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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 29
Sunday, February 19, 1989 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:04
Average speed: 148.466 mph
Pole speed: 196.996 mph
Cautions: 7 for 30 laps
Margin of victory: 7.64 sec
Attendance: 145000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 217   Darrell Waltrip Tide With Bleach   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200184900running25180
2 125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200182700running114180
3 83   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20095550running3170
4105   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20079250running9165
5 755   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile20070325running12160
61166   Rick Mast Bill EdwardsChevrolet20052525running9155
7 97   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford20052325running6151
8404   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile20047325running7147
9 411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford20068400running3143
104123   Eddie Bierschwale Peak Antifreeze   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile20031725running2139
11 694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco Ultra   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile19947325running0130
121233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile19930000running0127
131745   Joe Ruttman Schaefer / Machinists Union   (Chuck Wellings)Pontiac19924505running0 
141416   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick19923915running0121
15 375   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac19944900running0118
161510   Ken Bouchard Simoniz   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac19823180running0115
173443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac19819335running0112
183527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac19724790running0109
193626   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick19719120running2111
201971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet19720785running1108
212330   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac19718825running1105
223240   Ben Hess Oldsmobile   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile19614300running097
233788   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac19615595running094
242970   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture / Son's Auto Supply   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac19313640running091
251628   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford19322985running088
262169   Lee Raymond Bobby Fisher Distribution   (Lucky Compton)Ford18913530running0 
272284   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18816275running082
282719   Ronnie Sanders Hardy Chevrolet   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet18412570running079
291815   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford17716015valve076
303983   Lake Speed Kraft BBQ Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile15014010running073
313173   Phil Barkdoll Oldsmobile / Bobby Fisher   (Phil Barkdoll)Oldsmobile14310855crash275
322029   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac13115000running067
33 56   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford11023445crash064
344267   Mickey Gibbs Alka-Seltzer   (Buddy Arrington)Pontiac769940engine061
35139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford7224310crash058
362890   Chad Little Purolator / Accu-Turn   (Junie Donlavey)Ford7211605crash055
373089   Rodney Combs Evinrude OMC   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac7210650crash052
382414   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile4111970shocks454
39268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3913335crash046
402593   Charlie Baker Sirchie   (Patsy Salmon)Chevrolet3910450crash043
41332   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac89275engine040
423821   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford211800oil line037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0J.W. Exley Lumber Co.H.L. WatersChevrolet
Doug Heveron1Ellington RacingHoss EllingtonBuick
Jim Sauter31Slender You Figure SalonsBob ClarkPontiac
Philip Duffie32U.S. Duffie Sand & GravelPhilip DuffieBuick
Charlie Glotzbach34Allen's Associated GlassKen AllenBuick
Ricky Woodward39Moen FordBlackie WangerinFord
Jim Bown41Rose Auto WreckingDick BownChevrolet
Kyle Petty42Peak AntifreezeFelix SabatesPontiac
Tony Spanos49Hylton EngineeringJames HyltonBuick
Jimmy Means52Alka-SeltzerJimmy MeansPontiac
Hut Stricklin57HeinzRod OsterlundPontiac
Mark Gibson59CoHo RacingJohn CollinsPontiac
Derrike Cope68PurolatorJim TestaPontiac
Randy LaJoie74Wawak RacingBobby WawakPontiac
Brad Noffsinger76Jaehne MotorsportsSkip JaehnePontiac
Connie Saylor77Branch-Ragan RacingMarvin RaganFord
Jimmy Horton80Miles ConcreteGeorge SmithPontiac
Bobby Gerhart85J. Omar Landis / JamesBobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet
Trevor Boys95Sadler RacingEarl SadlerChevrolet
DCBrad Teague67Arrington RacingBuddy ArringtonChevrolet
WDMickey Gibbs48GMACTom WinklePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
573   #21 engine 
82316  
24274   #8,19,28 accident backstretch 
284013  
41455   #8,93 accident turn 2 
466015  
61644   #19 spun backstretch 
65739  
74785   #6,9,11,29,83,84,89,90 accident backstretch 
7911638  
1171215   #6 accident turn 2 
12214524  
1461494   #73 accident backstretch 
15020051  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.0%             Average green flag run: 21.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11010
  Ken Schrader112313
  Darrell Waltrip24241
  Dave Marcis25251
  Ricky Rudd26272
  A.J. Foyt28314
  Ken Schrader32398
  Michael Waltrip40401
  Phil Barkdoll41422
  Ken Schrader435210
  Dale Earnhardt53531
  Geoffrey Bodine54618
  Rick Wilson62643
  Terry Labonte65662
  Eddie Bierschwale67682
  Phil Parsons69713
  Rick Wilson72721
  Phil Parsons73819
  Dale Earnhardt82821
  Darrell Waltrip839210
  Ken Schrader9311321
  Rick Wilson1141163
  Terry Labonte1171171
  Ken Schrader11814427
  Geoffrey Bodine1451451
  Rick Mast1461549
  Ken Schrader15518935
  Dale Earnhardt1901901
  Alan Kulwicki1911966
  Darrell Waltrip1972004

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 180    
1   Ken Schrader 180   0  
3   Dale Earnhardt 170   -10  
4   Geoffrey Bodine 165   -15  
5   Phil Parsons 160   -20  
6   Rick Mast 155   -25  
7   Alan Kulwicki 151   -29  
8   Rick Wilson 147   -33  
9   Terry Labonte 143   -37  
10   Eddie Bierschwale 139   -41  
11   Sterling Marlin 130   -50  
12   Harry Gant 127   -53  
13   Larry Pearson 121   -59  
14   Morgan Shepherd 118   -62  
15   Ken Bouchard 115   -65  
16   Richard Petty 112   -68  
17   Ricky Rudd 111   -69  
18   Rusty Wallace 109   -71  
19   Dave Marcis 108   -72  
20   Michael Waltrip 105   -75