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1991 Mello Yello 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 29
Sunday, October 6, 1991 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:17
Average Speed: 138.984 mph
Pole Speed: 176.499 mph
Cautions: 6 for 38 laps
Margin of Victory: 11.28 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1991 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1991 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13181   Rick Mast Skoal Classic   (Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile32910,600running0124
332610   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Chevrolet2255,825crash064
1 611   Geoffrey Bodine Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford33492,200running23180
361612   Hut Stricklin Raybestos Brakes   (Bobby Allison)Buick1355,740piston055
404013   Mike Skinner Mansion / Glidden Paints   (Thee Dixon)Chevrolet123,105oil line043
282015   Morgan Shepherd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford29210,525crash079
91217   Darrell Waltrip Western Auto   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet32912,500running0138
102719   Chad Little Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Chuck Little)Ford32912,300running0134
27 82   Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft   (Roger Penske)Pontiac2964,775running082
262221   Dale Jarrett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3026,380valve085
51322   Sterling Marlin Maxwell House Coffee   (Junior Johnson)Ford33125,100running0155
202524   Jimmy Hensley Team III Racing   (Sam McMahon)Pontiac3236,150running0103
38 525   Ken Schrader Kodiak   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet596,615piston049
81926   Brett Bodine Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick33016,000running0142
393427   Gary Balough Terminal Trucking   (Jim Rosenblum)Pontiac423,110camshaft046
2 228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford33469,350running57175
25153   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30222,460valve5693
71130   Michael Waltrip Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac33017,700running0146
41733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson)Oldsmobile33331,350running0160
30 44   Ernie Irvan Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet26312,875crash073
15 742   Kyle Petty Mello Yello   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac32713,625running0118
123943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32911,400running0127
312147   Greg Sacks Kanawha Insurance   (Derick Close)Oldsmobile2523,300engine070
223049   Stanley Smith Interstate Batteries   (Stanley Smith)Chevrolet3214,050running097
32105   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet23210,550crash067
242952   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3133,850ignition091
183553   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Longhorn Steaks   (Martin Birrane)Chevrolet3244,600running0109
143155   Ted Musgrave Jasper Engines   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3289,050running0121
35 16   Mark Martin Folger's Coffee   (Jack Roush)Ford21270,955engine19868
413666   Dorsey Schroeder TropArtic   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac25,105head gasket040
291468   Bobby Hamilton Country Time   (Mark Smith)Oldsmobile2834,100engine076
3 37   Alan Kulwicki Hooters   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford33347,250running0165
342871   Dave Marcis Big Apple Markets   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet22511,575crash061
163275   Joe Ruttman Dinner Bell Foods   (RahMoc Enterprises)Oldsmobile3268,200running0115
17238   Rick Wilson Snickers   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3257,800running0112
11 99   Bill Elliott Coors Light   (Harry Melling)Ford32916,700running0130
194190   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Motorsports Sportswear   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3234,700running0106
62494   Terry Labonte Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile33020,300running0150
373795   Kerry Teague Texaco & Powerup   (Sadler Brothers)Oldsmobile1243,125crash052
233398   Jimmy Spencer Banquet Frozen Foods   (Travis Carter)Chevrolet3196,700ignition094
213899   Brad Teague Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet3224,175running0100

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
42Larry Pearson41Kellogg's Corn FlakesLarry HedrickChevrolet
43Buddy Baker20Valvoline / NAPADick MorosoOldsmobile
44Jeff Purvis51Phoenix ConstructionJames FinchChevrolet
45Mike Potter74Wawak RacingStevi WawakPontiac
46Delma Cowart0Master's Economy InnH.L. WatersFord
47Jim Sauter89Evinrude OutboardsMueller BrothersPontiac
48Randy Baker87Armour ClassicsBuck BakerChevrolet
49Robbie Faggart76Cobra ElectronicsRobbie FaggartChevrolet
50Tracy Leslie72Detroit GasketRon ParkerOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #17,71 spun turn 2 
5128  
13175   #13 spun turn 2 
18181  
19202   #22,43 spun turn 2 
21130110  
13114111   #4,95 accident turn 4 
14223493  
2352439   #5,10,15,24,71 accident turn 3 
2442518  
2522598   #24,49 accident turn 4 
26033475  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.4%             Average green flag run: 42.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin16565
  Geoffrey Bodine66694
  Mark Martin70701
  Geoffrey Bodine71722
  Dale Earnhardt73742
  Mark Martin75204130
  Dale Earnhardt2052095
  Mark Martin2102112
  Dale Earnhardt21226049
  Davey Allison26131757
  Geoffrey Bodine31833417

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3843    
2   Ricky Rudd 3705   -138  
3   Davey Allison 3606   -237  
4   Harry Gant 3546   -297  
5   Ernie Irvan 3525   -318  
6   Mark Martin 3448   -395  
7   Sterling Marlin 3381   -462  
8   Ken Schrader 3366   -477  
9   Darrell Waltrip 3330   -513  
10   Rusty Wallace 3236   -607  
11   Bill Elliott 3143   -700  
12   Morgan Shepherd 3037   -806  
13   Michael Waltrip 3014   -829  
14   Alan Kulwicki 2987   -856  
15   Hut Stricklin 2905   -938  
16   Dale Jarrett 2858   -985  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 2818   -1025  
18   Brett Bodine 2705   -1138  
19   Terry Labonte 2700   -1143  
20   Joe Ruttman 2656   -1187