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1989 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 29
Sunday, May 7, 1989 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:30
Average speed: 155.869 mph
Pole speed: 193.061 mph
Cautions: 7 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 140000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18898675running94185
2 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford18851275running4175
3 16   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford18839850running1170
4 675   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac18834250running32165
5 517   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18828900running3160
62125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18824625running35155
7 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile18817800running0146
8173   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18820450running2147
9 321   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18815475running6143
102627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18821225running11139
11 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18819147running0130
12125   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18814615running0127
13297   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford18811785running0124
141694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile18810980running0121
15104   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile18811175running0118
161114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1886185running0115
17 855   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1889445running0112
181883   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1889130running0109
192215   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1888815running0106
203771   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18711807running0103
212530   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1867865running0100
222340   Ben Hess Hess Racing   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile1866320running097
231543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1865360running094
243922   Grant Adcox Bumper-to-Bumper   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1834255running091
25342   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1815275running088
264093   Charlie Baker Salmon Racing   (Patsy Salmon)Buick1794095running085
271384   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1777640crash082
281442   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac1703985crash079
292016   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick1696930crash076
303110   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac1693925crash073
313226   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1696445crash070
321973   Phil Barkdoll Barkdoll Racing   (Phil Barkdoll)Oldsmobile1693690engine067
334157   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac1683660crash064
343090   Chad Little Donlavey Racing   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1683630crash061
35338   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1656275running058
363631   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Pontiac1644220crash055
372788   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac1476140crash052
383818   Ron Esau Tri-Star Motorsports   (Mark Smith)Pontiac1173460crash0 
393523   Eddie Bierschwale Americraft   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile524005engine046
402829   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac375375crash043
412452   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac53375engine040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0H.L. WatersChevrolet
Dave Mader III20Dick BahrePontiac
Philip Duffie32U.S. Duffie Sand & GravelPhilip DuffieBuick
Rodney Combs34Ken AllenBuick
Mickey Gibbs48GMACTom WinklePontiac
Tony Spanos49Hylton RacingJames HyltonBuick
Butch Miller51Fruit of the LoomLeroy ThroopChevrolet
Rick Mast66Mach 1 RacingBill EdwardsChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Ken Ragan77Jasper Engines & TransmissionsMarvin RaganFord
Jimmy Horton80Miles ConcreteGeorge SmithPontiac
Bobby Gerhart85JamesBobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet
Walter Surma86Walter SurmaChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13939  
40423   #29 accident turn 4 
439957  
1001045   #84 spun turn 2 
10511814  
1191213   #84 spun turn 2 
1221221  
1231264   #18 spun turn 4 
12715125  
1521543   #88 accident turn 2 
15516410  
1651673   #31 spun backstretch 
1681714  
1721765   #2,10,16,26,30,42,43,57,73,90 accident turn 4 
17718812  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.8%             Average green flag run: 20.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett111
  Davey Allison243
  Neil Bonnett551
  Darrell Waltrip672
  Davey Allison8169
  Dale Earnhardt17171
  Davey Allison183922
  Rusty Wallace40423
  Darrell Waltrip43431
  Ken Schrader446017
  Morgan Shepherd61655
  Davey Allison668520
  Ken Schrader86872
  Mark Martin88881
  Terry Labonte89902
  Davey Allison91955
  Ken Schrader9610611
  Davey Allison1071071
  Ken Schrader1081125
  Morgan Shepherd1131142
  Terry Labonte1151162
  Davey Allison1171182
  Rusty Wallace1191268
  Dale Earnhardt1271271
  Davey Allison12815023
  Neil Bonnett1511544
  Morgan Shepherd15517925
  Davey Allison1801889

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1376    
2   Darrell Waltrip 1299   -77  
3   Geoffrey Bodine 1298   -78  
4   Alan Kulwicki 1271   -105  
5   Rusty Wallace 1238   -138  
6   Davey Allison 1222   -154  
7   Mark Martin 1213   -163  
8   Sterling Marlin 1199   -177  
9   Rick Wilson 1107   -269  
10   Harry Gant 1090   -286  
11   Dick Trickle 1083   -293  
12   Terry Labonte 1070   -306  
13   Ken Schrader 1068   -308  
14   Bill Elliott 1051   -325  
15   Ricky Rudd 1017   -359  
16   Lake Speed 995   -381  
17   Michael Waltrip 991   -385  
18   Morgan Shepherd 989   -387  
19   Neil Bonnett 983   -393  
20   Phil Parsons 916   -460