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1986 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 29
Sunday, July 27, 1986 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:17:59
Average speed: 151.522 mph
Pole speed: 209.005 mph
Cautions: 9 for 44 laps
Margin of victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 88000
Lead changes: 49

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1138   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18860055running16180
2 325   Tim Richmond Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18834345running19175
32015   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18829255running0165
4 51   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet18815750running9165
5 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile18812815running2160
61447   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1889170running0150
7 712   Davey Allison Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18817820running13151
82326   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick18810495running0142
9 67   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford18812570running2143
102122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18713720crash2139
11 84   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1875040crash7135
121875   Jim Sauter Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1878835crash2132
131666   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1874350running1129
143423   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1864780running1126
153952   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1848380running1123
163648   Ronnie Thomas Fleet Service   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1837800running0115
172798   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1743730crash0112
184077   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1693710crash1114
19172   Rodney Combs Solder Seal / Gunk   (Robert Harrington)Chevrolet1693710crash4111
201288   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1634130overheating3108
213767   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1626935running0100
223233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet15912050crash5102
23105   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15911140crash1999
241928   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1592930crash091
251511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet15713670crash393
26 23   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15315355engine5495
27 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford15215185valve587
282581   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1503625crash079
29300   Delma Cowart Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet1402565engine076
301114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1197010wheel bearing073
313590   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1137010engine175
322835   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1122485clutch272
333173   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Special   (Phil Barkdoll)Ford1003225overheating2 
342618   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet862365engine061
352227   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac705410engine058
362971   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac615210head gasket055
372443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac515080crash557
38 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile379440oil pressure854
393854   Eddie Bierschwale Jim Magill   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet371990valve046
403317   Pancho Carter K-Mart / Wynn's Oil   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet294680engine148

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dave Marcis71backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Grant Adcox29Herb AdcoxChevrolet
Connie Saylor64Sunny King FordElmo LangleyFord
J.D. McDuffie70WinkleJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Steve Moore76Steve MooreChevrolet
WDDerrike Cope79Western PeterbiltWarren RazoreFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12020  
21244   competition 
25306  
31366   #17 spun turn 4 
37404  
41444   oil on track 
45517  
52565   #43 accident tri-oval 
5710145  
1021065   #71 engine 
1071148  
1151195   #27 engine 
12015536  
1561594   #81 accident turn 2 
1601601  
1611677   #5,11,28,33,66,88 accident backstretch 
1681703  
1711744   #2,26,77 accident turn 2 
17518814  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.4%             Average green flag run: 14.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Sterling Marlin122
  Dale Earnhardt331
  Geoffrey Bodine474
  Dale Earnhardt8125
  Terry Labonte13208
  Pancho Carter21211
  Michael Waltrip22221
  Dale Earnhardt23253
  Sterling Marlin26272
  Benny Parsons28292
  Sterling Marlin30301
  Ken Schrader31311
  Phil Barkdoll32332
  Jimmy Means34341
  Richard Petty35395
  Dale Earnhardt405112
  Jim Sauter52521
  Alan Kulwicki53531
  Davey Allison54563
  Phil Parsons57571
  Bobby Allison58592
  Rodney Combs60601
  Tim Richmond61633
  Bill Elliott64685
  Dale Earnhardt69768
  Tim Richmond778913
  Jim Sauter90901
  Darrell Waltrip91933
  Sterling Marlin94974
  Dale Earnhardt981014
  Alan Kulwicki1021021
  Dale Earnhardt1031119
  Buddy Baker1121143
  Rodney Combs1151173
  Geoffrey Bodine1181192
  Rick Wilson1201245
  Dale Earnhardt1251284
  Geoffrey Bodine12914113
  Dale Earnhardt1421498
  Rick Wilson1501512
  Kyle Petty1521532
  Harry Gant1541541
  Ken Ragan1551551
  Harry Gant1561594
  Davey Allison1601678
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1681747
  Bobby Allison1751762
  Tim Richmond1771793
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1801889

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2585    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2424   -161  
3   Tim Richmond 2400   -185  
4   Bobby Allison 2327   -258  
5   Ricky Rudd 2293   -292  
6   Bill Elliott 2182   -403  
7   Rusty Wallace 2138   -447  
8   Terry Labonte 2063   -522  
9   Kyle Petty 2060   -525  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2059   -526  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 2056   -529  
12   Harry Gant 2038   -547  
13   Joe Ruttman 1863   -722  
14   Richard Petty 1830   -755  
15   Ken Schrader 1786   -799  
16   Neil Bonnett 1675   -910  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1657   -928  
18   Michael Waltrip 1581   -1004  
19   Dave Marcis 1541   -1044  
20   Tommy Ellis 1509   -1076