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1996 Mountain Dew Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 31
Sunday, September 1, 1996 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:41:34
Average Speed: 135.757 mph
Pole Speed: 170.934 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 5.23 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36799,630running52180
2108   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford36752,405running143180
3 66   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford36745,430running47170
4 425   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36640,590running9165
51537   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford36632,120running0155
62118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet36633,315running6155
71328   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford36631,070running0146
92694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford36626,020running2143
8 54   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet36632,750running0142
10379   Lake Speed Spam / Melling   (Harry Melling)Ford36630,630running0134
112730   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac36526,440running0130
12123   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36530,545running0127
14 188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford365128,165running23126
131481   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford36517,455running0124
151627   Todd Bodine Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford36514,075running1123
161810   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford36527,805running2120
174142   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac36423,635running0112
182577   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford36316,260running0109
193143   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac36222,980running0106
21 37   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford36226,750running5105
20 729   Chad Little Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet36220,910running0103
231723   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford36221,985running6999
22 91   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac36223,230running097
243875   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford35914,710running091
26 85   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet35827,440running290
253615   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford35921,700running088
274233   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet35521,130running082
281911   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford35520,920running079
302971   Dave Marcis Prodigy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet35313,650running378
292016   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford35420,710running076
313999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford34712,965running070
323417   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet34017,375running067
332221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford33317,310running064
341112   Derrike Cope Badcock   (Bobby Allison)Ford31617,275running061
353295   Gary Bradberry Shoney's Restaurants   (Sadler Brothers)Ford28610,165running058
372498   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford19110,041crash357
363090   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford28410,105engine055
38282   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford10224,895engine049
393360   Ed Berrier Mt. Olive   (Max Berrier)Ford579,895oil leak046
403522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac5425,395crash043
412319   Loy Allen, Jr. Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford239,895crash040
424041   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet1016,895engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Randy MacDonald78Diamond Rio / HanesJim WilsonFord
44Joe Nemechek87Burger KingJoe NemechekChevrolet
45Jay Sauter40First UnionFelix SabatesPontiac
46Robbie Faggart02Dole-KempJim MilesChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12323  
24274   #19 accident turn 1 
284619  
47526   #2,11,28,88 accident turn 3 
53553  
56627   #21,22 accident turn 1 
6315290  
1531608   debris turn 2 
16117919  
1801867   #23 spun turn 2 
1871948  
1951995   #3,27,75,95,98 accident turn 2 
200367168  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.1%             Average green flag run: 47.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine155
  Dale Jarrett683
  Jeff Gordon92416
  Dave Marcis25251
  Dale Jarrett264520
  Terry Labonte46472
  Dave Marcis48492
  Jimmy Spencer50545
  Ken Schrader55639
  Jimmy Spencer64707
  Mark Martin7111646
  Ricky Rudd1171182
  Jeremy Mayfield1191213
  Jimmy Spencer12217857
  Bobby Labonte1791802
  Jeff Gordon1811866
  Bobby Labonte1871904
  Jeff Gordon1911922
  Hut Stricklin19323846
  Jeff Gordon2392479
  Todd Bodine2482481
  Bill Elliott2492491
  Hut Stricklin25029950
  Jeff Gordon3003012
  Mark Martin3023021
  Bill Elliott3033031
  Jeff Gordon3043041
  Hut Stricklin30535147
  Jeff Gordon35236716

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 3382    
2   Jeff Gordon 3358   -24  
3   Dale Jarrett 3291   -91  
4   Dale Earnhardt 3221   -161  
5   Mark Martin 3042   -340  
6   Ricky Rudd 2881   -501  
7   Ken Schrader 2836   -546  
8   Ernie Irvan 2782   -600  
9   Sterling Marlin 2781   -601  
10   Rusty Wallace 2737   -645  
11   Jimmy Spencer 2632   -750  
12   Ted Musgrave 2619   -763  
13   Bobby Labonte 2540   -842  
14   Jeff Burton 2522   -860  
15   Michael Waltrip 2519   -863  
16   Bobby Hamilton 2512   -870  
17   Ricky Craven 2378   -1004  
18   Morgan Shepherd 2298   -1084  
19   Geoffrey Bodine 2296   -1086  
20   Rick Mast 2284   -1098