1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series


1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

The 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series started on February 18 1996 and ended on November 10 1996 with Terry Labonte pulling off a massive upset and winning his second championship.

1996 Team Chart

Busch Clash

The Budweiser Shootout is the exhibition race that honors the drivers who won a pole in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series that the driver won the previous year. Dale Jarrett won his first Busch Clash. Rick Mast won the random draw for the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 25-Ken Schrader
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 6-Mark Martin
# 94-Bill Elliott
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 16-Ted Musgrave

Gatorade Twin 125s

The Gatorade Twin 125s, qualifying races for the Daytona 500, were held on February 15.

Race One Top Ten Results

# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 22-Ward Burton
# 6-Mark Martin
# 90-Mike Wallace
# 23-Jimmy Spencer

Race Two Top Ten Results

# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 25-Ken Schrader
# 37-John Andretti
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 75-Morgan Shepherd
# 98-Jeremy Mayfield
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 27-Elton Sawyer
# 16-Ted Musgrave

Daytona 500


=Goodwrench Service 400=

The Goodwrench Service 400 was held on February 25 on the North Carolina Speedway. The #5 of Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 41-Ricky Craven
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 29-Steve Grissom
# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 81-Kenny Wallace
# 12-Derrike Cope, 1 Lap down
# 87-Joe Nemechek, 1 Lap down
# 1-Rick Mast, 2 Laps down

Failed to qualify: 27-Elton Sawyer, 78-Randy MacDonald, 93-Gary Bradberry, 63-Dick Trickle

Pontiac Excitement 400

The Pontiac Excitement 400 was run on March 3 on the Richmond International Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 16-Ted Musgrave
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 6-Mark Martin
# 43-Bobby Hamilton
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 94-Bill Elliott

Failed to qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 02-Robbie Faggart

Purolator 500

The Purolator 500 was run on March 10 on the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The #30 of Johnny Benson won the pole, but crashed in Happy Hour, forcing him to a backup car (and the back of the field for the start). Jeff Burton was 2nd in points going into this race, but due to not having any owners points from 1995 there was no provisional available.

Top Ten Results

# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 98-Jeremy Mayfield
# 25-Ken Schrader
# 23-Jimmy Spencer, 1 Lap down
# 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
# 21-Michael Waltrip, 1 Lap down
# 94-Bill Elliott, 1 Lap down

Failed to qualify: 99-Jeff Burton, 65-Steve Seligman, 78-Randy MacDonald


=TranSouth Financial 400=

The TranSouth Financial 400 was run on March 24 on the Darlington Raceway. Ward Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 41-Ricky Craven
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 6-Mark Martin
# 16-Ted Musgrave
# 75-Morgan Shepherd, 1 Lap down
# 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
# 99-Jeff Burton, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 95-Chuck Bown, 78-Randy MacDonald, 02-Robby Faggart, 32-Jimmy Hensley

Food City 500

The Food City 500 was run on March 31 on the Bristol Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole. The race was shortened to 342 laps due to rain.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 6-Mark Martin
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 18-Bobby Labonte, 1 Lap down
# 19-Dick Trickle, 1 Lap down
# 41-Ricky Craven, 1 Lap down
# 21-Michael Waltrip, 2 Laps down

Failed to qualify: 90-Mike Wallace, 37-John Andretti, 30-Johnny Benson, 71-Dave Marcis, 77-Bobby Hillin, Jr., 95-Chuck Bown

First Union 400

The First Union 400 was run on April 14 on the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 5-Terry Labonte
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 33-Robert Pressley
# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 28-Ernie Irvan, 1 Lap down
# 41-Ricky Craven, 1 Lap down
# 43-Bobby Hamilton, 2 Laps down
# 25-Ken Schrader, 2 Laps down
# 18-Bobby Labonte, 2 Laps down

Failed to Qualify: 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Randy MacDonald, 90-Mike Wallace, 22-Ward Burton, 77-Bobby Hillin Jr.


