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1986 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 29
Sunday, August 31, 1986 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:45
Average speed: 121.068 mph
Pole speed: 158.489 mph
Cautions: 12 for 79 laps
Margin of victory: 2 sec
Attendance: 69000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 125   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36760005running168185
21122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick36731500running2175
3149   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36725625running8170
42047   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick36711125running4165
51011   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36721055running0155
61515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford36715735running0150
7 68   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick36711010running0146
8 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36713215running162147
9213   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36615735running17143
10 828   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford3666435running0134
112571   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3648730running0130
122335   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3605390running0127
132275   Jim Sauter Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3568295running0124
14247   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford35611070running0121
153652   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3548165running0118
162723   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3545605running0115
173536   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3523610running1117
18316   D.K. Ulrich Finky's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3507140running0109
19 588   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3403315engine1111
203767   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3397030running0103
21 744   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3379910running0100
221766   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3262810engine097
231627   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3169710running094
24 312   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet26111015valve496
252817   Eddie Bierschwale K-Care   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet2615825running088
263464   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2545475engine085
27 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet23510940engine082
28124   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2322245overheating079
293892   Jonathan Lee Edwards Edwards Racing   (Jonathan Lee Edwards)Chevrolet2032155rear end076
302698   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1772100engine073
31 955   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1671955transmission070
323982   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford1321895flagged067
333054   Donnie Allison Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1311840overheating064
343370   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture / Winkle   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac854565tie rod061
352981   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford811720crash058
363290   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford465435engine055
37131   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet351620battery052
381826   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick324325valve049
394048   James Hylton Fleet Service   (James Hylton)Chevrolet294260engine046
401943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac63470crash043

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
72519   #43 accident frontstretch and rain 
26327  
33364   #81 accident turn 2 
375721  
58625   #17 accident backstretch 
63664  
67693   #23,66,75 accident frontstretch 
708920  
90945   #70 accident turn 2 
9515258  
1531575   #27 accident backstretch 
15817922  
1801823   #75 spun turn 2 
1831908  
1911933   debris 
1941941  
19521420   debris turn 3 and rain 
2152217  
2222265   #36 accident turn 2 
22727044  
2712733   debris 
27433057  
3313344   #66 engine 
33536733  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.5%             Average green flag run: 22.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond15858
  H.B. Bailey59591
  Neil Bonnett60634
  Tim Richmond649027
  Bobby Allison91911
  Morgan Shepherd92954
  Geoffrey Bodine9615358
  Buddy Baker1541541
  Geoffrey Bodine15516612
  Tim Richmond16721145
  Geoffrey Bodine21222211
  Tim Richmond22325432
  Dale Earnhardt25527117
  Bobby Allison2722721
  Geoffrey Bodine27335381
  Bill Elliott3543618
  Tim Richmond3623676

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3218    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3109   -109  
3   Tim Richmond 3095   -123  
4   Bobby Allison 2867   -351  
5   Bill Elliott 2808   -410  
6   Ricky Rudd 2783   -435  
7   Rusty Wallace 2663   -555  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 2654   -564  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2551   -667  
10   Terry Labonte 2532   -686  
11   Harry Gant 2478   -740  
12   Kyle Petty 2471   -747  
13   Richard Petty 2262   -956  
14   Ken Schrader 2170   -1048  
15   Joe Ruttman 2161   -1057  
16   Neil Bonnett 2117   -1101  
17   Morgan Shepherd 2109   -1109  
18   Michael Waltrip 1999   -1219  
19   Dave Marcis 1976   -1242  
20   Buddy Arrington 1901   -1317