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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 30
Sunday, July 24, 1983 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:17
Average speed: 114.818 mph
Pole speed: 151.981 mph
Cautions: 5 for 52 laps
Margin of victory: 1.95 sec
Attendance: 65000
Lead changes: 41

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20027430running39180
2 311   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20023375running50175
31222   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick20021950running56175
4 475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet20016525running25165
5 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick20014700running15160
6 89   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford2009630running2155
7 63   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2007460running0146
81971   Dave Marcis Fun Seasons   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet20011500running3147
91398   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick2006350running0138
10 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2009750running5139
11147   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1995880running0130
12 544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1996370running2132
131547   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1985260running0124
141748   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1975450running0121
151690   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1964740running0118
16228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock / Camper Stores   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick1962500running0115
172702   D.K. Ulrich Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac1954380running0112
182017   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac1953990running0109
19182   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick1939800engine0106
203341   Ronnie Thomas Yopaka Kennels   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1932100running1108
213176   Mike Potter Cam Farm   (Mike Potter)Oldsmobile1922000running0100
22306   Al Elmore Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1913580running097
233624   Cecil Gordon Boat Exchange   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler1891850running094
242464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1883470running091
253970   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1834410running088
263863   Jocko Maggiacomo Tele-Video   (Jim Rosenblum)Oldsmobile1821700running085
272574   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick1751650running082
283758   Jerry Bowman Bel Air Datsun   (Jerry Bowman)Ford1521600oil pressure079
29215   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet1282050crash076
301015   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford718500engine073
31 755   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet711450engine275
322367   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge622400crank067
334013   Dick May Halverson Racing   (Jeff Halverson)Buick341350rear end064
342619   Bobby Gerhart Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Buick251300crash061
352852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac252250crash058
363565   Glenn Jarrett Spohn's Body Shop   (Ron Spohn)Ford241200crash055
372918   Slick Johnson Seamless Gutter Machine / USA   (Leon Satterfield)Buick211175engine052
383260   Bob Riley Riley Racing   (Bob Riley)Pontiac101150engine049
391188   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac73125engine046
403410   Clark Dwyer Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet61100oil pressure043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
John Callis56John CallisChevrolet
Jimmy Walker96Will CronkriteFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12154  
16194  
20223  
23264  
274620  
476317  
64674  
6813366  
13415421  
15520046  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 24.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond122
  Darrell Waltrip375
  Tim Richmond8103
  Darrell Waltrip11111
  Terry Labonte12132
  Harry Gant14163
  Neil Bonnett17259
  Bobby Allison26261
  Richard Petty27315
  Neil Bonnett324312
  Dave Marcis44441
  Ronnie Thomas45451
  Benny Parsons46461
  Bobby Allison47482
  Benny Parsons49491
  Darrell Waltrip506314
  Neil Bonnett64674
  Darrell Waltrip68747
  Tim Richmond75773
  Bobby Allison78825
  Harry Gant83864
  Bobby Allison879711
  Harry Gant98992
  Bobby Allison1001056
  Dave Marcis1061061
  Darrell Waltrip1071137
  Bobby Allison11412512
  Darrell Waltrip1261261
  Bobby Allison1271315
  Darrell Waltrip1321321
  Tim Richmond13314513
  Bobby Allison14615914
  Harry Gant1601601
  Darrell Waltrip1611611
  Tim Richmond1621643
  Harry Gant1651695
  Tim Richmond1701745
  Darrell Waltrip17518713
  Tim Richmond1881903
  Bill Elliott1911922
  Dave Marcis1931931
  Tim Richmond1942007

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2804    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2602   -202  
3   Bill Elliott 2535   -269  
4   Harry Gant 2523   -281  
5   Richard Petty 2439   -365  
6   Neil Bonnett 2425   -379  
7   Terry Labonte 2221   -583  
8   Joe Ruttman 2208   -596  
9   Ricky Rudd 2188   -616  
10   Dale Earnhardt 2124   -680  
11   Dick Brooks 2088   -716  
12   Dave Marcis 2048   -756  
13   Tim Richmond 2006   -798  
14   Kyle Petty 1941   -863  
15   Jimmy Means 1933   -871  
16   Buddy Arrington 1861   -943  
17   Sterling Marlin 1846   -958  
18   Ron Bouchard 1836   -968  
19   Geoffrey Bodine 1817   -987  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1621   -1183