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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 29
Sunday, March 20, 1988 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:37:42
Average speed: 137.588 mph
Pole speed: 176.623 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: 1.5 sec
Attendance: 62000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 23   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32867950running270185
2 427   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32837875running2175
31017   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32726150running2170
41311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32719575running2165
52121   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford32718750running1160
6228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32613300running0150
71888   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile32613650running0146
8 925   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32616950running0142
9 515   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford32619675running0138
10324   Rick Wilson Kodak   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile32511825running0134
112712   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32511020running2135
121630   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac32210000running0127
13 890   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3228930running44129
142598   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick3215310running0 
153371   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3207880running3123
164210   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford3205520running0115
172323   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile3194410running0112
18342   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3186100running0109
19 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford31211940crash0106
201144   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3117770running0103
211733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2965985running0100
223175   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac2899600running1102
232443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2855615engine094
242826   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2535430engine091
253889   Jim Sauter Evinrude   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac2382945cylinder head088
263668   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford1945255running085
272697   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick1723095cylinder head0 
282992   David Sosebee War Eagle Construction   (Lucky Compton)Ford1652210clutch079
294099   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet1642175brakes076
302047   Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing   (Morgan Shepherd)Buick1432090grease seal073
31 76   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford1422060crash070
321929   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1272030brakes067
33 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1098725engine169
34 614   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile852430engine061
353077   Ken Ragan Bob Beard   (Marvin Ragan)Ford841930engine058
363531   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile801905crash055
371555   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile714585crash052
381483   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile491865cylinder head049
39127   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford294515engine046
404128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford2911160crash043
413736   H.B. Bailey National Motors   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac121760oil leak040
423952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac34410engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Donnie Allison
Mickey Gibbs01Gibbs Knuckle RacingDon GibbsFord
Dale Jarrett1Port-A-LubeHoss EllingtonBuick
Dave Pletcher03Wild TurkeyJ.C. WeaverFord
Steve Moore22Hesco Exhaust SystemsRoger HambyChevrolet
Greg Sacks50Dingman Brothers RacingDingman BrothersPontiac
Jocko Maggiacomo63Jim RosenblumChevrolet
Buddy Arrington67Pannill SweatshirtsBuddy ArringtonFord
Jimmy Horton80S & H RacingGeorge SmithFord
Rick Jeffrey86SlenderizersDoreen JeffreyChevrolet
Charlie Baker93Baker RacingPatsy SalmonChevrolet
WDTony Spanos48Hylton RacingJames HyltonBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22254   debris 
26305  
31377   #28 accident turn 1 
387235  
73775   #55 accident turn 2 
78869  
87904   #14 engine 
9114252  
1431519   #6 accident turn 4 
152297146  
2983014   #43 engine 
30231817  
3193257   #9 accident turn 2 
3263283  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 36.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine111
  Dale Earnhardt22221
  Dave Marcis23253
  Dale Earnhardt266843
  Benny Parsons69691
  Dale Earnhardt70734
  Neil Bonnett74741
  Dale Earnhardt758612
  Benny Parsons8711327
  Dale Earnhardt11414128
  Rusty Wallace1421432
  Dale Earnhardt14420057
  Benny Parsons2012055
  Bobby Allison2062072
  Darrell Waltrip2082092
  Kyle Petty2102101
  Terry Labonte2112122
  Dale Earnhardt21325442
  Benny Parsons25526511
  Dale Earnhardt26632863

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Neil Bonnett 632    
2   Dale Earnhardt 628   -4  
3   Rusty Wallace 593   -39  
4   Sterling Marlin 575   -57  
5   Darrell Waltrip 561   -71  
6   Bobby Allison 547   -85  
7   Terry Labonte 543   -89  
8   Buddy Baker 537   -95  
9   Ken Schrader 534   -98  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 516   -116  
11   Bill Elliott 515   -117  
12   Ricky Rudd 485   -147  
13   Kyle Petty 484   -148  
14   Lake Speed 436   -196  
15   Davey Allison 432   -200  
15   Dave Marcis 432   -200  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 423   -209  
18   Michael Waltrip 418   -214  
19   Phil Parsons 413   -219  
20   Dale Jarrett 391   -241