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1983 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 30
Sunday, November 6, 1983 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:37:37
Average speed: 137.643 mph
Pole speed: 168.151 mph
Cautions: 6 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: .41 sec
Attendance: 28000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11575   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet32836975running21180
2 321   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford32815800running6175
3 822   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick32831025running128175
4 944   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet32712955running5165
51143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32612100running1160
6 79   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford3268295running0150
7312   Morgan Shepherd My Car   (Jim Stacy)Buick32513900running0146
82397   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Oldsmobile3243800running0142
9 611   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32313150running0138
101984   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet3233500running0134
112048   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3236675running0130
12171   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3212400running0127
133371   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3219675running0124
143267   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3205240running0121
152580   Bob Senneker Elk Custom Vans   (Terry Marra)Pontiac3192175running0118
162617   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3194925running0115
173777   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet3191875running0112
182952   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3114610crash0109
192264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3104350running0106
20307   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3083990engine0103
21286   D.K. Ulrich Fligels Uniform   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3033655running0100
223802   Mike Potter Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac2803395crash097
23 428   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet2581800engine10899
24340   Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions   (H.L. Waters)Buick2331275cylinder head091
25 555   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1541250overheating088
26183   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1483000engine085
272704   Rick Baldwin Spirit of Corpus Christi   (Rick Baldwin)Chrysler1321200engine082
281666   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1222675engine079
29 127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1205115engine4081
301298   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac972880rear end073
311090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford842750engine070
323570   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac662005engine067
33 215   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford497995clutch1969
343603   Eddie Bierschwale Mission Ice   (Don Bierschwale)Buick46985crash061
351347   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick301975engine058
362188   Donnie Allison Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac211965engine055
371433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick218775engine052
38245   Greg Sacks Uniden Force   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet3945crash049
393918   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (Leon Satterfield)Buick2935engine046
404039   Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Racing   (Blackie Wangerin)Ford0 did not start0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mark Martin4Morgan-McClureLarry McClureChevrolet
John Haver37Auto Tech International
Ronnie Thomas41McCord GasketsRonnie ThomasPontiac
John McFadden45Bean Auto SalesJohn McFaddenBuick
Travis Tiller46Intermountain Video SystemsTravis TillerChevrolet
John Callis56John CallisChevrolet
Natz Peters60Mitton Electric / Seminole MallNatz PetersBuick
Ed Baugess68Baugess RacingEd BaugessChevrolet
John Ingalls69John Ingalls RacingJohn IngallsBuick
Dennis DeVea74UNO / Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
Jim Southard78Judith Southard Real Estate Inv.Jim SouthardBuick
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Wayne Peterson83Sylacauga Parts Co.Wayne PetersonBuick
Graham Duxbury87Baker Driving SchoolBuck BakerPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
5128  
134836  
495810  
5913981  
1401467  
14724599  
2462505  
2512599  
2602645  
26532056  
3213244  
3253284  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.9%             Average green flag run: 41.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker122
  Dale Earnhardt31311
  Cale Yarborough14163
  Dale Earnhardt17171
  Bobby Allison18192
  Dale Earnhardt20267
  Bobby Allison274923
  Terry Labonte50501
  Bobby Allison516212
  Cale Yarborough637715
  Tim Richmond7811740
  Neil Bonnett1181192
  Terry Labonte1201234
  Bobby Allison12414017
  Richard Petty1411411
  Neil Bonnett14215312
  Cale Yarborough15420653
  Bobby Allison2072093
  Cale Yarborough21024334
  Bobby Allison2442463
  Neil Bonnett2472471
  Bobby Allison2482558
  Cale Yarborough2562583
  Bobby Allison2592602
  Neil Bonnett2612633
  Bobby Allison26432158
  Buddy Baker3223254
  Neil Bonnett3263283

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 4524    
2   Darrell Waltrip 4460   -64  
3   Bill Elliott 4099   -425  
4   Richard Petty 3903   -621  
5   Terry Labonte 3858   -666  
6   Neil Bonnett 3837   -687  
7   Harry Gant 3720   -804  
8   Ricky Rudd 3636   -888  
9   Dale Earnhardt 3567   -957  
10   Tim Richmond 3437   -1087  
11   Joe Ruttman 3302   -1222  
12   Dave Marcis 3234   -1290  
13   Dick Brooks 3169   -1355  
14   Kyle Petty 3137   -1387  
15   Buddy Arrington 3064   -1460  
16   Geoffrey Bodine 3019   -1505  
17   Ron Bouchard 2983   -1541  
18   Jimmy Means 2868   -1656  
18   Sterling Marlin 2868   -1656  
20   Morgan Shepherd 2669   -1855