>From NASCAR Public Relations Office Â· FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 1, 1996 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., -- Leftover lug nuts from Bristol ... *** Ricky Rudd's 14th-place finish in Sunday s Food City 500 was his first non top-10 finish since last...
>From NASCAR Public Relations Office ·
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 1, 1996
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., -- Leftover lug nuts from Bristol ...
*** Ricky Rudd's 14th-place finish in Sunday s Food City 500 was his first non top-10 finish since last October at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham, NC.
*** Ken Schrader's $20,160 in winnings Sunday put him over the 58 million mark in winnings for his career. Schrader now stands at $8,000,605.
*** When Mark Martin captured the Busch Pole Award at Bristol last weekend, it not only marked his third straight on the half-mile high banks, it continued his streak of winning at least one Busch Pole each season since returning to a full NASCAR
*** On another note, Martin has posted top-five finishes in the fall race at Bristol Intentional Raceway all but once (1992) this decade. However, his third-place run last Sunday was his first top-five in the Spring at Bristol since 1991.
*** Dale Earnhardt's fourth-place finish Sunday continued his strong runs at Bristol over the last four years. Only once in the last eight races has he finished worse than fourth at BIR.
***Dick Trickle 's eighth-place finish was his first top-10 run since July 16 of last year at Pocono Raceway when he finished 10th in Bud Moore's Ford.
*** Ricky Craven posted four top-l0 finishes all of last season. In six races this year, he already has three, two of which are top-five finishes.
*** Hut Stricklin had the biggest jump in the point standings this week of any other driver. His 11th place finish (his best of the season), moved him up seven spots in the standings, from 31st to 24th.
*** Dave Marcis had the biggest drop of the day. By missing the race, Marcis fell 11 spots, from 24th to 35th.
***Driver still looking for their first top 10 finishes of the season: Kyle Petty(despite being 12th in points), Stricklin, Robert Pressley, Brett Bodine, Lake Speed, Darrell Waltrip, Ward Burton, Geoff Bodine, Johnny Benson and John Andretti.
*** Top 10 a year ago (Current holder of position in parenthesis): 1 ) Dale Earnhardt(Dale Jarrett) 2) Sterling Marlin (Earnhardt) 3)Mark Martin (Ricky Rudd) 4)Jeff Gordon (Ricky Craven) 5)Terry Labonte (same) 6)Derrike Cope (Gordon) 7)Jarrett (Martin) 8)Ted Musgrave (Bill Elliott) 9)Rusty Wallace (same) 10)Rudd (Musgrave).