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1985 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 28
Sunday, July 28, 1985 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:41
Average Speed: 148.772 mph
Pole Speed: 207.578 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.66 sec
Attendance: 88,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    1985 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1985 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
4 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford18829,475running100170
1 228   Cale Yarborough Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford18848,655running41180
21612   Neil Bonnett Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18834,250running20175
24143   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15611,080running896
32447   Ron Bouchard Valvoline   (Jack Beebe)Buick18823,205running5170
33 74   Joe Ruttman Folger's Coffee   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet842,275clutch569
324149   Trevor Boys Cleaner Hands Formula   (James Hylton)Chevrolet914,790driveshaft372
23 65   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16011,090crash299
5 414   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile18711,625running1 
72133   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet18716,300running1151
16 867   Buddy Arrington Vinton Motors   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1847,155running1120
273822   Bobby Allison Miller American   (Bobby Allison)Chevrolet1422,635running187
62943   Richard Petty STP   (Mike Curb)Pontiac18715,600running0150
84075   Lake Speed Nationwise Auto Parts   (RahMoc Enterprises)Pontiac18710,245running0142
92511   Darrell Waltrip Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet18614,100running0138
10221   Davey Allison Lancaster Tobacco   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet1866,025running0 
111890   Ken Schrader Ultra Seal   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1869,945running0130
121095   Sterling Marlin Sadler Racing   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet1864,500running0127
131727   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac1867,845running0124
141988   Buddy Baker Bull Frog Knits   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Oldsmobile1847,565running0121
153077   Greg Sacks Miller American   (DiGard)Buick18410,980running0118
17232   Rusty Wallace Alugard   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1837,860running0112
181215   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford18011,050running0109
193517   Lennie Pond Hesco Exhaust Systems   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1786,355running0106
203164   Clark Dwyer Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1776,375running0103
213954   Bobby Wawak Henley Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1753,210running0100
222700   Phil Barkdoll Helen Rae Special   (Helen Rae Smith)Chevrolet1673,100running097
25 57   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Wood Brothers)Ford1515,465running088
263371   Dave Marcis AEL Rentals   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1454,980piston085
284270   J.D. McDuffie Rumple Furniture   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1404,840piston079
293274   Rick Wilson Superior Piping   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet1112,515oil pump0 
301518   Tommy Ellis Eric FreedlanderChevrolet1022,455oil leak0 
312066   Phil Parsons Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet923,195crash070
34366   Eddie Bierschwale U.S. Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet734,450engine061
35 321   David Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Ford542,355transmission058
361355   Benny Parsons Copenhagen   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Chevrolet532,090driveshaft055
37340   Delma Cowart Heyward Grooms Construction   (H.L. Waters)Chevrolet332,030crank052
38118   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Trap Rock Industries   (Stavola Brothers)Chevrolet331,965engine049
39 944   Terry Labonte Piedmont Airlines   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet2411,555crash046
403729   Grant Adcox Herb AdcoxChevrolet211,840oil pressure043
412699   Connie Saylor Ball Racing   (Ralph Ball)Chevrolet111,840engine040
422852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac103,340engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eldon Dotson
Dick Skillen

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188   green-yellow start 
9168  
17237   #2,11,77 spun turn 2 
24252  
26327   #7,44 accident frontstretch 
33342  
35384   #0 slow on track 
395315  
54596   #00 spun backstretch 
609334  
941018   #66 accident frontstretch 
10216261  
1631664   #5 accident turn 4 
16718822  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.4%             Average green flag run: 20.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11717
  Geoffrey Bodine18181
  Harry Gant19191
  Bobby Allison20201
  Trevor Boys21233
  A.J. Foyt24241
  Cale Yarborough253511
  Joe Ruttman36405
  Dale Earnhardt41411
  Bill Elliott425211
  Dale Earnhardt53531
  Buddy Arrington54541
  Neil Bonnett55595
  Bill Elliott60623
  Dale Earnhardt63631
  Geoffrey Bodine64641
  Dale Earnhardt65662
  Bobby Allison677711
  Dale Earnhardt78792
  Cale Yarborough80812
  Bill Elliott82832
  Dale Earnhardt84841
  Cale Yarborough85906
  Neil Bonnett91911
  Ron Bouchard92943
  Neil Bonnett9510511
  Bill Elliott10613126
  Ron Bouchard1321332
  Neil Bonnett1341363
  Bill Elliott13716630
  Cale Yarborough16718822

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Elliott 2656    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2513   -143  
3   Neil Bonnett 2415   -241  
4   Geoffrey Bodine 2385   -271  
5   Ricky Rudd 2340   -316  
6   Harry Gant 2335   -321  
7   Kyle Petty 2285   -371  
8   Terry Labonte 2269   -387  
9   Bobby Allison 2267   -389  
10   Lake Speed 2125   -531  
11   Tim Richmond 2018   -638  
12   Dale Earnhardt 1937   -719  
13   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 1882   -774  
14   Ken Schrader 1852   -804  
15   Ron Bouchard 1847   -809  
16   Buddy Baker 1839   -817  
17   Rusty Wallace 1809   -847  
18   Richard Petty 1788   -868  
19   Dave Marcis 1726   -930  
20   Clark Dwyer 1679   -977