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1994 NASCAR Busch Series

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1994 NASCAR Busch Series

The 1994 NASCAR Busch Series season began February 19 and ended October 22. David Green of Labonte Motorsports won the championship.

Contents

Complete schedule

List of full-time teams at the start of 1994.

Goody's 300

The Goody's 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway. The No. 30 of Michael Waltrip won the pole and ran well until he lost the right half of his rear spoiler late in the race.

Top ten results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 32-Dale Jarrett
  3. 23-Chad Little
  4. 14-Terry Labonte
  5. 28-Ernie Irvan
  6. 4-Sterling Marlin
  7. 21-Morgan Shepherd
  8. 8-Kenny Wallace
  9. 99-Robert Pressley
  10. 31-Tom Peck

Goodwrench 200

The Goodwrench 200 was held February 26 at North Carolina Speedway. Robert Pressley won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 14-Terry Labonte
  2. 7-Harry Gant
  3. 25-Hermie Sadler
  4. 20-Randy LaJoie
  5. 99-Robert Pressley
  6. 31-Tom Peck
  7. 56-Ronald Cooper
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 59-Dennis Setzer
  10. 9-Mike Wallace

Hardee's 250

The Hardee's 250 was held March 5 at Richmond International Raceway. The No. 44 of David Green won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 87-Joe Nemechek
  2. 8-Kenny Wallace
  3. 7-Harry Gant
  4. 38-Elton Sawyer
  5. 25-Hermie Sadler
  6. 14-Terry Labonte
  7. 2-Ricky Craven
  8. 60-Mark Martin
  9. 55-Tim Fedewa
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Notable DNQ's No. 3-Dale Earnhardt

Busch Light 300

The Busch Light 300 was held March 12 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 46 of Shawna Robinson* won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 92-Larry Pearson
  3. 35-Randy Porter
  4. 14-Terry Labonte
  5. 72-Tracy Leslie
  6. 97-Joe Bessey
  7. 20-Randy LaJoie
  8. 59-Dennis Setzer
  9. 32-Dale Jarrett
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt

Notable DNQ's: 25-Hermie Sadler, 38-Elton Sawyer (both bought rides and still competed in the race)

  • Shawna Robinson became the first woman to win a pole in either of NASCAR's major touring series with this pole. However, she crashed on the first lap of the race with Joe Nemechek after Mike Wallace made it three-wide going into turn 3. Both Robinson and Nemechek accused Wallace of claiming that he was going to wreck Robinson (and then doing it just like he said he would. Wallace denied this. No punishment was accessed in the aftermath.
  • Miller 500

    The Miller 500 was held March 20 at Martinsville Speedway. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 14-Terry Labonte
    2. 44-David Green
    3. 8-Kenny Wallace
    4. 20-Randy LaJoie
    5. 75-Doug Heveron
    6. 92-Larry Pearson
    7. 55-Tim Fedewa
    8. 00-Johnny Rumley
    9. 43-Rodney Combs
    10. 05-Tommy Ellis

    Mark III Vans 200

    The Mark III Vans 200 was held March 26 at Darlington Raceway. Mark Martin won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 60-Mark Martin
    2. 92-Larry Pearson
    3. 20-Randy LaJoie
    4. 8-Kenny Wallace
    5. 7-Harry Gant
    6. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    7. 30-Michael Waltrip
    8. 29-Phil Parsons
    9. 55-Tim Fedewa
    10. 25-Hermie Sadler

    Sundrop 400

    The Sundrop 400 was held April 3 at Hickory Motor Speedway. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 2-Ricky Craven
    2. 20-Randy LaJoie
    3. 44-David Green
    4. 74-Johnny Benson
    5. 6-Tommy Houston
    6. 31-Tom Peck
    7. 72-Tracy Leslie
    8. 00-Johnny Rumley
    9. 25-Hermie Sadler
    10. 99-Robert Pressley -1

    Goody's 250

    The Goody's 250 was held April 9 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The No. 60 of Mark Martin* won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 44-David Green
    2. 6-Tommy Houston
    3. 17-Jeff Green
    4. 32-Dale Jarrett
    5. 63-Jim Bown
    6. 92-Larry Pearson
    7. 7-Harry Gant
    8. 82-Derrike Cope
    9. 64-Phil Parsons
    10. 43-Rodney Combs
  • Mark Martin was leading this race at the white flag under caution and had the race won. Apparently confused by other drivers (Tommy Houston and Tracy Leslie) pulling alongside and waving to him like the race was already over, Martin pulled off the track to go to victory lane approximately 400 feet short of the finish line. This gifted David Green his only victory of 1994.
  • Pantry Stores 300

