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1983 Miller High Life 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 30
Sunday, October 9, 1983 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:43
Average speed: 139.998 mph
Pole speed: 163.073 mph
Cautions: 8 for 35 laps
Margin of victory: 3.1 sec
Attendance: 118000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac33440400running2376
2 611   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33434850running18175
3 255   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet33443775running52170
4 544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet33416230running31165
5 127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac33435195running99165
6 321   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3348500running37155
72522   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick33416000running3151
8 79   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford33412875running43147
9133   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3348265running1143
101128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3336650running10139
11181   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3336000running9135
121784   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet3333850running0127
131098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet3337205running0124
141615   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford33211650running6126
15 947   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick3317085running0118
162748   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3316525running2120
173971   Dave Marcis American Legion Posts   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile33011650running0112
18247   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3295615running0109
191566   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet3293650running0106
20356   D.K. Ulrich Rob's Roost   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3225355running0103
212202   Jim Sauter D.E.R. Inc.   (Bud Reeder)Chevrolet3214145running0100
223312   Rodney Combs Stroh's   (Jim Stacy)Buick3201725engine097
234052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3193200running094
241931   John Anderson Lebe's Tire Service   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3171350running091
25312   Morgan Shepherd My Car   (Jim Stacy)Buick3178900running088
261475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet3177775running085
272999   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick3141250running082
28 488   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3095490engine079
29 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick3019500ignition076
30345   Greg Sacks Uniden   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet2931175crash073
313764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2852905running070
322697   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Oldsmobile2831125engine067
33214   Mark Martin Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet2741110rear end064
343267   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler2522810head gasket061
35380   Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet2391050engine058
36288   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick1841040engine055
372390   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1612030engine052
383677   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1371020running049
391216   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet1061505valve046
403017   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet532000engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Randy Baker
Bosco Lowe
Travis Tiller
Laurent Rioux38ValvolineLaurent RiouxChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffiePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14141  
42465  
47548  
55595  
60678  
68714  
7214271  
1431464  
14718236  
1831864  
1871871  
1881903  
19125060  
2512555  
25629237  
2932975  
29833437  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.5%             Average green flag run: 33.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons199
  Buddy Baker10167
  Terry Labonte17171
  Buddy Baker182811
  Terry Labonte29291
  Buddy Baker304213
  Bobby Allison43431
  Trevor Boys44452
  Benny Parsons46461
  Dale Earnhardt47515
  Benny Parsons52532
  Dale Earnhardt54541
  Benny Parsons556814
  Cale Yarborough697810
  Buddy Baker79835
  Terry Labonte8411229
  Bill Elliott11313725
  Bobby Allison1381392
  Lake Speed1401489
  Benny Parsons14917426
  Tim Richmond1751839
  Darrell Waltrip1841841
  Bill Elliott18520117
  Tim Richmond20222120
  Bill Elliott2222221
  Tim Richmond22325129
  Buddy Baker2522521
  Tim Richmond25329341
  Ricky Rudd2942941
  Darrell Waltrip29531117
  Richard Petty31233423

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 4229    
2   Darrell Waltrip 4162   -67  
3   Bill Elliott 3849   -380  
4   Richard Petty 3658   -571  
5   Harry Gant 3574   -655  
6   Terry Labonte 3513   -716  
7   Neil Bonnett 3497   -732  
8   Ricky Rudd 3381   -848  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3381   -848  
10   Tim Richmond 3176   -1053  
11   Joe Ruttman 3151   -1078  
12   Dick Brooks 2985   -1244  
13   Dave Marcis 2959   -1270  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 2955   -1274  
15   Kyle Petty 2943   -1286  
16   Buddy Arrington 2816   -1413  
17   Ron Bouchard 2775   -1454  
18   Sterling Marlin 2635   -1594  
19   Jimmy Means 2621   -1608  
20   Morgan Shepherd 2441   -1788