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1988 AC Spark Plug 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 29
Sunday, July 24, 1988 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:04:10
Average Speed: 122.866 mph
Pole Speed: 157.153 mph
Cautions: 5 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: 8.27 sec
Attendance: 72,000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 29   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20053,200running122185
2 425   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20030,725running5175
31228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford20026,275running0165
4 55   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20017,775running28165
51017   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20017,925running6160
6 175   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac20016,600running13155
7 66   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford2008,600running0146
8 37   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford20011,425running0142
91711   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20013,775running15143
102333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet20010,025running8139
11 93   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20015,025running0130
122526   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick2007,875running2132
13134   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2005,575running0124
14 844   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1997,275running0121
151812   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick19910,875running0118
163010   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford1983,925running0115
172430   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1986,675running0112
182021   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford19810,725running0109
193798   Brad Noffsinger Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick1973,100running0106
20 715   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford19711,875running0103
21268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1965,925running0100
22342   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1952,525running097
233288   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1955,525running094
241127   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18911,175running091
252129   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile1883,425running088
264085   Bobby Gerhart James   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet1872,275running085
272831   Joe Ruttman Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile1663,175steering082
281543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1616,525engine184
293680   Jimmy Horton S & H Racing   (George Smith)Ford1412,125engine076
303371   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1284,825engine073
312955   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1194,725engine070
321683   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile924,150crash067
331968   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford915,550crash064
341450   Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Racing   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac911,850suspension061
353190   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford904,425engine058
362297   Rodney Combs AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick781,750engine055
373964   Mike Potter Valley   (Mike Potter)Chevrolet441,700rear end052
382723   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile341,675engine049
393852   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac264,250engine046
403516   Bob Schacht Learn   (Gordon Chilson)Ford51,600engine043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ben Hess
Ron Esau
Tony Spanos48Fleet ServiceJames HyltonBuick
J.D. McDuffie70
Charlie Baker93

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11414  
15162  
172812  
29324  
337947  
8010526  
10612722  
1281303  
13114313  
1441507  
15120050  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.0%             Average green flag run: 26.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Morgan Shepherd122
  Bill Elliott31412
  Morgan Shepherd15162
  Richard Petty17171
  Geoffrey Bodine18181
  Ken Schrader19191
  Bill Elliott20289
  Ricky Rudd29302
  Geoffrey Bodine315727
  Bill Elliott586710
  Darrell Waltrip68681
  Bill Elliott699325
  Harry Gant941018
  Terry Labonte1021054
  Ken Schrader1061061
  Terry Labonte1071082
  Ken Schrader1091091
  Terry Labonte1101189
  Morgan Shepherd1191279
  Bill Elliott12817851
  Ken Schrader1791802
  Darrell Waltrip1811855
  Bill Elliott18620015

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 2363    
2   Bill Elliott 2360   -3  
3   Dale Earnhardt 2315   -48  
4   Terry Labonte 2188   -175  
5   Ken Schrader 2151   -212  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 2094   -269  
7   Darrell Waltrip 2054   -309  
8   Phil Parsons 2002   -361  
9   Sterling Marlin 1995   -368  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1947   -416  
11   Buddy Baker 1917   -446  
12   Ricky Rudd 1890   -473  
13   Davey Allison 1855   -508  
14   Mark Martin 1837   -526  
15   Kyle Petty 1773   -590  
16   Neil Bonnett 1770   -593  
17   Alan Kulwicki 1713   -650  
18   Lake Speed 1696   -667  
19   Dale Jarrett 1662   -701  
20   Bobby Allison 1654   -709