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1985 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 28
Sunday, May 5, 1985 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:04
Average speed: 186.288 mph
Pole speed: 209.398 mph
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps
Margin of victory: 1.72 sec
Attendance: 122000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18860500running60180
2 47   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford18834905running9175
3 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford18837750running97175
41722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard Racing)Buick18723075running3165
51515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18721025running0155
63288   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile18520245running0150
7 344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet18520100running2151
81871   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18512575running0142
9 78   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet1847800running0138
102075   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac18311215running0134
11145   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18214290running0130
122452   Jimmy Means Broadway Auto Parts   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1819195running0127
132238   Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing   (Morgan Shepherd)Chevrolet1805340running0124
142867   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1758275running0121
153870   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1748265running0118
162727   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1717255running0115
173717   Bosco Lowe Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1716825running0 
183979   Dick Skillen Truss Builders   (Tom Goff)Chevrolet1673920running0109
19316   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1616765engine0106
202190   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1596645running0103
21133   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15511410engine12105
222699   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet1553210ignition097
232964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford1505335ignition094
24 511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet13711745piston196
251095   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1132970engine088
261212   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1069420water leak190
27 943   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac949370valve187
281947   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick854975suspension079
291655   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet742770driveshaft281
30 64   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet702620transmission073
312384   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet702525engine070
323474   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet612500wheel067
333649   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet354710vibration064
341166   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet332450wheel bearing061
353300   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet332425engine058
36 821   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet262400carburetor055
37352   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac74875engine052
382533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet710850engine049
393098   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet62325engine046

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0H.L. WatersChevrolet
Slick Johnson05Ron SpohnFord
Craig Spetman08Carl AndersonChevrolet
Rick Newsom20Rick NewsomChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Ford
Ronnie Thomas41Ronnie ThomasChevrolet
Mike Potter68Jimmy WalkerFord
Steve Moore73Steve MooreChevrolet
Mark Stahl82Mark StahlFord
Eldon Dotson96James StonerChevrolet
DCKen Ragan17Hesco Exhaust SystemsRoger HambyChevrolet
WDGreg Sacks51Cecil GordonChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1159159  
1601634   #5 accident turn 4 
16417310  
1741774   #6 accident turn 4 
17818811  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.3%             Average green flag run: 60.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough144
  Kyle Petty551
  Bill Elliott62722
  Dale Earnhardt28336
  Bill Elliott34363
  Terry Labonte37371
  Dale Earnhardt38392
  Kyle Petty40423
  Dale Earnhardt43431
  Cale Yarborough44474
  Dale Earnhardt48481
  Richard Petty49491
  Kyle Petty50534
  Cale Yarborough547017
  Neil Bonnett71711
  Benny Parsons72732
  Bobby Allison74752
  Cale Yarborough7610227
  Bobby Allison1031031
  Darrell Waltrip1041041
  Terry Labonte1051051
  Cale Yarborough10613126
  Dale Earnhardt1321332
  Kyle Petty1341341
  Cale Yarborough13514410
  Bill Elliott14515915
  Cale Yarborough1601689
  Bill Elliott16918820

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 1355    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 1343   -12  
3   Bill Elliott 1312   -43  
4   Neil Bonnett 1279   -76  
5   Ricky Rudd 1228   -127  
6   Lake Speed 1215   -140  
7   Darrell Waltrip 1208   -147  
8   Kyle Petty 1197   -158  
9   Bobby Allison 1187   -168  
10   Dale Earnhardt 1150   -205  
11   Harry Gant 1118   -237  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1085   -270  
13   Rusty Wallace 1042   -313  
14   Ken Schrader 1008   -347  
15   Tim Richmond 997   -358  
16   Jimmy Means 978   -377  
17   Buddy Baker 967   -388  
18   Richard Petty 956   -399  
19   Ron Bouchard 933   -422  
20   Clark Dwyer 894   -461