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1996 Busch Light 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 4 of 26
Saturday, March 9, 1996 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
197 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (299.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:08:15
Average Speed: 139.656 mph
Pole Speed: 177.544 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.27 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13 164   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1966,040running5124
2 295   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet19721,466running11170
7 360   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19710,390running119146
15 423   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac1959,081running0118
30 570   Dale Fischlein Brierton Engineering   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1703,530running073
10 687   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet1966,740running10134
27 763   Curtis Markham Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1725,271running082
9 844   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Chevrolet1976,790running24138
29 94   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1705,805running076
181081   Todd Bodine Pro-Motion   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet1933,990running0109
1115   Terry Labonte Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet19728,800running26180
121226   Derrike Cope Badcock Home Furnishings   (Leon Fox)Ford1965,565running0127
221340   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Doug Taylor)Ford1936,196running097
391415   Tony Stewart Mariah Entertainment   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac803,280ignition046
31510   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet19714,416running2165
35166   Tommy Houston Suburban Propane   (Tommy Houston)Ford1115,071engine058
111734   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19610,856running0130
371818   Tim Bender BOR Fuel Oil   (Ned LaWarre)Ford963,355crash052
81922   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Fred Turner)Pontiac1977,290running0142
342011   Tracy Leslie MADD / Dieselube   (Tracy Leslie)Chevrolet1165,096engine061
62143   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet19711,156running0150
282274   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1705,830engine079
422371   Kevin Lepage Lepage Racing   (Kevin Lepage)Chevrolet284,946crash037
262457   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet1837,996running085
252553   Greg Clark Clark Racing   (Greg Clark)Chevrolet1903,680running088
382602   Jeff Fuller Sunoco / East Carolina Pirates   (Ken Wilson)Chevrolet853,280crash049
412798   Jeremy Mayfield Northstar Motorsports   (Meredith Ruark)Ford523,280oil leak040
162821   L.W. Miller Miller Transport   (L.W. Miller, Sr.)Chevrolet1944,090running0115
312990   Mike Wallace Duron Paints   (Barry Owen)Ford1693,505engine070
43309   Joe Bessey Delco Remy America   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet83,280crash034
53149   Stanton Barrett Petro Express   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet1979,965running0155
403294   Lonnie Rush, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford533,280engine043
143372   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1957,140running0121
333414   Elton Sawyer Dial / Purex   (Elton Sawyer)Ford1233,455engine064
193528   Hut Stricklin Smokey Mountain Chew   (Hut Stricklin)Ford1933,940running0106
363688   Pete Orr Farmer's Choice Fertilizer   (David Ridling)Chevrolet973,380running055
243725   Johnny Rumley Beverley Racing   (Don Beverley)Chevrolet1918,146running091
21381   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Industrial Tools   (Bell Sadler)Chevrolet1936,356running0100
32393   Jeff Green GM Goodwrench Service   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1695,146engine067
234092   Larry Pearson Stanley Tools   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet1938,296running094
204155   Johnny Chapman D-R Racing   (Ray DeWitt)Ford1936,190running0103
174299   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1944,040running0112
44329   Steve Grissom WCW   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1979,465running0160

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kevin Lepage71pitted before green flag
Jeff Fuller02driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dale Jarrett32Band-AidDale JarrettFord
Stevie Reeves96Clabber Girl Baking PowderDonald LairdFord
Curtis Miller73
Dennis Setzer38Lipton TeaBob SuttonFord
Doug Heveron75Food Country USACharlie HendersonFord
Jeff Fuller47SunocoTad GeschickterChevrolet
Marty Ward97
Michael Waltrip12MW WindowsMichael WaltripFord
Bobby Dotter08Bobby DotterChevrolet
Andy Hillenburg52AC DelcoKen SchraderChevrolet
Randy Porter48Unifirst UniformsJames PorterFord
Chuck Bown50UAWBobby JonesFord
Jim Bown51Luck's FoodsDick BownChevrolet
Mike Harmon24MedPartnersBart WalkerChevrolet
Shane Hall85Stegall MotorsportsDon StegallChevrolet
Buckshot Jones00AquafreshBilly JonesFord
Robert Pressley7
Mike Laughlin, Jr.35NWTFMike LaughlinFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
199  
10134   #9 accident backstretch 
143017  
31355   #70,71,4 accident turn 2 
365722  
58614   oil on track 
629029  
91955   #02 accident turn 4 
9616065  
1611666   #18,22 accident turn 2 
16719731  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 28.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dick Trickle155
  Mark Martin62722
  Bobby Labonte28314
  Joe Nemechek32365
  Mark Martin374812
  Bobby Labonte496820
  Mark Martin699123
  Joe Nemechek92965
  Mark Martin9715862
  David Green1591591
  Phil Parsons1601612
  David Green16217110
  Terry Labonte17219726

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   David Green 612    
2   Mark Martin 549   -63  
3   Steve Grissom 546   -66  
4   Bobby Labonte 543   -69  
5   Randy LaJoie 521   -91  
6   Jeff Purvis 515   -97  
7   Curtis Markham 504   -108  
8   Terry Labonte 498   -114  
9   Rodney Combs 476   -136  
10   Phil Parsons 453   -159  
11   Todd Bodine 446   -166  
12   Mike McLaughlin 419   -193  
13   Glenn Allen, Jr. 418   -194  
14   Jason Keller 404   -208  
15   Mike Dillon 400   -212  
16   Larry Pearson 400   -212  
17   Chad Little 391   -221  
18   Derrike Cope 369   -243  
19   Johnny Chapman 367   -245  
20   Johnny Rumley 364   -248