    The final* Pantry Stores 300 was held April 30 at Orange County Speedway. The No. 57 of Jason Keller won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 25-Hermie Sadler
    2. 59-Dennis Setzer
    3. 8-Kenny Wallace
    4. 74-Johnny Benson -1
    5. 2-Ricky Craven -1
    6. 05-Tommy Ellis -1
    7. 63-Jim Bown -1
    8. 92-Larry Pearson -1
    9. 02-Michael Ritch -2
    10. 08-Bobby Dotter -3
  • This was Sadler's last career NASCAR Busch Series victory.
  • According to a 1995 issue of NASCAR Winston Cup Scene, there was a race at Orange County Speedway scheduled for 1995, but it was cancelled before it could be run.
  • NE Chevy 250

    The NE Chevy 250 was held May 7 at New Hampshire International Speedway. The No. 33 of Bobby Labonte won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 82-Derrike Cope
    2. 08-Bobby Dotter
    3. 52-Ken Schrader
    4. 8-Kenny Wallace
    5. 23-Chad Little
    6. 44-David Green
    7. 92-Larry Pearson
    8. 59-Dennis Setzer
    9. 71-Kevin Lepage -1
    10. 34-Mike McLaughlin -2

    Meridian Advantage 200

    The Meridian Advantage 200 was held May 22 at Nazareth Speedway. Kenny Wallace won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 2-Ricky Craven
    2. 38-Elton Sawyer
    3. 9-Mike Wallace
    4. 44-David Green
    5. 34-Mike McLaughlin
    6. 08-Bobby Dotter
    7. 55-Tim Fedewa
    8. 8-Kenny Wallace
    9. 59-Dennis Setzer
    10. 72-Tracy Leslie

    Champion 300

    The Champion 300 was held May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The No. 88 of Mike Skinner won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 29-Phil Parsons
    2. 60-Mark Martin
    3. 30-Michael Waltrip
    4. 27-Roy Payne
    5. 28-Ernie Irvan -1
    6. 99-Robert Pressley -1
    7. 56-Ronald Cooper -1
    8. 14-Terry Labonte -1
    9. 34-Mike McLaughlin -1
    10. 97-Joe Bessey -1
  • This was Parsons' last career NASCAR victory.
  • Goodwrench/Delco 200

    The Goodwrench/Delco 200 was held June 4 at Dover International Speedway. Ricky Craven won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 9-Mike Wallace*
    2. 14-Terry Labonte
    3. 60-Mark Martin
    4. 64-Jimmy Spencer
    5. 2-Ricky Craven
    6. 55-Tim Fedewa
    7. 99-Robert Pressley
    8. 57-Jason Keller
    9. 87-Joe Nemechek
    10. 72-Tracy Leslie
  • This was Mike Wallace's first career NASCAR Busch Grand National Series victory.
  • Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250

    The Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250 was held June 11 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The No. 57 of Jason Keller won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 38-Elton Sawyer*
    2. 8-Kenny Wallace
    3. 2-Ricky Craven
    4. 99-Robert Pressley
    5. 23-Chad Little
    6. 44-David Green
    7. 08-Bobby Dotter
    8. 63-Jim Bown
    9. 43-Rodney Combs
    10. 92-Larry Pearson
  • This was Elton Sawyer's first career NASCAR Busch Grand National Series victory.
  • Fay's 150

    The Fay's 150 was held June 25 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Ricky Craven won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 14-Terry Labonte
    2. 08-Bobby Dotter*
    3. 72-Tracy Leslie
    4. 44-David Green
    5. 25-Hermie Sadler
    6. 99-Robert Pressley
    7. 2-Ricky Craven
    8. 23-Chad Little
    9. 92-Larry Pearson
    10. 46-Shawna Robinson
  • Bobby Dotter suffered injuries in a crash during the Goodwrench/Delco 200 at Dover. Dotter started the 150 mile event, but ended up requiring relief from road racer Scott Lagasse. Since Dotter started the race, he got credit for the finish.
  • Havoline 250

    The Havoline 250 was held July 3 at The Milwaukee Mile. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 9-Mike Wallace
    2. 44-David Green
    3. 74-Johnny Benson
    4. 33-Bobby Labonte
    5. 8-Kenny Wallace
    6. 34-Mike McLaughlin
    7. 23-Chad Little
    8. 38-Elton Sawyer
    9. 59-Dennis Setzer
    10. 2-Ricky Craven

    Ford Credit 300

    The Ford Credit 300 was held July 16 at South Boston Speedway. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 59-Dennis Setzer
    2. 25-Hermie Sadler
    3. 74-Johnny Benson
    4. 44-David Green
    5. 23-Chad Little
    6. 99-Robert Pressley
    7. 72-Tracy Leslie
    8. 9-Nathan Buttke
    9. 79-Dave Rezendes
    10. 63-Jim Bown

    Fram Filter 300K

    The Fram Filter 300K was held July 23 at Talladega Superspeedway. Jeff Purvis won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 52-Ken Schrader
    2. 14-Terry Labonte
    3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    4. 4-Sterling Marlin
    5. 51-Jeff Purvis
    6. 23-Chad Little
    7. 34-Mike McLaughlin
    8. 9-Mike Wallace
    9. 25-Hermie Sadler
    10. 72-Tracy Leslie

    The Pantry 300

    The Pantry 300 was held July 31 at Hickory Motor Speedway. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 59-Dennis Setzer
    2. 8-Kenny Wallace
    3. 44-David Green
    4. 75-Doug Heveron
    5. 92-Larry Pearson
    6. 25-Hermie Sadler
    7. 2-Ricky Craven
    8. 23-Chad Little
    9. 08-Bobby Dotter
    10. 55-Tim Fedewa
  • This was Setzer's last career NASCAR Busch Series victory.
  • Kroger 200

    The Kroger 200 was held Friday night August 5 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 9-Mike Wallace
    2. 6-Tommy Houston
    3. 34-Mike McLaughlin
    4. 59-Dennis Setzer
    5. 23-Chad Little
    6. 2-Ricky Craven
    7. 44-David Green
    8. 8-Kenny Wallace
    9. 57-Jason Keller
    10. 08-Bobby Dotter
  • After several years of mid-summer races, and various dates ranging from June to August, in 1994 the Kroger 200 was permanently planted as a support race for the new Winston Cup Brickyard 400 at nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With the Brickyard 400 being held on a Saturday, the Kroger 200 was scheduled for Friday night. A huge sell-out crowd for the Kroger 200 saw extra bleachers erected at the oval, with thousands of additional fans in town that weekend for the inaugural stock car race at Indy.
  • Detroit Gasket 200

    The Detroit Gasket 200 was held August 20 at Michigan International Speedway. Derrike Cope won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 33-Bobby Labonte
    2. 23-Chad Little
    3. 60-Mark Martin
    4. 34-Mike McLaughlin
    5. 64-Dick Trickle
    6. 59-Dennis Setzer
    7. 55-Tim Fedewa
    8. 25-Hermie Sadler
    9. 92-Larry Pearson
    10. 57-Jason Keller

    Food City 250

    The Food City 250 was held August 26 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harry Gant won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 8-Kenny Wallace
    2. 52-Ken Schrader
    3. 44-David Green
    4. 2-Ricky Craven
    5. 64-Dick Trickle
    6. 57-Jason Keller
    7. 72-Tracy Leslie
    8. 74-Johnny Benson
    9. 14-Terry Labonte
    10. 28-Mark Martin

    Gatorade 200

    The Gatorade 200 was held September 3 at Darlington Raceway. Randy LaJoie won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 60-Mark Martin
    2. 32-Dale Jarrett
    3. 9-Mike Wallace
    4. 74-Johnny Benson
    5. 23-Chad Little
    6. 34-Mike McLaughlin
    7. 92-Larry Pearson
    8. 2-Ricky Craven
    9. 38-Elton Sawyer
    10. 59-Dennis Setzer

    Autolite 250

    The Autolite 250 was held September 9 at Richmond International Raceway. Jason Keller won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 8-Kenny Wallace
    2. 60-Mark Martin
    3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
    4. 14-Terry Labonte
    5. 31-Steve Grissom
    6. 74-Johnny Benson
    7. 30-Michael Waltrip
    8. 44-David Green
    9. 92-Larry Pearson
    10. 33-Bobby Labonte

