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1985 Valleydale 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 28
Saturday, April 6, 1985 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:42
Average Speed: 81.79 mph
Pole Speed: 112.778 mph
Cautions: 14 for 90 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.14 sec
Attendance: 36,500
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
20 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3629,950running22108
13 222   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick4777,700running54129
19 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3646,640running0106
3 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet49816,625running0165
7 575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4955,310running0146
2 615   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford50018,050running163175
17 747   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4403,360running0112
11 89   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4858,750running0130
23 911   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1788,380engine094
18105   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4087,980running1114
6117   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4956,030running14155
1123   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50031,525running214185
301327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac362,410crash073
29144   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet381,780crash076
81543   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac4957,450running0142
101690   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4895,750running0134
5172   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4978,230running28160
41888   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4984,470running2165
281917   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet402,480engine079
242071   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1743,420engine091
9218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet4952,050running1143
15226   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4654,010running0118
142364   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4773,870running0121
222495   Sterling Marlin Auto Shack   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet2201,020crash1102
122552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4834,680running0127
252667   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1572,690oil pressure088
262768   Mike Potter Walker Enterprises   (Jimmy Walker)Ford61870engine085
212841   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet3141,060engine0100
272970   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac582,520crash082
163049   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4573,510running0115

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Harry Gant12222
  Bobby Allison237654
  Kyle Petty779014
  Dale Earnhardt9113141
  Geoffrey Bodine1321321
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1331331
  Dale Earnhardt1341374
  Rusty Wallace13814710
  Dale Earnhardt14818033
  Buddy Baker1811811
  Sterling Marlin1821821
  Dale Earnhardt18320321
  Buddy Baker2042041
  Rusty Wallace20522218
  Dale Earnhardt22329674
  Ricky Rudd29733842
  Dale Earnhardt33936123
  Ricky Rudd362482121
  Dale Earnhardt48350018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 738    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 732   -6  
3   Dale Earnhardt 709   -29  
4   Neil Bonnett 694   -44  
5   Bill Elliott 673   -65  
6   Darrell Waltrip 663   -75  
7   Lake Speed 658   -80  
8   Ricky Rudd 650   -88  
9   Kyle Petty 638   -100  
10   Harry Gant 629   -109  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 629   -109  
12   Rusty Wallace 604   -134  
13   Richard Petty 559   -179  
14   Bobby Allison 553   -185  
15   Ken Schrader 540   -198  
16   Ron Bouchard 536   -202  
17   Buddy Baker 535   -203  
18   Jimmy Means 500   -238  
19   Clark Dwyer 494   -244  
20   Tim Richmond 482   -256