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1985 Budweiser 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 28
Sunday, May 19, 1985 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:03:43
Average speed: 123.094 mph
Pole speed: 138.106 mph
Cautions: 5 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lp 6 sec
Attendance: 48000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50044500running336185
2 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49929950running0170
3127   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford49919055running0165
4 515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford49815375running0160
51611   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49715975running0155
6 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4979820running0150
7 743   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac49411600running0146
8 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49411200running20147
91971   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile4887775running0138
101890   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4878615running0134
11 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet48511700running142135
12318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet4773100running0127
131122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick4768850running0124
142960   Bob Riley Riley Racing   (Bob Riley)Pontiac4492100running0 
152885   Tommie Crozier Leonard Racing   (Bill Leonard)Pontiac4422500running0118
16 144   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet43714050engine2120
172776   Phil Good Good Racing   (Phil Good)Chrysler4341850running0112
18102   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4316255running0109
192396   Jerry Bowman Milford Fertilizer   (Jerry Bowman)Ford3931750running0106
201347   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3465285engine0103
212520   Rick Newsom Newsom Racing   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet3301650engine0100
221488   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2824775oil pump097
232167   Buddy Arrington West Penn Auto Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Ford2314965flywheel094
241575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac2274205fan blade091
25 93   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2199050engine088
262249   James Hylton Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2013945ignition0 
273068   Jimmy Walker Walker Enterprises   (Jimmy Walker)Ford1801350valve082
281764   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1582575engine079
293217   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1503515engine076
302052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1153455valve073
312670   J.D. McDuffie Lockhart Ford-Mercury   (J.D. McDuffie)Ford1153385valve070
32246   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet732600engine067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ed BaugessOldsmobile
George WiltshireOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17878  
79868   #6 accident turns 3/4 
8716882  
1691779   #17 accident turn 1 
1781803  
1811866   debris 
18722337  
2242285   #22 accident turn 1 
229348120  
3493579   #47 accident turn 2 
358500143  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.4%             Average green flag run: 77.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte122
  Neil Bonnett3108
  Geoffrey Bodine117969
  Neil Bonnett80889
  Geoffrey Bodine8916173
  Bill Elliott162316155
  Neil Bonnett3173193
  Bill Elliott320500181

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 1497    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 1478   -19  
3   Terry Labonte 1475   -22  
4   Neil Bonnett 1426   -71  
5   Ricky Rudd 1388   -109  
6   Darrell Waltrip 1363   -134  
7   Kyle Petty 1362   -135  
8   Bobby Allison 1311   -186  
9   Lake Speed 1306   -191  
10   Harry Gant 1288   -209  
11   Dale Earnhardt 1238   -259  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1212   -285  
13   Rusty Wallace 1151   -346  
14   Tim Richmond 1147   -350  
15   Ken Schrader 1142   -355  
16   Richard Petty 1102   -395  
17   Buddy Baker 1064   -433  
18   Jimmy Means 1051   -446  
19   Ron Bouchard 1036   -461  
20   Dave Marcis 1011   -486