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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 31
Sunday, February 18, 1996 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:25
Average speed: 154.308 mph
Pole speed: 189.51 mph
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: .12 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 788   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford200360775running40180
2 13   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200215065running32175
3 425   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200169547running12170
4156   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford200118840running0160
51699   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20091702running0155
6 915   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford20096720running0150
72016   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20082712running0146
82194   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford20078155running29147
91010   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford20079987running0138
101121   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20074255running1139
111923   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford20066105running1135
123444   Jeff Purvis David Lee Murphy / MCA Records   (James Finch)Chevrolet20052262running0127
133641   Ricky Craven Kodiak / Circle K   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet20063167running6129
14329   Lake Speed Spam   (Harry Melling)Ford20060445running0121
152371   Dave Marcis Prodigy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet20052230running0118
16432   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford20060142running0115
173518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20059715running0112
182942   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac19953870running0109
191498   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford19946482running1111
203943   Bobby Hamilton STP 25th Anniversary   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac19953740running0103
213381   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford19940685running0100
22428   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford19943675running1102
232730   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac19751775running094
24 55   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19668570running44101
251827   Elton Sawyer Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford19640572running088
261322   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac19554860running085
272629   Steve Grissom Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19149437running082
28311   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac19048782running079
294017   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet18048220handling076
302533   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet17148265handling478
311275   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford16443192handling070
324111   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford16244405handling172
333097   Chad Little Sterling Cowboy   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac15837687crash064
34387   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford15744120crash061
35 228   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford14585847running263
362419   Loy Allen, Jr. Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford13537192crash055
371790   Mike Wallace Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford13537237crash052
38 637   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford12857152crash2354
393787   Joe Nemechek Burger King   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet8643302handling046
40 34   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film / Back to Back Daytona 500 Winner   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet8170120engine348
412212   Derrike Cope Mane 'N Tail   (Bobby Allison)Ford5343752crash040
42 824   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1359052handling037
432863   Dick Trickle Purina Hi Pro   (Brittan Schnell)Ford936552engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Brett Bodine11pitting before green flag
Darrell Waltrip17pitting before green flag
Bobby Labonte18pitting before green flag

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Steve Seligman65Elena's / Mariani LeasingJerry O'NeilFord
45Chuck Bown95Shoney's InnSadler BrothersFord
46Bobby Hillin, Jr.77Jasper / Federal MogulDoug BawelFord
47Tracy Leslie73Barkdoll Racing / X-1RPhil BarkdollChevrolet
48Delma Cowart0Master's Inn EconomyH.L. WatersFord
49Jim Bown57Matco Tools / West RentsSteve BaloghChevrolet
50Joe Ruttman80MCA Records / David Lee MurphyStan HoverFord
51Jim Sauter72ProdigyDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11144   #1,2,24,29,87 accident tri-oval 
152814  
29324   #28 accident tri-oval 
335422  
55584   #12 accident tri-oval 
5913072  
1311344   #21,37 accident backstretch 
1351362  
1371404   #11,18,19,90 accident backstretch 
14115919  
1601656   #7,9,33,43,44,75,97 accident tri-oval 
16620035  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.0%             Average green flag run: 24.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ernie Irvan122
  Ken Schrader342
  Dale Earnhardt51814
  Terry Labonte19224
  Dale Earnhardt23253
  Terry Labonte26261
  Dale Jarrett27282
  Terry Labonte29291
  Robert Pressley30334
  Michael Waltrip34341
  Jeremy Mayfield35351
  Dale Jarrett36372
  Terry Labonte385518
  Hut Stricklin56561
  Terry Labonte577620
  Sterling Marlin77793
  John Andretti809314
  Ken Schrader941007
  John Andretti1011099
  Jimmy Spencer1101101
  Bill Elliott11113121
  Brett Bodine1321321
  Bill Elliott1331408
  Dale Jarrett1411444
  Dale Earnhardt1451517
  Dale Jarrett1521598
  Dale Earnhardt1601601
  Ricky Craven1611666
  Dale Earnhardt1671715
  Ken Schrader1721743
  Dale Earnhardt1751762
  Dale Jarrett17720024

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 180    
2   Dale Earnhardt 175   -5  
3   Ken Schrader 170   -10  
4   Mark Martin 160   -20  
5   Jeff Burton 155   -25  
6   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 150   -30  
7   Bill Elliott 147   -33  
8   Ted Musgrave 146   -34  
9   Michael Waltrip 139   -41  
10   Ricky Rudd 138   -42  
11   Jimmy Spencer 135   -45  
12   Ricky Craven 129   -51  
13   Jeff Purvis 127   -53  
14   Lake Speed 121   -59  
15   Dave Marcis 118   -62  
16   Rusty Wallace 115   -65  
17   Bobby Labonte 112   -68  
18   Jeremy Mayfield 111   -69  
19   Kyle Petty 109   -71  
20   Bobby Hamilton 103   -77