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1983 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 30
Monday, September 5, 1983 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:03:52
Average Speed: 123.343 mph
Pole Speed: 157.187 mph
Cautions: 9 for 60 laps
Margin of Victory: 9.38 sec
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11422   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick36742,050running119185
2129   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford36719,045running3175
3 711   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36723,475running30170
4 175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet36719,320running101165
5 244   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet36711,045running0155
6 921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3666,500running18155
71528   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3664,875running1151
9192   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick36411,750running1143
8 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet3664,450running0142
10 516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3635,175running18139
111715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford36311,855running0130
122143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3639,700running0127
131188   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3627,725running0124
142371   Dave Marcis Metromont Materials   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet36110,800running0121
15 31   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3593,650running0118
16416   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3536,155running0115
17274   Mark Martin Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3513,275running0112
183467   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3516,255running0109
192577   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet3423,250running0106
202652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3395,645running0103
213774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet3373,350running0100
222033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick33010,075running097
233535   Dick May Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford3182,225ignition094
25 83   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2727,415engine7693
243317   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac2825,350crash091
26 627   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac2454,505cylinder head085
273918   Slick Johnson Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick2171,750handling082
283048   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2173,745crash079
292864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2073,450engine076
303641   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1792,100engine073
311390   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1424,015crash070
321847   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1173,255engine067
331684   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet1131,500brakes064
343299   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick1091,400engine061
35227   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1073,085crash058
363876   Mike Potter Cam Farm   (Mike Potter)Oldsmobile981,300ignition055
374070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac542,250engine052
381098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac342,200cylinder head049
393142   Lennie Pond Sand Dunes Hotel   (Billy Matthews)Buick251,150crash046
402426   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet151,100engine043
41298   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick111,100engine040

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett18080
  David Pearson819717
  Ricky Rudd98992
  Bobby Allison1001023
  Darrell Waltrip1031031
  Morgan Shepherd1041041
  Darrell Waltrip10513228
  Cale Yarborough1331331
  Ricky Rudd13420774
  Bobby Allison20822316
  David Pearson2242241
  Neil Bonnett22524420
  Buddy Baker24526218
  Darrell Waltrip2632631
  Neil Bonnett2642641
  Bobby Allison26533874
  Bill Elliott3393413
  Bobby Allison34236726

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3363    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3307   -56  
3   Bill Elliott 3104   -259  
4   Richard Petty 3024   -339  
5   Harry Gant 3003   -360  
6   Neil Bonnett 2845   -518  
7   Terry Labonte 2777   -586  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2760   -603  
9   Ricky Rudd 2599   -764  
10   Joe Ruttman 2575   -788  
11   Tim Richmond 2528   -835  
12   Dick Brooks 2509   -854  
13   Dave Marcis 2474   -889  
14   Kyle Petty 2380   -983  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 2316   -1047  
16   Ron Bouchard 2308   -1055  
17   Buddy Arrington 2297   -1066  
18   Sterling Marlin 2231   -1132  
19   Jimmy Means 2121   -1242  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1924   -1439