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1983 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 30
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 Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1109   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford11926380running5180
2 555   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet11913225running33175
31175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet11918375running0165
4 915   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford11913725running4165
52627   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1198930running31160
6 111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet11919200running34160
7 344   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1196110running0146
82204   Hershel McGriff M. Bloome / Antioch Speedway   (Gary Smith)Buick1194700running0142
9 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick11910850running1143
10 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1188650running10139
111647   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1185030running0130
122971   Dave Marcis Miller Brothers   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1189650running0127
13327   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1174620running0124
142088   Donnie Allison Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1174410running0121
152587   Randy Becker Becker Trucking   (Randy Becker)Buick1161950running0118
164052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1155125running0115
174117   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac1154465running0112
183913   Doug Wheeler W & W Machine   (Matt Puskarich)Buick1152755running0109
193583   Sumner McKnight McKnight Racing   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet1142415running0106
201521   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1131675running0103
211778   Jim Robinson Hammer Security Systems   (Lois Williams)Oldsmobile1122305running0100
221251   Scott Miller MDB Systems   (Scott Miller)Pontiac1121575running097
233767   Buddy Arrington Arrington Grocery   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1093195wheel094
242348   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1013135drive line091
251838   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick1011425running088
263464   D.K. Ulrich Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1012325differential085
273141   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac961275differential082
283303   Glenn Francis Francis Race Cars   (Trent Francis)Pontiac891225shifter079
294235   Pat Mintey AFR Signs   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet731175engine076
303870   J.D. McDuffie Wilder's   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac662150rocker arm073
31 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick618925engine070
323691   John Krebs Coca-Cola   (John Krebs)Oldsmobile601100engine067
33272   Morgan Shepherd My Car   (Jim Stacy)Buick428675engine064
342190   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford382050engine061
351393   Jim Bown Wholesale Truck Parts   (Johnny Kieper)Buick371025throttle058
361474   Roy Smith Edgett Excavating   (John Edgett)Buick362025ignition055
37 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet321900engine157
382466   Ron Esau McDonald's   (Jack Lee)Buick32875ignition049
392808   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac29850engine046
403073   Bill Schmitt Mountain Dew   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet13840engine043
41 498   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac121840engine040
421912   Jimmy Insolo Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick1840quit037

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Benny Parsons55pitting before green flag

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mark Perry1Perry EngineeringDave PerryBuick
St. James Davis02St. James RacingLaDonna Davis
Bobby Hillin, Jr.6
Steve Pfeifer8
Harry Goularte17Harry GoularteBuick
Dan Noble37Noble RacingDavid WeaverBuick
Tony Settember58
Bob Kennedy94

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13333  
34363   debris 
376125  
62687   #70 stopped on track 
698214  
839311   rain 
9411219  
1131142   rain 
1151162  
1171193   rain 
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.8%             Average green flag run: 18.6 laps

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   Bobby Allison 4667    
2   Darrell Waltrip 4620   -47  
3   Bill Elliott 4279   -388  
4   Richard Petty 4042   -625  
5   Terry Labonte 4004   -663  
6   Neil Bonnett 4002   -665  
7   Harry Gant 3790   -877  
8   Dale Earnhardt 3732   -935  
9   Ricky Rudd 3693   -974  
10   Tim Richmond 3597   -1070  
11   Dave Marcis 3361   -1306  
12   Joe Ruttman 3342   -1325  
13   Kyle Petty 3261   -1406  
14   Dick Brooks 3230   -1437  
15   Buddy Arrington 3158   -1509  
16   Ron Bouchard 3113   -1554  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 3019   -1648  
18   Jimmy Means 2983   -1684  
19   Sterling Marlin 2980   -1687  
20   Morgan Shepherd 2733   -1934