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1983 Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 30
Sunday, March 13, 1983 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:25:30
Average speed: 113.055 mph
Pole speed: 143.413 mph
Cautions: 10 for 94 laps
Margin of victory: .5 cl
Attendance: 37000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49224150running48180
2 69   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford49214990running10175
31111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49217760running3170
4171   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4895110running0160
5 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick48912335running0155
6 13   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4898465running30155
71327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4883235running2151
81990   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4866645running1147
9 528   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4867335running161148
10 322   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet48410695running21139
11 82   Mark Martin Valvring   (Jim Stacy)Buick4848510running0130
12 275   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4835155rear end153132
132717   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4775190running0124
142952   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4734480running0121
15157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4684370running0118
163474   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick4661840running0115
172326   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick4571785running0112
183202   D.K. Ulrich Price Racing   (Bud Reeder)Buick4163900running0109
191888   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4014750crash57111
20 947   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick3953550running0103
212864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3823195crash0100
223167   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3553145rear end097
232018   Slick Johnson Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick3071425rear end094
241444   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2793055engine091
25268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Bobby Hillin, Sr.Buick2501345rear end088
26246   Jim Sauter Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick2382965oil pump085
272541   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac2191265engine082
283320   Rick Newsom Bull Frog Knits   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet1991225engine079
291098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick1763685crash076
303070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1572145engine073
312148   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1412655engine070
321621   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1081390engine067
33 415   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford738000crash669
342271   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet388410engine061
353506   Ernie Cline Brochure Furniture   (Ernie Cline)Pontiac35910crash058

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222   green-yellow start 
233816  
394810   #71 engine 
497224  
73775   #15 accident turn 2 
7811033  
1111188   #21 spun turn 4 
11913820  
13914911   rain 
15017829  
17919012   #33,47,98 accident turns 3/4 
19127080  
2712744  
275402128  
40341311   #88 accident turn 2 
41445138  
4524598   #28,75 accident turn 2 
46047617  
4774793   #64 accident 
48049213  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.1%             Average green flag run: 39.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd12929
  Dale Earnhardt30356
  Cale Yarborough36394
  Neil Bonnett407334
  Dick Brooks74741
  Cale Yarborough7511036
  Ricky Rudd1111111
  Tim Richmond1121121
  Neil Bonnett11312614
  Cale Yarborough12714418
  Neil Bonnett1451539
  Bobby Allison15416815
  Cale Yarborough16917911
  Tim Richmond1801801
  Cale Yarborough18125171
  Neil Bonnett2522598
  Geoffrey Bodine26027112
  Bobby Allison2722721
  Geoffrey Bodine27329321
  Neil Bonnett29437279
  Bobby Allison3733775
  Geoffrey Bodine37840124
  Neil Bonnett4024032
  Darrell Waltrip4044052
  Richard Petty40642217
  Neil Bonnett4234297
  Cale Yarborough43045021
  Richard Petty4514522
  Darrell Waltrip4534531
  Bill Elliott45446310
  Richard Petty46449229

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 500    
2   Bobby Allison 457   -43  
3   Dick Brooks 431   -69  
4   Neil Bonnett 404   -96  
5   Joe Ruttman 402   -98  
6   Richard Petty 376   -124  
7   Buddy Baker 371   -129  
8   Harry Gant 367   -133  
9   Lake Speed 366   -134  
10   Jimmy Means 357   -143  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 354   -146  
12   Terry Labonte 338   -162  
13   Ricky Rudd 335   -165  
14   Cale Yarborough 328   -172  
15   Ron Bouchard 315   -185  
15   Buddy Arrington 315   -185  
17   Kyle Petty 308   -192  
18   Dale Earnhardt 307   -193  
19   Tim Richmond 303   -197  
20   Darrell Waltrip 301   -199