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1988 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 29
Sunday, November 20, 1988 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:52:09
Average speed: 129.024 mph
Pole speed: 179.499 mph
Cautions: 9 for 55 laps
Margin of victory: 4.25 sec
Attendance: 72000
Lead changes: 33

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32887575running166185
22328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford32835625running26175
3 412   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32823610running20170
4 526   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick32814725running1165
51317   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32816525running14160
6 725   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32812350running1155
72830   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac32714950running0146
8 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32712025running0142
9388   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3278650running0138
102629   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile3277800running0134
11299   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32712500running0130
12 844   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3278375running23132
131875   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac32710150running0124
14 23   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32616750running49126
15 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3267425running1123
161955   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3266550running0115
17144   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3254230running0112
18302   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3254575running0109
194071   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3207620running1111
20106   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford2765960engine0103
212716   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Chevrolet2722205engine0100
222121   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford2679125engine097
234131   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile2652990flywheel699
241523   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile2521960running091
25127   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford2505230crash1393
263598   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick2342100engine085
27 315   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford22810420engine082
284288   Greg Sacks Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2244540engine184
293634   Rodney Combs Fab Detergent   (Ken Allen)Buick2201760engine076
302233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2064425crash073
312414   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1991690engine575
323280   Jimmy Horton S & H Racing   (George Smith)Ford1901670water pump067
332568   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Jim Testa)Ford1661650engine064
343390   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1345060crash061
353936   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1051605engine058
362043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac842195crash055
371183   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile663550engine052
383752   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac631540engine154
391664   Brad Teague Tiger Sauce   (Mike Potter)Chevrolet601525engine046
401757   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac521525water pump043
41341   Dale Jarrett Bud Light / Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick51525crash040
423197   Tommy Ellis AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick21525transmission037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Don HumeFord
Bill MeachamOldsmobile
Alan RussellChevrolet
Joe RuttmanFord
David SosebeeBuick
Ken Bouchard10Whitcomb RacingBob WhitcombPontiac
Dave Mader III20Bahre RacingDick BahrePontiac
Mike Laws38ZenithPro-Star MotorsportsOldsmobile
Bobby Coyle50ValvolineDingman BrothersPontiac
Jay Sommers78Doe & Associates / Sommers MarineJay SommersChevrolet
Charlie Baker93Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7126   #1 accident turn 1 
132513  
26294   competition 
305425  
55595   debris 
608526  
86927   #43 accident turn 2 
9310715  
1081114   #36 oil on track 
11213928  
1401467   #90 accident turn 1 
14716923  
1701745   #68 oil on track 
17520834  
2092168   #33 accident turn 4 
21725135  
2522609   #7 accident turn 4 
26132868  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.8%             Average green flag run: 27.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace144
  Mike Alexander5128
  Dale Earnhardt13142
  Mike Alexander15151
  Dale Earnhardt16227
  Sterling Marlin23242
  Geoffrey Bodine25251
  Sterling Marlin26261
  Dave Marcis27271
  Dale Earnhardt285124
  Davey Allison52543
  Sterling Marlin55551
  Jimmy Means56561
  Darrell Waltrip57615
  Alan Kulwicki627413
  Sterling Marlin758612
  Jim Sauter87926
  Sterling Marlin93997
  Davey Allison1001078
  Darrell Waltrip1081081
  A.J. Foyt1091135
  Dale Earnhardt11412916
  Davey Allison13013910
  Ricky Rudd1401401
  Greg Sacks1411411
  Darrell Waltrip1421465
  Rusty Wallace14720963
  Mike Alexander21021910
  Rusty Wallace22030687
  Davey Allison3073115
  Mike Alexander3123121
  Darrell Waltrip3133153
  Ken Schrader3163161
  Rusty Wallace31732812

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 4488    
2   Rusty Wallace 4464   -24  
3   Dale Earnhardt 4256   -232  
4   Terry Labonte 4007   -481  
5   Ken Schrader 3858   -630  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3799   -689  
7   Darrell Waltrip 3764   -724  
8   Davey Allison 3631   -857  
9   Phil Parsons 3630   -858  
10   Sterling Marlin 3621   -867  
11   Ricky Rudd 3547   -941  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3446   -1042  
13   Kyle Petty 3296   -1192  
14   Alan Kulwicki 3176   -1312  
15   Mark Martin 3147   -1341  
16   Neil Bonnett 3035   -1453  
17   Lake Speed 2979   -1509  
18   Michael Waltrip 2949   -1539  
19   Dave Marcis 2854   -1634  
20   Brett Bodine 2833   -1655