Martinsville 1994 recap

HANES 500, Martinsville, Va. -- For Rusty Wallace, there was nothing easy about winning this one on the 0.526-mile Martinsville Speedway. First, he had plenty of competition in the form of Ernie Irvan. On top of that, to collect the $98,000...

HANES 500, Martinsville, Va. -- For Rusty Wallace, there was nothing easy about winning this one on the 0.526-mile Martinsville Speedway. First, he had plenty of competition in the form of Ernie Irvan.

On top of that, to collect the $98,000 Unocal bonus for winning from the pole, Wallace also had to overcome a pit road penalty handed down two-thirds of the way through the 500-;apper.

Wallace overcame all obstacles, however, to score a .046-second victory over Irvan. Dale Earnhardt finished 11th, one lap down, and thus gave up first place in the Winston Cup point standings to Irvan, who moved ahead by 25 points.

1994 HANES 500 BOX SCORES

ST FIN CAR # DRIVER LAPS STATUS

1 1 2 Rusty Wallace 500 Running 2 5 28 Ernie Irvan 500 Running 3 6 6 Mark Martin 500 Running 4 16 17 Darrell Waltrip 500 Running 5 32 21 Morgan Shepherd 500 Running 6 12 75 Todd Bodine 500 Running 7 36 12 Chuck Bown 500 Running 8 11 1 Rick Mast 499 Running 9 10 11 Bill Elliott 499 Running 10 28 16 Ted Musgrave 499 Running 11 8 3 Dale Earnhardt 499 Running 12 19 10 Ricky Rudd 498 Running 13 15 40 Bobby Hamilton 498 Running 14 23 29 Steve Grissom 497 Running 15 30 5 Terry Labonte 497 Running 16 33 31 Ward Burton 497 Running 17 7 30 Michael Waltrip 496 Running 18 4 27 Jimmy Spencer 495 Running 19 22 22 Bobby Labonte 495 Running 20 26 23 Hut Stricklin 494 Running 21 20 18 Dale Jarrett 494 Running 22 29 41 Joe Nemechek 494 Running 23 24 55 Jimmy Hensley 493 Running 24 35 26 Brett Bodine 489 Running 25 31 78 Jay Hedgecock 484 Running 26 9 42 Kyle Petty 483 Running 27 2 4 Sterling Marlin 474 Running 28 14 98 Derrike Cope 473 Rear End 29 18 77 Greg Sacks 472 Running 30 25 15 Lake Speed 467 Running 31 17 25 Ken Schrader 438 Running 32 34 32 Dick Trickle 400 Running 33 13 24 Jeff Gordon 394 Running 34 3 7 Geoff Bodine 385 Accident 35 27 14 John Andretti 351 Engine 36 21 8 Jeff Burton 286 Clutch

Time of Race: 3 Hours, 25 minutes, 43 seconds Average Speed: 76.700 mph Margin of Victory: .46 seconds Cautions: 11 for 65 laps Lead Changes: 11 lead changes among 5 drivers. Rusty Wallace, Ernie Irvan, Mark Martin, Darrell Waltrip, Geoff Bodine.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , 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 , Hut Stricklin , Ted Musgrave , Rick Mast , Jimmy Hensley , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin