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1983 Budweiser 400


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 3 of 10
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, June 5, 1983 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:49:35
Average Speed: 88.063 mph
Pole Speed: 116.421 mph
Cautions: 5 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 7 sec
Attendance: 32,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
302251   Scott Miller J.W. Mitchell   (Scott Miller)Pontiac61825clutch0
23 796   Jim Bown Wholesale Truck Parts   (Bill Morehart)Buick811,100crank0
352966   Ron Esau Lee & Humphries   (Jack Lee)Buick38700crank0
31 344   Terry Labonte   (WC)Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet511,800crash0
323148   Trevor Boys   (WC)Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet501,775crash1
361664   Randy Becker J-L Machine Shop   (Robert Palmer)Buick231,700crash0
202438   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick881,930engine0
253017   Sterling Marlin   (WC)Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac732,500engine0
333241   Ronnie Thomas   (WC)Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac41750engine0
34 998   Joe Ruttman   (WC)Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick401,725engine5
28 227   Tim Richmond   (WC)Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac652,375oil line8
261804   Hershel McGriff Antioch Speedway   (Gary Smith)Buick72950oil pump0
373635   Pat Mintey Grimes & Son Grading   (Pat Mintey)Pontiac3700overheating0
1 43   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet9524,530running57
2199   Bill Elliott   (WC)Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford9514,655running0
3 633   Harry Gant   (WC)Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick9514,775running3
41515   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford9511,475running0
52090   Dick Brooks   (WC)Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford956,760running0
6237   Kyle Petty   (WC)7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac955,450running1
7 111   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet9513,950running5
8132   Morgan Shepherd   (WC)ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick959,900running0
91773   Bill Schmitt Mountain Dew   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet943,680running0
10 843   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac938,250running0
112178   Jim Robinson Hammer Security Systems   (Lois Williams)Oldsmobile923,770running0
121271   Dave Marcis   (WC)Miller Brothers   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac929,100running0
131175   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet907,600running0
142603   Glenn Francis Guy-Co Tools   (Trent Francis)Pontiac901,550running0
153783   Sumner McKnight Chuck E. Cheese's   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet902,860running0
16286   D.K. Ulrich   (WC)Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick903,700running0
173467   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Direct Connection   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler903,540running0
183352   Jimmy Means   (WC)Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet893,330running0
193594   Bob Kennedy Erlich Motors   (Phil Kord)Chevrolet891,990running0
212513   Doug Wheeler W&W Machine   (Matt Puskarich)Buick881,870running0
221022   Bobby Allison   (WC)Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick879,150running0
271408   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac66900running0
242770   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac742,710rear end0
29 588   Geoffrey Bodine   (WC)Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac642,850suspension15

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
122110  
22265  
27337  
345219  
536210  
637412  
75784  
79813  
82854  
869510  
  Percent of race run under caution: 36.8%             Average green flag run: 10.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip133
  Ricky Rudd4107
  Darrell Waltrip11122
  Kyle Petty13131
  Geoffrey Bodine142815
  Trevor Boys29291
  Joe Ruttman30345
  Harry Gant35362
  Ricky Rudd37404
  Tim Richmond41488
  Ricky Rudd49535
  Harry Gant54541
  Ricky Rudd559541

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Hershel McGriff 147    
2   Jim Robinson 143   -4  
3   Jim Bown 140   -7  
4   Bill Schmitt 135   -12  
5   Rick McCray 132   -15  
6   Don Waterman 131   -16  
7   Sumner McKnight 127   -20  
8   Pat Mintey 127   -20  
9   Ron Esau 125   -22  
10   Bob Kennedy 123   -24  
11   Doug Wheeler 121   -26  
12   Randy Becker 117   -30  
13   Ron Eaton 82   -65  
14   John Krebs 74   -73  
15   Harry Goularte 68   -79  
16   Glenn Francis 48   -99  
17   Ivan Baldwin 44   -103  
18   Gary Johnson 43   -104  
19   Mark Walbridge 42   -105  
20   Gene Thonesen 42   -105