=Goody's Headache Powder 500=

The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was run on April 21 on the Martinsville Speedway. The #41 of Ricky Craven won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 98-Jeremy Mayfield
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 43-Bobby Hamilton, 1 Lap down
# 25-Ken Schrader, 2 Laps down
# 18-Bobby Labonte, 2 Laps down
# 16-Ted Musgrave, 2 Laps down
# 4-Sterling Marlin, 2 Laps down

Failed to qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 27-Elton Sawyer, 29-Steve Grissom, 19-Dick Trickle, 77-Bobby Hillin, Jr., 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr., 22-Ward Burton

*Terry Labonte, by starting this race, broke the record for most consecutive starts with his 514th consecutive start. The previous record, 513, was held by Richard Petty. A special "Iron Man" paint scheme was used to commemorate this feat.


=Winston Select 500=

The Winston Select 500 was run on April 28 on the Talladega Superspeedway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Two major accidents marred the race: Bill Elliott suffered a broken femur after going airborne and landing driver side-first in a single-car crash on lap 77. Then "The Big One" hit on lap 130, collecting 14 cars and sending the #41 of Ricky Craven flying into the catchfence and nearly over it. He was not seriously injured.

Top Ten Results

# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 29-Steve Grissom
# 33-Robert Pressley
# 16-Ted Musgrave
# 37-John Andretti
# 30-Johnny Benson

Failed to qualify: 73-Phil Barkdoll, 65-Steve Seligman, 77-Bobby Hillin Jr., 0-Delma Cowart, 97-Chad Little


=Save Mart Supermarkets 300=

The Save Mart Supermarkets 300 was run on May 5 on the Sears Point Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 6-Mark Martin
# 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 25-Ken Schrader
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 22-Ward Burton

Failed to Qualify: 07-Geoffrey Bodine, 45-Chad Little, 20-Mark Krogh, 03-Joe Bean, 58-Wayne Jacks, 02-Bill McAnally, 07-Lance Hooper


=The Winston=

The Winston is the 2nd exhibition race run each year. Michael Waltrip won the Winston Open. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top 10 Results

# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 6-Mark Martin
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 4-Sterling Marlin

Coca-Cola 600

The Coca-Cola 600 was run on May 26 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 25-Ken Schrader, 1 Lap down
# 4-Sterling Marlin, 1 Lap down
# 6-Mark Martin, 1 Lap down
# 21-Michael Waltrip, 1 Lap down
# 28-Ernie Irvan, 2 Laps down
# 7-Geoff Bodine, 2 Laps down

Failed to qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 63-Ed Berrier, 26-Hermie Sadler, 49-Mark Gibson, 02-Robbie Faggart, 0-Delma Cowart, 57-Steve Seligman

Miller 500 (Dover)

The Miller 500 was run on June 2 on the Dover Downs International Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 18-Bobby Labonte, 1 Lap down
# 23-Jimmy Spencer, 1 Lap down
# 2-Rusty Wallace, 1 Lap down
# 10-Ricky Rudd, 1 Lap down
# 99-Jeff Burton, 1 Lap down
# 25-Ken Schrader, 1 Lap down

* No DNQs


=UAW-GM Teamwork 500=

The UAW-GM Teamwork 500 was run on June 16 on the Pocono Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 7-Geoff Bodine
# 6-Mark Martin
# 43-Bobby Hamilton
# 75-Morgan Shepherd
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 23-Jimmy Spencer
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 94-Todd Bodine

Failed to qualify: 71-Dave Marcis

* Todd Bodine was subbing for Bill Elliott, who was still recovering from his broken femur at Talladega.


=Miller 400 (Michigan)=

The Miller 400 was run on June 23 on the Michigan International Speedway. The #43 of Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 23-Jimmy Spencer
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 6-Mark Martin
# 16-Ted Musgrave
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 88-Dale Jarrett

* No DNQs


=Pepsi 400=

The Pepsi 400 was run on July 6 on the Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole. The race was shortened to 117 laps due to rain.

