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1985 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 28
Sunday, September 1, 1985 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:02
Average Speed: 121.254 mph
Pole Speed: 156.641 mph
Cautions: 14 for 70 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.6 sec
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
19 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans / 1-800-FARMAID   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet34912,835engine147116
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford3671,053,725running100180
21 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet33612,340engine84105
22228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford36722,050running25175
3175   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36721,975running5170
151688   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3588,085engine2123
232771   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2715,240vibration299
51947   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick36613,330running1160
13208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3626,255running1129
42112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36617,425running0160
61115   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford36613,450running0150
7 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet36515,500running0146
8 355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3655,800running0142
9 44   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet3645,350running0138
10257   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3649,995running0134
11 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3648,505running0130
122443   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac36410,860running0127
143290   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3628,475running0121
161875   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3586,865running0115
17 711   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet35512,205running0112
183367   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3536,290running0109
203917   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3496,080running0103
22291   Pancho Carter Lancaster Tobacco   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3362,755running097
243523   Michael Waltrip Jim Testa   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet2662,535engine091
252614   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile2482,675brakes088
263764   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2374,595crash085
273652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet2364,480camshaft082
284068   Mike Potter Eagle Snacks   (Jimmy Walker)Ford1862,110engine079
293851   Slick Johnson Rozier War Eagle   (Doug Spohn)Ford1842,005oil pressure076
302322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford1621,950engine073
313049   Trevor Boys Fleet Service / R.L. Monroe   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1344,100crash070
32346   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1084,025engine067
331218   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1011,735transmission064
343136   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts / Naitonal Motors   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac941,680crash061
351077   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick608,400crash058
362832   Tommy Houston Houston Racing   (Paul Ingle)Chevrolet471,645engine055
371516   Morgan Shepherd Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet221,490engine052
38142   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac213,880crash049
391366   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet211,435crash046
40 221   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford172,625engine043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bobby Wawak
Ferrel Harris
Connie Saylor
Rick Newsom
Jonathan Lee Edwards
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11414
  Dale Earnhardt15239
  Buddy Baker24241
  Dave Marcis25262
  Geoffrey Bodine27315
  Dale Earnhardt326130
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.62621
  Bill Elliott6310038
  Harry Gant10111515
  Dale Earnhardt11614833
  Ron Bouchard1491491
  Dale Earnhardt1501556
  Harry Gant15616914
  Buddy Baker1701701
  Harry Gant17119020
  Dale Earnhardt19125969
  Harry Gant26029435
  Cale Yarborough29531824
  Bill Elliott3193224
  Cale Yarborough3233231
  Bill Elliott32436744

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3176    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2970   -206  
3   Neil Bonnett 2880   -296  
4   Harry Gant 2760   -416  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 2742   -434  
6   Kyle Petty 2699   -477  
7   Ricky Rudd 2698   -478  
8   Terry Labonte 2634   -542  
9   Bobby Allison 2497   -679  
10   Lake Speed 2494   -682  
11   Tim Richmond 2366   -810  
12   Dale Earnhardt 2335   -841  
13   Buddy Baker 2213   -963  
14   Ron Bouchard 2202   -974  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2187   -989  
16   Ken Schrader 2182   -994  
17   Rusty Wallace 2131   -1045  
18   Richard Petty 2109   -1067  
19   Dave Marcis 2046   -1130  
20   Clark Dwyer 1934   -1242