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1985 Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 28
Sunday, March 3, 1985 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:10
Average Speed: 114.953 mph
Pole Speed: 145.067 mph
Cautions: 10 for 76 laps
Margin of Victory: 8 inches
Attendance: 46,500
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 412   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49235,505running96180
2 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49226,330running172175
3 144   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet49223,310running208175
4 875   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac49211,360running0160
5107   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford49110,520running0155
6184   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet4916,710running0150
71528   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford4914,660running0146
81343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac49110,810running0142
9 62   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4918,675running0138
10113   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49116,300running13139
112027   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4909,065running0130
12 55   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet48511,610running0127
132451   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet4826,645running0124
141948   Lennie Pond Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4756,285running0121
153405   Slick Johnson Spohn Racing   (Ron Spohn)Ford4723,460running0 
163367   Buddy Arrington West Penn Auto Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4685,675running0115
173568   Mike Potter Walker Enterprises   (Jimmy Walker)Ford4572,610running0112
18 211   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet45413,910rear end2114
192517   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4485,015running0106
20171   Dick Brooks Petty EnterprisesFord4453,555engine0103
213832   Jonathan Lee Edwards Edwards Racing   (Jonathan Lee Edwards)Buick4392,045running0100
223750   Jim Southard U.S. Racing   (Jim Southard)Buick4311,970running0 
23306   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4121,895crash094
24228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3941,870engine091
252688   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3851,895valve088
262371   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3723,995running085
273274   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick2871,645crash082
282870   J.D. McDuffie Restore   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2831,595oil pump079
29149   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford2819,845crash076
303152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2633,760engine073
31 922   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick2627,925clutch175
32 315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1627,975engine067
331247   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick1623,580crash064
343641   Ronnie Thomas Kingrey Brothers Excavation   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet1281,275rear end061
354093   Maurice Randall Sparks Tune-Up   (Maurice Randall)Chrysler1021,225engine058
363920   Rick Newsom Tucker Construction   (Rick Newsom)Buick961,200crash055
372964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford683,410engine052
382723   Morgan Shepherd Bahre Racing   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet611,150engine049
392198   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet603,200engine046
401690   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford552,605engine043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Walker

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15656  
57637  
6412966  
1301345  
13516329  
16417310  
174282109  
2832908  
2912999  
30030910  
3103167  
3173226  
32340078  
40141010  
41143626  
4374437  
4444507  
4514566  
45749236  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 42.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte15757
  Bobby Allison58581
  Harry Gant597012
  Neil Bonnett718818
  Harry Gant8913042
  Darrell Waltrip1311311
  Harry Gant1321354
  Terry Labonte1361361
  Dale Earnhardt13714913
  Harry Gant15016415
  Neil Bonnett16518420
  Terry Labonte18524561
  Harry Gant24626722
  Darrell Waltrip2682681
  Harry Gant26930032
  Neil Bonnett30131717
  Harry Gant31833720
  Terry Labonte33839053
  Harry Gant39140111
  Terry Labonte40243534
  Neil Bonnett43644914
  Terry Labonte4504501
  Neil Bonnett4514511
  Harry Gant4524609
  Neil Bonnett4614611
  Harry Gant4624632
  Neil Bonnett46447613
  Terry Labonte4774771
  Neil Bonnett47848912
  Harry Gant4904912
  Neil Bonnett4924921

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Lake Speed 469    
2   Darrell Waltrip 454   -15  
3   Geoffrey Bodine 443   -26  
4   Harry Gant 425   -44  
5   Terry Labonte 418   -51  
6   Neil Bonnett 418   -51  
7   Dale Earnhardt 386   -83  
8   Rusty Wallace 362   -107  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 359   -110  
10   Bill Elliott 358   -111  
11   Kyle Petty 353   -116  
12   Lennie Pond 351   -118  
13   Tim Richmond 331   -138  
14   Buddy Baker 324   -145  
15   Dave Marcis 318   -151  
16   Ricky Rudd 310   -159  
17   Phil Parsons 300   -169  
18   Jimmy Means 294   -175  
19   Ken Schrader 294   -175  
20   Richard Petty 293   -176