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1996 Autolite Platinum 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 22 of 26
Sunday, September 8, 1996 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
250 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (187.500 miles)

Time of race: 1:51:24
Average speed: 100.987 mph
Pole speed: 120.444 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: .25 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1996 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 38   Kenny Wallace Red Dog   (Fil Martocci)Ford25025880running167180
2 895   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet25015270running19170
3 723   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac25012140running0165
41060   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford2506560running0160
52764   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2506830running0155
6254   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet2507630running0150
7 998   Jeremy Mayfield Northstar Motorsports   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2505280running0146
8 574   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2507480running16142
9 244   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Chevrolet2504855running44138
10305   Terry Labonte Actron   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet2505275running0134
111434   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet2498520running0130
12201   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Bell Sadler)Chevrolet2496195running0127
13 637   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2494630running0124
143999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2486700running0121
151557   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2488645running0118
162122   Ward Burton MBNA   (Fred Turner)Pontiac2484550running0115
172243   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet2485775running0112
181172   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2487915running0109
193781   Todd Bodine Cape Canaveral Cruise   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet2486525running0106
202863   Curtis Markham Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac2475590running0103
21 420   Jimmy Spencer Zippo Lighters   (Allen Cretsinger)Ford2474210running0100
223138   Elton Sawyer Lipton Tea   (Bob Sutton)Ford2474185running097
231929   Elliott Sadler WCW   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2474175running094
244047   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2475400running091
251748   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford2475075running088
261351   Jim Bown Luck's Foods   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet2475030running085
27123   Jeff Green GM Goodwrench Service   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2465015running082
283524   Mike Harmon MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet2463965running079
292655   Bobby Dotter Lub Tek   (Ray DeWitt)Chevrolet2464960running076
303810   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2464875running073
313602   Michael Ritch Nugrape   (Ken Wilson)Pontiac2453865running070
324192   Larry Pearson Stanley Tools   (Mac Martin)Ford2447110running067
332300   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Ford2424860running064
343328   Kevin Lepage Smokey Mountain Chew   (Hut Stricklin)Chevrolet2414860running061
353296   Stevie Reeves Clabber Girl Baking Powder   (Donald Laird)Ford2394860running058
363473   Eddie Johnson Ashland Ford-Mercury   (Coleman Rice)Ford2183860running055
372494   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Equipment   (Bill Elliott)Ford1553860overheating052
38 112   Michael Waltrip MW Windows   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1244910crash449
39186   Tommy Houston Suburban Propane   (Tommy Houston)Ford1234860engine046
401615   Tony Stewart Ranier-Walsh Racing   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac783860engine043
412940   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Doug Taylor)Ford104860crash040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Patty Moise14Dial / PurexElton SawyerFord
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayChevrolet
Dale Jarrett32Band-AidDale JarrettFord
Greg Clark53Clark Racing PartnersGreg ClarkChevrolet
Ron Thiel, Jr.56Levitz FurnitureRon Thiel, Jr.Chevrolet
Danny Edwards, Jr.61Llumar Window FilmDanny Edwards, Sr.Chevrolet
Shane Hall85Stegall MotorsportsDon StegallChevrolet
Kevin Lepage88Farmer's Choice FertilizerDavid RidlingChevrolet
Mike Wallace90Duron PaintsBarry OwenFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12323  
24274   #28,40 accident turn 4 
286336  
64696   #00,51 accident backstretch 
7013465  
1351428   debris 
14322785  
2282325   #48 spun frontstretch 
23325018  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.2%             Average green flag run: 45.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Waltrip144
  Bobby Labonte54844
  Randy LaJoie496416
  Kenny Wallace65228164
  David Green22924719
  Kenny Wallace2482503

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   David Green 3240    
2   Randy LaJoie 3112   -128  
3   Jeff Green 2575   -665  
4   Jeff Purvis 2563   -677  
5   Todd Bodine 2541   -699  
6   Curtis Markham 2522   -718  
7   Jason Keller 2439   -801  
8   Chad Little 2406   -834  
9   Dick Trickle 2394   -846  
10   Phil Parsons 2377   -863  
11   Kevin Lepage 2328   -912  
12   Mike McLaughlin 2306   -934  
13   Terry Labonte 2271   -969  
14   Hermie Sadler 2244   -996  
15   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2238   -1002  
16   Rodney Combs 2159   -1081  
17   Larry Pearson 2158   -1082  
18   Jeff Fuller 2129   -1111  
19   Bobby Labonte 2034   -1206  
20   Tim Fedewa 1905   -1335