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1982 National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 30
Sunday, October 10, 1982 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:39:05
Average speed: 137.208 mph
Pole speed: 164.694 mph
Cautions: 6 for 34 laps
Margin of victory: 2.93 sec
Attendance: 65000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1982 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1982 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 133   Harry Gant 7-Eleven / Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick33447740running24180
2 59   Bill Elliott Melling Tool   (Harry Melling)Ford33433040running22175
31003   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Buick33313915running0165
41375   Joe Ruttman Pet Dairy   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick33114010running1165
5 955   Benny Parsons Weyman & Bruton   (Johnny Hayes)Buick3318765running0155
61228   Buddy Baker Ranier Racing   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac33115440running0150
71790   Jody Ridley J.D. Stacy   (Junie Donlavey)Ford32913640running0146
8 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32813420running0142
91188   Bobby Allison Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Buick32613620engine280148
102562   Rick Wilson Wilson Racing   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile3269815running0134
112852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick3237240running0130
123384   Rick Baldwin Aladdin Hotel   (Rick Baldwin)Dodge3236065running0127
13 250   Geoffrey Bodine Spectrum Furniture   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac31913815engine5129
14 311   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick31814165running2126
15266   D.K. Ulrich Pentax Cameras   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3106630running0118
161844   Terry Labonte Texas Jeans / Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick3098470engine0115
173724   John Anderson Western Carolina Forklift   (Cecil Gordon)Buick3056100running0112
184070   J.D. McDuffie Mack's Stores   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2885890engine0109
19202   Tim Richmond Stacy-Pak   (Jim Stacy)Buick2825580running0106
203648   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2655365running0103
212317   Lake Speed Yazoo Mowers   (Roger Hamby)Buick2616260engine0100
221967   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler2603690running097
233241   Sterling Marlin Jiffy Lube   (Billy Matthews)Oldsmobile2563615engine094
24218   Dick Brooks Sonny's Barbeque   (Steve Harrison)Pontiac2391515clutch091
251515   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford2379565ball joint088
263436   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac2271415crash085
273978   Richard Brickhouse Sundrop   (Tom Goff)Pontiac2201390crash082
28 721   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford2191855ignition079
29221   Kyle Petty UNO / STP   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1911340engine076
30 498   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick1783580engine073
31 63   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Pontiac1223445engine070
322471   Dave Marcis Hudson / Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Buick992900engine067
331427   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick981640engine064
342777   Dean Combs Boulevard Datsun   (Irv Sanderson)Buick911115transmission061
352947   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile798090engine058
363064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford682080oil pump055
373842   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac661070valve052
381602   Mark Martin Jolly Rancher   (Bud Reeder)Buick592565valve049
39314   Connie Saylor Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile371055water pump046
403546   Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises   (Travis Tiller)Buick71050crash043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Coastal TransmissionH.L. WatersBuick
Robin McCall5J.D. StacyJim StacyBuick
Jeff McDuffie7Kennedy LoggingJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Charlie Baker19H.M. Kelly TruckingHenley GrayBuick
Rick Newsom20Bull Frog KnitsRick NewsomChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Oak Ridge BoysBlackie WangerinFord
Slick Johnson40Price RacingD.K. UlrichBuick
John McFadden45Setzer Well CompanyJohn McFaddenBuick
John Haver57Kothera RacingEdwin KotheraBuick
Mike Potter66CamcraftRoger HambyOldsmobile
Ed Baugess68Baugess RacingJim FowlerChevrolet
Steve Moore73Franklin City Music Park / ValvolineWillard MoorePontiac
John Callis80Vel-Loc IndustriesJohn CallisPontiac
Bobby Wawak94Wawak RacingBobby WawakBuick
Ronnie Thomas96White Crown EngineeringWill CronkriteBuick
Philip Duffie99U.S. Duffie Sand & GravelPhilip DuffieBuick
DCKyle Petty42STPPetty EnterprisesPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10134   #46 accident frontstretch 
14179166  
1801845   #98 spun turn 4 
18523147  
2322376   #33 spun turn 2 
2382381  
2392457   #2,8,11,15,28,36,43,50,67,78 accident frontstretch 
24626924  
2702767   #41 spun backstretch 
27732549  
3263305   #88 engine turn 2 
3313344  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.2%             Average green flag run: 42.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Harry Gant11919
  Bobby Allison206546
  Darrell Waltrip66672
  Geoffrey Bodine68725
  Bobby Allison73184112
  Joe Ruttman1851851
  Bobby Allison1861949
  Bill Elliott19520511
  Bobby Allison20622621
  Bill Elliott2272326
  Bobby Allison23332492
  Bill Elliott3253295
  Harry Gant3303345

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3821    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3784   -37  
3   Terry Labonte 3652   -169  
4   Harry Gant 3393   -428  
5   Richard Petty 3301   -520  
6   Buddy Arrington 3235   -586  
7   Dave Marcis 3226   -595  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3091   -730  
9   Ron Bouchard 3065   -756  
10   Ricky Rudd 2962   -859  
11   Morgan Shepherd 2942   -879  
12   Jimmy Means 2916   -905  
13   Jody Ridley 2895   -926  
14   Kyle Petty 2778   -1043  
15   Joe Ruttman 2724   -1097  
16   Mark Martin 2698   -1123  
17   Benny Parsons 2582   -1239  
18   Lake Speed 2570   -1251  
19   Neil Bonnett 2496   -1325  
20   J.D. McDuffie 2484   -1337