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1983 Northwestern Bank 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 30
Sunday, April 17, 1983 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:44:03
Average speed: 91.436 mph
Pole speed: 112.332 mph
Cautions: 7 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: 7.5 sec
Attendance: 26000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11011   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40028075running245185
2 422   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick40016975running2175
3 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick40012885running26170
4 175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet40010995running89165
5 388   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4007070running36160
6 544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3994750running0150
7 298   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick3997440running0146
8131   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3981950running0142
91671   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3987700running0138
102343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3986510running1139
111247   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick3963170running0130
122448   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts / Wilder's   (James Hylton)Buick3943010running0127
13276   D.K. Ulrich Mastin Pool   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3922875running0124
142952   Jimmy Means Racoon Mountain Syrups Special   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3912655running0121
152667   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3902600running0118
16218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. B.J. Racing   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick3881645running0115
172841   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3861050running0112
182235   Joe Millikan Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford3841075running0109
193064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3812325running0106
201790   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda / Tire Medic   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3692150running0103
21 99   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford3572100running1105
222017   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac3311470running097
232508   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac306900engine094
241926   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet219925engine091
251818   Slick Johnson Seamless Gutter Machine   (Leon Satterfield)Buick190900oil pump088
26 62   Mark Martin ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick1637200transmission085
27 73   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet591875crash082
281427   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac55825oil leak079
291115   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford406450engine076
30157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac191275oil cooler073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
D.K. Ulrich02Reeder RacingBud ReederBuick
?06Satterfield RacingLeon SatterfieldBuick
Clark Dwyer10Kings InnRoger HambyChevrolet
Rick Newsom20Bull Frog KnitsRick NewsomChevrolet
Cecil Gordon24Gordon RacingCecil GordonChrysler
Dave Dion29Champion BusesDave DionFord
John McFadden45Buckner-McFaddenJohn McFaddenBuick
Ed Baugess60Baugess RacingEd BaugessChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70McDuffie RacingJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
112010   #7,17,90 accident turn 4 
216444  
65706   #3 accident turn 4 
718212  
83886   #9 spun backstretch 
8910012  
1011055   #26 spun turn 2 
10617065  
1711788   oil on track 
17922850  
2292346   #26 engine 
23529258  
2933008   #1,43 accident 
301400100  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.3%             Average green flag run: 43.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett16565
  Bill Elliott66661
  Geoffrey Bodine6710135
  Neil Bonnett10212524
  Darrell Waltrip12617146
  Geoffrey Bodine1721721
  Harry Gant17319119
  Darrell Waltrip19222938
  Richard Petty2302301
  Harry Gant2312377
  Darrell Waltrip23829255
  Bobby Allison2932942
  Darrell Waltrip295400106

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Neil Bonnett 900    
2   Bobby Allison 867   -33  
3   Harry Gant 847   -53  
4   Bill Elliott 833   -67  
5   Joe Ruttman 821   -79  
6   Dick Brooks 795   -105  
7   Richard Petty 763   -137  
8   Ricky Rudd 711   -189  
9   Geoffrey Bodine 707   -193  
10   Lake Speed 705   -195  
11   Darrell Waltrip 704   -196  
12   Mark Martin 701   -199  
13   Terry Labonte 685   -215  
14   Ron Bouchard 681   -219  
15   Jimmy Means 672   -228  
16   Cale Yarborough 658   -242  
17   Buddy Arrington 647   -253  
18   Buddy Baker 603   -297  
19   Dave Marcis 592   -308  
20   Sterling Marlin 591   -309