1995 Mountain Dew Southern 500
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1995 Mountain Dew Southern 500
1995 Mountain Dew Southern 500
Race details
Race 23 of 31 in the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Date September 3, 1995 (1995-September-03)
Official name Mountain Dew Southern 500
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington County, South Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 367 laps, 501.322 mi (806.800 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 83.8 °F (28.8 °C); wind speeds up to 12.5 miles per hour (20.1 km/h)[1]
Average speed 121.231 miles per hour (195.102 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Kranefuss-Haas Racing
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing
Laps 208
Winner
No. 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network ESPN, ESPN2
Announcers Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons

The 1995 Mountain Dew Southern 500, the 46th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on September 3, 1995 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. Contested at 367 laps on the 1.366 mile (2.198 km) speedway, it was the twenty-third race of the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the race.

John Andretti would earn his first pole position while Ed Berrier would make his NASCAR debut in this event.[2]

Top 10 results

Race statistics[2]

  • Time of race: 4:08:07
  • Average Speed: 121.231 miles per hour (195.102 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 167.379
  • Cautions: 12 for 94 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.66 sec
  • Lead changes: 21
  • Percent of race run under caution: 20.2%
  • Average green flag run: 22.5 laps

References

  1. ^ Weather information at the Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ a b Race information at Race Database

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