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1983 Mason-Dixon 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 30
Sunday, May 15, 1983 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:13
Average Speed: 114.847 mph
Pole Speed: 139.616 mph
Cautions: 9 for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 43,000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11022   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick50028,500running256185
2 411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50020,425running158175
3 198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick49913,565running51170
4 69   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4988,655running1165
51921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford4974,550running0155
6 92   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick49311,000running1155
71443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4939,000running1151
81715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford49110,500running28147
91633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick49010,200running0138
11157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4825,060running1135
102617   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4836,260running0134
123052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4744,680running0127
132758   Jerry Bowman Aberdeen Travel Center   (Jerry Bowman)Ford4682,000running0124
143302   Rick Newsom Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Chevrolet4674,370running0121
162071   Dave Marcis W.H. Bolin   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4579,100engine3120
151890   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4664,160running0118
173187   Jimmy Ingalls Red Diamond Lines   (Jimmy Ingalls)Buick4541,600running0112
18296   D.K. Ulrich Jim Magill   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4383,750oil leak0109
192467   Buddy Arrington Direct Connection   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler4363,540running0106
203696   John Callis Bob Gailey Excavating   (John Callis)Pontiac4281,325running0103
213424   Cecil Gordon Delaware Trans-Am   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler4021,200engine0100
221128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3501,150overheating097
232870   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3293,080engine094
24 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2773,140engine091
252141   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac2511,500engine088
262326   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet244975crash085
272564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2352,630transmission082
281375   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet2182,595water pump079
291255   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick190900engine076
30 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1042,636crash073
31 544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet971,850engine070
322248   Trevor Boys Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet911,840engine067
333535   Dick May Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford66830engine064
34 747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick601,820engine061
35 888   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac462,810crash058
363263   Jocko Maggiacomo Tele-Video Computer Systems   (Jim Rosenblum)Oldsmobile39800crash055

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
14848  
49568  
5710751  
1081147  
11514531  
1461505  
151272122  
2732786  
27935072  
3513588  
35938022  
3813844  
38540824  
4094113  
41247059  
4714777  
47849518  
4965005  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 49.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Ruttman14949
  Richard Petty50501
  Dave Marcis51533
  Bobby Allison5410855
  Kyle Petty1091091
  Bobby Allison11014637
  Morgan Shepherd1471471
  Bobby Allison1481514
  Dale Earnhardt1521532
  Bobby Allison15418936
  Darrell Waltrip19024354
  Joe Ruttman2442441
  Bobby Allison2452473
  Dale Earnhardt24827326
  Bill Elliott2742741
  Darrell Waltrip27535177
  Joe Ruttman3523521
  Darrell Waltrip3533608
  Bobby Allison36138121
  Darrell Waltrip3823854
  Bobby Allison3863927
  Darrell Waltrip3933953
  Bobby Allison39640914
  Darrell Waltrip4104123
  Bobby Allison41347159
  Darrell Waltrip4724776
  Bobby Allison4784792
  Darrell Waltrip4804823
  Bobby Allison48350018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1531    
2   Harry Gant 1490   -41  
3   Joe Ruttman 1432   -99  
4   Bill Elliott 1413   -118  
5   Richard Petty 1366   -165  
6   Neil Bonnett 1336   -195  
7   Darrell Waltrip 1313   -218  
8   Dick Brooks 1264   -267  
9   Ricky Rudd 1225   -306  
10   Jimmy Means 1211   -320  
11   Terry Labonte 1197   -334  
12   Ron Bouchard 1134   -397  
13   Buddy Arrington 1100   -431  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 1066   -465  
15   Dave Marcis 1043   -488  
16   Sterling Marlin 1022   -509  
17   Dale Earnhardt 1000   -531  
18   Tim Richmond 995   -536  
19   Lake Speed 969   -562  
20   Kyle Petty 964   -567