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1986 Motorcraft 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 29
Sunday, March 16, 1986 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:46:41
Average Speed: 132.126 mph
Pole Speed: 170.713 mph
Cautions: 9 for 56 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.29 sec
Attendance: 62,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 347   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick32862,350running97180
2 13   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32851,300running168180
31244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile32822,150running0165
41511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32824,075running6165
5 59   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32818,250running2160
7 225   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3285,925running19151
61655   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3286,675running0150
8 727   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32712,930running0142
91722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3274,725running0138
111143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3278,220running2135
10 85   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32712,775running0134
121033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet32617,025running34132
134218   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet3263,225running0124
143235   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Bill Terry)Ford3253,525running0121
151488   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3253,165running0118
16418   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3246,900running0115
172214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile3222,600running0112
181866   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3222,475running0109
193123   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3192,775running0106
202767   Buddy Arrington Ray Mar Realty   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3176,415running0103
212490   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3147,580crash0100
222175   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3135,860running097
234074   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet3081,925running094
24396   Trevor Boys U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3035,500running091
25 410   Greg Sacks TRW   (DiGard)Chevrolet3018,825running088
262315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3019,695running085
27 628   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford3001,665oil line082
28387   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2898,635running079
292057   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Ford2681,605valve076
303754   Eddie Bierschwale Johnson Racing   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet2611,575crash073
31302   Kirk Bryant Spectrum Furniture   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac2545,465crash070
32 91   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet2201,525valve067
332671   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac2194,705engine064
341912   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet2069,880crash061
353517   Doug Heveron Protecta Liner   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1824,510running058
363381   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1751,450valve055
373636   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1741,435steering052
382964   Pancho Carter K-Care   (Elmo Langley)Ford1574,195clutch049
39134   Rick Wilson Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1491,405valve046
402598   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1404,155clutch043
413452   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac824,145crash040
422826   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick331,390engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43James Hylton48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt15959
  Bill Elliott60612
  Harry Gant62676
  Morgan Shepherd68703
  Harry Gant71799
  Tim Richmond80856
  Morgan Shepherd86861
  Harry Gant8710519
  Dale Earnhardt10618984
  Darrell Waltrip1901901
  Dale Earnhardt19121121
  Morgan Shepherd21225342
  Tim Richmond25426411
  Richard Petty2652662
  Dale Earnhardt2672704
  Darrell Waltrip2712755
  Morgan Shepherd27631944
  Tim Richmond3203212
  Morgan Shepherd3223287

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 655    
2   Terry Labonte 643   -12  
3   Dale Earnhardt 628   -27  
4   Geoffrey Bodine 574   -81  
5   Rusty Wallace 550   -105  
6   Bill Elliott 535   -120  
7   Kyle Petty 509   -146  
8   Lake Speed 482   -173  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 476   -179  
10   Tim Richmond 471   -184  
11   Richard Petty 463   -192  
12   Harry Gant 454   -201  
13   Tommy Ellis 447   -208  
14   Morgan Shepherd 437   -218  
15   Buddy Arrington 430   -225  
16   Ron Bouchard 426   -229  
17   Neil Bonnett 422   -233  
18   Bobby Allison 401   -254  
19   Ricky Rudd 367   -288  
20   Ken Schrader 355   -300