The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the 42nd season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 19th modern-era Cup Series. It began on Sunday, February 11, and ended on Sunday, November 18. Because of a highly controversial penalty to Mark Martin early in the season, Dale Earnhardt with Richard Childress Racing was crowned the Winston Cup champion for the fourth time, edging out Martin by 26 points.

Teams and drivers

Complete schedule

Make Team No. Driver Crew Chief
Buick Bobby Allison Racing 12 Mike Alexander 7 Jimmy Fennig
Jeff Purvis 1
Hut Stricklin 21
King Racing 26 Brett Bodine Larry McReynolds
Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Bobby Hillin Jr. Harry Hyde
Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 5 Ricky Rudd Waddell Wilson
17 Darrell Waltrip 23 Jeff Hammond
Jimmy Horton 2
Sarel van der Merwe 1
Greg Sacks 3
25 Ken Schrader Richard Broome
Marcis Auto Racing 71 Dave Marcis Bob Marcis
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Phil Parsons 3 Tony Glover
Ernie Irvan 26
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt Kirk Shelmerdine
Travis Carter Enterprises 98 Butch Miller 23 Travis Carter
Rick Mast 6
Whitcomb Racing 10 Derrike Cope Buddy Parrott
Ford AK Racing 7 Alan Kulwicki Paul Andrews
Bud Moore Engineering 15 Morgan Shepherd Donnie Wingo
Junior Johnson & Associates 11 Geoff Bodine Tim Brewer
Melling Racing 9 Bill Elliott Mike Beam
Robert Yates Racing 28 Davey Allison Jake Elder
Roush Racing 6 Mark Martin Robin Pemberton
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Neil Bonnett 5 Leonard Wood
Dale Jarrett 24
Oldsmobile Hagan Racing 94 Sterling Marlin Steve Loyd
Leo Jackson Motorsports 33 Harry Gant Andy Petree
Moroso Racing 20 Rob Moroso (R)
Precision Products Racing 1 Terry Labonte Cliff Champion
RahMoc Enterprises 75 Rick Wilson Bob Rahilly
Pontiac Bahari Racing 30 Michael Waltrip Bill Ingle
Blue Max Racing 27 Rusty Wallace Jimmy Makar
Cale Yarborough Motorsports 66 Dick Trickle
Means Racing 52 Jimmy Means Darrell Bryant
Osterlund Racing 57 Jimmy Spencer
Petty Enterprises 43 Richard Petty Dale Inman
SABCO Racing 42 Kyle Petty Gary Nelson

Limited schedule

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief Round(s)
Ford Little Racing 19 Chad Little
Dick Johnson Racing 38 Dick Johnson Ray Evernham 4
Jim Sauter 1
Donlavey Racing 90 Ernie Irvan Junie Donlavey 3
Buddy Baker 8
Charlie Glotzbach 1

Schedule

No. Race Title Track Date
Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 11
Twin 125 Qualifiers February 15
1 Daytona 500 February 18
2 Pontiac Excitement 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond February 25
3 GM Goodwrench 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham March 4
4 Motorcraft 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton March 18
5 TranSouth 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington April 1
6 Valleydale Meats 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol April 8
7 First Union 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 22
8 Hanes Activewear 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 29
9 Winston 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega May 6
Winston Open Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 20
The Winston
10 Coca-Cola 600 May 27
11 Budweiser 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover June 3
12 Banquet Frozen Foods 300 Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma June 10
13 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond June 17
14 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 24
15 Pepsi 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 7
16 AC Spark Plug 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond July 22
17 DieHard 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega July 29
18 Budweiser at The Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen August 12
19 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn August 19
20 Busch 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol August 25
21 Heinz Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 2
22 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond September 9
23 Peak Antifreeze 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover September 16
24 Goody's 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway September 23
25 Tyson Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro September 30
26 Mello Yello 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 7
27 AC Delco 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham October 21
28 Checker 500 Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix November 4
29 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton November 18

Races

Busch Clash

The exhibition Busch Clash race, for drivers who have won a pole position in the previous season or have won the event before, was held on February 11 at Daytona International Speedway. Jimmy Hensley drew the pole.

