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1996 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 31
Sunday, April 14, 1996 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:35:39
Average speed: 96.37 mph
Pole speed: 116.659 mph
Cautions: 3 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: .239 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 15   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes / Ironman   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400229025running167185
21724   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40052750running0170
3263   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40038525running0165
41133   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet40035305running43165
5 84   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet40031855running64160
62228   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39922755running1155
7 741   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39924980running2151
8 443   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39820815running0142
9 525   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39820390running0138
102818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet39829170running0134
112988   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39816615running0130
12 616   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39819740running1132
131512   Derrike Cope Mane 'N Tail   (Bobby Allison)Ford39819425running0124
14311   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac39819190running0121
153310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39724140running0118
16358   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford39713890running0115
173421   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39720590running0112
181681   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford3977765running0109
19277   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford39718415running0106
201098   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39613115running0103
213794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39618065running0100
223219   Dick Trickle Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford3957515running097
231911   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford39517765running094
242430   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39418615running091
253017   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet39417640running088
262529   Steve Grissom Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet39417290running085
272175   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39410140running287
282315   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford39417075running079
29 999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford3947090running076
301342   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac39416215running073
311823   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford39213640running070
32 227   Elton Sawyer Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford3916615running067
33122   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford39021615running11969
342037   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford36814590crash166
35149   Lake Speed Spam   (Harry Melling)Ford36813590running058
363687   Joe Nemechek Burger King   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet36713565crash055
37 36   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford35523415running052

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
38Dave Marcis71Prodigy ServicesDave MarcisChevrolet
39Randy MacDonald78Diamond RioJim WilsonFord
40Mike Wallace90Heilig-MeyersJunie DonlaveyFord
41Ward Burton22MBNA America BankBill DavisPontiac
42Bobby Hillin, Jr.77Jasper EnginesDoug BawelFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19494  
951017   #23 spun turn 3 
102319218  
3203267   #27 spun turn 3 
32737448  
37538511   #2,15,37,87 accident backstretch 
38640015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.3%             Average green flag run: 93.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte15656
  Sterling Marlin577519
  Terry Labonte76772
  Ernie Irvan78781
  John Andretti79791
  Morgan Shepherd80812
  Sterling Marlin829413
  Robert Pressley9513743
  Sterling Marlin13816932
  Ted Musgrave1701701
  Terry Labonte17123868
  Ricky Craven2392402
  Rusty Wallace24128141
  Terry Labonte28229211
  Rusty Wallace29331725
  Terry Labonte3183203
  Rusty Wallace32137353
  Terry Labonte37440027

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 1063    
2   Dale Earnhardt 1061   -2  
3   Terry Labonte 1004   -59  
4   Ricky Craven 987   -76  
5   Jeff Gordon 970   -93  
5   Ricky Rudd 970   -93  
7   Ted Musgrave 856   -207  
7   Sterling Marlin 856   -207  
9   Bill Elliott 851   -212  
10   Mark Martin 839   -224  
11   Ken Schrader 815   -248  
12   Rusty Wallace 812   -251  
13   Bobby Labonte 805   -258  
14   Bobby Hamilton 798   -265  
15   Jeremy Mayfield 768   -295  
16   Kyle Petty 757   -306  
17   Jeff Burton 753   -310  
18   Rick Mast 734   -329  
19   Ernie Irvan 732   -331  
20   Michael Waltrip 717   -346