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1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
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The 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the 34th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 11th modern-era Cup series. The season began on February 14 at the Daytona International Speedway and concluded on November 21 at Riverside International Raceway. Darrell Waltrip took his second straight championship driving for Junior Johnson by 72 points over Bobby Allison.

Teams and drivers

Team Make No. Driver Car Owner Crew Chief
Arrington Racing Dodge Mirada 67 Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington
Benfield Racing Buick Regal 98 Morgan Shepherd Ron Benfield Buddy Parrott
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Dale Earnhardt Bud Moore Bud Moore
Cliff Stewart Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 50 Geoff Bodine (R) Cliff Stewart
DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 14
Buick Regal 14
88 Bobby Allison Bill Gardner Gary Nelson
Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Jody Ridley Junie Donlavey
Hagan Racing Buick Regal 44 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Jake Elder
Hamby Motorsports Buick Regal 20
Pontiac Grand Prix 9
17 Lowell Cowell 1 Roger Hamby
Lake Speed 29
Hylton Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 48 James Hylton James Hylton
Jim Stacy Racing Buick Regal 2 Tim Richmond (R) Jim Stacy Dale Inman
Johnny Hayes Racing Buick Regal 55 Benny Parsons Johnny Hayes
Junior Johnson & Associates Buick Regal 11 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson Jeff Hammond
Langley Racing Ford Thunderbird 64 Tommy Gale Elmo Langley
M. C. Anderson Racing Buick Regal 27 Cale Yarborough M. C. Anderson Tim Brewer
Mach 1 Racing Buick Regal 33 Harry Gant Hal Needham Travis Carter
Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Dave Marcis Dave Marcis
Martin Racing Buick Regal 18
Pontiac Grand Prix 13
02 Mark Martin (R) Bud Reeder
McDuffie Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 70 J. D. McDuffie J. D. McDuffie
Means Racing Buick Regal 52 Jimmy Means Jimmy Means
Melling Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Bill Elliott 21 Harry Melling Ernie Elliott
Petty Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix 42 Kyle Petty 23 Richard Petty Mike Beam
43 Richard Petty Maurice Petty
Race Hill Farm Team Buick Regal 47 Ron Bouchard Jack Beebe David Ifft
RahMoc Enterprises Buick Regal 75 Joe Ruttman Bob Rahilly Bob Rahilly
Ranier-Lundy Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 28 Buddy Baker Harry Ranier Waddell Wilson
Richard Childress Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 3 Ricky Rudd Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine
Thomas Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 25 Ronnie Thomas Ronnie Thomas
Ulrich Racing Buick Regal 6 D. K. Ulrich D. K. Ulrich
Wawak Racing Buick Regal 94 Bobby Wawak Bobby Wawak
Wood Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 21 Neil Bonnett Glen Wood Leonard Wood

Schedule

No. Race Title Track Date
Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 7
UNO Twin 125 Qualifiers February 11
Daytona 500 Consolation Race February 12
1 Daytona 500 February 14
2 Richmond 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond February 21
3 Valleydale 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol March 14
4 Coca-Cola 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton March 21
5 Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham March 28
6 CRC Chemicals Rebel 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington April 4
7 Northwestern Bank 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 18
8 Virginia National Bank 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 25
9 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega May 2
10 Cracker Barrel Country Store 420 Nashville Speedway, Nashville May 8
11 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover May 16
12 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 30
13 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond June 6
14 Budweiser 400 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside June 13
15 Gabriel 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 20
16 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 4
17 Busch Nashville 420 Nashville Speedway, Nashville July 10
18 Mountain Dew 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond July 25
19 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega August 1
20 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn August 22
21 Busch 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol August 28
22 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 6
23 Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond September 12
24 CRC Chemicals 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover September 19
25 Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro October 3
26 National 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 10
27 Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway October 17
28 Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham October 31
29 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton November 7
30 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside November 21

1982 Non-Points Results (Cup Series Speedweeks)

Busch Clash

The 1982 season unofficially kicked off on February 7 with the non-points fourth annual Busch Clash, open to all pole winners from the 1981 season in a 20 lap (50 mi (80 km)) dash. Terry Labonte drew pole position

Top Five

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 21-Neil Bonnett
  4. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 27-Cale Yarborough

Time of Race: 15 minutes, 39 seconds
Caution Flags: None
Margin Of Victory: 1.5 car lengths[1]

  • Of the 13 drivers that started this race, 11 finished the race and all of those finishers were on the lead lap.
  • Bobby Allison became the fourth different winner of this annual race. He took home $50,000.

