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1988 Goodwrench 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 29
Sunday, March 6, 1988 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:09:51
Average Speed: 120.159 mph
Pole Speed: 146.612 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.62 sec
Attendance: 45,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13075   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac49245,800running166185
21983   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile49222,310running51175
31444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile49219,195running103170
4 27   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford49214,330running0160
5223   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49219,865running22160
6 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49117,910running112155
73597   Morgan Shepherd AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick4917,710running6151
81710   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford4915,760running0142
9 428   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford49114,210running0138
10 525   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49012,785running0134
112788   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4909,170running22135
12126   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford4894,120running0127
133730   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Chevrolet4897,920running0124
14 627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac48912,520running0121
151855   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4887,970running0118
16 729   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile4883,370running0115
17 326   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4877,120running0112
18 85   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4876,670running0109
191321   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4879,870running0106
203668   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford4866,770running0103
21168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4865,665running0100
222312   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4849,490running097
232471   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4815,965running094
241117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4819,315running091
25212   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4793,290running088
263367   Rick Jeffrey Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4765,065running085
271515   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford47010,740running082
28 933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4694,840running079
293803   Dave Pletcher Wild Turkey   (J.C. Weaver)Ford4642,015running076
304122   Steve Moore Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4132,665running073
311011   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4078,915valve475
323123   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Chevrolet4071,865running067
333290   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3874,520running064
342998   Ed Pimm Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick3111,745crash061
352501   Mickey Gibbs Gibbs-West Tractor   (Don Gibbs)Ford2361,695engine058
36264   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2342,290engine660
373982   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford2331,615valve052
384093   Charlie Baker Baker Racing   (Patsy Salmon)Chevrolet1361,590clutch049
392931   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile991,565engine046
403452   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac864,165engine043
412043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac174,140crash040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tony Spanos
Billy Fulcher
Howard Mark
D. Wayne Strout

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19257   #43 accident turn 1 
26140115  
1411477   #27,93 accident turn 4 
14815811  
1591613   #67 spun turn 1 
162271110  
2722798   #2 spun frontstretch 
28032849  
3293357   #2,22,88,98 accident turn 1 
33638146  
3823854   #27 spun turn 2 
38645368  
4544574   #8 spun turn 2 
45849235  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.1%             Average green flag run: 56.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott18989
  Rick Wilson90923
  Morgan Shepherd93986
  Buddy Baker9911820
  Terry Labonte1191213
  Neil Bonnett12214120
  Buddy Baker1421421
  Bill Elliott14316523
  Neil Bonnett16622863
  Rick Wilson2292313
  Sterling Marlin2322398
  Dale Earnhardt2402456
  Terry Labonte2462461
  Neil Bonnett24727226
  Sterling Marlin27329523
  Lake Speed29632126
  Neil Bonnett3223298
  Buddy Baker3303301
  Dale Earnhardt33134616
  Lake Speed3473537
  Neil Bonnett35438229
  Sterling Marlin38345472
  Lake Speed45547218
  Neil Bonnett47349220

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Neil Bonnett 530    
2   Sterling Marlin 472   -58  
3   Dale Earnhardt 443   -87  
4   Rusty Wallace 418   -112  
5   Bobby Allison 412   -118  
6   Bill Elliott 409   -121  
7   Ricky Rudd 394   -136  
8   Ken Schrader 392   -138  
9   Buddy Baker 391   -139  
10   Darrell Waltrip 391   -139  
11   Davey Allison 389   -141  
12   Lake Speed 387   -143  
13   Terry Labonte 378   -152  
14   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 366   -164  
15   Phil Parsons 361   -169  
16   Geoffrey Bodine 354   -176  
17   Alan Kulwicki 327   -203  
18   Kyle Petty 324   -206  
19   Dale Jarrett 315   -215  
20   Dave Marcis 309   -221