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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 30
Sunday, March 21, 1982 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps* on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:58
Average speed: 124.824 mph
Pole speed: 163.774 mph
Cautions: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 63000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1982 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1982 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11411   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick28749615running33180
2 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac28737725running13175
31527   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick28716250running20170
41828   Benny Parsons J.D. Stacy   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac28719345running0160
5 333   Harry Gant 7-Eleven / Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick28612890running0155
6 798   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick2866800running0150
73175   Gary Balough Rahmoc EnterprisesBuick2869635running0146
8 844   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick2868405running0142
93462   Rick Wilson Wilson Racing   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile2854820running0138
10245   Jim Sauter J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick2855085running0134
112118   Donnie Allison Robinson Brothers   (Jack Ogden)Buick2843750running0130
122071   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Buick2846665running2132
132826   Brad Teague Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet2843350running0124
143267   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2826155running0121
152737   Tom Sneva Simoniz   (Bob Rogers)Buick2825835running0118
163352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick2806375running0115
172590   Jody Ridley J.D. Stacy   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2789950running0112
183773   Steve Moore Franklin City Music Park   (Willard Moore)Pontiac2712450running0109
191202   Mark Martin Apache Stove   (Bud Reeder)Buick2642355running0106
203936   Dick May Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac2602430running0103
21 49   Bill Elliott Melling Tool   (Harry Melling)Ford2561945running0100
221988   Bobby Allison Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Buick2427895engine19102
23300   Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions   (H.L. Waters)Buick2361845running094
241050   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac2338795engine091
25 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Pontiac2214160engine088
262242   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2163905engine085
271621   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford2145615engine4487
28 115   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford21121375engine15589
29132   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick2043580engine076
30 61   Buddy Baker WPLO / UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1831495valve178
31384   Connie Saylor Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile1721435engine070
32366   D.K. Ulrich Old Milwaukee Light   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1553190engine067
331717   Lake Speed Yazoo Mowers   (Roger Hamby)Buick973160engine064
341113   Dick Brooks Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Ford871375valve061
352372   Rusty Wallace Southland Fire Equipment   (John Childs)Buick711355engine058
362947   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick648315engine055
372664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford613050engine052
383570   J.D. McDuffie Mack's Stores   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac503010engine049
39 951   A.J. Foyt Valvoline / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile171255rear end046
404096   Elliott Forbes-Robinson Jolly Rancher   (Will Cronkrite)Buick0 did not start00
* Race shortened to 287 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dick May40Baxter PriceD.K. UlrichBuick

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt12020
  Neil Bonnett213212
  Dale Earnhardt33397
  Neil Bonnett40412
  Dale Earnhardt425312
  Dave Marcis54552
  Neil Bonnett56572
  Dale Earnhardt587013
  Neil Bonnett71788
  Dale Earnhardt7910325
  Buddy Baker1041041
  Neil Bonnett1051073
  Dale Earnhardt10813932
  Neil Bonnett1401401
  Dale Earnhardt1411488
  Neil Bonnett1491513
  Cale Yarborough1521565
  Dale Earnhardt1571659
  Neil Bonnett1661727
  Dale Earnhardt1731819
  Neil Bonnett1821821
  Dale Earnhardt18320220
  Bobby Allison2032086
  Neil Bonnett2092135
  Bobby Allison2142141
  Richard Petty2152228
  Bobby Allison22323412
  Cale Yarborough23524915
  Richard Petty2502523
  Darrell Waltrip25327321
  Richard Petty2742752
  Darrell Waltrip27628712

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 627    
2   Bobby Allison 584   -43  
3   Richard Petty 583   -44  
4   Morgan Shepherd 565   -62  
5   Benny Parsons 558   -69  
6   Darrell Waltrip 555   -72  
7   Dave Marcis 542   -85  
8   Harry Gant 534   -93  
9   Dale Earnhardt 494   -133  
10   Ron Bouchard 485   -142  
11   Buddy Arrington 478   -149  
12   Jody Ridley 477   -150  
13   Joe Ruttman 473   -154  
14   Jimmy Means 451   -176  
15   Gary Balough 437   -190  
16   Neil Bonnett 418   -209  
17   Kyle Petty 417   -210  
18   Joe Millikan 408   -219  
19   Mark Martin 385   -242  
20   Bill Elliott 382   -245