Atlanta 1994 recap

PUROLATOR 500, Atlanta, Ga. -- Ernie Irvan established himself as the hottest driver of the early part of the 1994 season as he sped to his second straight victory, taking the 328-lapper at the 1.522-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. With the win,...

PUROLATOR 500, Atlanta, Ga. -- Ernie Irvan established himself as the hottest driver of the early part of the 1994 season as he sped to his second straight victory, taking the 328-lapper at the 1.522-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. With the win, Irvan gave Goodyear a victory in the race many figured would belong to Hoosier Tire.

Irvan led 98 of the final 120 laps, and rookie Jeff Burton ended up forth. Morgan Shepherd, the event's defending champion, came up .3ths short at the end and finished second. Darrell Waltrip came up to take third place, followed by Burton and mark martin in fifth. Irvan's victory tightened his grip on first place in the Winston Cup point standings, which he led by 101 points over Mark Martin, who took second place away from Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt finished 12th in the race.

FIN        STR        CAR#        DRIVER                LAPS        STATUS
1        7        28        Ernie Irvan                328        Running
2        14        21        Morgan Shepherd                328        Running
3        40        17        Darrell Waltrip                328        Running
4        13        8        Jeff Burton                328        Running
5        4        6        Mark Martin                327        Running
6        34        15        Lake Speed                327        Running
7        10        77        Greg Sacks                327        Running
8        17        24        Jeff Gordon                326        Running
9        22        10        Ricky Rudd                326        Running
10        25        27        Jimmy Spencer                326        Running
11        35        16        Ted Musgrave                326        Running
12        16        3        Dale Earnhardt                325        Running
13        27        42        Kyle Petty                325        Running
14        3        5        Terry Labonte                325        Running
15        30        22        Bobby Labonte                325        Running
16        24        25        Ken Schrader                325        Running
17        39        23        Hut Stricklin                325        Running
18        5        41        Joe Nemechek                324        Running
19        33        40        Bobby Hamilton                322        Running
20        31        29        Steve Grissom                321        Running
21        28        51        Jeff Purvis                321        Running
22        1        19        Loy Allen Jr.                321        Running
23        32        30        Michael Waltrip                321        Running
24        12        2        Rusty Wallace                320        Running
25        23        4        Sterling Marlin                318        Running
26        37        1        Rick Mast                314        Running
27        42        90        Mike Wallace                314        Running
28        20        32        Dick Trickle                311        Rear End
29        41        55        Jimmy Hensley                292        Running
30        11        33        Harry Gant                288        Running
31        15        26        Brett Bodine                287        Running
32        21        11        Bill Elliott                284        Engine
33        19        75        Todd Bodine                284        Engine
34        29        98        Derrike Cope                215        Accident
35        36        18        Dale Jarrett                205        Engine
36        38        71        Dave Marcis                122        Engine
37        6        9        Rich Bickle                101        Engine
38        2        7        Geoff Bodine                73        Engine
39        18        02        Curtis Markham                32        Accident
40        8        31        Ward Burton                24        Engine
41        9        12        Chuck Bown                6        Engine
42        26        14        John Andretti                5        Accident

Time of race: 3 hours, 24 minutes, 58 seconds Average Speed: 146.136 MPH Margin of Victory: .35 seconds Busch Pole Award: Loy Allen, Hooters Ford, 180.207 MPH (30.405 seconds) - Track Record Caution Flags: 5 for 27 laps Lead Changes: 19 among 7 drivers Geoff Bodine Terry Labonte Ernie Irvan Jeff Burton Morgan Shepherd Darrell Waltrip Dale Jarrett

SOURCE:

1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Rich Bickle , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Sterling Marlin , Mike Wallace , Hut Stricklin , Ted Musgrave , Jeff Purvis , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Jimmy Hensley , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Greg Sacks , Harry Gant , Mark Martin