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1985 TranSouth 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 28
Sunday, April 14, 1985 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:58:08
Average speed: 126.295 mph
Pole speed: 157.454 mph
Cautions: 7 for 51 laps
Margin of victory: 1.86 sec
Attendance: 42000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36742900running146185
21311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36726550running61175
31527   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac36715860running4170
4 344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet36617105running2165
5202   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac36511800running0155
6 712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36511775running15155
7115   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36512870running4151
81666   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3644325running1147
9 575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3648050running4143
102322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick36410900running0134
11174   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet3633225running0130
12227   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3626665running0127
132590   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3597330running0124
141233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet35111200running0121
153252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3516415running0118
16 647   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3495595running0115
173667   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3475230running0112
18241   Morgan Shepherd Petty EnterprisesFord3453415engine0109
19356   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3354650running0106
20198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3292350running0103
213449   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3234195crash0100
223835   Dick May Ultra Seal   (Wayne Beahr)Ford2971840engine0 
232684   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet2951760rear end094
24 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2939180engine13096
25 915   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2498200crash088
263364   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2073810engine085
271088   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1853745crash082
28 221   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1841585crash079
292798   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1811380crash076
302128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1641975engine073
311471   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1483555valve070
32 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1231290steering067
331843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1217760engine064
343774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1161230crash061
353199   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet1121200engine058
362805   Slick Johnson Newsom Racing   (Ron Spohn)Ford1021170engine055
372917   Ken Ragan Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet992645engine052
384096   Eldon Dotson Stoner Racing   (James Stoner)Chevrolet941130flagged049
393070   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac192615engine046
403953   Jeff Hooker Smith's Auto Service   (Jeff Hooker)Oldsmobile111100engine0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17777  
789619   rain 
9711115  
1121154   #55 accident 
11618772  
1881969   #21,74,88,98 accident turns 1/3 
19723236  
2332364   oil on track 
23725014  
2512588   #15 accident turn 2 
2592613  
2622643   debris backstretch 
26534480  
3453484   #49 accident turn 2 
34936719  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.9%             Average green flag run: 39.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte122
  Bill Elliott34038
  Dale Earnhardt415111
  Bill Elliott526514
  Dale Earnhardt66672
  Tim Richmond68681
  Phil Parsons69691
  Geoffrey Bodine70701
  Dale Earnhardt71788
  Neil Bonnett799315
  Geoffrey Bodine94963
  Dale Earnhardt9711216
  Lake Speed1131164
  Dale Earnhardt11718064
  Darrell Waltrip1811822
  Dale Earnhardt18320927
  Darrell Waltrip21026253
  Dale Earnhardt2632642
  Darrell Waltrip2652706
  Bill Elliott27132858
  Tim Richmond3293313
  Bill Elliott33236736

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 903    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 883   -20  
3   Bill Elliott 858   -45  
4   Neil Bonnett 849   -54  
5   Darrell Waltrip 838   -65  
6   Dale Earnhardt 805   -98  
7   Lake Speed 801   -102  
8   Kyle Petty 765   -138  
9   Rusty Wallace 759   -144  
10   Harry Gant 750   -153  
11   Ricky Rudd 738   -165  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 732   -171  
13   Bobby Allison 687   -216  
14   Ken Schrader 664   -239  
15   Tim Richmond 652   -251  
16   Ron Bouchard 651   -252  
17   Richard Petty 623   -280  
18   Jimmy Means 618   -285  
19   Buddy Baker 617   -286  
20   Clark Dwyer 579   -324