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1988 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 29
Sunday, May 1, 1988 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:40
Average speed: 156.547 mph
Pole speed: 198.969 mph
Cautions: 7 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: .21 sec
Attendance: 135000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 355   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile18886850running52180
2 412   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18850060running13175
3135   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18837560running99175
41911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18828425running1165
5 625   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18827165running11160
6 844   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile18817775running1155
7119   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18821375running0146
8 521   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18818000running0142
9163   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18821500running0138
101527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18819300running3139
11281   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1889790running0130
12126   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford1887240running0127
13 78   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18810840running0124
14 975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac18813440running0121
151883   Lake Speed Wynn's / Kmart   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1886640running0118
161088   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1879740running0115
171750   Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Racing   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1875120running0112
183729   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1864920running0109
193915   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford18513320running0106
203243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1858970running0103
212431   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile1854260running0100
22267   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1857760running097
232252   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1847320running094
242790   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1846920running091
253498   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1834670running088
263168   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford1836695running085
273671   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1836545running082
282114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1824145flagged079
291426   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1776345engine076
303367   Rick Jeffrey Pannill Sweatshirts   (Buddy Arrington)Chevrolet1766245engine073
314073   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae   (Phil Barkdoll)Chevrolet1763450running070
32412   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1694350overheating067
332330   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1486050crash064
34 128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford13218475engine466
35204   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1223975oil leak058
362533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1005925transmission055
37 217   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet8311850engine457
382997   Rodney Combs GM Tech Team   (Tom Winkle)Buick133275crash049
393023   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile133225crash046
403801   Mickey Gibbs Gibbs-West Tractor   (Don Gibbs)Ford133200crash043
413577   Ken Ragan Bob Beard   (Marvin Ragan)Ford133200crash040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
42Jimmy Horton80Ford
43Trevor Boys95Chevrolet
44Connie Saylor99Chevrolet
45Ken Bouchard10Whitcomb RacingBob WhitcombFord
WDDelma Cowart0Chevrolet
WDDonnie Allison34Oldsmobile
WDDavid Sosebee45Buick
WDDavid Simko51Pontiac
WDMike Potter64Eagle EnginesMike PotterChevrolet
WDRick Jeffrey86Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16216   #01,23,29,52,71,77,97 accident turn 4 
225635  
57604   #25 spun backstretch 
6112464  
1251295   #4 spun turn 4 
1301345  
1351373   #28 oil turns 3/4 
1381458  
1461483   #2 spun turn 4 
1491502  
1511555   #30 accident turn 2 
15617924  
1801823   #26 oil tri-oval 
1831886  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.4%             Average green flag run: 19.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip122
  Davey Allison331
  Phil Parsons463
  Darrell Waltrip771
  Bobby Allison881
  Phil Parsons93527
  Ken Schrader36372
  Geoffrey Bodine38414
  Phil Parsons42476
  Ken Schrader48558
  Sterling Marlin56561
  Darrell Waltrip57571
  Davey Allison58603
  Geoffrey Bodine6110141
  Phil Parsons1021021
  Terry Labonte1031031
  Geoffrey Bodine10412421
  Ken Schrader1251251
  Geoffrey Bodine1261338
  Bobby Allison13414512
  Rusty Wallace1461483
  Geoffrey Bodine14917325
  Phil Parsons17418815

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1382    
2   Sterling Marlin 1322   -60  
3   Bill Elliott 1275   -107  
4   Terry Labonte 1262   -120  
5   Bobby Allison 1260   -122  
5   Rusty Wallace 1260   -122  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 1175   -207  
8   Neil Bonnett 1173   -209  
8   Ken Schrader 1173   -209  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1154   -228  
11   Phil Parsons 1116   -266  
12   Darrell Waltrip 1084   -298  
13   Kyle Petty 1082   -300  
13   Buddy Baker 1082   -300  
15   Davey Allison 1036   -346  
16   Ricky Rudd 1031   -351  
17   Lake Speed 976   -406  
18   Alan Kulwicki 972   -410  
19   Dale Jarrett 951   -431  
20   Mark Martin 947   -435