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1996 Purolator 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 31
Sunday, March 10, 1996 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:42
Average Speed: 161.298 mph
Pole Speed: 185.434 mph
Cautions: 3 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
34311   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac20517,000engine061
82010   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford32729,650running1147
241911   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford31421,195running091
352612   Derrike Cope Mane 'N Tail   (Bobby Allison)Ford18116,965overheating058
201015   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford32123,760running0103
182516   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford32322,340running0109
321317   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet23617,130running067
31 818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet28626,190running475
141719   Dick Trickle Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford32512,060running0121
36222   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford17825,540engine3660
92721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford32725,450running2143
151622   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac32528,030running0118
73923   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford32727,150running0146
32124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32861,600running24170
63025   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32828,500running5155
193527   Elton Sawyer Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford32211,430running0106
43728   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford32840,400running6165
392429   Steve Grissom Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet9916,845engine046
1183   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32891,050running136185
38 130   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac10724,345handling049
271433   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet29721,725engine082
21 737   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford32021,800running0100
13284   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet32528,780running0124
121541   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet32623,600running0127
223342   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac31521,640running097
16 643   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32522,870running0115
2 35   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32860,500running100175
26 26   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford30027,535engine085
23 57   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford31421,430running094
294171   Dave Marcis Prodigy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet29313,410running076
303275   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford29312,750running073
282977   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford29413,550running079
25 98   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford31214,190running088
373881   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford1559,925engine052
171287   Joe Nemechek Burger King   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet32322,660running0112
113688   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford32620,820running0130
41119   Lake Speed Spam   (Harry Melling)Ford2916,845engine040
334090   Mike Wallace Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford23510,035engine369
102394   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford32727,950running7139
403495   Chuck Bown Shoney's Inns   (Sadler Brothers)Ford859,275rear end043
5 498   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford32832,100running4160

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Johnny Benson, Jr.30backup car
Joe Nemechek87backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
42Jeff Burton99Exide BatteriesJack RoushFord
43Steve Seligman65O'Neil RacingJerry O'NeilFord
44Randy MacDonald78Diamond RioJim WilsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
1164164  
1651695   debris frontstretch 
17023667  
2372404   debris 
2412422  
2432464   #90 engine faiilure 
24732882  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.0%             Average green flag run: 78.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte14848
  Dale Earnhardt49535
  Terry Labonte54552
  Bobby Labonte56572
  Michael Waltrip58581
  Mike Wallace59613
  Dale Earnhardt62621
  Rusty Wallace638725
  Dale Earnhardt88892
  Terry Labonte9011223
  Rusty Wallace1131131
  Bobby Labonte1141152
  Bill Elliott1161172
  Rusty Wallace11812710
  Dale Earnhardt12814114
  Jeff Gordon14216524
  Dale Earnhardt16621853
  Jeremy Mayfield2192202
  Ernie Irvan2212222
  Ricky Rudd2232231
  Michael Waltrip2242241
  Bill Elliott2252295
  Terry Labonte2302323
  Dale Earnhardt23326432
  Ernie Irvan2652673
  Terry Labonte26829124
  Ernie Irvan2922921
  Jeremy Mayfield2932942
  Ken Schrader2952995
  Dale Earnhardt30032829

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 660    
2   Dale Earnhardt 610   -50  
3   Ricky Rudd 588   -72  
4   Bill Elliott 543   -117  
5   Ricky Craven 533   -127  
6   Ken Schrader 522   -138  
7   Terry Labonte 494   -166  
8   Ted Musgrave 490   -170  
9   Bobby Hamilton 474   -186  
10   Mark Martin 467   -193  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 456   -204  
12   Sterling Marlin 452   -208  
13   Jimmy Spencer 449   -211  
14   Jeff Burton 444   -216  
15   Kyle Petty 439   -221  
16   Jeff Gordon 430   -230  
17   Rusty Wallace 423   -237  
18   Kenny Wallace 416   -244  
19   Ernie Irvan 398   -262  
20   Michael Waltrip 395   -265