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1985 Northwestern Bank 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 28
Sunday, April 21, 1985 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:53
Average speed: 93.818 mph
Pole speed: 111.899 mph
Cautions: 6 for 36 laps
Margin of victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 23700
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 512   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40030025running214185
2 111   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40027500running54175
3 322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick40012965running124170
41315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4009870running0160
5 95   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40011955running3160
6109   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford3999935running0150
7 244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet39910735running0146
8 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3988340running1147
91475   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3985165running0138
101533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3979535running0134
111827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3974635running0130
12 47   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3964340running0127
13 647   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3954030running0124
142190   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3944380running4126
151617   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3944050running0118
161771   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3943540running0115
172352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3933405running0112
182064   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3923270running0109
19198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3901105running0106
202467   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3903210running0103
211143   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3896235running0100
22 72   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3863725running097
232649   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3862665running094
242270   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3822605running091
253023   Dick May Bahre Racing   (Dick Bahre)Buick368985running0 
262900   Ed Sanger Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet358910running085
272725   Bobby Gerhart Frederick   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet338860engine082
282872   Brent Elliott Elliott Auto Parts   (Kermit Elliott)Buick294860handling079
29256   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet592470brakes076
301288   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile541810brakes073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ed Baugess68
Tommie Crozier85
Maurice Randall93

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11919  
20256   #6 accident turn 4 
265328  
54585   #27 spun turn 4 
59188130  
18919810   #7 spun turn 3 
199354156  
3553606   debris turns 3/4 
36137515  
3763805   #23 spun turn 4 
3813811  
3823854   #5 accident turn 3 
38640015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 52.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip15454
  Ken Schrader55584
  Bobby Allison59160102
  Neil Bonnett16118929
  Dale Earnhardt1901901
  Neil Bonnett191338148
  Geoffrey Bodine3393413
  Bobby Allison34235514
  Neil Bonnett3563561
  Bobby Allison3573648
  Neil Bonnett36540036

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 1049    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 1043   -6  
3   Neil Bonnett 1034   -15  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1013   -36  
5   Bill Elliott 1008   -41  
6   Dale Earnhardt 952   -97  
7   Lake Speed 939   -110  
8   Ricky Rudd 898   -151  
9   Kyle Petty 892   -157  
10   Harry Gant 884   -165  
11   Bobby Allison 857   -192  
12   Rusty Wallace 856   -193  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 838   -211  
14   Ken Schrader 790   -259  
15   Tim Richmond 782   -267  
16   Ron Bouchard 775   -274  
17   Jimmy Means 730   -319  
18   Richard Petty 723   -326  
19   Buddy Baker 690   -359  
20   Clark Dwyer 688   -361