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1985 Northwestern Bank 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 28
Sunday, April 21, 1985 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:53
Average Speed: 93.818 mph
Pole Speed: 111.899 mph
Cautions: 6 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 23,700
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2 111   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40027,500running54175
7 244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet39910,735running0146
3 322   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick40012,965running124170
12 47   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford3964,340running0127
1 512   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet40030,025running214185
13 647   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick3954,030running0124
22 72   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3863,725running097
8 83   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3988,340running1147
5 95   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40011,955running3160
6109   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford3999,935running0150
211143   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac3896,235running0100
301288   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile541,810brakes073
41315   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford4009,870running0160
91475   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3985,165running0138
101533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3979,535running0134
151617   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3944,050running0118
161771   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3943,540running0115
111827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3974,635running0130
19198   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3901,105running0106
182064   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3923,270running0109
142190   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3944,380running4126
242270   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3822,605running091
172352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3933,405running0112
202467   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3903,210running0103
29256   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet592,470brakes076
232649   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3862,665running094
272725   Bobby Gerhart Frederick   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet338860engine082
282872   Brent Elliott Elliott Auto Parts   (Kermit Elliott)Buick294860handling079
262900   Ed Sanger Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet358910running085
253023   Dick May Bahre Racing   (Dick Bahre)Buick368985running0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Maurice Randall93
Tommie Crozier85
Ed Baugess68

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip15454
  Ken Schrader55584
  Bobby Allison59160102
  Neil Bonnett16118929
  Dale Earnhardt1901901
  Neil Bonnett191338148
  Geoffrey Bodine3393413
  Bobby Allison34235514
  Neil Bonnett3563561
  Bobby Allison3573648
  Neil Bonnett36540036

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 1049    
2   Geoffrey Bodine 1043   -6  
3   Neil Bonnett 1034   -15  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1013   -36  
5   Bill Elliott 1008   -41  
6   Dale Earnhardt 952   -97  
7   Lake Speed 939   -110  
8   Ricky Rudd 898   -151  
9   Kyle Petty 892   -157  
10   Harry Gant 884   -165  
11   Bobby Allison 857   -192  
12   Rusty Wallace 856   -193  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 838   -211  
14   Ken Schrader 790   -259  
15   Tim Richmond 782   -267  
16   Ron Bouchard 775   -274  
17   Jimmy Means 730   -319  
18   Richard Petty 723   -326  
19   Buddy Baker 690   -359  
20   Clark Dwyer 688   -361