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1983 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 30
Sunday, July 31, 1983 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:55:52
Average Speed: 170.611 mph
Pole Speed: 201.744 mph
Cautions: 2 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 cl
Attendance: 95,000
Lead changes: 46

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
24 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1405,820engine2196
8 29   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford1878,445running0142
22 355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1512,880ignition1102
1 415   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford18846,950running41185
7 590   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1879,575running0146
28 621   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford693,770brakes3084
29 744   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet645,045crank2081
10 84   Mark Martin Jim Magill   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet1865,775running0134
6 988   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac18812,445running2155
21011   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18832,965running21175
26111   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet902,390piston085
41243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18817,475running3165
11137   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1867,205running0130
351475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet18,350engine058
251516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet1272,450valve088
361629   Grant Adcox Adcox Racing   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet11,790crash055
16173   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1825,750running0115
31827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18820,680running41175
121947   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1856,860running0127
312084   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet372,090oil pressure070
152198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1827,125running0118
212217   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1675,555engine0100
52333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick18817,650running0155
92422   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick18612,925running8143
182567   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1785,315running0109
172648   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1815,510lug bolts0112
342774   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet51,935crash061
332824   Cecil Gordon Talladega Short Track   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler132,020ignition064
142977   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1833,575running0121
373031   Billie Harvey Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Buick11,730crash052
13318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick1845,300running0124
27322   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick789,930engine082
19336   Al Elmore Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1744,785running0106
383464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford12,670crash049
303576   Mike Potter Cam Farm / Larry's   (Mike Potter)Oldsmobile602,150overheating073
323671   Dave Marcis Hudson / Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet229,430push rod067
203741   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1733,000running0103
233870   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1444,325running094
403978   Dick Skillen Truss Builders   (Tom Goff)Pontiac11,450crash043
394046   Travis Tiller Intermtn. Video Stms.   (Travis Tiller)Chevrolet11,610crash046

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
31412   #12,29,31,46,64,71,74,76,78 accident turn 4 
156450  
65684   #44 engine 
69188120  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.5%             Average green flag run: 57.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Benny Parsons111
  Terry Labonte21817
  Dale Earnhardt19191
  Buddy Baker20201
  Cale Yarborough21211
  Dale Earnhardt22221
  Buddy Baker23231
  Cale Yarborough24241
  Dale Earnhardt25251
  Buddy Baker263712
  Terry Labonte38381
  Tim Richmond39479
  Buddy Baker48481
  Terry Labonte49491
  Buddy Baker505910
  Terry Labonte60601
  Dale Earnhardt61611
  Buddy Baker62665
  Dale Earnhardt67693
  Tim Richmond70701
  Bobby Allison71711
  Tim Richmond72754
  Dale Earnhardt76805
  Tim Richmond81811
  Cale Yarborough8210019
  Darrell Waltrip1011022
  Tim Richmond1031031
  Bobby Allison1041063
  Dale Earnhardt10711913
  Geoffrey Bodine1201212
  Richard Petty1221232
  Dale Earnhardt1241252
  Tim Richmond1261305
  Darrell Waltrip1311355
  Tim Richmond1361405
  Bobby Allison1411444
  Dale Earnhardt1451451
  Tim Richmond1461494
  Dale Earnhardt1501501
  Richard Petty1511511
  Dale Earnhardt15216211
  Tim Richmond1631675
  Darrell Waltrip1681714
  Tim Richmond1721776
  Darrell Waltrip17818710
  Dale Earnhardt1881881

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2947    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2777   -170  
3   Harry Gant 2678   -269  
4   Bill Elliott 2677   -270  
5   Richard Petty 2604   -343  
6   Neil Bonnett 2483   -464  
7   Joe Ruttman 2326   -621  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2309   -638  
9   Ricky Rudd 2303   -644  
10   Terry Labonte 2302   -645  
11   Dick Brooks 2234   -713  
12   Tim Richmond 2181   -766  
13   Dave Marcis 2115   -832  
14   Kyle Petty 2071   -876  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 1972   -975  
16   Buddy Arrington 1970   -977  
17   Ron Bouchard 1963   -984  
18   Sterling Marlin 1946   -1001  
19   Jimmy Means 1933   -1014  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1724   -1223