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1984 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 30
Saturday, August 25, 1984 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:19
Average speed: 85.365 mph
Pole speed: 111.734 mph
Cautions: 12 for 66 laps
Margin of victory: 1.44 sec
Attendance: 31000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 644   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet50028480running144185
21522   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick50022475running56175
32690   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford49811930running0165
41175   Dave Marcis Pontiac   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac49411300running0160
51233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4946910running0155
6 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4918200running0150
71471   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile4855150running0146
82295   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Oldsmobile4843250running0142
91351   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet4802550running0138
10 93   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4787800running64139
113064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4754280running0130
122070   J.D. McDuffie Wilder's   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4704070running0127
132567   Buddy Arrington Affordable Car Rentals   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler4683860running0124
141747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4643650running0121
15296   Clark Dwyer U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4593940running0118
16 715   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford4427850rear end0115
171943   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac4403180running0112
182848   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4392840running0109
191017   Morgan Shepherd Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4372780running0106
201888   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4363020running0103
21 511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4138730running144110
22 15   Geoffrey Bodine Northwestern Security Life   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3957710rear end86102
23 412   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3681650crash699
24247   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Ford3188470running091
25 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac2746750crash088
262366   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet253930crash085
272141   Ronnie Thomas Motorsports Design   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet2371910ignition082
28 84   Tommy Ellis Morrell Datsun   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet224890brakes079
291598   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1131870crash076
302752   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac112150ignition073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Potter06Walker EnterprisesJimmy WalkerFord
Don Satterfield18Satterfield RacingLeon SatterfieldBuick
Buddie Boys24Jim TestaBuddie BoysBuick
John McFadden45McFadden RacingJohn McFaddenBuick
Tommie Crozier85Leonard RacingBill LeonardPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12143   #7 accident frontstretch 
158167  
82865   #9 accident turn 4 
8710822  
1091124   #95 accident turn 4 
1131131  
1141229   #4,7,17,33,47,51,67,98 accident turn 1 
12316442  
1651695   #33 accident turn 4 
17018920  
1901923   #43 spun frontstretch 
19323038  
2312355   ambulance 
23625621  
25726610   #66 accident turn 4 
2672682  
2692724   #27 accident turn 2 
2732742  
2752784   #15,33,43,44,51,95 accident turn 1 
27934971  
3503589   #3 accident turn 4 
35936810  
3693735   #12 accident backstretch 
374500127  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.2%             Average green flag run: 33.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine16969
  Darrell Waltrip7010940
  Bobby Allison11016556
  Darrell Waltrip166269104
  Neil Bonnett2702734
  Terry Labonte2742741
  Dale Earnhardt2752762
  Geoffrey Bodine27728711
  Dale Earnhardt28834962
  Neil Bonnett3503512
  Terry Labonte35237019
  Geoffrey Bodine3713766
  Terry Labonte377500124

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 3143    
2   Dale Earnhardt 3133   -10  
3   Bill Elliott 3084   -59  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3024   -119  
5   Harry Gant 3023   -120  
6   Bobby Allison 2929   -214  
7   Neil Bonnett 2679   -464  
8   Ricky Rudd 2667   -476  
9   Ron Bouchard 2647   -496  
10   Richard Petty 2590   -553  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 2589   -554  
12   Tim Richmond 2410   -733  
13   Dave Marcis 2329   -814  
14   Joe Ruttman 2302   -841  
15   Rusty Wallace 2250   -893  
16   Kyle Petty 2205   -938  
17   Dick Brooks 2165   -978  
18   Trevor Boys 2044   -1099  
19   Clark Dwyer 1940   -1203  
20   Buddy Arrington 1931   -1212  
21   Cale Yarborough 1910   -1233