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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 28
Thursday, July 4, 1985 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:12
Average speed: 158.73 mph
Pole speed: 201.523 mph
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: 23.5 sec
Attendance: 59000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 910   Greg Sacks Gardner R&D   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet16045350running33180
2 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford16041900running103180
31911   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet16026100running0165
41347   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick16016730running0160
5107   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford16015570running2160
63288   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile16012475running0150
7 315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford16014500running0146
8 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet15916550running2147
9183   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15913400running0138
101221   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1596150running0134
112055   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1595250running5135
121112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet15911100running7132
133484   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet1594300running0124
14 55   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15912250running0121
15258   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1596515running0118
161667   Buddy Arrington Jim Peacock Leasing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1587155running0115
171718   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1573500running0112
182722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick1569800running0109
193617   Lennie Pond Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1556610running2111
204170   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1506425running0103
212190   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1486915engine0100
223729   Grant Adcox Herb AdcoxChevrolet1482750running097
233071   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1325380running094
241533   Harry Gant Skoal   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet11210975engine091
253164   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford865020engine088
263949   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet844550ignition085
271466   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet652175driveshaft082
282927   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac644440crash184
29 843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac649475crash076
30 614   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile541875axle178
31356   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet504080valve070
322652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet434035engine067
332395   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet391775clutch064
342875   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac343250engine061
35 74   Joe Ruttman Folger's   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet281725flywheel058
36 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford242500transmission460
374074   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet131675piston052
383823   Eldon Dotson Bahre / Stoner   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet101675valve049
393300   Morgan Shepherd Helen Rae   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet61625crash046
402299   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet61600crash043
41242   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac24100engine040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Randy Baker
Jerry Holden
Dick Skillen
Joey Sonntag
Ronnie Thomas
Delma Cowart0H.L. WatersChevrolet
Steve Moore73Steve MooreChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #2 accident 
672  
8125   #00,99 accident turn 1 
132311  
24263   debris 
274418  
45495   #52 spun turn 3 
506516  
66705   #27,43 accident tri-oval 
71788  
79835   #75 engine 
8416077  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.3%             Average green flag run: 19.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11212
  Cale Yarborough13153
  Bill Elliott16238
  Cale Yarborough24241
  Lennie Pond25262
  Bill Elliott274418
  Greg Sacks45462
  A.J. Foyt47471
  Terry Labonte48492
  Tim Richmond50501
  Bill Elliott516515
  Kyle Petty66661
  Neil Bonnett67737
  Bill Elliott74785
  Benny Parsons79835
  Kyle Petty84841
  Bill Elliott859915
  Greg Sacks10012122
  Bill Elliott12215130
  Greg Sacks1521609

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2306    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2205   -101  
3   Terry Labonte 2138   -168  
4   Geoffrey Bodine 2121   -185  
5   Ricky Rudd 2110   -196  
6   Neil Bonnett 2060   -246  
7   Kyle Petty 2051   -255  
8   Bobby Allison 2048   -258  
9   Harry Gant 2024   -282  
10   Lake Speed 1853   -453  
11   Tim Richmond 1816   -490  
12   Dale Earnhardt 1795   -511  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1757   -549  
14   Rusty Wallace 1633   -673  
15   Ken Schrader 1604   -702  
16   Dave Marcis 1587   -719  
17   Buddy Baker 1584   -722  
18   Richard Petty 1556   -750  
19   Ron Bouchard 1539   -767  
20   Clark Dwyer 1461   -845