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1988 Valleydale Meats 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 29
Sunday, April 10, 1988 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:23
Average speed: 83.115 mph
Pole speed: 117.552 mph
Cautions: 12 for 70 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 38000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50045750running116180
2 56   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford50021250running0170
3 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50017425running74170
41627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49914370running0160
52112   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick49812625running0155
61743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4979800running0150
71421   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4959300running0146
81544   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4956700running0142
91871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4936250running48143
10 625   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4939600running0134
112975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac4908250running0130
122230   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4865550running0127
132790   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4835200running0124
14 43   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet46112050running95126
15328   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4485200running24123
16 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4377560running0115
171115   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford4309120running0112
181233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4216830quit121119
19 27   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3834940running0106
201026   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3784800crash1108
212310   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford3612360running0100
22 755   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3603920crash097
23 817   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3277230running094
242468   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford2983790overheating091
25 14   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2914775running2193
26282   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet2842345crash085
272031   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile2651390crash082
282529   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1291360oil pump079
291928   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford919430engine076
302683   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile811300engine073
313188   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile773450engine070
323052   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac263400crash067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Potter64Eagle EnginesMike PotterChevrolet
Rodney Combs97AC Spark PlugsTom WinkleBuick
Brad Noffsinger98SunocoMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13030  
31377   #52,4,10 accident turn 2 
386225  
637311   #17 accident turn 3 
7411037  
1111166   #4 accident turn 2 
1171171  
1181258   #29,15,71,27 accident turn 1 
12618257  
1831864   #7 accident turn 4 
18725670  
2572615   debris frontstretch 
26227211  
2732786   #31 accident frontstretch 
2792824  
2832853   #30 spun turn 2 
2862905  
2912955   #2,10 accident frontstretch 
29637883  
3793835   #26 accident turn 4 
38441835  
4194246   #33,71 accident turn 3 
42549268  
4934964   #9 spun turn 3 
4975004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 33.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rick Wilson12121
  Dale Earnhardt226342
  Dave Marcis6411148
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.11213524
  Dale Earnhardt13618348
  Ricky Rudd1841841
  Dale Earnhardt1851895
  Geoffrey Bodine19025768
  Harry Gant258378121
  Bill Elliott379491113
  Geoffrey Bodine4924976
  Bill Elliott4985003

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 884    
2   Sterling Marlin 877   -7  
3   Neil Bonnett 868   -16  
4   Bill Elliott 860   -24  
5   Rusty Wallace 846   -38  
6   Bobby Allison 840   -44  
7   Terry Labonte 752   -132  
8   Darrell Waltrip 751   -133  
8   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 751   -133  
10   Ken Schrader 749   -135  
11   Buddy Baker 746   -138  
12   Geoffrey Bodine 744   -140  
13   Lake Speed 694   -190  
14   Davey Allison 678   -206  
15   Kyle Petty 673   -211  
16   Ricky Rudd 666   -218  
17   Alan Kulwicki 654   -230  
18   Phil Parsons 652   -232  
19   Mark Martin 650   -234  
20   Michael Waltrip 645   -239