1982 Busch 500

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1982 Busch 500
Race details
Race 21 of 30 in the 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season

Date August 28, 1982 (1982-August-28)
Location Bristol International Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee)
Course Permanent racing facility
0.533 mi (0.857 km)
Distance 500 laps, 266.5 mi (428.8 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 80.1 °F (26.7 °C); wind speeds up to 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)[1]
Average speed 94.318 miles per hour (151.790 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Tim Richmond Jim Stacy Racing
Most laps led
Driver Bobby Allison DiGard Motorsports
Laps 169
No. 11
Darrell Waltrip
Junior Johnson & Associates
Television in the United States
Network untelevised
Announcers none

The 1982 Busch 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing event that took place on August 28, 1982 at Bristol International Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.A..

It took almost two hours and fifty minutes for Darrell Waltrip to defeat Bobby Allison and 29 other American-born drivers in front of an audience of 30,000 live spectators.[2] This would make him equal to Cale Yarborough in the number of wins at Bristol Speedway up to this point.[3] Kyle Petty received the last-place finish due to an engine problem on the second lap of this 500-lap race.[2] Tim Richmond earned his pole position after acquiring a top speed of 112.507 miles per hour (181.062 km/h).[2] Almost ¾ of a second would separate Allison from Waltrip. Three cautions were administered on the track for 15 laps.[2] Only seven vehicles would fail to finish the race.[2] Other notable drivers in this race included J.D. McDuffie, Dale Earnhardt, and D.K. Ulrich.[2]

The final win of Tim Richmond's career would occur at this race while Al Loquasto would terminate his NASCAR racing career after this date.[4] After the end of this race, Bobby Allison would develop a slim lead over Terry Labonte for championship points.[5]

Top ten finishers[edit]

  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-Geoffrey Bodine


  1. ^ Weather information for the 1982 Busch 500 at the Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ a b c d e f 1982 Busch 500 racing information at Racing Reference
  3. ^ Memorable Moments at BMS at Google News Archive Search
  4. ^ 1982 Busch 500 results at Race-Database
  5. ^ NASCAR Race Results at Bristol - August 28, 1982 at Driver Averages
Preceded by
1982 Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season
Succeeded by
1982 Southern 500