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1988 Talladega DieHard 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 29
Sunday, July 31, 1988 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:12
Average Speed: 154.505 mph
Pole Speed: 196.274 mph
Cautions: 8 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 86,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 725   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18867,920running8180
2 45   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18839,915running0170
3 63   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18837,775running37170
4254   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile18820,075running0160
52227   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18823,215running0155
6 244   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile18814,800running0150
7206   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford18810,675running0146
8 89   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18816,220running1147
91629   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1888,520running5143
101488   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile18811,370running1139
111255   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1889,440running3135
121714   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1885,470running3132
133083   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1886,650running1129
142111   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18812,680running0121
151321   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18812,175running0118
161833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet1887,865running0115
17118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1887,505running0112
183771   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1887,395running1114
19327   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford1887,110running0106
202730   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1877,505running0103
213443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1876,635running0100
224098   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1874,725running097
232352   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1876,365running199
244268   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford1876,230running091
251512   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick18610,520running088
263873   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Motorsports   (Phil Barkdoll)Chevrolet1863,355running085
274190   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1865,935running082
283315   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford18511,825running079
292897   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick1843,165running076
303677   Ken Ragan Bob Beard   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1763,105running073
312423   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1753,045running070
32312   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1653,235running067
33 117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16232,675engine12374
341901   Mickey Gibbs Gibbs-West Tractor   (Don Gibbs)Ford1603,955clutch266
353910   Ken Bouchard Bob WhitcombFord1482,790oil pan058
362967   Ron Esau Pannill Sweatshirts   (Buddy Arrington)Chevrolet1414,755fan blade0 
37261   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1412,795engine157
381050   Greg Sacks Dingman BrothersPontiac1332,630engine049
39 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford8812,270engine151
40 575   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac679,560crash043
41 926   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick455,135engine040
423531   Joe Ruttman Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile333,110engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Philip Duffie32Bob BeardPhilip DuffieBuick
Mark Gibson59Pontiac
Hut Stricklin76Jaehne MotorsportsSkip JaehneOldsmobile
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Slick Johnson95Sadler RacingSadler BrothersChevrolet
Larry Moyer07HootersJohn StarkPontiac
Rick Jeffrey86SlenderizersDoreen JeffreyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12121  
22232  
244118  
42443  
456824  
69746  
75839  
84874  
88914  
92954  
9611217  
1131164  
11712711  
1281303  
13114616  
1471515  
15218837  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 17.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11313
  Davey Allison14141
  Dale Earnhardt15151
  Darrell Waltrip16161
  Dale Earnhardt17204
  Mickey Gibbs21222
  Phil Parsons23242
  Darrell Waltrip253612
  Dale Earnhardt37371
  Darrell Waltrip38414
  Dale Jarrett42421
  Jimmy Means43431
  Darrell Waltrip44452
  Bill Elliott46461
  Darrell Waltrip476721
  Dave Marcis68681
  Ken Schrader69691
  Cale Yarborough70745
  Phil Parsons75751
  Darrell Waltrip76838
  Buddy Baker84841
  Darrell Waltrip8511127
  Dale Earnhardt1121176
  Darrell Waltrip1181269
  Lake Speed1271271
  A.J. Foyt1281303
  Darrell Waltrip13114616
  Ken Schrader1471526
  Darrell Waltrip15316210
  Dale Earnhardt16318725
  Ken Schrader1881881

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 2518    
2   Bill Elliott 2507   -11  
3   Dale Earnhardt 2485   -33  
4   Ken Schrader 2331   -187  
5   Terry Labonte 2309   -209  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2264   -254  
7   Sterling Marlin 2145   -373  
8   Phil Parsons 2137   -381  
9   Darrell Waltrip 2128   -390  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2059   -459  
11   Buddy Baker 2056   -462  
12   Mark Martin 1983   -535  
13   Ricky Rudd 1930   -588  
14   Davey Allison 1906   -612  
15   Kyle Petty 1891   -627  
16   Lake Speed 1825   -693  
17   Alan Kulwicki 1819   -699  
18   Neil Bonnett 1770   -748  
19   Richard Petty 1729   -789  
20   Michael Waltrip 1721   -797