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1985 Holly Farms 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 28
Sunday, September 29, 1985 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:44
Average speed: 95.077 mph
Pole speed: 113.967 mph
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 14 sec
Attendance: 24000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet40032025running294185
2 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40025000running44175
3 644   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet40015860running0165
4 73   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40010960running37165
5 215   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3999500running0155
62047   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3985695running0150
7 327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3986395running0146
82243   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3987295running0142
91871   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3975150running24143
101212   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3979540running0134
111418   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet3971510running0130
121375   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3954060running0127
132117   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3933915running0124
14 411   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3938745running1126
151990   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3924555running0118
16 977   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick3916385running0115
17248   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3892570running0112
182664   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3883385running0109
19286   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3843300running0106
203174   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick3841235running0103
212752   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3832995running0100
222349   Trevor Boys Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3732680running097
232967   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3652645rear end094
243025   Bobby Gerhart Bobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet365940running091
25152   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3623710running088
261695   Mike Alexander Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet337890running085
271700   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet304915engine082
28107   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2852500engine079
292588   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1211815quit076
30 59   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford1187865transmission073
31 822   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick36815engine070

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Tilley
Jonathan Lee Edwards41Edwards RacingJonathan Lee EdwardsBuick
Bryan Baker54Henley GrayChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Brent Elliott72Elliott RacingKermit ElliottBuick
Phil Good76Good RacingPhil GoodChrysler
Randy Baker87Baker Driving SchoolBuck BakerBuick
Maurice Randall93Randall RacingMaurice RandallChrysler

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13737  
38425   #22 stalled turn 2 
4311977  
1201256   #9 slow on track 
1261294  
1301356   #49 spun turn 2 
136270135  
2712755   #8,17 accident turn 3 
27629621  
2973004   #00 spun turn 2 
30131313  
3143185   #00 engine turn 3 
31940082  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.8%             Average green flag run: 52.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine13838
  Dave Marcis396224
  Dale Earnhardt639735
  Harry Gant9811922
  Dale Earnhardt1201201
  Darrell Waltrip1211211
  Harry Gant1221309
  Geoffrey Bodine1311366
  Harry Gant137271135
  Dale Earnhardt2722721
  Harry Gant273400128

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3626    
2   Bill Elliott 3596   -30  
3   Harry Gant 3450   -176  
4   Neil Bonnett 3445   -181  
5   Ricky Rudd 3343   -283  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3252   -374  
7   Kyle Petty 3198   -428  
8   Terry Labonte 3152   -474  
9   Lake Speed 3015   -611  
10   Dale Earnhardt 2991   -635  
11   Bobby Allison 2945   -681  
12   Tim Richmond 2939   -687  
13   Ron Bouchard 2758   -868  
14   Richard Petty 2661   -965  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2635   -991  
16   Ken Schrader 2618   -1008  
17   Buddy Baker 2532   -1094  
18   Rusty Wallace 2501   -1125  
18   Dave Marcis 2501   -1125  
20   Buddy Arrington 2353   -1273