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1988 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 29
Sunday, February 21, 1988 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.542 mile paved track (216.800 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:54
Average speed: 66.401 mph
Pole speed: 94.645 mph
Cautions: 14 for 83 laps
Margin of victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 40000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 375   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac40045900running141180
22226   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick40025660running0170
3 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac40016975running0165
41117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40014185running39165
51444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile40012315running0155
61883   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile4005290running67155
7 427   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40011790running0146
8208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3996550running0142
91011   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3999320running1143
10 23   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39916245running151144
112512   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3998795running0130
12169   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford39910595running0127
13 85   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3985305running0124
141290   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3985125running0121
152788   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3985505running0118
16 197   Morgan Shepherd AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick3988025running1120
172871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3974450running0112
182421   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3978075running0109
192331   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile3951835running0106
203067   Ken Schrader Pannill Sweatshirts / Folger's Coffee   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3954610running0103
21 57   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3934045crank0100
223122   Lennie Pond Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3832375running0 
231310   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford3802365running094
242952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3743755running091
25 76   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3641645running088
263229   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile3371510crash085
271915   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford3259275running082
28 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2894430crash079
291528   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford27610055running076
301755   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile2253420running073
312630   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1102820engine070
322168   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford472820crash067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Graham Taylor
Ernie Irvan2KrogerD.K. Ulrich
Dave Pletcher03Wild Turkey MusicJ.C. WeaverFord
Rick Wilson4Kodak FilmLarry McClureOldsmobile
Larry Moyer07John StarkPontiac
Ken Schrader25Folger's CoffeeRick HendrickChevrolet
Glenn Moffat46
Ed Pimm98SunocoMike CurbPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #31 spun turn 3 
661  
7104   #28 accident turn 2 
113727  
38414   #10 accident turn 2 
42487  
49568   #68 accident turn 1 
57626  
63653   #8 accident turn 4 
668823  
89924   #52 accident turn 1 
93953  
9610510   #6,15,55 accident turn 1 
10611510  
1161194   #33 accident turn 4 
1201223  
1231253   #83 spun turn 4 
12614621  
1471537   #55 accident turn 1 
15416411  
1651673   #21 spun turn 2 
16826598  
26628116   #5 accident turn 1 
28229110  
2923009   #33 accident turns 3/4 
30134040  
3413455   #29 accident turn 1 
34640055  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.8%             Average green flag run: 21.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Morgan Shepherd111
  Dale Earnhardt27372
  Neil Bonnett748815
  Darrell Waltrip8911527
  Neil Bonnett11619378
  Dale Earnhardt19425259
  Terry Labonte2532531
  Darrell Waltrip25426512
  Lake Speed2662672
  Dale Earnhardt26828720
  Lake Speed28835265
  Neil Bonnett35340048

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Neil Bonnett 345    
2   Bobby Allison 315   -30  
3   Terry Labonte 303   -42  
4   Sterling Marlin 302   -43  
5   Darrell Waltrip 300   -45  
6   Rusty Wallace 297   -48  
7   Dale Earnhardt 283   -62  
8   Ricky Rudd 282   -63  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 266   -79  
10   Ken Schrader 258   -87  
11   Buddy Baker 256   -89  
12   Bill Elliott 254   -91  
13   Davey Allison 251   -94  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 245   -100  
15   Phil Parsons 243   -102  
16   Richard Petty 226   -119  
17   Kyle Petty 218   -127  
18   Dave Marcis 215   -130  
19   Lake Speed 212   -133  
20   Brad Teague 206   -139