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1996 Hardee's Fried Chicken Challenge 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 3 of 26
Saturday, March 2, 1996 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
250 laps on a .750 mile paved track (187.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:54:36
Average Speed: 98.168 mph
Pole Speed: 121.114 mph
Cautions: 4 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: .31 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
122999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2484,995running0127
18339   Joe Bessey Delco Remy America   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2474,015running0109
8 981   Todd Bodine Pro-Motion   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet2504,980running0142
314105   Chuck Bown Key Motorsports   (Curtis Key)Ford2423,580running070
28 851   Jim Bown Luck's Foods   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet2455,069running079
403955   Johnny Chapman Duragloss   (Ray DeWitt)Ford1415,825crash043
111943   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2496,359running0130
233572   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2466,125running094
273640   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Doug Taylor)Ford2455,094running082
243247   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2465,539running091
3 595   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet25010,104running45165
37383   Jeff Green GM Goodwrench Service   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2304,954running052
161629   Steve Grissom WCW   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2474,250running10115
152785   Shane Hall Stegall Motorsports   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet2484,645running0118
141075   Doug Heveron Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Ford2486,189running0121
92032   Dale Jarrett Band-Aid   (Dale Jarrett)Ford2494,605running8138
191200   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Ford2473,975running0106
73457   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2509,269running0146
17 344   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Chevrolet2474,075running0112
10285   Terry Labonte Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet2495,025running0134
61874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2507,380running0150
364035   Mike Laughlin, Jr. National Wild Turkey Federation   (Mike Laughlin)Ford2313,575running055
322171   Kevin Lepage Lepage Racing   (Kevin Lepage)Chevrolet2414,954running067
201323   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac2468,079running0103
51163   Curtis Markham Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac2508,219running2155
35 760   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford2335,575crash13858
383734   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet1717,214clutch049
212514   Patty Moise Dial / Purex   (Elton Sawyer)Ford2465,699running0100
392659   Jerry Nadeau Winmiser   (Lee Smith)Chevrolet1663,575rear end046
2 687   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet25010,395running9170
341788   Pete Orr Farmer's Choice Fertilizer   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2363,575running061
293010   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2455,064running076
262492   Larry Pearson Stanley Tools   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet2457,619running085
332248   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford2403,575running064
1 14   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet25017,900running38180
303125   Johnny Rumley Suburban Propane   (Don Beverley)Chevrolet2445,840running073
132346   Elliott Sadler Citgo   (Bell Sadler)Chevrolet2484,330running0124
41141   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Bell Sadler)Chevrolet114,964engine040
22 238   Dennis Setzer Lipton Tea   (Bob Sutton)Ford2465,624running097
4 490   Mike Wallace Duron Paints   (Barry Owen)Ford2506,285running0160
251512   Michael Waltrip MW Windows   (Michael Waltrip)Ford2463,825running088

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Patty Moise14driver change
Jerry Nadeau59spin on pace lap

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
42Stevie Reeves96Clabber Girl Baking PowderDonald LairdFord
43Mark Green37Timber WolfClarence BrewerChevrolet
44Tommy Houston6Suburban PropaneTommy HoustonFord
45Marty Ward97Ward MotorsportsMarty WardChevrolet
46Nathan Buttke66DuraGlossArlin ButtkeChevrolet
47John Nemechek89Cintas UniformsJoe NemechekChevrolet
48Eddie Johnson73Ashland Motors / Swisher HygieneColeman RiceFord
49Bobby Dotter64DuraLubeDennis ShoemakerChevrolet
50Tim Bender18LaWarre MotorsportsNed LaWarreFord
51Greg Clark53Clark RacingGreg ClarkChevrolet
52Jimmy Kitchens50UAW / Lear SeatingBobby JonesFord
53Mike Harmon24MedPartnersBart WalkerChevrolet
54Terry Brooks77Mark III Financial GroupDan BrowderChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14196   #3 accident turn 4 
20137118  
1381436   #5 spun frontstretch 
1441474  
1481558   #55 accident backstretch 
15623277  
2332397   #35 spun turn 1 
24025011  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.8%             Average green flag run: 44.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Purvis13030
  David Green317545
  Mark Martin7610328
  Curtis Markham1041052
  Steve Grissom10611510
  Dale Jarrett1161238
  Mark Martin124233110
  Jeff Purvis2342341
  Joe Nemechek2352439
  Jeff Purvis2442507

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   David Green 442    
2   Randy LaJoie 442   0  
3   Jeff Purvis 439   -3  
4   Curtis Markham 422   -20  
5   Bobby Labonte 405   -37  
6   Mark Martin 403   -39  
7   Steve Grissom 386   -56  
8   Dale Jarrett 357   -85  
9   Todd Bodine 337   -105  
10   Rodney Combs 326   -116  
11   Jason Keller 319   -123  
12   Joe Bessey 318   -124  
13   Terry Labonte 318   -124  
14   Larry Pearson 306   -136  
15   Glenn Allen, Jr. 306   -136  
16   Mike McLaughlin 289   -153  
17   Phil Parsons 288   -154  
18   Mike Wallace 284   -158  
19   Mike Dillon 279   -163  
20   Chad Little 273   -169