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1983 Champion Spark Plug 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 30
Sunday, August 21, 1983 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:42
Average Speed: 147.511 mph
Pole Speed: 162.437 mph
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.5 sec
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 728   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet20026,100running85185
4 144   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet20013,245running59165
36 388   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac923,635push rod2160
3 29   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford20017,205running10170
112171   Dave Marcis Throttle's Food & Fuel   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet19911,240running9135
21111   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi / Burger King   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20023,775running3175
62043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac20011,640running3155
101821   Buddy Baker Valvoline   (Wood Brothers)Ford1994,340running3139
211290   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1934,515running3105
341522   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard)Buick1379,040engine366
5 827   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac20010,205running1160
71315   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford20012,140running0146
8241   Lake Speed UNO / Bull Frog Knits   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1994,640running0142
9 616   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Bobby Hawkins)Chevrolet1994,140running0138
12 447   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1986,530running0127
131055   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1983,140running0124
14297   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac1975,895running0121
152284   Jody Ridley Cumberland Mills   (Robert McEntyre)Chevrolet1972,740running0118
163380   Bob Senneker Elk Custom Vans   (Terry Marra)Pontiac1962,440running0115
17275   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet1952,740running0112
18354   Mark Martin Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile1953,140running0109
192348   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1955,375running0106
203077   Dean Combs Best Products   (Irv Sanderson)Buick1942,090running0103
222852   Lennie Pond Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1934,155running097
231967   Buddy Arrington Prange Chrysler-Plymouth   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1923,845running094
241798   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet1923,585running091
25268   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Bobby Hillin, Sr.)Buick1911,490running088
263603   Eddie Bierschwale Mission Ice / Lone Star   (Don Bierschwale)Buick1891,440running085
27 93   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1883,165running082
283764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1863,105running079
292517   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1753,045running076
301633   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick1719,040running073
31 566   Phil Parsons Skoal   (Johnny Hayes)Chevrolet1691,190engine070
323270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1642,875overheating067
333402   D.K. Ulrich Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac1582,090engine064
351475   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet1336,995piston058
37312   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick638,560valve052

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ronnie Thomas
Natz Peters
Blackie Wangerin
David Sisco
Jeff Halverson
Al Elmore
Joe Booher
Bobby Wawak
Billie Harvey

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Terry Labonte12626
  Bill Elliott27293
  Geoffrey Bodine30301
  Terry Labonte31388
  Geoffrey Bodine39446
  Terry Labonte45462
  Dick Brooks47493
  Dave Marcis50523
  Geoffrey Bodine53608
  Terry Labonte617212
  Geoffrey Bodine73786
  Bill Elliott79857
  Terry Labonte86938
  Cale Yarborough94963
  Terry Labonte97971
  Cale Yarborough98981
  Terry Labonte99991
  Cale Yarborough10012223
  Darrell Waltrip1231231
  Tim Richmond1241241
  Bobby Allison1251273
  Dave Marcis1281336
  Cale Yarborough13416633
  Darrell Waltrip1671682
  Terry Labonte1691691
  Buddy Baker1701723
  Richard Petty1731753
  Cale Yarborough17620025

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3013    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2952   -61  
3   Bill Elliott 2847   -166  
4   Richard Petty 2759   -254  
5   Harry Gant 2751   -262  
6   Neil Bonnett 2541   -472  
7   Terry Labonte 2467   -546  
8   Dale Earnhardt 2455   -558  
9   Joe Ruttman 2417   -596  
10   Ricky Rudd 2385   -628  
11   Tim Richmond 2341   -672  
12   Dick Brooks 2339   -674  
13   Dave Marcis 2250   -763  
14   Kyle Petty 2192   -821  
15   Ron Bouchard 2090   -923  
16   Buddy Arrington 2064   -949  
17   Geoffrey Bodine 2032   -981  
18   Sterling Marlin 2022   -991  
19   Jimmy Means 1933   -1080  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1724   -1289