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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 30
Sunday, August 12, 1984 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:35:59
Average speed: 153.863 mph
Pole speed: 165.217 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 55000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 711   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20040800running46180
2 644   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet20026030running117180
3 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20022150running33170
4 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet20012920running2165
5 928   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet2008100running0155
6 555   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1996700running0150
7143   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19912700running0146
81821   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1995700running0142
92243   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1998875running0138
101747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1989115running0134
113122   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick19814700running2135
121015   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford19811950running0127
132112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1985705running0124
141684   Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet1983450running0121
151127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac19710050running0118
16201   Lake Speed Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1972950running0115
17267   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven / Citgo / STP / Motorcraft   (Petty Enterprises)Ford19711050running0112
183890   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1966885running0109
191575   Dave Marcis Pontiac   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac19610450running0106
201398   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1955675running0103
21248   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Hillin Racing   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1952050running0100
222351   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet1952450running097
232941   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet1924765running094
243671   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1924455running091
25192   Rodney Combs Red Roof Inns   (Robert Harrington)Buick1921750running088
263552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1924645running085
273048   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1913825running082
283217   Morgan Shepherd Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1793765running079
29 266   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit / Eckerd   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1712505engine076
304045   Jeff Hooker Morris Racing   (Bob Morris)Pontiac1711400running073
312867   Buddy Arrington Tom Prange Leasing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1673595running070
322795   Sterling Marlin Jim Testa   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1652320engine067
333964   Ken Schrader Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1572780running064
34125   Geoffrey Bodine Northwestern Security Life   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1297740clutch061
35 888   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac932715engine058
36334   Tommy Ellis U.S. Glass   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet781200handling055
373701   Doug Heveron Heveron Racing   (Tom Heveron)Chevrolet491200engine052
383497   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Chevrolet441200engine049
39 416   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet441325steering046
40256   Clark Dwyer U.S. Racing / UNO / Permatex   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet423200engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Jim Hull31Lou LaRiche ChevroletJim HullChevrolet
H.B. Bailey36Almeda Auto PartsH.B. BaileyPontiac
Donny Paul53Paul RacingDonny PaulChevrolet
Bobby Gerhart59FrederickBobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet
John Ingalls69Henn's Swap ShopJohn IngallsChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Wilder'sJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Maurice Randall93Sparks Tune UpMaurice RandallChrysler

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11717
  Darrell Waltrip184932
  Harry Gant50512
  Bobby Allison52532
  Terry Labonte54170117
  Darrell Waltrip1711777
  Bill Elliott17819316
  Darrell Waltrip1942007

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2994    
2   Terry Labonte 2958   -36  
3   Bill Elliott 2934   -60  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2914   -80  
5   Harry Gant 2868   -126  
6   Bobby Allison 2754   -240  
7   Neil Bonnett 2580   -414  
8   Ricky Rudd 2552   -442  
9   Ron Bouchard 2526   -468  
10   Geoffrey Bodine 2487   -507  
11   Richard Petty 2478   -516  
12   Tim Richmond 2322   -672  
13   Joe Ruttman 2226   -768  
14   Dave Marcis 2169   -825  
15   Rusty Wallace 2147   -847  
16   Kyle Petty 2114   -880  
17   Dick Brooks 2000   -994  
18   Trevor Boys 1935   -1059  
19   Cale Yarborough 1910   -1084  
20   Clark Dwyer 1822   -1172  
21   Buddy Arrington 1807   -1187