UNO Twin 125 Qualifiers

On February 11 the Uno Twin 125 Mile Qualifiers were held. Benny Parsons was on the pole for race 1 with a speed of 196.317 mph and Harry Gant was on the pole for race 2 with a speed of 195.609 mph.

Race 1 Top Five

  1. 27-Cale Yarborough
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 88-Bobby Allison
  4. 28-Benny Parsons
  5. 51-A.J. Foyt

Time of Race: 55 minutes, 26 seconds
Caution Flags: 5 for 17 Laps
Margin Of Victory: 2 car lengths[2]

Race 2 Top Five

  1. 1-Buddy Baker
  2. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  3. 2-Joe Ruttman
  4. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 42-Kyle Petty

Time of Race: 51 minutes, 54 seconds
Caution Flags: 2 for 12 Laps
Margin Of Victory: Under Caution[3]

Daytona 500 Consolation Race

On February 12, NASCAR allowed all 14 cars that failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 to race in a consolation race at a 30 lap (75 mi (121 km)) distance. Slick Johnson was on the pole.

Top Five

  1. 29-Tim Richmond (R)
  2. 48-Slick Johnson
  3. 25-Ronnie Thomas
  4. 05-Bill Meazell
  5. 49-James Hylton

Time of Race: 31 minutes, 17 seconds
Caution Flags: 1 for 6 Laps
Margin Of Victory: 0.21 seconds[4]

1982 Season Results

Daytona 500

The 1982 season officially kicked off on February 14 with the Daytona 500 held at the Daytona International Speedway. Benny Parsons won the pole with a speed of 196.317 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 27-Cale Yarborough
  3. 2-Joe Ruttman
  4. 44-Terry Labonte
  5. 9-Bill Elliott
  6. 47-Ron Bouchard
  7. 33-Harry Gant
  8. 1-Buddy Baker
  9. 90-Jody Ridley
  10. 30-Roy Smith

Time of Race: 3 hours 14 minutes 49 seconds
Caution Flags: 5 for 34 Laps
Margin Of Victory: 22.87 seconds

  • Bobby Allison, who had won the Busch Clash on February 7, would dominate the race leading 147 of 200 laps and cruise to victory. Buick would take seven of the first eight finishing spots. There was controversy in Allison's victory as his bumper fell off early in the race.

Richmond 400

The Richmond 400 was run on February 21 at the Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway. Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 93.256 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 71-Dave Marcis
  2. 43-Richard Petty
  3. 27-Benny Parsons
  4. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 44-Terry Labonte
  6. 50-Joe Millikan
  7. 21-Neil Bonnett
  8. 88-Bobby Allison
  9. 47-Ron Bouchard
  10. 98-Morgan Shepherd

Time of Race: 1 hour 51 minutes 30 seconds.
Caution Flags: 6 for 33 laps.
Margin of Victory: Under Caution
Race shortened to 250 of 400 laps due to rain.

  • Dave Marcis captured the final win of his career and the only victory with his own team.

Valleydale 500

The Valleydale 500 was held on March 14 at the Bristol International Raceway. Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 111.068 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  4. 44-Terry Labonte
  5. 88-Bobby Allison
  6. 33-Harry Gant
  7. 43-Richard Petty
  8. 47-Ron Bouchard
  9. 28-Benny Parsons
  10. 71-Dave Marcis

Time of Race: 2 hours 49 minutes 52 seconds
Caution Flags: 3 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 13.2 seconds

Coca-Cola 500

The Coca-Cola 500 was held on March 21 at the Atlanta International Raceway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole with a speed of 163.774 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 43-Richard Petty
  3. 27-Cale Yarborough
  4. 28-Benny Parsons
  5. 33-Harry Gant
  6. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 75-Gary Balough
  8. 44-Terry Labonte
  9. 62-Rick Wilson
  10. 5-Jim Sauter

Time of Race: 3 hours 29 minutes 58 seconds
Caution Flags: 7 for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: Under Caution
Race shortened to 287 of 328 laps due to rain.

Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500

The Carolina 500 was originally scheduled for March 21 but due to rain it was postponed and held on March 28 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway. Benny Parsons won the pole with a speed of 141.577 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 27-Cale Yarborough
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 28-Benny Parsons
  4. 88-Bobby Allison
  5. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 50-Joe Millikan
  7. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  8. 33-Harry Gant
  9. 67-Buddy Arrington
  10. 70-J. D. McDuffie

Time of Race: 4 hours 3 minutes 27 seconds
Caution Flags: 9 for 86 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

  • Cale Yarborough led 51 laps on way to his first Winston Cup victory of 1982.
  • Darrell Waltrip led 148 laps and finished 7th.
  • Neil Bonnett led 128 laps and finished 19th.
  • Gary Balough whom brought out the races final caution flag for a crash ended up finishing 12th. It was his last Cup Series race until 1991 as he was shortly after this event sentenced to prison for drug trafficking charges as was Billie Harvey, Tim Richmond's car owner.

CRC Chemicals Rebel 500

The CRC Chemicals Rebel 500 was held on April 4 at the Darlington Raceway. Buddy Baker won his 1st pole since 1980 with a speed of 153.979 mph. He would them promptly finish last (37th) due to flywheel problems.

Top Ten

  1. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 27-Cale Yarborough
  3. 9-Bill Elliott
  4. 28-Benny Parsons
  5. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  6. 44-Terry Labonte
  7. 02-Mark Martin (R)
  8. 67-Buddy Arrington
  9. 37-Donnie Allison
  10. 24-Lennie Pond

Time of Race: 4 hours 3 minutes 27 seconds
Caution Flags: 8 for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 feet

Northwestern Bank 400

The Northwestern Bank 400 was held on April 18 at the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 114.801 mph .

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 28-Benny Parsons
  5. 43-Richard Petty
  6. 33-Harry Gant
  7. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  8. 88-Bobby Allison
  9. 3-Ricky Rudd
  10. 37-Neil Bonnett

Time of Race: 2 hours 33 minutes 37 seconds
Caution Flags: 6 for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Virginia National Bank 500

The Virginia National Bank 500 was held on April 25 at the Martinsville Speedway. Terry Labonte won the pole with a speed of 89.988 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 33-Harry Gant
  2. 01-Butch Lindley
  3. 21-Neil Bonnett
  4. 3-Ricky Rudd
  5. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  6. 71-Dave Marcis
  7. 02-Mark Martin (R)
  8. 67-Buddy Arrington
  9. 40-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 48-Slick Johnson

Time of Race: 3 hours 30 minutes 1 seconds
Caution Flags: 9 for 46 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

  • Harry Gant led 167 laps on way to his 1st ever Winston Cup victory after finishing in 2nd place 9 different times.

Winston 500

The Winston 500 was held on May 2 at the Alabama International Motor Speedway. Benny Parsons won the pole with a speed of 200.176 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 28-Benny Parsons
  4. 42-Kyle Petty
  5. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 37-Donnie Allison
  7. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  8. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 52-Jimmy Means
  10. 02-Mark Martin (R)

Time of Race: 3 hours 11 minutes 19 seconds
Caution Flags: 8 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 car lengths

  • The lead changed 53 times among 13 drivers. Parsons drafted into the lead with three laps to go; on the final lap he swung low to break the draft, but Waltrip, Labonte, and Petty drafted past on the high side; Parsons edged Petty while Labonte's last-second bid for the win fell short. Darrell Waltrip led 54 laps on way to his 4th Winston Cup victory of 1982.
  • The race is also remembered for the bizarre story of the mysterious L. W. Wright; a con-artist pretending to be a NASCAR veteran. Wright started and finished near the back; then after the race disappeared after the checks for a NASCAR license and car bounced, never to be seen again.

Cracker Barrel Country Store 420

The Cracker Barrel Country Store 420 was held on May 8 at the Nashville Speedway. Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 102.773 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 47-Ron Bouchard
  4. 75-Joe Ruttman
  5. 37-Neil Bonnett
  6. 88-Bobby Allison
  7. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  8. 71-Dave Marcis
  9. 43-Richard Petty
  10. 15-Dale Earnhardt

Time of Race: 2 hours 59 minutes 52 seconds
Caution Flags: 5 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

Mason-Dixon 500

The Mason-Dixon 500 was held on May 16 at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 139.308 mph .

