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1986 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 29
Saturday, August 23, 1986 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:03:55
Average speed: 86.934 mph
Pole speed: 114.665 mph
Cautions: 6 for 56 laps
Margin of victory: 8.55 sec
Attendance: 41000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50041725running179185
2 744   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet50021350running13175
3 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49917025running124170
4 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49912800running71165
51133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49912950running0155
6 225   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4987680running21155
71443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4976380running0146
8 322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4968350running70147
9198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4955610running0138
101735   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford4943550running2139
11 812   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4919000running0130
122018   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet4883450running0127
132223   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4871700running0124
141227   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4847300running0121
151671   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4844780running1123
162567   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4774370running0115
171826   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4764210running0112
182317   Eddie Bierschwale K-Care   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile4444050running0109
19 99   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4259150running0106
20306   D.K. Ulrich Finky's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4094095running0103
212499   Brad Teague Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet3181160brakes0100
22 675   Morgan Shepherd Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3154110brakes19102
23 415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2507910crash094
242970   J.D. McDuffie Winkle Pontiac / Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2283280rear end091
251381   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford2151070rear end088
26214   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1111050crash085
272652   Jimmy Means Hickory Log Barbecue   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac703210axle082
282790   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford694680crash079
292898   Dale Jarrett Busch   (Mike Curb)Pontiac69990vibration076
30157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford96670engine073

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ronnie Thomas48Hylton MotorsportsJames HyltonChevrolet
Connie Saylor64Sunny King FordElmo LangleyFord
Tommie Crozier65Universal SteelBill LeonardPontiac
Jonathan Lee Edwards92Share the PrideJonathan Lee EdwardsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17171  
72809   #90 accident turn 1 
8111232  
1131219   #4 accident turn 3 
12214726  
1481547   #70 spun turn 4 
15518531  
18620318   rain 
204356153  
3573626   #3,8 accident frontstretch 
3633708  
3713777   #6 accident turn 2 
378500123  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.2%             Average green flag run: 63.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond12121
  Morgan Shepherd224019
  Geoffrey Bodine417232
  Dave Marcis73731
  Geoffrey Bodine7410027
  Dale Earnhardt10111313
  Alan Kulwicki1141141
  Dale Earnhardt11514834
  Alan Kulwicki1491491
  Dale Earnhardt15017324
  Bobby Allison17424370
  Darrell Waltrip24427835
  Geoffrey Bodine27934365
  Terry Labonte34435613
  Darrell Waltrip357500144

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3075    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2954   -121  
3   Tim Richmond 2910   -165  
4   Bobby Allison 2692   -383  
5   Bill Elliott 2638   -437  
6   Ricky Rudd 2633   -442  
7   Rusty Wallace 2569   -506  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 2507   -568  
9   Terry Labonte 2432   -643  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2405   -670  
11   Harry Gant 2396   -679  
12   Kyle Petty 2350   -725  
13   Richard Petty 2219   -856  
14   Ken Schrader 2115   -960  
15   Joe Ruttman 2112   -963  
16   Neil Bonnett 2021   -1054  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1944   -1131  
18   Michael Waltrip 1884   -1191  
19   Dave Marcis 1846   -1229  
20   Buddy Arrington 1798   -1277