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1988 Delaware 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 29
Sunday, September 18, 1988 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:34:21
Average Speed: 109.349 mph
Pole Speed: 148.075 mph
Cautions: 14 for 84 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.48 sec
Attendance: 58,000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50056,400running392185
2123   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50037,450running50175
3 527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50026,200running0165
41028   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford50021,600running0160
5 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50016,250running4160
61321   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford49914,700running0150
72112   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick49913,375running0146
82875   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac49912,325running0142
91483   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile4987,375running0138
101926   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick49710,650running0134
112333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4977,825running0130
121130   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4979,225running0127
13352   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4965,625running0124
141655   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4946,525running1126
153919   Chad Little Coors Extra Gold   (Warren Razore)Ford4943,175running0118
162471   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4936,100running7120
17 717   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4929,450running0112
182511   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4919,400running0109
193052   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4814,350running0106
204080   Jimmy Horton S & H Racing   (George Smith)Ford4782,950running0103
21188   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4775,550running0100
22 415   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford46510,800running37102
231544   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4585,750engine599
24204   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile4213,100engine091
253310   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford4093,350crash493
262623   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile3912,000crash085
272790   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3834,800clutch082
281729   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile3773,400crash079
29 888   Morgan Shepherd Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3714,550engine076
303667   Brad Teague Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3403,800engine0 
31 27   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3264,825crash070
323431   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile2812,350engine067
333896   Dana Patten U.S. Chrome   (Dana Patten)Buick2591,650crash064
343798   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1821,600engine061
35 925   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1807,700crash058
363268   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford1111,475crash055
372974   Randy LaJoie Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet891,460engine0 
382243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac724,070engine049
39 16   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford357,520crash046
403197   Rodney Combs GM Tech Team   (Tom Winkle)Buick161,400piston043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Graham Taylor
James Hylton
Bobby Gerhart
Rick Jeffrey
Ben Hess
Rayvon Clark20Rob Ziglar
J.D. McDuffie70

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13535  
364611  
477327  
74796  
8011233  
1131186  
11914729  
1481514  
15220655  
2072126  
21326351  
2642707  
27129626  
2973015  
30232726  
3283358  
33634510  
3463483  
3493546  
3553606  
36137212  
3733764  
3773782  
3793846  
38541531  
4164227  
42346442  
4654695  
47050031  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.8%             Average green flag run: 27.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott13636
  Dave Marcis37426
  Bill Elliott437432
  Ken Bouchard75751
  Dave Marcis76761
  Brett Bodine7711337
  Ken Bouchard1141152
  Bill Elliott11614833
  Ken Bouchard1491491
  Bill Elliott150355206
  Dale Earnhardt3563649
  Bill Elliott3653739
  Phil Parsons3743741
  Bill Elliott3753773
  Dale Earnhardt37840932
  Bill Elliott4104101
  Dale Earnhardt4114166
  Sterling Marlin4174215
  Dale Earnhardt4224243
  Bill Elliott42546541
  Geoffrey Bodine4664694
  Bill Elliott47050031

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3548    
2   Dale Earnhardt 3421   -127  
3   Rusty Wallace 3409   -139  
4   Terry Labonte 3075   -473  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 3048   -500  
6   Ken Schrader 2999   -549  
7   Darrell Waltrip 2923   -625  
8   Sterling Marlin 2918   -630  
9   Phil Parsons 2878   -670  
10   Davey Allison 2854   -694  
11   Ricky Rudd 2713   -835  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2663   -885  
13   Kyle Petty 2607   -941  
14   Mark Martin 2528   -1020  
15   Alan Kulwicki 2483   -1065  
16   Lake Speed 2460   -1088  
17   Neil Bonnett 2378   -1170  
18   Michael Waltrip 2348   -1200  
19   Dale Jarrett 2232   -1316  
20   Brett Bodine 2225   -1323