Bristol 1994 recap

FOOD CITY 500, Bristol, Tenn. -- Strangely, winning at a short- track had been a thing of the past for Dale Earnhardt. But that changed at the 0.533-mile Bristol International Raceway. When race leader Geoff Bodine made a green-flag pit stop...

FOOD CITY 500, Bristol, Tenn. -- Strangely, winning at a short- track had been a thing of the past for Dale Earnhardt. But that changed at the 0.533-mile Bristol International Raceway. When race leader Geoff Bodine made a green-flag pit stop for tires and fuel on lap 318, the move paved the way for Earnhardt's first short- track victory since October 1991 and his eighth career win at the ultra-high-banked speedway. Earnhardt, who was able to pit under yellow soon thereafter, led from there and clinched the 500-lap event 7.63 seconds in front of Ken Schrader.

Ernie Irvan retired from the race with engine failure, which aided Earnhardt in taking a 40-point lead over Irvan in the Winston Cup standings.

1994 FOOD CITY 500 BOX SCORES

ST        FIN        CAR #        DRIVER                        LAPS        STATUS
1        24        3        Dale Earnhardt                500        Running
2        22        25        Ken Schrader                500        Running
3        13        15        Lake Speed                500        Running
4        27        7        Geoff Bodine                499        Running
5        23        30        Michael Waltrip                497        Running
6        9        22        Bobby Labonte                496        Running
7        2        2        Rusty Wallace                494        Running
8        18        4        Sterling Marlin                491        Running
9        34        40        Bobby Hamilton                488        Running
10        29        71        Dave Marcis                486        Running
11        31        77        Greg Sacks                482        Running
12        30        29        Steve Grissom                480        Running
13        19        26        Brett Bodine                478        Running
14        26        23        Hut Stricklin                478        Running
15        37        17        Darrell Waltrip                476        Running
16        6        41        Joe Nemechek                473        Running
17        33        43        Wally Dallenbach Jr.        464        Running
18        10        21        Morgan Shepherd                457        Running
19        5        16        Ted Musgrave                431        Running
20        14        42        Kyle Petty                426        Running
21        3        6        Mark Martin                425        Accident
22        4        24        Jeff Gordon                425         Accident
23        1        12        Chuck Bown                393        Running
24        12        5        Terry Labonte                373        Running
25        21        31        Ward Burton                368        Running
26        8        75        Todd Bodine                358        Running
27        17        98        Derrike Cope                276        Running
28        25        90        Mike Wallace                262        Engine
29        28        1        Rick Mast                222        Accident
30        15        11        Bill Elliott                198        Accident
31        35        8        Jeff Burton                197        Accident
32        11        10        Ricky Rudd                187        Accident
33        7        28        Ernie Irvan                167        Engine
34        32        32        Dick Trickle                164        Accident
35        16        27        Jimmy Spencer                159        Head Gasket
36        36        18        Dale Jarrett                66        Accident
37        20        33        Harry Gant                10        Accident

Time of Race: 2 Hours, 58 minutes, 22 seconds Average Speed: 89.647 mph Margin of Victory: 7.63 seconds Caution Flags: 10 for 75 laps Lead Changes: 11 among 5 drivers Dale Earnhardt, Geoff Bodine, Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon.

SOURCE: 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach Sr. , 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 , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Greg Sacks , Harry Gant , Mark Martin