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1985 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 28
Sunday, September 1, 1985 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:02
Average speed: 121.254 mph
Pole speed: 156.641 mph
Cautions: 14 for 70 laps
Margin of victory: .6 sec
Attendance: 80000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford3671053725running100180
22228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford36722050running25175
3175   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36721975running5170
42112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36617425running0160
51947   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick36613330running1160
61115   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford36613450running0150
7 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet36515500running0146
8 355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3655800running0142
9 44   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet3645350running0138
10257   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3649995running0134
11 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3648505running0130
122443   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac36410860running0127
13208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3626255running1129
143290   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3628475running0121
151688   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3588085engine2123
161875   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3586865running0115
17 711   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet35512205running0112
183367   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3536290running0109
19 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans / 1-800-FARMAID   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet34912835engine147116
203917   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3496080running0103
21 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet33612340engine84105
22291   Pancho Carter Lancaster Tobacco   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3362755running097
232771   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2715240vibration299
243523   Michael Waltrip Jim Testa   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet2662535engine091
252614   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile2482675brakes088
263764   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2374595crash085
273652   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet2364480camshaft082
284068   Mike Potter Eagle Snacks   (Jimmy Walker)Ford1862110engine079
293851   Slick Johnson Rozier War Eagle   (Doug Spohn)Ford1842005oil pressure076
302322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford1621950engine073
313049   Trevor Boys Fleet Service / R.L. Monroe   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1344100crash070
32346   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1084025engine067
331218   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1011735transmission064
343136   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts / Naitonal Motors   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac941680crash061
351077   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick608400crash058
362832   Tommy Houston Houston Racing   (Paul Ingle)Chevrolet471645engine055
371516   Morgan Shepherd Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet221490engine052
38142   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac213880crash049
391366   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet211435crash046
40 221   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford172625engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jonathan Lee Edwards
Ferrel Harris
Rick Newsom
Connie Saylor
Bobby Wawak
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
23308   #2,66 accident turn 4 
31355  
36394   rain 
406021  
61644   debris 
659935  
1001078   #36 accident turn 2 
10814740  
1481547   #49 accident 
15516814  
1691735   oil on track 
17418815  
1891935   #51 accident 
19426673  
2672715   #64 accident frontstretch 
27229322  
2942974   debris backstretch 
29831720  
3183225   #3 spun turn 2 
3233242  
3253295   #28 smoking 
3303323  
3333342   debris 
3353373  
3383414   oil on track 
3423509  
3513544   debris 
35536713  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.1%             Average green flag run: 19.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11414
  Dale Earnhardt15239
  Buddy Baker24241
  Dave Marcis25262
  Geoffrey Bodine27315
  Dale Earnhardt326130
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.62621
  Bill Elliott6310038
  Harry Gant10111515
  Dale Earnhardt11614833
  Ron Bouchard1491491
  Dale Earnhardt1501556
  Harry Gant15616914
  Buddy Baker1701701
  Harry Gant17119020
  Dale Earnhardt19125969
  Harry Gant26029435
  Cale Yarborough29531824
  Bill Elliott3193224
  Cale Yarborough3233231
  Bill Elliott32436744

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3176    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2970   -206  
3   Neil Bonnett 2880   -296  
4   Harry Gant 2760   -416  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 2742   -434  
6   Kyle Petty 2699   -477  
7   Ricky Rudd 2698   -478  
8   Terry Labonte 2634   -542  
9   Bobby Allison 2497   -679  
10   Lake Speed 2494   -682  
11   Tim Richmond 2366   -810  
12   Dale Earnhardt 2335   -841  
13   Buddy Baker 2213   -963  
14   Ron Bouchard 2202   -974  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2187   -989  
16   Ken Schrader 2182   -994  
17   Rusty Wallace 2131   -1045  
18   Richard Petty 2109   -1067  
19   Dave Marcis 2046   -1130  
20   Clark Dwyer 1934   -1242