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1985 Miller 400


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 24 of 27
Saturday, October 5, 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:03
Average speed: 140.485 mph
Pole speed: 162.656 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11417   Terry Labonte Budweiser / Colonial Bread   (Darrell Waltrip)Pontiac26732400running480
2 115   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Pontiac26733075running183170
3 966   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Rusty Wallace)Oldsmobile26714075running0165
4 38   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Pontiac26717150running9160
51221   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet26617050running0155
61011   Jack Ingram Pantry / Skoal Bandit   (Jack Ingram)Oldsmobile26614425running2150
7 775   Brad Teague Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Pontiac26613450running6146
8 444   Rick Mast A.G. Dillard   (Alan Dillard, Jr.)Pontiac2657000running1142
9 55   Brett Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Pontiac2656125running0138
101100   Jimmy Hensley Thomas Brothers Country Hams   (Howard Thomas)Oldsmobile2656825running0134
11 847   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick2645950running13130
123498   Larry Pollard A & W Trucking   (Anderson / Webb)Pontiac2644050running0127
132232   Dale Jarrett Busch / T & S   (Horace Isenhower)Oldsmobile2633700running0124
14166   Tommy Houston Southern Biscuit Flour   (Mike Day)Oldsmobile2625000running0121
153145   Charlie Luck Luck Stone / Dryden Oil   (Charlie Luck)Oldsmobile2613300running0118
164002   Kirk Bryant Bryant RacingPontiac2593890running0115
173314   Ronnie Silver Coors Light   (Ronnie Silver)Oldsmobile2586200running0112
181824   Rodney Howard Thackston's Garage   (Marvin Thackston)Ford2563200running0109
192805   Hut Stricklin Raider EngineeringPontiac2544100running0106
201960   Ed Berrier Horton Distirbuting   (Max Berrier)Pontiac2532400crash0103
213539   Mitchell Clark Beauregard's DeliPontiac2511900running0100
221304   Eddie Falk Falk Auto   (Eddie Falk)Pontiac2502200running097
234242   Elton Sawyer Rheem Heat & Air   (Bill Lewis)Oldsmobile2424170running094
24372   Jeff Hensley Flute's SheetmetalPontiac2362000running091
251534   Joe Kelly Kelly Builders   (Joe Kelly)Pontiac2291900running088
262312   Tommy Ellis FreedlanderOldsmobile2041800engine085
274127   Bosco Lowe Ryder's Floor Store   (Edgar Ryder)Pontiac2032180running082
283961   Glenn Sears Tempo-GloPontiac1841700engine079
29217   Morgan Shepherd Whitaker Racing   (Ed Whitaker)Oldsmobile1711150engine276
30303   Kenny Burks Jones TexacoOldsmobile1651100engine073
312065   Ken Bouchard Universal Auto Salvage   (M.J. Sullivan)Oldsmobile1551050engine070
323854   Dickie Boswell H & J RacingChevrolet1461400engine067
331784   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Mike Alexander)Buick90990water pump00
343658   Merv Treichler Genesee Truck Sales   (John Jackson)Oldsmobile87980oil pump061
35254   Joe Thurman Davis Racing   (Johnny Davis)Pontiac521370valve058
363220   Brett Hearn Purnell-Jarvis DysonPontiac51960rear end055
37 210   L.D. Ottinger All-Pro Auto Parts   (C.B. Gwyn)Pontiac426910oil line352
382422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Alan Dillard, Jr.)Buick272960engine049
392677   Sammy Swindell Sizzler   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac23950engine046
40 623   Davey Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick16990engine043
412769   Rick Wilson Wilson Racing   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile10930engine040
422933   Tony Anderson Anderson RacingOldsmobile2920engine037

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474   #33 engine 
8169  
17215   #23 engine 
22157136  
1581625   #61 spun backstretch 
163263101  
2642674   #60 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.7%             Average green flag run: 62.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine11010
  L.D. Ottinger11111
  Geoffrey Bodine12132
  L.D. Ottinger14152
  Dale Earnhardt16227
  Geoffrey Bodine237048
  Terry Labonte71711
  Morgan Shepherd72732
  Brad Teague74752
  Jack Ingram76772
  Brad Teague78814
  Ron Bouchard829413
  Geoffrey Bodine9513642
  Dale Earnhardt1371382
  Terry Labonte1391424
  Geoffrey Bodine14315816
  Rick Mast1591591
  Geoffrey Bodine16022263
  Terry Labonte2232242
  Geoffrey Bodine2252262
  Terry Labonte22726741

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Ingram 3647    
2   Jimmy Hensley 3616   -31  
3   Larry Pearson 3507   -140  
4   Tommy Houston 3426   -221  
5   Dale Jarrett 3363   -284  
6   L.D. Ottinger 3287   -360  
7   Rick Mast 3276   -371  
8   Ronnie Silver 2864   -783  
8   Larry Pollard 2864   -783  
10   Eddie Falk 2711   -936  
11   Joe Thurman 2589   -1058  
12   Jeff Hensley 2529   -1118  
13   Brad Teague 2437   -1210  
14   Dickie Boswell 1970   -1677  
15   Tommy Ellis 1885   -1762  
16   Jimmy Lawson 1835   -1812  
17   Robert Ingram 1781   -1866  
18   John Linville 1722   -1925  
19   Dickie Linville 1715   -1932  
20   Charlie Luck 1636   -2011