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 71-Dave Marcis
  3. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 44-Terry Labonte
  5. 02-Mark Martin (R)
  6. 47-Ron Bouchard
  7. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  8. 37-Donnie Allison
  9. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  10. 17-Lake Speed

Time of Race: 4 hours 9 minutes 43 seconds
Caution Flags: 6 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 laps

World 600

The World 600 was held on May 30 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. David Pearson won the pole with a speed of 162.511 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 21-Neil Bonnett
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 88-Bobby Allison
  4. 27-Cale Yarborough
  5. 1-Buddy Baker
  6. 90-Jody Ridley
  7. 3-Ricky Rudd
  8. 43-Richard Petty
  9. 71-Dave Marcis
  10. 47-Ron Bouchard

Time of Race: 4 hours 36 minutes 48 seconds
Caution Flags: 10 for 62 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths

Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500

The inaugural Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 was held on June 6 at the Pocono International Raceway. Terry Labonte was on the pole because qualifying was rained out so the line up was set by the current Winston Cup points standings. This was the only time in 1982 that qualifying was rained out.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  3. 28-Benny Parsons
  4. 33-Harry Gant
  5. 44-Terry Labonte
  6. 3-Ricky Rudd
  7. 43-Richard Petty
  8. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  9. 90-Jody Ridley
  10. 71-Dave Marcis

Time of Race: 4 hours 24 minutes 8 seconds
Caution Flags: 7 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

  • Bobby Allison led the most laps (75) in route to his 3rd Winston Cup victory of 1982.
  • Darrell Waltrip led 10 laps and finished 13th.

Budweiser 400

The Budweiser 400 was held on June 13 at the Riverside International Raceway. Terry Labonte won the pole with a speed of 162.511 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  4. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 21-Neil Bonnett
  6. 74-Roy Smith
  7. 90-Jody Ridley
  8. 02-Mark Martin (R)
  9. 47-Ron Bouchard
  10. 25-Jim Reich

Time of Race: 2 hours 23 minutes 51 seconds
Caution Flags: 1 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.82 seconds

  • Rookie Tim Richmond led just 10 laps for his 1st ever Winston Cup victory.
  • Darrell Waltrip had a dismal day falling out of the race after 28 laps with a piston failure finishing 32nd with no laps led.
  • Bobby Allison didn't fare much better falling out of the race after 47 laps with engine failure but he led 15 laps.
  • Terry Labonte padded to his points lead by finishing 2nd and leading the most laps (64). Labonte now led by 144 points over Allison, 210 points over Waltrip.

Gabriel 400

The Gabriel 400 was held on June 20 at the Michigan International Speedway. Ron Bouchard won the pole (his 2nd ever of a total 3) with a speed of 162.404 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 27-Cale Yarborough
  2. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  3. 9-Bill Elliott
  4. 88-Bobby Allison
  5. 3-Ricky Rudd
  6. 42-Kyle Petty
  7. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  8. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  9. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  10. 33-Harry Gant

Time of Race: 3 hours 23 minutes 13 seconds
Caution Flags: 3 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 car lengths

Firecracker 400

The Firecracker 400 was held on July 4 at the Daytona International Speedway. Rookie Geoff Bodine won the first Winston Cup pole of his career (how would win 37 in his career) with a speed of 194.721 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 47-Ron Bouchard
  4. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  5. 03-David Pearson
  6. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  7. 3-Ricky Rudd
  8. 1-Buddy Baker
  9. 17-Lake Speed
  10. 71-Dave Marcis

Time of Race: 2 hours 27 minutes 9 seconds
Caution Flags: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths

Busch Nashville 420

The Busch Nashville 420 was held on July 10 at the Nashville Speedway. Morgan Shepherd won the 1st Winston Cup pole of his career (he would win 7 in his career) with a speed of 103.959 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 44-Terry Labonte
  3. 33-Harry Gant
  4. 3-Ricky Rudd
  5. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  6. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  7. 43-Richard Petty
  8. 90-Jody Ridley
  9. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  10. 47-Ron Bouchard

Time of Race: 2 hours 53 minutes 35 seconds
Caution Flags: 5 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

