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1983 World 600


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 30
Sunday, May 29, 1983 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:15:51
Average speed: 140.707 mph
Pole speed: 162.841 mph
Cautions: 5 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: .8 sec
Attendance: 137000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 575   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet40050405running69180
21743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac40031450running4175
31322   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick40061925running188175
41411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet39923425running0160
5 315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford39928700running55160
6321   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet39810825running0150
7 121   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford39827645running0146
8217   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39510845running1147
9222   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick39214350running0138
102971   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet39013500running0134
11408   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Dan'elle Jeans   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick3886200running0130
121967   Buddy Arrington Motorsports Designs   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3888125running0127
132377   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Buick3884450running0124
14 698   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet3887515running0121
153532   Tommy Ellis Big Daddy's   (Bill Terry)Buick3864350running0118
16 29   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford38413355running47120
171897   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Buick3813625running0112
183874   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet3783425running0109
193017   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3776160running0106
203348   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3766150running0103
213424   Jim Vandiver Western Carolina Forklift   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler3692825running0100
223736   H.B. Bailey Monroe RV / Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3692700running097
23246   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3664965running094
242618   Slick Johnson Leon SatterfieldBuick3592350running091
25 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick35210250running293
263970   J.D. McDuffie Wilder's   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3444135running085
272880   Bob Senneker Elk Vans   (Terry Marra)Pontiac3261690battery082
281228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3216765engine3184
292001   Mark Martin Enduro by Activision   (Emanuel Zervakis)Chevrolet2791640crash076
303199   Philip Duffie U.S. Duffie Sand & Gravel   (Philip Duffie)Buick2771745overheating073
314102   Rick Newsom Louise Smith Special   (Bud Reeder)Chevrolet2613595running070
32 93   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2453425running067
331544   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2313290oil pump369
34 755   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick2011550rear end061
352564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford943130engine058
361688   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac674760crash055
371090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford672475crash052
383652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick652300crash049
39 416   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet652575crash046
401127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac172350engine043
412747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick142250oil seal040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Lennie Pond
Rick Baldwin04
Ronnie Thomas41Advance Auto PartsRonnie ThomasPontiac
Jody Ridley84Cumberland MillsRobert McEntyreBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11717  
18225   #27 engine 
236846  
697911   #16,52,88,90,98 accident turn 2 
8010021  
1011055   #64,97 accident turn 3 
10613732  
1381403   #97 spun turn 4 
141342202  
3433464   #9,17,18,22 accident frontstretch 
34740054  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.0%             Average green flag run: 62.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt11818
  Bobby Allison194224
  Dale Earnhardt43497
  Bobby Allison506718
  Harry Gant68692
  Kyle Petty70701
  Dale Earnhardt719323
  Neil Bonnett941018
  Dale Earnhardt1021087
  Bobby Allison10917062
  Cale Yarborough17120131
  Terry Labonte2022043
  Bobby Allison20524137
  Bill Elliott24226524
  Bobby Allison26630742
  Bill Elliott30832821
  Neil Bonnett3293368
  Bill Elliott3373382
  Bobby Allison3393424
  Richard Petty3433442
  Bobby Allison3453451
  Richard Petty3463472
  Neil Bonnett34840053

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1881    
2   Richard Petty 1696   -185  
3   Neil Bonnett 1681   -200  
4   Bill Elliott 1675   -206  
5   Harry Gant 1665   -216  
6   Darrell Waltrip 1658   -223  
7   Joe Ruttman 1647   -234  
8   Terry Labonte 1421   -460  
9   Dick Brooks 1416   -465  
10   Jimmy Means 1381   -500  
11   Ricky Rudd 1377   -504  
12   Buddy Arrington 1342   -539  
13   Ron Bouchard 1320   -561  
14   Dave Marcis 1304   -577  
15   Dale Earnhardt 1303   -578  
16   Kyle Petty 1241   -640  
17   Sterling Marlin 1237   -644  
18   Geoffrey Bodine 1209   -672  
19   Tim Richmond 1172   -709  
20   Lake Speed 1119   -762