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1984 Miller High Life 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 30
Sunday, October 7, 1984 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:24:41
Average speed: 148.861 mph
Pole speed: 165.579 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: 14.5 sec
Attendance: 131500
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford33452633running130180
2 155   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet33468475running154180
31728   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet33423258running8170
4 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet33434938running28165
51244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet33319228running1160
6 95   Geoffrey Bodine Northwestern Security Life   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33315025running0150
72684   Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet3326725running0146
8 715   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford33214225running0142
92343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3328900running0138
10 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick33216725running0134
111147   Ron Bouchard Bojangles' / Hawaiian Punch   (Jack Beebe)Buick3308465running0130
122848   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3307675running0127
132590   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3307575running0124
141488   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3308175running0121
15218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3284275running0118
16 812   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3285340running0115
17387   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Ford32612625running0112
183451   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet3253275running0109
193552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3255930running0106
20392   Elliott Forbes-Robinson Red Roof Inns   (Robert Harrington)Buick3243375running0103
212098   L.D. Ottinger Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet3204670running0100
223774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick3171750running097
23296   Morgan Shepherd California Cooler   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3113725running094
242475   Dave Marcis Rahilly & Grady   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3099475vibration091
254171   Lennie Pond Eskimo Pie   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile2853685engine088
263164   Ken Schrader Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2763550running085
27 411   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet27115603running1287
281897   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Chevrolet2661245vibration079
291521   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford2261720oil leak076
301327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20512525engine178
313066   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1901165engine070
32101   Lake Speed Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1601640engine067
33224   Tommy Ellis Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1581115transmission064
341923   Connie Saylor Bahre Racing   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet1531090transmission061
353295   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1512060crash058
363677   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1511050crash055
374001   Doug Heveron Syracuse Classic   (Tom Heveron)Chevrolet1031040engine052
38 516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet771530engine049
39163   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet748010engine046
402738   Joe Ruttman Barclays American   (Phil Barkdoll)Chevrolet81005suspension043
413353   Donny Paul Paul Brothers   (Donny Paul)Chevrolet11005engine040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Buddy Fox
Rick Newsom20Tucker RacingRick NewsomChevrolet
Jonathan Lee Edwards32Edwards RacingJonathan Lee EdwardsBuick
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Ronnie Thomas41Thomas RacingRonnie ThomasChevrolet
Jim Southard50Commodore PropertiesJim SouthardBuick
Buddy Arrington67Affordable Car RentalsBuddy ArringtonDodge
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1156156  
1571615   #77,95 accident turn 3 
16218221  
1831875   #11,77 accident turn 4 
18820518  
2062105   #27 engine 
211334124  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.5%             Average green flag run: 79.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons11010
  Darrell Waltrip11155
  Benny Parsons166550
  Cale Yarborough66683
  Harry Gant69691
  Tim Richmond70701
  Benny Parsons7113363
  Cale Yarborough1341341
  Bill Elliott1351362
  Benny Parsons13715721
  Terry Labonte1581581
  Benny Parsons1591646
  Harry Gant16517511
  Darrell Waltrip1761827
  Harry Gant1831831
  Benny Parsons1841863
  Harry Gant18720014
  Cale Yarborough2012022
  Harry Gant2032031
  Cale Yarborough2042052
  Bill Elliott20627368
  Benny Parsons2742741
  Bill Elliott27533460

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 3947    
2   Harry Gant 3861   -86  
3   Bill Elliott 3720   -227  
4   Dale Earnhardt 3685   -262  
5   Darrell Waltrip 3659   -288  
6   Bobby Allison 3444   -503  
7   Ricky Rudd 3391   -556  
8   Neil Bonnett 3323   -624  
9   Geoffrey Bodine 3248   -699  
10   Ron Bouchard 3218   -729  
11   Richard Petty 3153   -794  
12   Dave Marcis 2946   -1001  
13   Tim Richmond 2945   -1002  
14   Rusty Wallace 2868   -1079  
15   Dick Brooks 2854   -1093  
16   Kyle Petty 2789   -1158  
17   Joe Ruttman 2687   -1260  
18   Trevor Boys 2607   -1340  
19   Buddy Arrington 2325   -1622  
20   Cale Yarborough 2313   -1634