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1983 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 30
Sunday, May 1, 1983 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:55
Average speed: 153.936 mph
Pole speed: 202.65 mph
Cautions: 7 for 42 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 110000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18846650running52185
21255   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick18824575running1175
3101   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet18818975running13170
42133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick18822425running2165
5 69   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford18815905running2160
6 744   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet18816295running0150
74152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick18812275running2151
8 43   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18710665running0142
93271   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18713875running2143
101922   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick18614475running0134
11 298   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1849130engine10135
123677   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Buick1849950running0127
133164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1827520running0124
142090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1817160running0121
15 575   Neil Bonnett Team America   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet1816975running0118
162824   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler1784085running0115
17272   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick17511485engine0112
183089   Dean Roper Mueller Sales & Service   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1703685running0109
192448   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1695835engine0106
202347   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1486280engine10108
21 388   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac13213460engine40105
223873   Steve Moore C & H Enterprises   (Steve Moore)Pontiac1243285ignition097
234067   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1214900engine094
241715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford12010035brakes196
251121   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford943935engine088
263776   Lowell Cowell Larry's Nightclub   (Mike Potter)Oldsmobile933335engine085
27 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac723335crash1087
28 966   Phil Parsons Skoal Brother   (Johnny Hayes)Pontiac712635crash079
29 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet715885crash4381
30187   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac714290crash073
311616   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet712485crash070
322984   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Buick712435crash067
331411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet7012285crash064
341314   A.J. Foyt Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet701935crash061
354241   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac692235cam058
36256   Mark Martin Jim Magill   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet653920engine055
373462   Rick Wilson Wilson Racing   (Rick Wilson)Buick552135cylinder head052
383999   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick502085brakes049
392610   Clark Dwyer Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet302035oil pan046
40334   Connie Saylor Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile221985engine043
412217   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet202985engine040
423596   Rick Baldwin White Crown Engineering   (Will Cronkrite)Buick71985engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rick Newsom02Talladega Short TrackBud ReederBuick
Bill Scott07Verda Coal SalesBuick
Don Satterfield18Satterfield RacingLeon Satterfield
Travis Tiller46Morgan-McClureTravis TillerChevrolet
Ken Kalla57K&K EnterprisesBuick
J.D. McDuffie70McDuffie RacingJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
DCMike Potter76Larry's NightclubMike PotterOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
9135   #96 engine 
144734  
48514   debris 
526615  
67704   #6 engine 
71722  
738614   #2,3,7,9,11,14,16,27,28,66,84 accident turn 1 
8710519  
1061127   debris 
11314230  
1431475   debris 
14817629  
1771793   #48 engine 
1801889  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.3%             Average green flag run: 18.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Ruttman111
  Cale Yarborough23635
  Tim Richmond37415
  Cale Yarborough42476
  Harry Gant48481
  Tim Richmond49524
  Geoffrey Bodine536210
  Tim Richmond63631
  Dale Earnhardt64641
  Cale Yarborough65662
  Dave Marcis67682
  Ron Bouchard697810
  Joe Ruttman79824
  Bill Elliott83842
  Lake Speed85862
  Geoffrey Bodine87948
  Richard Petty95984
  Geoffrey Bodine991057
  Jimmy Means1061072
  Joe Ruttman1081125
  Geoffrey Bodine11312715
  Lake Speed12813811
  Richard Petty1391424
  Harry Gant1431431
  Richard Petty14416320
  Benny Parsons1641641
  Richard Petty16518824

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Harry Gant 1187    
2   Bobby Allison 1171   -16  
3   Neil Bonnett 1133   -54  
4   Joe Ruttman 1116   -71  
5   Bill Elliott 1093   -94  
6   Richard Petty 1065   -122  
7   Dick Brooks 1058   -129  
8   Ricky Rudd 1013   -174  
9   Terry Labonte 985   -202  
10   Lake Speed 969   -218  
11   Jimmy Means 957   -230  
12   Darrell Waltrip 953   -234  
13   Ron Bouchard 935   -252  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 905   -282  
15   Buddy Arrington 879   -308  
16   Dave Marcis 841   -346  
17   Mark Martin 838   -349  
18   Tommy Gale 791   -396  
19   Tim Richmond 788   -399  
20   Dale Earnhardt 762   -425