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1986 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 29
Sunday, May 4, 1986 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:16
Average speed: 157.698 mph
Pole speed: 212.229 mph
Cautions: 9 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: .19 sec
Attendance: 133000
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 222   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18877905running40180
2143   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18853900running18175
3 788   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile18827600running6170
4108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18821470running0160
51166   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile18815525running0155
6 647   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick18811750running2155
71843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18814425running0146
8214   Rick Wilson Cap'n Coty's   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18810500running0142
92698   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac1887900running1143
101910   Greg Sacks TRW Research   (DiGard Racing)Pontiac1889350running0134
113271   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac18810455running2135
121225   Tim Richmond Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1879835running0127
131627   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18712440running0124
143948   Ronnie Thomas Fleet Service   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1858875running0121
153894   Doug Heveron Kodak Film   (Bobby Eller)Pontiac1854940running0118
164052   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1858115running0115
171726   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1827635running0112
182517   Pancho Carter K-Mart / Wynn's Oil   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1817725running0109
19350   Delma Cowart Hilliard's Restaurant   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet1813820running0106
20 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1803735engine0103
212233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet17812010engine0100
224167   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1785855running097
232981   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1773670running094
24 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford17543070engine116101
254264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1755845running0 
263390   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1685785running085
27 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15710070running082
282873   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Special   (Phil Barkdoll)Ford1492820engine184
291344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1449770engine076
303154   Eddie Bierschwale Bill Ramsey   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1292720transmission073
31 97   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford1259625crash070
322318   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet1172600fan blade067
333499   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet1142575engine064
342411   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet10213850engine061
353723   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac922525crash058
362015   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford8510500engine055
37 428   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford632575engine052
38306   Trevor Boys Scepter Herbocide   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet625305crash254
39 51   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet482500piston046
402712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4010800fuel pressure043
413632   Jim Sauter Prototype Racing Engines   (Paul Ingle)Chevrolet262400vibration040
421575   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac45135engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mark Martin02Lone Star PeterbiltJerry GundermanFord
Alan Kulwicki35Quincy's Steak HouseBill TerryFord
Dick Skillen60Goff RacingTom GoffChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Ken Ragan77McCord GasketsHerb AdcoxChevrolet
Steve Moore78Steve MooreChevrolet
Davey Allison95Sadler Brothers RacingSadler BrothersBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
683   #75 engine 
991  
10145   #81 spun turn 2 
152713  
28314   debris backstretch 
326433  
65706   #5,6,7,28 accident backstretch 
719424  
951017   #23 accident turn 1 
1021032  
1041085   #11 engine 
10911810  
1191213   debris 
12214726  
1481536   #7 accident turn 3 
15417522  
1761783   oil on track 
17918810  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.3%             Average green flag run: 14.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott12121
  Dale Earnhardt22221
  Bill Elliott23264
  Dale Earnhardt27271
  Trevor Boys28292
  Phil Barkdoll30301
  Dale Earnhardt31311
  Bobby Allison325019
  Dale Earnhardt51555
  Bill Elliott56561
  Dale Earnhardt57582
  Bill Elliott59646
  Morgan Shepherd65651
  Bobby Allison66705
  Bill Elliott719424
  Bobby Allison951028
  Dale Earnhardt1031108
  Bill Elliott1111188
  Dave Marcis1191202
  Morgan Shepherd1211211
  Bill Elliott12217352
  Bobby Allison1741752
  Ron Bouchard1761761
  Buddy Baker1771826
  Bobby Allison1831886

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1417    
2   Darrell Waltrip 1308   -109  
3   Rusty Wallace 1216   -201  
4   Bobby Allison 1198   -219  
5   Terry Labonte 1189   -228  
6   Kyle Petty 1152   -265  
7   Bill Elliott 1141   -276  
8   Tim Richmond 1135   -282  
9   Harry Gant 1084   -333  
10   Geoffrey Bodine 1082   -335  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1043   -374  
12   Ricky Rudd 1042   -375  
13   Richard Petty 1036   -381  
14   Joe Ruttman 998   -419  
15   Morgan Shepherd 968   -449  
16   Ken Schrader 965   -452  
17   Neil Bonnett 923   -494  
18   Buddy Arrington 857   -560  
19   Dave Marcis 850   -567  
20   Ron Bouchard 821   -596