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1988 Talladega DieHard 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 29
Sunday, July 31, 1988 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:12
Average speed: 154.505 mph
Pole speed: 196.274 mph
Cautions: 8 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 86000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 725   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18867920running8180
2 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18839915running0170
3 63   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18837775running37170
4254   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile18820075running0160
52227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18823215running0155
6 244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile18814800running0150
7206   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford18810675running0146
8 89   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18816220running1147
91629   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1888520running5143
101488   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile18811370running1139
111255   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1889440running3135
121714   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1885470running3132
133083   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1886650running1129
142111   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18812680running0121
151321   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18812175running0118
161833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1887865running0115
17118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1887505running0112
183771   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1887395running1114
19327   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1887110running0106
202730   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1877505running0103
213443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1876635running0100
224098   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1874725running097
232352   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1876365running199
244268   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford1876230running091
251512   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18610520running088
263873   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Motorsports   (Phil Barkdoll)Chevrolet1863355running085
274190   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1865935running082
283315   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford18511825running079
292897   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick1843165running076
303677   Ken Ragan Bob Beard   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1763105running073
312423   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1753045running070
32312   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1653235running067
33 117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16232675engine12374
341901   Mickey Gibbs Gibbs-West Tractor   (Don Gibbs)Ford1603955clutch266
353910   Ken Bouchard Bob WhitcombFord1482790oil pan058
362967   Ron Esau Pannill Sweatshirts   (Buddy Arrington)Chevrolet1414755fan blade0 
37261   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1412795engine157
381050   Greg Sacks Dingman BrothersPontiac1332630engine049
39 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford8812270engine151
40 575   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac679560crash043
41 926   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick455135engine040
423531   Joe Ruttman Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile333110engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Larry Moyer07HootersJohn StarkPontiac
Philip Duffie32Bob BeardPhilip DuffieBuick
Mark Gibson59Pontiac
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Hut Stricklin76Jaehne MotorsportsSkip JaehneOldsmobile
Rick Jeffrey86SlenderizersDoreen JeffreyChevrolet
Slick Johnson95Sadler RacingSadler BrothersChevrolet
WDEarle Canavan01Earle CanavanPontiac
WDBlackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
WDBen Hess40Hess RacingBen HessOldsmobile
WDRonnie Sanders54Gray RacingHenley GrayChevrolet
WDMike Potter64Eagle EnginesMike PotterChevrolet
WD?74Wawak RacingBobby WawakChevrolet
WDConnie Saylor99Ball RacingRalph BallChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22232   #31 oil turns 1/2 
244118  
42443   #2 stalled turn 2 
456824  
69746   #75 accident turn 2 
75839  
84874   #12 spun turn 4 
88914  
92954   #28 oil backstretch 
9611217  
1131164   #77 accident turn 4 
11712711  
1281303   debris backstretch 
13114616  
1471515   #1,10 oil on track 
15218837  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 17.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11313
  Davey Allison14141
  Dale Earnhardt15151
  Darrell Waltrip16161
  Dale Earnhardt17204
  Mickey Gibbs21222
  Phil Parsons23242
  Darrell Waltrip253612
  Dale Earnhardt37371
  Darrell Waltrip38414
  Dale Jarrett42421
  Jimmy Means43431
  Darrell Waltrip44452
  Bill Elliott46461
  Darrell Waltrip476721
  Dave Marcis68681
  Ken Schrader69691
  Cale Yarborough70745
  Phil Parsons75751
  Darrell Waltrip76838
  Buddy Baker84841
  Darrell Waltrip8511127
  Dale Earnhardt1121176
  Darrell Waltrip1181269
  Lake Speed1271271
  A.J. Foyt1281303
  Darrell Waltrip13114616
  Ken Schrader1471526
  Darrell Waltrip15316210
  Dale Earnhardt16318725
  Ken Schrader1881881

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 2518    
2   Bill Elliott 2507   -11  
3   Dale Earnhardt 2485   -33  
4   Ken Schrader 2331   -187  
5   Terry Labonte 2309   -209  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2264   -254  
7   Sterling Marlin 2145   -373  
8   Phil Parsons 2137   -381  
9   Darrell Waltrip 2128   -390  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2059   -459  
11   Buddy Baker 2056   -462  
12   Mark Martin 1983   -535  
13   Ricky Rudd 1930   -588  
14   Davey Allison 1906   -612  
15   Kyle Petty 1891   -627  
16   Lake Speed 1825   -693  
17   Alan Kulwicki 1819   -699  
18   Neil Bonnett 1770   -748  
19   Richard Petty 1729   -789  
20   Michael Waltrip 1721   -797