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1985 Miller High Life 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 28
Sunday, February 24, 1985 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:27
Average Speed: 67.945 mph
Pole Speed: 95.218 mph
Cautions: 10 for 74 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.3 sec
Attendance: 27,500
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
182464   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3553,590crash0109
22139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford3328,260crash097
23 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet2393,715crash8499
261243   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1076,340crash085
27 62   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac893,655crash082
291988   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile361,015electrical076
252115   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1087,155engine088
191716   Butch Lindley Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3521,365lug bolt0 
212252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3463,400oil leak0100
282820   Rick Newsom Newsom Racing   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet701,050oil leak079
202770   J.D. McDuffie Restore   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3491,480oil pressure0103
1 43   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40033,625running95180
2 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40022,165running0170
3 111   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40021,110running110175
4 847   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4009,530running0160
5 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet39912,120running1160
6 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet39911,685running0150
7107   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3996,045running0146
81671   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3995,555running0142
91427   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3995,140running103143
101175   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3985,570running0134
11208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3951,890running0130
121841   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet3891,820running0127
131548   Lennie Pond Dominion   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3874,220running0124
142390   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3874,590running0121
152517   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3804,260running0118
16 522   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick3796,790running7120
172967   Phil Good Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3621,470running0112
242698   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1822,870rear end091
303051   Cecil Gordon Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet72,640steering0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip1110110
  Bobby Allison1111177
  Tim Richmond11815538
  Neil Bonnett15623984
  Tim Richmond2402401
  Harry Gant2412411
  Tim Richmond24228746
  Dale Earnhardt28836881
  Tim Richmond36938618
  Dale Earnhardt38740014

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 340    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 316   -24  
3   Lake Speed 309   -31  
4   Bill Elliott 282   -58  
5   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 268   -72  
6   Ken Schrader 251   -89  
7   Harry Gant 250   -90  
8   Dale Earnhardt 247   -93  
9   Terry Labonte 243   -97  
10   Ricky Rudd 243   -97  
11   Neil Bonnett 238   -102  
12   Buddy Baker 236   -104  
13   Dave Marcis 233   -107  
14   Lennie Pond 230   -110  
15   Rusty Wallace 224   -116  
16   Jimmy Means 221   -119  
17   Clark Dwyer 218   -122  
18   Ron Bouchard 209   -131  
19   Tim Richmond 201   -139  
20   Kyle Petty 198   -142