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1988 Valleydale Meats 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 29
Sunday, April 10, 1988 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:23
Average Speed: 83.115 mph
Pole Speed: 117.552 mph
Cautions: 12 for 70 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 38,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
52112   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick49812,625running0155
291928   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford919,430engine076
313188   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile773,450engine070
171115   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford4309,120running0112
3 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50017,425running74170
112975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4908,250running0130
212310   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford3612,360running0100
242468   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford2983,790overheating091
14 43   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet46112,050running95126
1139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50045,750running116180
181233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4216,830quit121119
15328   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4485,200running24123
26282   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet2842,345crash085
282529   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1291,360oil pump079
19 27   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3834,940running0106
16 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4377,560running0115
91871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4936,250running48143
81544   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4956,700running0142
2 56   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford50021,250running0170
323052   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac263,400crash067
132790   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4835,200running0124
22 755   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3603,920crash097
71421   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4959,300running0146
61743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4979,800running0150
201026   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3784,800crash1108
10 625   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4939,600running0134
302683   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile811,300engine073
272031   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile2651,390crash082
41627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49914,370running0160
23 817   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3277,230running094
122230   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4865,550running0127
25 14   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2914,775running2193

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Potter
Rodney Combs97AC Spark PlugsTom WinkleBuick
Brad Noffsinger98SunocoMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13030  
31377   #52,4,10 accident turn 2 
386225  
637311   #17 accident turn 3 
7411037  
1111166   #4 accident turn 2 
1171171  
1181258   #29,15,71,27 accident turn 1 
12618257  
1831864   #7 accident turn 4 
18725670  
2572615   debris frontstretch 
26227211  
2732786   #31 accident frontstretch 
2792824  
2832853   #30 spun turn 2 
2862905  
2912955   #2,10 accident frontstretch 
29637883  
3793835   #26 accident turn 4 
38441835  
4194246   #33,71 accident turn 3 
42549268  
4934964   #9 spun turn 3 
4975004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 33.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Wilson12121
  Dale Earnhardt226342
  Dave Marcis6411148
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.11213524
  Dale Earnhardt13618348
  Ricky Rudd1841841
  Dale Earnhardt1851895
  Geoffrey Bodine19025768
  Harry Gant258378121
  Bill Elliott379491113
  Geoffrey Bodine4924976
  Bill Elliott4985003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 884    
2   Sterling Marlin 877   -7  
3   Neil Bonnett 868   -16  
4   Bill Elliott 860   -24  
5   Rusty Wallace 846   -38  
6   Bobby Allison 840   -44  
7   Terry Labonte 752   -132  
8   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 751   -133  
9   Darrell Waltrip 751   -133  
10   Ken Schrader 749   -135  
11   Buddy Baker 746   -138  
12   Geoffrey Bodine 744   -140  
13   Lake Speed 694   -190  
14   Davey Allison 678   -206  
15   Kyle Petty 673   -211  
16   Ricky Rudd 666   -218  
17   Alan Kulwicki 654   -230  
18   Phil Parsons 652   -232  
19   Mark Martin 650   -234  
20   Michael Waltrip 645   -239