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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 29
Saturday, July 2, 1988 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:26:58
Average speed: 163.302 mph
Pole speed: 193.819 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: 3 feet
Attendance: 73500
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1389   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford16063500running23180
2264   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile16045825running19175
3 655   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile16022250running17170
4203   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16022825running53170
5 117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16025430running13160
6 988   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile16014185running8155
7 833   Morgan Shepherd Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet16012835running0146
8 425   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16016435running10147
93783   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1598660running0138
103250   Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Racing   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1597535running0134
111331   Joe Ruttman Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile1597325running0130
121927   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac15913940running0127
13118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1598720running0124
14171   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1594705running0121
151512   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick15912090running0 
16105   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1597885running0115
17226   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford1595380running0117
18 575   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac15910930running0109
191411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet15910680running0106
202743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1597230running0103
213030   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1586380running0100
221226   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1586230running2102
233971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1586005running094
24 221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford15810555running091
25312   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1563805running088
263337   Patty Moise Duralt Fuel Conditioner   (Randy Hope)Buick1562905running085
271652   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1555480running082
282367   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Chevrolet1534630running079
294086   Rick Jeffrey Slenderizers   (Doreen Jeffrey)Chevrolet1522805running076
303677   Ken Ragan Bob Beard Ford / Circle Bar Truck Stop   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1502980running073
312423   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1502380running070
323407   Larry Moyer Hooters   (John Stark)Pontiac1482355running067
334297   Rodney Combs GM Tech Team   (Tom Winkle)Buick1412330running064
34 744   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1305755crash1566
352890   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1235655running058
362910   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford822355running055
371814   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile722230engine052
38 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford4311865engine049
393568   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford24840crash046
40217   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford14790engine043
412529   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile12765crash040
424115   Brett Bodine Crisco / Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford110765crash037

To the back:
NameNbrReason
A.J. Foyt14missed drivers meeting

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ronnie SandersChevrolet
Ricky WoodwardFord
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Philip Duffie32Bob BeardPhilip DuffieBuick
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Mark Gibson59Pontiac
Phil Barkdoll73Helen Rae SpecialPhil BarkdollFord
Hut Stricklin76Jaehne MotorsportsSkip JaehnePontiac
Jimmy Horton80S & H RacingGeorge SmithFord
Brad Noffsinger98SunocoMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #7,10,15,29,68,90 accident turn 4 
9110102  
1111155   #77 spun turn 2 
11613116  
1321354   #44 accident turn 4 
13616025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.4%             Average green flag run: 36.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11010
  Phil Parsons112010
  Ken Schrader21211
  Phil Parsons22287
  Sterling Marlin29302
  Dale Earnhardt31322
  Buddy Baker33375
  Dale Earnhardt38403
  Buddy Baker41433
  Sterling Marlin44452
  Darrell Waltrip46472
  Ricky Rudd48492
  Dale Earnhardt507930
  Rick Wilson80823
  Sterling Marlin839311
  Darrell Waltrip94941
  Rick Wilson9511016
  Ken Schrader1111111
  Dale Earnhardt11212615
  Ken Schrader1271271
  Dale Earnhardt1281303
  Ken Schrader1311377
  Bill Elliott13816023

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 2272    
2   Dale Earnhardt 2185   -87  
3   Bill Elliott 2175   -97  
4   Terry Labonte 2045   -227  
5   Ken Schrader 1976   -296  
6   Phil Parsons 1932   -340  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 1929   -343  
8   Darrell Waltrip 1894   -378  
9   Sterling Marlin 1874   -398  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1847   -425  
11   Buddy Baker 1823   -449  
12   Neil Bonnett 1770   -502  
13   Ricky Rudd 1758   -514  
14   Mark Martin 1691   -581  
15   Davey Allison 1690   -582  
16   Kyle Petty 1664   -608  
17   Bobby Allison 1654   -618  
18   Lake Speed 1629   -643  
19   Dale Jarrett 1574   -698  
20   Alan Kulwicki 1571   -701