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1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap


1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

The 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway became an instant classic. Driver Davey Allison needed only to finish fifth to wrap up the NASCAR Winston Cup champion­ship. Things fell apart when Ernie Irvan spun out on lap 254, blocking Allison's path. Extensive repairs relegated Allison to a 27th-place finish.

1992 NASCAR Winston Cup champion Alan Kulwicki
1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki

That left Bill Elliott and Alan Kulwicki to duel for top honors in both the race and the champion­ship chase. Elliott drove his #11 Budweiser Ford to victory as Kulwicki finished second in the #7 Ford "Underbird." Kulwicki and crew chief Paul Andrews calculated the laps led during the race for both ­warriors, and Kulwicki grabbed the five-point lap-leader bonus when he led the 310th lap.

Kulwicki edged Elliott by 10 points to win the title, but the outcome would have been reversed if Elliott had led one more lap. Both drivers led the same number of green-flag laps, but Kulwicki led one more lap under caution. Allison settled for third in the final standings. Get the full picture of the final NASCAR 1992 Winston Cup standings in the chart below.

1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Rank DriverPoints
Wins
Earnings
1Alan Kulwicki
4,078 2$2,322,561
2Bill Elliott
4,068 51,692,381
3Davey Allison
4,015 51,955,628
4Harry Gant
3,955 21,122,776
5Kyle Petty
3,945 21,107,063
6Mark Martin
3,887 21,000,571
7Ricky Rudd
3,735 1793,903
8Terry Labonte
3,674 0600,381
9Darrell Waltrip
3,659 3876,492
10Sterling Marlin
3,603 0649,048
11Ernie Irvan
3,580 3996,885
12Dale Earnhardt
3,574 1915,463
13Rusty Wallace
3,556 1657,925
14Morgan Shepherd
3,549 0634,222
15
Brett Bodine
3,491
0
495,224
16Geoff Bodine
3,437 2716,583
17Ken Schrader
3,404 0639,679
18Ted Musgrave
3,315 0449,121
19Dale Jarrett
3,251 0418,648
20Dick Trickle
3,097 0429,521
21Derrike Cope
3,033 0277,215
22Rick Mast
2,830 0350,740
23Michael Waltrip
2,825 0410,545
24Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
2,799 0220,245
25Bobby Hamilton
2,787 0367,065
26Richard Petty
2,731 0348,870
27Hut Stricklin
2,689 0336,965
28Jimmy Hensley
2,410 0247,660
29Dave Marcis
2,348 0218,045
30Greg Sacks
1,759 0178,120
31Chad Little
1,669 0145,805
32Jimmy Means 1,531 0133,160
33Jimmy Spencer
1,284 0183,585
34Bobby Hillin, Jr.
1,135 0102,160
35Stanley Smith
959 089,650
36Mike Potter
806 074,710
37Jim Sauter
729 056,045
38Lake Speed
726 049,545
39Jimmy Horton
660 050,125
40Bob Schacht
611 058,815
41Charlie Glotzbach
592 048,060
42James Hylton
476 037,910
43Andy Belmont
467 039,820
44
Jeff Purvis
453
0
45,545
45Dave Mader III
436 069,635
46Jerry O'Neil
429 032,370
47Eddie Bierschwale
277 025,995
48Buddy Baker
255 049,500
49Rich Bickle
252 013,370
50Mike Wallace
249 017,415

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