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1989 Valleydale Meats 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 29
Sunday, April 9, 1989 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:30:18
Average Speed: 76.034 mph
Pole Speed: 120.278 mph
Cautions: 20 for 98 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.26 sec
Attendance: 43,000
Lead changes: 34

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
52784   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick50012,950running0155
81826   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick5007,325running0142
183216   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick4802,430oil line0109
27228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2154,160crash687
21317   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50028,900running0170
3 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50021,950running43170
141566   Rick Mast Mach 1 Racing   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4965,800running5126
16 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49221,280running74120
31 951   Butch Miller Phoenix Construction   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet801,950crash070
321725   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet357,650crash067
43128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford50017,802running28165
6 16   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford50013,975running37155
9169   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50013,150running34143
122921   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4996,075running8132
20 37   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford4586,075running3108
241911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford4007,825running091
302415   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1673,450crash073
101133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile50010,350running22139
151494   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4936,930running8123
191223   Eddie Bierschwale Americraft   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile4792,390running0106
21 44   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile4424,710running2105
23 655   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4204,395crash094
253083   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3974,405running088
1 827   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50048,750running51180
72188   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac5009,300running119156
11 730   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4996,500running0130
132331   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Pontiac4986,300running0124
172867   Brad Teague You Can Rent   (Buddy Arrington)Pontiac4882,480running0112
222029   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac4404,520running097
261075   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac2348,745crash490
282657   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac1671,970crash079
29252   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1672,535crash5681

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ben Hess40Hess RacingBen HessOldsmobile
Richard Petty43STPPetty EnterprisesPontiac
Jimmy Means52Alka-SeltzerJimmy MeansPontiac
Steve Seligman65Ford
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffiePontiac
Dave Marcis71Lifebuoy SoapDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13636  
37437   #25 accident turn 4 
445815  
59657   #15,16,23,51 accident turn 2 
668217  
83842   #51 accident turn 3 
859410  
95973   debris backstretch 
9812528  
1261283   #16 spun turn 4 
12915022  
1511577   #33 spun frontstretch 
1581614  
1621654   debris 
1661683  
16918113   #2,15,27,57 accident frontstretch 
18221635  
21722711   #8 accident turns 3/4 
22823811  
2392457   #11,75 accident frontstretch 
24625611  
2572582   #30 spun turn 2 
2592646  
2652684   #55,94 spun turns 1/2 
26928416  
2852873   #23 spun turn 4 
28831225  
3133153   #29 spun frontstretch 
31636449  
3653684   #55 accident turn 3 
3693768  
3773782   #84 spun turn 3 
37942345  
4244307   #55 accident backstretch 
43145626  
4574582   #33 spun backstretch 
45947517  
4764772   #88 spun turn 4 
4784803  
4814855   #30 spun turn 2 
48650015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.6%             Average green flag run: 19.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin13737
  Ernie Irvan388245
  Geoffrey Bodine83886
  Alan Kulwicki89913
  Neil Bonnett92943
  Harry Gant95951
  Bill Elliott9610712
  Greg Sacks10812417
  Ernie Irvan1251262
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1271326
  Harry Gant13314715
  Morgan Shepherd1481514
  Sterling Marlin1521521
  Rusty Wallace1531586
  Ernie Irvan1591679
  Rick Wilson1681692
  Geoffrey Bodine17020536
  Rick Mast2062105
  Dale Earnhardt2112177
  Rusty Wallace2182181
  Dale Earnhardt21928567
  Davey Allison28631328
  Bill Elliott31433522
  Neil Bonnett3363405
  Greg Sacks34136222
  Harry Gant3633653
  Geoffrey Bodine3663661
  Greg Sacks36741246
  Harry Gant4134142
  Sterling Marlin4154217
  Harry Gant4224221
  Greg Sacks4234242
  Rusty Wallace4254251
  Greg Sacks42645732
  Rusty Wallace45850043

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Geoffrey Bodine 900    
2   Rusty Wallace 881   -19  
3   Alan Kulwicki 875   -25  
4   Dale Earnhardt 869   -31  
5   Sterling Marlin 851   -49  
6   Darrell Waltrip 807   -93  
7   Davey Allison 786   -114  
8   Rick Wilson 756   -144  
9   Mark Martin 728   -172  
10   Michael Waltrip 727   -173  
11   Harry Gant 723   -177  
12   Bill Elliott 721   -179  
13   Ricky Rudd 703   -197  
14   Lake Speed 674   -226  
15   Dick Trickle 666   -234  
16   Larry Pearson 658   -242  
17   Ken Schrader 646   -254  
18   Rick Mast 645   -255  
19   Greg Sacks 627   -273  
20   Morgan Shepherd 603   -297