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1996 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 31
Sunday, March 3, 1996 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .750 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:55:11
Average Speed: 102.75 mph
Pole Speed: 123.728 mph
Cautions: 8 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.56 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40092,400running124180
21188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford40044,225running23175
31516   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford40042,200running0165
42199   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford40022,350running54165
5 56   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford40037,850running0155
6 343   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac40037,900running129160
7142   Rusty Wallace Miller   (Roger Penske)Ford40028,375running26151
8 15   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40034,475running3147
93410   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford40027,875running0138
10 694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford40027,225running26139
11164   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet40028,675running0130
123837   John Andretti Kmart / Little Caesars   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford40025,675running0127
132822   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac40026,725running0124
141325   Ken Schrader Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39922,925running0121
151081   Kenny Wallace Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford39912,635running0118
162333   Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Chevrolet39922,570running1120
17 441   Ricky Craven Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39921,870running0112
18399   Lake Speed Spam   (Harry Melling)Ford39921,720running0109
19181   Rick Mast Hooters   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac39921,495running0106
203642   Kyle Petty Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac39923,170running0103
21 729   Steve Grissom Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet39922,210running0100
222712   Derrike Cope Mane 'N Tail   (Bobby Allison)Ford39821,085running097
233718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet39826,515running094
242590   Mike Wallace Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39713,890running091
252411   Brett Bodine Lowe's   (Brett Bodine)Ford39720,940running088
264077   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford39713,615running085
271217   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet39620,490running082
282998   Jeremy Mayfield RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39513,365running079
293023   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford39420,340running181
302027   Elton Sawyer Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford39410,310running073
31 93   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39327,265running070
322275   Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39212,740running067
33197   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford39217,225running1069
34 887   Joe Nemechek Burger King   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet39117,215running061
353271   Dave Marcis Prodigy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet39110,215running363
363521   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford38617,215crash055
373330   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac38617,215running052
382628   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford37932,715overheating049
39318   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford28810,215running046
401715   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems   (Bud Moore)Ford1918,215crash043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41Randy MacDonald78Diamond Rio / HanesJim WilsonFord
42Robbie Faggart02Miles MotorsportsJim MilesChevrolet
43Dick Trickle19HealthsourceTri-Star MotorsportsFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11919  
20245   #8 accident turn 1 
25317  
32354   #30 accident turn 3 
367843  
79846   #7 accident turn 1 
85349265  
3503589   #17 accident frontstretch 
35937113  
3723754   #3 accident turn 2 
3763794  
3803823   #27,28 accident backstretch 
3833886  
3893902   #7,71 accident frontstretch 
3913922  
3933953   #21,23 accident turn 3 
3964005  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 40.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte133
  Bobby Hamilton43229
  Dave Marcis33353
  Geoffrey Bodine364510
  Bobby Hamilton467934
  Jimmy Spencer80801
  Jeff Gordon8110020
  Rusty Wallace1011033
  Bobby Hamilton10414845
  Jeff Gordon14915911
  Robert Pressley1601601
  Dale Jarrett1611611
  Bill Elliott1621654
  Jeff Gordon16619429
  Bobby Hamilton19520915
  Jeff Gordon21022314
  Jeff Burton22423815
  Bill Elliott23925012
  Bobby Hamilton2512566
  Rusty Wallace25727923
  Dale Jarrett28029819
  Jeff Burton29931113
  Dale Jarrett3123143
  Bill Elliott31532410
  Jeff Burton32535026
  Jeff Gordon35140050

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 530    
2   Jeff Burton 444   -86  
3   Ricky Rudd 441   -89  
4   Dale Earnhardt 425   -105  
5   Ricky Craven 406   -124  
6   Bill Elliott 404   -126  
7   Mark Martin 382   -148  
8   Ted Musgrave 381   -149  
9   Ken Schrader 367   -163  
10   Kenny Wallace 364   -166  
11   Rusty Wallace 363   -167  
12   Bobby Hamilton 359   -171  
13   Kyle Petty 342   -188  
14   Steve Grissom 337   -193  
15   Sterling Marlin 328   -202  
16   Rick Mast 319   -211  
17   Terry Labonte 319   -211  
18   Lake Speed 318   -212  
19   Jimmy Spencer 303   -227  
20   Jeremy Mayfield 296   -234