Top Ten Results

# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 25-Ken Schrader
# 11-Brett Bodine
# 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to qualify: 57-Steve Seligman

*Bill Elliott returned in this race from his broken femur suffered back at Talladega.


=Jiffy Lube 300=

The Jiffy Lube 300 was run on July 14 on the New Hampshire International Speedway. The #41 of Ricky Craven won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 33-Robert Pressley
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 25-Ken Schrader
# 30-Johnny Benson
# 21-Michael Waltrip

* No DNQs
* This was Ernie Irvan's 1st victory since his comeback from his near-fatal injuries at Michigan in 1994.


=Miller 500 (Pocono)=

The Miller 500 was run on July 21 on the Pocono Raceway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 30-Johnny Benson
# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 9-Lake Speed
# 6-Mark Martin
# 12-Derrike Cope

* No DNQs


=DieHard 500=

The DieHard 500 was run on July 28 on the Talladega Superspeedway. The #98 of Jeremy Mayfield won the pole. The race started late due to rain delays, and was marred by "The Big One" on lap 117 that injured Dale Earnhardt after he, Ernie Irvan and Sterling Marlin got together, flipping Earnhardt over and collecting 11 other cars. Earnhardt took a hit to the roof from Robert Pressley's #33 and another big hit from Derrike Cope's #12. Earnhardt suffered a broken collarbone and sternum in the crash. Due to darkness caused by the rain delay and red flag, it was shortened to 129 laps.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 6-Mark Martin
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 23-Jimmy Spencer
# 7-Geoffrey Bodine
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 17-Darrell Waltrip
# 2-Rusty Wallace

Failed to Qualify: 97-Chad Little

Brickyard 400

The Brickyard 400 was run on August 3 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The #24 of Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 6-Mark Martin
# 75-Morgan Shepherd
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 30-Johnny Benson
# 1-Rick Mast
# 94-Bill Elliott

Failed to qualify: 91-Ron Barfield, 27-Jason Keller, 78-Randy MacDonald, 46-Stacy Compton, 02-Robbie Faggart, 50-A.J. Foyt, 57-Steve Seligman, 44-Jeff Purvis, 19-Loy Allen Jr., 49-Erik Smith, 63-Mike Wallace

* Dale Earnhardt had to be relieved by Mike Skinner as a result of the injuries Earnhardt suffered the previous week at Talladega. Skinner took over the car during the first caution and drove the car to a 15th place finish.


=The Bud At The Glen=

The The Bud At The Glen was run on August 11 at Watkins Glen International. Dale Earnhardt won the pole with a new track record of 120.733 mph while driving with the injuries suffered 2 weeks earlier. When asked what he thought of the lap, he was quoted as saying "It hurt so good." 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Champion David Green was standing by to relieve Earnhardt during the race, but Earnhardt decided to drive the full race. Geoff Bodine from nearby Chemung broke a 55-race winless streak, dating back to October 2 in the 1994 Tyson Holly Farms 400.

Top Ten Results

# 7-Geoff Bodine
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 6-Mark Martin
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 87-Joe Nemechek
# 75-Morgan Shepherd
# 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

Failed to qualify: 34-Mike McLaughlin


=GM Goodwrench Dealer 400=

The GM Goodwrench Dealer 400 was run on August 18 at the Michigan International Speedway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 6-Mark Martin
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 30-Johnny Benson
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to Qualify: 14-Ron Hornaday Jr., 27-Elton Sawyer


=Goody's Headache Powder 500 ((Bristol))=

The Goody's Headache Powder 500 was run on August 24 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 6-Mark Martin
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 23-Jimmy Spencer
# 22-Ward Burton
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 43-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to Qualify: 77-Bobby Hillin Jr.

