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1989 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 29
Sunday, May 7, 1989 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:30
Average Speed: 155.869 mph
Pole Speed: 193.061 mph
Cautions: 7 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 140,000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 228   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18898,675running94185
2 911   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford18851,275running4175
3 16   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford18839,850running1170
4 675   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac18834,250running32165
5 517   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18828,900running3160
62125   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18824,625running35155
102627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac18821,225running11139
8173   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18820,450running2147
11 49   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18819,147running0130
7 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile18817,800running0146
9 321   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18815,475running6143
12125   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18814,615running0127
203771   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18711,807running0103
13297   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford18811,785running0124
15104   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile18811,175running0118
141694   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile18810,980running0121
17 855   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile1889,445running0112
181883   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1889,130running0109
192215   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford1888,815running0106
212530   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac1867,865running0100
271384   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1777,640crash082
292016   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick1696,930crash076
313226   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick1696,445crash070
222340   Ben Hess Hess Racing   (Ben Hess)Oldsmobile1866,320running097
35338   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick1656,275running058
161114   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile1886,185running0115
372788   Greg Sacks Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac1476,140crash052
402829   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac375,375crash043
231543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1865,360running094
25342   Ernie Irvan Kroger   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1815,275running088
243922   Grant Adcox Bumper-to-Bumper   (Herb Adcox)Chevrolet1834,255running091
363631   Jim Sauter Slender You Figure Salons   (Bob Clark)Pontiac1644,220crash055
264093   Charlie Baker Salmon Racing   (Patsy Salmon)Buick1794,095running085
393523   Eddie Bierschwale Americraft   (Don Bierschwale)Oldsmobile524,005engine046
281442   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac1703,985crash079
303110   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac1693,925crash073
321973   Phil Barkdoll Barkdoll Racing   (Phil Barkdoll)Oldsmobile1693,690engine067
334157   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac1683,660crash064
343090   Chad Little Donlavey Racing   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1683,630crash061
383818   Ron Esau Tri-Star Motorsports   (Mark Smith)Pontiac1173,460crash0 
412452   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac53,375engine040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
J.D. McDuffie70Rumple FurnitureJ.D. McDuffiePontiac
Mickey Gibbs48GMACTom WinklePontiac
Ken Ragan77Jasper Engines & TransmissionsMarvin RaganFord
Dave Mader III20Dick BahrePontiac
Bobby Gerhart85JamesBobby Gerhart / Billy GerhartChevrolet
Rick Mast66Mach 1 RacingHal NeedhamChevrolet
Butch Miller51Fruit of the LoomLeroy ThroopChevrolet
Rodney Combs34Ken AllenBuick
Walter Surma86Walter SurmaChevrolet
Tony Spanos49Hylton RacingJames HyltonBuick
Delma Cowart0H.L. WatersChevrolet
Jimmy Horton80Miles ConcreteGeorge SmithPontiac
Philip Duffie32U.S. Duffie Sand & GravelPhilip DuffieBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13939  
40423   #29 accident turn 4 
439957  
1001045   #84 spun turn 2 
10511814  
1191213   #84 spun turn 2 
1221221  
1231264   #18 spun turn 4 
12715125  
1521543   #88 accident turn 2 
15516410  
1651673   #31 spun backstretch 
1681714  
1721765   #2,10,16,26,30,42,43,57,73,90 accident turn 4 
17718812  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.8%             Average green flag run: 20.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett111
  Davey Allison243
  Neil Bonnett551
  Darrell Waltrip672
  Davey Allison8169
  Dale Earnhardt17171
  Davey Allison183922
  Rusty Wallace40423
  Darrell Waltrip43431
  Ken Schrader446017
  Morgan Shepherd61655
  Davey Allison668520
  Ken Schrader86872
  Mark Martin88881
  Terry Labonte89902
  Davey Allison91955
  Ken Schrader9610611
  Davey Allison1071071
  Ken Schrader1081125
  Morgan Shepherd1131142
  Terry Labonte1151162
  Davey Allison1171182
  Rusty Wallace1191268
  Dale Earnhardt1271271
  Davey Allison12815023
  Neil Bonnett1511544
  Morgan Shepherd15517925
  Davey Allison1801889

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1376    
2   Darrell Waltrip 1299   -77  
3   Geoffrey Bodine 1298   -78  
4   Alan Kulwicki 1271   -105  
5   Rusty Wallace 1238   -138  
6   Davey Allison 1222   -154  
7   Mark Martin 1213   -163  
8   Sterling Marlin 1199   -177  
9   Rick Wilson 1107   -269  
10   Harry Gant 1090   -286  
11   Dick Trickle 1083   -293  
12   Terry Labonte 1070   -306  
13   Ken Schrader 1068   -308  
14   Bill Elliott 1051   -325  
15   Ricky Rudd 1017   -359  
16   Lake Speed 995   -381  
17   Michael Waltrip 991   -385  
18   Morgan Shepherd 989   -387  
19   Neil Bonnett 983   -393  
20   Phil Parsons 916   -460