Sears Point 1994 recap

SAVEMART 300, Sonoma, Calif. -- Ernie Irvan led 68 of the 74 laps in the California wine country, losing the lead only when he was in the pits. No one could touch him on the curving, winding road course, and the result was Irvan's third ...

SAVEMART 300, Sonoma, Calif. -- Ernie Irvan led 68 of the 74 laps in the California wine country, losing the lead only when he was in the pits.

No one could touch him on the curving, winding road course, and the result was Irvan's third victory of the season and his 12th overall. Irvan started from the pole in his second victory at Sonoma in three years.

Geoff Bodine's second-place finish was the best for his new team since he bought it in 1993. Dale Earnhardt finished third. Irvan picked up 15 more points on Dale Earnhardt in their fight for the Winston Cup championship and extended his lead in the point standings to 40.

FIN ST CAR # DRIVER LAPS STATUS

1 1 28 Ernie Irvan 74 Running 2 26 7 Geoff Bodine 74 Running 3 4 3 Dale Earnhardt 74 Running 4 7 43 Wally Dallenbach Jr. 74 Running 5 12 2 Rusty Wallace 74 Running 6 15 16 Ted Musgrave 74 Running 7 19 21 Morgan Shepherd 74 Running 8 2 6 Mark Martin 74 Running 9 8 25 Ken Schrader 74 Running 10 16 33 Harry Gant 74 Running 11 10 42 Kyle Petty 74 Running 12 20 18 Dale Jarrett 74 Running 13 23 26 Brett Bodine 74 Running 14 3 10 Ricky Rudd 74 Running 15 21 8 Jeff Burton 74 Running 16 9 30 Michael Waltrip 74 Running 17 22 22 Bobby Labonte 74 Running 18 33 17 Darrell Waltrip 74 Running 19 38 14 John Andretti 74 Running 20 37 23 Hut Stricklin 74 Running 21 41 12 Chuck Bown 73 Running 22 32 41 Joe Nemechek 73 Running 23 28 90 Mike Wallace 73 Running 24 42 77 Greg Sacks 73 Running 25 39 71 Dave Marcis 73 Running 26 25 27 Jimmy Spencer 73 Running 27 14 36 Butch Gilliland 72 Running 28 5 5 Terry Labonte 72 Running 29 13 4 Sterling Marlin 72 Running 30 11 11 Bill Elliott 71 Engine 31 35 50 Mike Chase 70 Running 32 29 15 Lake Speed 70 Running 33 30 40 Bobby Hamilton 68 Transmission 34 24 1 Rick Mast 62 Transmission 35 40 29 Steve Grissom 61 Rear End 36 27 31 Ward Burton 60 Running 37 6 24 Jeff Gordon 59 Rear End 38 31 75 Todd Bodine 56 Running 39 18 76 Ron Hornaday 53 Running 40 43 20 Gary Collins 43 Running 41 36 61 Rick Carelli 24 Engine 42 34 9 John Krebs 18 Accident 43 17 98 Derrike Cope 18 Accident

Time of Race: 2 hours, 24 minutes, 27 seconds Average Speed: 77.458 mph Margin of Victory: 9.56 seconds Caution Flags: 4 for 10 laps Lead Changes: 7 among 5 drivers Ernie Irvan, Dale Earnhardt, Morgan Shepherd, Greg Sacks, John Krebs.

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 Sr. , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Sterling Marlin , Mike Wallace , Hut Stricklin , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Ted Musgrave , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Rick Carelli , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Greg Sacks , Harry Gant , Mark Martin