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1984 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 30
Sunday, February 19, 1984 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:18:41
Average Speed: 150.994 mph
Pole Speed: 201.848 mph
Cautions: 7 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 8 cl
Attendance: 135,000
Lead changes: 34

Glossary    1984 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1984 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
214271   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile18710,955engine0100
34 422   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick6138,250camshaft1766
252867   Buddy Arrington Jim Peacock Dodge   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler17011,875con rod088
38 521   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford3014,100vibration049
8 95   Geoffrey Bodine All-Star Racing   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19927,650running0142
4 712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20050,000running1165
271847   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick15811,905crash082
413548   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet175,600engine040
261290   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford15812,465crash085
192597   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Oldsmobile1947,050running0106
203717   Clark Dwyer Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet19113,365running0103
2293   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20081,825running19175
5 39   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford20058,700running1160
393214   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile245,450suspension046
323064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford699,765engine067
6 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet20048,755running1155
232301   Doug Heveron Syracuse Classic   (Tom Heveron)Chevrolet1739,150ignition094
35228   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet607,600engine058
12 244   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet19829,845running9132
423975   Dave Marcis Simoniz   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac314,300engine037
154010   Sterling Marlin Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet19715,150running0118
174152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet19614,775running0112
29 855   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet10810,500cylinder head076
111366   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet19818,950running0130
91116   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet19825,655running0138
40157   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Ford2115,800engine043
313443   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac9210,150camshaft2475
13244   Lennie Pond Jim Testa Chevrolet   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet19717,150running0124
141777   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet19716,350running0121
331027   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac6611,055engine064
103384   Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet19823,950running0134
161989   Dean Roper Evinrude Motors   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac19613,850running0115
71415   Ricky Rudd Wrangler Jeans   (Bud Moore)Ford19938,700running0146
283198   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1468,345crash079
182051   Greg Sacks Native Tan   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet19512,450running0109
223629   Connie Saylor Adcox Chevrolet   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1866,900overheating097
37161   Lake Speed Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet469,835push rod052
243841   Ronnie Thomas Food Country USA   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet1739,735rear end091
362142   Dick Trickle Matthews Racing   (Billy Matthews)Chevrolet537,500ignition055
302788   Rusty Wallace Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac9510,025crash073
32611   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20068,650running39170
1 128   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet200160,300running89185

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Tom Sneva2SimonizRobert HarringtonBuick
Jim Sauter6AlugardD.K. UlrichChevrolet
Wayne Peterson06Peterson MotorsWayne PetersonBuick
Randy LaJoie07Snellman ConstructionBob JohnsonChevrolet
Joe Booher18Booher FarmsLeon SatterfieldChevrolet
Rick Newsom20Tucker RacingRick NewsomChevrolet
Elliott Forbes-Robinson23Dick BahreOldsmobile
Jerry Churchill25Marine CorpsJerry ChurchillChevrolet
Ronnie Sanders31Gray RacingHenley GrayChevrolet
Jim Hurlbert34Univeristy of Illinois Fighting IlliniJim HurlbertBuick
Connie Saylor37Lain RacingChip LainPontiac
Ramo Stott38Smith RacingPhil BarkdollBuick
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Jim Southard50Southard RealtyJim SouthardChevrolet
Donny Paul53Paul BrothersDonny PaulChevrolet
David Simko54Mound Steel & SupplyElmer SimkoBuick
Jerry Bowman58J.B. RacingGrimes HolcombFord
Natz Peters60Seminole Mall / Mitton ElectricNatz PetersBuick
Jocko Maggiacomo63Linro MotorsportsJim RosenblumOldsmobile
Ralph Jones65Spohn's Body ShopsRon SpohnFord
Laurent Rioux68Rioux RacingLaurent RiouxChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70J.D. McDuffiePontiac
Steve Moore73C&E EnterprisesSteve MooreChevrolet
Bobby Wawak74Bobby WawakChevrolet
Lowell Cowell76Cam FarmMike PotterOldsmobile
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Randy Baker87Buck BakerBuick
Jack Ingram92BudweiserJunior JohnsonChevrolet
Philip Duffie99Duffie Sand & GravelPhilip DuffieBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
595   #75 spun turn 2 
106354  
64674   #8 engine 
68725  
73786   #64 engine 
799820  
991046   #88 accident turn 2 
10514945  
1501534   #98 accident turn 4 
1541596  
1601678   #47,90 accident turn 4 
1681769  
1771826   #67 engine 
18320018  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.5%             Average green flag run: 20.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough11414
  Bobby Allison15151
  Cale Yarborough16172
  Bobby Allison18181
  Cale Yarborough19191
  Bobby Allison20201
  Cale Yarborough21211
  Bobby Allison22254
  Cale Yarborough26283
  Bobby Allison29324
  Cale Yarborough33375
  Dale Earnhardt38381
  Richard Petty39402
  Dale Earnhardt41433
  Bobby Allison44496
  Richard Petty506415
  Dale Earnhardt65673
  Richard Petty68681
  Cale Yarborough698618
  Richard Petty87926
  Cale Yarborough93997
  Dale Earnhardt1001045
  Neil Bonnett1051051
  Terry Labonte1061127
  Dale Earnhardt1131164
  Cale Yarborough11713519
  Dale Earnhardt1361361
  Terry Labonte1371382
  Harry Gant1391391
  Dale Earnhardt1401412
  Darrell Waltrip1421421
  Cale Yarborough14316018
  Bill Elliott1611611
  Darrell Waltrip16219938
  Cale Yarborough2002001

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cale Yarborough 185    
2   Dale Earnhardt 175   -10  
3   Darrell Waltrip 170   -15  
4   Neil Bonnett 165   -20  
5   Bill Elliott 160   -25  
6   Harry Gant 155   -30  
7   Ricky Rudd 146   -39  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 142   -43  
9   David Pearson 138   -47  
10   Jody Ridley 134   -51  
11   Terry Labonte 132   -53  
12   Phil Parsons 130   -55  
13   Lennie Pond 124   -61  
14   Ken Ragan 121   -64  
15   Sterling Marlin 118   -67  
16   Dean Roper 115   -70  
17   Jimmy Means 112   -73  
18   Greg Sacks 109   -76  
19   Dean Combs 106   -79  
20   Clark Dwyer 103   -82