Rockingham 1994 recap

GOODWRENCH 500, Rockingham, North Caroline -- Some doubters believed Rusty wallace would find victory difficult to achieve after his Penske South team made the switch from Pontiac to Ford for 1994. But it didn't take Wallace long to prove...

GOODWRENCH 500, Rockingham, North Caroline -- Some doubters believed Rusty wallace would find victory difficult to achieve after his Penske South team made the switch from Pontiac to Ford for 1994. But it didn't take Wallace long to prove the doubters wrong.

Wallace swept the naysayers under the rug at "the Rock," leading 346 of the scheduled 492 laps and beating runner-up Sterling Marlin by a gaping 5.15 seconds.

Rick Mast finished a career-high third, with Martin forth and Ernie Irvan fifth.

1994 RACE BOX SCORES -------------------- North Carolina Motor Speedway Rockingham, N.C. - 1.017 Mile Banked Paved Speedway February 27, 1994 - 500 M - 492 L - Purse: $939,289

FIN        STR        CAR #        DRIVER                LAPS        MONEY        
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1        15        2        Rusty Wallace        492        $52,885        
2        21        4        Sterling Marlin        492        $48,935
3        16        1        Rick Mast        492        $31,085
4        2        6        Mark Martin        491        $28,986
5        6        28        Ernie Irvan        491        $26,410
6        4        26        Brett Bodine        491        $20,535
7        19        3        Dale Earnhardt        491        $25,785
8        7        42        Kyle Petty        490        $22,635
9        13        25        ken Schrader        489        $18,935
10        31        30        Michael Waltrip        489        $19,410
11        34        10        Ricky Rudd        489        $12,885
12        26        27        Jimmy Spencer        489        $13,735
13        5        16        Ted Musgrave        488        $17,435
14        29        32        Dick Trickle        488        $10,035
15        1        7        Geoff Bodine        487        $22,685
16        11        21        Morgan Shepherd        486        $19,635
17        27        5        Terry Labonte        486        $19,435
18        41        18        Dale Jarrett        485        $20,635
19        20        22        Bobby Labonte        484        $15,985
20        39        8        Jeff Burton        484        $17,285
Time of Race:  3 hours, 59 minutes, 43 seconds
Average Speed:  125.239 mph
Margin of Victory:  5.15 seconds

NOTES: Geoff Bodine set a new track record in first round qualifying in his #7 Exides battery Ford Thunderbird with a speed of 151.716 mph (24.132 seconds).

CAUTION LAPS: 5 Cautions for 38 laps

LEAD CHANGES: 19 lead changes among 8 drivers. - Rusty Wallace - Sterling Marlin - Mark Martin - Brett Bodine - Dale Earnhardt - Kyle Petty - Geoff Bodine - Morgan Shepherd

SOURCE FOR ALL THE ABOVE: -------------------------

1995 NASCAR WINSTON CUP MEDIA GUIDE

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Kyle Petty , Jimmy Spencer , Sterling Marlin , Ted Musgrave , Rick Mast , Morgan Shepherd , Mark Martin