Results

  1. 25-Ken Schrader
  2. 46-Greg Sacks
  3. 28-Davey Allison
  4. 11-Geoff Bodine
  5. 9-Bill Elliott
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  8. 27-Rusty Wallace
  9. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  10. 20-Jimmy Hensley

Gatorade Twin 125s

The Gatorade Twin 125s qualifying for the Daytona 500 was held on February 15 at Daytona International Speedway.

Race One: Top Ten Results

  1. 11-Geoff Bodine
  2. 33-Harry Gant
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 43-Richard Petty
  6. 14-A. J. Foyt
  7. 25-Ken Schrader
  8. 12-Mike Alexander
  9. 98-Butch Miller
  10. 5-Ricky Rudd

Race Two: Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 57-Jimmy Spencer
  4. 4-Phil Parsons
  5. 8-Bobby Hillin Jr.
  6. 10-Derrike Cope
  7. 83-Lake Speed
  8. 28-Davey Allison
  9. 90-Ernie Irvan
  10. 1-Terry Labonte

Daytona 500

Main article: 1990 Daytona 500

The 32nd annual Daytona 500 was held on February 18 at Daytona International Speedway. Ken Schrader won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Derrike Cope
  2. 1-Terry Labonte
  3. 9-Bill Elliott
  4. 5-Ricky Rudd
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  6. 8-Bobby Hillin Jr.
  7. 27-Rusty Wallace
  8. 30-Michael Waltrip -1
  9. 11-Geoff Bodine -1
  10. 15-Morgan Shepherd -1

Failed to qualify: 0-Delma Cowart, 13-Mike Potter, 19-Chad Little, 29-Joe Booher, 34-Charlie Glotzbach, 35-Bill Venturini, 37-Dennis Langston, 39-Blackie Wangerin, 44-Jim Sauter, 48-Trevor Boys, 59-Mark Gibson, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 72-Stan Barrett, 77-Ken Ragan, 82-Mark Stahl, 85-Bobby Gerhart, 89-Rodney Combs, 96-Phillip Duffie, 01-Mickey Gibbs

Pontiac Excitement 400

The Pontiac Excitement 400 was held on February 25 at Richmond International Raceway. Ricky Rudd won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 5-Ricky Rudd
  4. 9-Bill Elliott
  5. 66-Dick Trickle
  6. 27-Rusty Wallace
  7. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  8. 26-Brett Bodine
  9. 57-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 25-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: 70-J. D. McDuffie, 53-Jerry O'Neil[1]

GM Goodwrench 500

The GM Goodwrench 500 was held on March 4, 1990, at North Carolina Motor Speedway. Kyle Petty won the pole.

Top Ten results

  1. 42-Kyle Petty
  2. 11-Geoff Bodine
  3. 25-Ken Schrader -1
  4. 94-Sterling Marlin -2
  5. 27-Rusty Wallace -2
  6. 17-Darrell Waltrip -3
  7. 15-Morgan Shepherd -3
  8. 57-Jimmy Spencer -3
  9. 1-Terry Labonte -3
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt -3

Motorcraft Quality Parts 500

The Motorcraft Quality Parts 500 was held on March 18 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  3. 4-Ernie Irvan
  4. 25-Ken Schrader
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 42-Kyle Petty
  7. 11-Geoff Bodine
  8. 7-Alan Kulwicki -1
  9. 33-Harry Gant -1
  10. 94-Sterling Marlin -2

Failed to qualify: 14-A. J. Foyt, 46-Greg Sacks, 70-J. D. McDuffie

TranSouth 500

The TranSouth 500 was held on April 1 at Darlington Speedway. Geoff Bodine started on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 28-Davey Allison
  4. 11-Geoff Bodine
  5. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 33-Harry Gant
  7. 9-Bill Elliott
  8. 26-Brett Bodine
  9. 30-Michael Waltrip
  10. 25-Ken Schrader -1

Failed to qualify: 48-Norm Benning, 74-Mike Potter, 82-Mark Stahl

Valleydale Meats 500

The Valleydale Meats 500 was held on April 8 at Bristol International Raceway. The No. 4 of Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Davey Allison
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 5-Ricky Rudd
  4. 1-Terry Labonte
  5. 75-Rick Wilson
  6. 25-Ken Schrader
  7. 94-Sterling Marlin
  8. 15-Morgan Shepherd -1
  9. 17-Darrell Waltrip -1
  10. 42-Kyle Petty -1

