OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

BUSCH 500

Dale Earnhardt won the 1985 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Busch 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Bristol
  • LENGTH: 0.533 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $200,835

RACE

  • NUMBER: 19
  • NAME: Busch 500
  • DATE: 08-24-1985
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 267
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 11 / 82

WINNER

  • NAME: Dale Earnhardt
  • CAR MAKE: Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 81.388
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 18
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 1 3 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Wrangler Jeans 185 500 343 Running 34,675
2 2 27 Tim Richmond Pontiac Old Milwaukee 175 500 36 Running 19,230
3 4 12 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet Budweiser 170 500 12 Running 13,900
4 10 11 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Budweiser 165 500 87 Running 12,500
5 9 9 Bill Elliott Ford Coors 160 499 16 Running 11,350
6 15 33 Harry Gant Chevrolet Skoal Bandit 150 498 0 Running 10,500
7 12 47 Ron Bouchard Buick Valvoline 146 497 0 Running 5,880
8 24 43 Richard Petty Pontiac STP 142 496 0 Running 7,650
9 6 15 Ricky Rudd Ford Motorcraft 138 495 0 Running 7,450
10 18 75 Lake Speed Pontiac Nationwise Auto Parts 139 490 1 Running 5,610
11 13 88 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Bull Frog Knits 130 488 0 Running 4,550
12 21 2 Rusty Wallace Pontiac Alugard 127 487 0 Running 5,380
13 14 4 Joe Ruttman Chevrolet Folger's Coffee 124 484 0 Running 1,700
14 23 41 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet Wilder's Bolts & Nuts 121 483 0 Running 1,600
15 30 67 Buddy Arrington Ford Vinton Motors 118 481 0 Running 4,320
16 17 7 Kyle Petty Ford 7-Eleven 115 479 0 Running 3,960
17 28 49 Trevor Boys Chevrolet Cleaner Hands Formula 112 478 0 Running 3,600
18 29 64 Clark Dwyer Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 109 462 0 Running 3,440
19 22 90 Ken Schrader Ford Ultra Seal 106 446 0 Suspension 3,730
20 26 6 Eddie Bierschwale Chevrolet U.S. Racing 103 443 0 Running 3,040
21 8 17 Phil Parsons Chevrolet Skoal Bandit 100 434 0 Running 2,840
22 16 22 Bobby Allison Buick Miller American 102 430 4 Crash 1,130
23 19 71 Dave Marcis Oldsmobile Transmissions Unlimited 94 408 0 Running 2,780
24 25 8 Bobby Hillin Jr Chevrolet Trap Rock Industries 91 378 0 Crash 1,750
25 3 5 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet Levi Garrett 88 362 0 Crash 7,950
26 20 95 Mike Alexander Chevrolet Sadler Racing 85 236 0 Oil leak 1,050
27 31 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 82 224 0 Steering 2,030
28 5 77 Greg Sacks Buick Miller American 79 204 0 Crash 6,210
29 7 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Piedmont Airlines 81 165 1 Engine 9,090
30 11 18 Tommy Ellis Chevrolet Eric Freedlander 73 115 0 Engine 970
31 27 68 Mike Potter Ford Eagle Snacks 70 91 0 Engine 970