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1982 Valleydale 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 30
Sunday, March 14, 1982 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:49:52
Average speed: 94.025 mph
Pole speed: 111.068 mph
Cautions: 3 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: 13.2 sec
Attendance: 27000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1982 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1982 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 111   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick50026520running222180
2 915   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford50018480running255180
3 498   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick5006705running2170
41044   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4996575running13165
5 688   Bobby Allison Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet4987680running0155
6 833   Harry Gant 7-Eleven / Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick4984950running1155
71643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4979430running7151
81347   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick4977630running0142
9 328   Benny Parsons J.D. Stacy   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac4968430running0138
10 571   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Buick4954180running0134
111942   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4893570running0130
122326   Brad Teague Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet4871830running0127
132150   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4856930running0124
141702   Mark Martin Apache Stove   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac4821230running0121
151867   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4803100running0118
162052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4742915running0115
172764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4732730running0112
18 22   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick4572570running0109
192570   J.D. McDuffie Mack's Stores   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4342410running0106
201590   Jody Ridley J.D. Stacy   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4318230running0103
212448   Slick Johnson Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac4132200running0100
221437   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Bob Rogers)Buick4001855a frame097
231275   Gary Balough Rahilly & Grady   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick3911830crash094
242886   John McFadden Setzer Well Company   (Will Cronkrite)Buick368655crash091
253025   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac307630ignition088
26266   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick297620rear end085
27 73   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Pontiac2171110valve082
281113   Dick Brooks Carolina Tool & Equipment   (Bobby Hawkins)Ford109600crash079
292217   Lake Speed Yazoo Mowers   (Roger Hamby)Buick681090oil pump076
302940   Dick May Stihl Chain Saw   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick34580engine073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Cecil Gordon24Gordon RacingCecil GordonBuick
Bobby Wawak94Wawak RacingBobby WawakBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1111111  
1121187   #13 accident turn 2 
11913618  
1371426   #52 accident turn 4 
1431453  
1461505   debris turn 1 
151398248  
3994057   #15,75,86 accident turn 3 
40650095  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.0%             Average green flag run: 95.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip1112112
  Harry Gant1131131
  Terry Labonte1141141
  Dale Earnhardt115257143
  Darrell Waltrip2582647
  Morgan Shepherd2652662
  Terry Labonte2672704
  Richard Petty2712777
  Terry Labonte2782858
  Dale Earnhardt286397112
  Darrell Waltrip398500103

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 485    
2   Bobby Allison 482   -3  
3   Ron Bouchard 430   -55  
4   Morgan Shepherd 415   -70  
5   Dave Marcis 410   -75  
6   Richard Petty 408   -77  
7   Dale Earnhardt 405   -80  
8   Benny Parsons 398   -87  
9   Joe Ruttman 397   -88  
10   Harry Gant 379   -106  
11   Darrell Waltrip 375   -110  
12   Jody Ridley 365   -120  
13   Buddy Arrington 357   -128  
14   Jimmy Means 336   -149  
15   Kyle Petty 332   -153  
16   Neil Bonnett 331   -154  
17   Tommy Gale 327   -158  
18   J.D. McDuffie 324   -161  
19   Joe Millikan 317   -168  
20   Gary Balough 291   -194