Mountain Dew 500

The Mountain Dew 500 was held on July 25 at the Pocono International Raceway. Cale Yarborough won the pole with a speed of 150.764 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 43-Richard Petty
  3. 44-Terry Labonte
  4. 47-Ron Bouchard
  5. 28-Buddy Baker
  6. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  7. 75-Joe Ruttman
  8. 71-Dave Marcis
  9. 67-Buddy Arrington
  10. 02-Mark Martin (R)

Time of Race: 4 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds
Caution Flags: 6 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 17 seconds

Talladega 500

The Talladega 500 was held on August 1 at the Alabama International Motor Speedway. Geoff Bodine won the 2nd Winston Cup pole of his career with a speed of 199.4 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 28-Buddy Baker
  3. 43-Richard Petty
  4. 27-Cale Yarborough
  5. 44-Terry Labonte
  6. 9-Bill Elliott
  7. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  8. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  9. 3-Ricky Rudd
  10. 88-Bobby Allison

Time of Race: 2 hours 58 minutes 26 seconds
Caution Flags: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 car length

Champion Spark Plug 400

The Champion Spark Plug 400 was held on August 22 at the Michigan International Speedway. Just over a year after he won his 1st ever pole, Bill Elliott won the 2nd Winston Cup pole of his career with a speed of 162.995 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 43-Richard Petty
  3. 33-Harry Gant
  4. 98-Geoff Bodine (R)
  5. 55-Benny Parsons
  6. 67-Buddy Arrington
  7. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  8. 71-Dave Marcis
  9. 21-Neil Bonnett
  10. 47-Ron Bouchard

Time of Race: 2 hours 45 minutes 53 seconds
Caution Flags: 5 for 29 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths

Busch 500

The Busch 500 was held on August 28 at the Bristol International Raceway. Rookie Tim Richmond won the first Winston Cup pole of his career at a speed of 112.507 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 88-Bobby Allison
  3. 33-Harry Gant
  4. 44-Terry Labonte
  5. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 3-Ricky Rudd
  8. 90-Jody Ridley
  9. 28-Buddy Baker
  10. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)

Time of Race: 2 hours 49 minutes 32 seconds
Caution Flags: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.70 seconds

Southern 500

The Southern 500 was held on September 6 at the Darlington Raceway. David Pearson won the pole with a speed of 155.739 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 27-Cale Yarborough
  2. 43-Richard Petty
  3. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 9-Bill Elliott
  5. 28-Buddy Baker
  6. 17-Lake Speed
  7. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  8. 55-Benny Parsons
  9. 67-Buddy Arrington
  10. 71-Dave Marcis

Time of Race: 4 hours 21 minutes 32 seconds
Caution Flags: 14 for 87 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.79 seconds

  • Cale Yarborough picked up his 3rd Winston Cup victory of 1982. It was his last victory with the M.C. Anderson Racing team.
  • The lead changed 41 times among 17 drivers, the most competitive running in the event's history.

Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400

The Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 was held on September 12 at the Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway. Bobby Allison won the pole with a speed of 93.435 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  3. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  4. 3-Ricky Rudd
  5. 21-Neil Bonnett
  6. 44-Terry Labonte
  7. 33-Harry Gant
  8. 71-Dave Marcis
  9. 28-Buddy Baker
  10. 17-Lake Speed

Time of Race: 2 hours 37 minutes 6 seconds
Caution Flags: 2 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 17 seconds

CRC Chemicals 500

The CRC Chemicals 500 was held on September 19 at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Ricky Rudd won the pole with a speed of 139.384 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 42-Kyle Petty
  3. 9-Bill Elliott
  4. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  5. 55-Benny Parsons
  6. 71-Dave Marcis
  7. 67-Buddy Arrington
  8. 47-Ron Bouchard
  9. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  10. 88-Bobby Allison

Time of Race: 4 hours 38 minutes 43 seconds
Caution Flags: 9 for 67 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths

Holly Farms 400

The Holly Farms 400 was held on October 3 at the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 113.86 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 33-Harry Gant
  3. 44-Terry Labonte
  4. 43-Richard Petty
  5. 50-Geoff Bodine (R)
  6. 75-Joe Ruttman
  7. 47-Ron Bouchard
  8. 17-Lake Speed
  9. 90-Jody Ridley
  10. 42-Kyle Petty

