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1983 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 30
Sunday, July 31, 1983 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 2:55:52
Average speed: 170.611 mph
Pole speed: 201.744 mph
Cautions: 2 for 16 laps
Margin of victory: 4 cl
Attendance: 95000
Lead changes: 46

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 415   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford18846950running41185
21011   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18832965running21175
31827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18820680running41175
41243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18817475running3165
52333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick18817650running0155
6 988   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac18812445running2155
7 590   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1879575running0146
8 29   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford1878445running0142
92422   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick18612925running8143
10 84   Mark Martin Jim Magill   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1865775running0134
11137   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1867205running0130
121947   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1856860running0127
13318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick1845300running0124
142977   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1833575running0121
152198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1827125running0118
16173   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1825750running0115
172648   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1815510lug bolts0112
182567   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1785315running0109
19336   Al Elmore Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1744785running0106
203741   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1733000running0103
212217   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1675555engine0100
22 355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1512880ignition1102
233870   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1444325running094
24 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1405820engine2196
251516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet1272450valve088
26111   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet902390piston085
27322   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick789930engine082
28 621   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford693770brakes3084
29 744   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet645045crank2081
303576   Mike Potter Cam Farm / Larry's   (Mike Potter)Oldsmobile602150overheating073
312084   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet372090oil pressure070
323671   Dave Marcis Hudson / Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet229430push rod067
332824   Cecil Gordon Talladega Short Track   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler132020ignition064
342774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet51935crash061
351475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet18350engine058
361629   Grant Adcox Adcox Racing   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet11790crash055
373031   Billie Harvey Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Buick11730crash052
383464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford12670crash049
394046   Travis Tiller Intermtn. Video Stms.   (Travis Tiller)Chevrolet11610crash046
403978   Dick Skillen Truss Builders   (Tom Goff)Pontiac11450crash043

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
31412   #29,31,46,64,71,74,75,76,78 accident turn 4 
156450  
65684   #44 engine 
69188120  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.5%             Average green flag run: 57.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons111
  Terry Labonte21817
  Dale Earnhardt19191
  Buddy Baker20201
  Cale Yarborough21211
  Dale Earnhardt22221
  Buddy Baker23231
  Cale Yarborough24241
  Dale Earnhardt25251
  Buddy Baker263712
  Terry Labonte38381
  Tim Richmond39479
  Buddy Baker48481
  Terry Labonte49491
  Buddy Baker505910
  Terry Labonte60601
  Dale Earnhardt61611
  Buddy Baker62665
  Dale Earnhardt67693
  Tim Richmond70701
  Bobby Allison71711
  Tim Richmond72754
  Dale Earnhardt76805
  Tim Richmond81811
  Cale Yarborough8210019
  Darrell Waltrip1011022
  Tim Richmond1031031
  Bobby Allison1041063
  Dale Earnhardt10711913
  Geoffrey Bodine1201212
  Richard Petty1221232
  Dale Earnhardt1241252
  Tim Richmond1261305
  Darrell Waltrip1311355
  Tim Richmond1361405
  Bobby Allison1411444
  Dale Earnhardt1451451
  Tim Richmond1461494
  Dale Earnhardt1501501
  Richard Petty1511511
  Dale Earnhardt15216211
  Tim Richmond1631675
  Darrell Waltrip1681714
  Tim Richmond1721776
  Darrell Waltrip17818710
  Dale Earnhardt1881881

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2947    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2777   -170  
3   Harry Gant 2678   -269  
4   Bill Elliott 2677   -270  
5   Richard Petty 2604   -343  
6   Neil Bonnett 2483   -464  
7   Joe Ruttman 2326   -621  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2309   -638  
9   Ricky Rudd 2303   -644  
10   Terry Labonte 2302   -645  
11   Dick Brooks 2234   -713  
12   Tim Richmond 2181   -766  
13   Dave Marcis 2115   -832  
14   Kyle Petty 2071   -876  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 1972   -975  
16   Buddy Arrington 1970   -977  
17   Ron Bouchard 1963   -984  
18   Sterling Marlin 1946   -1001  
19   Jimmy Means 1933   -1014  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1724   -1223  
21   Tommy Gale 1599   -1348