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1988 Checker 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 29
Sunday, November 6, 1988 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:57
Average Speed: 90.457 mph
Pole Speed: 123.203 mph
Cautions: 6 for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: 18.5 sec
Attendance: 63,000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
374303   Bill Schmitt Schmitt Racing   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1571,795crash052
341904   Hershel McGriff U.S. Bank   (Hershel McGriff)Pontiac1772,475engine061
42361   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet641,725engine037
234110   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac3043,300running094
21711   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet31231,075running2175
271412   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2939,550running587
432215   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford131,725engine034
131617   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31010,550running0124
193719   Chad Little Coors Extra Gold   (George Jefferson)Ford3074,450running0106
22272   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3053,875running097
172521   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3099,500running0112
403123   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1331,750engine043
333924   Gary Collins Nex Shop / Coors Light   (Marion Collins)Oldsmobile2122,525engine064
142425   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3109,250running0121
26 426   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick29617,350engine18395
5 227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac31220,400running68160
32028   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford31224,275running0165
313229   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2152,600engine070
11133   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31115,100running0130
281130   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac2924,750running079
393431   Johnny Rutherford Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile1553,775crash046
12 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3117,850running0127
29104   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2212,690running076
353043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1684,435oil pan058
10 944   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile31110,150running11139
6 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31113,700running2155
242852   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3034,080running091
91855   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3119,050running0138
36 76   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford1593,805crash055
162368   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford3092,450running0115
204069   Trevor Boys Boys Racing   (Buddie Boys)Oldsmobile3062,875running0103
1217   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford31254,100running41180
183871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3085,575running0109
412673   Joe Ruttman Helen Rae Motorsports   (Phil Barkdoll)Ford651,725crash040
21 875   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3069,150running0100
302979   Roy Smith Western Peterbilt   (Warren Razore)Ford2181,975running073
7338   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick31111,400running0146
151283   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3104,850running0118
383588   Greg Sacks Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1573,775crash049
32 589   Jim Sauter Evinrude   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac2131,900engine067
4 69   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford31219,475running0160
81590   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3119,650running0142
254298   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick2992,175running088

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Butch Gilliland14W
Scott Gaylord20W
St. James Davis22W
Jack Sellers41W
John Krebs66W
Jim Danielson82W
Harry Jefferson95W

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14196   #15 oil on track 
20234  
24274   #52,68 spun turn 2 
284316  
445411   #24 accident frontstretch 
556410  
65717   #3,73 spun backstretch 
7214978  
1501578   #23 oil on track 
1581592  
16017617   #03,4,6,30,31,79,88 accident frontstretch 
177312136  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 37.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine122
  Rusty Wallace34442
  Neil Bonnett45451
  Alan Kulwicki46472
  Sterling Marlin485811
  Rusty Wallace597214
  Ricky Rudd7312351
  Mike Alexander1241285
  Alan Kulwicki12913911
  Rusty Wallace14015011
  Terry Labonte1511511
  Ricky Rudd15223786
  Alan Kulwicki23824912
  Terry Labonte2502501
  Ricky Rudd25129646
  Alan Kulwicki29731216

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 4358    
2   Rusty Wallace 4279   -79  
3   Dale Earnhardt 4130   -228  
4   Terry Labonte 3865   -493  
5   Ken Schrader 3703   -655  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3676   -682  
7   Darrell Waltrip 3604   -754  
8   Phil Parsons 3515   -843  
9   Sterling Marlin 3489   -869  
10   Davey Allison 3456   -902  
11   Ricky Rudd 3382   -976  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3308   -1050  
13   Kyle Petty 3199   -1159  
14   Alan Kulwicki 3083   -1275  
15   Mark Martin 3044   -1314  
16   Lake Speed 2927   -1431  
17   Neil Bonnett 2911   -1447  
18   Michael Waltrip 2803   -1555  
19   Brett Bodine 2751   -1607  
20   Dave Marcis 2743   -1615