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1985 Nationwise 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 28
Sunday, October 20, 1985 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:40
Average speed: 118.344 mph
Pole speed: 141.841 mph
Cautions: 10 for 64 laps
Margin of victory: 1.2 sec
Attendance: 43000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49240900running73180
21647   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick49221055running68175
31133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49220900running0165
4129   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49215675running1165
5135   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49214400running17160
61027   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4929915running4155
7 915   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford49211150running0146
8153   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet48911800running32147
9142   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4898775running0138
10 477   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick48811350running0134
112488   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4877265running0130
12 144   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet48425125running134132
132117   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4847305running0124
141871   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4826410running0121
15 812   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4819825running0118
163067   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4815900running0115
17316   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4805990running0112
183852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4735105running0109
192290   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4694845running0106
202749   Trevor Boys Fleet Service   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4644725running0 
213487   Randy Baker Baker Driving School   (Buck Baker)Buick4532025running0 
223768   Mike Potter Eagle Snacks   (Jimmy Walker)Ford4511950running097
23330   Jeff McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4451875running0 
242864   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4414065running091
25198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet4332580running088
263670   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet4083910running085
272538   Alan Kulwicki Hardee's   (Bill Terry)Ford3981625transmission082
28 528   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford3912075crash14989
29 275   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3903275crash076
30 318   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet3841575crash073
31 67   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3672900running070
324065   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick2861350rear end0 
332343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac2827800engine1469
343574   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick2681250engine061
352996   Jerry Bowman Milford Fertilizer   (Jerry Bowman)Ford2671200engine058
363940   Jonathan Lee Edwards Edwards Racing   (Jonathan Lee Edwards)Buick1941175engine055
373208   Craig Spetman Carl Anderson's   (Carl Anderson)Chevrolet1881150crash052
381722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick1431100rear end049
392635   Morgan Shepherd Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford1231075engine046
40 74   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet91055crash043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Buddie Boys
Jon FontanaThomas RacingRonnie ThomasPontiac
Johnny Coy, Jr.13Coy RacingJeff HalversonChevrolet
Jerry Holden48Lucky J CoalJerry HoldenChevrolet
Gary Fedewa80Lyke RacingRussell LykeBuick
Tommie Crozier85Universal SteelBill LeonardPontiac
Gary Sowell87Sowell RacingBuck BakerBuick
Maurice Randall93Randall RacingBrenda RandallChrysler

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
112212   #4,7,12 accident turn 3 
235634  
57659   #0 spun turn 1 
667712  
78847   oil on track 
85204120  
2052117   #08 accident frontstretch 
21227463  
2752784   #7 accident turn 4 
27935577  
3563594   debris 
36039132  
39240211   #18,28,75 accident backstretch 
4034031  
4044074   #52,68,87 accident turn 1 
4084081  
4094113   #5 jumped restart 
4124176  
4184203   #44 spun turn 4 
42149272  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.0%             Average green flag run: 38.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte13434
  Dale Earnhardt355723
  Darrell Waltrip58581
  Dale Earnhardt59668
  Terry Labonte6710640
  Cale Yarborough10715650
  Darrell Waltrip1571604
  Geoffrey Bodine1611611
  Dale Earnhardt1621621
  Richard Petty16317614
  Cale Yarborough17720529
  Bill Elliott2062061
  Ron Bouchard20721610
  Terry Labonte21726448
  Ron Bouchard26527511
  Tim Richmond2762761
  Terry Labonte27728812
  Cale Yarborough28935668
  Tim Richmond3573582
  Cale Yarborough3593602
  Darrell Waltrip36138727
  Geoffrey Bodine3883936
  Tim Richmond3943941
  Darrell Waltrip3954028
  Geoffrey Bodine40341210
  Darrell Waltrip4134142
  Ron Bouchard41546147
  Darrell Waltrip46249231

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3971    
2   Bill Elliott 3936   -35  
3   Harry Gant 3716   -255  
4   Ricky Rudd 3607   -364  
5   Neil Bonnett 3600   -371  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3577   -394  
7   Kyle Petty 3365   -606  
8   Terry Labonte 3353   -618  
9   Tim Richmond 3249   -722  
10   Dale Earnhardt 3241   -730  
11   Lake Speed 3218   -753  
12   Bobby Allison 3115   -856  
13   Ron Bouchard 3018   -953  
14   Richard Petty 2864   -1107  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2861   -1110  
16   Ken Schrader 2812   -1159  
17   Buddy Baker 2804   -1167  
18   Rusty Wallace 2712   -1259  
19   Dave Marcis 2683   -1288  
20   Buddy Arrington 2580   -1391