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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 28
Sunday, March 17, 1985 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:33:32
Average speed: 140.273 mph
Pole speed: 170.278 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 2.64 sec
Attendance: 67800
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32859800running129185
2125   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32829800running2175
3 112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32823700running47170
4 515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford32715825running30165
51422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick32715000running2160
62344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet32716225running2155
71147   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3279930running2151
81755   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3275225running0142
9 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32612125running0138
101951   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet3259070running0134
11157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3227300running0130
12228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3193325running0127
132343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3199625running0124
141607   Randy LaJoie Snellman Construction   (Kaj Snellman)Chevrolet3192925running0121
15376   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3183780running0118
162111   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet31713350engine0115
173690   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3176090running0112
183267   Buddy Arrington West Penn Auto Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3155855running0109
192649   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3142275running0106
203964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3065835running0103
214005   Slick Johnson Newsom Motors   (Ron Spohn)Ford2922050engine0100
22 428   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford2731950engine111102
233870   J.D. McDuffie Restore   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet2625025rear end094
24 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet25810250engine196
252895   Sterling Marlin Auto Shack   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet2271760running088
26304   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet2041625engine085
27102   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1965510engine082
282752   Jimmy Means Ashley Motor Company   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1854270engine079
29 721   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1831535clutch076
30 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1774050engine278
313448   Lennie Pond Days Inn   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1443755crash070
322942   Tom Sneva Curb Racing   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1381455engine067
333117   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1383695engine064
341384   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet1151405suspension061
353536   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1121385lug stud058
363314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile931365handling055
372071   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet723600engine052
38411   Dick Brooks Petty EnterprisesFord672060rear end049
392588   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile571310transmission046
40 975   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac472795engine043
411866   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet391295engine040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim Hall
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Bob Park19Park RacingBob ParkPontiac
Rick Newsom20Tucker ConstructionRick NewsomBuick
Jim Southard50U.S. RacingJim SouthardBuick
Bill Scott53Wayne Smith
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakChevrolet
Davey Allison77McCord GasketsMarvin RaganChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13153   #36 spun turn 2 
16162147  
1631675   #7 spun turn 2 
1681681  
1691724   #17 engine 
1731786  
1791857   #27 engine 
18621025  
2112188   #4,43 accident 
21930688  
3073104   #05 stalled turn 4 
31132818  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%             Average green flag run: 42.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett14747
  Bill Elliott486013
  Geoffrey Bodine61611
  Cale Yarborough62632
  Harry Gant64641
  Bobby Allison65662
  Ron Bouchard67682
  Terry Labonte69702
  Ricky Rudd7110030
  Bill Elliott10112020
  Cale Yarborough1211255
  Bill Elliott12616338
  Geoffrey Bodine1641641
  Bill Elliott1651673
  Cale Yarborough1681692
  Tim Richmond1701712
  Cale Yarborough172273102
  Bill Elliott27432855

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Geoffrey Bodine 618    
2   Neil Bonnett 588   -30  
3   Terry Labonte 573   -45  
4   Darrell Waltrip 569   -49  
5   Bill Elliott 543   -75  
6   Dale Earnhardt 524   -94  
7   Harry Gant 521   -97  
8   Lake Speed 512   -106  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 486   -132  
10   Kyle Petty 483   -135  
11   Ricky Rudd 475   -143  
12   Rusty Wallace 444   -174  
13   Ron Bouchard 424   -194  
13   Bobby Allison 424   -194  
15   Lennie Pond 421   -197  
16   Richard Petty 417   -201  
17   Greg Sacks 413   -205  
18   Tim Richmond 409   -209  
19   Ken Schrader 406   -212  
20   Jimmy Means 373   -245