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1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap


1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Entering the Aug. 21, 1994, NASCAR race at Michigan, Ernie Irvan and Dale Earnhardt were locked in a tight battle for supremacy in the 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup championship standings. However, Irvan ­suffered near-fatal injuries in a practice crash before the GM Goodwrench Dealers 400, leaving Earnhardt uncontested for the title.

1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt
1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt

Earnhardt finished 444 points ahead of runner-up Mark Martin to record his record-tying seventh NASCAR cham­pionship. Irvan led the standings after 12 of the first 18 races and appeared to be up to the challenge until his unfortunate crash took him out of the chase.

Earnhardt won four races during the campaign while Martin won twice. Rusty Wallace was again the season's top winner with eight wins, but he ­finished a distant third in the points. At one point in the season, Wallace won three of five races and never finished below seventh, yet he lost points to Earnhardt during the streak.

See more of the final standings from NASCAR's 1994 Winston Cup season in the chart below.

1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

RankDriver
Points
Wins
Earnings
1 Dale Earnhardt
4,694 4 $3,300,733
2 Mark Martin
4,250 2 1,628,906
3 Rusty Wallace
4,207 8 1,914,072
4 Ken Schrader
4,060 0 1,171,062
5 Ricky Rudd
4,050 1 1,044,441
6 Morgan Shepherd
4,029 0 1,089,038
7 Terry Labonte
3,876 3 1,125,921
8 Jeff Gordon
3,776 2 1,779,523
9 Darrell Waltrip
3,688 0 835,680
10 Bill Elliott
3,617 1 936,779
11 Lake Speed
3,565 0 832,463
12 Michael Waltrip
3,512 0 706,426
13 Ted Musgrave
3,477 0 656,187
14 Sterling Marlin
3,443 1 1,127,683
15 Kyle Petty
3,339 0 806,332
16 Dale Jarrett
3,298 1 881,754
17 Geoff Bodine
3,297 3 1,276,126
18 Rick Mast
3,238 0 722,361
19 Brett Bodine
3,159 0 791,444
20 Todd Bodine
3,048 0 494,316
21 Bobby Labonte
3,038 0 550,305
22 Ernie Irvan
3026 3 1,311,522
23 Bobby Hamilton
2,749 0 514,520
24 Jeff Burton
2,726 0 594,700
25 Harry Gant
2,720 0 556,020
26 Hut Stricklin
2,711 0 333,495
27 Joe Nemechek
2,673 0 386,315
28 Steve Grissom
2,660 0 300,915
29 Jimmy Spencer
2,613 2 479,235
30 Derrike Cope
2,612 0 398,436
31 Greg Sacks
2,593 0 411,728
32 John Andretti
2,299 0 391,920
33 Mike Wallace
2,191 0 265,115
34 Dick Trickle
2,019 0 244,806
35 Ward Burton
1,971 0 302,950
36 Dave Marcis
1,910 0 261,650
37 Jeremy Mayfield
1,673 0 226,265
38 Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
1,493 0 241,492
39 Loy Allen, Jr.
1,468 0 216,751
40 Kenny Wallace
1,413 0 235,005
41 Jimmy Hensley
1,394 0 203,520
42 Chuck Bown
1,211 0 225,260
43 Rich Bickle
849 0 115,575
44 Bobby Hillin, Jr.
749 0 125,340
45 Brad Teague
548 0 59,990
46 Jeff Purvis
484 0 78,755
47 Billy Standridge
404 0 56,405
48 Randy LaJoie
312 0 30,565
49 Rick Carelli
283 0 31,975
50 Phil Parsons
243 0 21,415

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