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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 28
Sunday, October 6, 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:39:48
Average speed: 136.761 mph
Pole speed: 166.139 mph
Cautions: 6 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 118000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 728   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford33451600running49180
2 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford33465400running107175
3 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33433625running0165
41211   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33323450running1165
5144   Joe Ruttman Folger's   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet33312400running0155
6 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac33322155running34155
71616   Morgan Shepherd Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3327780running0146
81888   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile33210095running0142
9118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. All Pro Auto Parts   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3317925running0138
102343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac33012450running0134
111377   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick33011250running0130
121975   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3297865running0127
132438   Alan Kulwicki Hardee's   (Bill Terry)Ford3244200running0124
142122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford3234100running0121
15 815   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford32011350running0118
164264   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3197155running0115
172867   Buddy Arrington Motorsports Design   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3186935running0112
183295   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet3103500running0109
19171   Davey Allison Lancaster Tobacco   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3013600engine0106
20 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30112050running0103
21316   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet2856575running0100
22207   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2655515running097
233449   Trevor Boys Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2625005clutch094
24 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet25442100engine142101
251090   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2404815ignition088
263747   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick2384075crash085
272666   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet2371600crash082
283910   Ken Ragan DiGard R&D   (DiGard Racing)Ford2241475crash079
293300   Sterling Marlin Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet2191350flywheel0 
30252   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac2104540engine073
313623   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet1831300engine070
323014   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1771180tie rod067
331544   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet16311060crank169
343871   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1613395crash061
352953   Donny Paul Paul Racing   (Donny Paul)Chevrolet1561120engine058
363509   Dick Trickle Matthews Racing   (Billy Matthews)Chevrolet1381250engine055
37 921   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford1181330rear end052
384052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1143295piston049
394117   Lennie Pond McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet872540engine046
402218   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet841020handling043
41 355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet514020fuel pump040
422712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet117520engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Kirk BryantPontiac
Bosco LowePontiac
Elton SawyerOldsmobile
Glenn Sears09

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19393  
94985   #17 engine 
9916365  
1641707   #71 accident turn 2 
17119121  
19220110   #23 engine 
20224039  
2412499   #47,66 accident frontstretch 
25026112  
2622676   oil on track 
26830639  
3073104   #1 engine 
31133424  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.3%             Average green flag run: 41.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond111
  Harry Gant22827
  Bill Elliott296436
  Harry Gant65673
  Darrell Waltrip68681
  Tim Richmond699426
  Terry Labonte95951
  Tim Richmond961027
  Bill Elliott1031086
  Cale Yarborough1091113
  Harry Gant11217261
  Bill Elliott17320230
  Harry Gant20325351
  Bill Elliott25428835
  Cale Yarborough28933446

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3791    
2   Bill Elliott 3771   -20  
3   Harry Gant 3551   -240  
4   Neil Bonnett 3482   -309  
5   Ricky Rudd 3461   -330  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3417   -374  
7   Kyle Petty 3295   -496  
8   Terry Labonte 3221   -570  
9   Lake Speed 3142   -649  
10   Dale Earnhardt 3094   -697  
10   Tim Richmond 3094   -697  
12   Bobby Allison 3066   -725  
13   Ron Bouchard 2843   -948  
14   Richard Petty 2795   -996  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2773   -1018  
16   Ken Schrader 2706   -1085  
17   Buddy Baker 2674   -1117  
18   Rusty Wallace 2574   -1217  
19   Dave Marcis 2562   -1229  
20   Buddy Arrington 2465   -1326