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1992 NASCAR Busch Series

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1992 NASCAR Busch Series

The 1992 NASCAR Busch Series season began February 15 and ended November 8. Joe Nemechek of NEMCO Motorsports won the championship.

Contents

Goody's 300

The Goody's 300 was held February 15 at Daytona International Speedway. The #30 of Michael Waltrip won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 4-Ernie Irvan
  3. 27-Ward Burton
  4. 45-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 59-Robert Pressley
  6. 0-Rick Mast
  7. 60-Mark Martin
  8. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  9. 15-Ken Schrader
  10. 31-Steve Grissom

Goodwrench 200

The Goodwrench 200 was held February 29 at North Carolina Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 27-Ward Burton
  2. 60-Mark Martin
  3. 28-Davey Allison
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 36-Kenny Wallace
  6. 72-Tracy Leslie
  7. 31-Steve Grissom
  8. 99-Ricky Craven
  9. 1-Jeff Gordon
  10. 19-Tom Peck

Hardee's 200

The Hardee's 200 was held March 7 at Richmond International Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 36-Kenny Wallace
  3. 44-Bobby Labonte
  4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 87-Joe Nemechek
  6. 0-Rick Mast
  7. 25-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 1-Jeff Gordon
  9. 63-Chuck Bown
  10. 91-Joe Bessey -1

Atlanta 300

The Atlanta 300 was held March 14 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 1-Jeff Gordon*
  2. 7-Harry Gant
  3. 92-Hut Stricklin
  4. 28-Davey Allison
  5. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 56-Dave Mader III
  7. 72-Tracy Leslie
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 18-Dale Jarrett
  10. 29-Phil Parsons
  • This was Jeff Gordon's first career victory in the Busch Grand National Series.
  • Miller 500

    The Miller 500 was held March 22 at Martinsville Speedway. The #99 of Ricky Craven won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 36-Kenny Wallace
    2. 87-Joe Nemechek
    3. 63-Chuck Bown
    4. 99-Robert Pressley
    5. 72-Tracy Leslie
    6. 1-Jeff Gordon
    7. 75-Butch Miller
    8. 25-Jimmy Hensley
    9. 79-Dave Rezendes -1
    10. 20-Mike Wallace -1

    Mark III Vans 200

    The Mark III Vans 200 was held March 28 at Darlington Raceway. The #60 of Mark Martin won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 59-Robert Pressley
    2. 7-Harry Gant
    3. 75-Butch Miller
    4. 2-Dick Trickle
    5. 34-Todd Bodine -1
    6. 31-Steve Grissom -1
    7. 27-Ward Burton -1
    8. 72-Tracy Leslie -1
    9. 92-Hut Stricklin -1
    10. 6-Tommy Houston -1

    Budweiser 250

    The Budweiser 250 was held April 4 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The #75 of Butch Miller won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 7-Harry Gant
    2. 28-Davey Allison
    3. 08-Bobby Dotter
    4. 18-Dale Jarrett
    5. 1-Jeff Gordon
    6. 44-Bobby Labonte
    7. 25-Jimmy Hensley -1
    8. 59-Robert Pressley -1
    9. 36-Kenny Wallace -1
    10. 87-Joe Nemechek -2

    Mountain Dew 500

    The Mountain Dew 500 was held April 18 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Steve Grissom won the pole. A record 26 cautions occurred during this race.

    Top ten results

    1. 6-Tommy Houston
    2. 44-Bobby Labonte
    3. 63-Chuck Bown
    4. 87-Joe Nemechek
    5. 17-Darrell Waltrip
    6. 31-Steve Grissom
    7. 27-Ward Burton
    8. 25-Jimmy Hensley
    9. 75-Butch Miller
    10. 48-Jack Sprague
  • This was Houston's last career NASCAR victory.
  • Nestle 300

    The Nestle 300 was held April 25 at Lanier Raceway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 44-Bobby Labonte
    2. 63-Chuck Bown
    3. 36-Kenny Wallace
    4. 59-Robert Pressley
    5. 87-Joe Nemechek
    6. 34-Todd Bodine -1
    7. 8-Jeff Burton -1
    8. 10-Steve Boley -1
    9. 19-Tom Peck -2
    10. 1-Jeff Gordon -2

    Granger Select 200

    The Granger Select 200 was held May 5 at New River Valley Speedway. Johnny Rumley won the pole. Jeff Burton was the original winner of this race, but was disqualified due to an illegal part. As a result, Bobby Dotter scored the first and only win of his career.

