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1985 Coca-Cola 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 28
Sunday, March 17, 1985 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:33:32
Average Speed: 140.273 mph
Pole Speed: 170.278 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.64 sec
Attendance: 67,800
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
214005   Slick Johnson Newsom Motors   (Ron Spohn)Ford2922,050engine0100
141607   Randy LaJoie Snellman Construction   (Kaj Snellman)Chevrolet3192,925running0121
38411   Dick Brooks Petty EnterprisesFord672,060rear end049
162111   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet31713,350engine0115
3 112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32823,700running47170
363314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile931,365handling055
4 515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford32715,825running30165
333117   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1383,695engine064
27102   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1965,510engine082
29 721   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1831,535clutch076
51422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick32715,000running2160
30 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1774,050engine278
22 428   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford2731,950engine111102
9 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32612,125running0138
24 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet25810,250engine196
353536   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1121,385lug stud058
26304   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet2041,625engine085
322942   Tom Sneva Curb Racing   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1381,455engine067
132343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3199,625running0124
62344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet32716,225running2155
71147   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3279,930running2151
313448   Lennie Pond Days Inn   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1443,755crash070
192649   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3142,275running0106
2125   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32829,800running2175
101951   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet3259,070running0134
282752   Jimmy Means Ashley Motor Company   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1854,270engine079
81755   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3275,225running0142
15376   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3183,780running0118
203964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3065,835running0103
411866   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet391,295engine040
183267   Buddy Arrington West Penn Auto Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3155,855running0109
11157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3227,300running0130
233870   J.D. McDuffie Restore   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet2625,025rear end094
372071   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet723,600engine052
40 975   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac472,795engine043
12228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3193,325running0127
341384   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet1151,405suspension061
392588   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile571,310transmission046
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32859,800running129185
173690   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3176,090running0112
252895   Sterling Marlin Auto Shack   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet2271,760running088

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim Southard50U.S. RacingJim SouthardBuick
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakChevrolet
Bob Park19Park RacingBob ParkPontiac
Jim Hall
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Rick Newsom20Tucker ConstructionRick NewsomBuick
Davey Allison77Marvin RaganChevrolet
Bill Scott

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett14747
  Bill Elliott486013
  Geoffrey Bodine61611
  Cale Yarborough62632
  Harry Gant64641
  Bobby Allison65662
  Ron Bouchard67682
  Terry Labonte69702
  Ricky Rudd7110030
  Bill Elliott10112020
  Cale Yarborough1211255
  Bill Elliott12616338
  Geoffrey Bodine1641641
  Bill Elliott1651673
  Cale Yarborough1681692
  Tim Richmond1701712
  Cale Yarborough172273102
  Bill Elliott27432855

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Geoffrey Bodine 618    
2   Neil Bonnett 588   -30  
3   Terry Labonte 573   -45  
4   Darrell Waltrip 569   -49  
5   Bill Elliott 543   -75  
6   Dale Earnhardt 524   -94  
7   Harry Gant 521   -97  
8   Lake Speed 512   -106  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 486   -132  
10   Kyle Petty 483   -135  
11   Ricky Rudd 475   -143  
12   Rusty Wallace 444   -174  
13   Ron Bouchard 424   -194  
14   Bobby Allison 424   -194  
15   Lennie Pond 421   -197  
16   Richard Petty 417   -201  
17   Greg Sacks 413   -205  
18   Tim Richmond 409   -209  
19   Ken Schrader 406   -212  
20   Jimmy Means 373   -245