Time of Race: 2 hours 32 minutes 57 seconds
Caution Flags: 4 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 13.8 seconds

National 500

The National 500 was held on October 10 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 164.694 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 33-Harry Gant
  2. 9-Bill Elliott
  3. 03-David Pearson
  4. 75-Joe Ruttman
  5. 55-Benny Parsons
  6. 28-Buddy Baker
  7. 90-Jody Ridley
  8. 43-Richard Petty
  9. 88-Bobby Allison
  10. 62-Rick Wilson

Time of Race: 3 hours 39 minutes 5 seconds
Caution Flags: 6 for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.93 seconds

Old Dominion 500

The Old Dominion 500 was held on October 17 at the Martinsville Speedway. Ricky Rudd won the pole with a speed of 89.132 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 3-Ricky Rudd
  3. 43-Richard Petty
  4. 44-Terry Labonte
  5. 75-Joe Ruttman
  6. 28-Buddy Baker
  7. 90-Jody Ridley
  8. 33-Harry Gant
  9. 52-Jimmy Means
  10. 67-Buddy Arrington

Time of Race: 3 hours 41 minutes 5 seconds
Caution Flags: 10 for 70 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 seconds

  • Darrell Waltrip led 237 laps and picked up his 11th Winston Cup victory of 1982.
  • Bobby Allison blew an engine after leading 98 laps and finished 19th.
  • Waltrip came into this race trailing Allison by 37 points. His victory and Allison's retirement meant Waltrip took over the points lead for the first time all season. Waltrip left Martinsville holding a 37-point lead over Allison.

Warner W. Hodgdon American 500

The Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 was held on October 31 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway. Cale Yarborough won the pole with a speed of 143.22 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 88-Bobby Allison
  3. 21-Neil Bonnett
  4. 44-Terry Labonte
  5. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 43-Richard Petty
  7. 88-Buddy Baker
  8. 47-Ron Bouchard
  9. 48-Lennie Pond
  10. 6-D. K. Ulrich

Time of Race: 4 hours 20 minutes 47 seconds
Caution Flags: 8 for 55 laps
Margin of Victory: 9.5 seconds

  • Darrell Waltrip won his 12th Winston Cup victory of 1982.
  • Bobby Allison led 177 laps but spun out of the pits on Lap 450. He recovered for a 2nd place finish but the difference between he & Waltrip would remain unchanged at 37 points.
  • Wood Brothers Racing with Neil Bonnett led 108 laps. Wood Brothers prepared cars would not lead 100 laps or more in a Cup Series race again until 2017 when Ryan Blaney led for 148 laps at Texas.

Atlanta Journal 500

The Atlanta Journal 500 was held on November 7 at the Atlanta International Raceway. Morgan Shepherd won the pole with a speed of 166.779 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 33-Harry Gant
  3. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  4. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  5. 75-Joe Ruttman
  6. 71-Dave Marcis
  7. 3-Ricky Rudd
  8. 44-Terry Labonte
  9. 5-Rodney Combs
  10. 02-Mark Martin (R)

Time of Race: 3 hours 48 minutes 51 seconds
Caution Flags: 10 for 56 laps
45 lead changes among 14 drivers
Margin of Victory: 0.5 seconds

  • Bobby Allison won his 8th Winston Cup victory of 1982.
  • This was the final Winston Cup race for country singer Marty Robbins before his death in December 1982
  • Rodney Combs made his first NASCAR start in this race
  • Heading into the season finale at Riverside, Waltrip had a 22 point lead over Allison.
  • This was Cale Yarborough's last race in the M. C. Anderson #27. He would complete 73 laps before blowing an engine finishing 35th. He would join TBS as the Driver Expert for the season finale at Riverside.

Winston Western 500

The Winston Western 500 was held on November 21 at the Riverside International Raceway. He had already locked up the season long pole award for winning the most poles but Darrell Waltrip added 1 more to his tally for his 7th pole of 1982 with a speed of 114.995 mph.

