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1985 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 28
Sunday, November 17, 1985 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:58:03
Average Speed: 105.065 mph
Pole Speed: 116.938 mph
Cautions: 3 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.45 sec
Attendance: 40,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford11937,875running27180
2 144   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet11938,375running78180
31312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11918,550running3170
4 833   Harry Gant Skoal   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet11916,225running1165
5 73   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11913,175running6160
6115   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11912,150running2155
7 311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11912,350running1151
82143   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1199,900running0142
91275   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac1187,255running1143
101047   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick1187,845running0134
111518   Glen Steurer Hooper's   (Glenn Steurer)Chevrolet1184,875running0130
121678   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Lois Williams)Oldsmobile1175,615running0127
13208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1174,305running0124
141832   Ruben Garcia Suncrest Motorhomes   (Fred Stoke)Chevrolet1174,085running0121
153173   Bill Schmitt California Cooler   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1174,375running0118
161498   Jim Bown Valvoline   (John Kieper)Chevrolet1173,420running0115
17 622   Bobby Allison Miller   (Bobby Allison)Buick1171,955running0112
181971   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1164,610running0109
193507   Derrike Cope 7-Eleven   (George Jefferson)Ford1162,900running0106
202652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1164,430running0103
212477   Greg Sacks Miller   (DiGard)Buick1168,255transmission0100
223367   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1153,970running097
232890   Ken Schrader Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1154,410running094
243616   Bill Osborne Hackmankars   (Bill Osborne)Buick1152,340running091
252370   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1143,155running088
261704   Hershel McGriff WAL Auction   (Gary Smith)Pontiac1141,425running085
27 97   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford1132,875running082
283764   Clark Dwyer Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1122,825running079
293499   Blair Aiken Stoke Racing   (Fred Stoke)Chevrolet1111,275running076
303894   John Soares, Jr. R.P.M.   (John Soares, Jr.)Pontiac1051,225running073
31 59   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford9610,000running070
32396   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet882,675engine067
333017   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet862,650engine064
342929   Scott Autrey McIntosh   (Dick Midgley)Oldsmobile791,125transmission061
352288   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile782,600tie rod058
36252   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac703,500engine055
37 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac462,475crash052
384035   Bud Hickey Vee-Lee / Stick OnlyChevrolet40950shocks049
394145   Rick McCray Erlich Motors   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet37925engine046
403224   Trevor Boys Jim Testa   (Buddie Boys)Chevrolet14925steering043
412749   Ron Esau McDonald's   (James Hylton)Chevrolet102,925engine040

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19213  
224019  
41444  
45473  
48503  
5111969  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.4%             Average green flag run: 27.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte199
  Darrell Waltrip10101
  Terry Labonte112010
  Ricky Rudd21211
  Dale Earnhardt22254
  Terry Labonte264116
  Lake Speed42421
  Terry Labonte437028
  Harry Gant71711
  Neil Bonnett72743
  Ricky Rudd75762
  Geoffrey Bodine77782
  Dale Earnhardt79802
  Terry Labonte819515
  Ricky Rudd9611924

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4292    
2   Bill Elliott 4191   -101  
3   Harry Gant 4028   -264  
4   Neil Bonnett 3897   -395  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 3862   -430  
6   Ricky Rudd 3857   -435  
7   Terry Labonte 3683   -609  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3561   -731  
9   Kyle Petty 3523   -769  
10   Lake Speed 3507   -785  
11   Tim Richmond 3413   -879  
12   Bobby Allison 3312   -980  
13   Ron Bouchard 3267   -1025  
14   Richard Petty 3140   -1152  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3091   -1201  
16   Ken Schrader 3024   -1268  
17   Buddy Baker 2986   -1306  
18   Dave Marcis 2871   -1421  
19   Rusty Wallace 2867   -1425  
20   Buddy Arrington 2780   -1512