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1983 Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 30
Sunday, March 13, 1983 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:25:30
Average Speed: 113.055 mph
Pole Speed: 143.413 mph
Cautions: 10 for 94 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.5 cl
Attendance: 37,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49224,150running48180
2 69   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford49214,990running10175
31111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49217,760running3170
4171   Lake Speed UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4895,110running0160
5 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick48912,335running0155
6 13   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4898,465running30155
71327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4883,235running2151
9 528   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4867,335running161148
81990   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4866,645running1147
10 322   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Chevrolet48410,695running21139
12 275   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4835,155rear end153132
11 82   Mark Martin Valvring   (Jim Stacy)Buick4848,510running0130
132717   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4775,190running0124
142952   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4734,480running0121
15157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4684,370running0118
163474   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Buick4661,840running0115
172326   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick4571,785running0112
191888   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4014,750crash57111
183202   D.K. Ulrich Price Racing   (Bud Reeder)Buick4163,900running0109
20 947   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick3953,550running0103
212864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3823,195crash0100
223167   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler3553,145rear end097
232018   Slick Johnson Satterfield Racing   (Leon Satterfield)Buick3071,425rear end094
241444   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2793,055engine091
25268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Bobby Hillin, Sr.Buick2501,345rear end088
26246   Jim Sauter Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick2382,965oil pump085
272541   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac2191,265engine082
283320   Rick Newsom Bull Frog Knits   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet1991,225engine079
291098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick1763,685crash076
303070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1572,145engine073
312148   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1412,655engine070
33 415   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford738,000crash669
321621   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1081,390engine067
342271   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet388,410engine061
353506   Ernie Cline Brochure Furniture   (Ernie Cline)Pontiac35910crash058

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
233816  
394810  
497224  
73775  
7811033  
1111188  
11913820  
13914911  
15017829  
17919012  
19127080  
2712744  
275402128  
40341311  
41445138  
4524598  
46047617  
4774793  
48049213  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.1%             Average green flag run: 39.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd12929
  Dale Earnhardt30356
  Cale Yarborough36394
  Neil Bonnett407334
  Dick Brooks74741
  Cale Yarborough7511036
  Ricky Rudd1111111
  Tim Richmond1121121
  Neil Bonnett11312614
  Cale Yarborough12714418
  Neil Bonnett1451539
  Bobby Allison15416815
  Cale Yarborough16917911
  Tim Richmond1801801
  Cale Yarborough18125171
  Neil Bonnett2522598
  Geoffrey Bodine26027112
  Bobby Allison2722721
  Geoffrey Bodine27329321
  Neil Bonnett29437279
  Bobby Allison3733775
  Geoffrey Bodine37840124
  Neil Bonnett4024032
  Darrell Waltrip4044052
  Richard Petty40642217
  Neil Bonnett4234297
  Cale Yarborough43045021
  Richard Petty4514522
  Darrell Waltrip4534531
  Bill Elliott45446310
  Richard Petty46449229

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 500    
2   Bobby Allison 457   -43  
3   Dick Brooks 431   -69  
4   Neil Bonnett 404   -96  
5   Joe Ruttman 402   -98  
6   Richard Petty 376   -124  
7   Buddy Baker 371   -129  
8   Harry Gant 367   -133  
9   Lake Speed 366   -134  
10   Jimmy Means 357   -143  
11   Geoffrey Bodine 354   -146  
12   Terry Labonte 338   -162  
13   Ricky Rudd 335   -165  
14   Cale Yarborough 328   -172  
15   Ron Bouchard 315   -185  
16   Buddy Arrington 315   -185  
17   Kyle Petty 308   -192  
18   Dale Earnhardt 307   -193  
19   Tim Richmond 303   -197  
20   Darrell Waltrip 301   -199