    Top ten results

    1. 08-Bobby Dotter
    2. 48-Jack Sprague
    3. 19-Tom Peck
    4. 31-Steve Grissom
    5. 1-Jeff Gordon
    6. 87-Joe Nemechek
    7. 16-Jeff Green
    8. 36-Kenny Wallace
    9. 27-Ward Burton -1
    10. 25-Johnny Rumley -1

    Pontiac 200

    The Pontiac 200 was held May 9 at Nazareth Speedway. Kenny Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 34-Todd Bodine
    2. 44-Bobby Labonte
    3. 60-Mark Martin
    4. 63-Chuck Bown
    5. 25-Jimmy Hensley
    6. 30-Michael Waltrip
    7. 36-Kenny Wallace
    8. 59-Robert Pressley
    9. 72-Tracy Leslie -2
    10. 99-Ricky Craven -2

    Champion 300

    The Champion 300 was held May 23 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 1-Jeff Gordon
    2. 44-Bobby Labonte
    3. 21-Morgan Shepherd
    4. 10-Sterling Marlin
    5. 18-Dale Jarrett
    6. 27-Ward Burton
    7. 34-Todd Bodine -1
    8. 2-Dick Trickle -1
    9. 59-Robert Pressley -1
    10. 29-Phil Parsons -1

    Goodwrench 200

    The Goodwrench 200 was held June 1 at Dover International Speedway. Todd Bodine won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 59-Robert Pressley
    2. 8-Jeff Burton
    3. 94-Terry Labonte
    4. 11-Bill Elliott
    5. 87-Joe Nemechek
    6. 27-Ward Burton
    7. 75-Butch Miller
    8. 34-Todd Bodine
    9. 9-Clifford Allison -1
    10. 72-Tracy Leslie -1

    Roses Stores 300

    The Roses Stores 300 was held June 6 at Orange County Speedway. Robert Pressley won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 59-Robert Pressley
    2. 87-Joe Nemechek
    3. 44-Bobby Labonte
    4. 36-Kenny Wallace
    5. 1-Jeff Gordon
    6. 34-Todd Bodine
    7. 19-Tom Peck -1
    8. 75-Butch Miller -2
    9. 25-Johnny Rumley -3
    10. 8-Jeff Burton -4

    Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250

    The Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250 was held June 20 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 20-Jimmy Spencer
    2. 44-Bobby Labonte
    3. 36-Kenny Wallace
    4. 72-Tracy Leslie
    5. 1-Jeff Gordon
    6. 19-Tom Peck
    7. 27-Ward Burton
    8. 6-Tommy Houston
    9. 63-Chuck Bown
    10. 99-Ricky Craven

    Fay's 150

    The Fay's 150 was held July 5 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Kenny Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 4-Ernie Irvan
    2. 34-Todd Bodine
    3. 94-Terry Labonte
    4. 87-Joe Nemechek
    5. 79-Dave Rezendes
    6. 36-Kenny Wallace
    7. 63-Chuck Bown
    8. 75-Butch Miller
    9. 8-Jeff Burton -1
    10. 49-Ed Ferree -1
  • This was the first major race run at Watkins Glen International with the new Inner Loop bus stop complex at the end of the backstretch. The Inner Loop was installed after a series of major accidents in the downhill, banked turn 5 (now turn 9) in the previous years (including a wreck in the 1991 Bud at the Glen that claimed the life of longtime Winston Cup competitor J. D. McDuffie).
  • Firecracker 200

    The Firecracker 200 was held July 12 at Volusia County Speedway. The #1 of Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 31-Steve Grissom
    2. 20-Jimmy Spencer
    3. 59-Robert Pressley
    4. 87-Joe Nemechek
    5. 34-Todd Bodine
    6. 19-Tom Peck
    7. 72-Tracy Leslie
    8. 63-Chuck Bown
    9. 3-David Bonnett
    10. 44-Bobby Labonte

    Budweiser 300

    The Budweiser 300 was held July 19 at New Hampshire International Speedway. The #36 of Kenny Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 8-Jeff Burton
    2. 59-Robert Pressley
    3. 44-Bobby Labonte
    4. 19-Tom Peck
    5. 7-Curtis Markham
    6. 34-Todd Bodine -1
    7. 25-Jimmy Hensley -1
    8. 74-Mike Stefanik -1
    9. 87-Joe Nemechek -1
    10. 6-Tommy Houston -1