Top Ten

  1. 2-Tim Richmond (R)
  2. 3-Ricky Rudd
  3. 11-Darrell Waltrip
  4. 21-Neil Bonnett
  5. 02-Mark Martin (R)
  6. 47-Ron Bouchard
  7. 55-Benny Parsons
  8. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  9. 90-Jody Ridley
  10. 16-Jim Bown

Time of Race: 3 hours 7 minutes 24 seconds
Caution Flags: 3 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 7 seconds

  • Tim Richmond won his 2nd Winston Cup victory of 1982. It was his final victory with the J.D. Stacy team
  • Bobby Allison's title hopes ended on lap 111 of 119 when his engine failed and he finished 16th. It was Allison's last race with the number 88 and the last with sponsor Gatorade. Next season he would use number 22 and retain Miller High Life for sponsorship while staying with DiGard Racing.
  • Waltrip won his second straight title by 72 points over Allison.
  • By virture of finishing 8th & Dale Earnhardt finishing last (42nd), Morgan Shepherd was able to get to 10th in points while Earnhardt fell to 12th in the final standings. Jimmy Means finishing 12th in the race was the other reason for the 12th place final points standings as Means took 11th in the final standings.
  • This would be the last full time (entire season) race for Mark Martin in the Cup Series until 1988.
  • For the second straight season, Terry Labonte failed to win a race.