Failed to qualify: 19-Chad Little, 16-Larry Pearson

First Union 400

The First Union 400 was held at North Wilkesboro Speedway on April 22, 1990. Mark Martin was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 26-Brett Bodine*
  2. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 5-Ricky Rudd
  5. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 27-Rusty Wallace
  8. 11-Geoff Bodine
  9. 28-Davey Allison
  10. 42-Kyle Petty -1

Failed to qualify: 48-Freddie Crawford, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 76-Bill Sedgwick

Hanes Activewear 500

The Hanes Activewear 500 was held on April 29 at Martinsville Speedway. Geoff Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 11-Geoff Bodine
  2. 27-Rusty Wallace
  3. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt -1
  6. 25-Ken Schrader -2
  7. 6-Mark Martin -2
  8. 30-Michael Waltrip -3
  9. 66-Dick Trickle -3
  10. 9-Bill Elliott -3

Failed to qualify: none

Winston 500

The Winston 500 was held on May 6 at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 9 of Bill Elliott won the pole.*

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 18-Greg Sacks
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 4-Ernie Irvan
  5. 30-Michael Waltrip
  6. 1-Terry Labonte
  7. 42-Kyle Petty -1
  8. 15-Morgan Shepherd -1
  9. 12-Hut Stricklin -1
  10. 17-Darrell Waltrip -1

Failed to qualify: 70-J. D. McDuffie, 80-Jimmy Horton, 82-Mark Stahl, 85-Bobby Gerhart

Winston Open

The Winston Open, a shootout race for drivers who are normally not eligible for The Winston, was held May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the winner transferring to The Winston later in the day. Ernie Irvan was on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 66-Dick Trickle
  2. 20-Rob Moroso
  3. 4-Ernie Irvan
  4. 94-Sterling Marlin
  5. 12-Hut Stricklin
  6. 75-Rick Wilson
  7. 43-Richard Petty
  8. 71-Dave Marcis
  9. 16-Larry Pearson
  10. 98-Butch Miller

The Winston

The Winston was held May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt started on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 25-Ken Schrader
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 9-Bill Elliott
  5. 28-Davey Allison
  6. 66-Dick Trickle (Winston Open Winner)
  7. 33-Harry Gant
  8. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  9. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  10. 8-Bobby Hillin Jr.

Coca-Cola 600

The Coca-Cola 600 was held May 27 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The No. 25 of Ken Schrader won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27-Rusty Wallace
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 30-Michael Waltrip
  5. 4-Ernie Irvan
  6. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  7. 28-Davey Allison
  8. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  9. 10-Derrike Cope
  10. 11-Geoff Bodine

Failed to qualify: 0-Delma Cowart, 35-Bill Venturini, 36-H. B. Bailey, 38-Dick Johnson, 52-Jimmy Means, 53-Jerry O'Neil, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 74-Mike Potter, 82-Mark Stahl, 01-Mickey Gibbs, 04-Bill Meacham, 48-Robin Best

Budweiser 500

The Budweiser 500 was held at Dover Downs International Speedway on June 3, 1990. Dick Trickle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Derrike Cope
  2. 25-Ken Schrader
  3. 66-Dick Trickle
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 94-Sterling Marlin
  6. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 4-Ernie Irvan
  8. 9-Bill Elliott
  9. 42-Kyle Petty
  10. 27-Rusty Wallace

Banquet Frozen Foods 300

Main article: 1990 Banquet Frozen Foods 300

The Banquet Frozen Foods 300 was held June 10 at Sears Point Raceway. Ricky Rudd won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27-Rusty Wallace
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 5-Ricky Rudd
  4. 11-Geoff Bodine
  5. 8-Bobby Hillin Jr.
  6. 94-Sterling Marlin
  7. 4-Ernie Irvan
  8. 0-Irv Hoerr*
  9. 30-Michael Waltrip
  10. 75-Rick Wilson

Failed to qualify: 52-Jimmy Means, J. C. Danielson, St. James Davis, Mike Hickingbottom

