NASCAR Fans E-mail List Date: Saturday, May 17th Site: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina Track: 1.5-Miles, banked speedway Annual: 13th Television: TNN Announcers: Eli Gold, Buddy Baker, Dick BerggrenStart Time: 9 p.m.
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Date: Saturday, May 17th Site: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina Track: 1.5-Miles, banked speedway Annual: 13th Television: TNN Announcers: Eli Gold, Buddy Baker, Dick BerggrenStart Time: 9 p.m. (et) 1996 Winner: Michael Waltrip Runner-up: Rusty Wallace 1996 Pole Sitter: Jeff Gordon Laps: 70 (2, 30-lap segments followed by a 10-lap segment)Miles: 105 Race Record: 168.750 m.p.h. - 37 minutes, 20 seconds (Davey Allison, 1991) Total Purse: $1,075,000 30-lap segment purse: $72,500 - 1st - 50,000; 2nd - 15,000; 3rd - 7,500 10-lap shootout purse: $678,000 - 1st - 200,000 1996 Finish Driver Driver Michael Waltrip Ricky Rudd Rusty Wallace Ernie Irvan Dale Earnhardt Jeff Gordon Mark Martin Dale Jarrett Terry Labonte Sterling Marlin 1996 Winston Time of Race: 38 minutes, 43 seconds Average Speed: 162.721 m.p.h. Margin of Victory: 1.052 seconds Caution Flags: 1 for 3 laps Lead Changes: 6 lead changes among 6 drivers Lap Leaders: Terry Labonte (24), Dale Jarrett (19), Jeff Gordon (11), Michael Waltrip (9), Dale Earnhardt (6), Harry Gant (1).
Past The Winston Winners and Pole Sitters
1996 -- Michael Waltrip -- (Jeff Gordon)1995 -- Jeff Gordon -- (Bobby Labonte) 1994 -- Geoff Bodine -- (Rusty Wallace)1993 -- Dale Earnhardt -- (Ernie Irvan) 1992 -- Davey Allison -- (Davey Allison)1991 -- Davey Allison -- (Davey Allison) 1990 -- Dale Earnhardt -- (Dale Earnhardt) 1989 -- Rusty Wallace -- (Terry Labonte) 1988 -- Terry Labonte -- (Darrell Waltrip) 1987 -- Dale Earnhardt -- (Bill Elliott) 1986 -- Bill Elliott -- (Darrell Waltrip)1985 -- Darrell Waltrip Note: Held at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1986). Drivers in the Field
Geoff Bodine Terry Labonte Jeff Burton Sterling Marlin Ward Burton Mark Martin Dale Earnhardt Kyle Petty Bill Elliott Ricky Rudd Jeff Gordon Jimmy Spencer Bobby Hamilton Rusty Wallace Ernie Irvan Darrell Waltrip Dale Jarrett Michael Waltrip Bobby Labonte Winston Open Winner
This event is called the All-Star game of NASCAR...The Winston pits a minimum of 20 drivers in a three-segment, 70-lap race...The final 10-lap segment is a shootout for the winner's share of $200,000...Winning either of the first two segments is worth $50,000...The least a driver can win is $18,000...This race is preceded by the Winston Open, with a purse of $193,000...The winner of the Winston Open qualifies for The Winston...Dale Earnhardt, Ricky Rudd and Michael Waltrip are the only racers to have competed in all previous runnings of the Winston...Of the 19 drivers already qualifiedfor the Winston, there are 10 Fords, five Chevrolets and four Pontiacs...Earn hardt is the only three-time winner of this race...Davey Allison is the only other multiple winner of the Winston...Earnhardt has finished in the top-10 nine of the 12 previous Winstons...The winner of the this event has won the next race, the Coca-Cola 600 three times (Darrel Waltrip in 1985, Davey Allison in 1991 and Earnhardt in 1993)...Sterling Marlin has finished second three times at this event...This is an unofficial event...The next official race is the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25th at Charlotte, North Carolina.
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