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1989 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 29
Saturday, August 26, 1989 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:04:14
Average speed: 85.554 mph
Pole speed: 117.043 mph
Cautions: 11 for 69 laps
Margin of victory: 5.04 sec
Attendance: 45000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 917   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50052450running239185
2 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford50030875running27175
3 626   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick50019200running0165
41433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile50013300running0160
51611   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford49913400running0155
61027   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49912125running24155
7248   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4987800running0146
81288   Jimmy Spencer Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac4967900running0142
93121   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4959307running0138
103029   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac49410975running0134
111755   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4946100running0130
122871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4935900running0127
131366   Rick Mast Food City   (Bill Edwards)Chevrolet4923150running0124
14 73   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49011650running145126
15 82   Ernie Irvan Kroger / Phillips Halogen   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac4894700running0118
16 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4898850running65120
17 315   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4885525running0112
18 594   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4644950running0109
193257   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac4633250running0106
20236   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford4585500running0103
211916   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick4443025overheating0100
222742   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac3222250crash097
23 425   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2947295engine094
24219   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford24611190engine091
252028   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford2418935running088
262975   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac2238680engine085
27184   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1424350engine082
282284   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1264300crash079
291510   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac1212725crash076
302648   Greg Sacks Dinner Bell Foods   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac592600engine0 
312583   Joe Ruttman Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile573600crash0 
321130   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac574100crash067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tommy Ellis1Wood BrothersFord
Richard Petty43STPPetty EnterprisesPontiac
Jim Sauter44Group 44Bob Tullius
Jimmy Means52Alka-SeltzerJimmy MeansPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15959  
60645   #30,83 accident turn 2 
659127  
92943   #15,94 accident turn 2 
95973  
981003   #94 spun frontstretch 
1011044  
1051095   #15,94 accident turn 2 
11012920  
1301367   #6,10,28,84 accident turn 2 
13719862  
1992024   #5 accident turn 2 
2032042  
20522723   oil on track 
22829770  
2983025   #3 accident turn 4 
30331412  
3153173   #94 spun turn 2 
3183247  
3253328   #42 accident backstretch 
33337442  
3753773   #71 spun turn 4 
378500123  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.8%             Average green flag run: 35.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine14545
  Dale Earnhardt4613085
  Darrell Waltrip1311311
  Geoffrey Bodine13215120
  Dale Earnhardt15217726
  Alan Kulwicki17819922
  Rusty Wallace20022324
  Alan Kulwicki2242285
  Darrell Waltrip22926032
  Dale Earnhardt26129434
  Darrell Waltrip295500206

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2852    
2   Rusty Wallace 2799   -53  
3   Mark Martin 2734   -118  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2711   -141  
5   Davey Allison 2553   -299  
6   Bill Elliott 2531   -321  
7   Terry Labonte 2488   -364  
8   Ken Schrader 2473   -379  
9   Ricky Rudd 2457   -395  
10   Geoffrey Bodine 2434   -418  
11   Harry Gant 2411   -441  
12   Sterling Marlin 2395   -457  
13   Morgan Shepherd 2376   -476  
14   Neil Bonnett 2292   -560  
15   Rick Wilson 2280   -572  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2268   -584  
17   Phil Parsons 2171   -681  
18   Dick Trickle 2122   -730  
19   Brett Bodine 2047   -805  
20   Michael Waltrip 2021   -831