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1988 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 29
Sunday, February 14, 1988 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:38:08
Average Speed: 137.531 mph
Pole Speed: 193.823 mph
Cautions: 7 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 140,000
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 312   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick200202,940running70185
2 228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford200113,760running2175
91888   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile20036,490running0138
362573   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Special   (Phil Barkdoll)Ford10310,340crash055
282323   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile18112,080running079
354115   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford10417,870crash058
14155   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20027,305running0121
41475   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac20067,290running9165
192895   Trevor Boys Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet19915,085running0106
272268   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford18315,235running082
10 63   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20052,540running2139
12319   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20031,015running0127
331714   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile10511,455crash064
292033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet17515,575crash181
13 98   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick20028,320running0124
16361   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick20018,845running0115
302686   Rick Jeffrey Slenderizers   (Doreen Jeffrey)Chevrolet17411,420running073
263992   Ralph Jones War Eagle Construction   (Lucky Compton)Ford19010,595running085
32167   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford14814,410running067
5 811   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20062,415running2160
202971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet19818,175running0103
81244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile20043,765running13147
41386   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford197,910overheating040
253752   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet19114,250running088
233522   Steve Moore Danny Belyeu   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet19513,810running094
314290   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford15613,390engine070
31955   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile20081,625running9170
182121   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford19923,505running0109
343443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac10411,475crash061
244098   Ed Pimm Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick19111,605running091
172726   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick20020,125running0112
40 750   Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Racing   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac2212,110engine043
393099   Connie Saylor Eagle Engines   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet329,645crash0 
6 125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20072,215running14155
421197   Morgan Shepherd AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick1111,410engine037
371083   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile6512,860engine557
213331   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile19813,570running0100
7 527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20059,990running4151
11 417   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20073,840running69135
222489   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac19714,065running097
15134   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile20023,165running0118
383229   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile468,780crash049

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Mickey Gibbs01Gibbs Knuckle RacingDon GibbsFord
Ernie Irvan2KrogerD.K. Ulrich
Joe Booher02Duragloss Car CarePontiac
Dave Pletcher03Wild Turkey MusicJ.C. WeaverFord
Larry Moyer07Stark MotorsportsJohn StarkPontiac
Ken Bouchard10Whitcomb RacingBob WhitcombFord
Sarel van der Merwe18Exxon SuperfloRick HendrickChevrolet
Bobby Coyle24Wet-ZZ'sChevrolet
Michael Waltrip30Country Time LemonadeChuck RiderPontiac
Donnie Allison34Allen's Associated GlassKen AllenBuick
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Tony Spanos48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonBuick
Mike Porter49Chevrolet
Ronnie Sanders54Phoenix ConstructionHenley GrayChevrolet
Joey Sonntag56Sonntag TruckingChevrolet
Bobby Wawak57Superior PipingBobby WawakChevrolet
Mark Gibson59Precision RebuildersPontiac
Jocko Maggiacomo63Linro RacingJim RosenblumChevrolet
Mike Potter64Eagle EnginesMike PotterChevrolet
Buddy Arrington67Pannill SweatshirtsBuddy ArringtonFord
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
John Linville74Wawak RacingBobby WawakChevrolet
Ken Ragan77Jasper Engines & TransmissionsMarvin RaganFord
Jimmy Horton80Miles ConcreteGeorge SmithFord
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Bobby Gerhart85J. Omar LandisBobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22243   #6 oil on track 
254117  
42454   #99 accident turn 4 
46483  
49513   #29 accident turn 4 
5210655  
10712721   #7,14,15,23,43,73 accident tri-oval 
1281303  
1311333   #68 spun backstretch 
13417744  
1781825   #33 accident turn 2 
1831875  
1881903   debris turn 4 
19120010  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.0%             Average green flag run: 19.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison111
  Darrell Waltrip2109
  Rusty Wallace11111
  Bobby Allison12176
  Darrell Waltrip18214
  Rusty Wallace22243
  Lake Speed25295
  Sterling Marlin304213
  Darrell Waltrip43497
  Bobby Allison508536
  Darrell Waltrip8610722
  Terry Labonte1081092
  Ken Schrader11012314
  Phil Parsons1241274
  Harry Gant1281281
  Neil Bonnett1291379
  Bobby Allison1381403
  Dale Earnhardt1411422
  Darrell Waltrip14315412
  Bobby Allison1551573
  Darrell Waltrip1581581
  Bobby Allison1591613
  Davey Allison1621632
  Darrell Waltrip16417714
  Phil Parsons1781825
  Bobby Allison18320018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 185    
2   Davey Allison 175   -10  
3   Phil Parsons 170   -15  
4   Neil Bonnett 165   -20  
5   Terry Labonte 160   -25  
6   Ken Schrader 155   -30  
7   Rusty Wallace 151   -34  
8   Sterling Marlin 147   -38  
9   Dale Earnhardt 139   -46  
10   Buddy Baker 138   -47  
11   Darrell Waltrip 135   -50  
12   Bill Elliott 127   -58  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 124   -61  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 121   -64  
15   Rick Wilson 118   -67  
16   Dale Jarrett 115   -70  
17   Ricky Rudd 112   -73  
18   Kyle Petty 109   -76  
19   Trevor Boys 106   -79  
20   Dave Marcis 103   -82