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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 30
Sunday, August 21, 1983 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:42
Average speed: 147.511 mph
Pole speed: 162.437 mph
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Margin of victory: .86 sec
Attendance: 60000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 728   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet20026100running85185
21111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20023775running3175
3 29   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford20017205running10170
4 144   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet20013245running59165
5 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20010205running1160
62043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20011640running3155
71315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford20012140running0146
8241   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1994640running0142
9 616   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet1994140running0138
101821   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1994340running3139
112171   Dave Marcis Throttle's Food & Fuel   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet19911240running9135
12 447   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1986530running0127
131055   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1983140running0124
14297   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1975895running0121
152284   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet1972740running0118
163380   Bob Senneker Elk Custom Vans   (Terry Marra)Pontiac1962440running0115
17275   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet1952740running0112
18354   Mark Martin Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1953140running0109
192348   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1955375running0106
203077   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Buick1942090running0103
211290   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1934515running3105
222852   Lennie Pond Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1934155running097
231967   Buddy Arrington Prange Chrysler-Plymouth   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1923845running094
241798   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1923585running091
25268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick1911490running088
263603   Eddie Bierschwale Mission Ice / Lone Star   (Don Bierschwale)Buick1891440running085
27 93   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1883165running082
283764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1863105running079
292517   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1753045running076
301633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick1719040running073
31 566   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1691190engine070
323270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1642875overheating067
333402   D.K. Ulrich Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac1582090engine064
341522   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick1379040engine366
351475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet1336995piston058
36 388   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac923635push rod2160
37312   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick638560valve052

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Al Elmore6Ulrich RacingD.K. UlrichBuick
Clark Dwyer10Kings InnRoger HambyChevrolet
Jeff Halverson13Halverson RacingJeff HalversonBuick
Joe Booher18Booher FarmsLeon SatterfieldBuick
Billie Harvey31Billie HarveyBuick
H.B. Bailey36Almeda Auto PartsH.B. BaileyPontiac
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Ronnie Thomas41McCord GasketsRonnie ThomasPontiac
David Simko54Mound Steel & SuppliesElmer SimkoBuick
Natz Peters60Seminole MallNatz PetersBuick
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
Mike Potter76Cam Farm / Larry'sMike PotterPontiac
Maurice Randall93Beacon SalesMaurice RandallChrysler

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17171  
72743   debris 
758410  
85884   debris 
89200112  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.5%             Average green flag run: 64.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte12626
  Bill Elliott27293
  Geoffrey Bodine30301
  Terry Labonte31388
  Geoffrey Bodine39446
  Terry Labonte45462
  Dick Brooks47493
  Dave Marcis50523
  Geoffrey Bodine53608
  Terry Labonte617212
  Geoffrey Bodine73786
  Bill Elliott79857
  Terry Labonte86938
  Cale Yarborough94963
  Terry Labonte97971
  Cale Yarborough98981
  Terry Labonte99991
  Cale Yarborough10012223
  Darrell Waltrip1231231
  Tim Richmond1241241
  Bobby Allison1251273
  Dave Marcis1281336
  Cale Yarborough13416633
  Darrell Waltrip1671682
  Terry Labonte1691691
  Buddy Baker1701723
  Richard Petty1731753
  Cale Yarborough17620025

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3013    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2952   -61  
3   Bill Elliott 2847   -166  
4   Richard Petty 2759   -254  
5   Harry Gant 2751   -262  
6   Neil Bonnett 2541   -472  
7   Terry Labonte 2467   -546  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2455   -558  
9   Joe Ruttman 2417   -596  
10   Ricky Rudd 2385   -628  
11   Tim Richmond 2341   -672  
12   Dick Brooks 2339   -674  
13   Dave Marcis 2250   -763  
14   Kyle Petty 2192   -821  
15   Ron Bouchard 2090   -923  
16   Buddy Arrington 2064   -949  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 2032   -981  
18   Sterling Marlin 2022   -991  
19   Jimmy Means 1933   -1080  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1724   -1289