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1985 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 28
Sunday, November 3, 1985 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:34
Average Speed: 139.597 mph
Pole Speed: 167.94 mph
Cautions: 6 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.25 sec
Attendance: 56,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32857,650running175185
2 928   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford32829,600running137175
3 611   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32821,125running2170
4133   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32815,300running0160
51416   Morgan Shepherd Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3277,150running0155
6 444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet32715,025running0150
72075   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3278,805running0146
8 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet32715,675running14147
91577   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick32710,150running0138
10 543   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac32610,675running0134
11 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32610,915running0130
122712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3269,005running0127
131788   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3266,490running0124
142966   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet3252,385running0121
152690   Ken Schrader Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3256,560running0118
161147   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3255,730running0115
172127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3247,510running0112
183121   Rick Wilson Hoss EllingtonChevrolet3211,945running0109
19108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3203,670running0106
201667   Buddy Arrington Motorsports Design   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3195,250running0103
21342   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3175,560engine0100
222538   Alan Kulwicki Hardee's   (Bill Terry)Ford3171,565running097
232845   Rick Baldwin Morris Racing   (Bob Morris)Pontiac3161,485running094
24396   Eddie Bierschwale V-R Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3144,110running091
253631   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford3081,425running088
262422   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Buick3051,295running085
274070   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3053,810running082
283871   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2724,010running079
29237   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2673,970crash076
303072   Sammy Swindell Sizzler   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac2421,175crash073
31 715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford2087,650piston070
32124   Joe Ruttman Folger's Decaffeinated   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1981,125valve067
33 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet1901,200axle064
343717   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1813,335engine061
351899   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet1721,065oil pump058
363518   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1641,050engine055
374249   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1353,270engine052
382214   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1171,020crash049
391923   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet921,005crash046
404164   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford902,490crash043
413352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac642,490engine040
42321   Davey Allison Lancaster Premium   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet52990engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Buddie Boys
Jerry Holden
Jim Sauter
Doug Heveron
Ron Esau
Jim Southard50U.S. RacingJim SouthardBuick
Bobby Wawak
Jim Robinson
John Haver
Blackie Wangerin

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Harry Gant11010
  Bill Elliott114535
  Harry Gant46494
  Bill Elliott509647
  Darrell Waltrip97971
  Bill Elliott9813336
  Cale Yarborough134253120
  Bill Elliott2542596
  Darrell Waltrip2602601
  Cale Yarborough2612666
  Bill Elliott2672704
  Cale Yarborough27128111
  Bill Elliott28232847

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4141    
2   Bill Elliott 4121   -20  
3   Harry Gant 3863   -278  
4   Neil Bonnett 3727   -414  
5   Geoffrey Bodine 3707   -434  
6   Ricky Rudd 3677   -464  
7   Terry Labonte 3503   -638  
8   Kyle Petty 3441   -700  
9   Dale Earnhardt 3401   -740  
10   Lake Speed 3364   -777  
11   Tim Richmond 3361   -780  
12   Bobby Allison 3200   -941  
13   Ron Bouchard 3133   -1008  
14   Richard Petty 2998   -1143  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2967   -1174  
16   Ken Schrader 2930   -1211  
17   Buddy Baker 2928   -1213  
18   Rusty Wallace 2812   -1329  
19   Dave Marcis 2762   -1379  
20   Buddy Arrington 2683   -1458