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1988 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 29
Sunday, February 21, 1988 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:15:54
Average Speed: 66.401 mph
Pole Speed: 94.645 mph
Cautions: 14 for 83 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 40,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
112512   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3998,795running0130
291528   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford27610,055running076
152788   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile3985,505running0118
271915   Brett Bodine Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford3259,275running082
13 85   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3985,305running0124
1 375   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac40045,900running141180
231310   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford3802,365running094
322168   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford472,820crash067
10 23   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39916,245running151144
12169   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford39910,595running0127
28 633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet2894,430crash079
8208   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3996,550running0142
263229   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile3371,510crash085
21 57   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3934,045crank0100
91011   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3999,320running1143
172871   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3974,450running0112
51444   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile40012,315running0155
25 76   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3641,645running088
242952   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3743,755running091
141290   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3985,125running0121
301755   Phil Parsons Skoal Classic   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile2253,420running073
182421   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3978,075running0109
3 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac40016,975running0165
223122   Lennie Pond Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3832,375running0 
22226   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick40025,660running0170
203067   Ken Schrader Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3954,610running0103
16 197   Morgan Shepherd AC Spark Plug   (Tom Winkle)Buick3988,025running1120
61883   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile4005,290running67155
192331   Brad Teague Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile3951,835running0106
7 427   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40011,790running0146
41117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40014,185running39165
312630   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1102,820engine070

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Graham Taylor
Ernie Irvan2KrogerD.K. Ulrich
Dave Pletcher03Wild Turkey MusicJ.C. WeaverFord
Rick Wilson4Kodak FilmLarry McClureOldsmobile
Larry Moyer07John StarkPontiac
Ken Schrader25Folger's CoffeeRick HendrickChevrolet
Glenn Moffat46
Ed Pimm98SunocoMike CurbPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #31 spun turn 3 
661  
7104   #28 accident turn 2 
113727  
38414   #10 accident turn 2 
42487  
49568   #68 accident turn 1 
57626  
63653   #8 accident turn 4 
668823  
89924   #52 accident turn 1 
93953  
9610510   #6,15,55 accident turn 1 
10611510  
1161194   #33 accident turn 4 
1201223  
1231253   #83 spun turn 4 
12614621  
1471537   #55 accident turn 1 
15416411  
1651673   #21 spun turn 2 
16826598  
26628116   #5 accident turn 1 
28229110  
2923009   #33 accident turns 3/4 
30134040  
3413455   #29 accident turn 1 
34640055  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.8%             Average green flag run: 21.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Morgan Shepherd111
  Dale Earnhardt27372
  Neil Bonnett748815
  Darrell Waltrip8911527
  Neil Bonnett11619378
  Dale Earnhardt19425259
  Terry Labonte2532531
  Darrell Waltrip25426512
  Lake Speed2662672
  Dale Earnhardt26828720
  Lake Speed28835265
  Neil Bonnett35340048

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Neil Bonnett 345    
2   Bobby Allison 315   -30  
3   Terry Labonte 303   -42  
4   Sterling Marlin 302   -43  
5   Darrell Waltrip 300   -45  
6   Rusty Wallace 297   -48  
7   Dale Earnhardt 283   -62  
8   Ricky Rudd 282   -63  
9   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 266   -79  
10   Ken Schrader 258   -87  
11   Buddy Baker 256   -89  
12   Bill Elliott 254   -91  
13   Davey Allison 251   -94  
14   Geoffrey Bodine 245   -100  
15   Phil Parsons 243   -102  
16   Richard Petty 226   -119  
17   Kyle Petty 218   -127  
18   Dave Marcis 215   -130  
19   Lake Speed 212   -133  
20   Brad Teague 206   -139