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1986 Valleydale 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 29
Sunday, April 6, 1986 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:58:14
Average speed: 89.747 mph
Pole speed: 114.85 mph
Cautions: 7 for 56 laps
Margin of victory: 10.69 sec
Attendance: 34500
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11427   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac50034760running174185
2 815   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford50020125running0170
3 711   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50017825running84170
4 533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet49911770running0160
5129   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49912050running0155
61022   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4992900running2155
7 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4988250running47151
8 325   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4982550running0142
9177   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4977750running0138
10 63   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49710650running106139
112818   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet4961750running0130
12134   Rick Wilson Bewley Oldsmobile   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile4942100running0127
132090   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4925130running0124
141143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4914760running0121
152235   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford4832000running0118
162108   Butch Miller Miller Racing   (Leroy Throop)Buick4821260running0 
173167   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knits   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4774370running0112
18326   Trevor Boys U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4664260running0109
19 926   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4431140running0106
202995   Davey Allison Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet4411350running0103
212317   Doug Heveron Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3514030engine0100
222581   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford3191020engine097
231975   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac2563840engine094
24 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2388640engine2396
252698   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1833750axle088
262741   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet1571370crash085
271571   Dave Marcis Helen Rae   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1033480crash082
28168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1033790crash184
291894   Eddie Bierschwale Kodak Film   (Bobby Eller)Pontiac102780crash076
30 212   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet748350crash6378
313064   Morgan Shepherd Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford222940engine070
322423   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Buick22750engine067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Earle Canavan01Gates RubberEarle CanavanPontiac
Willy T. Ribbs30Red Roof InnsDiGardPontiac
James Hylton48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonChevrolet
Jimmy Means52Means RacingJimmy MeansPontiac
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Jonathan Lee Edwards92Edwards RacingJonathan Lee EdwardsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111   green-yellow start 
127463  
75839   #12 accident turn 1 
8410421  
10511915   #8,71,94 accident turn 1 
12015940  
1601678   #41 accident turn 3 
16819124  
1921954   ambulance 
196306111  
3073115   #3,35,44 accident turn 2 
31235948  
3603634   #17 spun backstretch 
364500137  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.2%             Average green flag run: 63.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine11111
  Neil Bonnett127463
  Dale Earnhardt75762
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.77771
  Dale Earnhardt7816083
  Geoffrey Bodine16117212
  Dale Earnhardt17319220
  Terry Labonte19323947
  Rusty Wallace24030768
  Bobby Allison3083092
  Rusty Wallace3103145
  Darrell Waltrip31536046
  Dale Earnhardt3613611
  Darrell Waltrip36239938
  Rusty Wallace400500101

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 825    
2   Terry Labonte 794   -31  
3   Dale Earnhardt 767   -58  
4   Rusty Wallace 735   -90  
5   Bill Elliott 690   -135  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 670   -155  
7   Kyle Petty 647   -178  
8   Harry Gant 614   -211  
9   Tim Richmond 613   -212  
10   Richard Petty 584   -241  
11   Tommy Ellis 577   -248  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 560   -265  
13   Bobby Allison 556   -269  
14   Buddy Arrington 542   -283  
15   Ricky Rudd 537   -288  
16   Ron Bouchard 514   -311  
17   Morgan Shepherd 507   -318  
18   Neil Bonnett 500   -325  
19   Lake Speed 482   -343  
20   Ken Schrader 479   -346