1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series (Start Your Engines!)

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The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the 46th season of NASCAR professional stock car racing in the United States and the 23rd modern-era Cup series.

One of the highlights of the season occurred on August 6, when the NASCAR Winston Cup Series made a highly publicized first visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the inaugural Brickyard 400. This season also marked the end of the second of two tire wars, as Hoosier left NASCAR after the season-ending Atlanta race, leaving Goodyear as the series' exclusive tire distributor.

Teams and drivers

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew Chief
Chevrolet Active Motorsports 32 Dick Trickle Mike Hillman
A. G. Dillard Motorsports 39 Ward Burton (R) Philippe Lopez
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 17 Darrell Waltrip Pete Peterson
Diamond Ridge Motorsports 29 Steve Grissom (R) Bryant Frazier
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Terry Labonte Gary DeHart
25 Tim Richmond Ken Howes
35 Ricky Craven Tim Brewer
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Dale Jarrett Jimmy Makar
Larry Hedrick Motorsports 41 Joe Nemechek Doug Richert
Leo Jackson Motorsports 33 Harry Gant Charley Pressley
Marcis Auto Racing 71 Dave Marcis Bob Marcis
Morgan–McClure Motorsports 4 Sterling Marlin Tony Glover
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt Andy Petree
31 Neil Bonnett
Chrysler

Dodge

AK Racing 7 Alan Kulwicki Paul Andrews
Bahari Racing 30 Michael Waltrip Doug Hewitt
Bill Davis Racing 22 Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham
23 Bobby Labonte
Donlavey Racing 90 Ken Schrader Freddy Fryar
Kelman Racing 86 Ryan Kelman Scott Searle
Means Racing 52 Jimmy Means
53 Kirk Shelmerdine
Moroso Racing 20 Rob Moroso
Pacific Coast Racing 60 Chloe Johnson Rodney Clay
69 Jenny Smith Andy Lyman
80 Tim Johnson Lyle White
85 Belle Armstrong Alan Walker
Petty Enterprises 43 Wally Dallenbach Jr. Robbie Loomis
John Andretti
Precision Products Racing 1 Rick Mast Kevin Hamlin
SABCO Racing 40 Bobby Hamilton Jeff Hammond
42 Kyle Petty Jim Long
Smokin' Joe's Racing 23 Hut Stricklin Travis Carter
Ford Bobby Allison Racing 12 Chuck Bown Jimmy Fennig
Tim Steele
Derrike Cope
Bud Moore Engineering 15 Lake Speed Donnie Wingo
Geoff Bodine Racing 70 Geoff Bodine Paul Andrews
Junior Johnson & Associates 11 Bill Elliott Mike Beam
27 Jimmy Spencer Mike Hill
Tommy Kendall
King Racing 26 Brett Bodine Donnie Richeson
Penske Racing 2 Rusty Wallace Buddy Parrott
Robert Yates Racing 28 Davey Allison Larry McReynolds
88 Ernie Irvan
Roush Racing 6 Mark Martin Steve Hmiel
16 Ted Musgrave Howard Comstock
Mercury Cale Yarborough Racing 98 Derrike Cope
Jeremy Mayfield (R)
Rudd Performance Racing 10 Ricky Rudd Bill Ingle
Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Jeff Burton (R) Buddy Barnes
U.S. Racing 77 Greg Sacks Tony Furr
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Morgan Shepherd Eddie Wood
Pontiac Butch Mock Motorsports 75 Todd Bodine Butch Mock
Kennedy Racing 03 Mevlin Kennedy Mark Cutter
04 Willy T. Ribbs
Tri-Star Motorsports 68 Loy Allen Jr. (R) Dennis Conner

Technical changes

Starting with this season, Pontiac followed Chevrolet, Ford, and Chrysler's leader in offering a model of car specially-made for the restrictor-plate tracks (Daytona, Talladega, Coca-Cola, and San Jose), in this case the Pontiac Sunfire.

Mercury returned to NASCAR for the first time since 1980, having been used by Cale Yarborough Racing for the 1993 DieHard 500.

Cars used in 1994