Charlotte 1994 recap

COCA-COLA 600, Concord, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon won the race - thanks in large part to crew chief Ray Everham's call for two tires on the race's final pit stop. In his Chevrolet, the 22-year-old Gordon started from the pole and beat Rusty ...

COCA-COLA 600, Concord, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon won the race - thanks in large part to crew chief Ray Everham's call for two tires on the race's final pit stop. In his Chevrolet, the 22-year-old Gordon started from the pole and beat Rusty Wallace to the finish line by a healthy 3.91 seconds. There was plenty of action to keep everyone's interest in the world's longest stock car race, but it was the final few laps that shook everything out. On lap 375 of 400, Wallace, the leader, pitted for gas and four tires. He was followed in by Ernie Irvan, Dale Jarrett and Geoff Bodine, who all did the same. Gordon waited until lap 381 to make his two-tire stop, and as a result, Gordon was in position to score the first victory of his young career. Following Gordon and Wallace to the checkered flag were Bodine. Jarrett and Irvan, who padded his lead in the standings to 62 over Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt finished ninth after he sustained a cracked front nose-piece in a multicar mishap.

COCA-COLA 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, N.C. - 1.5 Mile High Banked Paved Speedway

FIN.    ST.     DRIVER          CAR                        LAPS REASON
1        1      Jeff Gordon     DuPont Chevrolet           400  Running
2       21      Rusty Wallace   Miller Genuine Draft Ford  400  Running
3        3      Geoff Bodine    Exide Batteries Ford       400  Running
4       16      Dale Jarrett    Interstate Batteries Chevy 400  Running
5       14      Ernie Irvan     Texaco Havoline Ford       400  Running
6       13      Ricky Rudd      Tide Ford                  400  Running
7       18      Harry Gant      Skoal Bandit Chevrolet     399  Running
8       31      Todd Bodine     Factory Stores Ford        398  Running
9       24      Dale Earnhardt  Goodwrench Chevrolet       397  Running
10      30      Michael Waltrip Pennzoil Pontiac           397  Running
11      37      Loy Allen Jr.   Hooters Ford               397  Running
12      40      Hut Stricklin   Smokin' Joe's Ford        396  Running
13      20      Chuck Bown      Allison Motorsports Ford   396  Running
14      39      Lake Speed      Quality Care Ford          396  Running
15      32      Sterling Marlin Kodak Chevrolet            395  Running
16      42      Ted Musgrave    Family Channel Ford        395  Running
17      23      Bobby Hamilton  Kendall Pontiac            394  Running
18      22      Derrike Cope    Fingerhut Ford             394  Running
19      33      Jimmy Spencer   McDonald's Ford            394  Running
20      27      Randy LaJoie    Fina Lube Ford             393  Running
21      19      Jeremy Mayfield Childrn's Net Ford         393  Running
22      43      Bill Elliott    Budweiser Ford             393  Running
23      35      Mike Wallace    Heilig-Meyers Ford         390  Running
24       4      Ken Schrader    Kodiak Chevrolet           388  Running
25      12      Wally Dallenbach STP Pontiac               384  Running
26      41      Kyle Petty      Mello Yello Pontiac        379  Running
27       6      Greg Sacks      USAir Ford                 378  Running
28      17      Morgan Shepherd Citgo Ford                 354  Running
29      15      Jeff Burton     Raybestos Brakes Ford      349  Running
30      29      Darrell Waltrip Western Auto Chevrolet     336  Running
31       7      Rick Mast       Skoal Classic Ford         276  Vibration
32      11      Mark Martin     Valvoline Ford             270  Handling
33       2      Joe Nemechek    Meineke Chevrolet          261  Accident
34      26      Richie Bickle   Orkin Ford                 235  Handling
35      10      Terry Labonte   Kellogg's Chevrolet        220  Accident
36       9      John Andretti   Bryant Chevrolet           220  Crnkshft.
37       8      Ward Burton     Hardee's Chevrolet         189  Accident
38      36      Dick Trickle    Active Racing Chevrolet    186  Accident
39      28      Steve Grissom   Diamond ridge Chevrolet    174  Accident
40      25      Bobby Labonte   Maxwell House Pontiac      156  Rear End
41      38      Brad Teague     Means Racing Ford          148  Rckr. Arm
42      5       Brett Bodine    Quaker State Ford          147  Accident
43      34      Billy Standridge Standridge Ford           126  Overheat

TIME OF RACE: 4 Hours, 18 Minutes, 10 Seconds AVERAGE SPEED: 3.91 Seconds CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 47 laps LEAD CHANGES: 24 among 8 drivers LAP LEADERS: J. Gordon 1, G. Bodine 2-5, B. Bodine 6-13, R. Mast 14-59, G.Bodine 60-106, E. Irvan 107-116, G. Bodine 117-162, Irvan 163, R. Wallace 164-217, Irvan 218-224, R. Wallace 225-230, Irvan 231, R. Wallace 232, Irvan 233, R. Wallace 234-275, Irvan 276-278, R. Wallace 279-299, J. Gordon 300-302, R. Wallace 303-310, D. Jarrett 311-319, R. Wallace 320-274, G. Bodine 375-378, J. Gordon 379-381, R. Rudd 382-391, J. Gordon 392-400.

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