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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 29
Sunday, October 23, 1988 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:29:07
Average speed: 111.557 mph
Pole speed: 148.359 mph
Cautions: 11 for 76 laps
Margin of victory: 13.5 sec
Attendance: 48000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 327   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49252150running200180
2 926   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick49226985running8175
3 711   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49225095running1170
4 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford49123480running217170
5133   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49127965running1160
61612   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick48912910running0150
71233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet48910110running0146
82355   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4899210running2147
91421   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford48914410running0138
102575   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac48913810running0134
112125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet48811020running0130
121088   Greg Sacks Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4888220running0127
132990   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford48811520running0124
141757   Morgan Shepherd Winner's Circle Auto Parts   (Morgan Shepherd)Buick4873720running0121
15322   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac4846470running0118
163471   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4817170running1120
173331   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile4794820running0 
184010   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac4775620running0109
191530   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4755970running0106
203640   Ben Hess Hess Racing   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile4723370running0103
213934   Connie Saylor Allen's Glass   (Ken Allen)Buick4642565running0100
22244   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile4583490running097
23388   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4445340running1199
243083   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile4333165running091
253543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4255090engine088
26 27   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3795140handling085
27 628   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford37412290crash5087
28 46   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3744765crash079
29 815   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford37310615crash076
30205   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3556715crash073
31 517   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2769625engine175
322229   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2552450engine067
331123   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile2411755engine064
341844   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile2364305engine061
352767   Brad Teague Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford2313655engine058
361968   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford2311600crash055
373198   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1731575crank052
382697   Joe Ruttman AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick711550handling0 
393752   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac293525engine046
402822   Rodney Combs Childress R&D   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet41500quit043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Philip Duffie
Lee Raymond
D. Wayne Strout
Jocko Maggiacomo63
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Jimmy Horton80
Charlie Baker93

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13636  
37448   #83 spun turn 3 
45539  
54574   #23,71 accident turn 1 
586811  
69757   #25 spun turn 4 
76175100  
1761838   #8 accident turn 4 
18419512  
1962027   #30,68 accident backstretch 
20323735  
2382447   #44 engine 
24530157  
3023065   #10 spun turn 4 
30732721  
3283347   tire on track 
3353417  
3423454   #55 spun backstretch 
34635813  
3593668   #4,5 accident turn 1 
3673759  
37638611   #6,7,15,28 accident turn 1 
387492106  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.4%             Average green flag run: 34.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott13737
  Dale Earnhardt38381
  Dave Marcis39391
  Rusty Wallace405718
  Bill Elliott586912
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.708011
  Phil Parsons81822
  Bill Elliott8314866
  Davey Allison1491546
  Terry Labonte1551551
  Darrell Waltrip1561561
  Davey Allison15719943
  Bill Elliott20023839
  Davey Allison2392391
  Bill Elliott24030263
  Ricky Rudd3033031
  Rusty Wallace304451148
  Ricky Rudd4524587
  Rusty Wallace45949234

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 4198    
2   Rusty Wallace 4119   -79  
3   Dale Earnhardt 4000   -198  
4   Terry Labonte 3690   -508  
5   Ken Schrader 3582   -616  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3521   -677  
7   Darrell Waltrip 3480   -718  
8   Phil Parsons 3377   -821  
9   Sterling Marlin 3350   -848  
10   Davey Allison 3291   -907  
11   Ricky Rudd 3287   -911  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3162   -1036  
13   Kyle Petty 3087   -1111  
14   Mark Martin 2989   -1209  
15   Alan Kulwicki 2903   -1295  
16   Neil Bonnett 2811   -1387  
17   Lake Speed 2809   -1389  
18   Michael Waltrip 2724   -1474  
19   Brett Bodine 2717   -1481  
20   Dave Marcis 2634   -1564