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NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race number 13 of 29
Saturday, May 29, 1982 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:22:03
Average speed: 126.731 mph
Pole speed: 162.847 mph
Cautions: 4 for 34 laps
Margin of victory: 2.75 sec
Attendance: 62000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1982 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series results   /   1982 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 177   Harry Gant Skoal   (Harry Gant)Pontiac2009130running127180
21015   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Robert Gee)Pontiac2005890running37170
3 87   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett / Mello Yello   (Ed Whitaker)Oldsmobile2004585running24165
4 412   Tommy Ellis Mason Day Paving / Old Milwaukee   (Marilyn Smith)Pontiac1986810running2160
51425   Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Racing   (Bobby Allison)Pontiac1983360running1155
6 647   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Darrell Waltrip)Pontiac1984310running1150
7223   Mike Porter Longwood RestaurantPontiac1964700running0146
8 299   Geoffrey Bodine Washington Freight Liner   (Frank Plessinger)Pontiac1964000running0142
92422   David Rogers Rogers Racing   (David Rogers)Pontiac1953250running0138
101124   Glenn Jarrett Budweiser Light   (Marvin Thackston)Ford1952900running0134
11 94   Connie Saylor Connie Mining TirePontiac1942200running0130
122100   Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Country Ham   (Howard Thomas)Oldsmobile1942440running0127
13171   Pete Silva New-Con LeasingPontiac1941750running0124
14 321   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew / Carolina Tool   (David Pearson)Pontiac1911700running0121
151327   Bosco Lowe Ryders Floor Store   (Edgar Ryder)Pontiac1901600running0118
16155   Joe Thurman Poff RacingPontiac1881225running8115
171211   Jack Ingram Oak Stove   (Jack Ingram)Pontiac1871700running0112
183697   Harry Lee Hill Lexington SpecialPontiac186975running0109
193317   Ronnie Silver Phil's Pharmacy   (Bill Sprinkle)Pontiac1681100running0106
204082   Gary Potter Potter Racing   (Gary Potter)Pontiac167925running0103
211970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey RacingPontiac165900running0100
22 728   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Pontiac1581375running097
233533   George Dalton Gant Racing   (Mark Gant)Chevrolet156900running094
242580   Allan Powell Professional EquipmentPontiac139900running091
253807   Junior Garrett Grant's Auto GlassPontiac137900running088
263719   Bob Park Walther's Auto WreckingPontiac126900running085
27328   Mike Riley TGR Enterprises   (Buck Holder)Pontiac125900running082
283410   Mark Gibson Gibson Racing   (Mark Gibson)Pontiac122900running079
291632   Dale Jarrett Pet Dairy   (Horace Isenhower)Pontiac114895dnf076
302629   Satch Worley Longwood Restaurant   (Chubby Arrington)Dodge63890dnf073
31186   Tommy Houston Mason Day Paving / Old Milwaukee   (Mike Day)Pontiac521375dnf070
32 575   Joe Ruttman Pet Dairy   (Butch Mock)Pontiac25860dnf067
333957   Ken Ragan Ragan Chevrolet Inc.   (Marvin Ragan)Pontiac10855dnf064
342031   Jay Hedgecock Pierce Air Tool Co.Pontiac1855dnf061
352841   Mike Watts Watts RacingPontiac1850dnf058
362318   Darryl Sage Valley Lumber Co.Pontiac0845dnf055
372750   Tom Usry The New Fayetteville Speedway   (Marion Cox)Mercury0840dnf052
382914   Benny Kerley Taylor Togs / Maxie's VendingChevrolet0835dnf049
393062   John Linville Automotive Specialists   (John Linville)Pontiac0830dnf046
403139   John Cleek Cleek RacingChevrolet0820dnf043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Billy Myers05Wheelers GroceryChevrolet
Danny Weese9Weese RacingDanny WeesePontiac

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Harry Gant11616
  Tommy Ellis17182
  Morgan Shepherd19268
  Darrell Waltrip27271
  Joe Thurman28358
  Morgan Shepherd364611
  Dale Earnhardt478135
  Harry Gant8210423
  Bobby Allison1051051
  Morgan Shepherd1061083
  Harry Gant10916355
  Morgan Shepherd1641641
  Harry Gant16518218
  Dale Earnhardt1831842
  Harry Gant1851884
  Morgan Shepherd1891891
  Harry Gant19020011

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sam Ard 1962    
2   Jack Ingram 1910   -52  
3   Tommy Houston 1742   -220  
4   Phil Parsons 1665   -297  
5   Tommy Ellis 1620   -342  
6   Dale Jarrett 1461   -501  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 1152   -810  
8   Mike Porter 975   -987  
9   Bob Shreeves 891   -1071  
10   Dale Earnhardt 851   -1111  
11   Ray Hendrick 747   -1215  
12   Butch Lindley 715   -1247  
13   Jimmy Lawson 707   -1255  
14   Jeff Hensley 674   -1288  
15   George Dalton 655   -1307  
16   Wayne Patterson 632   -1330  
17   Pete Silva 631   -1331  
18   Bosco Lowe 611   -1351  
19   Jimmy Hensley 593   -1369  
20   Ronnie Silver 591   -1371  
21   Harry Gant 569   -1393