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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 28
Sunday, August 11, 1985 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:38
Average speed: 137.43 mph
Pole speed: 165.479 mph
Cautions: 5 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: 4 sec
Attendance: 65000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20057600running90180
2 511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20029050running92180
31133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet20023100running3170
4147   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford20013780running10165
5 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1998575running0155
62266   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1997550running0150
7262   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac19911395running0146
81910   Dick Trickle DiGard R&D   (DiGard Racing)Pontiac1995850running0142
92044   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet19914900running0138
101567   Buddy Arrington Tom Prange Leasing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1999425running0134
11 612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19810950running3135
122771   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1987715running0127
131395   Mike Alexander Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1983850running0124
142888   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1987005running0121
153052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1977135running0118
162575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1966225running0115
173817   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1965765running0 
183123   Michael Waltrip Hedman Header   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet1942650running0 
193241   Ronnie Thomas Central Radio   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet1942450running0106
202490   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1945805running0103
21346   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1934670running0100
22123   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1919525running097
23 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19010325flywheel199
243565   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (Joe Booher)Chevrolet1881825running091
253625   Bobby Gerhart Frederick   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet1871825running088
26168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1862425running085
273974   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick1741800engine082
284004   Rick Baldwin Schlitz   (Rick Baldwin)Chrysler1421550engine079
293370   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1373765engine076
302149   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1353705engine073
31 415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1288035oil line070
32 928   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1181370engine172
33 777   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick1117830oil leak064
343764   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1024000crash061
352300   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet1001240clutch058
361722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford851225crash055
371843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac796725engine052
382947   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick793725engine049
391021   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford141225piston046
40 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32950engine043

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
584   #27 engine 
98274  
83908   #64 accident turn 2 
9110414  
1051084   #00 stalled turn 3 
10913830  
1391424   debris 
14316018  
1611688   #04 accident turn 2 
16920032  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 28.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott111
  Darrell Waltrip25150
  Bill Elliott52565
  Neil Bonnett57571
  Darrell Waltrip588326
  Geoffrey Bodine84841
  Darrell Waltrip859915
  Bill Elliott1001056
  Harry Gant1061083
  Neil Bonnett1091102
  Cale Yarborough1111111
  Kyle Petty11212110
  Bill Elliott12214928
  Darrell Waltrip1501501
  Bill Elliott15120050

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2836    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2693   -143  
3   Neil Bonnett 2550   -286  
4   Harry Gant 2505   -331  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 2484   -352  
6   Kyle Petty 2450   -386  
7   Ricky Rudd 2410   -426  
8   Terry Labonte 2407   -429  
9   Bobby Allison 2322   -514  
10   Lake Speed 2240   -596  
11   Tim Richmond 2061   -775  
12   Dale Earnhardt 2034   -802  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1967   -869  
14   Buddy Baker 1960   -876  
15   Rusty Wallace 1955   -881  
15   Ken Schrader 1955   -881  
17   Ron Bouchard 1896   -940  
18   Dave Marcis 1853   -983  
19   Richard Petty 1840   -996  
20   Phil Parsons 1767   -1069