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1985 TranSouth 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 28
Sunday, April 14, 1985 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:58:08
Average Speed: 126.295 mph
Pole Speed: 157.454 mph
Cautions: 7 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.86 sec
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36742,900running146185
24 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2939,180engine13096
21311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36726,550running61175
6 712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36511,775running15155
31527   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac36715,860running4170
7115   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36512,870running4151
9 575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3648,050running4143
4 344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet36617,105running2165
81666   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3644,325running1147
5202   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac36511,800running0155
102322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick36410,900running0134
11174   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet3633,225running0130
12227   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3626,665running0127
132590   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3597,330running0124
141233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet35111,200running0121
153252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3516,415running0118
16 647   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3495,595running0115
173667   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3475,230running0112
18241   Morgan Shepherd Petty EnterprisesFord3453,415engine0109
19356   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3354,650running0106
20198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3292,350running0103
213449   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3234,195crash0100
223835   Dick May Ultra Seal   (Wayne Beahr)Ford2971,840engine0 
232684   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet2951,760rear end094
25 915   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2498,200crash088
263364   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2073,810engine085
271088   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1853,745crash082
28 221   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1841,585crash079
292798   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1811,380crash076
302128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1641,975engine073
311471   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1483,555valve070
32 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1231,290steering067
331843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1217,760engine064
343774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1161,230crash061
353199   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet1121,200engine058
362805   Slick Johnson Newsom Racing   (Ron Spohn)Ford1021,170engine055
372917   Ken Ragan Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet992,645engine052
384096   Eldon Dotson Stoner Racing   (James Stoner)Chevrolet941,130flagged049
393070   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac192,615engine046
403953   Jeff Hooker Smith's Auto Service   (Jeff Hooker)Oldsmobile111,100engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte122
  Bill Elliott34038
  Dale Earnhardt415111
  Bill Elliott526514
  Dale Earnhardt66672
  Tim Richmond68681
  Phil Parsons69691
  Geoffrey Bodine70701
  Dale Earnhardt71788
  Neil Bonnett799315
  Geoffrey Bodine94963
  Dale Earnhardt9711216
  Lake Speed1131164
  Dale Earnhardt11718064
  Darrell Waltrip1811822
  Dale Earnhardt18320927
  Darrell Waltrip21026253
  Dale Earnhardt2632642
  Darrell Waltrip2652706
  Bill Elliott27132858
  Tim Richmond3293313
  Bill Elliott33236736

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 903    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 883   -20  
3   Bill Elliott 858   -45  
4   Neil Bonnett 849   -54  
5   Darrell Waltrip 838   -65  
6   Dale Earnhardt 805   -98  
7   Lake Speed 801   -102  
8   Kyle Petty 765   -138  
9   Rusty Wallace 759   -144  
10   Harry Gant 750   -153  
11   Ricky Rudd 738   -165  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 732   -171  
13   Bobby Allison 687   -216  
14   Ken Schrader 664   -239  
15   Tim Richmond 652   -251  
16   Ron Bouchard 651   -252  
17   Richard Petty 623   -280  
18   Jimmy Means 618   -285  
19   Buddy Baker 617   -286  
20   Clark Dwyer 579   -324