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1985 Delaware 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 28
Sunday, September 15, 1985 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:52
Average Speed: 120.538 mph
Pole Speed: 141.543 mph
Cautions: 6 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 3 sec
Attendance: 38,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
221200   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet3811,600transmission097
363601   Earle Canavan Canavan Racing   (Earle Canavan)Oldsmobile53875brakes055
21011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50029,750running10175
5 512   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49614,275running0155
3 715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford49931,450running55170
122317   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4836,055running0127
26 918   Tommy Ellis Freedlander   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet2681,400engine085
31212   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1374,365engine070
323520   Rick Newsom Selcam Enterprises   (Rick Newsom)Buick1371,100brakes067
41922   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford4969,975running45165
62227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4969,980running0150
7 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49612,600running0146
213032   Alan Kulwicki Hardee's   (Bill Terry)Ford4121,650ignition0100
1 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet50044,950running216185
33204   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1041,050engine064
91343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac49210,600running1143
24 244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet31311,550push rod091
8 647   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4948,595running0142
342649   Trevor Boys Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet852,500engine061
25 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3099,750engine088
132852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4815,865running0124
27246   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet2603,625engine082
383863   Chuck Walton Williams RacingChevrolet5875handling049
302964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1413,455engine073
112767   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4846,695running0130
15167   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4637,725transmission0118
283270   J.D. McDuffie Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford2033,565engine079
191571   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4354,455running0106
173774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick4581,850running0112
101775   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4918,225running0134
183476   Phil Good Good Racing   (Phil Good)Chrysler4381,800running0109
291177   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick1597,750crash076
23188   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3473,095ignition094
373385   Tommie Crozier Universal Steel   (Bill Leonard)Pontiac30875overheating052
351488   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile832,400crash058
20 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford43013,350running173108
162590   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4625,815running0115
393993   Maurice Randall MRE Racing   (Maurice Randall)Chrysler1850overheating046
143196   Jerry Bowman Milford Fertilizer   (Jerry Bowman)Ford4652,100running0121

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott19696
  Harry Gant9713337
  Bill Elliott13415926
  Richard Petty1601601
  Ricky Rudd16117818
  Bill Elliott17921941
  Bobby Allison2202201
  Bill Elliott22123010
  Ricky Rudd23125222
  Harry Gant2532575
  Ricky Rudd25827215
  Bobby Allison27331240
  Darrell Waltrip3133197
  Harry Gant32039980
  Darrell Waltrip4004023
  Bobby Allison4034064
  Harry Gant40750094

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3411    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3325   -86  
3   Neil Bonnett 3173   -238  
4   Harry Gant 3095   -316  
5   Ricky Rudd 3028   -383  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2981   -430  
7   Kyle Petty 2964   -447  
8   Terry Labonte 2905   -506  
9   Lake Speed 2758   -653  
10   Bobby Allison 2741   -670  
11   Dale Earnhardt 2646   -765  
12   Tim Richmond 2637   -774  
13   Ron Bouchard 2453   -958  
14   Richard Petty 2422   -989  
15   Ken Schrader 2415   -996  
16   Buddy Baker 2386   -1025  
17   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2381   -1030  
18   Rusty Wallace 2325   -1086  
19   Dave Marcis 2264   -1147  
20   Buddy Arrington 2159   -1252