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1984 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 30
Sunday, September 2, 1984 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:54:02
Average speed: 128.27 mph
Pole speed: 155.502 mph
Cautions: 8 for 51 laps
Margin of victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 62000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet36746180running277185
2 527   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac36729420running1175
31921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford36712200running0165
41888   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac36514405running0160
51115   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford36417050running0155
62390   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford36410350running1155
72566   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet3625550running0146
8 644   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3598800running27147
9 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet3594750running0138
10 722   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick35816200running1139
112948   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3517780running0130
12135   Geoffrey Bodine Northwestern Security Life   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33610660running0127
131098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet3347295ignition8129
14 21   Lake Speed Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3314395crash28126
15129   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32811200crash22123
161784   Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet3283640running2120
171528   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3253350engine0112
184052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3167320running0109
19274   Tommy Ellis Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet3123010running0106
20376   Clark Dwyer U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3096205running0103
211475   Dave Marcis Pontiac   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac30710615running0100
223964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2705355running097
23248   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet2532495running094
243370   J.D. McDuffie Wilder's   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2284960engine091
253836   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac2232875crash088
263577   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1982170ignition085
273087   Randy Baker Domino's Pizza   (Buck Baker)Buick1592065overheating082
284167   Buddy Arrington Affordable Car Rentals   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1504925engine079
291643   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1294935engine076
30 412   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1242560engine073
313123   Connie Saylor Bahre Racing   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet1091845engine070
32367   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Ford919990crash067
332247   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick793795engine064
343271   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile763440vibration061
352817   Morgan Shepherd Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet753025engine058
363418   Slick Johnson Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Chevrolet701495engine055
372151   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet611415engine052
38203   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet577860engine049
392695   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet572305crash046
40 311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet289950engine043
41 916   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet281250valve040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Doug Heveron01Syracuse ClassicTom HeveronChevrolet
Rick Newsom20Tucker RacingRick NewsomChevrolet
Louie Littlepage35McGeorge Camping CenterWayne BeahrFord
Ronnie Thomas41Thomas RacingRonnie ThomasChevrolet
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13232  
33397   #36 spun turn 4 
405920  
60623   #95 accident turn 2 
639533  
961038   #7 accident turn 2 
10413027  
1311344   #43 engine 
135244110  
2452495   #70 engine 
2502512  
25226211   #8,36,66 accident frontstretch 
26327917  
2802834   #75 stalled turn 3 
28432845  
3293379   #1,6,9,84,98 accident turn 4 
33836730  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.9%             Average green flag run: 35.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Harry Gant13333
  Bobby Allison34341
  Harry Gant356026
  Jody Ridley61611
  Bill Elliott62698
  Terry Labonte709627
  Jody Ridley97971
  Joe Ruttman981058
  Harry Gant10613126
  Dick Brooks1321321
  Bill Elliott13314513
  Harry Gant146245100
  Bill Elliott2462461
  Harry Gant2472526
  Lake Speed25328028
  Harry Gant28132949
  Tim Richmond3303301
  Harry Gant33136737

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 3290    
2   Harry Gant 3208   -82  
3   Bill Elliott 3207   -83  
4   Dale Earnhardt 3182   -108  
5   Bobby Allison 3068   -222  
6   Darrell Waltrip 3067   -223  
7   Ricky Rudd 2822   -468  
8   Neil Bonnett 2752   -538  
9   Geoffrey Bodine 2716   -574  
10   Ron Bouchard 2711   -579  
11   Richard Petty 2666   -624  
12   Tim Richmond 2585   -705  
13   Joe Ruttman 2431   -859  
14   Dave Marcis 2429   -861  
15   Rusty Wallace 2410   -880  
16   Dick Brooks 2320   -970  
17   Kyle Petty 2272   -1018  
18   Trevor Boys 2174   -1116  
19   Clark Dwyer 2043   -1247  
20   Phil Parsons 2023   -1267