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1989 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 29
Sunday, March 26, 1989 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:20:51
Average speed: 89.619 mph
Pole speed: 120.573 mph
Cautions: 12 for 67 laps
Margin of victory: 2.8 sec
Attendance: 60000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40063025running88180
2 47   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford40028625running108175
3 63   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40030900running43170
41826   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick40013600running0160
53528   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39917607running11160
61216   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick3995350running0150
71117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39910600running0146
8 894   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3988900running0142
9152   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3985000running0138
10 99   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford39714275running0134
11 36   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3976000running0130
122383   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3975675running0127
132230   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3975525running0124
142633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3965250running0121
15298   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3965750running0118
161666   Rick Mast Mach 1 Racing   (Bill Edwards)Chevrolet3965050running0115
17 54   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3964550running0112
18 15   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39512350running126119
19 725   Ken Schrader Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3947775running0106
203671   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3945275running0103
212821   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3934250running0100
221790   Chad Little Wahoo Boats   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3922625running097
233229   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac3904025running094
242540   Ben Hess Ben HessOldsmobile3851850running091
251484   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3774125engine193
261051   Butch Miller Throop Motorsports   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet3761775running085
272055   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3233250running2387
281315   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2753220valve079
293448   Mickey Gibbs GMAC   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac2291690engine076
301911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford2027420crash073
312423   Eddie Bierschwale B-B & Coaches   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1521640camshaft070
322134   Rodney Combs A.A.G. Inc.   (Ken Allen)Buick1332260clutch067
333075   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1287250valve064
342788   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac872900engine061
353168   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Jim Testa)Pontiac151400crash058
363331   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Pontiac11400engine055

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Neil Bonnett21tire change
Phil Parsons55backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Meacham04
Ken Bouchard10Bob WhitcombPontiac
Bill Ingram19Gray RacingHenley GrayOldsmobile
Kyle Petty42Peak AntifreezeFelix SabatesPontiac
Richard Petty43STPPetty EnterprisesPontiac
Tony Spanos49Hylton RacingJames HyltonBuick
Jimmy Means52Alka-SeltzerJimmy MeansPontiac
Hut Stricklin57HeinzRod OsterlundPontiac
Steve Seligman65Ford
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
3108   #31 spun turn 1 
11177  
18192   #68 accident turn 2 
206849  
69746   debris 
759117  
92965   #88 engine 
9717882  
1791868   #2 spun turn 2 
1871937  
1941963   #7 spun turn 4 
1972059  
20621611   #11 accident turn 1 
2172248  
2252262   #21 spun turn 4 
22723711  
2382458   #55 accident turn 2 
24629045  
2912955   debris 
29636368  
3643685   #17 accident turn 4 
36937911  
3803834   #84 engine 
38440017  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.8%             Average green flag run: 25.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine1116116
  Rusty Wallace11716246
  Geoffrey Bodine1631719
  Dick Trickle1721721
  Geoffrey Bodine1731731
  Phil Parsons17418613
  Rusty Wallace18720115
  Dale Earnhardt2022065
  Phil Parsons20721610
  Dale Earnhardt21723822
  Davey Allison23924911
  Dale Earnhardt25026213
  Alan Kulwicki2632631
  Dale Earnhardt2642663
  Alan Kulwicki267370104
  Rusty Wallace3713711
  Alan Kulwicki3723721
  Rusty Wallace3733786
  Alan Kulwicki3793802
  Rusty Wallace38140020

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 680    
2   Alan Kulwicki 616   -64  
3   Darrell Waltrip 582   -98  
4   Sterling Marlin 573   -107  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 560   -120  
6   Rusty Wallace 554   -126  
7   Rick Wilson 521   -159  
8   Ken Schrader 497   -183  
9   Michael Waltrip 459   -221  
10   Rick Mast 458   -222  
11   Lake Speed 447   -233  
12   Davey Allison 446   -234  
12   Larry Pearson 446   -234  
14   Ricky Rudd 434   -246  
14   Dale Jarrett 434   -246  
16   Bill Elliott 428   -252  
17   Phil Parsons 419   -261  
18   Mark Martin 408   -272  
19   Neil Bonnett 404   -276  
20   Ernie Irvan 399   -281