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1983 Valleydale 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 30
Saturday, May 21, 1983 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:07
Average Speed: 93.445 mph
Pole Speed: 110.409 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.08 sec
Attendance: 27,800
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11311   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50029,965running288185
9 515   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford4957,930running116143
21222   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick50016,955running50175
4 175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4997,700running25165
6 244   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4985,450running21155
3 62   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick49913,260running0165
51143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4987,930running0155
7 847   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4964,480running0146
8149   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4954,070running0142
10 727   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4944,000running0134
11167   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4883,890running0130
121571   Dave Marcis W.H. Bolin   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4887,430running0127
13236   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4793,080running0124
142252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4772,870running0121
151841   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4761,030running0118
162567   Buddy Arrington Direct Connection   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler4752,585running0115
172426   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick4721,380running0112
181917   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4712,300running0109
192802   Rick Newsom Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Buick4702,430running0106
202064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4661,905running0103
211790   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4591,230running0100
222148   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4581,205running097
231098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac4561,180rear end094
242670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4501,155running091
25 988   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3972,130running088
26 33   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3931,120engine085
27 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick3177,110rear end082
282776   Mike Potter Larry's Nightclub   (Mike Potter)Buick50400rear end079

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett12424
  Terry Labonte254218
  Dale Earnhardt43158116
  Terry Labonte1591591
  Darrell Waltrip1601601
  Bobby Allison16121050
  Darrell Waltrip2112111
  Neil Bonnett2122121
  Darrell Waltrip213324112
  Terry Labonte3253251
  Darrell Waltrip32640580
  Terry Labonte4064061
  Darrell Waltrip40750094

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1706    
2   Harry Gant 1572   -134  
3   Bill Elliott 1555   -151  
4   Joe Ruttman 1526   -180  
5   Richard Petty 1521   -185  
6   Neil Bonnett 1501   -205  
7   Darrell Waltrip 1498   -208  
8   Dick Brooks 1364   -342  
9   Terry Labonte 1352   -354  
10   Jimmy Means 1332   -374  
11   Ricky Rudd 1310   -396  
12   Ron Bouchard 1280   -426  
13   Buddy Arrington 1215   -491  
14   Dave Marcis 1170   -536  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 1154   -552  
16   Dale Earnhardt 1143   -563  
17   Sterling Marlin 1131   -575  
18   Tim Richmond 1129   -577  
19   Kyle Petty 1094   -612  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1073   -633