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1983 TranSouth 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 30
Sunday, April 10, 1983 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:50:05
Average speed: 130.406 mph
Pole speed: 157.818 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 1.3 sec
Attendance: 50000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick36730050running2180
2 211   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36724525running70175
3102   Mark Martin ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick36717530running1170
4 83   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3669905running0160
5129   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford3659225running0155
61428   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3655050running0150
71375   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet3637610running4151
8 922   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick35912450running22147
9 388   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac35311375crash205148
10286   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3537130running0134
113517   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3527185running0130
123152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3495910running0127
131715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford3487890engine2129
142664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3444900running0121
153446   Travis Tiller Morgan-McClure   (Travis Tiller)Buick3372750running0118
162374   Bobby Wawak Bridgetender Inn   (Bobby Wawak)Buick3362480ignition0115
173070   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3204490running0112
181147   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick3184230running0109
192090   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda/Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3143840engine0106
20 498   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick3073730valve61108
213202   Dick May Price Racing   (Bud Reeder)Buick3011670running0100
221616   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet2941850engine097
232767   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2882870engine094
243341   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac2751700engine091
251843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2697675crash088
262924   Morgan Shepherd Lynch's Auto Sales   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler2631650ignition00
271584   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Buick2141630valve082
28 61   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1941610clutch079
292418   Slick Johnson Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick1101590crash076
303626   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet821570engine073
31227   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac813210cylinder head070
322121   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford292530steering067
332571   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet48810crash064
341955   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick11390crash061
35 127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac02945engine058
36 744   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet02350crash055

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Scott07Verda CoalSpencer BrownBuick
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Hillin RacingBobby Hillin, Sr.Buick
Rick Newsom20Bull Frog KnitsRick NewsomChevrolet
Mike Potter76Larry's Night Club / Cam FarmMike PotterOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
21514   #1,9,15,18,21,27,44,55,71,75,84 accident backstretch 
16172  
18214   #26 oil on track 
2211493  
1151228   #18 accident frontstretch 
123273151  
2742818   #43 accident turn 3 
28235372  
3543563   #88 accident turn 1 
35736711  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.1%             Average green flag run: 55.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11515
  Geoffrey Bodine16205
  Joe Ruttman21255
  Geoffrey Bodine267651
  Mark Martin77771
  Bobby Allison78781
  Neil Bonnett79824
  Dale Earnhardt83842
  Geoffrey Bodine8511632
  Darrell Waltrip1171171
  Geoffrey Bodine11813316
  Bobby Allison13415421
  Geoffrey Bodine15518834
  Darrell Waltrip1891902
  Joe Ruttman19124656
  Geoffrey Bodine24725812
  Darrell Waltrip2592591
  Geoffrey Bodine26031455
  Darrell Waltrip31536551
  Harry Gant3663672

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Neil Bonnett 735    
2   Bill Elliott 728   -7  
3   Bobby Allison 692   -43  
3   Dick Brooks 692   -43  
5   Harry Gant 677   -58  
6   Joe Ruttman 675   -60  
7   Cale Yarborough 658   -77  
8   Ricky Rudd 629   -106  
9   Richard Petty 624   -111  
10   Mark Martin 616   -119  
11   Buddy Baker 603   -132  
12   Lake Speed 563   -172  
13   Ron Bouchard 551   -184  
13   Jimmy Means 551   -184  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 547   -188  
16   Terry Labonte 535   -200  
17   Buddy Arrington 529   -206  
18   Darrell Waltrip 519   -216  
19   Dale Earnhardt 505   -230  
20   Tim Richmond 499   -236