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1985 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 28
Sunday, November 3, 1985 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:34
Average speed: 139.597 mph
Pole speed: 167.94 mph
Cautions: 6 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: 4.25 sec
Attendance: 56000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32857650running175185
2 928   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford32829600running137175
3 611   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32821125running2170
4133   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32815300running0160
51416   Morgan Shepherd Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3277150running0155
6 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet32715025running0150
72075   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3278805running0146
8 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet32715675running14147
91577   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick32710150running0138
10 543   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac32610675running0134
11 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32610915running0130
122712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3269005running0127
131788   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3266490running0124
142966   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3252385running0121
152690   Ken Schrader Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3256560running0118
161147   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3255730running0115
172127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3247510running0112
183121   Rick Wilson Ellington Insulation   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3211945running0109
19108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3203670running0106
201667   Buddy Arrington Motorsports Design   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3195250running0103
21342   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3175560engine0100
222538   Alan Kulwicki Hardee's   (Bill Terry)Ford3171565running097
232845   Rick Baldwin Morris Racing   (Bob Morris)Pontiac3161485running094
24396   Eddie Bierschwale V-R Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3144110running091
253631   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford3081425running088
262422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick3051295running085
274070   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3053810running082
283871   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2724010running079
29237   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2673970crash076
303072   Sammy Swindell Sizzler   (Raymond Beadle)Chevrolet2421175crash073
31 715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2087650piston070
32124   Joe Ruttman Folger's Decaffeinated   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1981125valve067
33 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1901200axle064
343717   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1813335engine061
351899   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet1721065oil pump058
363518   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1641050engine055
374249   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1353270engine052
382214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1171020crash049
391923   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet921005crash046
404164   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford902490crash043
413352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac642490engine040
42321   Davey Allison Lancaster Premium   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet52990engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Buddie Boys
John Haver
Doug Heveron
Jerry Holden
Jim Robinson
Jim Sauter
Blackie Wangerin
Bobby Wawak
Jim Southard50U.S. RacingJim SouthardBuick
Ron Esau98Stoke RacingFred Stoke
DCSlick Johnson27Old MilwaukeeRaymond BeadlePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166   green-yellow start 
73731  
38414   #31 accident turn 4 
429554  
961038   #14,23,64 accident turn 2 
10413229  
1331364   #8 spun turn 1 
13718953  
1901967   #71 accident turn 4 
19726973  
27027910   #7,72 accident turn 3 
28032849  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.9%             Average green flag run: 48.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Harry Gant11010
  Bill Elliott114535
  Harry Gant46494
  Bill Elliott509647
  Darrell Waltrip97971
  Bill Elliott9813336
  Cale Yarborough134253120
  Bill Elliott2542596
  Darrell Waltrip2602601
  Cale Yarborough2612666
  Bill Elliott2672704
  Cale Yarborough27128111
  Bill Elliott28232847

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4141    
2   Bill Elliott 4121   -20  
3   Harry Gant 3863   -278  
4   Neil Bonnett 3727   -414  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 3707   -434  
6   Ricky Rudd 3677   -464  
7   Terry Labonte 3503   -638  
8   Kyle Petty 3441   -700  
9   Dale Earnhardt 3401   -740  
10   Lake Speed 3364   -777  
11   Tim Richmond 3361   -780  
12   Bobby Allison 3200   -941  
13   Ron Bouchard 3133   -1008  
14   Richard Petty 2998   -1143  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2967   -1174  
16   Ken Schrader 2930   -1211  
17   Buddy Baker 2928   -1213  
18   Rusty Wallace 2812   -1329  
19   Dave Marcis 2762   -1379  
20   Buddy Arrington 2683   -1458