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1985 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 28
Saturday, August 24, 1985 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:44
Average Speed: 81.388 mph
Pole Speed: 113.586 mph
Cautions: 11 for 82 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 13   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50034,675running343185
2 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50019,230running36175
3 412   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50013,900running12170
41011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50012,500running87165
5 99   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49911,350running16160
61533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49810,500running0150
29 744   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1659,090engine181
25 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3627,950crash088
82443   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac4967,650running0142
9 615   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4957,450running0138
28 577   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick2046,210crash079
71247   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4975,880running0146
101875   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4905,610running1139
12212   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4875,380running0127
111388   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4884,550running0130
153067   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4814,320running0118
16177   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4793,960running0115
192290   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4463,730suspension0106
172849   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4783,600running0112
182964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4623,440running0109
20266   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4433,040running0103
21 817   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4342,840running0100
231971   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile4082,780running094
273152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2242,030steering082
24258   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3781,750crash091
13144   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet4841,700running0124
142341   Ronnie Thomas Wilder's Bolts & Nuts   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet4831,600running0121
221622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick4301,130crash4102
262095   Mike Alexander Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet2361,050oil leak085
301118   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet115970engine073
312768   Mike Potter Eagle Snacks   (Jimmy Walker)Ford91970engine070

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bobby Wawak
Tommie Crozier
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt17575
  Darrell Waltrip76849
  Lake Speed85851
  Dale Earnhardt8612439
  Darrell Waltrip1251262
  Dale Earnhardt1271293
  Darrell Waltrip13015627
  Terry Labonte1571571
  Dale Earnhardt15817821
  Darrell Waltrip1791791
  Bobby Allison1801834
  Dale Earnhardt1841841
  Darrell Waltrip18521228
  Neil Bonnett21322412
  Bill Elliott22524016
  Darrell Waltrip24126020
  Dale Earnhardt261446186
  Tim Richmond44748236
  Dale Earnhardt48350018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2996    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2858   -138  
3   Neil Bonnett 2720   -276  
4   Harry Gant 2655   -341  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 2572   -424  
6   Kyle Petty 2565   -431  
7   Ricky Rudd 2548   -448  
8   Terry Labonte 2488   -508  
9   Bobby Allison 2424   -572  
10   Lake Speed 2379   -617  
11   Tim Richmond 2236   -760  
12   Dale Earnhardt 2219   -777  
13   Buddy Baker 2090   -906  
14   Rusty Wallace 2082   -914  
15   Ken Schrader 2061   -935  
16   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2058   -938  
17   Ron Bouchard 2042   -954  
18   Richard Petty 1982   -1014  
19   Dave Marcis 1947   -1049  
20   Phil Parsons 1867   -1129