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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 29
Sunday, May 25, 1986 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:16:24
Average speed: 140.406 mph
Pole speed: 164.511 mph
Cautions: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: 1.59 sec
Attendance: 140000
Lead changes: 38

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40098150running26180
2 225   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40064355running94175
31228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford40034375running98175
4 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet40035630running50165
51511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40027250running3160
6 59   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford40034750running98160
7 41   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet39913000running0146
81315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford39918200running0142
91047   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick39914450running12143
10 927   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac39816750running5139
111644   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile39814800running0130
121822   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick39814200running1132
131112   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet39715400running2129
14194   Lake Speed All Pro Auto Parts / Cap'n Coty's   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3976400running6126
15228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick39610795running0118
164171   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Ford3959825running0115
173088   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3955300running0112
18322   Brett Bodine Exxon   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39410100running0109
193198   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3944900running0106
20177   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford39412150running0103
212475   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3928315running0100
221402   Mark Martin Gunderman Racing   (Jerry Gunderman)Ford3914200running097
232790   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3918705running094
242066   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3893500running091
253994   Trevor Boys Kodak Film   (Bobby Eller)Pontiac3892800running088
263423   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3893850running085
272935   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3822500running082
282151   Connie Saylor Spohn Racing   (Ron Spohn)Ford3762200running0 
293832   Eddie Bierschwale Prototype Racing Engines   (Paul Ingle)Chevrolet3742000running181
303579   Derrike Cope Peterbilt   (Warren Razore)Ford3611900running073
31 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31933850camshaft275
322326   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2925635running067
333317   Doug Heveron K-Care   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet2785475engine064
34 655   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1982200shocks166
354018   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1721650overheating163
36 721   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet1381800head gasket0 
372881   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1241575crash052
38376   Richard Petty STP   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1235465engine049
392510   Greg Sacks TRW   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet731525crash046
402699   Brad Teague Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet371500crash043
413645   Ken Ragan Morris-Ragan   (Bob Morris)Pontiac51500crash040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Willy T. Ribbs30Red Roof InnsDiGardChevrolet
H.B. Bailey36Almeda Auto PartsH.B. BaileyPontiac
Dick Trickle42Matthews RacingBilly MatthewsChevrolet
James Hylton48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonChevrolet
Jimmy Means52Means RacingJimmy MeansPontiac
Donny Paul53Paul RacingDonny PaulChevrolet
Rick Baldwin64Langley RacingElmo LangleyFord
Buddy Arrington67Pannill KnittingBuddy ArringtonFord
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakChevrolet
Clark Dwyer76Arrington RacingBuddy ArringtonFord
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Jonathan Lee Edwards92Edwards RacingJonathan Lee EdwardsChevrolet
DCRick Wilson4All Pro Auto Parts / Cap'n Coty'sLarry McClureOldsmobile
DCD.K. Ulrich6STPD.K. UlrichChevrolet
WDRichard Petty43STPPetty EnterprisesPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
694   #45 accident 
102819  
29346   #26,35,99 accident 
3510369  
1041074   #32,51 accident 
1081169  
1171193   #66 spun 
1201289  
1291335   #81 accident 
134266133  
26727610   rain 
277400124  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 52.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine122
  Harry Gant32523
  Tim Richmond26294
  Tommy Ellis30301
  Eddie Bierschwale31311
  Harry Gant324817
  Tim Richmond499244
  Harry Gant93942
  Morgan Shepherd95962
  Benny Parsons97971
  Lake Speed98992
  Neil Bonnett1001012
  Tim Richmond1021043
  Bobby Allison1051051
  Morgan Shepherd1061116
  Tim Richmond11212918
  Lake Speed1301334
  Bill Elliott1341341
  Darrell Waltrip1351362
  Tim Richmond13715822
  Cale Yarborough15919133
  Harry Gant1921921
  Rusty Wallace1931942
  Morgan Shepherd1951951
  Rusty Wallace1961961
  Morgan Shepherd1971971
  Rusty Wallace1981992
  Morgan Shepherd2002012
  Cale Yarborough20225150
  Tim Richmond2522521
  Harry Gant2532586
  Cale Yarborough25927315
  Bill Elliott27432653
  Dale Earnhardt32733610
  Tim Richmond3373382
  Darrell Waltrip3393391
  Harry Gant3403401
  Bill Elliott34138444
  Dale Earnhardt38540016

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1767    
2   Darrell Waltrip 1623   -144  
3   Bobby Allison 1505   -262  
4   Bill Elliott 1447   -320  
5   Rusty Wallace 1440   -327  
6   Terry Labonte 1436   -331  
7   Harry Gant 1380   -387  
8   Tim Richmond 1377   -390  
9   Kyle Petty 1361   -406  
10   Ricky Rudd 1344   -423  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 1337   -430  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1303   -464  
13   Richard Petty 1235   -532  
14   Joe Ruttman 1200   -567  
15   Ken Schrader 1193   -574  
16   Neil Bonnett 1136   -631  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1111   -656  
18   Dave Marcis 1070   -697  
19   Tommy Ellis 1022   -745  
20   Ron Bouchard 1009   -758