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Qualifying results for this race:​
1​
Bill Elliott
9​
Ford​
45.121​
212.229​
2​
Bobby Allison
22​
Buick​
45.758​
209.274​
3​
Geoffrey Bodine
5​
Chevrolet​
46.001​
208.169​
4​
Cale Yarborough
28​
Ford​
46.018​
208.092​
5​
Sterling Marlin
1​
Chevrolet​
46.088​
207.776​
6​
Morgan Shepherd
47​
Buick​
46.174​
207.389​
7​
Buddy Baker
88​
Oldsmobile​
46.227​
207.151​
8​
Benny Parsons
55​
Oldsmobile​
46.240​
207.093​
9​
Kyle Petty
7​
Ford​
46.306​
206.798​
10​
Bobby Hillin, Jr.
8​
Buick​
46.308​
206.789​
11​
Phil Parsons
66​
Oldsmobile​
46.315​
206.758​
12​
Tim Richmond
25​
Chevrolet​
46.361​
206.552​
13​
Terry Labonte
44​
Oldsmobile​
46.495​
205.957​
14​
Dale Earnhardt
3​
Chevrolet​
46.510​
205.891​
15​
Jody Ridley
75​
Pontiac​
46.516​
205.864​
16​
Rusty Wallace
27​
Pontiac​
46.524​
205.829​
17​
Joe Ruttman
26​
Buick​
46.550​
205.714​
18​
Richard Petty
43​
Pontiac​
46.730​
204.921​
19​
Greg Sacks
10​
Pontiac​
46.751​
204.829​
20​
Ricky Rudd
15​
Ford​
46.790​
204.659​
21​
Rick Wilson
4​
Chevrolet​
46.640​
205.317​
22​
Harry Gant
33​
Chevrolet​
46.683​
205.128​
23​
Tommy Ellis
18​
Chevrolet​
46.799​
204.619​
24​
Darrell Waltrip
11​
Chevrolet​
46.864​
204.335​
25​
Pancho Carter
17​
Chevrolet​
46.903​
204.166​
26​
Ron Bouchard
98​
Pontiac​
46.905​
204.157​
27​
Neil Bonnett
12​
Chevrolet​
46.916​
204.109​
28​
Phil Barkdoll
73​
Ford​
46.918​
204.100​
29​
Chet Fillip
81​
Ford​
46.989​
203.792​
30​
Trevor Boys
6​
Chevrolet​
46.991​
203.783​
31​
Eddie Bierschwale
54​
Chevrolet​
47.000​
203.744​
32​
Dave Marcis
71​
Pontiac​
47.019​
203.662​
33​
Ken Schrader
90​
Ford​
47.022​
203.649​
34​
Connie Saylor
99​
Chevrolet​
47.042​
203.562​
35​
Delma Cowart
0​
Chevrolet​
47.059​
203.489​
36​
Jim Sauter
32​
Chevrolet​
47.121​
203.221​
37​
Michael Waltrip
23​
Pontiac​
47.184​
202.950​
38​
Doug Heveron
94​
Pontiac​
47.201​
202.877​
39​
Ronnie Thomas
48​
Chevrolet​
47.259​
202.628​
40​
Jimmy Means
52​
Chevrolet​
47.274​
202.563​
41​
Buddy Arrington
67​
Ford​
47.279​
202.542​
PR​
42​
Tommy Gale
64​
Ford​
48.300​
198.260​
 

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Bobby Allison & Cale Yarborough were at that race. That's all you need to know. I wasn't even born.
 

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I remember them all. Elliott was in his own zip code for most of the 1985 season. I think he made up about two laps in that race under the green without any drafting help.
 

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1986 Winston 500. B.A took the win while Elliott blew an engine and finished 24th. Of note, Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin and Davey Allison DNQ'd. I believe this race was on ESPN. If so, I likely watched it at my grandparent's house because our neighborhood didn't get cable until 1990.
 

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I don't recall the specifics of that race but I'm sure I would have been watching it.

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1986 Winston 500. B.A took the win while Elliott blew an engine and finished 24th. Of note, Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin and Davey Allison DNQ'd. I believe this race was on ESPN. If so, I likely watched it at my grandparent's house because our neighborhood didn't get cable until 1990.
Same. My grandfather had one of those "contact aliens" size satellite dishes and he got NASCAR on ESPN while our broke arses had the antenna on the roof. I remember watching BA flip into crowd at his house. (Which led to godforsaken plates)
 

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oh yeah, they was nuts back then.. I remember when Cale turned his car into a plane without wings at Daytona about that that year.
On his second Q lap, right? First had pole anyway didn't it?
 

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And before liability insurance premiums went through the roof.
I remember going to Charlotte one year circa 1992 and this dude had a shirt that said "I remember when s*x was safe and racing was dangerous." My 15 year old mind giggled immaturely.
 

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I don't recall the specifics of that race but I'm sure I would have been watching it.

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Bill was leading then blew up. Bobby Allison held off Dale Earnhardt for the win. Dale made his move down the back stretch on the last lap on Bobby and then squeezed Bobby up High against the wall but Bobby never lifted and passed him back off of 4 and won. Fantastic race, Earnhardt after the race in his interview was asked why he couldnt make the pass and he said " you know that was Bobby Allison right? "
 

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Same. My grandfather had one of those "contact aliens" size satellite dishes and he got NASCAR on ESPN while our broke arses had the antenna on the roof. I remember watching BA flip into crowd at his house. (Which led to godforsaken plates)
There was cable service as close as a quarter mile from us in three directions, but because the one mile section of road where we live only had a handful of house on it, Comcast wouldn't bring it done our road. Finally enough of our far wealthier neighbors complained enough and here came the cable.
 

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On his second Q lap, right? First had pole anyway didn't it?
1983 Daytona 500 pole day. First outing for the new Monte Carlo SS, version one with the notch back window. Cale turned 201 on his first lap and stop watches indicated lap two might be about 203 when the Hardees Chevrolet became an airplane. Ricky Rudd in the RCR Piedmont Chevy inherited the pole by default. Cale won the race in his backup Pontiac LeMans, which may have been the same car Benny Parsons did 200 at Talladega the year before.
 

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Here ya go guys, enjoy Bob Jenkins and Larry Nuber calling the last 6 laps of that race, I remember it like it was yesterday, just badassery all around

 

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1983 Daytona 500 pole day. First outing for the new Monte Carlo SS, version one with the notch back window. Cale turned 201 on his first lap and stop watches indicated lap two might be about 203 when the Hardees Chevrolet became an airplane. Ricky Rudd in the RCR Piedmont Chevy inherited the pole by default. Cale won the race in his backup Pontiac LeMans, which may have been the same car Benny Parsons did 200 at Talladega the year before.
I believe his back up was a show car that had on display over at a Hardees. Usually when they hit show car status they are put out to pasture, obsolete. Now its a museum piece with a Daytona 500 win. Pretty incredible
 

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I was around. Wasn't the same race where Elliott got 2 laps down, unlapped himself, and still won the race?
 

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Here ya go guys, enjoy Bob Jenkins and Larry Nuber calling the last 6 laps of that race, I remember it like it was yesterday, just badassery all around


Amazing how bad the video was back in 86, looks like it was rerouted from the moon 😁
 
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