The 1996 Dura Lube 200 was a Busch Series event held at Darlington Speedway on August 31, 1996. Terry Labonte won his third and final event of the year, holding off Mark Martin. David Green finished fourth to take a one hundred point championship lead on Randy LaJoie (5th).
Mark Martin was the polesitter in the event, turning in a solid lap time of 165.799 mph. He only led two laps, though, despite finishing second. Eventual race winner Labonte was the outside pole sitter, with points leader David Green struggling to 16th in the session. To the best of the records, only two drivers failed to make the event: