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1983 Mason-Dixon 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 30
Sunday, May 15, 1983 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:13
Average speed: 114.847 mph
Pole speed: 139.616 mph
Cautions: 9 for 53 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 43000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11022   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick50028500running256185
2 411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50020425running158175
3 198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick49913565running51170
4 69   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4988655running1165
51921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford4974550running0155
6 92   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick49311000running1155
71443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4939000running1151
81715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford49110500running28147
91633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick49010200running0138
102617   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4836260running0134
11157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4825060running1135
123052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4744680running0127
132758   Jerry Bowman Aberdeen Travel Center   (Jerry Bowman)Ford4682000running0124
143302   Rick Newsom Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Chevrolet4674370running0121
151890   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4664160running0118
162071   Dave Marcis W.H. Bolin   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4579100engine3120
173187   Jimmy Ingalls Red Diamond Lines   (Jimmy Ingalls)Buick4541600running0112
18296   D.K. Ulrich Jim Magill   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4383750oil leak0109
192467   Buddy Arrington Direct Connection   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler4363540running0106
203696   John Callis Bob Gailey Excavating   (John Callis)Pontiac4281325running0103
213424   Cecil Gordon Delaware Trans-Am   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler4021200engine0100
221128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3501150overheating097
232870   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3293080engine094
24 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2773140engine091
252141   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac2511500engine088
262326   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet244975crash085
272564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2352630transmission082
281375   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet2182595water pump079
291255   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick190900engine076
30 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1042636crash073
31 544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet971850engine070
322248   Trevor Boys Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet911840engine067
333535   Dick May Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford66830engine064
34 747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick601820engine061
35 888   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac462810crash058
363263   Jocko Maggiacomo Tele-Video Computer Systems   (Jim Rosenblum)Oldsmobile39800crash055

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14848  
49568  
5710751  
1081147  
11514531  
1461505  
151272122  
2732786  
27935072  
3513588  
35938022  
3813844  
38540824  
4094113  
41247059  
4714777  
47849518  
4965005  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 49.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Ruttman14949
  Richard Petty50501
  Dave Marcis51533
  Bobby Allison5410855
  Kyle Petty1091091
  Bobby Allison11014637
  Morgan Shepherd1471471
  Bobby Allison1481514
  Dale Earnhardt1521532
  Bobby Allison15418936
  Darrell Waltrip19024354
  Joe Ruttman2442441
  Bobby Allison2452473
  Dale Earnhardt24827326
  Bill Elliott2742741
  Darrell Waltrip27535177
  Joe Ruttman3523521
  Darrell Waltrip3533608
  Bobby Allison36138121
  Darrell Waltrip3823854
  Bobby Allison3863927
  Darrell Waltrip3933953
  Bobby Allison39640914
  Darrell Waltrip4104123
  Bobby Allison41347159
  Darrell Waltrip4724776
  Bobby Allison4784792
  Darrell Waltrip4804823
  Bobby Allison48350018

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1531    
2   Harry Gant 1490   -41  
3   Joe Ruttman 1432   -99  
4   Bill Elliott 1413   -118  
5   Richard Petty 1366   -165  
6   Neil Bonnett 1336   -195  
7   Darrell Waltrip 1313   -218  
8   Dick Brooks 1264   -267  
9   Ricky Rudd 1225   -306  
10   Jimmy Means 1211   -320  
11   Terry Labonte 1197   -334  
12   Ron Bouchard 1134   -397  
13   Buddy Arrington 1100   -431  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 1066   -465  
15   Dave Marcis 1043   -488  
16   Sterling Marlin 1022   -509  
17   Dale Earnhardt 1000   -531  
18   Tim Richmond 995   -536  
19   Lake Speed 969   -562  
20   Kyle Petty 964   -567