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1983 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 30
Monday, September 5, 1983 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:03:52
Average speed: 123.343 mph
Pole speed: 157.187 mph
Cautions: 9 for 60 laps
Margin of victory: 9.38 sec
Attendance: 65000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11422   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick36742050running119185
2129   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford36719045running3175
3 711   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36723475running30170
4 175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet36719320running101165
5 244   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet36711045running0155
6 921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3666500running18155
71528   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3664875running1151
8 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet3664450running0142
9192   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick36411750running1143
10 516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3635175running18139
111715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford36311855running0130
122143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3639700running0127
131188   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3627725running0124
142371   Dave Marcis Metromont Materials   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet36110800running0121
15 31   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3593650running0118
16416   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3536155running0115
17274   Mark Martin Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3513275running0112
183467   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3516255running0109
192577   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet3423250running0106
202652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3395645running0103
213774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet3373350running0100
222033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick33010075running097
233535   Dick May Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford3182225ignition094
243317   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac2825350crash091
25 83   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2727415engine7693
26 627   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac2454505cylinder head085
273918   Slick Johnson Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick2171750handling082
283048   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2173745crash079
292864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2073450engine076
303641   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1792100engine073
311390   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1424015crash070
321847   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1173255engine067
331684   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet1131500brakes064
343299   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick1091400engine061
35227   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1073085crash058
363876   Mike Potter Cam Farm   (Mike Potter)Oldsmobile981300ignition055
374070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac542250engine052
381098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac342200cylinder head049
393142   Lennie Pond Sand Dunes Hotel   (Billy Matthews)Buick251150crash046
402426   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet151100engine043
41298   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick111100engine040

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
375  
82619  
27315  
3210271  
1031108  
1111166  
1171204  
12113111  
1321409  
1411444  
1451517  
15219847  
1992057   #41 spun turn 3 
20622217  
2232308  
23126232  
2632697   debris turn 1 
27036798  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.3%             Average green flag run: 30.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett18080
  David Pearson819717
  Ricky Rudd98992
  Bobby Allison1001023
  Darrell Waltrip1031031
  Morgan Shepherd1041041
  Darrell Waltrip10513228
  Cale Yarborough1331331
  Ricky Rudd13420774
  Bobby Allison20822316
  David Pearson2242241
  Neil Bonnett22524420
  Buddy Baker24526218
  Darrell Waltrip2632631
  Neil Bonnett2642641
  Bobby Allison26533874
  Bill Elliott3393413
  Bobby Allison34236726

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3363    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3307   -56  
3   Bill Elliott 3104   -259  
4   Richard Petty 3024   -339  
5   Harry Gant 3003   -360  
6   Neil Bonnett 2845   -518  
7   Terry Labonte 2777   -586  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2760   -603  
9   Ricky Rudd 2599   -764  
10   Joe Ruttman 2575   -788  
11   Tim Richmond 2528   -835  
12   Dick Brooks 2509   -854  
13   Dave Marcis 2474   -889  
14   Kyle Petty 2380   -983  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 2316   -1047  
16   Ron Bouchard 2308   -1055  
17   Buddy Arrington 2297   -1066  
18   Sterling Marlin 2231   -1132  
19   Jimmy Means 2121   -1242  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1924   -1439