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1988 Pepsi Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 29
Saturday, July 2, 1988 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:26:58
Average Speed: 163.302 mph
Pole Speed: 193.819 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 feet
Attendance: 73,500
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1988 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1988 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1389   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford16063,500running23180
2264   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile16045,825running19175
5 117   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16025,430running13160
4203   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16022,825running53170
3 655   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile16022,250running17170
8 425   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16016,435running10147
6 988   Buddy Baker Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile16014,185running8155
121927   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac15913,940running0127
7 833   Morgan Shepherd Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet16012,835running0146
151512   Mike Alexander Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick15912,090running0 
38 328   Davey Allison Havoline   (Harry Ranier)Ford4311,865engine049
18 575   Neil Bonnett Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac15910,930running0109
424115   Brett Bodine Crisco / Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford110,765crash037
191411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet15910,680running0106
24 221   Kyle Petty Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford15810,555running091
13118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1598,720running0124
93783   Lake Speed Wynn's   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1598,660running0138
16105   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1597,885running0115
103250   Greg Sacks Dingman Brothers Racing   (Dingman Brothers)Pontiac1597,535running0134
111331   Joe Ruttman Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Oldsmobile1597,325running0130
202743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1597,230running0103
213030   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1586,380running0100
221226   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1586,230running2102
233971   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1586,005running094
34 744   Sterling Marlin Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1305,755crash1566
352890   Benny Parsons Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1235,655running058
271652   Jimmy Means Eureka Vacuum Cleaners   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1555,480running082
17226   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford1595,380running0117
393568   Derrike Cope Purolator Filters   (Jim Testa)Ford24,840crash046
40217   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford14,790engine043
14171   Dale Jarrett Port-A-Lube   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1594,705running0121
282367   Buddy Arrington Pannill Knitting   (Buddy Arrington)Chevrolet1534,630running079
25312   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1563,805running088
303677   Ken Ragan Bob Beard   (Marvin Ragan)Ford1502,980running073
263337   Patty Moise Duralt Fuel Conditioner   (Randy Hope)Buick1562,905running085
294086   Rick Jeffrey Slenderizers   (Doreen Jeffrey)Chevrolet1522,805running076
412529   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Oldsmobile12,765crash040
312423   Eddie Bierschwale Wayne Paging   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile1502,380running070
323407   Larry Moyer Hooters   (John Stark)Pontiac1482,355running067
362910   Ken Bouchard Whitcomb Racing   (Bob Whitcomb)Ford822,355running055
334297   Rodney Combs GM Tech Team   (Tom Winkle)Buick1412,330running064
371814   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile722,230engine052

To the back:
NameNbrReason
A.J. Foyt14missed drivers meeting

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ricky WoodwardFord
Ronnie SandersChevrolet
Delma Cowart0Heyward Grooms ConstructionH.L. WatersChevrolet
Philip Duffie32Bob BeardPhilip DuffieBuick
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinFord
Mark Gibson59Pontiac
Phil Barkdoll73Helen Rae SpecialPhil BarkdollFord
Hut Stricklin76Pontiac
Jimmy Horton80S & H RacingGeorge SmithFord
Brad Noffsinger98SunocoMike CurbBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #7,10,15,29,68,90 accident turn 4 
9110102  
1111155   #77 spun turn 2 
11613116  
1321354   #44 accident turn 4 
13616025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.4%             Average green flag run: 36.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11010
  Phil Parsons112010
  Ken Schrader21211
  Phil Parsons22287
  Sterling Marlin29302
  Dale Earnhardt31322
  Buddy Baker33375
  Dale Earnhardt38403
  Buddy Baker41433
  Sterling Marlin44452
  Darrell Waltrip46472
  Ricky Rudd48492
  Dale Earnhardt507930
  Rick Wilson80823
  Sterling Marlin839311
  Darrell Waltrip94941
  Rick Wilson9511016
  Ken Schrader1111111
  Dale Earnhardt11212615
  Ken Schrader1271271
  Dale Earnhardt1281303
  Ken Schrader1311377
  Bill Elliott13816023

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rusty Wallace 2272    
2   Dale Earnhardt 2185   -87  
3   Bill Elliott 2175   -97  
4   Terry Labonte 2045   -227  
5   Ken Schrader 1976   -296  
6   Phil Parsons 1932   -340  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 1929   -343  
8   Darrell Waltrip 1894   -378  
9   Sterling Marlin 1874   -398  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1847   -425  
11   Buddy Baker 1823   -449  
12   Neil Bonnett 1770   -502  
13   Ricky Rudd 1758   -514  
14   Mark Martin 1691   -581  
15   Davey Allison 1690   -582  
16   Kyle Petty 1664   -608  
17   Bobby Allison 1654   -618  
18   Lake Speed 1629   -643  
19   Dale Jarrett 1574   -698  
20   Alan Kulwicki 1571   -701