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1988 Checker 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 8 of 8
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, November 6, 1988 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:57
Average Speed: 90.457 mph
Pole Speed: 123.203 mph
Cautions: 6 for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: 18.5 sec
Attendance: 63,000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1217   Alan Kulwicki   (WC)Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford31254,100running41
21711   Terry Labonte   (WC)Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet31231,075running2
32028   Davey Allison   (WC)Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford31224,275running0
5 227   Rusty Wallace   (WC)Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac31220,400running68
4 69   Bill Elliott   (WC)Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford31219,475running0
26 426   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick29617,350engine183
11133   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31115,100running0
6 15   Geoffrey Bodine   (WC)Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31113,700running2
7338   Bobby Hillin, Jr.   (WC)Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick31111,400running0
131617   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31010,550running0
10 944   Sterling Marlin   (WC)Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile31110,150running11
81590   Benny Parsons   (WC)Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3119,650running0
271412   Mike Alexander   (WC)Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick2939,550running5
172521   Kyle Petty   (WC)Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3099,500running0
142425   Ken Schrader   (WC)Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3109,250running0
21 875   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac3069,150running0
91855   Phil Parsons   (WC)Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile3119,050running0
12 333   Harry Gant   (WC)Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet3117,850running0
183871   Dave Marcis   (WC)Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3085,575running0
151283   Lake Speed   (WC)Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3104,850running0
281130   Michael Waltrip   (WC)Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac2924,750running0
193719   Chad Little Coors Extra Gold   (George Jefferson / Fred Stoke)Ford3074,450running0
353043   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1684,435oil pan0
242852   Jimmy Means   (WC)Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3034,080running0
22272   Ernie Irvan   (WC)Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac3053,875running0
36 76   Mark Martin   (WC)Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford1593,805crash0
383588   Greg Sacks   (WC)Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1573,775crash0
393431   Johnny Rutherford   (WC)Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile1553,775crash0
234110   Ken Bouchard   (WC)Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac3043,300running0
204069   Trevor Boys Boys Racing   (Buddie Boys)Oldsmobile3062,875running0
29104   Rick Wilson   (WC)Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2212,690running0
313229   Dale Jarrett   (WC)Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile2152,600engine0
333924   Gary Collins Nex Shop   (Marion Collins)Oldsmobile2122,525engine0
341904   Hershel McGriff U.S. Bank   (Hershel McGriff)Pontiac1772,475engine0
162368   Derrike Cope   (WC)Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford3092,450running0
254298   Brad Noffsinger   (WC)Sunoco   (Mike Curb)Buick2992,175running0
302979   Roy Smith Western Peterbilt   (Warren Razore)Ford2181,975running0
32 589   Jim Sauter   (WC)Evinrude   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac2131,900engine0
374307   Bill Schmitt Schmitt Racing   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1571,795crash0
403123   Eddie Bierschwale   (WC)Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1331,750engine0
412673   Joe Ruttman   (WC)Helen Rae Motorsports   (Phil Barkdoll)Ford651,725crash0
42361   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet641,725engine0
432215   Brett Bodine   (WC)Crisco   (Bud Moore)Ford131,725engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Harry Jefferson95Northland PeterbiltFord
John Krebs66Skoal BanditsOldsmobile
Scott Gaylord20Oliver / One GrandOldsmobile
Jim Danielson82Chico Auto Parts / DancoBuick
Jack Sellers41Coca-Cola / Maxim HotelChevrolet
Butch Gilliland14Anaheim Brake / Gilly'sBuick
St. James Davis22St. James RacingBuick
Bob Howard89PennzoilOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11313  
14196  
20234  
24274  
284316  
445411  
556410  
65717  
7214978  
1501578  
1581592  
16017617  
177312136  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 37.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine122
  Rusty Wallace34442
  Neil Bonnett45451
  Alan Kulwicki46472
  Sterling Marlin485811
  Rusty Wallace597214
  Ricky Rudd7312351
  Mike Alexander1241285
  Alan Kulwicki12913911
  Rusty Wallace14015011
  Terry Labonte1511511
  Ricky Rudd15223786
  Alan Kulwicki23824912
  Terry Labonte2502501
  Ricky Rudd25129646
  Alan Kulwicki29731216

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Roy Smith 418    
2   Bill Schmitt 381   -37  
3   Chad Little 368   -50  
4   Hershel McGriff 328   -90  
5   Jim Bown 318   -100  
6   Jim Danielson 261   -157  
7   John Krebs 260   -158  
8   Bob Howard 251   -167  
9   Scott Gaylord 241   -177  
10   Sumner McKnight 237   -181  
11   Reno Fontana 209   -209  
12   Glen Steurer 202   -216  
13   St. James Davis 201   -217  
14   Jack Sellers 201   -217  
15   Trevor Boys 193   -225  
16   Harry Goularte 188   -230  
17   Terry Petris 178   -240  
18   Tommy Kendall 142   -276  
19   Larry Gaylord 140   -278  
20   Pat Mintey 136   -282