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1982 Coca-Cola 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 30
Sunday, March 21, 1982 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps* on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:58
Average Speed: 124.824 mph
Pole Speed: 163.774 mph
Cautions: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 63,000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1982 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1982 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11411   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick28749,615running33180
2 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac28737,725running13175
28 115   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford21121,375engine15589
41828   Benny Parsons J.D. Stacy   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac28719,345running0160
31527   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick28716,250running20170
5 333   Harry Gant 7-Eleven / Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick28612,890running0155
172590   Jody Ridley J.D. Stacy   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2789,950running0112
73175   Gary Balough RahMoc EnterprisesBuick2869,635running0146
241050   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac2338,795engine091
8 844   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick2868,405running0142
362947   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick648,315engine055
221988   Bobby Allison Gatorade   (DiGard)Buick2427,895engine19102
6 798   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick2866,800running0150
122071   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Buick2846,665running2132
163352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick2806,375running0115
143267   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2826,155running0121
152737   Tom Sneva Simoniz   (Bob Rogers)Buick2825,835running0118
271621   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford2145,615engine4487
10245   Jim Sauter J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick2855,085running0134
93462   Rick Wilson Wilson Racing   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile2854,820running0138
25 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Pontiac2214,160engine088
262242   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2163,905engine085
112118   Donnie Allison Robinson Brothers   (Jack Ogden)Buick2843,750running0130
29132   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick2043,580engine076
132826   Brad Teague Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet2843,350running0124
32366   D.K. Ulrich Old Milwaukee Light   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1553,190engine067
331717   Lake Speed Yazoo Mowers   (Roger Hamby)Buick973,160engine064
372664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford613,050engine052
383570   J.D. McDuffie Macks Stores   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac503,010engine049
183773   Steve Moore Franklin City Music Park   (Willard Moore)Pontiac2712,450running0109
203936   Dick May Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac2602,430running0103
191202   Mark Martin Apache Stove   (Bud Reeder)Buick2642,355running0106
21 49   Bill Elliott Melling Tool   (Harry Melling)Ford2561,945running0100
23300   Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions   (H.L. Waters)Buick2361,845running094
30 61   Buddy Baker WPLO / UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1831,495valve178
31384   Connie Saylor Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile1721,435engine070
341113   Dick Brooks Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Ford871,375valve061
352372   Rusty Wallace Southland Fire Equipment   (John Childs)Buick711,355engine058
39 951   A.J. Foyt Valvoline / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile171,255rear end046
404096   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonJolly Rancher   (Will Cronkrite)Buick0 did not start00
* Race shortened to 287 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dick May40Baxter PriceD.K. UlrichBuick

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt12020
  Neil Bonnett213212
  Dale Earnhardt33397
  Neil Bonnett40412
  Dale Earnhardt425312
  Dave Marcis54552
  Neil Bonnett56572
  Dale Earnhardt587013
  Neil Bonnett71788
  Dale Earnhardt7910325
  Buddy Baker1041041
  Neil Bonnett1051073
  Dale Earnhardt10813932
  Neil Bonnett1401401
  Dale Earnhardt1411488
  Neil Bonnett1491513
  Cale Yarborough1521565
  Dale Earnhardt1571659
  Neil Bonnett1661727
  Dale Earnhardt1731819
  Neil Bonnett1821821
  Dale Earnhardt18320220
  Bobby Allison2032086
  Neil Bonnett2092135
  Bobby Allison2142141
  Richard Petty2152228
  Bobby Allison22323412
  Cale Yarborough23524915
  Richard Petty2502523
  Darrell Waltrip25327321
  Richard Petty2742752
  Darrell Waltrip27628712

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 627    
2   Bobby Allison 584   -43  
3   Richard Petty 583   -44  
4   Morgan Shepherd 565   -62  
5   Benny Parsons 558   -69  
6   Darrell Waltrip 555   -72  
7   Dave Marcis 542   -85  
8   Harry Gant 534   -93  
9   Dale Earnhardt 494   -133  
10   Ron Bouchard 485   -142  
11   Buddy Arrington 478   -149  
12   Jody Ridley 477   -150  
13   Joe Ruttman 473   -154  
14   Jimmy Means 451   -176  
15   Gary Balough 437   -190  
16   Neil Bonnett 418   -209  
17   Kyle Petty 417   -210  
18   Joe Millikan 408   -219  
19   Mark Martin 385   -242  
20   Bill Elliott 382   -245