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1985 Delaware 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 28
Sunday, September 15, 1985 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:52
Average speed: 120.538 mph
Pole speed: 141.543 mph
Cautions: 6 for 45 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lp 3 sec
Attendance: 38000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet50044950running216185
21011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50029750running10175
3 715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford49931450running55170
41922   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford4969975running45165
5 512   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49614275running0155
62227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4969980running0150
7 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49612600running0146
8 647   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4948595running0142
91343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac49210600running1143
101775   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4918225running0134
112767   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4846695running0130
122317   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4836055running0127
132852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4815865running0124
143196   Jerry Bowman JB Auto Machine / Milford Fertilizer   (Jerry Bowman)Ford4652100running0121
15167   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4637725transmission0118
162590   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4625815running0115
173774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick4581850running0112
183476   Phil Good Allied Automotive   (Phil Good)Chrysler4381800running0109
191571   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4354455running0106
20 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford43013350running173108
213032   Alan Kulwicki Hardee's   (Bill Terry)Ford4121650ignition0100
221200   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet3811600transmission097
23188   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3473095ignition094
24 244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet31311550push rod091
25 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3099750engine088
26 918   Tommy Ellis Freedlander   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet2681400engine085
27246   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet2603625engine082
283270   J.D. McDuffie Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford2033565engine079
291177   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick1597750crash076
302964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1413455engine073
31212   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1374365engine070
323520   Rick Newsom Selcam Enterprises   (Rick Newsom)Buick1371100brakes067
33204   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1041050engine064
342649   Trevor Boys Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet852500engine061
351488   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile832400crash058
363601   Earle Canavan Wynn's   (Earle Canavan)Oldsmobile53875brakes055
373385   Tommie Crozier Universal Steel   (Bill Leonard)Pontiac30875overheating052
383863   Chuck Walton Williams RacingChevrolet5875handling049
393993   Maurice Randall MRE Racing   (Maurice Randall)Chrysler1850overheating046

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18484  
85895   #88 accident turn 4 
9013849  
1391446   #2 engine 
14515915  
16017718   #64 engine 
17821841  
2192268   #77 accident turn 4 
22730276  
3033053   #8 accident turn 1 
3063116  
3123165   #5 engine 
317500184  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 65.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott19696
  Harry Gant9713337
  Bill Elliott13415926
  Richard Petty1601601
  Ricky Rudd16117818
  Bill Elliott17921941
  Bobby Allison2202201
  Bill Elliott22123010
  Ricky Rudd23125222
  Harry Gant2532575
  Ricky Rudd25827215
  Bobby Allison27331240
  Darrell Waltrip3133197
  Harry Gant32039980
  Darrell Waltrip4004023
  Bobby Allison4034064
  Harry Gant40750094

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3411    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3325   -86  
3   Neil Bonnett 3173   -238  
4   Harry Gant 3095   -316  
5   Ricky Rudd 3028   -383  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2981   -430  
7   Kyle Petty 2964   -447  
8   Terry Labonte 2905   -506  
9   Lake Speed 2758   -653  
10   Bobby Allison 2741   -670  
11   Dale Earnhardt 2646   -765  
12   Tim Richmond 2637   -774  
13   Ron Bouchard 2453   -958  
14   Richard Petty 2422   -989  
15   Ken Schrader 2415   -996  
16   Buddy Baker 2386   -1025  
17   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2381   -1030  
18   Rusty Wallace 2325   -1086  
19   Dave Marcis 2264   -1147  
20   Buddy Arrington 2159   -1252