Mountain Dew Southern 500

The Mountain Dew Southern 500 was run on September 1 at the Darlington Raceway. 88-Dale Jarrett won the pole and had the chance to win the Winston Million if he won the race. Jarrett lost his chance at the bonus after hitting oil early in the race.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 8-Hut Stricklin
# 6-Mark Martin
# 25-Ken Schrader, 1 Lap down
# 37-John Andretti, 1 Lap down
# 18-Bobby Labonte, 1 Lap down
# 28-Ernie Irvan, 1 Lap down
# 4-Sterling Marlin, 1 Lap down
# 94-Bill Elliott, 1 Lap down
# 9-Lake Speed, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 78-Randy MacDonald, 87-Joe Nemechek, 40-Jay Sauter, 02-Robby Faggart


=Miller 400 (Richmond)=

The Miller 400 was run on September 7 at the Richmond International Raceway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 43-Bobby Hamilton
# 12-Derrike Cope
# 6-Mark Martin
# 30-Johnny Benson

Failed to Qualify: 46-Stacy Compton, 40-Jay Sauter, 95-Gary Bradberry

* A driver change happened during the week after Darlington. Kranefuss-Haas Racing's #37 and Cale Yarborough Motorsports' #98 switched drivers. So John Andretti moved to the #98 and Jeremy Mayfield moved to the #37.


=MBNA 500=

The MBNA 500 was run on the September 15 at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole. On lap 456, a wreck involving the #23 of Jimmy Spencer, the #16 of Ted Musgrave, the #11 of Brett Bodine and the #15 of Wally Dallenbach Jr. occurred on the front straight. Spencer blamed Dallenbach for the wreck, and after the cars rolled to a stop, Spencer got out of his car, ran over to Dallenbach's, and tried to punch Wally through the window net. Spencer had to be restrained by a Winston Cup official.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 6-Mark Martin
# 1-Rick Mast
# 22-Ward Burton
# 42-Kyle Petty
# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 43-Bobby Hamilton

Failed to Qualify: 49-Eric Smith

Hanes 500

The Hanes 500 was run on September 22 at the Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 43-Bobby Hamilton
# 1-Rick Mast
# 98-John Andretti
# 75-Morgan Shepherd
# 7-Geoff Bodine
# 42-Kyle Petty
# 6-Mark Martin, 1 Lap down
# 81-Kenny Wallace, 1 Lap down

Failed to Qualify: 12-Derrike Cope, 11-Brett Bodine, 29-Chad Little, 22-Ward Burton, 78-Billy Standridge, 95-Gary Bradberry

Tyson Holly Farms 400

The Tyson Holly Farms 400 was run on September 29 at the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Ted Musgrave won the pole. It was the final race ever held at North Wilkesboro Speedway, which closed down after the race.

Top Ten Results

# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 1-Rick Mast
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 43-Bobby Hamilton
# 6-Mark Martin
# 2-Rusty Wallace

Failed to qualify: 22-Ward Burton, 90-Dick Trickle, 95-Gary Bradberry


=UAW-GM Quality 500=

The UAW-GM Quality 500 was run on October 6 at the Lowes Motor Speedway. The #18 of Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 5-Terry Labonte
# 6-Mark Martin
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 4-Sterling Marlin
# 41-Ricky Craven
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 22-Ward Burton
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 21-Michael Waltrip
# 94-Bill Elliott

Failed to Qualify: 87-Joe Nemechek, 95-Gary Bradberry, 71-Dave Marcis, 02-Robbie Faggart, 0-Delma Cowart

AC Delco 400

The AC Delco 400 was run on October 20 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway. Dale Jarrett won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 6-Mark Martin
# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 23-Jimmy Spencer

Failed to Qualify: 60-Ed Berrier, 79-Norm Benning, 82-Terry Byers


=Dura Lube 500=

The Dura Lube 500 was run on October 27 at the Phoenix International Raceway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 43-Bobby Hamilton
# 6-Mark Martin
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 16-Ted Musgrave
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 7-Geoff Bodine
# 28-Ernie Irvan
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 17-Darrell Waltrip

Failed to Qualify: 20-Mark Krogh, 00-Scott Gaylord, 35-Larry Gunselman, 38-Rich Woodland, 03-Joe Bean, 02-Bill McAnnally

* This was Bobby Hamilton's first career Winston Cup Series win, and the first for Petty Enterprises since 1983.


