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Winston Cup Racing Updates News About NASCAR Winston Cup Racing >FROM: CHRIS POWELL WINSTON CUP PUBLICITY Track data: Race ...

Winston Cup Racing Updates News About NASCAR Winston Cup Racing

>FROM: CHRIS POWELL WINSTON CUP PUBLICITY

Track data:

Race #: 7 of 31 (4/14/96)         Track Size: 0.625 Mile
Event: First Union 400            Number of Laps: 400
Location: North Wilkesboro NC     Length of  Event: 250 Miles
Length of Front Stretch: 670 Ft.  Degree of Banking in Corners: 14°
Length of Back Stretch: 670 Ft.   Degree of Banking on Straights: 3° Front

Qualifying data: Last year's event pole winner: Jeff Gordon 118 765 MPH 4-7-95 (18.945 seconds) Last year's event winner: Dale Earnhardt 102.424 MPH 4-9-95 (2 hours: 26 min: 27 sec) Event qualifying record: Ernie Irvan 119.016 MPH 4-15-94 (18.905 seconds) Event race record: Dale Earnhardt 102.424 MPH 4-9-95 (2 hrs: 26 min: 27 sec) Track qualifying record: Ernie Irvan 119.016 MPH 4-15-94 (18.905 seconds) Track race record: Geoff Bodine 107.360 MPH 10-5-92 (2 hrs: l9 min: 43 sec)

Historical data since 1961: North Wilkesboro opened in 1947 as a dirt track and is one of two tracks that were charter members when the NASCAR Winston Cup series was inaugurated in 1949. The first race at North Wilkesboro was the eighth race of the inaugural season and was won by Bob Flock.

25 previous winner at North Wilkesboro:

 Petty R. (15)  Waltrip D. (10)  C. Yarborough (5)  Earnhardt (5)     
 B. Allison(4)   Wallace (3)  T. Labonte (3)  G. Bodine (3)  Pearson (2)   
 Johnson Jr. (2) White (2)  Panch (2)  Martin (2)  Lorenzen (1)   
 Paschal (1)  Dieringer(1)  Hutcherson(1)  Issac(1)  Lund(1)   B. Parsons(1)
 Richmond (I)  Bonnett (1)  Gant (1)  B. Bodine (1)  Da. Allison (1)

7 active drivers with wins at North Wilkesboro:

Waltrip D.(10) Earnhardt (5) Wallace (3) T. Labonte (3) G. Bodine (3) Martin (2) B. Bodine (1)

Races won from the pole: 14 of 70 events (20%) Races won from in top 10: 57 of 70 events (81%) Races won from outside top 10: 13 of 70 events (19%)

Modern era event wins by car make [1972-present):

Chevy: 25  Ford: 7  Olds: 1  Pontiac: 4  Buick: 5  Dodge: 4
Mercury: 0  Plymouth: 2  Matador: 3

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Ernie Irvan