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1989 Champion Spark Plug 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 29
Sunday, August 20, 1989 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:32:11
Average Speed: 157.704 mph
Pole Speed: 175.962 mph
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: 15.71 sec
Attendance: 72,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20067,900running162185
2 775   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac20038,975running7175
32133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile20028,425running4170
5 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20023,750running2160
42657   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac20020,232running3165
71128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford20017,150running0146
61810   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac20015,375running1155
81626   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick20015,050running0142
10 37   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford20014,700running9139
39 89   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford10313,585engine046
17153   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19813,450running0112
11 625   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19913,400running3135
9 46   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford20013,075running2143
371917   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11912,115camshaft657
122988   Jimmy Spencer Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac19910,350running0127
401411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford699,725engine043
152521   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford1989,600running0118
14348   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1999,400running0121
193084   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1977,350running0106
212383   Joe Ruttman Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1976,825running0 
243571   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1966,475running091
163616   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick1986,450running0115
13 942   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac1995,800running0124
181743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1985,750running0109
312230   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1905,735running175
32 54   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1865,645engine067
332055   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1775,580running064
341094   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1725,490running061
361215   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1285,425clutch055
382729   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac1195,350rear end049
203814   Tracy Leslie Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1974,875running0103
25132   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1964,500running088
223151   Butch Miller Fruit of the Loom   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet1973,725running097
233244   Jim Sauter Group 44   (Bob Tullius)Pontiac1963,625running094
262490   Chad Little Donlavey Racing   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1963,325running085
273352   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1953,275running082
284023   Eddie Bierschwale Melling Auto Products   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1943,225running079
303718   Rick Jeffrey B & W Auto SupplyPontiac1913,125running073
293977   Ken Ragan Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1933,125running076
352848   Greg Sacks Dinner Bell Foods   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1582,815running058

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dick Johnson38Redkote Steel TubingDick JohnsonFord
Bill Ingram19Gray RacingHenley GrayOldsmobile
Mickey Gibbs01Special Days InnDon GibbsFord
James Hylton49Hylton RacingJames HyltonBuick
Rodney Combs89EvinrudeMueller BrothersPontiac
Patty Moise45Amway Fuel AdditivePatty MoiseBuick
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13636  
37415  
429655  
97993  
100200101  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.0%             Average green flag run: 64.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace13535
  Alan Kulwicki36372
  Rusty Wallace38381
  Michael Waltrip39391
  Rusty Wallace408142
  Darrell Waltrip82876
  Harry Gant88881
  Rusty Wallace89979
  Morgan Shepherd981047
  Rusty Wallace10513632
  Alan Kulwicki1371393
  Ken Schrader1401423
  Derrike Cope1431431
  Hut Stricklin1441463
  Harry Gant1471493
  Rusty Wallace15017425
  Mark Martin1751762
  Alan Kulwicki1771804
  Geoffrey Bodine1811822
  Rusty Wallace18320018

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2726    
2   Rusty Wallace 2644   -82  
3   Mark Martin 2631   -95  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2526   -200  
5   Davey Allison 2465   -261  
6   Bill Elliott 2440   -286  
7   Ken Schrader 2379   -347  
8   Terry Labonte 2333   -393  
9   Geoffrey Bodine 2314   -412  
10   Ricky Rudd 2292   -434  
11   Morgan Shepherd 2291   -435  
12   Sterling Marlin 2286   -440  
13   Harry Gant 2251   -475  
14   Rick Wilson 2198   -528  
15   Neil Bonnett 2154   -572  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2093   -633  
17   Dick Trickle 2043   -683  
18   Phil Parsons 2041   -685  
19   Michael Waltrip 1954   -772  
20   Brett Bodine 1935   -791