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1983 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 30
Sunday, May 1, 1983 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:55
Average Speed: 153.936 mph
Pole Speed: 202.65 mph
Cautions: 7 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 110,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18846,650running52185
21255   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick18824,575running1175
3101   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet18818,975running13170
42133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick18822,425running2165
5 69   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford18815,905running2160
6 744   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet18816,295running0150
74152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick18812,275running2151
8 43   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18710,665running0142
93271   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18713,875running2143
101922   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick18614,475running0134
11 298   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1849,130engine10135
123677   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Buick1849,950running0127
133164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1827,520running0124
142090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1817,160running0121
15 575   Neil Bonnett Team America   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet1816,975running0118
162824   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler1784,085running0115
17272   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick17511,485engine0112
183089   Dean Roper Mueller Sales & Service   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1703,685running0109
192448   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1695,835engine0106
202347   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1486,280engine10108
21 388   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac13213,460engine40105
223873   Steve Moore C & H Enterprises   (Steve Moore)Pontiac1243,285ignition097
234067   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1214,900engine094
241715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford12010,035brakes196
251121   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford943,935engine088
263776   Lowell Cowell Larry's Nightclub   (Mike Potter)Oldsmobile933,335engine085
27 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac723,335crash1087
28 966   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Pontiac712,635crash079
29 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet715,885crash4381
30187   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac714,290crash073
311616   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet712,485crash070
322984   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Buick712,435crash067
331411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet7012,285crash064
341314   A.J. Foyt Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet701,935crash061
354241   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac692,235cam058
36256   Mark Martin Jim Magill   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet653,920engine055
373462   Rick Wilson Wilson Racing   (Rick Wilson)Buick552,135cylinder head052
383999   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick502,085brakes049
392610   Clark Dwyer Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet302,035oil pan046
40334   Connie Saylor Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile221,985engine043
412217   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet202,985engine040
423596   Rick Baldwin White Crown Engineering   (Will Cronkrite)Buick71,985engine037

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Ruttman111
  Cale Yarborough23635
  Tim Richmond37415
  Cale Yarborough42476
  Harry Gant48481
  Tim Richmond49524
  Geoffrey Bodine536210
  Tim Richmond63631
  Dale Earnhardt64641
  Cale Yarborough65662
  Dave Marcis67682
  Ron Bouchard697810
  Joe Ruttman79824
  Bill Elliott83842
  Lake Speed85862
  Geoffrey Bodine87948
  Richard Petty95984
  Geoffrey Bodine991057
  Jimmy Means1061072
  Joe Ruttman1081125
  Geoffrey Bodine11312715
  Lake Speed12813811
  Richard Petty1391424
  Harry Gant1431431
  Richard Petty14416320
  Benny Parsons1641641
  Richard Petty16518824

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Harry Gant 1187    
2   Bobby Allison 1171   -16  
3   Neil Bonnett 1133   -54  
4   Joe Ruttman 1116   -71  
5   Bill Elliott 1093   -94  
6   Richard Petty 1065   -122  
7   Dick Brooks 1058   -129  
8   Ricky Rudd 1013   -174  
9   Terry Labonte 985   -202  
10   Lake Speed 969   -218  
11   Jimmy Means 957   -230  
12   Darrell Waltrip 953   -234  
13   Ron Bouchard 935   -252  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 905   -282  
15   Buddy Arrington 879   -308  
16   Dave Marcis 841   -346  
17   Mark Martin 838   -349  
18   Tommy Gale 791   -396  
19   Tim Richmond 788   -399  
20   Dale Earnhardt 762   -425