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1986 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 29
Saturday, August 23, 1986 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:03:55
Average Speed: 86.934 mph
Pole Speed: 114.665 mph
Cautions: 6 for 56 laps
Margin of Victory: 8.55 sec
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
8 322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4968,350running70147
162567   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4774,370running0115
182317   Eddie Bierschwale K-Care   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile4444,050running0109
3 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49917,025running124170
11 812   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4919,000running0130
4 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49912,800running71165
19 99   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4259,150running0106
122018   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet4883,450running0127
251381   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford2151,070rear end088
51133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49912,950running0155
9198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4955,610running0138
292898   Dale Jarrett Busch   (Mike Curb)Pontiac69990vibration076
101735   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Bill Terry)Ford4943,550running2139
2 744   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet50021,350running13175
151671   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4844,780running1123
242970   J.D. McDuffie Winkle   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2283,280rear end091
272652   Jimmy Means Hickory Log Barbecue   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac703,210axle082
30157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford96,670engine073
71443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4976,380running0146
6 225   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4987,680running21155
23 415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2507,910crash094
171826   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4764,210running0112
282790   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford694,680crash079
22 675   Morgan Shepherd Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3154,110brakes19102
212499   Brad Teague Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet3181,160brakes0100
20306   D.K. Ulrich Finky's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4094,095running0103
141227   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4847,300running0121
11011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50041,725running179185
132223   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4871,700running0124
26214   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1111,050crash085

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ronnie Thomas
Jonathan Lee Edwards
Connie Saylor
Tommie Crozier

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond12121
  Morgan Shepherd224019
  Geoffrey Bodine417232
  Dave Marcis73731
  Geoffrey Bodine7410027
  Dale Earnhardt10111313
  Alan Kulwicki1141141
  Dale Earnhardt11514834
  Alan Kulwicki1491491
  Dale Earnhardt15017324
  Bobby Allison17424370
  Darrell Waltrip24427835
  Geoffrey Bodine27934365
  Terry Labonte34435613
  Darrell Waltrip357500144

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3075    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2954   -121  
3   Tim Richmond 2910   -165  
4   Bobby Allison 2692   -383  
5   Bill Elliott 2638   -437  
6   Ricky Rudd 2633   -442  
7   Rusty Wallace 2569   -506  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 2507   -568  
9   Terry Labonte 2432   -643  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2405   -670  
11   Harry Gant 2396   -679  
12   Kyle Petty 2350   -725  
13   Richard Petty 2219   -856  
14   Ken Schrader 2115   -960  
15   Joe Ruttman 2112   -963  
16   Neil Bonnett 2021   -1054  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1944   -1131  
18   Michael Waltrip 1884   -1191  
19   Dave Marcis 1846   -1229  
20   Buddy Arrington 1798   -1277