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1986 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 29
Sunday, November 2, 1986 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:22
Average speed: 152.523 mph
Pole speed: 172.905 mph
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lp 3 sec
Attendance: 56000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 43   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32867950running162185
21543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32726130running0170
3 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32726450running48170
4 825   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32712845running29165
51788   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3277725running0155
61612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32714150running1155
7327   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford32611990running0146
82344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile32611425running0142
92426   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3268035running0138
103966   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3264955running0134
11 755   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3252950running0130
124218   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet3252715running0127
131427   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3249585running0124
14 64   Rick Wilson Kodak   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3242450running0121
15108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3246690running0118
162122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32411210running0115
171990   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3237050running0112
182035   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3212485running0109
192948   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet3195705running0106
202223   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3163885running0103
213167   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3135090running0100
223387   Randy Baker Apollo   (Buck Baker)Chevrolet3101590running097
234117   Eddie Bierschwale K-Mart   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3094210running094
243438   Mike Laws Merkes Auto Parts   (Mike Laws)Chevrolet3061420running091
252515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3019435running088
26 202   Mark Martin Miller American / Hribar Truck & Equipment   (Jerry Gunderman)Ford2901305engine085
27 575   Morgan Shepherd Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac2875320engine187
281233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2859845valve7384
293752   Jimmy Means Voyles Auto Salvage   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2803990clutch076
303664   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2333950lug studs073
311110   Jeff Swindell TRW   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet2271160window070
32261   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet2111130engine067
332871   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2033855piston064
341328   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1961080engine061
353585   Bobby Gerhart Frederick   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet1681065engine058
362791   David Sosebee C.N. Racing   (Gober Sosebee)Chevrolet1571050wheel bearing055
37182   Rodney Combs Solder Seal / Gunk   (Robert Harrington)Chevrolet1331035oil pressure052
38 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet958020engine1254
39 911   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet8312055engine251
403899   Tom Bigelow Tom Esterline   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet58985engine043
413036   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac49985engine040
424098   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac40975engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Howard Mark03Howard MarkChevrolet
Grant Adcox29Herb AdcoxChevrolet
Cliff Hucul60Bobby EllerPontiac
J.D. McDuffie70WinkleJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Gary Fedewa80Fedewa RacingHarold BurkeChevrolet
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16183   #38,64 spun turn 4 
19189171  
1901934   #35 accident turn 4 
194328135  
  Percent of race run under caution: 2.1%             Average green flag run: 107.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11414
  Geoffrey Bodine152410
  Bill Elliott25251
  Geoffrey Bodine26272
  Bill Elliott286033
  Tim Richmond61644
  Darrell Waltrip65662
  Harry Gant678014
  Dale Earnhardt8110121
  Tim Richmond10211110
  Harry Gant1121121
  Tim Richmond11312715
  Harry Gant12814619
  Dale Earnhardt1471526
  Harry Gant15318937
  Neil Bonnett1901901
  Dale Earnhardt19125363
  Morgan Shepherd2542541
  Harry Gant2552562
  Dale Earnhardt25732872

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4293    
2   Darrell Waltrip 4015   -278  
3   Tim Richmond 3994   -299  
4   Bill Elliott 3745   -548  
5   Ricky Rudd 3712   -581  
6   Rusty Wallace 3615   -678  
7   Bobby Allison 3552   -741  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 3503   -790  
9   Harry Gant 3446   -847  
10   Kyle Petty 3419   -874  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3386   -907  
12   Terry Labonte 3339   -954  
13   Neil Bonnett 3226   -1067  
14   Richard Petty 3214   -1079  
15   Joe Ruttman 3140   -1153  
16   Ken Schrader 2922   -1371  
17   Morgan Shepherd 2842   -1451  
18   Dave Marcis 2785   -1508  
19   Michael Waltrip 2783   -1510  
20   Buddy Arrington 2667   -1626