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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 29
Sunday, July 23, 1989 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:34
Average speed: 117.847 mph
Pole speed: 157.809 mph
Cautions: 9 for 42 laps
Margin of victory: 2.21 sec
Attendance: 78000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1149   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20058400running8180
2 627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20046875running68180
3 76   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford20026300running4170
42417   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20023850running19165
5 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile20020350running0155
62328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford20016225running1155
7 125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20016050running7151
81275   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac20013925running0142
9 33   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20014275running3143
10 515   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford20012250running0134
11298   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2008950running16135
123655   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile20011207running0127
132211   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford19912850running2129
141142   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac1994150running16126
152188   Jimmy Spencer Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac1999400running0118
163044   Jim Sauter Group 44   (Bob Tullius)Pontiac1993850running0115
17 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19912750running41117
181729   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac1987550running0109
193271   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1987325running5111
203184   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1988175running7108
213906   Terry Byers Byers Racing   (Terry Byers)Chevrolet1973175running0100
223738   Dick Johnson Redkote Steel Tubing   (Dick Johnson)Ford1963075running097
231921   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford1956295running399
244052   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1952925running091
25104   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1926100running088
26272   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1643825running085
273504   Bob Schacht George HakesFord1392775engine082
282830   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1286675water pump079
291683   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1275525crash076
301548   Greg Sacks Dinner Bell Foods   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac1143425crash073
311826   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1119575engine070
323813   Eddie Bierschwale Genesee Beer   (Jim Rosenblum)Chevrolet832575crash067
333380   Jimmy Horton Miles Concrete   (George Smith)Pontiac713175crash064
342662   Joe Ruttman Baja Boats   (Douglas Smith)Oldsmobile602400engine061
352010   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac563100engine058
36 994   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile455000engine055
373457   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac242925engine052
382543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac222875engine049
39 47   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford104825engine046
401316   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick22740oil line043

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Larry Pearson16pitting before green flag
Kyle Petty42held by NASCAR

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Mike Potter81O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-MercuryO.C. WelchFord
Jack Ely92Helga's Salad Dressing / Ace TireJack ElyBuick
Charlie Baker93Baker RacingPatsy SalmonBuick
Norm Benning99O'Neil RacingJerry O'NeilChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12143   #7 engine 
153016  
31333   #57 stalled turn 2 
344512  
46483   #94 engine 
496113  
62665   #10 engine 
67737  
74818   #80 accident turn 2 
82843  
85873   #13,38 accident frontstretch 
8810316  
1041063   debris frontstretch 
1071137  
1141163   #26 off track north straight 
11712812  
12913911   #48,83 accident turn 1 
14020061  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.0%             Average green flag run: 15.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ken Schrader177
  Rusty Wallace8125
  Kyle Petty13153
  Dale Earnhardt16183
  Rusty Wallace192911
  Geoffrey Bodine30378
  Rusty Wallace38469
  Neil Bonnett47493
  Rusty Wallace506213
  Dave Marcis63675
  Geoffrey Bodine68747
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.758410
  Geoffrey Bodine859410
  Rusty Wallace951028
  Mark Martin1031042
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1051073
  Geoffrey Bodine1081125
  Mark Martin1131142
  Terry Labonte1151162
  Kyle Petty11712913
  Davey Allison1301301
  Dick Trickle1311377
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1381403
  Darrell Waltrip1411488
  Geoffrey Bodine14915911
  Darrell Waltrip16017011
  Bill Elliott1711722
  Rusty Wallace17319422
  Bill Elliott1952006

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2314    
2   Rusty Wallace 2227   -87  
3   Darrell Waltrip 2179   -135  
4   Bill Elliott 2153   -161  
5   Mark Martin 2148   -166  
6   Davey Allison 2016   -298  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 1996   -318  
8   Sterling Marlin 1995   -319  
9   Terry Labonte 1984   -330  
10   Ken Schrader 1971   -343  
11   Ricky Rudd 1957   -357  
12   Neil Bonnett 1847   -467  
13   Alan Kulwicki 1835   -479  
14   Rick Wilson 1834   -480  
15   Harry Gant 1833   -481  
16   Phil Parsons 1825   -489  
17   Lake Speed 1803   -511  
18   Morgan Shepherd 1796   -518  
19   Dick Trickle 1761   -553  
20   Michael Waltrip 1685   -629