Final points standings

Rank Driver Points Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Earnings
1 Darrell Waltrip 4489 30 12 17 20 7 923,151
2 Bobby Allison 4417 30 8 14 20 1 795,078
3 Terry Labonte 4211 30 0 17 21 2 398,635
4 Harry Gant 3877 30 2 9 16 1 337,581
5 Richard Petty 3814 30 0 9 16 0 465,793
6 Dave Marcis 3666 30 1 2 14 0 249,026
7 Buddy Arrington 3642 30 0 0 8 0 178,158
8 Ron Bouchard 3545 30 0 3 15 1 375,758
9 Ricky Rudd 3537 30 0 6 13 2 217,139
10 Morgan Shepherd 3451 29 0 6 13 2 166,030
11 Jimmy Means 3423 30 0 0 2 0 154,460
12 Dale Earnhardt 3402 30 1 7 12 1 400,880
13 Jody Ridley 3333 30 0 0 10 0 308,663
14 Mark Martin (R) 3042 30 0 2 8 0 142,710
15 Kyle Petty 3024 29 0 2 4 0 126,285
16 Joe Ruttman 3021 29 0 5 7 0 191,633
17 Neil Bonnett 2966 25 1 7 10 0 158,197
18 Benny Parsons 2892 23 0 10 13 3 252,267
19 J. D. McDuffie 2886 30 0 0 1 0 112,743
20 Lake Speed 2850 30 0 0 5 0 118,457
21 Tommy Gale 2698 26 0 0 0 0 101,485
22 Geoff Bodine (R) 2654 25 0 4 10 2 247,750
23 Buddy Baker 2591 23 0 4 11 1 253,675
24 D. K. Ulrich 2566 25 0 0 1 0 78,120
25 Bill Elliott 2558 21 0 8 9 1 201,030
26 Tim Richmond (R) 2497 26 2 7 12 1 175,980
27 Cale Yarborough 2022 16 3 8 8 2 231,590
28 James Hylton 1514 13 0 0 0 0 49,130
29 Slick Johnson 1261 17 0 0 1 0 44,190
30 Ronnie Thomas 1093 18 0 0 0 0 23,570
31 Bobby Wawak 1002 10 0 0 0 0 23,660
32 Brad Teague 966 9 0 0 0 0 14,300
33 Lennie Pond 756 13 0 0 2 0 45,715
34 Rick Wilson 731 8 0 0 2 0 33,230
35 Joe Millikan 678 8 0 0 2 0 62,325
36 Rick Newsom 619 8 0 0 0 0 12,390
37 David Pearson 613 6 0 2 2 2 55,945
38 Gary Balough 564 5 0 0 1 0 35,735
39 Lowell Cowell 554 5 0 0 0 0 26,215
40 Philip Duffie 542 5 0 0 0 0 13,755
41 H. B. Bailey 462 6 0 0 0 0 9,455
42 Butch Lindley 435 4 0 1 1 0 16,695
43 Dean Combs 431 5 0 0 0 0 7,940
44 Delma Cowart 410 5 0 0 0 0 11,855
45 Donnie Allison 406 9 0 0 3 0 38,180
46 Bobby Hillin Jr. 379 5 0 0 0 0 9,830
47 Roy Smith 375 3 0 0 2 0 26,770
48 Dick Brooks 347 5 0 0 0 0 9,470
49 Connie Saylor 335 7 0 0 0 0 16,225
50 Darryl Sage 324 5 0 0 0 0 4,970
51 Travis Tiller 316 4 0 0 0 0 6,395
52 Bob Schacht 297 3 0 0 0 0 2,880
53 Tom Sneva 285 3 0 0 0 0 15,585
54 Rick McCray 2 0 0 0 0 3,355
55 Dick May 8 0 0 0 0 16,810
56 Jim Bown 246 2 0 0 1 0 4,490
57 Jim Reich 240 2 0 0 1 0 4,865
58 John Callis 234 3 0 0 0 0 2,675
59 Steve Moore 4 0 0 0 0 6,625
60 Jimmy Walker 210 3 0 0 0 0 2,320
61 Jocko Maggiacomo 4 0 0 0 0 3,525
62 Jim Sauter 3 0 0 1 0 23,270
63 Don Waterman 199 2 0 0 0 0 3,805
64 Bill Schmitt 191 2 0 0 0 0 2,210
65 Rusty Wallace 186 3 0 0 0 0 7,655
66 Jim Robinson 182 2 0 0 0 0 2,220
67 John Krebs 158 2 0 0 0 0 201,750
68 Elliott Forbes-Robinson 155 2 0 0 0 0 7,985
69 Jim Lee 155 2 0 0 0 0 1,760
70 A. J. Foyt 146 2 0 0 0 0 9,405
71 Rodney Combs 143 1 0 0 1 0 2,900
72 Mark Stahl 143 2 0 0 0 0 4,240
73 Hershel McGriff 143 2 0 0 0 0 1,545
74 Robin McCall 140 2 0 0 0 0 2,395
75 Tommy Ellis 2 0 0 0 0 3,220
76 Rick Baldwin 127 1 0 0 0 0 6,065
77 Scott Miller 124 1 0 0 0 0 1,495
78 Glenn Francis 121 1 0 0 0 0 1,650
79 Marty Robbins 116 2 0 0 0 0 2,055
80 Jeff McDuffie 115 1 0 0 0 0 1,005
81 Al Loquasto 5 0 0 0 0 14,090
82 Cecil Gordon 4 0 0 0 0 13,920
83 John Anderson 4 0 0 0 0 11,855
84 Don Puskarich 103 1 0 0 0 0 1,870
84 Randy Baker 103 1 0 0 0 0 1,300
86 Trevor Boys 97 1 0 0 0 0 1,200
87 John McFadden 91 1 0 0 0 0 655
88 Tommy Houston 88 1 0 0 0 0 875
89 Richard Brickhouse 2 0 0 0 0 2,610
90 Steve Gray 82 1 0 0 0 0 1,250
91 Joe Fields 3 0 0 0 0 2,610
92 Bob Jarvis 2 0 0 0 0 2,895
93 Bill Scott 79 1 0 0 0 0 2,175
94 Ernie Cline 76 1 0 0 0 0 900
95 Blackie Wangerin 73 1 0 0 0 0 1,600
96 Stan Barrett 70 1 0 0 0 0 5,585
97 Mike Potter 64 2 0 0 0 0 3,535
98 Bob Slawinski 64 1 0 0 0 0 1,745
99 Gil Roth 61 1 0 0 0 0 615
100 Tom Hessert Jr. 58 1 0 0 0 0 950
101 Derrike Cope 55 1 0 0 0 0 625
102 Earle Canavan 2 0 0 0 0 2,380
103 Randy Becker 2 0 0 0 0 1,640
104 Billie Harvey 46 1 0 0 0 0 3,875
104 Glenn Jarrett 46 1 0 0 0 0 735
106 David Simko 2 0 0 0 0 2,700
107 Kevin Terris 40 1 0 0 0 0 525

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Rookie of the year

Geoff Bodine won the rookie of the year even though he only started 25 of the 30 races. However, he had 4 top fives, 10 top tens, 2 poles, and 118 laps led. Mark Martin, his closest competitor for the award, did start all 30 races but he only had 2 top fives, 8 top tens, 0 poles, and 4 laps led.

See also

References

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