1991 NASCAR Busch Series


1991 NASCAR Busch Series

The 1991 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 16 and ended on October 27. Bobby Labonte of Labonte Motorsports won the championship.

Goody's 300

The Goody's 300 was held February 16 at Daytona International Speedway. David Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Dale Earnhardt
#Michael Waltrip
#Davey Allison
#Ken Schrader
#Harry Gant
#Tom Peck
#Morgan Shepherd
#Jimmy Spencer
#Randy MacDonald
#Kenny Wallace

Pontiac 200

The Pontiac 200 was held February 23 at Richmond International Raceway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Harry Gant
#Dale Earnhardt
#Kenny Wallace
#Dale Jarrett
#Michael Waltrip
#Morgan Shepherd
#Bobby Labonte
#Jimmy Hensley
#Jimmy Spencer
#Davey Allison

Goodwrench 200

The Goodwrench 200 was held March 2 at North Carolina Speedway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Dale Jarrett
#Kenny Wallace
#Dale Earnhardt
#Todd Bodine
#Harry Gant
#Bobby Labonte
#Ed Berrier
#Jeff Burton
#Robert Pressley
#Jimmy Hensley

Miller Classic

The Miller Classic was held March 10 at Martinsville Speedway. Elton Sawyer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Jimmy Hensley
#Dale Jarrett
#Kenny Wallace
#Bobby Labonte
#Elton Sawyer
#Steve Grissom
#Chuck Bown
#Tommy Houston
#Ward Burton
#Cecil Eunice

Spring 200

The Spring 200 was held March 24 at Volusia County Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Kenny Wallace
#Tommy Houston
#Butch Miller
#Jimmy Hensley
#David Green
#Jeff Green
#Bobby Labonte
#Todd Bodine
#Steve Grissom
#Chuck Bown

Mountain Dew 400

The Mountain Dew 400 was held March 31 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Butch Miller
#Jimmy Hensley
#Joe Nemechek
#Ken Schrader
#Ed Ferree
#Robert Pressley
#Bobby Labonte
#Todd Bodine
#Bobby Dotter
#Tom Peck

Pontiac 200

The Pontiac 200 was held April 6 at Darlington Raceway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Dale Jarrett
#Bobby Labonte
#Dale Earnhardt
#Phil Parsons
#Todd Bodine
#Jimmy Hensley
#Joe Nemechek
#Jeff Burton
#Jeff Gordon
#Tom Peck

Budweiser 250

The Budweiser 250 was held April 13 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Bobby Labonte
#David Green
#Dale Earnhardt
#Jimmy Spencer
#Ed Berrier
#Clifford Allison
#Harry Gant
#Tracy Leslie
#Kenny Wallace
#Chuck Bown

Nestle 200

The Nestle 200 was held April 27 at Lanier Raceway. Robert Pressley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#David Green
#Jeff Gordon
#Mike Wallace
#Robert Pressley
#Chuck Bown
#Tommy Houston
#Jeff Burton
#Todd Bodine
#Dave Madar III
#Ward Burton

Carquest 300

The Carquest 300 was held May 4 at South Boston Speedway. Steve Grissom won the pole. During this race, Gary Niece suffered a heart attack and crashed into the wall in Turn 3. He did not survive.

Top Ten Results

#Jeff Burton
#Joe Nemechek
#Ed Berrier
#Bobby Dotter
#Steve Grissom
#Bobby Labonte
#Elton Sawyer
#Tom Peck
#Dave Rezendes
#Todd Bodine

Pontiac 200

The Pontiac 200 was held May 11 at Nazareth Speedway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole. "Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series."

Top Ten Results

#Chuck Bown
#Steve Grissom
#Kenny Wallace
#David Green
#Jeff Gordon
#Mike Wallace
#Bobby Labonte
#Tommy Houston
#Jimmy Hensley
#Robert Pressley

Champion 300

The Champion 300 was held May 25 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Dale Earnhardt
#Dick Trickle
#Harry Gant
#Jimmy Hensley
#Jack Sprague
#Darrell Waltrip
#Tommy Houston
#Bobby Labonte
#Ward Burton
#Terry Labonte

Budweiser 200

The Budweiser 200 was held June 1 at Dover International Speedway. Dave Madar III won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Todd Bodine
#Jeff Gordon
#Darrell Waltrip
#Ward Burton
#Bobby Labonte
#Davey Allison
#Jimmy Hensley
#Steve Grissom
#Tom Peck
#Joe Nemechek

