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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 29
Sunday, May 29, 1988 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:49:15
Average speed: 124.46 mph
Pole speed: 173.594 mph
Cautions: 13 for 89 laps
Margin of victory: .24 sec
Attendance: 160000
Lead changes: 43

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 517   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet400104250running73180
21127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40056425running4175
3 97   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford40038100running12170
41415   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford40049305running96165
5 128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford40062050running27160
61925   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40023900running1155
73426   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick39917050running0146
81255   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile39815550running1147
9 311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet39722600running0138
103650   Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Racing   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac39610900running0134
112410   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford3969325running0130
123752   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac39512765running6132
13 73   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39419205running0124
14288   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick39311045running0121
153043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39210985running1123
161321   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford37513000engine0115
17 412   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick36517750running19117
18104   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile35313950crash106119
19 69   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford34017200running17111
202531   Joe Ruttman Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile3395500running0 
211583   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3384600running0100
22232   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3285950running097
232230   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3267400running094
24 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31712100running196
251890   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2946700engine088
261647   Morgan Shepherd Winner's Circle Products   (Morgan Shepherd)Buick2703000engine085
272044   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile2476400running1887
283223   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile2432400crash079
292788   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2435350crash681
302133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2315900crash1078
312680   Jimmy Horton S & H Racing   (George Smith)Ford2302200engine070
324097   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick2272600engine067
334198   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1912000crash169
343871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1664625crash166
353536   H.B. Bailey National Motors   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1551750engine058
363175   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1138700crash055
37 86   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford832150engine052
383329   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile581625crash049
391789   Jim Sauter Evinrude   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac571600crash046
402968   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford572275crash043
413967   Dale Jarrett Raven Boats   (Buddy Arrington)Chevrolet274200engine040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Donnie Allison
Larry Pearson16Chattanooga ChewChevrolet
Buddy Arrington67
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Mark Stahl82
Charlie Baker93

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22254   competition 
26283  
29357   #67 accident turn 4 
365924  
60689   #5,29,68,89 accident turns 3/4 
698315  
84885   #6 engine 
8911527  
1161238   #75 accident turn 2 
12414219  
1431464   debris 
14716822  
1691768   #44,71 accident turn 3 
17719317  
19420310   #98 accident turn 2 
20423330  
2342418   #33 accident turn 2 
2422443  
2452539   #2,23,31,83,88 accident turns 1/2 
25431360  
3143196   #9 accident turn 4 
32035435  
3553628   #4 accident turn 2 
36338826  
3893913   #30 spun turn 4 
3924009  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.3%             Average green flag run: 22.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine111
  Davey Allison22221
  Bill Elliott23231
  Bobby Allison243512
  Darrell Waltrip36361
  Bobby Allison37415
  Sterling Marlin425918
  Bobby Allison60601
  Brett Bodine618424
  Buddy Baker85895
  Rick Wilson90912
  Buddy Baker92921
  Rick Wilson9311523
  Richard Petty1161161
  Jimmy Means1171193
  Harry Gant12012910
  Brett Bodine13014415
  Dave Marcis1451451
  Jimmy Means1461461
  Rick Wilson14716923
  Brad Noffsinger1701701
  Jimmy Means1711722
  Darrell Waltrip1731786
  Bill Elliott17919416
  Phil Parsons1951951
  Brett Bodine19623035
  Davey Allison2312344
  Bobby Allison2352351
  Darrell Waltrip23626429
  Rick Wilson26529733
  Davey Allison2982992
  Darrell Waltrip3003056
  Alan Kulwicki3063138
  Rick Wilson3143141
  Alan Kulwicki3153151
  Rusty Wallace3163194
  Brett Bodine32032910
  Rick Wilson33035324
  Alan Kulwicki3543563
  Brett Bodine3573626
  Ken Schrader3633631
  Brett Bodine3643696
  Darrell Waltrip37040031

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1506    
2   Rusty Wallace 1435   -71  
3   Sterling Marlin 1409   -97  
4   Terry Labonte 1400   -106  
5   Bill Elliott 1386   -120  
6   Bobby Allison 1377   -129  
7   Ken Schrader 1328   -178  
8   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1275   -231  
9   Geoffrey Bodine 1271   -235  
10   Darrell Waltrip 1264   -242  
11   Phil Parsons 1263   -243  
12   Neil Bonnett 1228   -278  
13   Kyle Petty 1197   -309  
14   Davey Allison 1196   -310  
15   Ricky Rudd 1177   -329  
16   Buddy Baker 1163   -343  
17   Alan Kulwicki 1142   -364  
18   Lake Speed 1076   -430  
19   Brett Bodine 1067   -439  
20   Mark Martin 999   -507