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1983 Virginia National Bank 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 7 of 30
Sunday, April 24, 1983 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:57:14
Average Speed: 66.46 mph
Pole Speed: 89.91 mph
Cautions: 9 for 105 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.8 sec
Attendance: 33,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick50020,200running1175
3 622   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick50015,780running33170
4 498   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick5008,870running0160
71247   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4974,980running0146
203102   Rick Newsom Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Buick4201,600running0103
222764   Tommy Gale Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3901,580engine097
27102   Mark Martin ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick3017,330rear end082
282818   Slick Johnson Havoline   (Leon Satterfield)Buick2401,020overheating079
302126   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick1291,000engine073
321501   Morgan Shepherd Zervakis Racing   (Emanuel Zervakis)Buick81,000oil leak067
1 311   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50035,225running296185
5 13   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet5009,670running100160
6 744   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4995,600running0150
102352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4913,550running0134
142048   Lennie Pond Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4852,400running0121
161375   Neil Bonnett National Engineering   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4802,350engine0115
192571   Dave Marcis Hudson   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4257,225running0106
23141   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3781,170brakes094
293049   Trevor Boys Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2041,010oil leak076
92267   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4933,760running0138
81690   Dick Brooks Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4954,095running0142
13326   D.K. Ulrich Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4872,745running0124
21179   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4171,590running0100
261115   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford3517,240crash085
31 521   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford951,500crash070
11267   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4913,240running0130
121917   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4883,930running0127
151827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4851,775running58123
17 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4345,875crash1117
182941   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4281,150crash0109
242408   Rick McCray Coors   (Rick McCray)Pontiac3591,060rear end091
25 288   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3514,550crash1193

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd15151
  Geoffrey Bodine526110
  Darrell Waltrip6212766
  Bobby Allison12815831
  Tim Richmond15921254
  Richard Petty2132131
  Tim Richmond2142174
  Ricky Rudd21826649
  Geoffrey Bodine2672671
  Darrell Waltrip26835487
  Harry Gant3553551
  Darrell Waltrip356483128
  Bobby Allison4844852
  Darrell Waltrip48650015

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1037    
2   Harry Gant 1022   -15  
3   Neil Bonnett 1015   -22  
4   Joe Ruttman 981   -56  
5   Dick Brooks 937   -100  
6   Bill Elliott 933   -104  
7   Darrell Waltrip 889   -148  
8   Richard Petty 880   -157  
9   Ricky Rudd 871   -166  
10   Terry Labonte 835   -202  
11   Ron Bouchard 827   -210  
12   Jimmy Means 806   -231  
13   Geoffrey Bodine 800   -237  
14   Lake Speed 799   -238  
15   Buddy Arrington 785   -252  
16   Mark Martin 783   -254  
17   Sterling Marlin 718   -319  
18   Tim Richmond 701   -336  
19   Dave Marcis 698   -339  
20   Ronnie Thomas 691   -346