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1985 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 28
Sunday, February 17, 1985 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:09
Average Speed: 172.265 mph
Pole Speed: 205.114 mph
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.94 sec
Attendance: 140,000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford200185,500running136185
36 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford6233,530engine3260
101912   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19533,415engine22139
21475   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac20085,705running2175
61351   Greg Sacks Sacks & Sons   (Arnie Sacks)Chevrolet19944,695running2155
253144   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet15418,735engine293
34 843   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac8018,040clutch266
261033   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet12418,130engine190
333422   Bobby Allison Miller   (DiGard)Buick8214,845engine169
3 311   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet19979,350running0165
4 788   Buddy Baker Liquid Wrench   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile19953,075running0160
5 915   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford19952,900running0155
7175   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19842,025running0146
8222   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac19734,275running0142
9388   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet19724,950running0138
112490   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19525,980running0130
122984   Mike Alexander Sims Brothers Racing   (Sims Brothers)Chevrolet19419,800running0127
132674   Bobby Wawak Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet19218,305running0124
142552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors / Down The Hatch   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet19220,435running0121
153667   Morgan Shepherd Jim Peacock Dodge   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler19015,300running0118
162095   Sterling Marlin Native Tan   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet18816,180oil pump0115
17324   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18516,735transmission0112
183964   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford18214,805running0109
192748   Lennie Pond Burger King / Pepsi   (James Hylton)Chevrolet17814,975crash0106
204031   Slick Johnson Sheehan Pontiac / GMC Trucks   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet17511,210running0103
213717   Ken Ragan Hesco Exhaust / McCord   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet17213,000running0100
22111   Dick Brooks Pearah / Bernstein   (Petty Enterprises)Ford17114,725wheel097
232889   Jim Sauter Dairyland Transport / Midstate Corp.   (Mueller Brothers)Pontiac16110,845running094
242171   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet15613,205clutch091
273598   Trevor Boys McCaig Racing   (Ron Benfield)Chevrolet10310,630rear end082
28 421   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet9819,270engine079
291266   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet9110,565engine076
301614   A.J. Foyt Gilmore-Foyt   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile9010,010engine073
31 555   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet8414,755engine070
32183   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet8417,150engine067
353327   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac669,220crash058
37 67   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford5815,625engine052
381547   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick459,670camshaft049
392310   Doug Heveron Syracuse Classic   (Tom Heveron)Chevrolet448,460engine046
40300   Delma Cowart Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet387,900oil leak043

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jody Ridley00Helen Rae SpecialHelen Rae SmithChevrolet
Dean Roper05Spohn's Body ShopsRon SpohnFord
Joe Thurman06Deasy Auto PartsDavis RacingChevrolet
Eddie Bierschwale6U.S. RacingD.K. UlrichChevrolet
Randy LaJoie07Snellman ConstructionKaj SnellmanChevrolet
Bob Park19Park RacingBob ParkPontiac
Rick Newsom20T.R. Tucker ConstructionRick NewsomChevrolet
Satch Worley37Hayes JewelersChip LainChevrolet
Glenn Jarrett41Cap'n Coty'sRonnie ThomasChevrolet
Tom Sneva42Curb RacingMike CurbPontiac
Donny Paul53Donny PaulChevrolet
Joey Sonntag65Sonntag RacingJoey SonntagChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70RestoreJ.D. McDuffieChevrolet
Davey Allison77Marvin RaganChevrolet
Dick Skillen79Bill's BarbequeTom GoffChevrolet
Mark Stahl82Auto Bell Car WashMark StahlFord
Connie Saylor99Ralph BallChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17171  
72776   #27 accident backstretch 
7816184  
1621643   #71 stalled turn 4 
1651739  
1741763   #1 accident turn 2 
17719115  
1921943   #48 spun frontstretch 
1951962  
1971993   #12 engine 
2002001  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 30.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott122
  Cale Yarborough342
  Bill Elliott51410
  Cale Yarborough152410
  Bill Elliott253511
  Richard Petty36372
  Greg Sacks38381
  Terry Labonte39402
  Cale Yarborough416020
  Bill Elliott617212
  Bobby Allison73731
  Bill Elliott7410734
  Neil Bonnett1081103
  Harry Gant1111111
  Greg Sacks1121121
  Bill Elliott11314432
  Lake Speed1451462
  Neil Bonnett1471548
  Bill Elliott15516511
  Neil Bonnett1661738
  Bill Elliott17419118
  Neil Bonnett1921943
  Bill Elliott1952006

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 185    
2   Lake Speed 175   -10  
3   Darrell Waltrip 165   -20  
4   Buddy Baker 160   -25  
5   Ricky Rudd 155   -30  
6   Greg Sacks 155   -30  
7   Geoffrey Bodine 146   -39  
8   Rusty Wallace 142   -43  
9   Neil Bonnett 139   -46  
10   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 138   -47  
11   Ken Schrader 130   -55  
12   Mike Alexander 127   -58  
13   Bobby Wawak 124   -61  
14   Jimmy Means 121   -64  
15   Morgan Shepherd 118   -67  
16   Sterling Marlin 115   -70  
17   Joe Ruttman 112   -73  
18   Clark Dwyer 109   -76  
19   Lennie Pond 106   -79  
20   Slick Johnson 103   -82