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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 29
Sunday, March 19, 1989 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:26
Average speed: 139.684 mph
Pole speed: 176.925 mph
Cautions: 6 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: .65 sec
Attendance: 61000
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 417   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32863500running29180
2 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32839675running92175
31884   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32830250running15170
42342   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac32713250running0160
5 894   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile32622500running0155
6324   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile32616325running0150
71721   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford32511350running0146
83557   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3248525running0142
91029   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac32411200running0138
101975   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac32315500running0134
11169   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32315295running0130
12272   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3237525running0127
134080   Jimmy Horton Miles Concrete   (George Smith)Pontiac3205562running0124
142555   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3197655running3126
152125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31613455running28123
16 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford31611195running0115
173040   Ben Hess Hess Racing   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile3154705running0112
183652   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3144375running0109
19 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31210265crash2111
201330   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3108070running0103
211483   Lake Speed Rancher's Choice   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3066085running0100
223816   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick3003400running097
234123   Eddie Bierschwale Auto Finders   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile2782815running094
241526   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2705730engine091
252866   Rick Mast Banquet Frozen Foods   (Bill Edwards)Chevrolet2625820engine088
262288   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac2575455engine085
272443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2573295engine987
282014   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile2542510engine079
29 733   Harry Gant Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile2402475running076
30298   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2335140engine073
31 327   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac21723110engine13080
323431   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Pontiac1663075engine067
331215   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1644925crash169
342668   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Jim Testa)Pontiac1602250crash061
353390   Chad Little Donlavey Racing   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1012855camshaft058
361111   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford979205engine360
373910   Ken Bouchard Bob WhitcombPontiac563785overheating052
38 26   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford484165engine1654
394248   Mickey Gibbs GMAC Smart Lease   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac302140engine046
40 928   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford1910660engine043
413741   Jim Bown Bown Racing   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet102060engine040
423171   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet94060engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rodney Combs
Rick Jeffrey
H.B. Bailey36
Lee Raymond69
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11111  
12165   #41 spun turn 2 
17133117  
1341429   #16 stalled on track 
14315715  
1581625   #2 spun turn 2 
1631642  
1651739   #7,15,66,68,83,31,42 accident turn 4 
174276103  
2772837   #26 engine 
28431330  
3143196   #4,5 accident turn 4 
3203289  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 41.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin11616
  Rusty Wallace175741
  Geoffrey Bodine58581
  Darrell Waltrip59602
  Brett Bodine61611
  Terry Labonte62643
  Ken Schrader65673
  Phil Parsons68703
  Dick Trickle71799
  Dale Earnhardt809314
  Rusty Wallace9411421
  Darrell Waltrip1151173
  Richard Petty1181269
  Ken Schrader1271337
  Dick Trickle1341341
  Rusty Wallace13514713
  Ken Schrader1481481
  Rusty Wallace1491524
  Ken Schrader1531575
  Rusty Wallace1581581
  Darrell Waltrip1591591
  Rusty Wallace16020950
  Darrell Waltrip21022314
  Ken Schrader22423512
  Dale Earnhardt23627641
  Geoffrey Bodine2772771
  Dale Earnhardt27831437
  Dick Trickle3153195
  Darrell Waltrip3203289

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 510    
2   Alan Kulwicki 441   -69  
2   Geoffrey Bodine 441   -69  
4   Darrell Waltrip 436   -74  
5   Sterling Marlin 431   -79  
6   Rick Wilson 409   -101  
7   Ken Schrader 391   -119  
8   Rusty Wallace 374   -136  
9   Rick Mast 343   -167  
10   Dale Jarrett 340   -170  
11   Michael Waltrip 335   -175  
12   Morgan Shepherd 334   -176  
13   Phil Parsons 332   -178  
14   Lake Speed 320   -190  
15   Eddie Bierschwale 318   -192  
16   Greg Sacks 317   -193  
17   Richard Petty 314   -196  
18   Terry Labonte 312   -198  
19   Ben Hess 306   -204  
20   Neil Bonnett 304   -206