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1985 Miller High Life 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 28
Sunday, October 6, 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:39:48
Average Speed: 136.761 mph
Pole Speed: 166.139 mph
Cautions: 6 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 sec
Attendance: 118,000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
111377   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick33011,250running0130
263747   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick2384,075crash085
3 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33433,625running0165
41211   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33323,450running1165
5144   Joe Ruttman Folger's   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet33312,400running0155
71616   Morgan Shepherd Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet3327,780running0146
9118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. All Pro Auto Parts   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet3317,925running0138
183295   Mike Alexander Action Vans   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet3103,500running0109
19171   Davey Allison Lancaster Tobacco   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet3013,600engine0106
20 53   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30112,050running0103
21316   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet2856,575running0100
233449   Trevor Boys Hylton Racing   (James Hylton)Chevrolet2625,005clutch094
24 133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet25442,100engine142101
272666   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet2371,600crash082
293300   Sterling Marlin Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet2191,350flywheel0 
313623   Michael Waltrip Hawaiian Punch   (Dick Bahre)Chevrolet1831,300engine070
331544   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet16311,060crank169
343871   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1613,395crash061
352953   Donny Paul Paul Racing   (Donny Paul)Chevrolet1561,120engine058
363509   Dick Trickle Matthews Racing   (Billy Matthews)Chevrolet1381,250engine055
394117   Lennie Pond McCord Gaskets   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet872,540engine046
402218   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet841,020handling043
41 355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet514,020fuel pump040
422712   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet117,520engine037
1 728   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford33451,600running49180
2 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford33465,400running107175
132438   Alan Kulwicki Hardee's   (Bill Terry)Ford3244,200running0124
142122   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Ford3234,100running0121
15 815   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford32011,350running0118
164264   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3197,155running0115
172867   Buddy Arrington Motorsports Design   (Buddy Arrington)Ford3186,935running0112
22207   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford2655,515running097
251090   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2404,815ignition088
283910   Ken Ragan DiGard R&D   (DiGard)Ford2241,475crash079
37 921   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford1181,330rear end052
81888   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile33210,095running0142
323014   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1771,180tie rod067
6 227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac33322,155running34155
102343   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac33012,450running0134
121975   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3297,865running0127
30252   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac2104,540engine073
384052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1143,295piston049

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Glenn Sears

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Richmond111
  Harry Gant22827
  Bill Elliott296436
  Harry Gant65673
  Darrell Waltrip68681
  Tim Richmond699426
  Terry Labonte95951
  Tim Richmond961027
  Bill Elliott1031086
  Cale Yarborough1091113
  Harry Gant11217261
  Bill Elliott17320230
  Harry Gant20325351
  Bill Elliott25428835
  Cale Yarborough28933446

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3791    
2   Bill Elliott 3771   -20  
3   Harry Gant 3551   -240  
4   Neil Bonnett 3482   -309  
5   Ricky Rudd 3461   -330  
6   Geoffrey Bodine 3417   -374  
7   Kyle Petty 3295   -496  
8   Terry Labonte 3221   -570  
9   Lake Speed 3142   -649  
10   Dale Earnhardt 3094   -697  
11   Tim Richmond 3094   -697  
12   Bobby Allison 3066   -725  
13   Ron Bouchard 2843   -948  
14   Richard Petty 2795   -996  
15   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2773   -1018  
16   Ken Schrader 2706   -1085  
17   Buddy Baker 2674   -1117  
18   Rusty Wallace 2574   -1217  
19   Dave Marcis 2562   -1229  
20   Buddy Arrington 2465   -1326