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1985 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 28
Saturday, August 24, 1985 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:44
Average speed: 81.388 mph
Pole speed: 113.586 mph
Cautions: 13 for 87 laps
Margin of victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 35000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 13   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50034675running343185
2 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50019230running36175
3 412   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50013900running12170
41011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50012500running87165
5 99   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49911350running16160
61533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49810500running0150
71247   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4975880running0146
82443   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac4967650running0142
9 615   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4957450running0138
101875   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4905610running1139
111388   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4884550running0130
12212   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4875380running0127
13144   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet4841700running0124
142341   Ronnie Thomas Wilder's Bolts & Nuts   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet4831600running0121
153067   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4814320running0118
16177   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4793960running0115
172849   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4783600running0112
182964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4623440running0109
192290   Ken Schrader Sunny King / Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4463730suspension0106
20266   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4433040running0103
21 817   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4342840running0100
221622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick4301130crash4102
231971   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile4082780running094
24258   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3781750crash091
25 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3627950crash088
262095   Mike Alexander Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet2361050oil leak085
273152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2242030steering082
28 577   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick2046210crash079
29 744   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1659090engine181
301118   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet115970engine073
312768   Mike Potter Eagle Snacks   (Jimmy Walker)Ford91970engine070

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
Tommie Crozier85Universal SteelBill LeonardPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
72721  
28303  
318353  
84885  
8915567  
1561605  
16117818  
1791835  
18421128  
2122187  
2192191  
2202234  
224366143  
3673704  
37138616  
3873948  
3954028  
4034064  
4074093  
41042213  
42343311  
4344418  
4424454  
44646015  
46150040  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.4%             Average green flag run: 31.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt17575
  Darrell Waltrip76849
  Lake Speed85851
  Dale Earnhardt8612439
  Darrell Waltrip1251262
  Dale Earnhardt1271293
  Darrell Waltrip13015627
  Terry Labonte1571571
  Dale Earnhardt15817821
  Darrell Waltrip1791791
  Bobby Allison1801834
  Dale Earnhardt1841841
  Darrell Waltrip18521228
  Neil Bonnett21322412
  Bill Elliott22524016
  Darrell Waltrip24126020
  Dale Earnhardt261446186
  Tim Richmond44748236
  Dale Earnhardt48350018

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2996    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2858   -138  
3   Neil Bonnett 2720   -276  
4   Harry Gant 2655   -341  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 2572   -424  
6   Kyle Petty 2565   -431  
7   Ricky Rudd 2548   -448  
8   Terry Labonte 2488   -508  
9   Bobby Allison 2424   -572  
10   Lake Speed 2379   -617  
11   Tim Richmond 2236   -760  
12   Dale Earnhardt 2219   -777  
13   Buddy Baker 2090   -906  
14   Rusty Wallace 2082   -914  
15   Ken Schrader 2061   -935  
16   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2058   -938  
17   Ron Bouchard 2042   -954  
18   Richard Petty 1982   -1014  
19   Dave Marcis 1947   -1049  
20   Phil Parsons 1867   -1129