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1996 Mountain Dew Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 31
Sunday, September 1, 1996 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:41:34
Average speed: 135.757 mph
Pole speed: 170.934 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 5.23 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36799630running52180
2108   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford36752405running143180
3 66   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford36745430running47170
4 425   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36640590running9165
51537   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford36632120running0155
62118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet36633315running6155
71328   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford36631070running0146
8 54   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet36632750running0142
92694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford36626020running2143
10379   Lake Speed Spam / Melling   (Harry Melling)Ford36630630running0134
112730   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac36526440running0130
12123   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36530545running0127
131481   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford36517455running0124
14 188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford365128165running23126
151627   Todd Bodine Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford36514075running1123
161810   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford36527805running2120
174142   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac36423635running0112
182577   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford36316260running0109
193143   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac36222980running0106
20 729   Chad Little Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet36220910running0103
21 37   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford36226750running5105
22 91   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac36223230running097
231723   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford36221985running6999
243875   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford35914710running091
253615   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford35921700running088
26 85   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet35827440running290
274233   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet35521130running082
281911   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford35520920running079
292016   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford35420710running076
302971   Dave Marcis Prodigy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet35313650running378
313999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford34712965running070
323417   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet34017375running067
332221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford33317310running064
341112   Derrike Cope Badcock   (Bobby Allison)Ford31617275running061
353295   Gary Bradberry Shoney's Restaurants   (Sadler Brothers)Ford28610165running058
363090   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford28410105engine055
372498   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford19110041crash357
38282   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford10224895engine049
393360   Ed Berrier Mt. Olive   (Max Berrier)Ford579895oil leak046
403522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac5425395crash043
412319   Loy Allen, Jr. Healthsource   (Mark Smith)Ford239895crash040
424041   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet1016895engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Randy MacDonald78Diamond Rio / HanesJim WilsonFord
44Joe Nemechek87Burger KingJoe NemechekChevrolet
45Jay Sauter40First UnionFelix SabatesPontiac
46Robbie Faggart02Dole-KempJim MilesChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12323  
24274   #19 accident turn 1 
284619  
47526   #2,11,28,88 accident turn 3 
53553  
56627   #21,22 accident turn 1 
6315290  
1531608   debris turn 2 
16117919  
1801867   #23 spun turn 2 
1871948  
1951995   #3,27,75,95,98 accident turn 2 
200367168  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.1%             Average green flag run: 47.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine155
  Dale Jarrett683
  Jeff Gordon92416
  Dave Marcis25251
  Dale Jarrett264520
  Terry Labonte46472
  Dave Marcis48492
  Jimmy Spencer50545
  Ken Schrader55639
  Jimmy Spencer64707
  Mark Martin7111646
  Ricky Rudd1171182
  Jeremy Mayfield1191213
  Jimmy Spencer12217857
  Bobby Labonte1791802
  Jeff Gordon1811866
  Bobby Labonte1871904
  Jeff Gordon1911922
  Hut Stricklin19323846
  Jeff Gordon2392479
  Todd Bodine2482481
  Bill Elliott2492491
  Hut Stricklin25029950
  Jeff Gordon3003012
  Mark Martin3023021
  Bill Elliott3033031
  Jeff Gordon3043041
  Hut Stricklin30535147
  Jeff Gordon35236716

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 3382    
2   Jeff Gordon 3358   -24  
3   Dale Jarrett 3291   -91  
4   Dale Earnhardt 3221   -161  
5   Mark Martin 3042   -340  
6   Ricky Rudd 2881   -501  
7   Ken Schrader 2836   -546  
8   Ernie Irvan 2782   -600  
9   Sterling Marlin 2781   -601  
10   Rusty Wallace 2737   -645  
11   Jimmy Spencer 2632   -750  
12   Ted Musgrave 2619   -763  
13   Bobby Labonte 2540   -842  
14   Jeff Burton 2522   -860  
15   Michael Waltrip 2519   -863  
16   Bobby Hamilton 2512   -870  
17   Ricky Craven 2378   -1004  
18   Morgan Shepherd 2298   -1084  
19   Geoffrey Bodine 2296   -1086  
20   Rick Mast 2284   -1098