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1983 Winston Western 500


Race 30 of 30


Riverside
119 laps
Time of race: 3:15:09
Average speed of winner: 95.859 mph
Margin of victory: under caution
Lead changes: 13 among 8 leaders
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Lap leaders: Waltrip 1-31, Rudd 32, Waltrip 33-34, B. Allison 35, R. Petty 36-45, Parsons 46-74, Richmond 75-87, Parsons 88, Earnhardt 89-92, Richmond 93, Waltrip 94, Richmond 95-111, Parsons 112-114, Elliott 115-119

Race notes: First win for Bill Elliott. Finale for Randy Becker, Jimmy Insolo, Pat Mintey, Don Waterman, and Doug Wheeler.

Video links: Part 1 (Intro/Start), Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (Finish/Post-race)



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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
110Bill Elliott9Melling Oil PumpsFordMellingElliott11915running26380180
25Benny Parsons55CopenhagenChevroletJohnny HayesChampion119333running13225175
311Neil Bonnett75Hodgdon ToolChevroletRahMocRahilly11900running18375165
49Dale Earnhardt15Wrangler JeansFordMooreMoore11914running13725165
526Tim Richmond27Old MilwaukeePontiacBeadleBrewer119331running8930160
61Darrell Waltrip11Pepsi/Burger KingChevroletJohnsonHammond116.782119334running19200160
73Terry Labonte44BudweiserChevroletHaganInman11900running6110146
822Hershel McGriff04Mark Bloome/Antioch SpeedwayBuickGary Smith11900running4700142
96Bobby Allison22Miller High LifeBuickDiGardNelson11911running10850143
108Richard Petty43STPPontiacPettyPemberton118110running8650139
1116Ron Bouchard47Race Hill FarmBuickJack BeebeIfft11800running5030130
1229Dave Marcis71Miller BrothersOldsmobileMarcis11800running9650127
1332Kyle Petty77-ElevenPontiacPetty11700running4620124
1420Donnie Allison88GatoradePontiacCliff Stewart11700running44100
1525Randy Becker87Becker TruckingBuickRandy Becker11600running1950118
1640Jimmy Means52Broadway MotorsChevroletMeans11500running5125115
1741Sterling Marlin17Hesco Exhaust SystemsPontiacHamby11500running4465112
1839Doug Wheeler13W&W MachineBuickPuskarich11500running2755109
1935Sumner McKnight83McKnight RacingChevroletMcKnight11400running2415106
2015Buddy Baker21ValvolineFordWood BrothersLeonard Wood11300running1675103
2117Jim Robinson78Hammer Security SystemsOldsmobileLois Williams11200running2305100
2212Scott Miller51MDB SystemsPontiacScott Miller11200running157597
2337Buddy Arrington67Arrington Grocery/ServiceDodgeArrington10900wheel319594
2423Trevor Boys48Hylton-McCaigChevroletHylton10100drive line313591
2518Don Waterman38St. John's Auto PartsBuickWaterman10100running142588
2634D.K. Ulrich64Sunny King Ford & HondaFordLangley10100differential232585
2731Ronnie Thomas41McCord GasketsPontiacRonnie Thomas9600differential127582
2833Glenn Francis03Francis Race CarsPontiacGlenn Francis8900shifter122579
2942Pat Mintey35AFR SignsChevroletMintey7300engine117576
3038J.D. McDuffie70McDuffie RacingPontiacMcDuffie6600rocker arm215073
317Harry Gant33Skoal BanditBuickNeedhamCarter6100engine892570
3236John Krebs91Coca-ColaOldsmobileKrebs6000engine110067
3327Morgan Shepherd2My CarBuickStacy4200engine867564
3421Dick Brooks90Chameleon SunglassesFordDonlavey3800connecting rod205061
3513Jim Bown93Wholesale Truck PartsBuickKieper3700throttle102558
3614Roy Smith74Edgett ExcavatingBuickEdgett3600ignition202555
372Ricky Rudd3Piedmont AirlinesChevroletChildressShelmerdine3211engine190057
3824Ron Esau66McDonald'sBuickJack Lee3200ignition87549
3928Rick McCray08CoorsPontiacMcCray2900engine85046
4030Bill Schmitt73Mountain DewChevroletSchmitt1300engine84043
414Joe Ruttman98Levi GarrettPontiacBenfieldBuddy Parrott1200engine184040
4219Jimmy Insolo12Miller High LifeBuickDiGard100handling84037

Points standings

RankDriverPointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5sTop 10s
1Bobby Allison466730061825
2Darrell Waltrip462030762225
3Bill Elliott427930011222
4Richard Petty40423003921
5Terry Labonte400430311120
6Neil Bonnett384230421017
7Harry Gant379030011016
8Dale Earnhardt37323002914
9Ricky Rudd36933042714
10Tim Richmond359730411015
11Dave Marcis3361300007
12Joe Ruttman33423020410
13Kyle Petty3261300002
14Buddy Arrington3158300002
15Ron Bouchard3113281017
16Geoff Bodine3019281059
17Jimmy Means2983280003
18Sterling Marlin2980300001
19Dick Brooks2946300026
20Morgan Shepherd28182600313
21Buddy Baker26112111512
22Ronnie Thomas2515260000
23Tommy Gale2507280001
24D.K. Ulrich2400220002
25Trevor Boys2293230001

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