Miller Genuine Draft 500

The Miller Genuine Draft 500 was held at Pocono International Raceway on June 17, 1990. Ernie Irvan started on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 33-Harry Gant
  2. 27-Rusty Wallace
  3. 11-Geoff Bodine
  4. 26-Brett Bodine
  5. 28-Davey Allison
  6. 12-Hut Stricklin
  7. 18-Greg Sacks
  8. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  9. 94-Sterling Marlin
  10. 42-Kyle Petty

Failed to qualify: 74-John Linville

Miller Genuine Draft 400

The Miller Genuine Draft 400 was held at Michigan International Speedway on June 24, 1990. Mark Martin won the pole via points as qualifying was rained out.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 4-Ernie Irvan
  3. 11-Geoff Bodine
  4. 6-Mark Martin
  5. 33-Harry Gant
  6. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  7. 1-Terry Labonte
  8. 42-Kyle Petty
  9. 5-Ricky Rudd
  10. 75-Rick Wilson

Failed to qualify: 50-Rich Vogler, 77-Ken Ragan, 34-Charlie Glotzbach

Pepsi 400

The Pepsi 400 was held at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 1990. Greg Sacks won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  3. 25-Ken Schrader
  4. 1-Terry Labonte
  5. 94-Sterling Marlin
  6. 8-Bobby Hillin Jr.
  7. 33-Harry Gant
  8. 21-Dale Jarrett
  9. 20-Rob Moroso
  10. 42-Kyle Petty -1

Failed to qualify: 70-J. D. McDuffie*, 72-Tracy Leslie, 80-Jimmy Horton*

AC Spark Plug 500

The AC Spark Plug 500 was held July 22 at Pocono Raceway. Mark Martin qualified on the top spot.

Top Ten Results

  1. 11-Geoff Bodine
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 27-Rusty Wallace
  4. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 28-Davey Allison
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 5-Ricky Rudd
  8. 98-Butch Miller
  9. 43-Richard Petty
  10. 1-Terry Labonte

Did not start: 50-Rich Vogler (credited with 40th-place finish[4])

Failed to qualify: 2-Troy Beebe, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 85-Bobby Gerhart

Diehard 500

The Diehard 500 was held July 29, 1990, at Talladega Superspeedway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 94-Sterling Marlin
  4. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  5. 5-Ricky Rudd
  6. 4-Ernie Irvan
  7. 10-Derrike Cope
  8. 42-Kyle Petty
  9. 6-Mark Martin
  10. 8-Bobby Hillin Jr. -1

Failed to qualify: 0-Delma Cowart, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 77-Ken Ragan

Budweiser at The Glen

The Budweiser at The Glen was held at Watkins Glen International on August 12, 1990. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Ricky Rudd
  2. 11-Geoff Bodine
  3. 26-Brett Bodine
  4. 30-Michael Waltrip
  5. 6-Mark Martin
  6. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 40-Tommy Kendall
  9. 25-Ken Schrader
  10. 0-Irv Hoerr

Failed to qualify: 93-Troy Beebe

Champion Spark Plug 400

The Champion Spark Plug 400 was held on August 19, 1990, at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 7 of Alan Kulwicki won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 17-Greg Sacks
  3. 27-Rusty Wallace
  4. 9-Bill Elliott
  5. 5-Ricky Rudd
  6. 28-Davey Allison
  7. 11-Geoff Bodine
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  10. 21-Dale Jarrett

Failed to qualify: 34-Charlie Glotzbach, 36-H. B. Bailey, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 72-Tracy Leslie

Busch 500

The Busch 500 was held August 25, 1990, at Bristol International Raceway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4-Ernie Irvan
  2. 27-Rusty Wallace
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 1-Terry Labonte
  5. 94-Sterling Marlin
  6. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  7. 21-Dale Jarrett -1
  8. 3-Dale Earnhardt -1
  9. 30-Michael Waltrip -1
  10. 5-Ricky Rudd -1

Failed to qualify: 19-Chad Little, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 74-Mike Potter

Heinz Southern 500

The Heinz Southern 500 was held on September 2, 1990, at Darlington Raceway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 4-Ernie Irvan
  3. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  4. 9-Bill Elliott
  5. 33-Harry Gant
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 5-Ricky Rudd
  8. 11-Geoff Bodine
  9. 10-Derrike Cope -1
  10. 26-Brett Bodine -1