    Fram Filter 500K

    The inaugural Fram Filter 500K was held July 25 at Talladega Superspeedway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 4-Ernie Irvan
    2. 30-Michael Waltrip
    3. 34-Todd Bodine
    4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    5. 92-Hut Stricklin
    6. 72-Tracy Leslie
    7. 51-Jeff Purvis
    8. 15-Ken Schrader
    9. 6-Tommy Houston
    10. 44-Bobby Labonte

    Kroger 200

    The Kroger 200 was held August 1 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Robert Pressley won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 87-Joe Nemechek
    2. 59-Robert Pressley
    3. 6-Tommy Houston
    4. 75-Butch Miller
    5. 4-Ernie Irvan
    6. 21-Morgan Shepherd -1
    7. 20-Jimmy Spencer -1
    8. 34-Todd Bodine -1
    9. 08-Bobby Dotter -1
    10. 49-Ed Ferree -2

    Texas Pete 300

    The Texas Pete 300 was held August 8 at Orange County Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 20-Jimmy Spencer
    2. 87-Joe Nemechek
    3. 98-Jim Bown
    4. 34-Todd Bodine -1
    5. 8-Jeff Burton -1
    6. 59-Robert Pressley -1
    7. 99-Ricky Craven -2
    8. 27-Ward Burton -2
    9. 1-Jeff Gordon -3
    10. 44-Bobby Labonte -3

    Detroit Gasket 200

    The inaugural Detroit Gasket 200 was held August 15 at Michigan International Speedway. The #1 of Jeff Gordon won the pole. During Thursday practice, Clifford Allison was killed in an accident while practicing for this race.

    Top ten results

    1. 34-Todd Bodine
    2. 92-Hut Stricklin
    3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    4. 11-Bill Elliott
    5. 7-Harry Gant
    6. 18-Dale Jarrett
    7. 29-Phil Parsons
    8. 30-Michael Waltrip
    9. 15-Ken Schrader
    10. 87-Joe Nemechek

    NE Chevy 250

    The NE Chevy 250 was held August 23 at New Hampshire International Speedway. The #4 of Ernie Irvan won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 87-Joe Nemechek
    2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    3. 34-Todd Bodine
    4. 1-Jeff Gordon
    5. 15-Ken Schrader
    6. 44-Bobby Labonte
    7. 6-Tommy Houston
    8. 8-Jeff Burton
    9. 99-Ricky Craven
    10. 20-Jimmy Spencer

    Food City 250

    The Food City 250 was held August 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenny Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 34-Todd Bodine
    2. 63-Chuck Bown
    3. 8-Jeff Burton
    4. 90-Lonnie Rush, Jr. -1
    5. 27-Ward Burton -2
    6. 77-Rick Wilson -2
    7. 36-Kenny Wallace -4
    8. 5-Richard Lasater -4
    9. 59-Robert Pressley -6
    10. 75-Butch Miller -23

    Gatorade 200

    The Gatorade 200 was held September 5 at Darlington Raceway. Mark Martin won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 30-Michael Waltrip
    2. 18-Dale Jarrett
    3. 1-Jeff Gordon
    4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    5. 22-Ed Berrier
    6. 60-Mark Martin
    7. 21-Morgan Shepherd
    8. 72-Tracy Leslie -1
    9. 29-Phil Parsons -1
    10. 34-Todd Bodine -1

    Autolite 200

    The Autolite 200 was held September 11 at Richmond International Raceway. Todd Bodine won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 59-Robert Pressley
    2. 17-Darrell Waltrip
    3. 60-Mark Martin
    4. 44-Bobby Labonte
    5. 87-Joe Nemechek
    6. 8-Jeff Burton
    7. 34-Todd Bodine
    8. 20-Jimmy Spencer
    9. 7-Harry Gant
    10. 36-Kenny Wallace

    SplitFire 200

    The SplitFire 200 was held September 19 at Dover International Speedway. The #1 of Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 59-Robert Pressley
    2. 44-Bobby Labonte
    3. 7-Harry Gant
    4. 20-Jimmy Spencer
    5. 36-Kenny Wallace
    6. 92-Hut Stricklin -1
    7. 11-Bill Elliott -1
    8. 30-Michael Waltrip -1
    9. 9-Mike Wallace -1
    10. 63-Chuck Bown -1

