594   Terry Labonte Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1849,215running091
253114   Mike Chase Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1846,110running088
262755   Ted Musgrave Jasper Engines   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1827,635running085
273995   Eddie Bierschwale Texaco   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1815,865running082
28171   Rick Mast Skoal Classic   (Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1668,645crash1084
291512   Hut Stricklin Raybestos Brakes   (Bobby Allison)Buick1508,475crash581
301111   Geoffrey Bodine Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford15014,455crash073
312349   Stanley Smith Interstate Batteries   (Stanley Smith)Buick1475,985oil pressure070
322926   Brett Bodine Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1468,215oil pressure067
33 34   Ernie Irvan Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet14613,645crash064
341668   Bobby Hamilton Country Time   (Mark Smith)Oldsmobile1305,400running061
353710   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Chevrolet11713,755oil pan058
361266   Lake Speed TropArtic   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac1097,995axle055
373898   Jimmy Spencer Banquet Frozen Foods   (Travis Carter)Chevrolet1027,945engine052
38308   Rick Wilson Snickers   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1027,895crash049
39 933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Oldsmobile907,815crash046
402525   Ken Schrader Kodiak   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet777,150valve043
412690   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Orkin Pest Control   (Junie Donlavey)Ford25,150crash040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
42Delma Cowart0Master's Economy InnH.L. WatersFord
43Jeff Purvis51Phoenix ConstructionJames FinchOldsmobile
44Walter Surma86Surma RacingWalter SurmaOldsmobile
45Mark Gibson59Mark Gibson RacingMark GibsonPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
485   #90 accident backstretch 
99284  
93986   #33 accident turn 2 
991057  
1061127   #4,8,43,55,66,68,94,98 accident turn 1 
1131208  
1211277   debris backstretch 
12815124  
1521598   #11,12 accident turn 1 
1601667  
1671737   #1 accident tri-oval 
1741796  
1801823   debris backstretch 
1831886  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.9%             Average green flag run: 18.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin122
  Dale Earnhardt31614
  Bill Elliott17171
  Davey Allison18192
  Sterling Marlin20201
  Michael Waltrip21222
  Hut Stricklin23231
  Michael Waltrip24241
  Sterling Marlin25251
  Dale Earnhardt264924
  Rick Mast50523
  Darrell Waltrip53531
  Sterling Marlin546411
  Dale Earnhardt65728
  Davey Allison73731
  Dale Earnhardt74818
  Hut Stricklin82854
  Davey Allison86927
  Rick Mast93997
  Ricky Rudd1001012
  Mark Martin1021021
  Sterling Marlin10312018
  Chad Little1211277
  Michael Waltrip1281281
  Sterling Marlin1291302
  Davey Allison1311311
  Dale Earnhardt13214615
  Davey Allison1471471
  Dale Earnhardt1481514
  Dale Jarrett1521598
  Rusty Wallace1601601
  Dale Earnhardt16118828

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2635    
2   Ricky Rudd 2475   -160  
3   Davey Allison 2393   -242  
4   Ernie Irvan 2359   -276  
5   Mark Martin 2330   -305  
6   Ken Schrader 2279   -356  
7   Darrell Waltrip 2259   -376  
8   Sterling Marlin 2156   -479  
9   Harry Gant 2131   -504  
10   Rusty Wallace 2126   -509  
11   Bill Elliott 2057   -578  
12   Michael Waltrip 2052   -583  
13   Morgan Shepherd 1998   -637  
14   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1890   -745  
15   Hut Stricklin 1886   -749  
16   Alan Kulwicki 1856   -779  
17   Dale Jarrett 1855   -780  
18   Geoffrey Bodine 1749   -886  
19   Joe Ruttman 1748   -887  
20   Rick Mast 1708   -927