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1988 Busch 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 29
Saturday, August 27, 1988 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:59
Average Speed: 78.775 mph
Pole Speed: 116.893 mph
Cautions: 14 for 83 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 42,000
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50048,500running220185
2 69   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford50029,150running3175
3 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49917,475running15170
41128   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford49916,775running17165
5 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford49916,410running21160
6 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet4977,525running24155
7 417   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet4979,300running3151
82043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4976,300running0142
91727   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac49310,800running0138
10318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4929,050running0134
112897   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick4892,450running0130
121344   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile4815,350running0127
132221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford4797,950running65129
142975   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4767,850running0121
15212   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac4523,450running0118
161926   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick4514,850engine10120
171231   Butch Miller Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile4383,175engine0 
182612   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick4287,525running0109
192355   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile4174,475overheating0106
202483   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3913,425running66108
21 925   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3886,835running0100
221011   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3317,305engine17102
23 84   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2852,435crash094
242720   Dave Mader III Bahre Racing   (Dick Bahre)Pontiac2711,565engine091
251615   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford2528,945crash088
261529   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2072,325crash085
27 26   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford2073,480crash3787
282588   Rick Mast Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile2073,660crash2 
291871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1423,615crash076
301468   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford933,550overheating073
313230   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac542,950engine070
323098   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick11,700crash067

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Potter
Lee Faulk
Ken Bouchard10
Ronnie Thomas41Everide RadiatorRonnie ThomasChevrolet
Jimmy Means52Eureka Vacuum CleanersJimmy MeansPontiac
Morgan Shepherd57Heinz KetchupMorgan ShepherdBuick
J.D. McDuffie70
Tommy Ellis90Sunny KingJunie DonlaveyFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
364  
73327  
34363  
377236  
73764  
7710125  
10211312  
1141229  
1231319  
1321365  
1371404  
1411466  
1471504  
15120959  
21022920  
23024415  
2452484  
2492535  
2542574  
2582603  
2612633  
2642652  
2662672  
26835588  
3563616  
36241857  
4194224  
42350078  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.6%             Average green flag run: 27.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alan Kulwicki111
  Mark Martin21918
  Dale Earnhardt203415
  Geoffrey Bodine354915
  Harry Gant507324
  Rick Mast74752
  Terry Labonte769217
  Dale Earnhardt93986
  Kyle Petty991013
  Geoffrey Bodine1021021
  Mark Martin10311311
  Ricky Rudd11412310
  Mark Martin1241307
  Davey Allison13114717
  Kyle Petty14820962
  Darrell Waltrip2102112
  Lake Speed21225140
  Bill Elliott2522543
  Lake Speed25528026
  Dale Earnhardt28135676
  Darrell Waltrip3573571
  Dale Earnhardt35837013
  Alan Kulwicki37139020
  Dale Earnhardt391500110

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 3027    
2   Rusty Wallace 3011   -16  
3   Dale Earnhardt 2901   -126  
4   Ken Schrader 2702   -325  
5   Terry Labonte 2654   -373  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2640   -387  
7   Sterling Marlin 2544   -483  
8   Phil Parsons 2511   -516  
9   Darrell Waltrip 2504   -523  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2369   -658  
11   Davey Allison 2366   -661  
12   Ricky Rudd 2350   -677  
13   Kyle Petty 2223   -804  
14   Mark Martin 2216   -811  
15   Lake Speed 2140   -887  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2140   -887  
17   Buddy Baker 2056   -971  
18   Richard Petty 2029   -998  
19   Michael Waltrip 2006   -1021  
20   Rick Wilson 1987   -1040