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NASCAR Winston Cup Phoenix International Raceway October 29, 1995 Track Length 1.0 mile Winston Cup Race #30

Ricky Rudd won the Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix Sunday and in doing so kept his winning streak alive. He has now won at least one Winston Cup event for the last 13 years. This was is 16th career victory. His last win came at New Hampshire International Speedway last July. Rudd has never won more than two races in one year. Rudd expressed his relief that he achieved the win.

Rudd reflected on the streak. "The streak will be nice this winter when we'resitting around with some idle time. But, really to me, the win's more important fot the financial gains and sponsor side of it. With Downy on board and Whirlpool coming on, they're pledged their efforts to us. To me if you don't win a race, you haven't fulfilled your obligations to your sponsors."

Dale Earnhardt picked up only 15 points on Jeff Gordon in the run for the Winston Cup Championship. Gordon's lead has now been reduced to 147 points, but he is only a 41st or better finish at Atlanta away from his first Career Winston Cup title. Both ran close to the front all day with Gordon experiencing more troubles that Earnhardt. But, in true championship form, the Gordon and the Rainbow Warriors kept working on the setup all day, allowing Gordon to finish 5th.

Earnhardt said, "We were best in class. Our car was a little loose, but we were best on class. We gained a few points. At least we didn't lose any."

Gordon commented, "We wanted to keep the #3 in sight today. I thought I could keep him in my mirror, but he was pretty tough today."

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Dura Lube 500 Provisional Results.

Fn St Car Driver Team and Car Laps $ Reason ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 29 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Ford 312 78,260 Running 2 18 12 Derrike Cope Straight Arrow Ford 312 52,205 Running 3 2 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet 312 49,105 Running 4 6 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft Ford 312 36,118 Running 5 3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet 312 33,580 Running 6 12 16 Ted Musgrave The Family Channel Ford 312 25,420 Running 7 9 21 Morgan Shepherd Citgo Ford 312 23,670 Running 8 5 6 Mark Martin Valvoline Ford 312 28,670 Running 9 4 1 Rick Mast Skoal Racing Ford 312 22,270 Running 10 15 25 Ken Schrader Budweiser Chevrolet 312 24,270 Running 11 26 28 Dale Jarrett Texaco Havoline Ford 312 26,070 Running 12 20 4 Sterling Marlin Kodak Film Chevrolet 312 24,170 Running 13 16 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevrolet 312 25,670 Running 14 1 94 Bill Elliott McDonald's Ford 312 19,870 Running 15 13 37 John Andretti Kmart/Little Caesars Ford 312 15,370 Running 16 42 7 Geoff Bodine Exide Batteries Ford 312 14,970 Running 17 7 11 Brett Bodine Lowe's Ford 312 22,870 Running 18 35 87 Joe Nemechek Burger King Chevrolet 311 13,745 Running 19 11 33 Robert Pressley Skoal Bandit Chevrolet 311 19,445 Running 20 17 98 Jeremy Mayfield RCA Ford 311 11,110 Running 21 38 77 Bobby Hillin Jasper Engines/USAir Ford 311 9,335 Running 22 31 9 Lake Speed Spam/Melling Ford 311 13,010 Running 23 25 8 Jeff Burton Raybestos Ford 311 17,885 Running 24 40 41 Ricky Craven Kodiak Chevrolet 311 13,235 Running 25 41 75 Todd Bodine Factory Stores Ford 311 17,810 Running 26 27 81 Kenny Wallace TIC Financial Ford 309 9,185 Running 27 39 45 Ron Hornaday Jr.Tootsie Toy Chevrolet 307 9,660 Running 28 30 71 Dave Marcis Prodigy Chevrolet 306 12,345 Running 29 32 15 Dick Trickle Quality Care Ford 304 17,310 Running 30 24 27 Elton Saywer Hooters Ford 298 17,085 Accident 31 8 43 Bobby Hamilton STP Pontiac 293 12,160 Running 32 33 29 Steve Grissom Meineke Chevrolet 289 11,785 Running 33 28 23 Jimmy Spencer Camel Ford 288 11,760 Running 34 36 30 Michael Waltrip Pennzoil Pontiac 277 16,235 Running 35 19 26 Hut Stricklin Quaker State Ford 243 13,710 Spoiler 36 42 90 Mike Wallace Heilig-Meyers Ford 240 8,685 Engine 37 23 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 235 21,665 Running 38 21 17 Darrell Waltrip Western Auto Chevrolet 231 13,605 Oil Belt 39 10 42 Kyle Petty Coors Light Pontiac 230 13,605 Accident 40 14 88 Ernie Irvan Texaco Havoline Ford 197 20,605 Engine 41 43 07 Doug George Race/Stuff Ford 178 8,605 Accident 42 34 22 Ward Burton MBNA America Bank Pontiac 116 13,605 Engine 43 22 32 Greg Sacks ATS Wood Products Chevrolet 38 8,605 Brakes 44 44 19 Ernie Cope Straight Arrow Chevrolet 19 8,605 Engine

Time of Race: 3 hour 03 minutes 18 seconds Margin of Victory: .53 seconds Average Speed: 102.102 Cautions: 8 for 39 laps Lead changes: 11 among 8 driver

With Today's Victory Ricky Rudd:

increased his streak of victories to 13 consecutive years 16th career victory his 8th victory on a superspeedway first win at Phoenix International Raceway is the 11th different race winner this year sixth win for Ford out of eight races eighth win for Ford in 1995 moved to eight in the Championship point battle with a 14 point lead on Bill Elliott. Musgrave in 7th can't be caught.

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