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1985 Budweiser 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 28
Sunday, May 19, 1985 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:03:43
Average Speed: 123.094 mph
Pole Speed: 138.106 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 6 sec
Attendance: 48,000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50044,500running336185
2 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49929,950running0170
3127   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford49919,055running0165
4 515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford49815,375running0160
51611   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49715,975running0155
6 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4979,820running0150
7 743   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac49411,600running0146
8 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49411,200running20147
91971   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile4887,775running0138
101890   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4878,615running0134
11 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet48511,700running142135
12318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet4773,100running0127
131122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick4768,850running0124
142960   Bob Riley Riley Racing   (Bob Riley)Pontiac4492,100running0 
152885   Tommie Crozier Leonard Racing   (Bill Leonard)Pontiac4422,500running0118
16 144   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet43714,050engine2120
172776   Phil Good Good Racing   (Phil Good)Chrysler4341,850running0112
18102   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4316,255running0109
192396   Jerry Bowman Milford Fertilizer   (Jerry Bowman)Ford3931,750running0106
201347   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3465,285engine0103
212520   Rick Newsom Newsom Racing   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet3301,650engine0100
221488   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2824,775oil pump097
232167   Buddy Arrington West Penn Auto Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Ford2314,965flywheel094
241575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac2274,205fan blade091
25 93   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2199,050engine088
262249   James Hylton Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2013,945ignition0 
273068   Jimmy Walker Walker Enterprises   (Jimmy Walker)Ford1801,350valve082
281764   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1582,575engine079
293217   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1503,515engine076
302052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1153,455valve073
312670   J.D. McDuffie Lockhart Ford-Mercury   (J.D. McDuffie)Ford1153,385valve070
32246   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet732,600engine067

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
George Wiltshire
Ed Baugess

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte122
  Neil Bonnett3108
  Geoffrey Bodine117969
  Neil Bonnett80889
  Geoffrey Bodine8916173
  Bill Elliott162316155
  Neil Bonnett3173193
  Bill Elliott320500181

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 1497    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 1478   -19  
3   Terry Labonte 1475   -22  
4   Neil Bonnett 1426   -71  
5   Ricky Rudd 1388   -109  
6   Darrell Waltrip 1363   -134  
7   Kyle Petty 1362   -135  
8   Bobby Allison 1311   -186  
9   Lake Speed 1306   -191  
10   Harry Gant 1288   -209  
11   Dale Earnhardt 1238   -259  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1212   -285  
13   Rusty Wallace 1151   -346  
14   Tim Richmond 1147   -350  
15   Ken Schrader 1142   -355  
16   Richard Petty 1102   -395  
17   Buddy Baker 1064   -433  
18   Jimmy Means 1051   -446  
19   Ron Bouchard 1036   -461  
20   Dave Marcis 1011   -486