Failed to qualify: 70-J. D. McDuffie

Miller Genuine Draft 400

Main article: 1990 Miller Genuine Draft 400 (September)

The Miller Genuine Draft 400 was held September 9, 1990, at Richmond International Raceway. Ernie Irvan won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 17-Darrell Waltrip*
  4. 9-Bill Elliott
  5. 27-Rusty Wallace
  6. 42-Kyle Petty
  7. 66-Dick Trickle
  8. 5-Ricky Rudd -1
  9. 11-Geoff Bodine -1
  10. 25-Ken Schrader -1

Failed to qualify: 70-J. D. McDuffie, 47-Jack Pennington, 13-Kerry Teague

Peak AntiFreeze 500

Main article: 1990 Peak AntiFreeze 500

The Peak AntiFreeze 500 was held at Dover Downs International Speedway on September 16, 1990. Bill Elliott won the pole

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Bill Elliott
  2. 6-Mark Martin
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 33-Harry Gant -1
  5. 30-Michael Waltrip -1
  6. 21-Dale Jarrett -1
  7. 27-Rusty Wallace -1
  8. 42-Kyle Petty -1
  9. 28-Davey Allison -1
  10. 25-Ken Schrader -2

Failed to qualify: 13-Kerry Teague

Goody's 500

The Goody's 500 was held at Martinsville Speedway on September 23, 1990. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 11-Geoff Bodine
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 6-Mark Martin
  4. 26-Brett Bodine
  5. 33-Harry Gant
  6. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  7. 28-Davey Allison
  8. 9-Bill Elliott
  9. 1-Terry Labonte -2
  10. 21-Dale Jarrett -3

Failed to qualify: 2–Ron Esau, 70–J. D. McDuffie

Tyson Holly Farms 400

The Tyson Holly Farms 400 was held September 30, 1990, at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Kyle Petty won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Mark Martin
  2. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 26-Brett Bodine
  4. 9-Bill Elliott
  5. 25-Ken Schrader
  6. 4-Ernie Irvan
  7. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  8. 27-Rusty Wallace
  9. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  10. 42-Kyle Petty -1

Failed to qualify: 2-Ron Esau, 40-Tommy Kendall, 41-Larry Pearson, 47-Jack Pennington, 70-J. D. McDuffie

Mello Yello 500

The Mello Yello 500 was held on October 7, 1990, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Brett Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 28-Davey Allison
  2. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  3. 30-Michael Waltrip
  4. 42-Kyle Petty
  5. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  6. 5-Ricky Rudd
  7. 10-Derrike Cope
  8. 26-Brett Bodine
  9. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  10. 21-Dale Jarrett -1

Failed to qualify: 13-Mike Skinner, 65-Dave Mader III, 89-Rodney Combs, 64-Gary Wright, 40-Tommy Kendall, 13-Kerry Teague, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 74-Mike Potter, 93-Troy Beebe, 72-Tracy Leslie, 53-Jerry O'Neil, 36-H. B. Bailey, 54-Bob Schacht, 0-Delma Cowart, 04-Bill Meacham, 35-Bill Venturini.

AC Delco 500

The AC Delco 500 was held October 21, 1990, at North Carolina Speedway. Ken Schrader won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 33-Harry Gant
  4. 11-Geoff Bodine
  5. 25-Ken Schrader
  6. 94-Sterling Marlin -1
  7. 5-Ricky Rudd -1
  8. 17-Darrell Waltrip -1
  9. 4-Ernie Irvan -2
  10. 3-Dale Earnhardt -2

Failed to qualify: 0-Delma Cowart, 48-James Hylton, 70-J. D. McDuffie, 82-Mark Stahl

Checker 500

The Checker 500 was held November 4, 1990, at Phoenix International Raceway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 25-Ken Schrader
  3. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 9-Bill Elliott
  6. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  7. 98-Rick Mast
  8. 11-Geoff Bodine
  9. 4-Ernie Irvan
  10. 6-Mark Martin

Failed to qualify: 04-Hershel McGriff, 34-Ted Kennedy, 24-Butch Gilliland, 61-Rick Scribner, 44-Jack Sellers, 22-St. James Davis

