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Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Winston Cup Series 1996 Race No. 31 Unofficial Results Post-Race Awards Terry Labonte clinches his second Winston Cup ...

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Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Winston Cup Series 1996 Race No. 31 Unofficial Results Post-Race Awards

Terry Labonte clinches his second Winston Cup Championship.

Ps Car Driver Sponsor Make Lps Pts Bs Money Status

 1 18 Bobby Labonte   Interstate Batteries  Chevrolet 328 185 10 274,900 Running
 2 88 Dale Jarrett    Quality/Ford Credit   Ford      328 170    59,500 Running
 3 24 Jeff Gordon     DuPont Refinishes     Chevrolet 328 170  5 71,600 Running
 4  3 Dale Earnhardt  GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet 328 165  5 47,400 Running
 5  5 Terry Labonte   Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chevrolet 328 160  5 48,800 Running
 6 43 Bobby Hamilton  STP                   Pontiac   328 155  5 40,000 Running
 7  6 Mark Martin     Valvoline             Ford      328 151  5 37,880 Running
 8 10 Ricky Rudd      Tide                  Ford      328 142    34,100 Running
 9 99 Jeff Burton     Exide Batteries       Ford      328 143  5 26,075 Running
10  2 Rusty Wallace   Miller                Ford      328 134    34,000 Running
11 21 Michael Waltrip Citgo                 Ford      328 130    29,125 Running
12 22 Ward Burton     MBNA America          Pontiac   328 132  5 33,000 Running
13  1 Rick Mast       Hooters               Pontiac   328 124    30,375 Running
14 23 Jimmy Spencer   Camel Cigarettes      Ford      328 121    27,950 Running
15  4 Sterling Marlin Kodak Film            Chevrolet 328 118    34,025 Running
16 77 Bobby Hillin    Jasper Engines        Ford      328 115    20,150 Running
17  8 Hut Stricklin   Circuit City          Ford      328 112    19,730 Running
18 40 Greg Sacks      First Union           Pontiac   327 109    15,315 Running
19  9 Lake Speed      Spam                  Ford      327 111  5 26,175 Running
20 94 Bill Elliott    McDonalds             Ford      327 103    27,360 Running
21 11 Brett Bodine    Lowe's                Ford      327 105  5 25,445 Running
22 97 Chad Little     Sterling Cowboy       Ford      327  97    14,230 Running
23 20 Elton Sawyer    Ranier/Walsh Racing   Ford      327  94    14,015 Running
24 98 John Andretti   RCA                   Ford      326  91    17,400 Running
25 71 Dave Marcis     Prodigy               Chevrolet 325  88    17,285 Running
26  7 Geoff Bodine    QVC                   Ford      325  85    28,470 Running
27 30 Johnny Benson   Pennzoil              Pontiac   325  82    24,755 Running
28 75 Morgan Shepherd Remington Arms        Ford      322  79    16,540 Running
29 78 Billy StandridgeWilson Racing         Ford      321  76    13,180 Running
30 25 Ken Schrader    Budweiser             Chevrolet 319  73    23,305 Running
31 16 Ted Musgrave    The Family Channel    Ford      316  70    23,140 Running
32 33 Todd Bodine     Skoal Bandit Racing   Chevrolet 312  67    22,975 Running
33 29 Robert Pressley Cartoon Network       Chevrolet 303  64    22,910 Running
34 87 Joe Nemechek    Burger King           Chevrolet 281  61    22,345 Running
35 41 Ricky Craven    Kodiak                Chevrolet 259  63  5 21,980 Handling
36 28 Ernie Irvan     Texaco/Havoline       Ford      255  55    44,215 Accident
37 17 Darrell Waltrip Parts America         Chevrolet 196  52    19,685 Handling
38 95 Gary Bradberry  Shoney's Inn          Ford      194  49    12,550 Oil Leak
39 19 Loy Allen       Tri-Star Motorsports  Ford      192  46    12,550 Accident
40 15 Wally DallenbachHayes Modems          Ford      190  43    19,550 Running
41 02 Randy Baker     Miles Motorsports     Chevrolet  51  40    12,550 Running
42 52 Jack Sprague    Pedigree              Pontiac    23  37    12,550 Running

Time of Race: 3 hours, 39 minutes, 22 seconds Margin of Victory: .41 second Average Speed: 136.636 mph Cautions: 8 for 47 laps Lead Changes: 27 among 12 drivers

Post Race Awards for the NAPA 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season finale:

Atlanta Motor Speedway -- Sunday, November 10, 1996 Unocal 76 Challenge ($136,800): Bobby Labonte -- Interstate Batteries Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus ($40,000): Unclaimed -- Distributed among top-10 in championship points at New York Banquet in December Gatorade Front Runner Award ($10,000): Ernie Irvan -- Texaco/Havoline Ford AP Parts Meet the Challenge Award ($2,500): Jeff Burton -- Exide Ford True Value Man of the Race ($2,000): Bobby Labonte -- Interstate Batteries Chevrolet Plasti-Kote Winning Finish ($2,500): Jimmy Makar, crew chief -- Interstate Batteries Chevrolet Western Auto Mechanic of the Race ($2,000): Jimmy Makar -- Interstate Batteries Chevrolet Goody's Headache Award ($1,000): Loy Allen -- HealthSource Ford

NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Race ($1,000): Johnny Benson -- Pennzoil Pontiac UAW-GM Teamwork of Excellence Award ($5,000): Ray Evernham, crew chief DuPont Chevrolet RCA Pit Strategy Award ($5,000): Robbie Loomis, crew chief -- STP/Petty Pontiac

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Wally Dallenbach , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Elton Sawyer , Sterling Marlin , Hut Stricklin , Robert Pressley , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Jack Sprague , Chad Little , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd , Ray Evernham , Greg Sacks , Robbie Loomis , Randy Baker , Mark Martin