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1983 World 600


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 30
Sunday, May 29, 1983 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:15:51
Average Speed: 140.707 mph
Pole Speed: 162.841 mph
Cautions: 5 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.8 sec
Attendance: 137,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
31322   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick40061,925running188175
1 575   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet40050,405running69180
5 315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford39928,700running55160
16 29   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford38413,355running47120
281228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3216,765engine3184
21743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac40031,450running4175
331544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2313,290oil pump369
25 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick35210,250running293
8217   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39510,845running1147
41411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet39923,425running0160
6321   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet39810,825running0150
7 121   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford39827,645running0146
9222   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick39214,350running0138
102971   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet39013,500running0134
11408   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Danelle Jeans   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick3886,200running0130
121967   Buddy Arrington Motorsports Designs   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3888,125running0127
132377   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Buick3884,450running0124
14 698   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet3887,515running0121
153532   Tommy Ellis Big Daddy's   (Bill Terry)Buick3864,350running0118
171897   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Buick3813,625running0112
183874   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet3783,425running0109
193017   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3776,160running0106
203348   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3766,150running0103
213424   Jim Vandiver Western Carolina Forklift   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler3692,825running0100
223736   H.B. Bailey Monroe RV   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3692,700running097
23246   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3664,965running094
242618   Slick Johnson Leon SatterfieldBuick3592,350running091
263970   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3444,135running085
272880   Bob Senneker Elk Vans   (Terry Marra)Pontiac3261,690battery082
292001   Mark Martin Activision   (Emanuel Zervakis)Chevrolet2791,640crash076
303199   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick2771,745overheating073
314102   Rick Newsom Louise Smith Special   (Bud Reeder)Chevrolet2613,595running070
32 93   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2453,425running067
34 755   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick2011,550rear end061
352564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford943,130engine058
361688   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac674,760crash055
371090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford672,475crash052
383652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick652,300crash049
39 416   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet652,575crash046
401127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac172,350engine043
412747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick142,250oil seal040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Lennie Pond
Rick Baldwin04
Ronnie Thomas41Advance Auto PartsRonnie ThomasPontiac
Jody Ridley84Cumberland MillsRobert McEntyreBuick

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt11818
  Bobby Allison194224
  Dale Earnhardt43497
  Bobby Allison506718
  Harry Gant688922
  Kyle Petty70701
  Dale Earnhardt719323
  Neil Bonnett941018
  Dale Earnhardt1021087
  Bobby Allison10917062
  Cale Yarborough17120131
  Terry Labonte2022043
  Bobby Allison20524137
  Bill Elliott24226524
  Bobby Allison26630742
  Bill Elliott30832821
  Neil Bonnett3293368
  Bill Elliott3373382
  Bobby Allison3393424
  Richard Petty3433442
  Bobby Allison3453451
  Richard Petty3463472
  Neil Bonnett34840053

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1881    
2   Richard Petty 1696   -185  
3   Neil Bonnett 1681   -200  
4   Bill Elliott 1675   -206  
5   Harry Gant 1665   -216  
6   Darrell Waltrip 1658   -223  
7   Joe Ruttman 1647   -234  
8   Terry Labonte 1421   -460  
9   Dick Brooks 1416   -465  
10   Jimmy Means 1381   -500  
11   Ricky Rudd 1377   -504  
12   Buddy Arrington 1342   -539  
13   Ron Bouchard 1320   -561  
14   Dave Marcis 1304   -577  
15   Dale Earnhardt 1303   -578  
16   Kyle Petty 1241   -640  
17   Sterling Marlin 1237   -644  
18   Geoffrey Bodine 1209   -672  
19   Tim Richmond 1172   -709  
20   Lake Speed 1119   -762