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1985 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 28
Sunday, July 28, 1985 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:41
Average speed: 148.772 mph
Pole speed: 207.578 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of victory: .66 sec
Attendance: 88000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford18848655running41180
21612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18834250running20175
32447   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick18823205running5170
4 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18829475running100170
5 414   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile18711625running1 
62943   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac18715600running0150
72133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet18716300running1151
84075   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac18710245running0142
92511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18614100running0138
10221   Davey Allison Lancaster Tobacco   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1866025running0 
111890   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1869945running0130
121095   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1864500running0127
131727   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1867845running0124
141988   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1847565running0121
153077   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick18410980running0118
16 867   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1847155running1120
17232   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1837860running0112
181215   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18011050running0109
193517   Lennie Pond Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1786355running0106
203164   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1776375running0103
213954   Bobby Wawak Henley Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1753210running0100
222700   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet1673100running097
23 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16011090crash299
24143   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15611080running896
25 57   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford1515465running088
263371   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1454980piston085
273822   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Chevrolet1422635running187
284270   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1404840piston079
293274   Rick Wilson Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1112515oil pump0 
301518   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1022455oil leak0 
312066   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet923195crash070
324149   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet914790driveshaft372
33 74   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet842275clutch569
34366   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet734450engine061
35 321   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford542355transmission058
361355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet532090driveshaft055
37340   Delma Cowart Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet332030crank052
38118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet331965engine049
39 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2411555crash046
403729   Grant Adcox Herb AdcoxChevrolet211840oil pressure043
412699   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet111840engine040
422852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac103340engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eldon Dotson
Dick Skillen
WD?10DiGardPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188   green-yellow start 
9168  
17237   #2,11,77 spun turn 2 
24252  
26327   #7,44 accident frontstretch 
33342  
35384   #0 slow on track 
395315  
54596   #00 spun backstretch 
609334  
941018   #66 accident frontstretch 
10216261  
1631664   #5 accident turn 4 
16718822  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.4%             Average green flag run: 20.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11717
  Geoffrey Bodine18181
  Harry Gant19191
  Bobby Allison20201
  Trevor Boys21233
  A.J. Foyt24241
  Cale Yarborough253511
  Joe Ruttman36405
  Dale Earnhardt41411
  Bill Elliott425211
  Dale Earnhardt53531
  Buddy Arrington54541
  Neil Bonnett55595
  Bill Elliott60623
  Dale Earnhardt63631
  Geoffrey Bodine64641
  Dale Earnhardt65662
  Bobby Allison677711
  Dale Earnhardt78792
  Cale Yarborough80812
  Bill Elliott82832
  Dale Earnhardt84841
  Cale Yarborough85906
  Neil Bonnett91911
  Ron Bouchard92943
  Neil Bonnett9510511
  Bill Elliott10613126
  Ron Bouchard1321332
  Neil Bonnett1341363
  Bill Elliott13716630
  Cale Yarborough16718822

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2656    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2513   -143  
3   Neil Bonnett 2415   -241  
4   Geoffrey Bodine 2385   -271  
5   Ricky Rudd 2340   -316  
6   Harry Gant 2335   -321  
7   Kyle Petty 2285   -371  
8   Terry Labonte 2269   -387  
9   Bobby Allison 2267   -389  
10   Lake Speed 2125   -531  
11   Tim Richmond 2018   -638  
12   Dale Earnhardt 1937   -719  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1882   -774  
14   Ken Schrader 1852   -804  
15   Ron Bouchard 1847   -809  
16   Buddy Baker 1839   -817  
17   Rusty Wallace 1809   -847  
18   Richard Petty 1788   -868  
19   Dave Marcis 1726   -930  
20   Clark Dwyer 1679   -977