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1985 Miller High Life 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 28
Sunday, February 24, 1985 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.542 mile paved track (216.800 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:27
Average speed: 67.945 mph
Pole speed: 95.218 mph
Cautions: 10 for 74 laps
Margin of victory: .3 sec
Attendance: 27500
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 43   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40033625running95180
2 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40022165running0170
3 111   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40021110running110175
4 847   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4009530running0160
5 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet39912120running1160
6 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet39911685running0150
7107   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3996045running0146
81671   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3995555running0142
91427   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3995140running103143
101175   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3985570running0134
11208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3951890running0130
121841   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet3891820running0127
131548   Lennie Pond Dominion   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3874220running0124
142390   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3874590running0121
152517   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3804260running0118
16 522   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick3796790running7120
172967   Phil Good Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3621470running0112
182464   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3553590crash0109
191716   Butch Lindley Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3521365lug bolt0 
202770   J.D. McDuffie Restore   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3491480oil pressure0103
212252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3463400oil leak0100
22139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford3328260crash097
23 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet2393715crash8499
242698   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1822870rear end091
252115   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1087155engine088
261243   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1076340crash085
27 62   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac893655crash082
282820   Rick Newsom Newsom Racing   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet701050oil leak079
291988   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile361015electrical076
303051   Cecil Gordon Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet72640steering0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
298   #20 accident turn 3 
10156  
16183   #41 spun backstretch 
199173  
9210211   #2 accident turn 2 
1031097  
1101178   #15,43,44 accident turn 1 
11815538  
1561616   #20 spun turn 3 
16224079  
24125010   #12 accident turn 2 
25133484  
33534915   #9 accident turn 4 
35036819  
3693713   #64 accident turn 3 
3723721  
3733764   #47 spun turn 4 
3773804  
3813866   #17 accident turn 4 
38740014  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.5%             Average green flag run: 29.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip1110110
  Bobby Allison1111177
  Tim Richmond11815538
  Neil Bonnett15623984
  Tim Richmond2402401
  Harry Gant2412411
  Tim Richmond24228746
  Dale Earnhardt28836881
  Tim Richmond36938618
  Dale Earnhardt38740014

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 340    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 316   -24  
3   Lake Speed 309   -31  
4   Bill Elliott 282   -58  
5   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 268   -72  
6   Ken Schrader 251   -89  
7   Harry Gant 250   -90  
8   Dale Earnhardt 247   -93  
9   Ricky Rudd 243   -97  
9   Terry Labonte 243   -97  
11   Neil Bonnett 238   -102  
12   Buddy Baker 236   -104  
13   Dave Marcis 233   -107  
14   Lennie Pond 230   -110  
15   Rusty Wallace 224   -116  
16   Jimmy Means 221   -119  
17   Clark Dwyer 218   -122  
18   Ron Bouchard 209   -131  
19   Tim Richmond 201   -139  
20   Kyle Petty 198   -142