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1983 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 30
Saturday, August 27, 1983 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps* on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:29:50
Average Speed: 89.43 mph
Pole Speed: 111.923 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
242502   Mike Potter Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac2531,300running091
1 211   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet41930,400running215185
2 615   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford41915,725running197175
152317   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac3943,475running0118
192718   Don Satterfield Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick368925running0106
8112   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick4108,200running0142
31322   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick41913,360running0165
281626   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet671,200rear end079
22 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac2712,000crash3102
14 43   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3963,110running0121
6 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick4188,875running1155
122841   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4021,350running0127
91443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4076,400running0138
5 544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4185,770running1155
292945   John McFadden McFadden Racing   (John McFadden)Buick44675brakes076
7 747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4184,450running2151
171848   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3892,705running0112
262152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1471,250rear end085
16246   Al Elmore Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3932,765running0115
232264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2541,325crash094
132067   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3993,320running0124
11197   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4053,590running0130
252670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1981,275running088
201271   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3537,000running0103
101575   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4056,660crash0139
4 988   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4187,370running0160
27109   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford1351,225clutch082
211790   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3142,325valve0100
18 198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac3803,620running0109
* Race shortened to 419 laps due to rain.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip17373
  Harry Gant74741
  Darrell Waltrip75206132
  Dale Earnhardt20722216
  Darrell Waltrip2232242
  Ron Bouchard2252262
  Tim Richmond2272293
  Terry Labonte2302301
  Dale Earnhardt23132898
  Darrell Waltrip3293291
  Dale Earnhardt33041283
  Darrell Waltrip4134197

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3178    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3137   -41  
3   Bill Elliott 2929   -249  
4   Harry Gant 2906   -272  
5   Richard Petty 2897   -281  
6   Neil Bonnett 2680   -498  
7   Dale Earnhardt 2630   -548  
8   Terry Labonte 2622   -556  
9   Joe Ruttman 2526   -652  
10   Ricky Rudd 2506   -672  
11   Tim Richmond 2443   -735  
12   Dick Brooks 2439   -739  
13   Dave Marcis 2353   -825  
14   Kyle Petty 2322   -856  
15   Ron Bouchard 2241   -937  
16   Geoffrey Bodine 2192   -986  
17   Buddy Arrington 2188   -990  
18   Sterling Marlin 2140   -1038  
19   Jimmy Means 2018   -1160  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1851   -1327