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1986 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 29
Sunday, August 31, 1986 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:45
Average Speed: 121.068 mph
Pole Speed: 158.489 mph
Cautions: 12 for 79 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 69,000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
21122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick36731,500running2175
42047   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick36711,125running4165
7 68   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick36711,010running0146
381826   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick324,325valve049
1 125   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36760,005running168185
51011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36721,055running0155
8 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36713,215running162147
9213   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36615,735running17143
112571   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3648,730running0130
18316   D.K. Ulrich Finky's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3507,140running0109
21 744   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3379,910running0100
24 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet26111,015valve496
252817   Eddie Bierschwale K-Care   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet2615,825running088
27 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet23510,940engine082
293892   Jonathan Lee Edwards Edwards Racing   (Jonathan Lee Edwards)Chevrolet2032,155rear end076
333054   Donnie Allison Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1311,840overheating064
37131   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet351,620battery052
394048   James Hylton Fleet Service   (James Hylton)Chevrolet294,260engine046
3149   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36725,625running8170
61515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford36715,735running0150
10 828   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford3666,435running0134
122335   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3605,390running0127
14247   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford35611,070running0121
203767   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3397,030running0103
263464   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2545,475engine085
323982   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford1321,895flagged067
352981   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford811,720crash058
363290   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford465,435engine055
19 588   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3403,315engine1111
221766   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3262,810engine097
28124   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2322,245overheating079
31 955   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1671,955transmission070
132275   Jim Sauter Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3568,295running0124
153652   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3548,165running0118
162723   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3545,605running0115
173536   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3523,610running1117
231627   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3169,710running094
302698   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1772,100engine073
343370   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture / Winkle   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac854,565tie rod061
401943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac63,470crash043

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond15858
  H.B. Bailey59591
  Neil Bonnett60634
  Tim Richmond649027
  Bobby Allison91911
  Morgan Shepherd92954
  Geoffrey Bodine9615358
  Buddy Baker1541541
  Geoffrey Bodine15516612
  Tim Richmond16721145
  Geoffrey Bodine21222211
  Tim Richmond22325432
  Dale Earnhardt25527117
  Bobby Allison2722721
  Geoffrey Bodine27335381
  Bill Elliott3543618
  Tim Richmond3623676

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3218    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3109   -109  
3   Tim Richmond 3095   -123  
4   Bobby Allison 2867   -351  
5   Bill Elliott 2808   -410  
6   Ricky Rudd 2783   -435  
7   Rusty Wallace 2663   -555  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 2654   -564  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2551   -667  
10   Terry Labonte 2532   -686  
11   Harry Gant 2478   -740  
12   Kyle Petty 2471   -747  
13   Richard Petty 2262   -956  
14   Ken Schrader 2170   -1048  
15   Joe Ruttman 2161   -1057  
16   Neil Bonnett 2117   -1101  
17   Morgan Shepherd 2109   -1109  
18   Michael Waltrip 1999   -1219  
19   Dave Marcis 1976   -1242  
20   Buddy Arrington 1901   -1317