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1983 Richmond 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 30
Sunday, February 27, 1983 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:45
Average Speed: 79.584 mph
Pole Speed: 93.439 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.1 sec
Attendance: 23,500
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Chevrolet40023,725running117180
2 815   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford40016,575running81175
31375   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4009,975running1170
4 788   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3998,445running1165
51233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick39911,260running6160
6189   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford3985,660running0150
7 298   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick3988,075running161156
81043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3987,210running0142
91671   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3978,360running0138
101921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3962,510running0134
112101   Butch Lindley Miller Time   (Emanuel Zervakis)Buick3962,485running7135
12 547   Ron Bouchard Foster Grant   (Jack Beebe)Buick3963,940running0127
131790   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3953,600running0124
14317   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3953,410running0121
15111   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3951,530running0118
162852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3933,140running0115
172727   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3921,320running0112
182517   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac3913,520running0109
19156   Jim Sauter Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3892,665running0106
203267   Buddy Arrington Jim Peacock   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3802,400running0103
212348   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3722,705running0100
22 344   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3591,710running097
232041   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3561,015running094
24 92   Mark Martin Valvring   (Jim Stacy)Buick3447,270running091
252970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2981,425running088
262692   Joe Fields Fields Racing   (Joe Fields)Buick284880running085
272218   Slick Johnson The Pioneer   (Leon Satterfield)Buick2471,000engine082
28 13   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1773,615engine2684
29 411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1499,295rear end076
301429   Dave Dion Champion Buses   (Dave Dion)Ford50700crash073
312435   Morgan Shepherd Beahr Racing   (Wayne Beahr)Ford50850head gasket00
323002   Tommy Gale Midlothian Texaco   (Bud Reeder)Buick501,200crash067

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rick Newsom20Bull Frog KnitsRick NewsomChevrolet
Cecil Gordon24Gordon RacingCecil GordonChrysler
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Jerry Bowman58Bowman RacingJerry BowmanFord
Tommy Gale64Sunny King Ford & HondaElmo LangleyFord
Bobby Wawak74Superior PipingBobby WawakBuick
Darryl Sage86Sage RacingLee SageChevrolet
Jimmy Walker96Walker EnterprisesWill CronkriteBuick

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd11111
  Joe Ruttman125443
  Dale Earnhardt55595
  Bobby Allison60678
  Geoffrey Bodine68681
  Ricky Rudd698214
  Butch Lindley83897
  Ricky Rudd90901
  Joe Ruttman91193103
  Bobby Allison19423138
  Harry Gant2322376
  Dale Earnhardt2382458
  Neil Bonnett2462461
  Joe Ruttman24726115
  Dale Earnhardt26232968
  Bobby Allison33040071

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Joe Ruttman 326    
2   Bill Elliott 325   -1  
3   Bobby Allison 318   -8  
4   Buddy Baker 304   -22  
5   Dick Brooks 284   -42  
6   Neil Bonnett 272   -54  
7   Terry Labonte 247   -79  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 243   -83  
9   Dale Earnhardt 238   -88  
10   Jimmy Means 236   -90  
11   Buddy Arrington 218   -108  
12   Jim Sauter 215   -111  
13   Harry Gant 212   -114  
14   Ron Bouchard 212   -114  
15   Lake Speed 206   -120  
16   Ronnie Thomas 206   -120  
17   Dave Marcis 205   -121  
18   Richard Petty 196   -130  
19   James Hylton 194   -132  
20   Kyle Petty 190   -136