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1983 Warner W. Hodgdon American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 30
Sunday, October 30, 1983 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:11:36
Average Speed: 119.324 mph
Pole Speed: 143.876 mph
Cautions: 10 for 63 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.68 sec
Attendance: 37,000
Lead changes: 36

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 344   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet49225,505running128180
21127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49218,490running143180
3 83   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49111,370running57170
4 175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet49013,410running0160
5 511   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet48914,335running1160
63147   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4866,085running0150
73371   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet48611,435running2151
82542   Lennie Pond Parker Homes   (Billy Matthews)Buick4762,835running0142
92352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4755,215running0138
102464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4715,155running0134
11216   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4714,595running0130
123567   Buddy Arrington Henwood Video   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4604,330running0127
132804   Rick Baldwin Riverside Raceway   (Rick Baldwin)Chrysler4571,935running0124
143470   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4553,975running0121
152217   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4434,215running0118
16 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick4379,635running44120
171615   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford4369,330engine14117
181090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4143,165engine55114
192041   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4141,435running0106
201996   Slick Johnson Precision TuneChevrolet3971,395engine0103
21 99   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford3873,035running0100
223635   Dick May Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford3811,315running097
231233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick3509,075head gasket094
24137   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3442,905valve091
252958   Jerry Bowman Bowman Racing   (Jerry Bowman)Ford3331,195crash088
261743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2087,205crash085
27322   Morgan Shepherd My Car   (Jim Stacy)Buick2058,715timing chain082
28 71   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1841,075wheel bearing079
291421   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1551,035ignition076
30 498   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac1392,655crash3978
312602   Mike Potter Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac1391,955rear end070
321848   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet541,940crash067
331588   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac452,875crash064
342739   Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Racing   (Blackie Wangerin)Ford39835rear end061
353045   John McFadden Bean Auto   (John McFadden)Buick11810ignition058
36 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet101,035crash960

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte111
  Cale Yarborough2109
  Joe Ruttman113828
  Terry Labonte395618
  Dick Brooks57571
  Dave Marcis58592
  Ricky Rudd606910
  Bobby Allison7011344
  Terry Labonte1141141
  Dale Earnhardt1151151
  Joe Ruttman11612611
  Terry Labonte12714317
  Ricky Rudd14416623
  Darrell Waltrip1671671
  Dale Earnhardt16817912
  Terry Labonte18019213
  Tim Richmond19321018
  Dale Earnhardt2112111
  Ricky Rudd21222312
  Terry Labonte22424118
  Tim Richmond24226827
  Ricky Rudd2692757
  Dick Brooks27631540
  Tim Richmond31635136
  Dick Brooks3523576
  Terry Labonte3583581
  Dick Brooks3593646
  Terry Labonte36537612
  Ricky Rudd3773771
  Dick Brooks3783792
  Terry Labonte38040021
  Tim Richmond4014022
  Terry Labonte4034053
  Tim Richmond40646560
  Ricky Rudd4664694
  Terry Labonte47049223

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 4349    
2   Darrell Waltrip 4322   -27  
3   Bill Elliott 3949   -400  
4   Richard Petty 3743   -606  
5   Terry Labonte 3693   -656  
6   Harry Gant 3668   -681  
7   Neil Bonnett 3657   -692  
8   Ricky Rudd 3551   -798  
9   Dale Earnhardt 3498   -851  
10   Tim Richmond 3356   -993  
11   Joe Ruttman 3229   -1120  
12   Dave Marcis 3110   -1239  
13   Dick Brooks 3099   -1250  
14   Kyle Petty 3034   -1315  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 3019   -1330  
16   Buddy Arrington 2943   -1406  
17   Ron Bouchard 2925   -1424  
18   Jimmy Means 2759   -1590  
19   Sterling Marlin 2753   -1596  
20   Morgan Shepherd 2523   -1826