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1986 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 29
Friday, July 4, 1986 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:01:56
Average speed: 131.916 mph
Pole speed: 203.519 mph
Cautions: 8 for 58 laps
Margin of victory: 1.35 sec
Attendance: 78000
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 925   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16058655running17180
2211   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet16037700running6175
3 88   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick16024545running0165
42311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet16024750running2165
5137   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford16019725running4160
63315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford16017200running0150
72926   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick16012300running0146
81227   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac16014150running0142
91166   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1607600running0138
103235   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1607600running0134
111712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet16013515running1135
123890   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1609845running0127
132275   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1608615running0124
14 388   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1606645running31126
15 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick15911580running3123
16 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford15913675running1120
17 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1596975running5117
183923   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1593520running0109
191444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile15910320running0106
203071   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac1598455running0103
21254   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1583045running0100
221943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1566595running097
23416   Jim Sauter Finky's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1556210running0 
243752   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1555950running196
253567   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1545790running088
264029   Grant Adcox Herb AdcoxChevrolet1542195running085
27 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15114895crash6992
282717   Pancho Carter K-Mart / Wynn's Oil   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1505100running079
29185   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1479995engine1681
304264   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1454860crash0 
312633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet14310645engine070
32202   Rodney Combs Solder Seal / Gunk   (Robert Harrington)Chevrolet1302020brakes067
33340   Doug Heveron Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet1062045clutch169
342877   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet921970transmission061
353154   Eddie Bierschwale Systems Support   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet831945engine058
36 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile782120engine260
37 747   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick501895handling052
381018   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet332625engine049
393610   Greg Sacks TRW   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet331845crash046
402481   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford141870crash043
411698   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac131820crash040
421514   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile21820engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rick Newsom20Rick NewsomChevrolet
Blackie Wangerin39Blackie WangerinFord
Ronnie Thomas41Ronnie ThomasChevrolet
James Hylton48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonChevrolet
Harold Marks49James HyltonChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffiePontiac
Phil Barkdoll73Helen Rae SpecialPhil BarkdollFord
Brad Teague99Ball RacingRalph BallChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
5106   #14 engine 
11144  
15195   #10,44,71,81,90,98 accident turn 4 
20212  
22254   debris frontstretch 
263914  
40434   #18 engine 
446118  
62643   debris backstretch 
658521  
8611227   rain 
11313220  
1331375   #2 spun turn 4 
13815316  
1541574   #17,64,88 accident turn 2 
1581603  
  Percent of race run under caution: 36.3%             Average green flag run: 11.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker122
  Dale Earnhardt31311
  Bobby Allison14152
  Cale Yarborough16205
  Dale Earnhardt21299
  Tim Richmond30323
  Dale Earnhardt33353
  Geoffrey Bodine36394
  Dale Earnhardt40401
  Jimmy Means41411
  Dale Earnhardt42465
  Geoffrey Bodine475812
  Buddy Baker59613
  Dale Earnhardt62621
  Darrell Waltrip63631
  Benny Parsons64652
  Dale Earnhardt66661
  Buddy Baker678519
  Dale Earnhardt86861
  Neil Bonnett87871
  Doug Heveron88881
  Dale Earnhardt8912537
  Bill Elliott1261261
  Sterling Marlin1271293
  Bobby Allison1301301
  Sterling Marlin1311333
  Kyle Petty1341374
  Darrell Waltrip1381381
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1391391
  Tim Richmond1401456
  Buddy Baker1461527
  Tim Richmond1531608

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2344    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2166   -178  
3   Tim Richmond 2045   -299  
4   Bill Elliott 2037   -307  
5   Bobby Allison 2033   -311  
6   Rusty Wallace 1998   -346  
7   Ricky Rudd 1958   -386  
8   Terry Labonte 1859   -485  
9   Harry Gant 1858   -486  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1815   -529  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 1782   -562  
12   Kyle Petty 1775   -569  
13   Richard Petty 1712   -632  
14   Joe Ruttman 1672   -672  
15   Ken Schrader 1617   -727  
16   Neil Bonnett 1600   -744  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1440   -904  
18   Dave Marcis 1395   -949  
19   Michael Waltrip 1320   -1024  
20   Tommy Ellis 1310   -1034