Roses Stores 300

The Roses Stores 300 was held June 8 at Orange County Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Robert Pressley
#Jimmy Hensley
#David Green
#Kenny Wallace
#Jeff Burton
#Bobby Labonte
#Tommy Houston
#Tom Peck
#Jeff Gordon
#Ed Ferree

Granger Select 400

The Granger Select 400 was held June 15 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Jimmy Hensley
#Jeff Gordon
#Bobby Labonte
#Ed Berrier
#Steve Grissom
#Robert Pressley
#Tom Peck
#Tracy Leslie
#Bobby Dotter
#Joe Nemechek

Carolina Pride/Budweiser 200

The Carolina Pride/Budweier 200 was held June 22 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Chuck Bown
#Robert Pressley
#Steve Grissom
#Kenny Wallace
#Joe Nemechek
#Todd Bodine
#Tom Peck
#Ward Burton
#David Green
#Ed Berrier

Fay's 150

The inaugural Fay's 150 was held June 29 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole. "Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series."

Top Ten Results

#Terry Labonte
#Joe Nemechek
#Ernie Irvan
#Jeff Burton
#Todd Bodine
#Jeff Gordon
#Chuck Bown
#Curtis Markham
#Steve Grissom
#David Green

True Value 250

The True Value 250 was held July 7 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Billy Clark won the pole."Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series."

Top Ten Results

#Ricky Craven
#Tommy Houston
#Todd Bodine
#Tracy Leslie
#Bobby Dotter
#Jeff Burton
#Bobby Labonte
#Kenny Wallace
#Steve Grissom
#Joe Nemechek

NOTE: Under NASCAR rules at the time, some Busch Series cars carried different numbers than usual; in combination Busch / Busch North races, if two cars carried the same number, the faster qualified car earned the right to the number. Some Busch Series cars carried different numbers, and Busch North Series cars, because of the numbering rule. (Ricky Craven and Jimmy Hensley both had #25, in the Busch North and Busch, respectively; Hensley was the quicker car, and ran the #25; Craven ran the #28.)

Budweiser 300

The Budweiser 300 was held July 14 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Kenny Wallace
#Chuck Bown
#Steve Grissom
#Michael Waltrip
#Ernie Irvan
#Joe Nemechek
#Robert Pressley
#David Green
#Dick McCabe
#Stub Fadden

Coors Light 300

The Coors Light 300 was held July 20 at South Boston Speedway. Todd Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Steve Grissom
#Kenny Wallace
#Tommy Houston
#Tom Peck
#Jack Ingram
#Todd Bodine
#Elton Sawyer
#Jay Fogleman
#Jimmy Hensley
#Butch Miller

Granger Select 200

The Granger Select 200 was held July 27 at New River Valley Speedway. Todd Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Chuck Bown
#Kenny Wallace
#Robert Pressley
#David Green
#Tommy Houston
#Steve Grissom
#Jimmy Hensley
#Joe Nemechek
#Tom Peck
#Butch Miller


= Kroger 200 =

The Kroger 200 was held August 3 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Ward Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Bobby Labonte
#Tracy Leslie
#Dick Trickle
#Chuck Bown
#Tommy Houston
#Joe Nemechek
#Dale Jarrett
#Ed Berrier
#Jack Ingram
#Troy Beebe

Failed to qualify: Mike Oliver (#28), John Linville (#62)

Texas Pete 300

The Texas Pete 300 was held August 10 at Orange County Speedway. Kenny Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Jimmy Hensley
#Robert Pressley
#Butch Miller
#Steve Grissom
#Chuck Bown
#Joe Nemechek
#Kenny Wallace
#Jay Fogleman
#Bobby Labonte
#Tracy Leslie

Jay Johnson 250

The Jay Johnson 250 was held August 23 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chuck Bown won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Dale Jarrett
#Bobby Labonte
#Jeff Gordon
#Davey Allison
#Jimmy Hensley
#Kenny Wallace
#Robert Pressley
#Chuck Bown
#Jeff Burton
#Butch Miller

Gatorade 200

The Gatorade 200 was held August 31 at Darlington Raceway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Dale Earnhardt
#Michael Waltrip
#Todd Bodine
#Dick Trickle
#Bobby Labonte
#Darrell Waltrip
#Harry Gant
#Tom Peck
#Dave Rezendes
#Ken Schrader

Autolite 200

The Autolite 200 was held September 6 at Richmond International Raceway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Harry Gant
#Robert Pressley
#Dale Jarrett
#Michael Waltrip
#Morgan Shepherd
#Darrell Waltrip
#Dale Earnhardt
#Joe Nemechek
#Ward Burton
#Ernie Irvan

