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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 29
Sunday, March 16, 1986 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:46:41
Average speed: 132.126 mph
Pole speed: 170.713 mph
Cautions: 9 for 56 laps
Margin of victory: .29 sec
Attendance: 62000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 347   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick32862350running97180
2 13   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32851300running168180
31244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile32822150running0165
41511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32824075running6165
5 59   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32818250running2160
61655   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3286675running0150
7 225   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3285925running19151
8 727   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32712930running0142
91722   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3274725running0138
10 85   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32712775running0134
111143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3278220running2135
121033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet32617025running34132
134218   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet3263225running0124
143235   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3253525running0121
151488   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3253165running0118
16418   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3246900running0115
172214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile3222600running0112
181866   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3222475running0109
193123   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3192775running0106
202767   Buddy Arrington Ray Mar Realty   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3176415running0103
212490   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3147580crash0100
222175   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3135860running097
234074   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet3081925running094
24396   Trevor Boys U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3035500running091
25 410   Greg Sacks TRW   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet3018825running088
262315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3019695running085
27 628   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford3001665oil line082
28387   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2898635running079
292057   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Ford2681605valve076
303754   Eddie Bierschwale Johnson Racing   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet2611575crash073
31302   Kirk Bryant Spectrum Furniture   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac2545465crash070
32 91   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet2201525valve067
332671   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac2194705engine064
341912   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet2069880crash061
353517   Doug Heveron Protecta Liner   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1824510running058
363381   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1751450valve055
373636   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1741435steering052
382964   Pancho Carter K-Care   (Elmo Langley)Ford1574195clutch049
39134   Rick Wilson Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1491405valve046
402598   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1404155clutch043
413452   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac824145crash040
422826   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick331390engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Bierschwale
Joe Booher
Delma Cowart
Mike Laws
David Sosebee
Mark Stahl
James Hylton48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonChevrolet
DCSlick Johnson54Johnson RacingHenley GrayChevrolet
WDWilly T. Ribbs30Red Roof InnsDiGardFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18585  
869813   #52 accident turn 3 
9913133  
1321354   #7 spun turn 1 
13618853  
1891957   #17 oil backstretch 
19621015  
2112155   debris 
2162205  
2212266   #71 engine 
2272282  
2292324   oil on track 
23326331  
2642674   #2,54 accident turn 2 
2682681  
2692735   #7,18,90 accident backstretch 
27431845  
3193246   #90 accident backstretch 
3253284  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 27.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt15959
  Bill Elliott60612
  Harry Gant62676
  Morgan Shepherd68703
  Harry Gant71799
  Tim Richmond80856
  Morgan Shepherd86861
  Harry Gant8710519
  Dale Earnhardt10618984
  Darrell Waltrip1901901
  Dale Earnhardt19121121
  Morgan Shepherd21225342
  Tim Richmond25426411
  Richard Petty2652662
  Dale Earnhardt2672704
  Darrell Waltrip2712755
  Morgan Shepherd27631944
  Tim Richmond3203212
  Morgan Shepherd3223287

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 655    
2   Terry Labonte 643   -12  
3   Dale Earnhardt 628   -27  
4   Geoffrey Bodine 574   -81  
5   Rusty Wallace 550   -105  
6   Bill Elliott 535   -120  
7   Kyle Petty 509   -146  
8   Lake Speed 482   -173  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 476   -179  
10   Tim Richmond 471   -184  
11   Richard Petty 463   -192  
12   Harry Gant 454   -201  
13   Tommy Ellis 447   -208  
14   Morgan Shepherd 437   -218  
15   Buddy Arrington 430   -225  
16   Ron Bouchard 426   -229  
17   Neil Bonnett 422   -233  
18   Bobby Allison 401   -254  
19   Ricky Rudd 367   -288  
20   Joe Ruttman 355   -300