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1985 Sovran Bank 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 28
Sunday, April 28, 1985 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .526 mile paved track (263.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:06
Average Speed: 73.022 mph
Pole Speed: 90.279 mph
Cautions: 10 for 57 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 38,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet50038,525running193185
2 715   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford50022,450running1175
3 25   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50019,825running67170
41622   Bobby Allison Miller American   (DiGard)Buick50012,050running160165
61544   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet49811,900running1155
23 111   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet42311,595engine7799
5 512   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50010,550running0155
25 43   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3458,975engine193
13 89   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford4938,820running0124
72043   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac4988,400running0146
10142   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4966,680running0134
81075   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac4975,630running0142
92117   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4965,480running0138
162290   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4924,845running0115
11 67   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford4954,720running0130
121788   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits / Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile4954,500running0127
152367   Buddy Arrington Buddy's Used Cars   (Buddy Arrington)Ford4924,380running0118
141952   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4924,190running0121
172664   Clark Dwyer Sunny King   (Elmo Langley)Ford4873,720running0112
193049   Don Hume Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4793,505running0106
211227   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4553,495running0100
20276   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4753,340running0103
242870   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3932,855rear end091
262471   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3202,825engine085
27 316   Morgan Shepherd Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet1392,155crash082
28 947   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick1082,145crash079
291184   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet691,635rear end076
18258   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet4861,555running0109
222972   Brent Elliott Elliott Racing   (Kermit Elliott)Buick4481,205running097
301841   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet11,125engine073

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Maurice Randall

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip13939
  Geoffrey Bodine4010465
  Bobby Allison10514036
  Dale Earnhardt1411411
  Terry Labonte1421421
  Bobby Allison14323189
  Geoffrey Bodine2322321
  Harry Gant233356124
  Darrell Waltrip35739438
  Geoffrey Bodine3953951
  Ricky Rudd3963961
  Bobby Allison39743135
  Harry Gant43250069

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Geoffrey Bodine 1213    
2   Terry Labonte 1204   -9  
3   Neil Bonnett 1189   -24  
4   Bill Elliott 1132   -81  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1112   -101  
6   Lake Speed 1081   -132  
7   Ricky Rudd 1073   -140  
8   Harry Gant 1069   -144  
9   Dale Earnhardt 1045   -168  
10   Bobby Allison 1022   -191  
11   Kyle Petty 1022   -191  
12   Rusty Wallace 990   -223  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 947   -266  
14   Ken Schrader 905   -308  
15   Tim Richmond 882   -331  
16   Richard Petty 869   -344  
17   Ron Bouchard 854   -359  
18   Jimmy Means 851   -362  
19   Phil Parsons 822   -391  
20   Buddy Baker 817   -396