Darlington 1994 recap

1994 TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL 400, Darlington, S.C. Dale Earnhardt scored his ninth victory on Winston Cup racing's oldest superspeedway and ended a 16-race winless streak. Earnhardt won a newly reconstructed 400-mile race, down from 500 for the...

1994 TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL 400, Darlington, S.C.

Dale Earnhardt scored his ninth victory on Winston Cup racing's oldest superspeedway and ended a 16-race winless streak. Earnhardt won a newly reconstructed 400-mile race, down from 500 for the first time since 1972. Of note, it was also Earnhardt's sixth victory in the spring event at Darlington and overall, he was just one win short of David Pearson's record 10 wins at the treacherous 1.366- mile egg-shaped track.

Earnhardt, who led 166 laps, dominated the race to put himself within one win of David Pearson's record 10 wins at the treacherous 1.366- mile egg-shaped track. He beat Mark Martin to the finish line by 7.4 seconds. Bill Elliott finished third, with Dale Jarrett fourth and Lake Speed fifth. The victory allowed Earnhardt to tie Mark Martin for second place in the Winston Cup point standings, 81 points behind leader Ernie Irvan, who finished sixth.

1994 BOX SCORES OF TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL 400

FIN        ST        CAR #        DRIVER                LAPS        STATUS
1        9        3        Dale Earnhardt        293        Running
2        3        6        Mark Martin                293        Running
3        1        11        Bill Elliott                293        Running
4        14        18        Dale Jarrett                293        Running
5        35        15        Lake Speed                293        Running
6        11        28        Ernie Irvan                293        Running
7        6        25        Ken Schrader                293        Running
8        21        33        Harry Gant                292        Running
9        25        10        Ricky Rudd                292        Running
10        20        16        Ted Musgrave                292        Running
11        32        42        Kyle Petty                291        Running
12        4        12        Chuck Bown                291        Running
13        19        55        Jimmy Hensley                291        Running
14        28        29        Steve Grissom                291        Running
15        30        30        Michael Waltrip        290        Running
16        12        98        Derrike Cope                290        Running
17        15        23        Hut Stricklin                290        Running
18        23        90        Mike Wallace                290        Running
19        29        41        Joe Nemechek                290        Running
20        22        8        Jeff Burton                286        Running
21        38        31        Ward Burton                285        Running
22        41        75        Todd Bodine                283        Running
23        31        9        Rick Bickle                282        Running
24        34        52        Brad Teague                279        Running
25        32        40        Bobby Hamilton        277        Running
26        36        17        Darrell Waltrip        274        Running
27        27        27        Jimmy Spencer        271        Engine
28        26        71        Dave Marcis                269        Running
29        39        32        Dick Trickle                259        Running
30        40        77        Greg Sacks                250        Running
31        13        24        Jeff Gordon                236        Engine
32        17        21        Morgan Shepherd        235        Running
33        8        2        Rusty Wallace                218        Running
34        2        4        Sterling Marlin                197        Engine
35        24        5        Terry Labonte                195        Engine
36        5        26        Brett Bodine                195        Engine
37        10        1        Rick Mast                178        Engine
38        18        14        John Andretti                170        Engine
39        16        22        Bobby Labonte        138        Accident
40        7        7        Geoff Bodine                134        Engine
41        37        43        Wally Dallenbach Jr.        131        Engine

Time of Race: 3 Hours,1 minute, 20 seconds Average Speed: 132.432 mph Margin of Victory: 7.4 seconds Caution Flags: 5 for 26 laps Lead changes: 28 lead changes among 10 drivers Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt, Mark Martin, Dale Jarrett, Ernie Irvan, Dave Marcis, Greg Sacks, Rusty Wallace, Sterling Marlin, and ken Schrader.

SOURCE:

1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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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 , 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 , Jimmy Hensley , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Brad Teague , Greg Sacks , Harry Gant , Mark Martin , David Pearson