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1988 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 29
Sunday, April 17, 1988 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:24
Average speed: 99.075 mph
Pole speed: 117.322 mph
Cautions: 5 for 20 laps
Margin of victory: 1.51 sec
Attendance: 31500
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 111   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40048050running112180
2 726   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick40021025running3175
3103   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40022115running265175
4 327   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40014650running0160
5 621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford40012965running0155
6 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3989560running0150
71255   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3986760running0146
82028   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford39810715running0142
9135   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3985610running0138
10 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford39712010running19139
11 525   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3977280running0130
121533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3975105running0127
131715   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford3979130running0124
141817   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3967475running0121
15167   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3965330running0118
162244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3964580running0115
171190   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3954455running0112
18318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3945380running0109
19 875   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3948330running1111
202712   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3938805running0103
212129   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile3931510running0100
222468   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford3923785running097
232597   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick3912685running094
24232   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3902860running091
251971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3883660running088
262683   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3841485running085
273210   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Chevrolet3841660running082
28284   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3811985running079
29 46   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3271335running076
302952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2632760brakes073
313088   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1302810rear end070
321430   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac244760engine067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gary Brooks00
Bill Meacham04
Doug French09
Alan Russell20
Brad Teague31Slender You Figure SalonsBob ClarkOldsmobile
Glenn Moffat46
Rick Jeffrey67Pannill KnittingBuddy ArringtonFord
Jeff McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Jay Sommers78Chevrolet
Brad Noffsinger98SunocoMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474   #83 accident turn 3 
86760  
68714   #8,10 accident turn 2 
7210837  
1091124   #12 slow turn 4 
11317462  
1751784   #7 stalled turn 2 
17920628  
2072104   #12 spun turn 4 
211400190  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.0%             Average green flag run: 63.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte111
  Bill Elliott21918
  Terry Labonte20201
  Bill Elliott21211
  Terry Labonte226847
  Neil Bonnett69691
  Dale Earnhardt7010940
  Terry Labonte11015849
  Dale Earnhardt159344186
  Terry Labonte3453462
  Ricky Rudd3473493
  Dale Earnhardt35038839
  Terry Labonte38940012

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1059    
2   Rusty Wallace 1006   -53  
3   Bill Elliott 999   -60  
4   Sterling Marlin 992   -67  
5   Neil Bonnett 979   -80  
6   Bobby Allison 943   -116  
7   Terry Labonte 932   -127  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 882   -177  
9   Ken Schrader 879   -180  
10   Darrell Waltrip 872   -187  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 860   -199  
12   Ricky Rudd 841   -218  
13   Kyle Petty 828   -231  
14   Davey Allison 820   -239  
15   Buddy Baker 816   -243  
16   Phil Parsons 798   -261  
17   Lake Speed 779   -280  
18   Alan Kulwicki 772   -287  
19   Mark Martin 726   -333  
20   Dave Marcis 715   -344