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1996 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 31
Sunday, April 14, 1996 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:35:39
Average Speed: 96.37 mph
Pole Speed: 116.659 mph
Cautions: 3 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.239 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 15   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400229,025running167185
21724   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40052,750running0170
3263   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40038,525running0165
41133   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet40035,305running43165
5 84   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet40031,855running64160
62228   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39922,755running1155
7 741   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39924,980running2151
8 443   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39820,815running0142
9 525   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39820,390running0138
102818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet39829,170running0134
12 616   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39819,740running1132
112988   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39816,615running0130
131512   Derrike Cope Mane 'N Tail   (Bobby Allison)Ford39819,425running0124
14311   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac39819,190running0121
153310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39724,140running0118
16358   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford39713,890running0115
173421   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39720,590running0112
181681   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford3977,765running0109
19277   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford39718,415running0106
201098   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39613,115running0103
213794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39618,065running0100
223219   Dick Trickle Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford3957,515running097
231911   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford39517,765running094
242430   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39418,615running091
253017   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet39417,640running088
272175   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39410,140running287
262529   Steve Grissom Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet39417,290running085
282315   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford39417,075running079
29 999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford3947,090running076
301342   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac39416,215running073
311823   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford39213,640running070
33122   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford39021,615running11969
32 227   Elton Sawyer Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford3916,615running067
342037   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford36814,590crash166
35149   Lake Speed Spam   (Harry Melling)Ford36813,590running058
363687   Joe Nemechek Burger King   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet36713,565crash055
37 36   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford35523,415running052

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
38Dave Marcis71Prodigy ServicesDave MarcisChevrolet
39Randy MacDonald78Diamond RioJim WilsonFord
40Mike Wallace90Heilig-MeyersJunie DonlaveyFord
41Ward Burton22MBNA America BankBill DavisPontiac
42Bobby Hillin, Jr.77Jasper EnginesDoug BawelFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19494  
951017   #23 spun turn 3 
102319218  
3203267   #27 spun turn 3 
32737448  
37538511   #2,15,37,87 accident backstretch 
38640015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.2%             Average green flag run: 93.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte15656
  Sterling Marlin577519
  Terry Labonte76772
  Ernie Irvan78781
  John Andretti79791
  Morgan Shepherd80812
  Sterling Marlin829413
  Robert Pressley9513743
  Sterling Marlin13816932
  Ted Musgrave1701701
  Terry Labonte17123868
  Ricky Craven2392402
  Rusty Wallace24128141
  Terry Labonte28229211
  Rusty Wallace29331725
  Terry Labonte3183203
  Rusty Wallace32137353
  Terry Labonte37440027

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 1063    
2   Dale Earnhardt 1061   -2  
3   Terry Labonte 1004   -59  
4   Ricky Craven 987   -76  
5   Jeff Gordon 970   -93  
6   Ricky Rudd 970   -93  
7   Ted Musgrave 856   -207  
8   Sterling Marlin 856   -207  
9   Bill Elliott 851   -212  
10   Mark Martin 839   -224  
11   Ken Schrader 815   -248  
12   Rusty Wallace 812   -251  
13   Bobby Labonte 805   -258  
14   Bobby Hamilton 798   -265  
15   Jeremy Mayfield 768   -295  
16   Kyle Petty 757   -306  
17   Jeff Burton 753   -310  
18   Rick Mast 734   -329  
19   Ernie Irvan 732   -331  
20   Michael Waltrip 717   -346