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1988 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 29
Saturday, August 27, 1988 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:59
Average speed: 78.775 mph
Pole speed: 116.893 mph
Cautions: 14 for 83 laps
Margin of victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 42000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50048500running220185
2 69   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50029150running3175
3 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49917475running15170
41128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford49916775running17165
5 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford49916410running21160
6 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4977525running24155
7 417   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4979300running3151
82043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4976300running0142
91727   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49310800running0138
10318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4929050running0134
112897   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick4892450running0130
121344   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4815350running0127
132221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4797950running65129
142975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4767850running0121
15212   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac4523450running0118
161926   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4514850engine10120
171231   Butch Miller Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile4383175engine0 
182612   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4287525running0109
192355   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4174475overheating0106
202483   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3913425running66108
21 925   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3886835running0100
221011   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3317305engine17102
23 84   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2852435crash094
242720   Dave Mader III Bahre Racing   (Dick Bahre)Pontiac2711565engine091
251615   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford2528945crash088
261529   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2072325crash085
27 26   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford2073480crash3787
282588   Rick Mast Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2073660crash2 
291871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1423615crash076
301468   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford933550overheating073
313230   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac542950engine070
323098   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick11700crash067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ken Bouchard10Whitcomb RacingBob WhitcombFord
Lee Faulk32Slender You Figure SalonsBob ClarkOldsmobile
Ronnie Thomas41Everide RadiatorRonnie ThomasChevrolet
Jimmy Means52Eureka Vacuum CleanersJimmy MeansPontiac
Morgan Shepherd57Heinz KetchupMorgan ShepherdBuick
Mike Potter64Eagle EnginesMike PotterChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Tommy Ellis90Sunny KingJunie DonlaveyFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
364   #20,98 accident turn 3 
73327  
34363   debris 
377236  
73764   #4 accident turn 3 
7710125  
10211312   #31 accident frontstretch 
1141229  
1231319   #8 accident turn 4 
1321365  
1371404   debris 
1411466  
1471504   #71 accident frontstretch 
15120959  
21022920   #6,29 accident turn 1 
23024415  
2452484   #25 accident turn 2 
2492535  
2542574   #15,28,97 accident turn 1 
2582603  
2612633   #33 spun turn 2 
2642652  
2662672   #27 spun turn 4 
26835588  
3563616   #83 accident turn 1 
36241857  
4194224   #55 accident turn 3 
42350078  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.6%             Average green flag run: 27.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Kulwicki111
  Mark Martin21918
  Dale Earnhardt203415
  Geoffrey Bodine354915
  Harry Gant507324
  Rick Mast74752
  Terry Labonte769217
  Dale Earnhardt93986
  Kyle Petty991013
  Geoffrey Bodine1021021
  Mark Martin10311311
  Ricky Rudd11412310
  Mark Martin1241307
  Davey Allison13114717
  Kyle Petty14820962
  Darrell Waltrip2102112
  Lake Speed21225140
  Bill Elliott2522543
  Lake Speed25528026
  Dale Earnhardt28135676
  Darrell Waltrip3573571
  Dale Earnhardt35837013
  Alan Kulwicki37139020
  Dale Earnhardt391500110

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3027    
2   Rusty Wallace 3011   -16  
3   Dale Earnhardt 2901   -126  
4   Ken Schrader 2702   -325  
5   Terry Labonte 2654   -373  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2640   -387  
7   Sterling Marlin 2544   -483  
8   Phil Parsons 2511   -516  
9   Darrell Waltrip 2504   -523  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2369   -658  
11   Davey Allison 2366   -661  
12   Ricky Rudd 2350   -677  
13   Kyle Petty 2223   -804  
14   Mark Martin 2216   -811  
15   Lake Speed 2140   -887  
15   Alan Kulwicki 2140   -887  
17   Buddy Baker 2056   -971  
18   Richard Petty 2029   -998  
19   Michael Waltrip 2006   -1021  
20   Rick Wilson 1987   -1040