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1983 Coca-Cola 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 30
Sunday, March 27, 1983 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 4:01:27
Average Speed: 124.055 mph
Pole Speed: 167.703 mph
Cautions: 7 for 62 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.5 sec
Attendance: 48,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet32833,300running78180
2 675   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet32834,530running83180
3 221   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford32812,125running0165
4 598   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick32813,620running10165
51143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32812,650running76160
61490   Dick Brooks Simoniz   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3288,575running18155
7122   Mark Martin Valvring   (Jim Stacy)Buick32812,400running0146
8 944   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3287,265running0142
91627   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3275,000running0138
10203   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3266,805running0134
111933   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick32610,475running0130
121547   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick3255,360running0127
132971   Dave Marcis Atlantic Building System   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3249,800running0124
141755   Benny Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Buick3232,300engine11126
15261   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3232,375running0118
162467   Buddy Arrington Landmark   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3234,725running1120
172384   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Buick3201,965running0112
183374   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick3201,830running0109
19358   Bobby Hillin, Jr. B.J. Racing   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick3182,225running0106
203686   Darryl Sage Sage Racing   (Lee Sage)Chevrolet3181,620running0103
213126   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick3151,515running0100
223736   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3151,410running097
231364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3123,770running094
244141   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3111,300running091
25 422   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick3039,270engine088
263903   Eddie Bierschwale Indian Hill Park   (Don Bierschwale)Buick2891,240engine085
274057   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Buick2811,210crash082
282580   Bob Senneker Elk Vans   (Terry Marra)Pontiac2771,180crash079
29276   Jim Sauter Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet2753,400crash076
30 39   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford2723,165engine073
312817   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet2702,880crash070
323852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick2702,855crash067
33 815   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford2468,075engine3469
341818   Slick Johnson Leon SatterfieldBuick2421,060running061
35217   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2042,800oil pump163
363419   J.D. McDuffie Bojangles'   (Henley Gray)Buick1771,030valve055
373054   David Simko Mound Steel   (Elmer Simko)Oldsmobile1541,315engine052
381014   A.J. Foyt Foyt Enterprises   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet1391,000valve049
393224   Jim Vandiver J.S. Dismuke   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler791,985crash046
40 711   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4010,920engine043
41 188   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac185,905valve1645

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine11616
  Neil Bonnett175337
  Dick Brooks54541
  Buddy Arrington55551
  Richard Petty568833
  Kyle Petty89891
  Richard Petty9013243
  Dale Earnhardt13314614
  Cale Yarborough1471537
  Dick Brooks1541618
  Dale Earnhardt1621687
  Benny Parsons1691691
  Dale Earnhardt17018213
  Cale Yarborough18323351
  Neil Bonnett2342363
  Cale Yarborough2372382
  Benny Parsons2392391
  Dick Brooks2402489
  Joe Ruttman24925810
  Neil Bonnett25930143
  Benny Parsons3023109
  Cale Yarborough31132818

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dick Brooks 586    
2   Neil Bonnett 584   -2  
3   Bill Elliott 573   -13  
4   Joe Ruttman 567   -19  
5   Bobby Allison 545   -41  
6   Buddy Baker 536   -50  
7   Richard Petty 536   -50  
8   Cale Yarborough 508   -78  
9   Harry Gant 497   -89  
10   Lake Speed 484   -102  
11   Terry Labonte 480   -106  
12   Ricky Rudd 469   -117  
13   Mark Martin 446   -140  
14   Ron Bouchard 442   -144  
15   Tim Richmond 441   -145  
16   Buddy Arrington 435   -151  
17   Jimmy Means 424   -162  
18   Geoffrey Bodine 399   -187  
19   Dave Marcis 390   -196  
20   Ronnie Thomas 379   -207