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1992 Mello Yello 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 29
Sunday, October 11, 1992 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:47
Average speed: 153.537 mph
Pole speed: 179.027 mph
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
Margin of victory: 1.88 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1992 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1992 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 46   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford334101500running107180
2 17   Alan Kulwicki Hooters   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford33489000running63175
32042   Kyle Petty Mello Yello   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac33468600running129175
42412   Jimmy Spencer Raybestos Brakes   (Bobby Allison)Ford33441200running0160
5 55   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33435550running0155
6 34   Ernie Irvan Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet33434150running2155
7 225   Ken Schrader Kodiak   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33432500running13151
81833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Oldsmobile33425800running8147
9178   Dick Trickle Snickers   (Stavola Brothers)Ford33319300running2143
101215   Geoffrey Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford33319600running0134
113055   Ted Musgrave Jasper Engines   (Ray DeWitt)Ford33316200running0130
121394   Terry Labonte Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet33315000running0127
13 621   Morgan Shepherd Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford33314700running0124
14113   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33219050running0121
152668   Bobby Hamilton Country Time   (Mark Smith)Ford33113450running0118
161922   Sterling Marlin Maxwell House Coffee   (Junior Johnson)Ford33111350running0115
171410   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Chevrolet33116100running0112
18 966   Jimmy Hensley TropArtic   (Cale Yarborough)Ford3308450running0109
192228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford32915375running0106
203516   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Keystone Beer   (Jack Roush)Ford3287550running0103
213971   Jim Sauter Staley's Steak House   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3266595running0100
223757   Bob Schacht Pronto Auto Parts   (Doug Stringer)Oldsmobile3254700running097
232930   Michael Waltrip Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3259220running094
24 718   Dale Jarrett Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet3249640clutch091
253345   Rich Bickle Terminal Trucking   (Gene Isenhour)Ford3244830running088
261583   Lake Speed Purex   (Lake Speed)Ford3234235clutch085
273243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3238720running082
28 826   Brett Bodine Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Ford3209105running079
293465   Jerry O'Neil Wheels Discount Auto   (Alan Aroneck)Oldsmobile3143965running076
301611   Bill Elliott Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford31013880sway bar1078
312797   Hut Stricklin Johnson Racing   (Junior Johnson)Ford3053800quit070
323190   Pancho Carter Plumb Hammers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2973735running067
33259   Chad Little Melling Performance   (Harry Melling)Ford2943670overheating064
341017   Darrell Waltrip Western Auto   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet21513350engine061
35231   Rick Mast Skoal Classic   (Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1688155engine058
363649   Stanley Smith Ameritron Batteries   (Stanley Smith)Chevrolet1413610engine055
37212   Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft   (Roger Penske)Pontiac12811600engine052
383852   Jimmy Means Hurley Limo   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac893590engine049
394041   Dave Marcis Kellogg's   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet575085rear end046
402831   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Bryant   (Martin Birrane)Chevrolet3323580disqualified043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41Mike Potter77Kenova TruckingSteve BaloghBuick
42Ed Ferree05Ferree Chevy-Pontiac-BuickGayle FerreeChevrolet
43Mike Skinner85Glidden PaintsThee DixonChevrolet
44Mark Stahl82Stahl RacingMark StahlFord
45James Hylton48Rumple FurnitureJames HyltonPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17070  
71744   debris 
75231157  
2322354   debris 
23628449  
2852884   #16 spun frontstretch 
28933446  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.6%             Average green flag run: 80.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Kulwicki13939
  Mark Martin406122
  Dick Trickle62632
  Bill Elliott64674
  Kyle Petty68714
  Ken Schrader728413
  Kyle Petty8512642
  Mark Martin1271315
  Alan Kulwicki1321332
  Ernie Irvan1341352
  Bill Elliott1361394
  Kyle Petty14018647
  Mark Martin1871904
  Harry Gant1911988
  Bill Elliott1992002
  Kyle Petty20123636
  Mark Martin2372371
  Alan Kulwicki2382425
  Mark Martin24328543
  Alan Kulwicki28630217
  Mark Martin30333432

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3653    
2   Davey Allison 3614   -39  
3   Alan Kulwicki 3606   -47  
4   Mark Martin 3562   -91  
5   Harry Gant 3555   -98  
6   Kyle Petty 3539   -114  
7   Ricky Rudd 3409   -244  
8   Darrell Waltrip 3303   -350  
9   Ernie Irvan 3263   -390  
10   Terry Labonte 3261   -392  
11   Morgan Shepherd 3246   -407  
12   Rusty Wallace 3217   -436  
13   Dale Earnhardt 3208   -445  
14   Brett Bodine 3170   -483  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 3163   -490  
16   Sterling Marlin 3159   -494  
17   Ken Schrader 3132   -521  
18   Ted Musgrave 3005   -648  
19   Dale Jarrett 2896   -757  
20   Dick Trickle 2887   -766