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1989 TranSouth 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 29
Sunday, April 2, 1989 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:20:29
Average speed: 115.475 mph
Pole speed: 161.111 mph
Cautions: 7 for 68 laps
Margin of victory: 1.05 sec
Attendance: 45000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile36759935running179185
2 428   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford36735435running4175
3 85   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36725345running1170
4 16   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford36718810running18165
52694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile36718270running0155
6139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford36717725running0150
7 37   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford36610750running56151
8 527   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac36615120running64147
92330   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3668820running0138
101483   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile36610675running2139
11174   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3667850running0130
122526   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3657425running0127
132884   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3658250running0124
14 215   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3656725running0121
153343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3644955running0118
161275   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac36311300running0115
172271   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3635935running0112
181911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford3629875running1109
193831   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Pontiac3613610running0106
203616   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick3613725running0103
213223   Eddie Bierschwale Coaches   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile3592570running0100
223410   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac3583490running097
232940   Ben Hess Hess Racing   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile3572435running094
24182   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3553080running091
251688   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac3525925crash793
26158   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3524870crash085
27 625   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3509140crash082
283042   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac3502095crash079
293534   Rodney Combs Allen's Glass   (Ken Allen)Buick3492050running076
303957   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3412050running073
314070   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3391935running070
323180   Jimmy Horton Miles Concrete   (George Smith)Pontiac3241895engine067
33113   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29010655running3569
342466   Rick Mast Banquet Frozen Foods   (Bill Edwards)Chevrolet2845090running061
353768   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Jim Testa)Pontiac2761790oil pump058
36 717   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26110355running055
374190   Chad Little Donlavey Racing   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2572350engine052
382752   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2111710rear end049
392021   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford1624295valve046
40 929   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac833645engine043
412155   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile833645crash040

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14040  
41444   #10 oil on track 
458339  
849714   #15,17,55 accident turn 3 
9811417  
1151184   #27 spun turn 3 
119240122  
2412499   #34 spun turn 4 
25026112  
26228019   #57 spun turn 2 
28134565  
3463505   debris frontstretch 
3513511  
35236413   #4,8,25,42,84,88 accident turn 1 
3653673  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.5%             Average green flag run: 37.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin11818
  Alan Kulwicki19202
  Rusty Wallace214121
  Terry Labonte42421
  Rusty Wallace438543
  Dale Earnhardt8611530
  Greg Sacks1161183
  Dale Earnhardt1191235
  Alan Kulwicki12417754
  Harry Gant1781858
  Lake Speed1861872
  Harry Gant188336149
  Greg Sacks3373404
  Davey Allison3413444
  Harry Gant3453462
  Geoffrey Bodine3473471
  Harry Gant34836720

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alan Kulwicki 767    
2   Dale Earnhardt 749   -18  
3   Geoffrey Bodine 730   -37  
4   Sterling Marlin 728   -39  
5   Rusty Wallace 701   -66  
6   Rick Wilson 651   -116  
7   Darrell Waltrip 637   -130  
8   Davey Allison 621   -146  
9   Michael Waltrip 597   -170  
10   Lake Speed 586   -181  
11   Harry Gant 584   -183  
12   Ken Schrader 579   -188  
13   Bill Elliott 578   -189  
14   Mark Martin 573   -194  
15   Ricky Rudd 561   -206  
16   Larry Pearson 549   -218  
17   Rick Mast 519   -248  
18   Morgan Shepherd 513   -254  
19   Dick Trickle 511   -256  
20   Terry Labonte 494   -273