=NAPA 500=

The NAPA 500 was run on November 10 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

# 18-Bobby Labonte
# 88-Dale Jarrett
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 43-Bobby Hamilton
# 6-Mark Martin
# 10-Ricky Rudd
# 99-Jeff Burton
# 2-Rusty Wallace

Failed to Qualify: 12-Derrike Cope, 37-Jeremy Mayfield, 90-Dick Trickle, 81-Kenny Wallace, 27-Ron Barfield, 42-Kyle Petty

NASCAR Suzuka Thunder Special 100

The NASCAR Suzuka Thunder Special 100 was a non points exhibition race ran on November 23 at the Suzuka Circuit - East Circuit. Rusty Wallace won the pole. This was the first ever NASCAR race in Japan.

Top Ten Results

# 2-Rusty Wallace
# 3-Dale Earnhardt
# 24-Jeff Gordon
# 5-Terry Labonte
# 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
# 30-Johnny Benson
# 77-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
# 31-Mike Skinner
# 61-Rick Carelli
# 38-Butch Gilliland

Final Points Standings

# 5-Terry Labonte - 4657
# 24-Jeff Gordon - 4620
# 88-Dale Jarrett - 4568
# 3-Dale Earnhardt - 4327
# 6-Mark Martin - 4278
# 10-Ricky Rudd - 3845
# 2-Rusty Wallace - 3717
# 4-Sterling Marlin - 3682
# 43-Bobby Hamilton - 3639
# 28-Ernie Irvan - 3632
# 18-Bobby Labonte - 3590
# 25-Ken Schrader - 3540
# 99-Jeff Burton - 3538
# 21-Michael Waltrip - 3535
# 23-Jimmy Spencer - 3476
# 16-Ted Musgrave - 3465
# 7-Geoff Bodine - 3218
# 1-Rick Mast - 3190
# 75-Morgan Shepherd - 3133
# 41-Ricky Craven - 3078
# 30-Johnny Benson - 3004
# 8-Hut Stricklin - 2854
# 9-Lake Speed - 2834
# 11-Brett Bodine - 2814
# 15-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. - 2786
# 37-Jeremy Mayfield - 2721
# 42-Kyle Petty - 2696
# 81-Kenny Wallace - 2694
# 17-Darrell Waltrip - 2657
# 94-Bill Elliott - 2627
# 98-John Andretti - 2621
# 29-Robert Pressley - 2485
# 22-Ward Burton - 2411
# 87-Joe Nemechek - 2391
# 12-Derrike Cope - 2374
# 90-Dick Trickle - 2131
# 77-Bobby Hillin, Jr. - 2128
# 71-Dave Marcis - 2047
# Steve Grissom - 1188
# 33-Todd Bodine - 991
# Mike Wallace - 799
# 40-Greg Sacks - 710
# 20-Elton Sawyer - 705
# 97-Chad Little - 627
# 19-Loy Allen Jr. - 603
# 95-Gary Bradberry - 591
# Mike Skinner - 529
# Jeff Purvis - 328
# Jeff Green - 247
# Randy MacDonald - 228


=Rookie of the Year=

Johnny Benson was the only rookie to make a full-time run in the 1996 season, making him the 1996 Rookie of the Year. Benson ended the year with one top-5, six top 10's, and one pole. Gary Bradberry, Randy MacDonald, and Stacy Compton all made attempts at the award as well, but did not run enough times to catch Benson.

External links

* [http://www.racing-reference.info/raceyear?yr=1996&series=W Winston Cup Standings and Statistics for 1996]


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