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1989 AC Delco 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 29
Sunday, October 22, 1989 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:23:10
Average Speed: 114.079 mph
Pole Speed: 148.624 mph
Cautions: 14 for 69 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.98 sec
Attendance: 49,000
Lead changes: 35

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
382553   Jerry O'Neil O'Neil Racing   (Alan Aroneck)Oldsmobile1121,875axle049
332244   Jim Sauter Group 44   (Bob Tullius)Pontiac2492,080brakes869
393229   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac744,450clutch046
353188   Jimmy Spencer Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac2254,605crash058
362375   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac2069,925crash055
313752   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3412,200engine070
321747   Jack Pennington Dooley   (Derick Close)Chevrolet2772,150handling0 
343443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2474,280handling061
373934   Jim Bown Allen's Glass   (Ken Allen)Buick1951,900handling052
403893   Charlie Baker Baker Racing   (Patsy Salmon)Buick371,825oil pump043
1 76   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford49252,800running101185
22127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49233,675running194180
3 217   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49232,225running24170
4 925   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49116,725running0160
51684   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick49115,250running0155
61921   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford49110,550running0150
7115   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49012,275running0146
8288   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4909,575running0142
9 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford49013,225running6143
103642   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac48910,107running0134
11 610   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac4896,625running0130
12 316   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick4886,575running0127
13274   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile4887,950running0124
141511   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford48813,725running0121
15 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford48817,500running0118
16202   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac4875,075running0115
172630   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4866,775running0112
183048   Greg Sacks Dinner Bell Foods   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac4853,475running0109
192483   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile4859,875running0106
20 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet48413,775running86108
211415   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4846,375running1105
221857   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac4743,700running097
231094   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4715,500running094
242955   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4705,375running091
254054   Bob Schacht Schacht Racing   (Bob Schacht)Buick4632,700running088
261328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford46010,950running290
273562   Joe Ruttman Baja Boats   (Douglas Smith)Oldsmobile4592,500running082
28 826   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick45610,700running6684
291233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile44610,025running481
303371   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4435,500running073

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mark Stahl82
Bill Meacham
Tommie Crozier
J.D. McDuffie70

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12626  
27326   #53 spun backstretch 
33375  
38425   #57 spun turn 2 
439755  
981036   #25,53 accident turn 2 
10411310  
1141174   debris 
11820790  
2082169   #75 accident turn 2 
2172171  
2182203   #9,30 accident turn 3 
2212255  
2262283   #44 spun turns 1/2 
2292302  
2312388   #7,17,26,28,88 accident turns 1/2 
2392479  
2482492   #43,47 accident turn 2 
25026718  
2682714  
27231241  
3133164   #94 spun backstretch 
31740488  
4054106   #33 accident turn 1 
41142818  
4294346   #3,27,94 accident turn 4 
43546834  
4694713   #48 spun turn 2 
47249221  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 28.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Kulwicki122
  Darrell Waltrip375
  Alan Kulwicki892
  Darrell Waltrip102516
  Dale Earnhardt26272
  Jim Sauter28358
  Dale Earnhardt36361
  Darrell Waltrip37371
  Dale Earnhardt387437
  Mark Martin75762
  Dale Earnhardt778610
  Harry Gant87871
  Dale Earnhardt889710
  Ricky Rudd98981
  Dale Earnhardt9911012
  Rusty Wallace1111111
  Dale Earnhardt1121198
  Rusty Wallace1201245
  Dale Earnhardt1251251
  Rusty Wallace12614621
  Ricky Rudd14717529
  Mark Martin17618510
  Harry Gant1861872
  Davey Allison1881892
  Brett Bodine1901901
  Ricky Rudd19122636
  Dale Earnhardt2272315
  Darrell Waltrip2322321
  Rusty Wallace23326836
  Alan Kulwicki2692702
  Rusty Wallace271401131
  Mark Martin4024054
  Harry Gant4064061
  Mark Martin4074148
  Darrell Waltrip4154151
  Mark Martin41649277

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 3938    
2   Dale Earnhardt 3829   -109  
3   Mark Martin 3815   -123  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3646   -292  
5   Bill Elliott 3512   -426  
6   Ken Schrader 3492   -446  
7   Ricky Rudd 3401   -537  
8   Harry Gant 3356   -582  
9   Terry Labonte 3351   -587  
10   Geoffrey Bodine 3346   -592  
11   Davey Allison 3342   -596  
12   Sterling Marlin 3179   -759  
13   Morgan Shepherd 3134   -804  
14   Dick Trickle 2994   -944  
15   Alan Kulwicki 2972   -966  
16   Rick Wilson 2967   -971  
17   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2884   -1054  
18   Brett Bodine 2851   -1087  
19   Phil Parsons 2844   -1094  
20   Michael Waltrip 2834   -1104