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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 30
Sunday, February 20, 1983 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:20
Average speed: 155.979 mph
Pole speed: 198.864 mph
Cautions: 6 for 36 laps
Margin of victory: 5 cl
Attendance: 115000
Lead changes: 58

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 828   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac200119600running23180
2179   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford20066425running6175
3 521   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford20059650running35170
41198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet20055980running57170
51090   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda / Burger King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19944545running15160
64144   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet19933175running0150
72253   Tom Sneva Simoniz BodyGard   (Bay Darnell)Chevrolet19927900running0146
81516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet19825100running0142
93522   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet19829400running0138
101884   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Buick19720900running0134
11 914   A.J. Foyt Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet19720000running0130
123951   Lennie Pond Native Tan   (Tom Beck)Buick19715000running0127
133266   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick19613700running0124
144252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick19615965running0121
152789   Dean Roper Evinrude Motors   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac19412800running0118
163467   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler19414055running0115
173641   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac19210500running0112
18206   Jim Sauter Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet19113735running0109
192826   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick1919400running0106
203004   Rick Baldwin Baldwin Racing   (Rick Baldwin)Dodge1888900running0103
214010   Clark Dwyer Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1887100running0100
22 475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet18732400running9102
232948   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1849400running094
24 13   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18216515cam196
25161   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1787550engine088
262347   Ron Bouchard Foster Grant   (Jack Beebe)Buick1629205engine085
272564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1498795engine082
28122   Mark Martin Valvring   (Jim Stacy)Buick13615000crash079
293770   J.D. McDuffie Wilder's   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1327375engine076
30 288   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac10612065engine1478
31380   Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions   (H.L. Waters)Buick1024300crash070
322171   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet10013650piston067
33 77   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac9919666engine969
343317   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet696485piston061
35 315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford6337011engine263
363111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet6216100crash055
371333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick5614050engine052
38 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4722600engine2954
392632   Bosco Lowe Clinomint   (Bill Terry)Buick365350crash046
401923   Elliott Forbes-Robinson Yurika Foods   (Dick Bahre)Buick365550engine043
412427   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac245350engine040
421455   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick85950push rod037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Morgan Shepherd02, 93Bud Reeder, Junie DonlaveyChevy, Ford
Connie Saylor4Spencer RacingG.C. SpencerOldsmobile
Bruce Jacobi05Colonial MotorsDennis TaylorPontiac
Bill Scott07Verda CoalSpencer BrownOldsmobile
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8B.J. RacingBobby Hillin, Sr.Buick
Joe Millikan18Leon SatterfieldBuick
Ronnie Sanders19Henley GrayBuick
Rick Newsom20Rick NewsomChevrolet
Lowell Cowell24Cecil GordonChrysler
Laurent Rioux38Rioux RacingLaurent RiouxChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Ferrel Harris40Iron PeddlersBaxter Price / D.K. UlrichBuick
Slick Johnson42Billy MatthewsBuick
Travis Tiller46Morgan-McClure ChevroletTravis TillerBuick
David Simko54Mound SteelElmer SimkoOldsmobile
Ken Kalla57K&K EnterprisesKen KallaBuick
Jerry Bowman58Grimes HolcombFord
Alan West61Fogg Trucking Co.Ken FoggBuick
Rick Wilson62Rick WilsonBuick
Jocko Maggiacomo63Jim RosenblumOldsmobile
Joe Booher65Spohn's Body ShopRon SpohnFord
Mike Kempton69KRCMike KemptonPontiac
Rusty Wallace72Easter Seals / Ramada InnJohn ChildsBuick
Steve Moore73Franklin City Music ParkSteve MoorePontiac
Ralph Jones74Bridgetender InnBobby WawakBuick
Mike Potter76Cam FarmMike PotterOldsmobile
Dick Skillen78Tom GoffPontiac
Darryl Sage86Sage RacingLee SageChevrolet
Bobby Wawak94Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
Philip Duffie99Duffie Sand & GravelPhilip DuffieBuick
WDJim Hurlbert00Hurlbert RacingJim HurlbertBuick
WDRodney Combs5J.D. StacyJim StacyBuick
WDAl Loquasto06Ulrich RacingD.K. UlrichBuick
WDChet Fillip13Circle Bar Truck CorralEarle CanavanBuick
WDJohn Haver45Kothera RacingEdwin KotheraBuick
WD?49Palatine Auto PartsJames HyltonChevrolet
WDHoward Mark68Jim FowlerOldsmobile
WDJohn Callis80Callis RacingJohn CallisPontiac
WD?96Cronkrite RacingWill CronkriteBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15252  
53575   #66 spun tri-oval 
58647  
657612   oil on track 
7710832  
1091146   #0 accident turn 2 
11513723  
1381403   #2 accident turn 4 
1411444  
1451495   #04,26,70 spun turn 1 
15016213  
1631675   oil on track 
16820033  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.0%             Average green flag run: 23.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd111
  Geoffrey Bodine221
  Richard Petty342
  Geoffrey Bodine551
  Richard Petty661
  Dale Earnhardt771
  Kyle Petty8136
  Joe Ruttman14152
  Kyle Petty16183
  Richard Petty19191
  Dick Brooks20201
  Richard Petty213515
  Dick Brooks36372
  Richard Petty384710
  Dick Brooks48536
  Bill Elliott54585
  Joe Ruttman59602
  Dale Earnhardt61611
  Dick Brooks62621
  Cale Yarborough63631
  Dick Brooks64652
  Bill Elliott66661
  Joe Ruttman677610
  Cale Yarborough77782
  Dick Brooks79791
  Geoffrey Bodine80845
  Joe Ruttman85851
  Geoffrey Bodine86872
  Joe Ruttman88881
  Geoffrey Bodine89935
  Joe Ruttman94952
  Buddy Baker96972
  Joe Ruttman98981
  Neil Bonnett991079
  Cale Yarborough1081092
  Joe Ruttman1101156
  Dick Brooks1161161
  Joe Ruttman1171171
  Dick Brooks1181181
  Cale Yarborough1191224
  Joe Ruttman1231242
  Cale Yarborough1251251
  Buddy Baker1261261
  Cale Yarborough1271348
  Joe Ruttman1351417
  Buddy Baker1421498
  Joe Ruttman1501512
  Buddy Baker1521521
  Joe Ruttman1531597
  Buddy Baker1601601
  Joe Ruttman1611611
  Cale Yarborough1621632
  Joe Ruttman16417411
  Buddy Baker1751839
  Joe Ruttman1841841
  Buddy Baker1851862
  Cale Yarborough1871882
  Buddy Baker18919911
  Cale Yarborough2002001

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 180    
2   Bill Elliott 175   -5  
3   Buddy Baker 170   -10  
3   Joe Ruttman 170   -10  
5   Dick Brooks 160   -20  
6   Terry Labonte 150   -30  
7   Tom Sneva 146   -34  
8   David Pearson 142   -38  
9   Bobby Allison 138   -42  
10   Jody Ridley 134   -46  
11   A.J. Foyt 130   -50  
12   Lennie Pond 127   -53  
13   Phil Parsons 124   -56  
14   Jimmy Means 121   -59  
15   Dean Roper 118   -62  
16   Buddy Arrington 115   -65  
17   Ronnie Thomas 112   -68  
18   Jim Sauter 109   -71  
19   Ronnie Hopkins 106   -74  
20   Rick Baldwin 103   -77