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1983 Budweiser 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 30
Sunday, September 18, 1983 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:18:45
Average speed: 116.077 mph
Pole speed: 139.573 mph
Cautions: 7 for 51 laps
Margin of victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 40000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 722   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick50030985running195185
2 488   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac50016190running67175
3 527   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50011565running97170
4 144   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet49910470running51165
51411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49914335running0155
6162   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick49910985running1155
7 875   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4938985running0146
8129   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4915335running29147
91743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4918385running1143
102710   Clark Dwyer Hamby Automotive   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4802685running0134
11218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick4792655running0130
12256   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4704665running0127
13 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4674855running0124
142492   Joe Fields Hobart Sales & Service   (Joe Fields)Buick4591885running0121
153624   Cecil Gordon Delaware Trans-Am   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler4572785running0118
161147   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4524045crash0115
17 933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick4529385crash0112
182887   Jimmy Ingalls Ingalls Construction   (Jimmy Ingalls)Buick4471480running0109
193038   Laurent Rioux Valvoline   (Laurent Rioux)Chevrolet4411380running0106
20 698   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac4273530engine0103
212652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4163320running0100
221371   Dave Marcis Atlantic Equipment & Leasing   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3878530engine097
232367   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3823060spring094
242941   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3771030engine091
251021   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford356980engine088
26187   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3372645crash085
272217   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac2853110engine082
283402   Tommy Gale Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac2552575steering079
293369   Bob Riley N.R.S. Carting   (Bob Riley)Pontiac221880ignition076
303264   Jerry Bowman Bowman Racing   (Jerry Bowman)Ford1392515crash073
311948   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1381830engine070
321590   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1251820engine067
332077   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Buick107810engine064
343160   Natz Peters Mitton Electric / Seminole Mall   (Natz Peters)Buick103800engine061
35 315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford907890head gasket5963
363570   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac791780engine055

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
16363  
64674  
6811548  
1161216  
12213110  
13214110  
14222483  
22523410  
235346112  
3473548  
35537925  
3803856  
38645570  
4564627  
46350038  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.2%             Average green flag run: 56.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte11313
  Dale Earnhardt146451
  Bill Elliott65651
  Richard Petty66661
  Dale Earnhardt67748
  Bobby Allison7513258
  Terry Labonte13317038
  Tim Richmond17122555
  Morgan Shepherd2262261
  Geoffrey Bodine22725226
  Bobby Allison25329139
  Bill Elliott29231928
  Bobby Allison3203267
  Tim Richmond3273304
  Bobby Allison33134717
  Geoffrey Bodine3483481
  Bobby Allison34938032
  Geoffrey Bodine38140020
  Bobby Allison40141818
  Tim Richmond41945638
  Geoffrey Bodine45747620
  Bobby Allison47750024

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3733    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3632   -101  
3   Bill Elliott 3411   -322  
4   Richard Petty 3317   -416  
5   Harry Gant 3218   -515  
6   Neil Bonnett 3138   -595  
7   Terry Labonte 3097   -636  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2920   -813  
9   Ricky Rudd 2898   -835  
10   Tim Richmond 2792   -941  
11   Joe Ruttman 2760   -973  
12   Dick Brooks 2700   -1033  
13   Dave Marcis 2680   -1053  
14   Kyle Petty 2592   -1141  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 2591   -1142  
16   Buddy Arrington 2512   -1221  
17   Ron Bouchard 2511   -1222  
18   Sterling Marlin 2398   -1335  
19   Jimmy Means 2312   -1421  
20   Morgan Shepherd 2135   -1598  
21   Ronnie Thomas 2127   -1606