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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 30
Sunday, November 7, 1982 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:51
Average speed: 130.884 mph
Pole speed: 166.779 mph
Cautions: 10 for 56 laps
Margin of victory: .5 sec
Attendance: 40000
Lead changes: 45

Glossary    1982 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1982 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 988   Bobby Allison Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Buick32845500running100185
2 233   Harry Gant 7-Eleven / Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick32819230running9175
3 411   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick32819700running44170
4182   Tim Richmond J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick3289895running1165
51075   Joe Ruttman Pet Dairy   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick3278775running0155
63371   Dave Marcis Hudson Chevy & Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Buick3277565running32155
7203   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Pontiac3267255running2151
8 344   Terry Labonte Texas Jeans   (Billy Hagan)Buick3266335running4147
9285   Rodney Combs Stacy-Pak   (Jim Stacy)Buick3252900running5143
101402   Mark Martin Jolly Rancher   (Bud Reeder)Buick3256275running0134
11 721   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon   (Wood Brothers)Ford3242100running12135
122748   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3214515running0127
132552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3214400running0124
143067   Buddy Arrington Motorsports Design   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3193845running0121
151343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac31210000engine54123
164099   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick3101650running0115
172694   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet3071500running0112
183246   Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises   (Travis Tiller)Buick3031400running0109
19 550   Geoffrey Bodine Spectrum Furniture   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3028300running50111
201255   Benny Parsons Weyman & Bruton   (Johnny Hayes)Buick2951300engine0103
211128   Buddy Baker Ranier Racing   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac2879100engine0100
222986   Darryl Sage L-Car   (Lee Sage)Chevrolet2851050running097
23236   D.K. Ulrich Pentax Cameras   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick2772775crash094
24 69   Bill Elliott Melling Tool   (Harry Melling)Ford266975engine996
25 198   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick2624915engine393
263564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2442680oil pump085
273162   Rick Wilson Wilson Racing   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile2291900engine082
281790   Jody Ridley J.D. Stacy   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2198275head gasket079
291517   Lake Speed Yazoo Mowers   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac1842585engine076
303770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1621825engine073
312142   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac156815engine070
321647   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick999305engine067
333622   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)Buick89795crash064
34 815   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford858385crash366
351927   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick73775engine058
363938   Jerry Bowman Bowman Racing   (Jerry Bowman)Oldsmobile53765clutch055
372419   Dick May Demeter Grain   (Henley Gray)Buick52755engine052
38221   Donnie Allison UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile36745crash049
393449   Glenn Jarrett Budweiser Light   (Marvin Thackston)Ford35735engine046
403873   Steve Moore Franklin City Music Park   (Willard Moore)Pontiac3725oil pressure043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dennis DeVea
John McFadden
Billy McGinnis
Bill Meazel
Paul Simms
Rick Newsom20Bull Frog KnitsRick NewsomChevrolet
Cecil Gordon24Gordon RacingCecil GordonBuick
Joe Booher40Booher FarmsD.K. UlrichBuick
Jocko Maggiacomo63Kenwood StereoJocko MaggiacomoOldsmobile
Mike Potter66Cam Farm / King's InnRoger HambyOldsmobile
Richard Brickhouse78Tom GoffPontiac
John Callis80Vel-Loc IndustriesJohn CallisPontiac
Joe Fields92Fields RacingJoe FieldsBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13838  
39479   #1,22 accident turn 2 
487427  
75828   #15,27 accident frontstretch 
839816  
991024   #86 spun turn 2 
10312018  
1211255   #22 accident turn 4 
12613712  
1381414   #46 spun turn 3 
14215211  
1531553   debris turn 3 
1561572  
1581614   oil on track 
16218524  
1861927   #17 accident turn 1 
19328492  
2852895   #6 accident turn 3 
29031223  
3133197   #43,48,67 accident turn 4 
3203289  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.1%             Average green flag run: 24.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte133
  Dale Earnhardt441
  Neil Bonnett584
  Dale Earnhardt9102
  Bobby Allison113424
  Bill Elliott35395
  Terry Labonte40401
  Bobby Allison41488
  Bill Elliott49524
  Bobby Allison53542
  Geoffrey Bodine557521
  Rodney Combs76761
  Darrell Waltrip77826
  Rodney Combs83842
  Morgan Shepherd85851
  Geoffrey Bodine869914
  Dave Marcis1001012
  Morgan Shepherd1021032
  Tim Richmond1041041
  Geoffrey Bodine10511814
  Richard Petty1191213
  Rodney Combs1221221
  Bobby Allison1231319
  Richard Petty1321387
  Rodney Combs1391391
  Richard Petty14015011
  Harry Gant1511511
  Geoffrey Bodine1521521
  Harry Gant1531531
  Ricky Rudd1541552
  Neil Bonnett1561638
  Darrell Waltrip1641729
  Harry Gant1731764
  Darrell Waltrip1771771
  Harry Gant1781803
  Darrell Waltrip1811866
  Dave Marcis1871893
  Darrell Waltrip1901934
  Bobby Allison1941985
  Richard Petty19923032
  Bobby Allison23125828
  Dave Marcis25928527
  Richard Petty2862861
  Darrell Waltrip28730418
  Bobby Allison30532824

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4319    
2   Bobby Allison 4297   -22  
3   Terry Labonte 4129   -190  
4   Harry Gant 3787   -532  
5   Richard Petty 3744   -575  
6   Dave Marcis 3590   -729  
7   Buddy Arrington 3584   -735  
8   Ron Bouchard 3395   -924  
9   Ricky Rudd 3367   -952  
10   Dale Earnhardt 3365   -954  
11   Morgan Shepherd 3309   -1010  
12   Jimmy Means 3296   -1023  
13   Jody Ridley 3195   -1124  
14   Joe Ruttman 3143   -1176  
15   Mark Martin 3026   -1293  
16   Kyle Petty 3024   -1295  
17   Neil Bonnett 2898   -1421  
18   Lake Speed 2786   -1533  
19   J.D. McDuffie 2772   -1547  
20   Benny Parsons 2746   -1573