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1991 Mello Yello 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 29
Sunday, October 6, 1991 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:17
Average speed: 138.984 mph
Pole speed: 176.499 mph
Cautions: 6 for 38 laps
Margin of victory: 11.28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1991 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1991 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 611   Geoffrey Bodine Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford33492200running23180
2 228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford33469350running57175
3 37   Alan Kulwicki Hooters   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford33347250running0165
41733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Oldsmobile33331350running0160
51322   Sterling Marlin Maxwell House Coffee   (Junior Johnson)Ford33125100running0155
62494   Terry Labonte Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile33020300running0150
71130   Michael Waltrip Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac33017700running0146
81926   Brett Bodine Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick33016000running0142
91217   Darrell Waltrip Western Auto   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet32912500running0138
102719   Chad Little Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Chuck Little)Ford32912300running0134
11 99   Bill Elliott Coors Light   (Harry Melling)Ford32916700running0130
123943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32911400running0127
13181   Rick Mast Skoal Classic   (Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile32910600running0124
143155   Ted Musgrave Jasper Engines   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3289050running0121
15 742   Kyle Petty Mello Yello   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac32713625running0118
163275   Joe Ruttman Dinner Bell Foods   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Oldsmobile3268200running0115
17238   Rick Wilson Snickers   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3257800running0112
183553   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Longhorn Steaks   (Martin Birrane)Chevrolet3244600running0109
194190   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Motorsports Sportswear   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3234700running0106
202524   Jimmy Hensley Team III Racing   (Sam McMahon)Pontiac3236150running0103
213899   Brad Teague Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet3224175running0100
223049   Stanley Smith Interstate Batteries   (Stanley Smith)Buick3214050running097
233398   Jimmy Spencer Banquet Frozen Foods   (Travis Carter)Chevrolet3196700ignition094
242952   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Oldsmobile3133850ignition091
25153   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30222460valve5693
262221   Dale Jarrett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3026380valve085
27 82   Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft   (Roger Penske)Pontiac2964775running082
282015   Morgan Shepherd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford29210525crash079
291468   Bobby Hamilton Country Time   (Mark Smith)Oldsmobile2834100engine076
30 44   Ernie Irvan Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet26312875crash073
312147   Greg Sacks Kanawha Insurance   (Derick Close)Oldsmobile2523300engine070
32105   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet23210550crash067
332610   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Chevrolet2255825crash064
342871   Dave Marcis Big Apple Markets   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet22511575crash061
35 16   Mark Martin Folger's Coffee   (Jack Roush)Ford21270955engine19868
361612   Hut Stricklin Raybestos Brakes   (Bobby Allison)Buick1355740piston055
373795   Kerry Teague Texaco & Powerup   (Sadler Brothers)Oldsmobile1243125crash052
38 525   Ken Schrader Kodiak   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet596615piston049
393427   Gary Balough Terminal Trucking   (Jim Rosenblum)Pontiac423110camshaft046
404013   Mike Skinner Mansion / Glidden Paints   (Thee Dixon)Chevrolet123105oil line043
413666   Dorsey Schroeder TropArtic   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac25105head gasket040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
42Larry Pearson41Kellogg's Corn FlakesLarry HedrickChevrolet
43Buddy Baker20Valvoline / NAPADick MorosoOldsmobile
44Jeff Purvis51Phoenix ConstructionJames FinchChevrolet
45Mike Potter74Wawak RacingStevi WawakPontiac
46Delma Cowart0Master's Economy InnH.L. WatersFord
47Jim Sauter89Evinrude OutboardsMueller BrothersPontiac
48Randy Baker87Armour ClassicsBuck BakerChevrolet
49Robbie Faggart76Cobra ElectronicsRobbie FaggartChevrolet
50Tracy Leslie72Detroit GasketRon ParkerOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #17,71 spun turn 2 
5128  
13175   #13 spun turn 2 
18181  
19202   #22,43 spun turn 2 
21130110  
13114111   #4,95 accident turn 4 
14223493  
2352439   #5,10,15,24,71 accident turn 3 
2442518  
2522598   #24,49 accident turn 4 
26033475  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.4%             Average green flag run: 42.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin16565
  Geoffrey Bodine66694
  Mark Martin70701
  Geoffrey Bodine71722
  Dale Earnhardt73742
  Mark Martin75204130
  Dale Earnhardt2052095
  Mark Martin2102112
  Dale Earnhardt21226049
  Davey Allison26131757
  Geoffrey Bodine31833417

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3843    
2   Ricky Rudd 3705   -138  
3   Davey Allison 3606   -237  
4   Harry Gant 3546   -297  
5   Ernie Irvan 3525   -318  
6   Mark Martin 3448   -395  
7   Sterling Marlin 3381   -462  
8   Ken Schrader 3366   -477  
9   Darrell Waltrip 3330   -513  
10   Rusty Wallace 3236   -607  
11   Bill Elliott 3143   -700  
12   Morgan Shepherd 3037   -806  
13   Michael Waltrip 3014   -829  
14   Alan Kulwicki 2987   -856  
15   Hut Stricklin 2905   -938  
16   Dale Jarrett 2858   -985  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 2818   -1025  
18   Brett Bodine 2705   -1138  
19   Terry Labonte 2700   -1143  
20   Joe Ruttman 2656   -1187