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1983 Richmond 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 30
Sunday, February 27, 1983 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.542 mile paved track (216.800 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:45
Average speed: 79.584 mph
Pole speed: 93.439 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: 1.1 sec
Attendance: 23500
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet40023725running117180
2 815   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford40016575running81175
31375   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4009975running1170
4 788   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3998445running1165
51233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick39911260running6160
6189   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford3985660running0150
7 298   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick3988075running161156
81043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3987210running0142
91671   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3978360running0138
101921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3962510running0134
112101   Butch Lindley Miller Time   (Emanuel Zervakis)Buick3962485running7135
12 547   Ron Bouchard Foster Grant   (Jack Beebe)Buick3963940running0127
131790   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3953600running0124
14317   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3953410running0121
15111   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3951530running0118
162852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3933140running0115
172727   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3921320running0112
182517   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac3913520running0109
19156   Jim Sauter Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3892665running0106
203267   Buddy Arrington Jim Peacock   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3802400running0103
212348   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3722705running0100
22 344   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3591710running097
232041   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3561015running094
24 92   Mark Martin Valvring   (Jim Stacy)Buick3447270running091
252970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2981425running088
262692   Joe Fields Fields Racing   (Joe Fields)Buick284880running085
272218   Slick Johnson The Pioneer   (Leon Satterfield)Buick2471000engine082
28 13   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1773615engine2684
29 411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1499295rear end076
301429   Dave Dion Champion Buses   (Dave Dion)Ford50700crash073
312435   Morgan Shepherd Beahr Racing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford50850head gasket00
323002   Tommy Gale Midlothian Texaco   (Bud Reeder)Buick501200crash067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rick Newsom20Bull Frog KnitsRick NewsomChevrolet
Cecil Gordon24Gordon RacingCecil GordonChrysler
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Jerry Bowman58Bowman RacingJerry BowmanFord
Tommy Gale64Sunny King Ford & HondaElmo LangleyFord
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
Darryl Sage86Sage RacingLee SageChevrolet
Jimmy Walker96Walker EnterprisesWill CronkriteBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13636  
37404   #29 spun turn 2 
41455  
46472   #48 accident turn 3 
48525  
53608   #02,29,35,48 accident turn 4 
61666  
67704   #02 accident backstretch 
718818  
89957   #2,7 accident turn 2 
96400305  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.3%             Average green flag run: 62.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd11111
  Joe Ruttman125443
  Dale Earnhardt55595
  Bobby Allison60678
  Geoffrey Bodine68681
  Ricky Rudd698214
  Butch Lindley83897
  Ricky Rudd90901
  Joe Ruttman91193103
  Bobby Allison19423138
  Harry Gant2322376
  Dale Earnhardt2382458
  Neil Bonnett2462461
  Joe Ruttman24726115
  Dale Earnhardt26232968
  Bobby Allison33040071

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Joe Ruttman 326    
2   Bill Elliott 325   -1  
3   Bobby Allison 318   -8  
4   Buddy Baker 304   -22  
5   Dick Brooks 284   -42  
6   Neil Bonnett 272   -54  
7   Terry Labonte 247   -79  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 243   -83  
9   Dale Earnhardt 238   -88  
10   Jimmy Means 236   -90  
11   Buddy Arrington 218   -108  
12   Jim Sauter 215   -111  
13   Harry Gant 212   -114  
13   Ron Bouchard 212   -114  
15   Lake Speed 206   -120  
15   Ronnie Thomas 206   -120  
17   Dave Marcis 205   -121  
18   Richard Petty 196   -130  
19   James Hylton 194   -132  
20   Kyle Petty 190   -136