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1986 Nationwise 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 29
Sunday, October 19, 1986 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 3:57:33
Average speed: 126.381 mph
Pole speed: 146.948 mph
Cautions: 6 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: 2.53 sec
Attendance: 48000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49247000running80180
2 415   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford49226550running0170
3 511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49223650running35170
4 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49216525running5165
51188   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4928575running4160
6103   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49115750running94155
7159   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49114100running0146
81343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4919105running1147
91626   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4908745running0138
10177   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford48912550running0134
11128   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4897925running0130
122135   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford4864625running0127
132423   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4835415running0124
142390   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4838105running0121
152042   Dick Trickle Bill's Barbecue   (Billy Matthews)Chevrolet4823250running0118
163317   Eddie Bierschwale K-Care   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile4795625running0115
172567   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4765325running0112
183493   Charlie Baker Salmon Racing   (Patsy Salmon)Chevrolet4572500running0109
19 727   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4539350running0106
20 125   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4429665running132108
213970   J.D. McDuffie Winkle   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac4415180running0100
222952   Jimmy Means Voyles Auto Salvage   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4315070running097
233119   Mike Skinner Zanworth Racing Team   (Zanworth Racing Team)Pontiac4291925running094
24 975   Morgan Shepherd Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4026625driveshaft141101
251822   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3828875engine088
263664   Mike Potter Bull Frog Knits   (Elmo Langley)Ford3753990brakes085
272792   Jonathan Lee Edwards Share The Pride   (Jonathan Lee Edwards)Buick3431675crash082
283765   Tommie Crozier Universal Steel   (Bill Leonard)Pontiac2681625driveshaft079
292674   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet2671575engine076
303882   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford2671475overheating073
311444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile2268425engine070
32 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2018625engine067
33 328   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford2001425ignition064
342271   Dave Marcis Shoney's / Helen Rae   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1514030engine061
351918   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1301225handling058
363548   Johnny Coy, Jr. Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1223935crash055
372810   Trevor Boys TRW   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet1111175brakes052
383037   Joe Millikan Hanover Printing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford501150oil leak049
394024   Buddie Boys Boys Racing   (Crawford Clements)Chevrolet401125brakes046
403241   Ronnie Thomas Bowles Paving   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac91105overheating043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jeff Swindell30DiGardChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11717  
18203   #82 spun turn 4 
218969  
90934   #5 debris turn 2 
9410411  
1051073   #18 accident turn 2 
10813225  
1331386   #48 spun turn 2 
13915214  
1531608   #71 engine frontstretch 
161424264  
4254295   #92 accident turn 2 
43049263  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.9%             Average green flag run: 66.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond19090
  Morgan Shepherd91911
  Tim Richmond9213342
  Morgan Shepherd1341385
  Dale Earnhardt13915315
  Morgan Shepherd1651662
  Dale Earnhardt16719125
  Morgan Shepherd19223645
  Dale Earnhardt2372393
  Darrell Waltrip24025011
  Buddy Baker2512511
  Harry Gant2522521
  Richard Petty2532531
  Morgan Shepherd25427623
  Dale Earnhardt27732751
  Morgan Shepherd3283325
  Neil Bonnett33335018
  Buddy Baker3513522
  Morgan Shepherd35340149
  Darrell Waltrip40242524
  Buddy Baker4264261
  Harry Gant4274304
  Neil Bonnett43149262

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4108    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3964   -144  
3   Tim Richmond 3829   -279  
4   Ricky Rudd 3624   -484  
5   Bill Elliott 3575   -533  
6   Rusty Wallace 3491   -617  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 3449   -659  
8   Bobby Allison 3437   -671  
9   Harry Gant 3362   -746  
10   Kyle Petty 3273   -835  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3268   -840  
12   Terry Labonte 3197   -911  
13   Neil Bonnett 3071   -1037  
14   Richard Petty 3044   -1064  
15   Joe Ruttman 3002   -1106  
16   Ken Schrader 2810   -1298  
17   Morgan Shepherd 2755   -1353  
18   Dave Marcis 2721   -1387  
19   Michael Waltrip 2680   -1428  
20   Buddy Arrington 2567   -1541