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1996 DieHard 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 31
Sunday, July 28, 1996 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:34:21
Average Speed: 133.387 mph
Pole Speed: 192.37 mph
Cautions: 5 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.146 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
213119   Loy Allen, Jr. Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford12617,005running0100
391937   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford10219,250crash451
181030   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac12825,905running0109
224111   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford12623,595running097
6407   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford12940,175running0150
233895   Gary Bradberry Shoney's Restaurants   (Sadler Brothers)Ford12113,495running094
7 799   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford12923,475running0146
333322   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac11727,540crash064
272312   Derrike Cope Badcock   (Bobby Allison)Ford11722,490crash082
192741   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet12824,625running0106
323515   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford11719,620crash067
28 43   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11731,020crash4089
133994   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford12926,255running0124
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet129272,550running37180
173743   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac12825,110running0112
353077   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford11312,465running058
4 628   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford12944,455running1165
2 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford12955,070running5175
82418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Joe Gibbs Hall of Fame   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet12933,425running0142
24295   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet12029,715crash091
112171   Dave Marcis Prodigy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet12919,955running3135
29164   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet11729,450crash1981
3 86   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford12953,980running7170
41131   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac8519,250running040
16 198   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford12924,375running12120
361716   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford11319,420running055
154287   Joe Nemechek Burger King   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet12926,710running0118
121842   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac12926,575running0127
311433   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet11719,690crash175
402044   Jeff Purvis David Lee Murphy / MCA Nashville   (James Finch)Chevrolet8612,250engine043
372810   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford11327,406running052
253429   Greg Sacks Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11923,335crash088
262625   Ken Schrader Budweiser / U.S. Olympic Team   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11923,060crash085
143675   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford12918,985running0121
30 59   Lake Speed Spam / Melling   (Harry Melling)Ford11719,830crash073
51523   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford12950,025running0155
34258   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford11412,495running061
381190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford10912,250crash049
201281   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford12719,085running0103
10322   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford12931,925running0134
9 917   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet12927,795running0138
422221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford1619,250engine037
* Race shortened to 129 laps due to rain/darkness.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Chad Little97Sterling CowboyGreg PollexPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212   green/yellow start 
132614  
27304   #1 accident backstretch 
315727  
58614   debris turn 3 
6210342  
1041118   #8,10,11,16,19,30,37,77,81,90,95,98 accident turn 4 
1121176  
1181247   #3,4,5,6,9,11,12,15,22,25,29,33,41 accident tri-oval 
1251295  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.1%             Average green flag run: 18.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeremy Mayfield11212
  Jeff Gordon13153
  Dale Earnhardt162611
  Dave Marcis27271
  Dale Jarrett28303
  Dale Earnhardt31366
  Sterling Marlin37448
  Jeff Gordon455713
  John Andretti58614
  Robert Pressley62621
  Mark Martin63631
  Dale Earnhardt64663
  Sterling Marlin677711
  Dale Earnhardt788710
  Jeff Gordon889710
  Dale Earnhardt981036
  Dave Marcis1041052
  Mark Martin1061116
  Dale Earnhardt1121143
  Jeff Gordon1151151
  Dale Earnhardt1161161
  Ernie Irvan1171171
  Jeff Gordon1181247
  Dale Jarrett1251262
  Jeff Gordon1271293

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2631    
2   Terry Labonte 2622   -9  
3   Dale Earnhardt 2608   -23  
4   Dale Jarrett 2549   -82  
5   Sterling Marlin 2285   -346  
6   Ricky Rudd 2260   -371  
7   Rusty Wallace 2247   -384  
8   Ken Schrader 2216   -415  
9   Mark Martin 2192   -439  
10   Ernie Irvan 2188   -443  
11   Ted Musgrave 2095   -536  
12   Jeff Burton 2032   -599  
13   Bobby Hamilton 2029   -602  
14   Ricky Craven 2016   -615  
15   Jimmy Spencer 2015   -616  
16   Michael Waltrip 1992   -639  
17   Bobby Labonte 1912   -719  
18   Jeremy Mayfield 1804   -827  
19   Rick Mast 1794   -837  
20   Kyle Petty 1769   -862