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1985 Holly Farms 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 28
Sunday, September 29, 1985 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:44
Average Speed: 95.077 mph
Pole Speed: 113.967 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 14 sec
Attendance: 24,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet40032,025running294185
2 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40025,000running44175
3 644   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet40015,860running0165
4 73   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40010,960running37165
5 215   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3999,500running0155
62047   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3985,695running0150
7 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3986,395running0146
82243   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3987,295running0142
91871   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3975,150running24143
101212   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3979,540running0134
111418   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet3971,510running0130
121375   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3954,060running0127
132117   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3933,915running0124
14 411   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3938,745running1126
151990   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3924,555running0118
16 977   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick3916,385running0115
17248   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3892,570running0112
182664   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3883,385running0109
19286   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3843,300running0106
203174   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick3841,235running0103
212752   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3832,995running0100
222349   Trevor Boys Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3732,680running097
232967   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3652,645rear end094
243025   Bobby Gerhart Bobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet365940running091
25152   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3623,710running088
261695   Mike Alexander Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet337890running085
271700   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet304915engine082
28107   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2852,500engine079
292588   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1211,815quit076
30 59   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford1187,865transmission073
31 822   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick36815engine070

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bryan Baker
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Maurice Randall93Randall RacingMaurice RandallChrysler
Phil Good76Good RacingPhil GoodChrysler
Brent Elliott72Elliott RacingKermit ElliottBuick
Jonathan Lee Edwards41Edwards RacingJonathan Lee EdwardsBuick
Randy Baker87Baker Driving SchoolBuck BakerBuick
Mike Tilley

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine13838
  Dave Marcis396224
  Dale Earnhardt639735
  Harry Gant9811922
  Dale Earnhardt1201201
  Darrell Waltrip1211211
  Harry Gant1221309
  Geoffrey Bodine1311366
  Harry Gant137271135
  Dale Earnhardt2722721
  Harry Gant273400128

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3626    
2   Bill Elliott 3596   -30  
3   Harry Gant 3450   -176  
4   Neil Bonnett 3445   -181  
5   Ricky Rudd 3343   -283  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3252   -374  
7   Kyle Petty 3198   -428  
8   Terry Labonte 3152   -474  
9   Lake Speed 3015   -611  
10   Dale Earnhardt 2991   -635  
11   Bobby Allison 2945   -681  
12   Tim Richmond 2939   -687  
13   Ron Bouchard 2758   -868  
14   Richard Petty 2661   -965  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2635   -991  
16   Ken Schrader 2618   -1008  
17   Buddy Baker 2532   -1094  
18   Rusty Wallace 2501   -1125  
19   Dave Marcis 2501   -1125  
20   Buddy Arrington 2353   -1273