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1983 Budweiser 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 30
Sunday, September 18, 1983 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:18:45
Average Speed: 116.077 mph
Pole Speed: 139.573 mph
Cautions: 7 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 40,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 722   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick50030,985running195185
2 488   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac50016,190running67175
3 527   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50011,565running97170
4 144   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet49910,470running51165
51411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49914,335running0155
6162   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick49910,985running1155
7 875   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4938,985running0146
8129   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4915,335running29147
91743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4918,385running1143
102710   Clark Dwyer Hamby Automotive   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4802,685running0134
11218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick4792,655running0130
12256   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4704,665running0127
13 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4674,855running0124
142492   Joe Fields Hobart Sales & Service   (Joe Fields)Buick4591,885running0121
153624   Cecil Gordon Delaware Trans-Am   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler4572,785running0118
161147   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4524,045crash0115
17 933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick4529,385crash0112
182887   Jimmy Ingalls Ingalls Construction   (Jimmy Ingalls)Buick4471,480running0109
193038   Laurent Rioux Valvoline   (Laurent Rioux)Chevrolet4411,380running0106
20 698   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac4273,530engine0103
212652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4163,320running0100
221371   Dave Marcis Atlantic Equipment & Leasing   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3878,530engine097
232367   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3823,060spring094
242941   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3771,030engine091
251021   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford356980engine088
26187   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3372,645crash085
272217   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac2853,110engine082
283402   Tommy Gale Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac2552,575steering079
293369   Bob Riley N.R.S. Carting   (Bob Riley)Pontiac221880ignition076
303264   Jerry Bowman Bowman Racing   (Jerry Bowman)Ford1392,515crash073
311948   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1381,830engine070
321590   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1251,820engine067
332077   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Buick107810engine064
343160   Natz Peters Mitton Electric   (Natz Peters)Buick103800engine061
35 315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford907,890head gasket5963
363570   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac791,780engine055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte11313
  Dale Earnhardt146451
  Bill Elliott65651
  Richard Petty66661
  Dale Earnhardt67748
  Bobby Allison7513258
  Terry Labonte13317038
  Tim Richmond17122555
  Morgan Shepherd2262261
  Geoffrey Bodine22725226
  Bobby Allison25329139
  Bill Elliott29231928
  Bobby Allison3203267
  Tim Richmond3273304
  Bobby Allison33134717
  Geoffrey Bodine3483481
  Bobby Allison34938032
  Geoffrey Bodine38140020
  Bobby Allison40141818
  Tim Richmond41945638
  Geoffrey Bodine45747620
  Bobby Allison47750024

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3733    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3632   -101  
3   Bill Elliott 3411   -322  
4   Richard Petty 3317   -416  
5   Harry Gant 3218   -515  
6   Neil Bonnett 3138   -595  
7   Terry Labonte 3097   -636  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2920   -813  
9   Ricky Rudd 2898   -835  
10   Tim Richmond 2792   -941  
11   Joe Ruttman 2760   -973  
12   Dick Brooks 2700   -1033  
13   Dave Marcis 2680   -1053  
14   Kyle Petty 2592   -1141  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 2591   -1142  
16   Buddy Arrington 2512   -1221  
17   Ron Bouchard 2511   -1222  
18   Sterling Marlin 2398   -1335  
19   Jimmy Means 2312   -1421  
20   Morgan Shepherd 2135   -1598