    SplitFire 200

    The SplitFire 200 was held September 17 at Dover International Speedway. Harry Gant won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 74-Johnny Benson
    2. 7-Harry Gant
    3. 2-Ricky Craven
    4. 57-Jason Keller
    5. 25-Hermie Sadler
    6. 20-Randy LaJoie
    7. 99-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
    8. 29-Phil Parsons
    9. 14-Terry Labonte
    10. 97-Joe Bessey

    All Pro 300

    The All Pro 300 was held October 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 14-Terry Labonte
    2. 60-Mark Martin
    3. 82-Derrike Cope
    4. 23-Chad Little
    5. 38-Elton Sawyer
    6. 63-Jim Bown
    7. 4-Sterling Marlin
    8. 2-Ricky Craven
    9. 20-Jimmy Hensley
    10. 76-Jeff Green
  • This was Dale Earnhardt's last Busch Series race. He dropped out after just five laps due to engine failure.
  • Advance Auto 500

    The Advance Auto 500 was held October 16 at Martinsville Speedway. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 8-Kenny Wallace
    2. 44-David Green
    3. 9-Mike Wallace
    4. 55-Tim Fedewa
    5. 23-Chad Little
    6. 14-Terry Labonte
    7. 08-Bobby Dotter
    8. 2-Ricky Craven
    9. 6-Tommy Houston
    10. 57-Jason Keller

    AC-Delco 200

    The AC-Delco 200 was held October 22 at North Carolina Speedway. David Green won the pole.

    Top ten results

    1. 60-Mark Martin
    2. 3-Michael Waltrip
    3. 2-Ricky Craven
    4. 7-Harry Gant
    5. 23-Chad Little
    6. 8-Kenny Wallace
    7. 9-Mike Wallace
    8. 74-Johnny Benson
    9. 20-Randy LaJoie
    10. 43-Robert Pressley

    Final points standings

    1. David Green - 3725
    2. Ricky Craven - 3679
    3. Chad Little - 3662
    4. Kenny Wallace - 3554
    5. Hermie Sadler - 3466
    6. Johnny Benson - 3303
    7. Bobby Dotter - 3299
    8. Larry Pearson - 3277
    9. Dennis Setzer - 3273
    10. Tim Fedewa - 3125
    11. Tracy Leslie - 3088
    12. Robert Pressley - 3043
    13. Mike McLaughlin - 2986
    14. Elton Sawyer - 2873
    15. Jim Bown - 2853
    16. Randy LaJoie - 2837
    17. Jason Keller - 2767
    18. Terry Labonte - 2720
    19. Mike Wallace - 2679
    20. Mark Martin - 2132
    21. Rodney Combs - 2131
    22. Dave Rezendes - 1992
    23. Harry Gant - 1939
    24. Kevin Lepage - 1865
    25. Phil Parsons - 1839
    26. Stevie Reeves - 1817
    27. Doug Heveron - 1780
    28. Tommy Houston - 1658
    29. Roy Payne - 1640
    30. Randy Porter - 1525
    31. Dirk Stephens - 1317
    32. Derrike Cope - 1314
    33. Johnny Rumley - 1276
    34. Dale Earnhardt - 1188
    35. Bobby Labonte - 1188
    36. Dale Jarrett - 1176
    37. Joe Bessey - 1152
    38. Ken Schrader - 1128
    39. Tom Peck - 1090
    40. Joe Nemechek - 1065
    41. Michael Waltrip - 983
    42. Mike Garvey - 963
    43. Steve Grissom - 921
    44. Sterling Marlin - 810
    45. Morgan Shepherd - 780
    46. Tommy Ellis - 753
    47. Shawna Robinson - 742
    48. Robbie Reiser - 735
    49. Nathan Buttke - 716
    50. Ronald Cooper - 642

    Rookie of the Year

    Grand Rapids, Michigan native Johnny Benson won the Busch Series Rookie of the Year award in 1994, winning once and finishing sixth in points, followed closely by Dennis Setzer, a two-time winner on the circuit. Kevin Lepage and Stevie Reeves were the only others drivers who attempted the season on a full-time basis that season.

    References

    1994 NASCAR Busch Series Wikipedia


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