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1983 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 30
Saturday, August 27, 1983 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps* on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:29:50
Average speed: 89.43 mph
Pole speed: 111.923 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 211   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet41930400running215185
2 615   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford41915725running197175
31322   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick41913360running0165
4 988   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4187370running0160
5 544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4185770running1155
6 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick4188875running1155
7 747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4184450running2151
8112   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick4108200running0142
91443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4076400running0138
101575   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4056660crash0139
11197   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4053590running0130
122841   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4021350running0127
132067   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3993320running0124
14 43   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3963110running0121
152317   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac3943475running0118
16246   Al Elmore Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3932765running0115
171848   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3892705running0112
18 198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac3803620running0109
192718   Don Satterfield Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick368925running0106
201271   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3537000running0103
211790   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3142325valve0100
22 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac2712000crash3102
232264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2541325crash094
242502   Mike Potter Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac2531300running091
252670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1981275running088
262152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1471250rear end085
27109   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford1351225clutch082
281626   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet671200rear end079
292945   John McFadden McFadden Racing   (John McFadden)Buick44675brakes076
* Race shortened to 419 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBuick
DCLennie Pond52Broadway MotorsJimmy MeansChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #71 stalled frontstretch 
97264  
73775   #48 spun frontstretch 
78271194  
2722776   #27,64 accident turn 2 
27835578  
3563616   #18 spun turn 1 
36241150  
4124198   #75 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.4%             Average green flag run: 77.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip17373
  Harry Gant74741
  Darrell Waltrip75206132
  Dale Earnhardt20722216
  Darrell Waltrip2232242
  Ron Bouchard2252262
  Tim Richmond2272293
  Terry Labonte2302301
  Dale Earnhardt23132898
  Darrell Waltrip3293291
  Dale Earnhardt33041283
  Darrell Waltrip4134197

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3178    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3137   -41  
3   Bill Elliott 2929   -249  
4   Harry Gant 2906   -272  
5   Richard Petty 2897   -281  
6   Neil Bonnett 2680   -498  
7   Dale Earnhardt 2630   -548  
8   Terry Labonte 2622   -556  
9   Joe Ruttman 2526   -652  
10   Ricky Rudd 2506   -672  
11   Tim Richmond 2443   -735  
12   Dick Brooks 2439   -739  
13   Dave Marcis 2353   -825  
14   Kyle Petty 2322   -856  
15   Ron Bouchard 2241   -937  
16   Geoffrey Bodine 2192   -986  
17   Buddy Arrington 2188   -990  
18   Sterling Marlin 2140   -1038  
19   Jimmy Means 2018   -1160  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1851   -1327