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How the Races Were Won in 1992

by Sean Wrona

Once again, I was unable to find any good video footage or online reporting or sufficient information from the Greg Fielden books I own with regard to the spring Michigan Winston Cup race, which was once again won by Davey Allison; however, I was able to figure out through various sources every other race.

Formula One

KyalamiNigel Mansell led the entire racenatural
Mexico CityMansell led the entire racenatural
InterlagosMansell beat Riccardo Patrese on pit stop exchangeoff-track
CatalunyaMansell led the entire racenatural
ImolaMansell led the entire racenatural
MonacoAyrton Senna inherited the lead when Mansell pitted with a loose wheelnutincidental
MontrealGerhard Berger inherited the lead when Senna had an electrical failureincidental
Magny-CoursMansell passed Patrese via team ordersincidental
SilverstoneMansell led the entire racenatural
HockenheimringMansell led the entire race except for an exchange of pit stopsnatural
HungaroringSenna inherited the lead when Patrese spun off trackincidental
Spa-FrancorchampsMichael Schumacher beat Mansell on pit stop exchangeoff-track
MonzaSenna inherited the lead when Patrese had hydraulic system failureincidental
EstorilMansell led the entire racenatural
SuzukaPatrese took the lead when Mansell let him pastincidental
AdelaideBerger inherited the lead when Patrese had an engine failureincidental

Cumulative wins by type:

DriverTotalNaturalOff-trackIncidentalStrategic Assist
M. Schumacher00100


Surfers ParadiseEmerson Fittipaldi passed Rick Mears on tracknatural
PhoenixRahal inherited lead when Mi. Andretti had electrical problem on pace lapincidental
Long BeachDanny Sullivan inherited the lead after he and Al Unser, Jr. made contactincidental
IndianapolisUnser inherited the lead after Mi. Andretti's fuel pump brokeincidental
Belle IsleRahal passed Paul Tracy on tracknatural
PortlandMi. Andretti passed Fittipaldi on tracknatural
MilwaukeeMi. Andretti passed Scott Goodyear on tracknatural
LoudonRahal passed Mi. Andretti on tracknatural
TorontoMi. Andretti passed Rahal on tracknatural
MichiganGoodyear passed Tracy on tracknatural
ClevelandFittipaldi passed Mi. Andretti on tracknatural
Road AmericaFittipaldi passed Tracy on tracknatural
VancouverMi. Andretti led the entire race except for an exchange of pit stopsnatural
Mid-OhioFittipaldi inherited the lead when Mi. Andretti blew an engineincidental
NazarethRahal won on fuel mileage after Mi. Andretti pittedoff-track
Laguna SecaMi. Andretti led the entire racenatural

Cumulative wins by type:

DriverTotalNaturalOff-trackIncidentalStrategic Assist
Mi. Andretti1814121
Unser, Jr.96120
J. Andretti10010

NASCAR Winston Cup

DaytonaDavey Allison passed Michael Waltrip on tracknatural
RockinghamBill Elliott passed Allison on tracknatural
RichmondElliott passed Alan Kulwicki on tracknatural
AtlantaElliott passed Allison on a green-flag pit cycleoff-track
DarlingtonElliott inherited the lead when Harry Gant pittedoff-track
BristolKulwicki passed Dale Jarrett on tracknatural
North WilkesboroAllison beat Rusty Wallace out of the pitsoff-track
MartinsvilleMark Martin inherited the lead when Brett Bodine broke a suspension pieceincidental
TalladegaAllison beat Sterling Marlin out of the pitsoff-track
CharlotteDale Earnhardt beat Kyle Petty on a green-flag pit cycleoff-track
DoverGant passed Darrell Waltrip en route to winning via fuel mileagestrategic assist
SonomaErnie Irvan passed Terry Labonte on tracknatural
PoconoKulwicki passed Elliott on tracknatural
MichiganAllison passed Martin on track(?) Can't find video footage or report?
DaytonaIrvan passed Jarrett on tracknatural
PoconoD. Waltrip inherited the lead when Ted Musgrave pittedoff-track
TalladegaIrvan passed Marlin on tracknatural
Watkins GlenPetty passed Dick Trickle on tracknatural
MichiganGant won on fuel mileage after D. Waltrip pittedoff-track
BristolD. Waltrip passed Ricky Rudd on tracknatural
DarlingtonD. Waltrip won on fuel mileage after Rudd pittedoff-track
RichmondWallace passed D. Waltrip on tracknatural
DoverRudd beat Elliott on a green-flag pit cycleoff-track
MartinsvilleGeoff Bodine inherited the lead after B. Bodine pittedoff-track
North WilkesboroG. Bodine passed Petty on tracknatural
CharlotteMartin passed Kulwicki on tracknatural
RockinghamPetty led the entire race except for pit stop exchangesnatural
PhoenixAllison took over control when a caution came out while he led during a pit cycleoff-track
AtlantaElliott beat Kulwicki on a green-flag pit cycleoff-track

Cumulative wins by type:

DriverTotalNaturalOff-trackIncidentalStrategic Assist
G. Bodine63300
D. Waltrip53200
B. Bodine10010
Sean Wrona is the Managing Editor of racermetrics.com, the Webmaster of race-database.com, the winner of the 2010 Ultimate Typing Championship at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, and the ratings compiler and statistician for the Mensa Scrabble-by-Mail SIG. He earned a master's in applied statistics from Cornell University in 2008 and previously digitized several seasons of NBA box scores on basketball-reference.com. You may contact him at sean@racermetrics.com.