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WALTRIP CAPTURES SPARK PLUG 500

Darrell Waltrip took the lead with 17 laps remaining and held off Dale Earnhardt by 1.92 seconds to capture the rain-delayed NASCAR Champion Spark Plug 500 on Sunday.

Waltrip, who also won the First Union 400 in April, took the lead on the 183rd lap of the 2 1/2-mile Pocono International Raceway oval. Pole-sitter Mark Martin finished third, followed by Harry Gant and Geoff Bodine.