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1983 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 30
Monday, July 4, 1983 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:20
Average Speed: 167.442 mph
Pole Speed: 196.635 mph
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 29 sec
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 39

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
141322   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick15611,250running5126
342067   Buddy Arrington Jim Peacock   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler742,905engine061
1 821   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford16032,950running45185
6 588   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1599,625running0150
28 975   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet1247,450running079
41047   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick16013,380running8165
173248   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1535,235running0112
321290   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford783,765crash1672
35340   Delma Cowart Coastal Transmissions   (H.L. Waters)Buick691,125piston058
252910   Clark Dwyer Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1471,650running088
9 715   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford15811,900running19143
7149   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford1597,965running0146
233964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1483,905running094
112533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick15711,300running0130
223524   Cecil Gordon Native Tan   (Cecil Gordon)Chrysler1481,800running097
15408   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Hillin Racing   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick1553,500running0118
5 344   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet16013,545running43160
132671   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet15610,600running0124
162817   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1555,555running0115
19164   Mark Martin Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1532,100running0106
363852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick692,835engine055
26 455   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1452,250engine1690
31516   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet16013,275running0165
30187   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1123,395engine073
333043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac787,225crash064
103751   Lennie Pond Burger King   (Tom Beck)Buick1573,550running3139
122377   Ken Ragan Clinomint   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet1573,400running0127
311127   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1023,075ignition070
82184   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Buick1585,100running0142
21 63   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1494,315running0100
37 298   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet302,675engine257
38225   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet191,150engine049
18176   Connie Saylor Native Tan   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1534,875running0109
2312   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick16027,175running2175
29191   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1151,400engine076
242741   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1471,725running091
202411   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet15211,950running0103
393639   Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Racing   (Blackie Wangerin)Ford91,025engine046
273374   Bobby Wawak Bridgetender Inn   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1281,500running082
40 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet53,250engine148

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Ruttman122
  Cale Yarborough331
  Benny Parsons4107
  Ron Bouchard11111
  Benny Parsons12132
  Dick Brooks14141
  Buddy Baker15151
  Dick Brooks16172
  Dale Earnhardt18214
  Lennie Pond22243
  Dale Earnhardt25251
  Buddy Baker26261
  Dale Earnhardt27271
  Buddy Baker28281
  Dale Earnhardt29302
  Bobby Allison31322
  Dale Earnhardt33331
  Buddy Baker34341
  Dale Earnhardt35373
  Buddy Baker384811
  Dick Brooks49502
  Buddy Baker51555
  Ron Bouchard56583
  Dick Brooks59624
  Bobby Allison63653
  Dick Brooks66727
  Buddy Baker73808
  Dale Earnhardt81877
  Terry Labonte8812134
  Ron Bouchard1221221
  Morgan Shepherd1231242
  Buddy Baker1251284
  Benny Parsons1291357
  Buddy Baker1361427
  Ron Bouchard1431431
  Buddy Baker1441474
  Ron Bouchard1481492
  Terry Labonte1501589
  Buddy Baker1591602

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2464    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2252   -212  
3   Bill Elliott 2234   -230  
4   Harry Gant 2221   -243  
5   Richard Petty 2194   -270  
6   Neil Bonnett 2105   -359  
7   Joe Ruttman 1973   -491  
8   Terry Labonte 1959   -505  
9   Ricky Rudd 1887   -577  
10   Dale Earnhardt 1866   -598  
11   Dick Brooks 1849   -615  
12   Dave Marcis 1758   -706  
13   Jimmy Means 1748   -716  
14   Kyle Petty 1708   -756  
15   Buddy Arrington 1703   -761  
16   Tim Richmond 1661   -803  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 1656   -808  
18   Ron Bouchard 1630   -834  
19   Sterling Marlin 1619   -845  
20   Lake Speed 1428   -1036