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1989 Heinz Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 29
Sunday, September 3, 1989 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:03
Average Speed: 135.462 mph
Pole Speed: 160.156 mph
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.5 sec
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
32 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1848,005engine1772
5 225   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36720,390running5160
2 36   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford36737,550running0170
7 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36718,430running4151
4 527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac36724,330running94165
6 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile36717,000running83155
12 75   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36512,120running0127
3 826   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick36726,865running0165
22 917   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet35912,890running3102
1103   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36771,150running153185
161115   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3638,300running0115
251210   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac3204,105running088
11134   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3659,385running0130
171484   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3638,690running0112
131530   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3648,960running0124
101694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile36512,430running1139
291716   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick2253,490engine076
8188   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick36711,195running0142
151921   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3639,140running1123
24202   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3254,175running091
232183   Rodney Combs Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3516,895running0 
382248   Greg Sacks Dinner Bell Foods   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac212,215crash049
142342   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac3644,840running0121
92475   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac36616,287running0138
182528   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford36212,595running0109
202629   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac3617,810running0103
372788   Jimmy Spencer Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac804,870crash052
332811   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford1679,500engine064
192957   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3626,095running0106
283071   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2865,605crash684
213155   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3606,645running0100
303262   Joe Ruttman Baja Boats   (Douglas Smith)Oldsmobile2242,810water pump073
353343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac912,995engine058
263452   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3093,090engine085
273536   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac2953,000running082
363670   J.D. McDuffie Son's Auto Supply / Rumple   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac902,350engine055
313724   John McFadden Alliance Training Centers   (John McFadden)Chevrolet2132,615vibration070
343881   Mike Potter Hiner Ford   (O.C. Welch)Ford1372,455header061
393949   James Hylton Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Buick132,100engine046

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11919  
20267  
278155  
82854  
86226141  
2272337  
23430067  
3013066  
30736761  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.5%             Average green flag run: 68.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Kulwicki11717
  Rusty Wallace18203
  Dave Marcis21266
  Rusty Wallace275327
  Dale Earnhardt546815
  Rusty Wallace69768
  Harry Gant77826
  Neil Bonnett83831
  Rusty Wallace84863
  Dale Earnhardt8712438
  Harry Gant12514622
  Ken Schrader1471493
  Sterling Marlin1501501
  Darrell Waltrip1511533
  Dale Earnhardt15416613
  Harry Gant16720034
  Bill Elliott2012044
  Ken Schrader2052051
  Dale Earnhardt2062072
  Harry Gant20822821
  Rusty Wallace22926739
  Dale Earnhardt26828114
  Rusty Wallace28229110
  Ken Schrader2922921
  Dale Earnhardt2933008
  Rusty Wallace3013044
  Dale Earnhardt30536763

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3037    
2   Rusty Wallace 2964   -73  
3   Mark Martin 2904   -133  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2813   -224  
5   Bill Elliott 2682   -355  
6   Davey Allison 2662   -375  
7   Ken Schrader 2633   -404  
8   Ricky Rudd 2622   -415  
9   Harry Gant 2566   -471  
10   Geoffrey Bodine 2561   -476  
11   Terry Labonte 2552   -485  
12   Sterling Marlin 2534   -503  
13   Morgan Shepherd 2514   -523  
14   Neil Bonnett 2415   -622  
15   Rick Wilson 2410   -627  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2340   -697  
17   Phil Parsons 2271   -766  
18   Dick Trickle 2234   -803  
19   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2162   -875  
20   Brett Bodine 2162   -875