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1986 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 29
Sunday, November 2, 1986 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:22
Average Speed: 152.523 mph
Pole Speed: 172.905 mph
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 3 sec
Attendance: 56,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1986 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1986 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
162122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick32411,210running0115
213167   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3135,090running0100
413036   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac49985engine040
51788   Buddy Baker Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3277,725running0155
223387   Randy Baker Apollo   (Buck Baker)Chevrolet3101,590running097
234117   Eddie Bierschwale K-Mart   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3094,210running094
403899   Tom Bigelow Tom Esterline   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet58985engine043
38 35   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet958,020engine1254
61612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32714,150running1155
424098   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Mike Curb)Pontiac40975engine037
37182   Rodney Combs Solder Seal / Gunk   (Robert Harrington)Chevrolet1331,035oil pressure052
1 43   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32867,950running162185
3 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford32726,450running48170
124218   Tommy Ellis Freedlander Financial   (Eric Freedlander)Chevrolet3252,715running0127
281233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2859,845valve7384
353585   Bobby Gerhart Frederick   (Bobby Gerhart / Billy Gerhart)Chevrolet1681,065engine058
15108   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller American   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3246,690running0118
182035   Alan Kulwicki Quincy's Steak House   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3212,485running0109
82344   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile32611,425running0142
243438   Mike Laws Merkes Auto Parts   (Mike Laws)Chevrolet3061,420running091
332871   Dave Marcis Helen Rae Special   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2033,855piston064
32261   Sterling Marlin Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet2111,130engine067
26 202   Mark Martin Gunderman Racing   (Jerry Gunderman)Ford2901,305engine085
293752   Jimmy Means Voyles Auto Salvage   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2803,990clutch076
11 755   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3252,950running0130
103966   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3264,955running0134
7327   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford32611,990running0146
21543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac32726,130running0170
192948   Ken Ragan McCord Gaskets   (Marvin Ragan)Chevrolet3195,705running0106
4 825   Tim Richmond Folger's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32712,845running29165
252515   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford3019,435running088
92426   Joe Ruttman Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick3268,035running0138
303664   Connie Saylor Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2333,950lug studs073
171990   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3237,050running0112
27 575   Morgan Shepherd Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac2875,320engine187
362791   David Sosebee C.N. Racing   (Gober Sosebee)Chevrolet1571,050wheel bearing055
311110   Jeff Swindell TRW   (DiGard)Chevrolet2271,160window070
131427   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac3249,585running0124
39 911   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet8312,055engine251
202223   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac3163,885running0103
14 64   Rick Wilson Kodak   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile3242,450running0121
341328   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1961,080engine061

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Howard Mark03Chevrolet
Cliff Hucul60Pontiac
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Gary Fedewa80Fedewa RacingHarold BurkeChevrolet
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Grant Adcox29Herb AdcoxChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11414
  Geoffrey Bodine152410
  Bill Elliott25251
  Geoffrey Bodine26272
  Bill Elliott286033
  Tim Richmond61644
  Darrell Waltrip65662
  Harry Gant678014
  Dale Earnhardt8110121
  Tim Richmond10211110
  Harry Gant1121121
  Tim Richmond11312715
  Harry Gant12814619
  Dale Earnhardt1471526
  Harry Gant15318937
  Neil Bonnett1901901
  Dale Earnhardt19125363
  Morgan Shepherd2542541
  Harry Gant2552562
  Dale Earnhardt25732872

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4293    
2   Darrell Waltrip 4015   -278  
3   Tim Richmond 3994   -299  
4   Bill Elliott 3745   -548  
5   Ricky Rudd 3712   -581  
6   Rusty Wallace 3615   -678  
7   Bobby Allison 3552   -741  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 3503   -790  
9   Harry Gant 3446   -847  
10   Kyle Petty 3419   -874  
11   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 3386   -907  
12   Terry Labonte 3339   -954  
13   Neil Bonnett 3226   -1067  
14   Richard Petty 3214   -1079  
15   Joe Ruttman 3140   -1153  
16   Ken Schrader 2922   -1371  
17   Morgan Shepherd 2842   -1451  
18   Dave Marcis 2785   -1508  
19   Michael Waltrip 2783   -1510  
20   Buddy Arrington 2667   -1626