1993 Mountain Dew Southern 500

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1993 Mountain Dew Southern 500
Race details
Race 22 of 30 in the 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Date September 5, 1993 (1993-September-05)
Official name Mountain Dew Southern 500
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington County, South Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 351 laps, 479.466 mi (771.625 km)
Scheduled Distance 367 laps, 501.322 mi (806.800 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 95.6 °F (35.3 °C); wind speeds up to 14.7 miles per hour (23.7 km/h)[1]
Average speed 137.932 miles per hour (221.980 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Mark Martin Roush Racing
Laps 178
No. 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons

The 1993 Mountain Dew Southern 500, the 44th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on September 5, 1993 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington County, South Carolina. Contested over 351 laps – shortened from 367 laps due to rain/darkness – on the 1.366 mile (2.198 km) speedway, it was the 22nd race of the 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Mark Martin of Roush Racing won the race.


After an intense battle Mark Martin broke away from Dale Earnhardt and won the Southern 500, his fourth straight Winston Cup win. He and Earnhardt combined to lead 279 laps. Ernie Irvan finished fifth in his debut drive in Robert Yates after an acrimonious split with Morgan McClure Motorsports; Jeff Purvis finished 26th in the McClure Chevrolet.

H.B. Bailey would participate in the final race of his professional stock car career.[2]

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford
2 26 Brett Bodine King Racing Ford
3 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford
4 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
5 28 Ernie Irvan Robert Yates Racing Chevrolet
6 5 Ricky Rudd Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 33 Harry Gant Leo Jackson Motorsports Chevrolet
8 21 Morgan Shepherd Wood Brothers Racing Ford
9 25 Ken Schrader Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 40 Kenny Wallace SABCO Racing Pontiac

Race statistics[2][edit]

  • Time of race: 3:28:34
  • Average Speed: 137.932 miles per hour (221.980 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 161.259 miles per hour (259.521 km/h)
  • Cautions: 3 for 16 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 1.51 sec
  • Lead changes: 21
  • Percent of race run under caution: 4.6%
  • Average green flag run: 111.7 laps


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