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1989 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 29
Sunday, April 16, 1989 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:46:47
Average speed: 89.937 mph
Pole speed: 117.524 mph
Cautions: 10 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 34000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 33   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40051225running296185
2137   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford40025575running0170
3 46   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford40019425running0165
41084   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick40013800running5165
5 711   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford40014025running0155
6 826   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4007475running0150
7 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4009200running19151
81517   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40011505running74147
9 127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac39916850running6143
10292   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3969575running0134
111728   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford3959495running0130
122860   Phil Parsons Combs Racing   (Bob Bilby)Chevrolet3942245running0127
131121   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3945170running0124
143125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3947840running0121
151440   Ben Hess Hess Racing   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile3933025running0118
162457   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3902120running0115
172575   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac3909695running0112
183223   Eddie Bierschwale Bierschwale Racing   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile3883395running0109
191829   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac3834745running0106
202671   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3765545running0103
211988   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac3746350running0100
22 59   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36711250running097
233033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3296025running094
242316   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick3232757engine091
251266   Rick Mast Banquet Frozen Foods   (Bill Edwards)Chevrolet3214200engine088
26 694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3013975camshaft085
272183   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile2973875running082
282015   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2754575oil cooler079
29 930   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac2723775crash076
30274   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2703225crash073
312231   Jim Sauter Clark Racing   (Bob Clark)Pontiac1611650brakes070
321652   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac771650rear end067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Kevin Evans
Mark Walbridge
Bill Meacham04Charles Meacham & AssociatesChevrolet
Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Miller High LifeStavola BrothersBuick
Richard Petty43STPPetty EnterprisesPontiac
Jerry O'Neil53
Phil Parsons55Crown PetroleumLeo Jackson / Richard JacksonOldsmobile
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1116116  
1171215   #83 accident turn 2 
12213716  
1381403   #94 spun turn 2 
14116424  
1651662   #31 spun turn 4 
16726599  
2662705   #5 spun turn 2 
2712755  
27629217   #4,15,30,83,88 accident turn 4 
2932942  
2952973   debris frontstretch 
29830710  
3083103   #16 spun turn 2 
3113133  
3143163   #9,84 accident turn 2 
31733923  
3403445   #16 engine turn 4 
34535410  
3553573   #40 accident frontstretch 
35840043  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.3%             Average green flag run: 31.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace166
  Geoffrey Bodine72519
  Dale Earnhardt266540
  Darrell Waltrip6612863
  Dale Earnhardt12916537
  Darrell Waltrip1661672
  Dale Earnhardt16825689
  Darrell Waltrip2572659
  Dale Earnhardt26634075
  Dick Trickle3413455
  Dale Earnhardt34640055

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1054    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 1051   -3  
3   Alan Kulwicki 1045   -9  
4   Rusty Wallace 1024   -30  
5   Darrell Waltrip 954   -100  
6   Sterling Marlin 936   -118  
7   Davey Allison 916   -138  
8   Mark Martin 893   -161  
9   Ricky Rudd 853   -201  
10   Dick Trickle 831   -223  
11   Rick Wilson 829   -225  
12   Bill Elliott 818   -236  
13   Harry Gant 817   -237  
14   Michael Waltrip 803   -251  
15   Ken Schrader 767   -287  
16   Lake Speed 756   -298  
17   Larry Pearson 749   -305  
18   Terry Labonte 740   -314  
19   Rick Mast 733   -321  
20   Greg Sacks 727   -327