Atlanta Journal 500

The final race of the season was held on November 18, 1990, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Rusty Wallace won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 15-Morgan Shepherd
  2. 11-Geoff Bodine
  3. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 21-Dale Jarrett
  5. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  6. 6-Mark Martin
  7. 4-Ernie Irvan
  8. 7-Alan Kulwicki
  9. 27-Rusty Wallace
  10. 18-Greg Sacks -1

Failed to qualify: 82-Mark Stahl

Full Drivers' Championship

Further information: List of NASCAR points scoring systems

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by owner's points. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL Pts
1 Dale Earnhardt 5* 2 10 1* 1 19 3 5 1* 30 31 34 13 1 1* 4 1* 7 8 8* 1* 1* 3 2 2* 25 10 1* 3 4430
2 Mark Martin 21 1 26 5 2 2 6 7 3 3 4 2 14 4 11 6 9 5 1* 3 6 2 2 3 1 14 11 10 6 4404
3 Geoffrey Bodine 9 33 2 7 4* 24 8 1* 24 10 15 4 3 3 25 1* 17 2 7 11 8 9 36 1 16 36 4 8 2 4017
4 Bill Elliott 3 4 33 12 7 17 18 10 22 2 8 21 16 25* 29 2 2 12 4 13 4 4 1* 8 4 15* 2 5 15* 3999
5 Morgan Shepherd 10 7 7 2 5 8 5 3 8 8 6 29 11 13 34 36 26 6 9 31 21 30 25 25 12 2 12 3 1 3689
6 Rusty Wallace 7 6* 5 24 18 28 7 2 20 1* 10* 1* 2 17 14 3 32 34* 3 2 40 5 7 15 8 38 32 38 9 3676
7 Ricky Rudd 4 3 31 27 24 3 4 23 33 28 11 3 32 9 13 7 5 1 5 10 7 8 32 28* 11 6 7 32 16 3601
8 Alan Kulwicki 35 24 27 8 23 31 11 25 13 6 24 11 34 6 2 17 4 11 11 6 3 26 29 6 9 5 1 6 8 3599
9 Ernie Irvan 13 22 29 3 32 16 16 15 4 5 7 7 17 2 33 26 6 28 35 1 2 12 26 11 6 27 9 9 7 3593
10 Ken Schrader 40 10 3 4 10 6 19 6 28 11 2 18 15 27 3 11 16 9 40 12 39 10 10 27 5 35 5 2 11 3572
11 Kyle Petty 24 11 1* 6 13 10 10 16 7 17 9 16 10 8 10 35 8 17 16 28 25 6 8 23 10 4 20* 41 41 3501
12 Brett Bodine 17 8 25 11 8 22 1* 12 12 29 18 41 4 14 22 16 33 3 17 25 10 31 20 4 3 8 17 15 18 3440
13 Davey Allison 20 20 34 13 3 1 9 22 25 7 17 24 5 36 24 5 20 19 6 23 15 16 9 7 26 1 29 11 25 3423
14 Sterling Marlin 19 13 4 10 28 7 31 32 26 35 5 6 9 18 5 30 3 15 20 5 18 24 12 12 13 16 6 16 38 3387
15 Terry Labonte 2 32 9 40 14 4 15 31 6 13 13 35 20 7 4 10 42 14 14 4 14 17 15 9 27 17 13 13 21 3371
16 Michael Waltrip 8 27 28 38 9 20 27 8 5 4 26 9 19 21 16 23 21 4 30 9 26 14 5 30 15 3 15 43 14 3251
17 Harry Gant 18 36 11 9 6 13 26 36 25 34 19 1 5 7 14 15 21 13 26 5 36 4 5 28 26 3 37 19 3182
18 Derrike Cope 1 29 12 29 27 32 21 17 40 9 1 13 12 12 28 13 7 35 19 27 9 35 13 24 22 7 33 14 12 3140
19 Bobby Hillin Jr. 6 31 17 16 12 21 30 21 23 34 16 5 29 28 6 12 10 16 21 15 31 11 14 26 14 31 14 42 22 3048
20 Darrell Waltrip 14 12 6 26 11 9* 2 4 10 22 19 33 8 15 QL 20 3 19 19 7 9 8 4 5 3013
