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1984 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 30
Sunday, July 29, 1984 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:04
Average speed: 155.485 mph
Pole speed: 202.474 mph
Cautions: 7 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 1.66 sec
Attendance: 94000
Lead changes: 68

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18847100running40180
2 621   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford18828225running41180
3 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet18822455running19170
41622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick18824350running16165
5 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet18815350running34160
6 711   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18817200running1155
71433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet18811395running2151
8151   Lake Speed Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1886050running0142
9 54   Tommy Ellis Jim Magill   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1885950running1143
10 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18812750running6139
113577   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1885580running1135
121088   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1888035running0127
131275   Dave Marcis Rahilly & Grady   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac18812440running4129
142415   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford18811870running0121
15328   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1884100running0118
16 947   Ron Bouchard Hawaiian Punch   (Jack Beebe)Buick1877755running9120
173371   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1857035running0112
184073   Steve Moore Dryden / Danny Belyeu Chevrolet   (Steve Moore)Chevrolet1843470running0109
19 812   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1785295running1111
201766   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1644925running0103
212567   Buddy Arrington Affordable Car Rentals   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1636055engine0100
22267   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Ford16311330running097
231143   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1575625running094
242948   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1565630crash696
252138   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Special   (Phil Barkdoll)Chevrolet1522700engine088
26285   Geoffrey Bodine Northwestern Security Life   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1469550engine690
273041   Ronnie Thomas Travel Land   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet1454880running082
283717   Clark Dwyer Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1435785wheel bearing184
292251   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet1412460engine076
303652   Morgan Shepherd Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1054655engine073
313803   Eddie Bierschwale B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)Chevrolet882340crash070
322095   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet813280engine067
332327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac558720engine064
341384   Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet542160crash061
351890   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford534100crash058
361914   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile472040steering055
372798   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet444280engine052
38392   Elliott Forbes-Robinson Red Roof Inns   (Robert Harrington)Chevrolet321920crash049
393487   Randy Baker Domino's Pizza   (Buck Baker)Buick151860engine046
403129   Grant Adcox Adcox-Kirby   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet11800engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Tommy Gale64Sunny King Ford & HondaElmo LangleyFord
J.D. McDuffie70Wilder'sJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
WDBenny Parsons55CopenhagenJohnny HayesChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16216   oil on track 
223312  
34385   #2 accident turn 4 
395315  
54607   #90 accident tri-oval 
619232  
931008   #03 accident turn 4 
1011066  
1071104   #52 engine 
11114232  
1431464   #51 engine 
14715711  
1581614   #48 accident tri-oval 
16218827  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.2%             Average green flag run: 18.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt133
  Cale Yarborough452
  Terry Labonte661
  Dale Earnhardt771
  Buddy Baker881
  Dale Earnhardt9102
  Buddy Baker11111
  Dale Earnhardt12132
  Buddy Baker14141
  Dale Earnhardt15162
  Trevor Boys17182
  Clark Dwyer19191
  Bobby Allison20212
  Dale Earnhardt22243
  Cale Yarborough25262
  Dale Earnhardt27337
  Tommy Ellis34341
  Trevor Boys35351
  Dave Marcis36394
  Bill Elliott40412
  Buddy Baker42421
  Dale Earnhardt43431
  Buddy Baker44474
  Dale Earnhardt48481
  Buddy Baker49502
  Cale Yarborough51522
  Buddy Baker53542
  Trevor Boys55562
  Ken Ragan57571
  Bobby Allison58603
  Cale Yarborough61611
  Neil Bonnett62621
  Dale Earnhardt63631
  Bobby Allison64652
  Buddy Baker66661
  Ron Bouchard67671
  Buddy Baker68681
  Bobby Allison69702
  Cale Yarborough71711
  Bobby Allison72721
  Cale Yarborough73742
  Buddy Baker75751
  Bobby Allison76772
  Terry Labonte78792
  Buddy Baker80823
  Terry Labonte83842
  Buddy Baker85862
  Cale Yarborough87915
  Bobby Allison92943
  Geoffrey Bodine951006
  Cale Yarborough1011066
  Bill Elliott1071104
  Buddy Baker1111133
  Harry Gant1141152
  Bobby Allison1161161
  Dale Earnhardt1171215
  Terry Labonte1221298
  Cale Yarborough13014213
  Trevor Boys1431431
  Dale Earnhardt14415411
  Buddy Baker1551573
  Ron Bouchard1581625
  Darrell Waltrip1631631
  Buddy Baker1641718
  Ron Bouchard1721743
  Buddy Baker1751817
  Terry Labonte1821876
  Dale Earnhardt1881881

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2848    
2   Terry Labonte 2778   -70  
3   Bill Elliott 2764   -84  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2734   -114  
5   Harry Gant 2703   -145  
6   Bobby Allison 2619   -229  
7   Neil Bonnett 2456   -392  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 2426   -422  
9   Ricky Rudd 2425   -423  
10   Ron Bouchard 2392   -456  
11   Richard Petty 2340   -508  
12   Tim Richmond 2204   -644  
13   Joe Ruttman 2123   -725  
14   Rusty Wallace 2089   -759  
15   Dave Marcis 2063   -785  
16   Kyle Petty 2002   -846  
17   Dick Brooks 1891   -957  
18   Trevor Boys 1853   -995  
19   Clark Dwyer 1779   -1069  
20   Cale Yarborough 1755   -1093