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1983 Busch Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 30
Saturday, July 16, 1983 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:55:12
Average Speed: 85.726 mph
Pole Speed: 103.02 mph
Cautions: 4 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 15.55 sec
Attendance: 22,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
41122   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick4199,400running24165
81033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick4168,200running0142
10 82   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick4148,010running0134
18266   Al Elmore World Cup   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3932,025running0109
212819   Steve Gray Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Buick376825running0100
252718   Don Satterfield Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick227725engine088
27 147   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1482,415engine082
302502   D.K. Ulrich Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Buick31,200piston073
2 211   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet42016,425running129175
5 63   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4174,770running0155
6 475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4176,800running50155
9 771   Dave Marcis W.H. Bolin   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4167,600running5143
111544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4123,190running0130
122152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4123,020running0127
132348   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4113,360running0124
261786   Darryl Sage Sage Racing   (Lee Sage)Chevrolet209720engine085
243067   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler2691,250engine091
1 315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford42023,125running212185
7 99   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4163,850running0146
142090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4112,800running0121
282964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford771,210engine079
291996   Jimmy Walker Cronkrite Racing   (Will Cronkrite)Ford50705overheating076
31327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4198,030running0165
151817   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4093,315running0118
161488   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4063,950running0115
172470   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3992,250running0112
191643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3925,575running0106
20127   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3891,950running0103
22 598   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac3481,300running097
232241   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac344775running094

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18383  
84896   #64 blown engine 
9011425  
1151195   #88 accident turns 1/2 
12016950  
1701778   #7 accident turn 1 
17827396  
2742796   #88 spun turn 4 
280420141  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.0%             Average green flag run: 79.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip16666
  Neil Bonnett678519
  Dave Marcis86861
  Neil Bonnett8711630
  Dave Marcis1171204
  Bobby Allison12114424
  Darrell Waltrip14517228
  Dale Earnhardt1731819
  Darrell Waltrip18221635
  Dale Earnhardt21727559
  Neil Bonnett2762761
  Dale Earnhardt277420144

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2629    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2427   -202  
3   Bill Elliott 2380   -249  
4   Harry Gant 2363   -266  
5   Richard Petty 2300   -329  
6   Neil Bonnett 2260   -369  
7   Terry Labonte 2089   -540  
8   Joe Ruttman 2070   -559  
9   Dale Earnhardt 2051   -578  
10   Ricky Rudd 2042   -587  
11   Dick Brooks 1970   -659  
12   Dave Marcis 1901   -728  
13   Jimmy Means 1875   -754  
14   Tim Richmond 1826   -803  
15   Kyle Petty 1811   -818  
16   Buddy Arrington 1794   -835  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 1771   -858  
18   Sterling Marlin 1737   -892  
19   Ron Bouchard 1712   -917  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1513   -1116