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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 31
Sunday, March 31, 1996 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps* on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:47
Average speed: 91.308 mph
Pole speed: 123.578 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 824   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet34293765running148185
2 25   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet34254215running0170
3 16   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford34244815running59170
4193   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet34235351running0160
5112   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford34229895running76160
6 788   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford34226395running0150
7 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet34128895running2151
82919   Dick Trickle Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford34115495running0142
91341   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet34125190running0138
102521   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford34027040running0134
11148   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford34016190running0130
12321   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac34023340running0127
131523   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford34022565running0124
14 910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford34026115running9126
153442   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac34023265running0118
161628   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford34025890running0115
172333   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet34021940running0112
18 44   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet34027490running0109
19217   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford34014780running0106
202211   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford33923321running0103
213598   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford33814215running0100
221712   Derrike Cope Mane 'N Tail   (Bobby Allison)Ford33821065running097
233399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford33810415running094
243115   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford33820840running091
253016   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford33620895running088
26 317   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet33321865crash085
273629   Steve Grissom Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet32620441running082
283794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford32420290running3884
292825   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30520160running076
301875   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford30412835running073
312087   Joe Nemechek Burger King   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet26118835running070
322443   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20315835running067
331222   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac20024785running064
341081   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford1848835running061
35269   Lake Speed Spam   (Harry Melling)Ford15215835running058
36 631   Mike Skinner RealTree Camouflage   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet728835crash1060
372727   Elton Sawyer Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford298835crash052
* Race shortened to 342 laps due to rain.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dale Jarrett88backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
38Mike Wallace90Heilig-MeyersJunie DonlaveyFord
39John Andretti37Kmart / Little CaesarsMichael KranefussFord
40Johnny Benson, Jr.30PennzoilChuck RiderPontiac
41Dave Marcis71ProdigyDave MarcisChevrolet
42Bobby Hillin, Jr.77Jasper / Federal MogulDoug BawelFord
43Chuck Bown95Shoney's InnSadler BrothersFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13030  
31377   #4,9,27 accident turn 4 
38414  
42476   #43,81 accident turn 4 
485811  
59635   #22 accident frontstretch 
64320257  
32133212   rain 
3333353  
3363427   #17 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.8%             Average green flag run: 61.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin15959
  Mike Skinner606910
  Bill Elliott7010738
  Jeff Gordon108207100
  Bobby Labonte2082092
  Ricky Rudd2102189
  Rusty Wallace21929476
  Jeff Gordon29534248

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 933    
2   Dale Earnhardt 896   -37  
3   Ricky Rudd 852   -81  
4   Ricky Craven 836   -97  
5   Terry Labonte 819   -114  
6   Jeff Gordon 800   -133  
7   Mark Martin 787   -146  
8   Bill Elliott 751   -182  
9   Rusty Wallace 743   -190  
10   Ted Musgrave 724   -209  
11   Sterling Marlin 696   -237  
12   Kyle Petty 684   -249  
13   Ken Schrader 677   -256  
13   Jeff Burton 677   -256  
15   Bobby Labonte 671   -262  
16   Jeremy Mayfield 665   -268  
17   Bobby Hamilton 656   -277  
18   Jimmy Spencer 640   -293  
19   Rick Mast 613   -320  
20   Michael Waltrip 605   -328