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1989 Goodwrench 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 29
Sunday, March 5, 1989 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.364 miles)

Time of race: 4:20:47
Average speed: 115.122 mph
Pole speed: 148.793 mph
Cautions: 10 for 64 laps
Margin of victory: 1.6 sec
Attendance: 55000
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49272100running222185
2127   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford49229600running24175
3193   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49224200running0165
4 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49217975running19165
5 46   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford49215963running14160
61728   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford49214680running22155
71694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4919975running0146
82483   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile4909525running2147
91588   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac4909225running0138
103231   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Pontiac4899450running0134
112129   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac4898525running2135
122630   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac4888125running0127
134184   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick48810182running0124
142321   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4887225running0121
15228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4877625running0118
163843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4875700running0115
17 54   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile4876475running0112
181411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford48610475running0109
19 79   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford48614225running0106
203448   Mickey Gibbs GMAC   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac4864800running0103
211066   Rick Mast Edwards Racing   (Bill Edwards)Chevrolet4845925running0100
222940   Ben Hess Hess Racing   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile4832850running097
23182   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac4823450running094
243720   Dave Mader III Cheerwine   (Dick Bahre)Pontiac4802675running091
25 325   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4799925crash088
263123   Eddie Bierschwale B & B Racing   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile4792550running085
271375   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac47710700running082
283353   Jerry O'Neil Aroneck Racing   (Alan Aroneck)Chevrolet4762450running079
29 217   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet46111225running076
302716   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick4572375engine378
31 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4512200running7975
321126   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4505825running10472
333552   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4482080running064
34 915   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4074680cylinder head061
352571   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4004605running163
363941   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet3891925oil pump0 
374070   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3841900oil pressure052
382810   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac2993475valve049
392055   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile2943850engine046
404234   Rodney Combs Auto Glass   (Ken Allen)Buick2141825engine043
413657   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac1151825crank040
423051   Butch Miller Miller Racing   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet501825engine037

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Davey Allison28missed drivers meeting
Rodney Combs34backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCMike Alexander84Miller High LifeStavola BrothersBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222   green-yellow start 
234725  
48525   #23 spun turn 1 
53335283  
3363405   #27,75 accident turn 1 
3413422  
3433475   #40,71,83 accident turn 3 
34835710  
3583614   #7 spun turn 3 
3623709  
3713777   #26,33 accident backstretch 
3783792  
3803834   #29 spun turn 2 
38443249  
4334364   debris 
43746933  
4704734   #20 spun turn 4 
4744829  
4834864   #43 spun turn 1 
4874926  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.0%             Average green flag run: 42.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rusty Wallace14747
  Dave Marcis48481
  Larry Pearson49513
  Dale Jarrett52532
  Mark Martin54563
  Rusty Wallace5710549
  Ricky Rudd10612217
  Mark Martin12313311
  Lake Speed1341352
  Geoffrey Bodine1361394
  Alan Kulwicki1401401
  Harry Gant1411411
  Ricky Rudd14218544
  Davey Allison18620520
  Geoffrey Bodine20622015
  Alan Kulwicki2212255
  Ricky Rudd2262272
  Davey Allison2282292
  Rusty Wallace23025021
  Harry Gant25132575
  Ricky Rudd32633611
  Harry Gant3373393
  Ricky Rudd34036930
  Rusty Wallace3703701
  Alan Kulwicki37138515
  Rusty Wallace38642338
  Alan Kulwicki4244241
  Rusty Wallace42546844
  Alan Kulwicki4694702
  Rusty Wallace47149222

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 335    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 330   -5  
3   Alan Kulwicki 326   -9  
4   Rusty Wallace 294   -41  
5   Sterling Marlin 276   -59  
6   Ken Schrader 268   -67  
7   Rick Wilson 259   -76  
8   Darrell Waltrip 256   -79  
9   Rick Mast 255   -80  
10   Terry Labonte 252   -83  
11   Davey Allison 243   -92  
12   Greg Sacks 232   -103  
12   Michael Waltrip 232   -103  
14   Richard Petty 227   -108  
15   Mark Martin 224   -111  
15   Eddie Bierschwale 224   -111  
17   Lake Speed 220   -115  
18   Phil Parsons 206   -129  
19   Dale Jarrett 202   -133  
19   Harry Gant 202   -133