21 Dave Marcis 23 17 22 22 15 15 12 14 14 16 35 32 22 19 20 28 28 31 18 19 16 15 22 14 25 13 23 17 34 2944
22 Dick Trickle 12 5 23 14 22 13 24 9 27 12 3 39 25 24 19 15 36 30 32 17 11 7 23 22 29 30 36 40 37 2863
23 Rick Wilson 30 30 18 17 29 5 22 27 39 19 23 10 35 10 39 31 35 32 29 32 12 20 27 20 18 11 18 19 33 2666
24 Jimmy Spencer 15 9 8 15 25 18 20 11 32 21 32 27 30 20 15 19 24 29 25 18 23 27 18 18 23 41 2579
25 Dale Jarrett 11 14 30 34 32 12 14 31 34 8 18 39 20 10 7 28 29 6 10 19 10 16 30 4 2558
26 Richard Petty 34 35 32 25 21 26 29 20 29 27 21 26 38 11 36 9 29 18 33 29 34 21 16 29 17 20 21 23 17 2556
27 Butch Miller 22 28 13 20 17 14 25 18 16 18 14 31 23 23 23 8 34 25 12 16 29 19 17 2377
28 Hut Stricklin 33 37 36 9 37 27 12 6 32 26 29 14 23 15 21 20 13 11 13 20 29 34 26 13 2316
29 Jimmy Means 29 18 21 31 31 29 28 19 21 DNQ 22 DNQ 27 39 12 21 30 39 27 22 36 18 24 16 30 39 28 25 28 2271
30 Rob Moroso (R) 38 15 30 33 26 30 32 13 37 26 29 42 36 16 9 32 12 13 26 30 13 28 28 21 21 2184
31 Rick Mast 21 19 35 39 12 23 29 17 31 28 22 36 24 24 31 32 34 22 7 29 1719
32 Greg Sacks DNQ 37 2 14 7 26 37 33 18 40 2 20 30 23 21 Wth 12 10 1663
33 Chad Little DNQ 16 19 16 DNQ 15 24 37 18 27 19 22 DNQ 35 32 17 24 40 25 21 27 1632
34 Jack Pennington (R) 25 30 20 11 20 21 38 18 23 38 22 DNQ DNQ 12 24 36 1278
35 Larry Pearson 27 23 20 34 DNQ 42 14 17 DNQ 19 19 822
36 Jimmy Horton 37 DNQ 23 20 39 17 13 30 23 35 756
37 Mickey Gibbs DNQ 19 15 39 38 19 DNQ DNQ 32 22 34 21 755
38 Mike Alexander 41 14 16 23 19 23 17 682
39 Phil Parsons 42 26 14 25 35 22 41 19 18 632
40 J. D. McDuffie DNQ DNQ 35 DNQ 35 27 DNQ DNQ DNQ 25 28 37 DNQ DNQ DNQ 22 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 40 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 557
41 Buddy Baker 21 40 31 15 30 40 23 37 498
42 Lake Speed 16 DNQ 38 38 33 11 32 QL 479
43 Neil Bonnett 11 25 36 18 30 455
44 Mark Stahl DNQ 24 28 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 31 33 32 DNQ DNQ 371
45 Bill Venturini DNQ 18 DNQ 30 25 28 DNQ 349
46 Rodney Combs DNQ 33 40 34 DNQ 27 30 323
47 Tommy Kendall 38 8 DNQ DNQ 26 281
48 Irv Hoerr 8 10 281
49 Ted Musgrave 39 37 22 26 280
50 Chuck Bown 24 24 23 276
51 Jerry O'Neil (R) 31 DNQ DNQ DNQ 40 34 26 DNQ 259
52 Bill Sedgwick DNQ 24 36 20 249
53 Tommy Riggins 26 37 33 39 247
54 Eddie Bierschwale 32 29 22 240
55 Jeff Purvis (R) 28 33 31 38 36 238
56 Ken Ragan DNQ 36 41 DNQ 24 DNQ 37 238
57 Mike Chase 25 24 39 230
58 Jim Sauter DNQ 24 34 31 222
59 Bill Schmitt 20 18 212
60 Mike Potter DNQ DNQ DNQ 30 25 DNQ 38 DNQ 210
61 Jim Bown 22 27 28 39 207
62 A. J. Foyt 36 DNQ 38 27 191
63 Phil Barkdoll 39 30 31 189
64 Dick Johnson 34 DNQ 39 27 189
65 H. B. Bailey 32 33 DNQ DNQ 38 DNQ 180
66 Bobby Hamilton 39 28 40 168
67 John Krebs 23 31 164
