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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 29
Sunday, August 21, 1988 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:33:00
Average speed: 156.863 mph
Pole speed: 174.94 mph
Cautions: 2 for 9 laps
Margin of victory: 4.43 sec
Attendance: 68000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 428   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford20060475running38180
2 727   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20037250running75180
3 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20031775running36170
4 988   Morgan Shepherd Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile20019600running6165
51683   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile20014650running0155
6 615   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford20018425running0150
72830   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac20012365running0146
82221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20014365running0142
9234   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2008910running0138
10 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20012705running0134
111444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile2009750running0130
12 325   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20011695running1132
132011   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19912190running1129
142597   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick1994860running0121
152190   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1998935running0118
161026   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1987895engine3120
171517   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19811085running1117
183329   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1985175running0109
193689   Jim Sauter Evinrude   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac1983665running0106
201355   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1987205running0103
212733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1976320running0100
221871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1976160running097
231212   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick19710075running094
244023   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1972965running091
253510   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford1963710running088
264298   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1963030running085
273419   Chad Little Coors Extra Gold   (Warren Razore)Ford1952725running082
283836   H.B. Bailey National Motors   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1952670running079
29 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19414315running3981
303196   Dana Patten U.S. Chrome   (Dana Patten)Buick1932535running073
313201   Mickey Gibbs Gibbs-West Tractor   (Don Gibbs)Ford1862490running070
32266   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford1623295engine067
33392   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1572400engine064
341768   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford1275080engine061
354131   Donnie Allison Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile1143000engine058
36 87   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1044955engine055
37378   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick944915engine052
383052   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac724870spindle049
392443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac684825distributor046
401975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac519210engine043
41111   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick502210oil pan040
422950   Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Racing   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac212710ignition037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Lee Raymond06RiversideChevrolet
Larry Moyer07HootersPontiac
Mike Laws38ZenithPro-Star MotorsportsOldsmobile
Ben Hess40Hess RacingBen HessOldsmobile
David Simko51Tom Co.Pontiac
Ron Esau67Pannill KnittingBuddy ArringtonFord
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Jimmy Horton80
Slick Johnson95Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1106106  
1071115   #7 engine 
11217160  
1721754   debris backstretch 
17620025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.5%             Average green flag run: 63.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11414
  Davey Allison15151
  Bill Elliott16172
  Davey Allison18181
  Bill Elliott19202
  Davey Allison21211
  Bill Elliott22232
  Davey Allison24241
  Bill Elliott254016
  Davey Allison41433
  Ricky Rudd44441
  Morgan Shepherd45451
  Terry Labonte46461
  Darrell Waltrip47471
  Dale Earnhardt488639
  Ricky Rudd87882
  Morgan Shepherd89935
  Rusty Wallace9414754
  Davey Allison1481558
  Ken Schrader1561561
  Rusty Wallace15717721
  Davey Allison17820023

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 2873    
2   Bill Elliott 2852   -21  
3   Dale Earnhardt 2716   -157  
4   Ken Schrader 2602   -271  
5   Terry Labonte 2552   -321  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2470   -403  
7   Sterling Marlin 2417   -456  
8   Phil Parsons 2405   -468  
9   Darrell Waltrip 2353   -520  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2235   -638  
11   Ricky Rudd 2230   -643  
12   Davey Allison 2201   -672  
13   Mark Martin 2129   -744  
14   Kyle Petty 2094   -779  
15   Buddy Baker 2056   -817  
16   Lake Speed 2032   -841  
17   Alan Kulwicki 1980   -893  
18   Michael Waltrip 1936   -937  
19   Rick Wilson 1893   -980  
20   Dale Jarrett 1889   -984