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1983 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 30
Sunday, November 20, 1983 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:09
Average Speed: 95.859 mph
Pole Speed: 116.782 mph
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 24,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
82204   Hershel McGriff M. Bloome / Antioch Speedway   (Gary Smith)Buick1194,700running0142
9 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick11910,850running1143
111647   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1185,030running0130
152587   Randy Becker Becker Trucking   (Randy Becker)Buick1161,950running0118
183913   Doug Wheeler W & W Machine   (Matt Puskarich)Buick1152,755running0109
251838   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick1011,425running088
31 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick618,925engine070
33272   Morgan Shepherd My Car   (Jim Stacy)Buick428,675engine064
351393   Jim Bown Wholesale Truck Parts   (John Kieper)Buick371,025throttle058
361474   Roy Smith Edgett Excavating   (John Edgett)Buick362,025ignition055
382466   Ron Esau McDonald's   (Jack Lee)Buick32875ignition049
421912   Jimmy Insolo Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick1840quit037
2 555   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet11913,225running33175
31175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet11918,375running0165
6 111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11919,200running34160
7 344   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1196,110running0146
164052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1155,125running0115
193583   Sumner McKnight McKnight Racing   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet1142,415running0106
242348   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1013,135drive line091
294235   Pat Mintey AFR Signs   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet731,175engine076
37 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet321,900running157
403073   Bill Schmitt Mountain Dew   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet13840engine043
233767   Buddy Arrington Arrington Grocery   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1093,195wheel094
1109   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford11926,380running5180
4 915   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford11913,725running4165
201521   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1131,675running0103
263464   D.K. Ulrich Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1012,325differential085
342190   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford382,050engine061
122971   Dave Marcis Miller Brothers   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1189,650running0127
211778   Jim Robinson Hammer Security Systems   (Lois Williams)Oldsmobile1122,305running0100
323691   John Krebs Coca-Cola   (John Krebs)Oldsmobile601,100engine067
52627   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1198,930running31160
10 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1188,650running10139
13327   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1174,620running0124
142088   Donnie Allison Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1174,410running0121
174117   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac1154,465running0112
221251   Scott Miller MDB Systems   (Scott Miller)Pontiac1121,575running097
273141   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac961,275differential082
283303   Glenn Francis Francis Race Cars   (Trent Francis)Pontiac891,225shifter079
303870   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac662,150rocker arm073
392808   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac29850engine046
41 498   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac121,840engine040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bobby Hillin, Jr.6
Dan Noble37
Tony Settember58
Harry Goularte17
Steve Pfeifer8
St. James Davis02
Mark Perry1
Bob Kennedy94

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip13131
  Ricky Rudd32321
  Darrell Waltrip33342
  Bobby Allison35351
  Richard Petty364510
  Benny Parsons467429
  Tim Richmond758713
  Benny Parsons88881
  Dale Earnhardt89924
  Tim Richmond93931
  Darrell Waltrip94941
  Tim Richmond9511117
  Benny Parsons1121143
  Bill Elliott1151195

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 4667    
2   Darrell Waltrip 4620   -47  
3   Bill Elliott 4279   -388  
4   Richard Petty 4042   -625  
5   Terry Labonte 4004   -663  
6   Neil Bonnett 4002   -665  
7   Harry Gant 3790   -877  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3732   -935  
9   Ricky Rudd 3693   -974  
10   Tim Richmond 3597   -1070  
11   Dave Marcis 3361   -1306  
12   Joe Ruttman 3342   -1325  
13   Kyle Petty 3261   -1406  
14   Dick Brooks 3230   -1437  
15   Buddy Arrington 3158   -1509  
16   Ron Bouchard 3113   -1554  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 3019   -1648  
18   Jimmy Means 2983   -1684  
19   Sterling Marlin 2980   -1687  
20   Morgan Shepherd 2733   -1934