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1989 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 29
Sunday, November 19, 1989 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:33:36
Average Speed: 140.229 mph
Pole Speed: 179.112 mph
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 25.71 sec
Attendance: 78,000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 33   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32881,700running249185
2 75   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32833,625running0170
3 694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile32825,275running5170
4 225   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32818,875running38165
5 817   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32718,800running1160
61642   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac3266,775running0150
7298   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32613,117running0146
82475   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac32613,350running0142
92621   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3268,950running0138
102283   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile32610,925running0134
11232   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3255,750running0130
121010   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac3255,450running0127
13 17   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford32511,250running0124
143326   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick32510,350running1126
15 427   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac32512,875running0118
163729   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac3246,850running0115
172133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile32412,050running0112
18284   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3246,250running0109
193416   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick3234,700running0106
201157   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3224,875running0103
213644   Jim Sauter Group 44   (Bob Tullius)Pontiac3212,550running0100
224002   Rich Bickle Alka-Seltzer   (Rich Bickle)Buick3192,475running097
231415   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3105,350running094
243947   Jack Pennington Springsteen Properties   (Derick Close)Oldsmobile3032,325running091
251828   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford29311,350running393
263030   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac2795,075running085
27139   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford27813,150running082
283543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac2682,925a frame079
291248   Greg Sacks Dinner Bell Foods   (Tom Winkle)Pontiac2572,150engine076
30206   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford2245,625engine073
311766   Rick Mast Winn-Dixie   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2132,050engine070
323822   Grant Adcox Herb Adcox   (Herb Adcox)Oldsmobile1982,040crash067
334271   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1814,705valve064
341520   Rob Moroso Swisher Sweets   (Dick Moroso)Oldsmobile1692,025crash061
35 984   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1384,750engine2963
363114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile941,965engine260
371988   Jimmy Spencer Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac664,575crash052
382501   Mickey Gibbs Gibbs-West Tractor   (Don Gibbs)Ford371,935engine049
392777   Ken Ragan Jasper Engines   (Marvin Ragan)Ford351,930brakes046
40 511   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford298,925engine043
413289   Rodney Combs Evinrude Outboards   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac101,925oil line040
424155   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile84,525engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Meacham04
Patty Moise45Amway Fuel AdditivePatty MoiseBuick
Jimmy Means52Alka-SeltzerJimmy MeansPontiac
Jerry O'Neil53
Eddie Bierschwale62
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffiePontiac
Tracy Leslie90
Norm Benning99O'Neil RacingJerry O'NeilChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13153   #89 accident turns 3/4 
165843  
59646   #43,48,88 accident turn 2 
658319  
84874   debris backstretch 
8817184  
1721765   #20 accident turn 2 
17720327  
20421411   #22 accident turns 1/2 
21522612  
2272326   #6 oil on track 
23332896  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.7%             Average green flag run: 41.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ken Schrader111
  Dale Earnhardt25251
  Davey Allison53542
  Darrell Waltrip55551
  Dick Trickle568429
  Ricky Rudd85851
  A.J. Foyt86872
  Ken Schrader88881
  Dale Earnhardt8914052
  Ken Schrader1411411
  Davey Allison1421421
  Ken Schrader1431453
  Dale Earnhardt14622782
  Sterling Marlin2282325
  Dale Earnhardt2332364
  Ken Schrader2372371
  Dale Earnhardt2382381
  Ken Schrader2392391
  Dale Earnhardt24026223
  Ken Schrader26329230
  Dale Earnhardt29332836

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 4176    
2   Dale Earnhardt 4164   -12  
3   Mark Martin 4058   -118  
4   Darrell Waltrip 3971   -205  
5   Ken Schrader 3786   -390  
6   Bill Elliott 3774   -402  
7   Harry Gant 3610   -566  
8   Ricky Rudd 3608   -568  
9   Geoffrey Bodine 3600   -576  
10   Terry Labonte 3564   -612  
11   Davey Allison 3481   -695  
12   Sterling Marlin 3422   -754  
13   Morgan Shepherd 3403   -773  
14   Alan Kulwicki 3236   -940  
15   Dick Trickle 3203   -973  
16   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3139   -1037  
17   Rick Wilson 3119   -1057  
18   Michael Waltrip 3057   -1119  
19   Brett Bodine 3051   -1125  
20   Neil Bonnett 2995   -1181