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1983 Goody's 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 30
Sunday, September 25, 1983 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:16
Average Speed: 76.134 mph
Pole Speed: 89.342 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.5 sec
Attendance: 38,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick50019,600running48175
102467   Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4874,290running0134
22 921   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford2901,080valve097
5 788   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4997,670running0155
61175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4998,750running0150
111848   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4874,070running0130
161790   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4582,670running0115
4 515   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford49911,200running0160
14149   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4662,990engine1126
192364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4142,275steering0106
81533   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick4988,825running0142
24 844   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1691,560transmission196
251232   Butch Lindley Prototype Racing Engines   (Bill Terry)Buick1221,050rear end088
281971   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet567,120engine079
271317   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac572,530crash082
132870   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4744,125running0124
152052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4662,950running0118
12217   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4803,260running0127
91043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4896,500running0138
202702   Mike Potter Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac3551,700running0103
26 427   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac802,040ignition085
172638   Laurent Rioux Valvoline   (Laurent Rioux)Chevrolet4431,175running0112
1 23   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50031,395running380185
7 398   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick4996,100running0146
29182   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick37,310timing chain076
232282   Mark Stahl Auto Bell Car Wash   (Mark Stahl)Ford2561,070engine094
212541   Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3301,090overheating0100
18296   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4312,300rear end0109
3 111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50020,150running70170

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip16060
  Terry Labonte61611
  Darrell Waltrip627110
  Ricky Rudd7212150
  Bill Elliott1221221
  Bobby Allison12317048
  Ricky Rudd171500330

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3908    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3802   -106  
3   Bill Elliott 3537   -371  
4   Richard Petty 3455   -453  
5   Harry Gant 3360   -548  
6   Neil Bonnett 3288   -620  
7   Terry Labonte 3193   -715  
8   Ricky Rudd 3083   -825  
9   Dale Earnhardt 3080   -828  
10   Joe Ruttman 2906   -1002  
11   Tim Richmond 2877   -1031  
12   Dick Brooks 2815   -1093  
13   Dave Marcis 2759   -1149  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 2746   -1162  
15   Kyle Petty 2719   -1189  
16   Buddy Arrington 2646   -1262  
17   Ron Bouchard 2511   -1397  
18   Sterling Marlin 2480   -1428  
19   Jimmy Means 2430   -1478  
20   Ronnie Thomas 2227   -1681