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1986 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 29
Friday, July 4, 1986 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:01:56
Average Speed: 131.916 mph
Pole Speed: 203.519 mph
Cautions: 8 for 58 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.35 sec
Attendance: 78,000
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 925   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16058,655running18180
2211   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet16037,700running6175
3 88   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick16024,545running0165
42311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet16024,750running2165
5137   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford16019,725running4160
63315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford16017,200running0150
72926   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick16012,300running0146
81227   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac16014,150running0142
91166   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1607,600running0138
103235   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Bill Terry)Ford1607,600running0134
111712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet16013,515running1135
123890   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1609,845running0127
132275   Jody Ridley Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac1608,615running0124
14 388   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1606,645running31126
15 622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick15911,580running3123
16 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford15913,675running1120
17 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1596,975running5117
183923   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1593,520running0109
191444   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile15910,320running0106
203071   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac1598,455running0103
21254   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1583,045running0100
221943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1566,595running097
23416   Jim Sauter Finky's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1556,210running0 
243752   Jimmy Means Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1555,950running196
253567   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1545,790running088
264029   Grant Adcox Herb AdcoxChevrolet1542,195running085
27 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15114,895crash6992
282717   Pancho Carter K-Mart / Wynn's Oil   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1505,100running079
29185   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1479,995engine1681
304264   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1454,860crash0 
312633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet14310,645engine070
32202   Rodney Combs Solder Seal / Gunk   (Robert Harrington)Chevrolet1302,020brakes067
33340   Doug Heveron Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet1062,045clutch169
342877   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet921,970transmission061
353154   Eddie Bierschwale Systems Support   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet831,945engine058
36 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile782,120engine260
37 747   Morgan Shepherd Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick501,895handling052
381018   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet332,625engine049
393610   Greg Sacks TRW   (DiGard)Chevrolet331,845crash046
402481   Chet Fillip Circle Bar Truck Corral   (Tom Mitchell)Ford141,870crash043
411698   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac131,820crash040
421514   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile21,820engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Harold Marks
Brad Teague
Ronnie Thomas
Blackie Wangerin
Phil BarkdollFord
Rick NewsomChevrolet
James HyltonChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker122
  Dale Earnhardt31311
  Bobby Allison14152
  Cale Yarborough16205
  Dale Earnhardt21299
  Tim Richmond30323
  Dale Earnhardt33353
  Geoffrey Bodine36394
  Dale Earnhardt40401
  Jimmy Means41411
  Dale Earnhardt42465
  Geoffrey Bodine475812
  Buddy Baker59613
  Dale Earnhardt62621
  Darrell Waltrip63631
  Benny Parsons64652
  Dale Earnhardt66661
  Buddy Baker678519
  Dale Earnhardt86861
  Neil Bonnett87871
  Doug Heveron88881
  Dale Earnhardt8912537
  Bill Elliott1261261
  Sterling Marlin1271293
  Bobby Allison1301301
  Sterling Marlin1311333
  Kyle Petty1341374
  Darrell Waltrip1381381
  Bobby Hillin, Jr.1391391
  Tim Richmond1401456
  Buddy Baker1461527
  Tim Richmond1531608

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2344    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2166   -178  
3   Tim Richmond 2045   -299  
4   Bill Elliott 2037   -307  
5   Bobby Allison 2033   -311  
6   Rusty Wallace 1998   -346  
7   Ricky Rudd 1958   -386  
8   Terry Labonte 1859   -485  
9   Harry Gant 1858   -486  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1815   -529  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 1782   -562  
12   Kyle Petty 1775   -569  
13   Richard Petty 1712   -632  
14   Joe Ruttman 1672   -672  
15   Ken Schrader 1617   -727  
16   Neil Bonnett 1600   -744  
17   Morgan Shepherd 1440   -904  
18   Dave Marcis 1395   -949  
19   Michael Waltrip 1320   -1024  
20   Tommy Ellis 1310   -1034