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1988 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 29
Sunday, September 4, 1988 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 3:54:27
Average speed: 128.297 mph
Pole speed: 160.827 mph
Cautions: 10 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: .24 sec
Attendance: 74000
Lead changes: 24

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36775800running154185
2 527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac36738850running50175
3 23   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36731375running85170
4 617   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36719850running5165
51244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile36721130running21160
62155   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile36612950running0150
7 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36611310running7151
82311   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet36613260running0142
91528   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford36615105running9143
102926   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick36613130running6139
112525   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36610980running0130
121183   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3666815running0127
132790   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford36519305running25129
143012   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick36511495running2126
15 37   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3658735running0118
162475   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac36411195running0115
17 815   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford36312635running2117
183610   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford3606240running0109
19 76   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3585040running0106
20172   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3584985running0103
211397   Rodney Combs GM Tech Team   (Tom Winkle)Buick3573320running0100
223871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3556320running097
233231   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile3514120running0 
242852   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3505000running091
251430   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3435955running088
263323   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile3402815running085
273436   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3402725running082
283521   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3379630running184
293932   Philip Duffie Bob Beard   (Philip Duffie)Buick3322540running076
30168   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3175335oil pressure073
312077   Ken Ragan Bob Beard   (Marvin Ragan)Ford3082340crash070
322288   Rick Mast Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3055530running0 
332643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2664925engine064
341829   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2392850engine061
353168   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford2034755crash058
363787   Randy Baker Sony Magnetic Products   (Buck Baker)Oldsmobile1352055engine055
374080   Jimmy Horton S & H Racing   (George Smith)Ford1142005engine052
38194   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile822580engine049
391057   Morgan Shepherd Heinz Ketchup   (Morgan Shepherd)Buick531910engine046
40 933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet504450engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Slick Johnson
Ricky Woodward
Hershel McGriff04Pontiac
Mike Potter64Eagle EnginesMike PotterChevrolet
Brad Noffsinger98SunocoMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14040  
41444   competition 
45539  
54607   #57 engine 
6112969  
1301323   #15 accident 
13316634  
1671704   #88 accident turn 1 
17120535  
2062083   #68 accident turn 4 
20923527  
2362394   #43 accident turn 2 
24025617  
2572604   #10 spun frontstretch 
26130141  
3023054   #36 spun turn 4 
3063116  
3123143   debris backstretch 
31532713  
3283303   #77 accident turn 4 
33136737  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.6%             Average green flag run: 29.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott1107107
  Sterling Marlin1081092
  Brett Bodine1101112
  Kyle Petty1121121
  Davey Allison1131219
  Bill Elliott12213110
  Geoffrey Bodine1321354
  Dale Earnhardt13616732
  Benny Parsons16819225
  Dale Earnhardt19320614
  Ricky Rudd2072093
  Rusty Wallace21023627
  Dale Earnhardt23725721
  Darrell Waltrip2582614
  Dale Earnhardt2622632
  Geoffrey Bodine2642663
  Rusty Wallace26727913
  Sterling Marlin28029819
  Rusty Wallace2993013
  Darrell Waltrip3023021
  Ricky Rudd3033053
  Rusty Wallace3063127
  Dale Earnhardt31332816
  Mike Alexander3293302
  Bill Elliott33136737

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3212    
2   Rusty Wallace 3186   -26  
3   Dale Earnhardt 3071   -141  
4   Ken Schrader 2832   -380  
5   Terry Labonte 2796   -416  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2791   -421  
7   Sterling Marlin 2704   -508  
8   Darrell Waltrip 2669   -543  
9   Phil Parsons 2661   -551  
10   Davey Allison 2509   -703  
11   Ricky Rudd 2489   -723  
12   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2442   -770  
13   Mark Martin 2322   -890  
14   Kyle Petty 2307   -905  
15   Lake Speed 2267   -945  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2258   -954  
17   Neil Bonnett 2098   -1114  
18   Michael Waltrip 2094   -1118  
19   Richard Petty 2093   -1119  
20   Buddy Baker 2056   -1156