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1983 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 9 of 10
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, November 20, 1983 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:09
Average Speed: 95.859 mph
Pole Speed: 116.782 mph
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 24,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
263464   D.K. Ulrich   (WC)Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1012,325differential0
273141   Ronnie Thomas   (WC)McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac961,275differential0
242348   Trevor Boys   (WC)Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1013,135drive line0
294235   Pat Mintey AFR Signs   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet731,175engine0
31 733   Harry Gant   (WC)Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick618,925engine0
323691   John Krebs Coca-Cola   (John Krebs)Oldsmobile601,100engine0
33272   Morgan Shepherd   (WC)My Car   (Jim Stacy)Buick428,675engine0
342190   Dick Brooks   (WC)Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford382,050engine0
392808   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac29850engine0
403073   Bill Schmitt Mountain Dew   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet13840engine0
41 498   Joe Ruttman   (WC)Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac121,840engine0
361474   Roy Smith Edgett Excavating   (John Edgett)Buick362,025ignition0
382466   Ron Esau McDonald's   (Jack Lee)Buick32875ignition0
421912   Jimmy Insolo Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick1840quit0
1109   Bill Elliott   (WC)Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford11926,380running5
2 555   Benny Parsons   (WC)Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet11913,225running33
31175   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet11918,375running0
4 915   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford11913,725running4
52627   Tim Richmond   (WC)Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1198,930running31
6 111   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11919,200running34
7 344   Terry Labonte   (WC)Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1196,110running0
82204   Hershel McGriff M. Bloome / Antioch Speedway   (Gary Smith)Buick1194,700running0
9 622   Bobby Allison   (WC)Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick11910,850running1
10 843   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1188,650running10
111647   Ron Bouchard   (WC)Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1185,030running0
122971   Dave Marcis   (WC)Miller Brothers   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1189,650running0
13327   Kyle Petty   (WC)7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1174,620running0
142088   Donnie Allison   (WC)Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1174,410running0
152587   Randy Becker Becker Trucking   (Randy Becker)Buick1161,950running0
164052   Jimmy Means   (WC)Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1155,125running0
174117   Sterling Marlin   (WC)Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac1154,465running0
183913   Doug Wheeler W&W Machine   (Matt Puskarich)Buick1152,755running0
193583   Sumner McKnight McKnight Racing   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet1142,415running0
201521   Buddy Baker   (WC)Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1131,675running0
211778   Jim Robinson Hammer Security Systems   (Lois Williams)Oldsmobile1122,305running0
221251   Scott Miller MDB Systems   (Scott Miller)Pontiac1121,575running0
251838   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick1011,425running0
37 23   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet321,900running1
303870   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac662,150rocker arm0
283303   Glenn Francis Francis Race Cars   (Trent Francis)Pontiac891,225shifter0
351393   Jim Bown Wholesale Truck Parts   (John Kieper)Buick371,025throttle0
233767   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Arrington Grocery   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1093,195wheel0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip13131
  Ricky Rudd32321
  Darrell Waltrip33342
  Bobby Allison35351
  Richard Petty364510
  Benny Parsons467429
  Tim Richmond758713
  Benny Parsons88881
  Dale Earnhardt89924
  Tim Richmond93931
  Darrell Waltrip94941
  Tim Richmond9511117
  Benny Parsons1121143
  Bill Elliott1151195

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jim Robinson 458    
2   Bill Schmitt 413   -45  
3   Hershel McGriff 397   -61  
4   Don Waterman 391   -67  
5   Jim Bown 388   -70  
6   Doug Wheeler 381   -77  
7   Pat Mintey 377   -81  
8   Sumner McKnight 362   -96  
9   Ron Esau 359   -99  
10   Rick McCray 345   -113  
11   Randy Becker 320   -138  
12   Bob Kennedy 314   -144  
13   Ron Eaton 226   -232  
14   Harry Goularte 202   -256  
15   Gene Thonesen 200   -258  
16   Scott Miller 178   -280  
17   John Krebs 170   -288  
18   Roy Smith 159   -299  
19   Mark Walbridge 154   -304  
20   Clive Skilton 144   -314