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1995 Purolator 500

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Official name  Purolator 500
Date  March 12, 1995 (1995-March-12)
Location  Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia
Course  Permanent racing facility 1.522 mi (2.449 km)
Distance  328 laps, 499.216 mi (803.41 km)
Weather  Temperatures reaching up to 72 °F (22 °C); wind speeds up to 14.9 miles per hour (24.0 km/h)

The 1995 Purolator 500 was an NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on March 12, 1995 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, in Hampton, Georgia. Contested at 328 laps on the 1.522 mile (2.449 km) speedway, it was the 4th race of the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the race.



Before the field even took the green, Mike Wallace got turned into the inside wall on the frontstretch, damaging his car before he even got a chance to race on green. Jeremy Mayfield, Michael Waltrip and Jeff Purvis were involved in a vicious crash on the backstretch on lap 144. Mayfield got turned head-on into the wall off of turn 2 so hard, the rear tires came off the ground. When he came off the wall, the car was running straight down the backstretch but he had no brakes or steering, and he veered up towards the wall again right in front of Waltrip and Purvis and got t-boned extremely hard.

Race Statistics

  • Time of race: 3:19:32
  • Average Speed: 150.115 miles per hour (241.587 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 185.077 miles per hour (297.853 km/h)
  • Cautions: 5 for 27 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.19 sec
  • Lead changes: 9
  • Percent of race run under caution: 8.2%
  • Average green flag run: 50.2 laps
  • References

    1995 Purolator 500 Wikipedia

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