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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 30
Sunday, March 18, 1984 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:39
Average speed: 144.945 mph
Pole speed: 166.642 mph
Cautions: 3 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: .9 sec
Attendance: 52000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet32851110running150185
2 93   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32826935running26175
3 328   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet32812550running90170
41043   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3278650running0160
5 522   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick32618050running62160
61133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet32610230running0150
72244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3269220running0146
8 215   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford32612825running0142
9 61   Lake Speed Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3267900running0138
101411   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32613175running0134
11 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford3269725running0130
12 747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick3266640running0127
13125   Geoffrey Bodine Northwestern Security Life   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3252925running0124
142490   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3256255running0121
152048   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3246285running0118
162751   Greg Sacks Uniden Force   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet3213000running0115
17326   Jim Sauter Alugard   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3176550running0112
181575   Dave Marcis Simoniz   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac31310315running0109
191888   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3125040water pump0106
203667   Buddy Arrington Affordable Car Rentals   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3095130running0103
213877   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet3091870running0100
223936   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3062765running097
23 121   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3024210engine094
244064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3014200running091
253341   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet2994000running088
262323   Don Hume Apollo Hair Systems   (Dick Bahre)Oldsmobile2991595running085
271784   Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet2861565transmission082
281998   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet2813800running079
292566   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet2761505running076
303101   Doug Heveron Syracuse Classic   (Tom Heveron)Chevrolet2531475rear end073
312971   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile2253655engine070
323097   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Oldsmobile1861385rear end067
331612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1722870engine064
341327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1653590valve061
353514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1531340engine058
36370   Delma Cowart Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Buick1501345engine055
37218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet571310cylinder head052
38267   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Ford349595engine049
39344   Lennie Pond Jim Testa / Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet151280engine046
402817   Clark Dwyer Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac42765engine043

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1132132  
1331397   #77 spun backstretch 
14015112  
1521565   #23 accident turn 4 
157309153  
3103145   #23 spun turn 4 
31532814  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.2%             Average green flag run: 77.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough12020
  Bobby Allison216141
  Benny Parsons62632
  Bobby Allison64663
  Benny Parsons6712761
  Bobby Allison1281336
  Cale Yarborough1341341
  Bobby Allison13514612
  Benny Parsons14716216
  Cale Yarborough1631719
  Dale Earnhardt1721776
  Cale Yarborough17821538
  Dale Earnhardt2162205
  Cale Yarborough22124222
  Dale Earnhardt2432442
  Benny Parsons2452451
  Dale Earnhardt2462472
  Benny Parsons24831063
  Dale Earnhardt31132111
  Benny Parsons3223287

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 623    
2   Dale Earnhardt 621   -2  
3   Darrell Waltrip 618   -5  
4   Ricky Rudd 614   -9  
5   Bill Elliott 592   -31  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 554   -69  
7   Harry Gant 543   -80  
8   Richard Petty 513   -110  
9   Lake Speed 487   -136  
10   Bobby Allison 479   -144  
11   Cale Yarborough 476   -147  
12   Neil Bonnett 473   -150  
13   Dick Brooks 416   -207  
14   Dave Marcis 414   -209  
15   Joe Ruttman 404   -219  
16   Mike Alexander 400   -223  
17   Ron Bouchard 385   -238  
18   Rusty Wallace 379   -244  
19   Greg Sacks 376   -247  
20   Lennie Pond 361   -262