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1985 Pepsi Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 28
Thursday, July 4, 1985 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:12
Average Speed: 158.73 mph
Pole Speed: 201.523 mph
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 23.5 sec
Attendance: 59,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
223729   Grant Adcox Herb AdcoxChevrolet1482,750running097
133484   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet1594,300running0124
182722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick1569,800running0109
161667   Buddy Arrington Jim Peacock Leasing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1587,155running0115
63288   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile16012,475running0150
31356   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet504,080valve070
14 55   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15912,250running0121
121112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet15911,100running7132
41347   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick16016,730running0160
263949   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet844,550ignition085
383823   Eldon Dotson Bahre / Stoner   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet101,675valve049
253164   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford865,020engine088
9183   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15913,400running0138
2 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford16041,900running103180
171718   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1573,500running0112
30 614   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile541,875axle178
241533   Harry Gant Skoal   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet11210,975engine091
15258   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1596,515running0118
8 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet15916,550running2147
233071   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1325,380running094
332395   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet391,775clutch064
204170   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1506,425running0103
322652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet434,035engine067
112055   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1595,250running5135
271466   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet652,175driveshaft082
101221   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1596,150running0134
5107   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford16015,570running2160
29 843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac649,475crash076
193617   Lennie Pond Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1556,610running2111
282927   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac644,440crash184
7 315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford16014,500running0146
35 74   Joe Ruttman Folger's   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet281,725flywheel058
1 910   Greg Sacks Gardner R&D   (DiGard)Chevrolet16045,350running33180
402299   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet61,600crash043
212190   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1486,915engine0100
393300   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet61,625crash046
342875   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac343,250engine061
41242   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac24,100engine040
31911   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet16026,100running0165
374074   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet131,675piston052
36 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford242,500transmission460

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dick Skillen
Joey Sonntag
Steve Moore
Randy Baker
Jerry Holden
Ronnie Thomas
Delma Cowart0H.L. WatersChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11212
  Cale Yarborough13153
  Bill Elliott16238
  Cale Yarborough24241
  Lennie Pond25262
  Bill Elliott274418
  Greg Sacks45462
  A.J. Foyt47471
  Terry Labonte48492
  Tim Richmond50501
  Bill Elliott516515
  Kyle Petty66661
  Neil Bonnett67737
  Bill Elliott74785
  Benny Parsons79835
  Kyle Petty84841
  Bill Elliott859915
  Greg Sacks10012122
  Bill Elliott12215130
  Greg Sacks1521609

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2306    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2205   -101  
3   Terry Labonte 2138   -168  
4   Geoffrey Bodine 2121   -185  
5   Ricky Rudd 2110   -196  
6   Neil Bonnett 2060   -246  
7   Kyle Petty 2051   -255  
8   Bobby Allison 2048   -258  
9   Harry Gant 2024   -282  
10   Lake Speed 1853   -453  
11   Tim Richmond 1816   -490  
12   Dale Earnhardt 1795   -511  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1757   -549  
14   Rusty Wallace 1633   -673  
15   Ken Schrader 1604   -702  
16   Dave Marcis 1587   -719  
17   Buddy Baker 1584   -722  
18   Richard Petty 1556   -750  
19   Ron Bouchard 1539   -767  
20   Clark Dwyer 1461   -845