68 Philip Duffie DNQ 21 37 152
69 Tracy Leslie 36 DNQ 38 DNQ DNQ 39 150
70 Charlie Glotzbach DNQ DNQ 35 DNQ 27 22 140
71 Troy Beebe 30 37 31 DNQ DNQ DNQ 35 131
72 Terry Fisher 15 DNQ 118
73 Randy LaJoie 33 38 113
74 Stan Barrett DNQ 17 112
75 Dave Mader III DNQ 20 103
76 Edward Cooper 35 41 98
77 Charlie Baker 37 40 95
78 Steve Grissom 24 91
79 Sarel van der Merwe 24 91
80 Ron Esau 25 DNQ DNQ DNQ 88
81 Joe Ruttman 26 85
82 Kenny Wallace DNQ 26 85
83 Brian Ross 27 82
84 Rich Bickle 28 79
85 Butch Gilliland 28 DNQ 79
86 Brent Kaeding 29 76
87 Rick Jeffrey 30 73
88 Jimmy Hensley 33 31 70
89 Ben Hess 31 70
90 Pancho Carter 32 67
91 Gary Collins 33 64
92 Bobby Gerhart DNQ DNQ 33 DNQ 64
93 D. K. Ulrich 33 64
94 Bill Meacham 34 DNQ DNQ 61
95 Mark Reed 34 61
96 Mike Skinner DNQ 35 58
97 Rick Ware 36 55
98 Jerry Hufflin 37 52
99 Oma Kimbrough 37 52
100 Stanley Smith Wth 37 52
101 John Alexander 38 49
102 J. T. Hayes 38 49
103 Terry Byers 40 40 43
104 Ted Kennedy 43 DNQ 34
105 Hershel McGriff 44 DNQ 31
106 Tommy Ellis DNQ 31
107 James Hylton 35 DNQ
108 Freddie Crawford DNQ 36
109 Jack Sellers 40 DNQ
110 Trevor Boys DNQ
111 Mark Gibson DNQ
112 Blackie Wangerin DNQ
113 Dennis Langston DNQ
114 Joe Booher DNQ
115 Delma Cowart DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
116 Keith Thomas DNQ
117 Norm Benning DNQ
118 Robin Best DNQ
119 Mike Hickingbottom DNQ
120 J. C. Danielson DNQ
121 St. James Davis DNQ DNQ
122 John Linville DNQ
123 Rich Vogler DNQ 40
124 Kerry Teague DNQ DNQ DNQ
125 Gary Wright DNQ
126 Bob Schacht DNQ
127 Rick Scribner DNQ
128 Bob Walker DNQ
129 Robert Sprague DNQ
130 Rick Mackey DNQ
131 Doug Heveron Wth
Pos Driver DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL Pts

Rookie of the Year

Rob Moroso's 1990 Oldsmobile
Rob Moroso's 1990 Oldsmobile

The 1990 season was a slim season for Rookie of the Year contenders. 1989 Busch Series champion Rob Moroso had a top-ten finish and qualified for every race, but he was killed in a car crash before the end of the year and was awarded the top rookie award posthumously. His top runner-up was Jack Pennington, a late-model dirt racing champion, who had 14 starts and no top-tens in an unsponsored car. The only other declarees were Jerry O'Neil and Jeff Purvis, who did not run enough races to be completely eligible for the honor.

See also

References

  1. ^ Grand National Scene race reports from 1990
  2. ^ 1990 Winston Cup cars, for Papyrus NASCAR Racing http://br.geocities.com/nascr07/winstoncup.htm (Archived October 21, 2009), scroll over "Irv Hoerr – #0" on page to see a picture of his colors.
  3. ^ Forty Years of Stock Car Racing: Forty Plus Four 1990–1993 by Greg Fielden, pp. 49–51
  4. ^ "Race Results".