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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 28
Sunday, February 17, 1985 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:09
Average speed: 172.265 mph
Pole speed: 205.114 mph
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: .94 sec
Attendance: 140000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford200185500running136185
21475   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac20085705running2175
3 311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19979350running0165
4 788   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile19953075running0160
5 915   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / Camelot Motor Corp.   (Bud Moore)Ford19952900running0155
61351   Greg Sacks Bill's Bar-B-Q / TAP Engine Parts   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet19944695running2155
7175   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19842025running0146
8222   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac19734275running0142
9388   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet19724950running0138
101912   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19533415engine22139
112490   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19525980running0130
122984   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet19419800running0127
132674   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet19218305running0124
142552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors / Down The Hatch   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet19220435running0121
153667   Morgan Shepherd Jim Peacock Dodge   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler19015300running0118
162095   Sterling Marlin Native Tan   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet18816180oil pump0115
17324   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18516735transmission0112
183964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford18214805running0109
192748   Lennie Pond Burger King / Pepsi   (James Hylton)Chevrolet17814975crash0106
204031   Slick Johnson Sheehan Pontiac / GMC Trucks   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet17511210running0103
213717   Ken Ragan Hesco Exhaust / McCord   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet17213000running0100
22111   Dick Brooks Pearah / Bernstein   (Petty Enterprises)Ford17114725wheel097
232889   Jim Sauter Dairyland Transport / Midstate Corp.   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac16110845running094
242171   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet15613205clutch091
253144   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet15418735engine293
261033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet12418130engine190
273598   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet10310630rear end082
28 421   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet9819270engine079
291266   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet9110565engine076
301614   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile9010010engine073
31 555   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet8414755engine070
32183   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet8417150engine067
333422   Bobby Allison Miller   (DiGard Racing)Buick8214845engine169
34 843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac8018040clutch266
353327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac669220crash058
36 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford6233530engine3260
37 67   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford5815625engine052
381547   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick459670camshaft049
392310   Doug Heveron Syracuse Classic   (Tom Heveron)Chevrolet448460engine046
40300   Delma Cowart Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet387900oil leak043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jody Ridley00Helen Rae SpecialHelen Rae SmithChevrolet
Dean Roper05Spohn's Body ShopsRon SpohnFord
Eddie Bierschwale6U.S. RacingD.K. UlrichChevrolet
Joe Thurman06Deasy Auto PartsDavis RacingChevrolet
Randy LaJoie07Snellman ConstructionKaj SnellmanChevrolet
Craig Spetman08Carl AndersonChevrolet
Bob Park19Park RacingBob ParkPontiac
Rick Newsom20T.R. Tucker ConstructionRick NewsomChevrolet
Satch Worley37Hayes JewelersChip LainChevrolet
Glenn Jarrett41Cap'n Coty'sRonnie ThomasChevrolet
Tom Sneva42Curb RacingMike CurbPontiac
Donny Paul53Paul RacingDonny PaulChevrolet
Joey Sonntag65Sonntag RacingJoey SonntagChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70RestoreJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet
Davey Allison77McCord GasketsMarvin RaganChevrolet
Dick Skillen79Bill's BarbequeTom GoffChevrolet
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Connie Saylor99Ball RacingRalph BallChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17171  
72776   #27 accident backstretch 
7816184  
1621643   #71 stalled turn 4 
1651739  
1741763   #1 accident turn 2 
17719115  
1921943   #48 spun frontstretch 
1951962  
1971993   #12 engine 
2002001  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 30.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott122
  Cale Yarborough342
  Bill Elliott51410
  Cale Yarborough152410
  Bill Elliott253511
  Richard Petty36372
  Greg Sacks38381
  Terry Labonte39402
  Cale Yarborough416020
  Bill Elliott617212
  Bobby Allison73731
  Bill Elliott7410734
  Neil Bonnett1081103
  Harry Gant1111111
  Greg Sacks1121121
  Bill Elliott11314432
  Lake Speed1451462
  Neil Bonnett1471548
  Bill Elliott15516511
  Neil Bonnett1661738
  Bill Elliott17419118
  Neil Bonnett1921943
  Bill Elliott1952006

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 185    
2   Lake Speed 175   -10  
3   Darrell Waltrip 165   -20  
4   Buddy Baker 160   -25  
5   Ricky Rudd 155   -30  
5   Greg Sacks 155   -30  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 146   -39  
8   Rusty Wallace 142   -43  
9   Neil Bonnett 139   -46  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 138   -47  
11   Ken Schrader 130   -55  
12   Mike Alexander 127   -58  
13   Bobby Wawak 124   -61  
14   Jimmy Means 121   -64  
15   Morgan Shepherd 118   -67  
16   Sterling Marlin 115   -70  
17   Joe Ruttman 112   -73  
18   Clark Dwyer 109   -76  
19   Lennie Pond 106   -79  
20   Slick Johnson 103   -82