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1983 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 9 of 10
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, November 20, 1983 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.780 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:09
Average speed: 95.859 mph
Pole speed: 116.782 mph
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 24000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1109   Bill Elliott   (Cup)Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford11926380running50
2 555   Benny Parsons   (Cup)Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet11913225running330
31175   Neil Bonnett   (Cup)Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet11918375running00
4 915   Dale Earnhardt   (Cup)Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford11913725running40
52627   Tim Richmond   (Cup)Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1198930running310
6 111   Darrell Waltrip   (Cup)Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11919200running340
7 344   Terry Labonte   (Cup)Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1196110running00
82204   Hershel McGriff M. Bloome / Antioch Speedway   (Gary Smith)Buick1194700running050
9 622   Bobby Allison   (Cup)Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick11910850running10
10 843   Richard Petty   (Cup)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1188650running100
111647   Ron Bouchard   (Cup)Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1185030running00
122971   Dave Marcis   (Cup)Miller Brothers   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1189650running00
13327   Kyle Petty   (Cup)7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1174620running00
142088   Donnie Allison   (Cup)Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1174410running00
152587   Randy Becker Becker Trucking   (Randy Becker)Buick1161950running049
164052   Jimmy Means   (Cup)Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1155125running00
174117   Sterling Marlin   (Cup)Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac1154465running00
183913   Doug Wheeler W&W Machine   (Matt Puskarich)Buick1152755running048
193583   Sumner McKnight McKnight Racing   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet1142415running047
201521   Buddy Baker   (Cup)Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1131675running00
211778   Jim Robinson Hammer Security Systems   (Lois Williams)Oldsmobile1122305running046
221251   Scott Miller MDB Systems   (Scott Miller)Pontiac1121575running045
233767   Buddy Arrington   (Cup)Arrington Grocery   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1093195wheel00
242348   Trevor Boys   (Cup)Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1013135drive line00
251838   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick1011425running044
263464   D.K. Ulrich   (Cup)Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1012325differential00
273141   Ronnie Thomas   (Cup)McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac961275differential00
283303   Glenn Francis Francis Race Cars   (Trent Francis)Pontiac891225shifter043
294235   Pat Mintey AFR Signs   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet731175engine042
303870   J.D. McDuffie   (Cup)McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac662150rocker arm00
31 733   Harry Gant   (Cup)Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick618925engine00
323691   John Krebs Coca-Cola   (John Krebs)Oldsmobile601100engine041
33272   Morgan Shepherd   (Cup)My Car   (Jim Stacy)Buick428675engine00
342190   Dick Brooks   (Cup)Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford382050engine00
351393   Jim Bown Wholesale Truck Parts   (John Kieper)Buick371025throttle040
361474   Roy Smith Edgett Excavating   (John Edgett)Buick362025ignition039
37 23   Ricky Rudd   (Cup)Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet321900running10
382466   Ron Esau McDonald's   (Jack Lee)Buick32875ignition038
392808   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac29850engine037
403073   Bill Schmitt Mountain Dew   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet13840engine036
41 498   Joe Ruttman   (Cup)Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac121840engine00
421912   Jimmy Insolo Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick1840quit035

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip13131
  Ricky Rudd32321
  Darrell Waltrip33342
  Bobby Allison35351
  Richard Petty364510
  Benny Parsons467429
  Tim Richmond758713
  Benny Parsons88881
  Dale Earnhardt89924
  Tim Richmond93931
  Darrell Waltrip94941
  Tim Richmond9511117
  Benny Parsons1121143
  Bill Elliott1151195

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jim Robinson 458    
2   Bill Schmitt 413   -45  
3   Hershel McGriff 397   -61  
4   Don Waterman 391   -67  
5   Jim Bown 388   -70  
6   Doug Wheeler 381   -77  
7   Pat Mintey 377   -81  
8   Sumner McKnight 362   -96  
9   Ron Esau 359   -99  
10   Rick McCray 345   -113  
11   Randy Becker 320   -138  
12   Bob Kennedy 314   -144  
13   Ron Eaton 226   -232  
14   Harry Goularte 202   -256  
15   Gene Thonesen 200   -258  
16   Scott Miller 178   -280  
17   John Krebs 170   -288  
18   Roy Smith 159   -299  
19   Mark Walbridge 154   -304  
20   Clive Skilton 144   -314  
21   Derrike Cope 134   -324