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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 30
Sunday, August 22, 1982 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:45:53
Average speed: 136.454 mph
Pole speed: 162.995 mph
Cautions: 5 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: .75 cl
Attendance: 30000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1982 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1982 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11088   Bobby Allison Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Buick20026900running120185
21143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20020505running13175
31533   Harry Gant 7-Eleven / Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick20013255running0165
41350   Geoffrey Bodine Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac20015200running2165
51455   Benny Parsons Weyman & Bruton   (Johnny Hayes)Buick2006725running2160
6 567   Buddy Arrington Tom Prange Leasing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1998845running2155
7 211   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick19816300running20151
82871   Dave Marcis Throttle's Food & Fuel   (Dave Marcis)Buick1976725running3147
91721   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford1973150running1143
102047   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick19710050running0134
112452   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick1975715running0130
121917   Lake Speed Yazoo Mowers   (Roger Hamby)Buick1975405running0127
132777   Dean Combs Sports Specs / R.L. Monroe   (Irv Sanderson)Buick1962250running0124
14 33   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Pontiac1955160running0121
15 81   Kyle Petty UNO / STP   (Hoss Ellington)Pontiac1952100running0118
162170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1935175running0115
173842   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1931850running0112
183240   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1921750running0109
193119   Charlie Baker H.M. Kelly Trucking   (Henley Gray)Buick1921700running0106
203064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1914165running0103
21 644   Terry Labonte Texas Jeans / Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick1873850running0100
223648   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1793595running097
23 92   Tim Richmond Stacy-Pak   (Jim Stacy)Buick1613275rear end199
243324   Tony Bettenhausen Jr Provimi Veal   (Cecil Gordon)Buick1393215engine091
25 428   Buddy Baker J.D. Stacy   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac1099525radiator088
262590   Jody Ridley J.D. Stacy   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1088750engine085
27 19   Bill Elliott Melling Tool   (Harry Melling)Ford1043500running687
28 727   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick1031250transmission2884
293554   David Simko GNF Prototype Casting   (Elmer Simko)Buick961200engine076
301815   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford768750brakes073
312203   David Pearson Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Buick751100oil pump070
321298   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick682805sway bar272
33295   Robin McCall Stacy-Pak   (Jim Stacy)Buick471000crash064
342302   Mark Martin Briarwood Hilton   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac452685rear end061
352636   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac42900handling058
36376   Al Loquasto Pentax Cameras   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick181850crash055
373413   Earle Canavan JOB / Wyandotte Vapocure / Wynns   (Earle Canavan)Oldsmobile7850engine052
381675   Joe Ruttman Pet Dairy   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick21850oil pump049

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Marty Robbins
Gil Roth
Bill Scott
Bob Slawinski
Bobby Wawak

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
364   #55 spun turn 3 
72014  
21266   #3,6,9,43,02 accident backstretch 
275024  
51566   #5 accident turn 4 
578327  
84929   rain 
9311422  
1151184   debris 
11920082  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.5%             Average green flag run: 28.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott166
  Darrell Waltrip7159
  Cale Yarborough16205
  Bobby Allison21211
  Geoffrey Bodine22221
  Dave Marcis23253
  Buddy Arrington26261
  Morgan Shepherd27271
  Tim Richmond28281
  Morgan Shepherd29291
  Cale Yarborough30389
  Bobby Allison39391
  Cale Yarborough405011
  Bobby Allison51511
  Buddy Arrington52521
  Bobby Allison53564
  Cale Yarborough57571
  Bobby Allison58636
  Cale Yarborough64652
  Bobby Allison669025
  Benny Parsons91922
  Neil Bonnett93931
  Darrell Waltrip94974
  Bobby Allison9811518
  Darrell Waltrip1161183
  Geoffrey Bodine1191191
  Bobby Allison1201212
  Richard Petty1221221
  Bobby Allison12315028
  Richard Petty15116212
  Darrell Waltrip1631664
  Bobby Allison16720034

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2962    
2   Terry Labonte 2912   -50  
3   Darrell Waltrip 2842   -120  
4   Richard Petty 2537   -425  
5   Buddy Arrington 2524   -438  
6   Dave Marcis 2493   -469  
7   Harry Gant 2460   -502  
8   Ron Bouchard 2389   -573  
9   Dale Earnhardt 2385   -577  
10   Morgan Shepherd 2312   -650  
11   Ricky Rudd 2288   -674  
12   Jimmy Means 2232   -730  
13   Jody Ridley 2209   -753  
14   Mark Martin 2146   -816  
15   Benny Parsons 2130   -832  
16   Neil Bonnett 2091   -871  
17   Kyle Petty 2078   -884  
18   Joe Ruttman 2005   -957  
19   Bill Elliott 1902   -1060  
20   J.D. McDuffie 1893   -1069