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1983 Champion Spark Plug 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 30
Sunday, August 21, 1983 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:42
Average Speed: 147.511 mph
Pole Speed: 162.437 mph
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.5 sec
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Terry Labonte44Chevrolet44.325   162.437    
2   Bill Elliott9Ford44.346   162.360    
3   Geoffrey Bodine88Pontiac44.357   162.319    
4   Ron Bouchard47Buick44.400   162.162    
5   Phil Parsons66Chevrolet44.409   162.129    
6   David Pearson16Chevrolet44.436   162.031    
7   Cale Yarborough28Chevrolet44.492   161.827    
8   Tim Richmond27Pontiac44.497   161.809    
9   Ricky Rudd3Chevrolet44.504   161.783    
10   Benny Parsons55Chevrolet44.549   161.620    
11   Darrell Waltrip11Chevrolet44.569   161.547    
12   Dick Brooks90Ford44.597   161.446    
13   Dale Earnhardt15Ford44.599   161.439    
14   Neil Bonnett75Chevrolet44.623   161.352    
15   Bobby Allison22Buick44.634   161.312    
16   Harry Gant33Buick44.695   161.092    
17   Joe Ruttman98Buick44.757   160.869    
18   Buddy Baker21Ford44.816   160.657    
19   Buddy Arrington67Dodge44.879   160.431    
20   Richard Petty43Pontiac44.913   160.310    
21   Dave Marcis71Chevrolet45.058   159.794    
22   Jody Ridley84Chevrolet45.171   159.394    
23   Trevor Boys48Chevrolet45.227   159.197    
24   Lake Speed1Chevrolet45.243   159.141    
25   Sterling Marlin17Pontiac45.327   158.846    
26   Bobby Hillin, Jr.8Buick45.470   158.346    
27   Greg Sacks5Chevrolet45.499   158.245    
28   Lennie Pond52Buick45.541   158.099    
29   Kyle Petty7Pontiac45.546   158.082    
30   Dean Combs77Buick45.555   158.057    
31   Morgan Shepherd2Buick45.574   157.985    
32   J.D. McDuffie70Pontiac45.615   157.843    
33   Bob Senneker80Pontiac45.643   157.746    
34   D.K. Ulrich02Pontiac45.947   156.702    
35   Mark Martin4Oldsmobile45.996   156.535    
36   Eddie Bierschwale03Buick46.083   156.240    
37   Tommy Gale64Ford47.812   150.590   PR
38   Bobby Wawak74Buick46.148   156.020    
39   Joe Booher18Buick46.473   154.930    
40   Billie Harvey31Buick46.548   154.680    
41   Mike Potter02Pontiac46.617   154.450    
42   David Simko54Buick46.896   153.530    
43   Blackie Wangerin39Ford47.406   151.880    
44   Ronnie Thomas41Pontiac47.660   151.070    
45   Natz Peters60Buick49.696   144.840    
46   Jeff Halverson13Buick   .000    
47   Al Elmore6Buick   .000    
48   Clark Dwyer10Chevrolet   .000    
49   H.B. Bailey36Pontiac   .000    
50   Maurice Randall93Chrysler   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Ronnie Thomas, Natz Peters, Blackie Wangerin, David Sisco, Jeff Halverson, Al Elmore, Joe Booher, Bobby Wawak, Billie Harvey