    All Pro 300

    The All Pro 300 was held October 10 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 1-Jeff Gordon
    2. 30-Michael Waltrip
    3. 44-Bobby Labonte
    4. 14-Terry Labonte
    5. 15-Ken Schrader
    6. 20-Jimmy Spencer
    7. 7-Harry Gant
    8. 79-Dave Rezendes
    9. 6-Tommy Houston
    10. 29-Phil Parsons -1

    Winston Classic

    The Winston Classic* was held October 18 at Martinsville Speedway. Butch Miller won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 44-Bobby Labonte
    2. 9-Mike Wallace
    3. 75-Butch Miller
    4. 20-Jimmy Spencer
    5. 87-Joe Nemechek
    6. 8-Jeff Burton
    7. 60-Mark Martin
    8. 0-Rick Mast
    9. 08-Bobby Dotter
    10. 6-Tommy Houston -1
  • Both Busch races at Martinsville were held as part of doubleheader with a 200-lap Late Model Stock Car feature.
  • AC-Delco 200

    The AC-Delco 200 was held October 24 at North Carolina Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 60-Mark Martin
    2. 1-Jeff Gordon
    3. 34-Todd Bodine
    4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
    5. 7-Harry Gant
    6. 63-Chuck Bown
    7. 36-Kenny Wallace
    8. 44-Bobby Labonte
    9. 15-Ken Schrader -1
    10. 79-Dave Rezendes -1

    The Pantry 300

    The Pantry 300 was held November 8 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Jim Bown won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 44-Bobby Labonte
    2. 75-Butch Miller
    3. 34-Todd Bodine
    4. 98-Jim Bown
    5. 60-Mark Martin
    6. 87-Joe Nemechek
    7. 63-Chuck Bown
    8. 36-Kenny Wallace -1
    9. 31-Steve Grissom -1
    10. 6-Tommy Houston -1

    Final points standings

    1. Joe Nemechek - 4275
    2. Bobby Labonte - 4272
    3. Todd Bodine - 4212
    4. Jeff Gordon - 4053
    5. Robert Pressley - 3988
    6. Kenny Wallace - 3966
    7. Butch Miller - 3725
    8. Ward Burton - 3648
    9. Jeff Burton - 3609
    10. Tommy Houston - 3599
    11. Chuck Bown - 3580
    12. Steve Grissom - 3545
    13. Tom Peck - 3512
    14. Ricky Craven - 3456
    15. Tracy Leslie - 3422
    16. Bobby Dotter - 2961
    17. Jimmy Spencer - 2941
    18. Richard Lasater - 2571
    19. Harry Gant - 1887
    20. Jim Bown - 1793
    21. Mark Martin - 1775
    22. Mike Wallace - 1749
    23. Dale Earnhardt - 1665
    24. Jack Sprague - 1590
    25. Hut Stricklin - 1581
    26. Michael Waltrip - 1412
    27. Clifford Allison - 1372
    28. Dale Jarrett - 1304
    29. Ken Schrader - 1296
    30. Jeff Green - 1277
    31. Ernie Irvan - 1237
    32. Dave Rezendes - 1236
    33. Troy Beebe - 1214
    34. Bill Elliott - 1203
    35. Rick Mast - 1182
    36. Darrell Waltrip - 1173
    37. Morgan Shepherd - 1103
    38. Shawna Robinson - 1099
    39. Jimmy Hensley - 1080
    40. Ed Ferree - 960
    41. Ed Berrier - 925
    42. Joe Bessey - 922
    43. Tommy Ellis - 841
    44. Davey Allison - 838
    45. Phil Parsons - 838
    46. Terry Labonte - 666
    47. Mike Porter - 576
    48. Lonnie Rush, Jr. - 554
    49. Mike McLaughlin - 549
    50. Jeff Barry - 540

    Rookie of the Year

    Ricky Craven, who had won twice last year as a Busch North competitor in combination races (a common NASCAR regional racing practice; Busch Series and Busch North Series in the Northeastern United States were combined as combination races), finished fourteenth in points and won Rookie of the Year after being the only competitor to attempt the full schedule. Shawna Robinson was the next contender, finishing 38th in the final standings. Robert Huffman, Randy MacDonald, and Greg Trammell also declared for the award, but did not exceed the five race minimum needed to remain eligible.

    Craven was officially a rookie even though he raced in seven races in 1991, two more than the allowable limit of five races. NASCAR, however, declared he had only raced in two races (the two Martinsville races), and the other five races were entered as a Busch North Series driver, as his car carried a Busch North Series sticker.

    References

    1992 NASCAR Busch Series Wikipedia


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