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1985 Champion Spark Plug 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 28
Sunday, August 11, 1985 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:38
Average Speed: 137.43 mph
Pole Speed: 165.479 mph
Cautions: 5 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 sec
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
131395   Mike Alexander Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1983,850running0124
361722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford851,225crash055
101567   Buddy Arrington Tom Prange Leasing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1999,425running0134
142888   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1987,005running0121
284004   Rick Baldwin Schlitz   (Rick Baldwin)Chrysler1421,550engine079
21346   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1934,670running0100
23 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19010,325flywheel199
11 612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19810,950running3135
243565   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (Joe Booher)Chevrolet1881,825running091
382947   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick793,725engine049
302149   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1353,705engine073
343764   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1024,000crash061
22123   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1919,525running097
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20057,600running90180
31133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet20023,100running3170
253625   Bobby Gerhart Frederick   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet1871,825running088
26168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1862,425running085
92044   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet19914,900running0138
122771   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1987,715running0127
293370   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1373,765engine076
153052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1977,135running0118
5 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1998,575running0155
62266   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1997,550running0150
391021   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford141,225piston046
4147   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford20013,780running10165
371843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac796,725engine052
173817   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1965,765running0 
40 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32,950engine043
31 415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1288,035oil line070
33 777   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick1117,830oil leak064
202490   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1945,805running0103
352300   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet1001,240clutch058
162575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac1966,225running0115
193241   Ronnie Thomas Central Radio   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet1942,450running0106
81910   Dick Trickle DiGard R&D   (DiGard)Pontiac1995,850running0142
7262   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac19911,395running0146
2 511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20029,050running92180
183123   Michael Waltrip Hedman Header   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet1942,650running0 
273974   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick1741,800engine082
32 928   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1181,370engine172

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott111
  Darrell Waltrip25150
  Bill Elliott52565
  Neil Bonnett57571
  Darrell Waltrip588326
  Geoffrey Bodine84841
  Darrell Waltrip859915
  Bill Elliott1001056
  Harry Gant1061083
  Neil Bonnett1091102
  Cale Yarborough1111111
  Kyle Petty11212110
  Bill Elliott12214928
  Darrell Waltrip1501501
  Bill Elliott15120050

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2836    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2693   -143  
3   Neil Bonnett 2550   -286  
4   Harry Gant 2505   -331  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 2484   -352  
6   Kyle Petty 2450   -386  
7   Ricky Rudd 2410   -426  
8   Terry Labonte 2407   -429  
9   Bobby Allison 2322   -514  
10   Lake Speed 2240   -596  
11   Tim Richmond 2061   -775  
12   Dale Earnhardt 2034   -802  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1967   -869  
14   Buddy Baker 1960   -876  
15   Rusty Wallace 1955   -881  
16   Ken Schrader 1955   -881  
17   Ron Bouchard 1896   -940  
18   Dave Marcis 1853   -983  
19   Richard Petty 1840   -996  
20   Phil Parsons 1767   -1069