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1988 First Union 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 29
Sunday, April 17, 1988 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:24
Average Speed: 99.075 mph
Pole Speed: 117.322 mph
Cautions: 5 for 20 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.51 sec
Attendance: 31,500
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 111   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40048,050running142180
2 726   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick40021,025running3175
3103   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40022,115running235175
4 327   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40014,650running0160
5 621   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford40012,965running0155
6 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac3989,560running0150
71255   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3986,760running0146
82028   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford39810,715running0142
9135   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3985,610running0138
10 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford39712,010running19139
11 525   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3977,280running0130
121533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3975,105running0127
131715   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford3979,130running0124
141817   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3967,475running0121
15167   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3965,330running0118
162244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile3964,580running0115
171190   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3954,455running0112
18318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3945,380running0109
19 875   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3948,330running1111
202712   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3938,805running0103
212129   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile3931,510running0100
222468   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford3923,785running097
232597   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick3912,685running094
24232   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3902,860running091
251971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3883,660running088
262683   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3841,485running085
273210   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Chevrolet3841,660running082
28284   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3811,985running079
29 46   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3271,335running076
302952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2632,760brakes073
313088   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1302,810rear end070
321430   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac244,760engine067

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gary Brooks00
Bill Meacham04
Doug French09
Alan Russell20
Brad Teague31Slender You Figure SalonsBob ClarkOldsmobile
Glenn Moffat46
Rick Jeffrey67Pannill KnittingBuddy ArringtonFord
Jeff McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Jay Sommers78Chevrolet
Brad Noffsinger98SunocoMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474  
86760  
68714  
7210837  
1091124  
11317462  
1751784  
17920628  
2072104  
211400190  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.0%             Average green flag run: 63.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte111
  Bill Elliott21918
  Terry Labonte20201
  Bill Elliott21211
  Terry Labonte226847
  Neil Bonnett69691
  Dale Earnhardt7010940
  Terry Labonte11015849
  Dale Earnhardt159344186
  Terry Labonte3453462
  Ricky Rudd3473493
  Dale Earnhardt3503589
  Terry Labonte35940042

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1059    
2   Rusty Wallace 1006   -53  
3   Bill Elliott 999   -60  
4   Sterling Marlin 992   -67  
5   Neil Bonnett 979   -80  
6   Bobby Allison 943   -116  
7   Terry Labonte 932   -127  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 882   -177  
9   Ken Schrader 879   -180  
10   Darrell Waltrip 872   -187  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 860   -199  
12   Ricky Rudd 841   -218  
13   Kyle Petty 828   -231  
14   Davey Allison 820   -239  
15   Buddy Baker 816   -243  
16   Phil Parsons 798   -261  
17   Lake Speed 779   -280  
18   Alan Kulwicki 772   -287  
19   Mark Martin 726   -333  
20   Dave Marcis 715   -344