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1996 PEPSI 400 FACT SHEET EVENT: 38th Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race LOCATION: Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, Fla. DATE: July 6, 1996 START TIME: 11 ...

1996 PEPSI 400 FACT SHEET

EVENT: 38th Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race

LOCATION: Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, Fla.

DATE: July 6, 1996

START TIME: 11 a.m.

TRACK: 2.5-mile trioval

RACE LENGTH: 400 miles, 160 laps

1995 WINNER: Jeff Gordon, DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet. Avg. Speed: 166.976 mph

POLE Busch Pole Award Qualifying, July 4, 2:30 p.m. QUALIFYING: Two timed laps, fastest lap counted; positions 1- 25 set

SECOND-ROUND Busch Beer Second-Round Qualifying, July 5, 1 p.m. QUALIFYING: Positions 26-38 set; up to five provisional starters may be added

1995 BUSCH POLE WINNER: Dale Earnhardt, GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet, 191.355 mph

QUALIFYING RECORD: Sterling Marlin, Bull's Eye BBQ Chevrolet, 203.666 mph, 1986

RACE RECORD: Bobby Allison, Hodgdon/Curb Mercury, 173.473 mph*, 1980 *=World Record 400-mile stock car race

TICKET INFORMATION: Daytona International Speedway Ticket Office, (904) 253-RACE (7223) (VISA and MasterCard accepted as payment for advance ticket orders)

1996 PEPSI 400 QUICK FACTS

FASTEST RACE: 173.473 mph, Bobby Allison, Mercury, 1980 (World Record 400-mile stock car race) SLOWEST RACE: 131.916 mph, Tim Richmond, Chevrolet, 1986

OLDEST WINNER: Bobby Allison, 1987 (49 yrs, 7 months, 1 day) YOUNGEST WINNER: Jeff Gordon, 1995 (23 yrs, 10 mos, 27 days)

MOST MONEY WON, ONE RACE: $96,580, Jeff Gordon, 1995

MOST STARTS: 32, Richard Petty MOST CONSECUTIVE STARTS: 27, Richard Petty (1966-92)

MOST BUSCH POLES: Cale Yarborough, 7 ('69-70, '78, '80-81, '83- 84)

MOST VICTORIES: David Pearson, 5 ('61, '72-74, '78) MOST SECOND PLACES: Buddy Baker, 5 (S. Marlin & R. Petty each have 4) MOST TOP FIVES: David Pearson, 13; R. Petty, 12; Buddy Baker, 11 MOST VICTORIES, MFTR: Ford, 10

MOST LAPS LED: 142, Cale Yarborough, 1968 MOST LEAD CHANGES: 49 (among 9 drivers), 1974 FEWEST LEAD CHANGES: 8 (among 4 drivers), 1968, '95 (7 among 3 in '59 250-mile race) MOST LEADERS: 15, 1986 FEWEST LEADERS: 4, 1964, '68, '95 (3 in 1960, '62 250-mile races)

CLOSEST VICTORY MARGIN: 18 inches (Bill Elliott over Rick Wilson), 1988 WIDEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2 laps plus (Cale Yarborough, 1968)

MOST CAUTION LAPS: 58, 1986 FEWEST CAUTION LAPS: 8, 1992 (1959-61 250-mile races were caution-free)

MOST CARS RUNNING AT FINISH: 38, 1995 FEWEST CARS RUNNING AT FINISH: 11, 1963

MOST CARS ON LEAD LAP, FINISH: 20, 1994 FEWEST CARS ON LEAD LAP: 1, 1968

MOST STARTERS: 43, 1994-95 FEWEST STARTERS: 30, 1961

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Sterling Marlin , Richard Petty , Bobby Allison , Buddy Baker , Cale Yarborough , Tim Richmond , David Pearson