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1985 Valleydale 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 28
Saturday, April 6, 1985 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:42
Average speed: 81.79 mph
Pole speed: 112.778 mph
Cautions: 14 for 90 laps
Margin of victory: 1.14 sec
Attendance: 36500
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1123   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50031525running214185
2 615   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft / Camelot   (Bud Moore)Ford50018050running163175
3 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet49816625running0165
41888   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4984470running2165
5172   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4978230running28160
6117   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4956030running14155
7 575   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4955310running0146
81543   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac4957450running0142
9218   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet4952050running1143
101690   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4895750running0134
11 89   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4858750running0130
122552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4834680running0127
13 222   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick4777700running54129
142364   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4773870running0121
15226   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4654010running0118
163049   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4573510running0115
17 747   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick4403360running0112
18105   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4087980running1114
19 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3646640running0106
20 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3629950running22108
212841   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet3141060engine0100
222495   Sterling Marlin Auto Shack   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet2201020crash1102
23 911   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1788380engine094
242071   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1743420engine091
252667   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler1572690oil pressure088
262768   Mike Potter Walker Enterprises   (Jimmy Walker)Ford61870engine085
272970   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac582520crash082
281917   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet402480engine079
29144   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet381780crash076
301327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac362410crash073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCPhil Good67Arrington RacingBuddy ArringtonChrysler

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
9168   #9,11,44,47,75 accident turn 3 
173620  
374711   #4,5,12,27,33 accident turn 4 
48492  
50523   #70 accident frontstretch 
537523  
76827   #6 spun turn 2 
8313149  
1321365   #22 accident turn 1 
1371371  
1381436   #12 accident frontstretch 
1441485  
1491546   #71 spun turn 3 
15518026  
18119010   #11 spun turn 2 
1911922  
1931953   debris 
1962038  
2042085   #44,90 accident turn 2 
20922214  
2232297   #95 accident turn 1 
23029667  
2973015   #41,43,88 accident turn 2 
30231312  
3143185   #33 accident frontstretch 
31939274  
3933975   #9,75 spun backstretch 
39847679  
4774804   #49,64 spun turn 2 
48150020  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.0%             Average green flag run: 25.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Harry Gant12222
  Bobby Allison237654
  Kyle Petty779014
  Dale Earnhardt9113141
  Geoffrey Bodine1321321
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1331331
  Dale Earnhardt1341374
  Rusty Wallace13814710
  Dale Earnhardt14818033
  Buddy Baker1811811
  Sterling Marlin1821821
  Dale Earnhardt18320321
  Buddy Baker2042041
  Rusty Wallace20522218
  Dale Earnhardt22329674
  Ricky Rudd29733842
  Dale Earnhardt33936123
  Ricky Rudd362482121
  Dale Earnhardt48350018

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 738    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 732   -6  
3   Dale Earnhardt 709   -29  
4   Neil Bonnett 694   -44  
5   Bill Elliott 673   -65  
6   Darrell Waltrip 663   -75  
7   Lake Speed 658   -80  
8   Ricky Rudd 650   -88  
9   Kyle Petty 638   -100  
10   Harry Gant 629   -109  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 629   -109  
12   Rusty Wallace 604   -134  
13   Richard Petty 559   -179  
14   Bobby Allison 553   -185  
15   Ken Schrader 540   -198  
16   Ron Bouchard 536   -202  
17   Buddy Baker 535   -203  
18   Jimmy Means 500   -238  
19   Clark Dwyer 494   -244  
20   Tim Richmond 482   -256