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1986 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 29
Sunday, April 20, 1986 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:49:40
Average Speed: 88.408 mph
Pole Speed: 112.419 mph
Cautions: 8 for 70 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 29,500
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40038,550running195185
21415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford40020,075running102175
3 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40017,415running90170
41011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40013,750running0160
5 726   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4004,415running0155
6 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4006,865running0150
71633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet40010,360running1151
8 97   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4007,815running0142
9139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4009,710running0138
101527   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3998,410running0134
11 812   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3998,640running0130
12 325   Tim Richmond Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3985,185running0127
13198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3984,715running0124
141190   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3985,450running0121
151775   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3974,535running0118
162017   Doug Heveron Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3954,175running0115
171898   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3954,040running0112
181235   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Bill Terry)Ford3951,655running0109
192248   Morgan Shepherd Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3943,880running0106
202852   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3923,995running0103
212567   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knits   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3903,515running0100
222930   Willy T. Ribbs Red Roof Inns   (DiGard)Chevrolet3871,010running097
232381   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford374985running094
243064   Rick Baldwin Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3543,150running0 
252171   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3463,215crash088
262423   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac309910engine085
27 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile2566,635engine187
282670   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2513,030crash079
29 243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1317,495engine1181
30276   Trevor Boys Finky's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet852,335crash073

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Bierschwale
Jerry Bowman
Bobby Gerhart
Earle Canavan

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine11515
  Richard Petty162611
  Geoffrey Bodine278054
  Terry Labonte81811
  Dale Earnhardt8212544
  Geoffrey Bodine1261261
  Dale Earnhardt127231105
  Geoffrey Bodine23225120
  Ricky Rudd252353102
  Harry Gant3543541
  Dale Earnhardt35540046

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 1160    
2   Dale Earnhardt 1137   -23  
3   Rusty Wallace 1019   -141  
4   Bill Elliott 970   -190  
5   Terry Labonte 948   -212  
6   Kyle Petty 927   -233  
7   Tim Richmond 900   -260  
8   Harry Gant 891   -269  
9   Geoffrey Bodine 883   -277  
10   Bobby Allison 876   -284  
11   Richard Petty 811   -349  
12   Ricky Rudd 802   -358  
13   Neil Bonnett 790   -370  
14   Ken Schrader 734   -426  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 733   -427  
16   Joe Ruttman 716   -444  
17   Morgan Shepherd 707   -453  
18   Ron Bouchard 678   -482  
19   Tommy Ellis 653   -507  
20   Buddy Arrington 642   -518