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1983 Budweiser 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 13 of 30
Sunday, June 5, 1983 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:49:35
Average Speed: 88.063 mph
Pole Speed: 116.421 mph
Cautions: 5 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 7 sec
Attendance: 32,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 43   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet9524,530running57185
2199   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford9514,655running0170
3 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick9514,775running3170
41515   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford9511,475running0160
52090   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford956,760running0155
6237   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac955,450running1155
7 111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet9513,950running5151
8132   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick959,900running0142
91773   Bill Schmitt Mountain Dew   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet943,680running0138
10 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac938,250running0134
112178   Jim Robinson Hammer Security Systems   (Lois Williams)Oldsmobile923,770running0130
121271   Dave Marcis Miller Brothers   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac929,100running0127
131175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet907,600running0124
142603   Glenn Francis Guy-Co Tools   (Trent Francis)Pontiac901,550running0121
153783   Sumner McKnight Chuck E. Cheese   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet902,860running0118
16286   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick903,700running0115
173467   Buddy Arrington Direct Connection   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler903,540running0112
183352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet893,330running0109
193594   Bob Kennedy Erlich Motors   (Phil Kord)Chevrolet891,990running0106
202438   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick881,930engine0103
212513   Doug Wheeler W & W Machine   (Matt Puskarich)Buick881,870running0100
221022   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick879,150running097
23 796   Jim Bown Wholesale Turck Parts   (Bill Morehart)Buick811,100crank094
242770   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac742,710rear end091
253017   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac732,500engine088
261804   Hershel McGriff Antioch Speedway   (Gary Smith)Buick72950oil pump085
271408   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac66900running082
28 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac652,375oil line884
29 588   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac642,850suspension1581
302251   Scott Miller J.W. Mitchell   (Scott Miller)Pontiac61825clutch073
31 344   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet511,800crash070
323148   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet501,775crash172
333241   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac41750engine064
34 998   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick401,725engine566
352966   Ron Esau Lee & Humphries   (Jack Lee)Buick38700crank058
361664   Randy Becker J-L Machine Shop   (Robert Palmer)Buick231,700crash055
373635   Pat Mintey Grimes & Son   (Pat Mintey)Pontiac3700overheating052

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip133
  Ricky Rudd4107
  Darrell Waltrip11122
  Kyle Petty13131
  Geoffrey Bodine142815
  Trevor Boys29291
  Joe Ruttman30345
  Harry Gant35362
  Ricky Rudd37404
  Tim Richmond41488
  Ricky Rudd49535
  Harry Gant54541
  Ricky Rudd559541

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1978    
2   Bill Elliott 1845   -133  
3   Harry Gant 1835   -143  
4   Richard Petty 1830   -148  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1809   -169  
6   Neil Bonnett 1805   -173  
7   Joe Ruttman 1713   -265  
8   Dick Brooks 1571   -407  
9   Ricky Rudd 1562   -416  
10   Terry Labonte 1491   -487  
11   Jimmy Means 1490   -488  
12   Dale Earnhardt 1463   -515  
13   Buddy Arrington 1454   -524  
14   Dave Marcis 1431   -547  
15   Kyle Petty 1396   -582  
16   Sterling Marlin 1325   -653  
17   Ron Bouchard 1320   -658  
18   Geoffrey Bodine 1290   -688  
19   Tim Richmond 1256   -722  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1137   -841