SplitFire 200

The SplitFire 200 was held September 14 at Richmond International Raceway. Butch Miller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Harry Gant
#Robert Pressley
#Ward Burton
#Dick Trickle
#Ken Schrader
#Joe Nemechek
#Tommy Ellis
#Jeff Gordon
#Tom Peck
#Tommy Houston

All Pro 300

The All Pro 300 was held October 5 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ward Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Harry Gant
#Ken Schrader
#Jimmy Hensley
#Tommy Ellis
#Tom Peck
#Darrell Waltrip
#Kenny Wallace
#Todd Bodine
#Phil Parsons
#Bill Elliott

NE Chevy 250

The NE Chevy 250 was held October 13 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Ricky Craven won the pole. "Races in the Northeastern United States were declared combination Busch Series / Busch North Series races; drivers in both series participated in one race for points in both series."

Top Ten Results

#Ricky Craven
#Chuck Bown
#Harry Gant
#Bobby Labonte
#Robert Pressley
#Butch Miller
#Jeff Burton
#Jamie Aube
#Kelly Moore
#Dick McCabe

NOTE: Under NASCAR rules at the time, some Busch Series cars carried different numbers than usual; in combination Busch / Busch North races, if two cars carried the same number, the faster qualified car earned the right to the number. Some Busch Series cars carried different numbers, and Busch North Series cars, because of the numbering rule. (Ricky Craven and Jimmy Hensley both had #25, in the Busch North and Busch, respectively; Hensley had to run #5 because #25 was given to Craven.)

AC-Delco 200

The AC-Delco 200 was held October 19 at North Carolina Speedway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Ernie Irvan
#Dale Jarrett
#Kenny Wallace
#Joe Nemechek
#Harry Gant
#Dale Earnhardt
#Robert Pressley
#Bobby Labonte
#Bill Elliott
#Todd Bodine

Winston Classic

The Winston Classic was held October 27 at Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Labonte won the pole.

Top Ten Results

#Harry Gant
#Chuck Bown
#Dale Jarrett
#Todd Bodine
#Bobby Labonte
#Ward Burton
#Jeff Burton
#Jeff Gordon
#Dave Rezendes
#Jimmy Hensley

Final Points Standings

#Bobby Labonte - 4264
#Kenny Wallace - 4190
#Robert Pressley - 3929
#Chuck Bown - 3922
#Jimmy Hensley - 3916
#Joe Nemechek - 3902
#Todd Bodine - 3825
#Tommy Houston - 3777
#Tom Peck - 3746
#Steve Grissom - 3689
#Jeff Gordon - 3582
#Jeff Burton - 3533
#David Green - 3389
#Bobby Dotter - 3327
#Tracy Leslie - 3326
#Butch Miller - 3255
#Dave Rezendes - 3172
#Ward Burton - 3145
#Ed Berrier - 3067
#Elton Sawyer - 2481
#Harry Gant - 2309
#Troy Beebe - 2274
#Dale Jarrett - 2172
#Cecil Eunice - 2097
#Richard Lasater - 1989
#Ed Ferree - 1837
#Dale Earnhardt - 1799
#Ernie Irvan - 1551
#Jeff Green - 1396
#Darrell Waltrip - 1305
#Davey Allison - 1303
#Morgan Shepherd - 1298
#Tommy Ellis - 1253
#Michael Waltrip - 1246
#Ken Schrader - 1180
#Jack Ingram - 1080
#Dick Trickle - 1050
#Mike Oliver - 1000
#Mike Wallace - 907
#Ricky Craven - 782
#Jim Bown - 743
#Jimmy Spencer - 636
#Jack Sprague - 629
#Joe Bessey - 623
#Mike McLaughlin - 620
#Phil Parsons - 605
#Jamie Aube - 573
#Terry Labonte - 560
#Jay Fogleman - 538
#Patty Moise - 494


= Rookie of the Year =

20-year-old Jeff Gordon, driving for the newly-formed Bill Davis Racing, won Rookie of the Year honors in 1991, starting 30 of 31 races and finishing in the top-five five times. The top runner-up was David Green, who was released from his FILMAR Racing ride at season's end. Tracy Leslie, Troy Beebe, Cecil Eunice, and Richard Lasater were the only other drivers to attempt a full schedule.

External links

* [http://www.racing-reference.info/raceyear?yr=1991&series=B Busch Series Standings and Statistics for 1991]


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