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1984 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 30
Sunday, November 11, 1984 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:31
Average Speed: 134.61 mph
Pole Speed: 170.198 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.56 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1103   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32840,610running48180
2 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32828,085running55175
31315   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford32819,350running0165
41755   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet3287,000running2165
5 922   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick32716,850running4160
6 711   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32713,500running2155
7201   Lake Speed Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3274,475running0146
81543   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3278,055running0142
93195   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet3265,325running0138
101975   Dave Marcis Rahilly & Grady   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac32511,950running14139
11 428   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet32512,590running56135
122147   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3258,475running1132
131427   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3248,870running0124
142498   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet3245,960running0121
151688   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3206,640running0118
163252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3205,520running0115
172990   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3195,390running0112
183801   Doug Heveron Syracuse Classic   (Tom Heveron)Chevrolet3191,845running0109
19392   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonRed Roof Inns   (Robert Harrington)Buick3191,735running0106
20 821   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3171,975running0103
211812   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3163,090running0100
22407   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Ford3139,715running097
232548   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3094,770running094
24 35   Geoffrey Bodine Northwestern Security Life   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29319,505engine125101
251216   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet2901,275engine088
26 533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2893,950engine085
272364   Ken Schrader Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2723,760running082
283066   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet2401,185vibration079
292703   Eddie Bierschwale B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)Buick2291,155engine076
30 244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2053,400engine1978
313351   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet1771,075running070
32 684   Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet1571,060driveshaft272
33118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1541,045handling064
343642   Terry Schoonover Restore Auto Care Products   (Terry Schoonover)Chevrolet1221,030crash061
35284   Joe Ruttman Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1061,015engine058
362297   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Chevrolet961,000engine055
372671   Lennie Pond Jim Testa   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile743,250crash052
383582   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford70970battery049
393456   Bob Penrod Category Challenge   (Bob Penrod)Chevrolet55955crash046
403777   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet0940crash043
414114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile0 did not start00

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Joe Millikan
Ronnie Thomas
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffiePontiac
Buddy Arrington

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine16060
  Ron Bouchard61611
  Geoffrey Bodine62687
  Bill Elliott69768
  Dale Earnhardt77771
  Bill Elliott7810023
  Dave Marcis1011011
  Jody Ridley1021032
  Terry Labonte10412219
  Cale Yarborough1231231
  Dale Earnhardt1241296
  Cale Yarborough1301301
  Dave Marcis13114313
  Geoffrey Bodine1441463
  Dale Earnhardt1471493
  Geoffrey Bodine1501578
  Bobby Allison1581614
  Cale Yarborough16221554
  Bill Elliott21623722
  Geoffrey Bodine23826932
  Bill Elliott2702712
  Benny Parsons2722732
  Darrell Waltrip2742752
  Dale Earnhardt2762772
  Geoffrey Bodine27829215
  Dale Earnhardt29332836

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 4338    
2   Harry Gant 4296   -42  
3   Bill Elliott 4217   -121  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4164   -174  
5   Dale Earnhardt 4140   -198  
6   Bobby Allison 3934   -404  
7   Ricky Rudd 3800   -538  
8   Neil Bonnett 3652   -686  
9   Ron Bouchard 3555   -783  
10   Geoffrey Bodine 3554   -784  
11   Richard Petty 3522   -816  
12   Tim Richmond 3335   -1003  
13   Dave Marcis 3313   -1025  
14   Rusty Wallace 3231   -1107  
15   Dick Brooks 3174   -1164  
16   Kyle Petty 3080   -1258  
17   Trevor Boys 2913   -1425  
18   Joe Ruttman 2811   -1527  
19   Buddy Arrington 2504   -1834  
20   Buddy Baker 2477   -1861