1982 Winston Western 500

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1982 Winston Western 500
Race details
Race 30 of 30 in the 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
Riverside International Raceway
Riverside International Raceway
Date November 21, 1982 (1982-November-21)
Location Riverside International Raceway (Riverside, California)
Course Permanent racing facility
2.700 mi (4.345 km)
Distance 119 laps, 311.8 mi (501.7 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 59 °F (15 °C); wind speeds up to 2.9 miles per hour (4.7 km/h)[1]
Average speed 99.823 miles per hour (160.650 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates
Most laps led
Driver Tim Richmond Jim Stacy Racing
Laps 92
Winner
No. 2
Tim Richmond
Jim Stacy Racing
Television in the United States
Network TBS
Announcers Buddy Baker
Ken Squier

The 1982 Winston Western 500 is a NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing event held on November 21, 1982, at Riverside International Raceway in the American community of Riverside, California.

Summary[edit]

Tim Richmond would defeat Ricky Rudd after more than three hours (119 laps) of racing action in front of 38000 people.[2] Seven seconds would end up separating the winner from the second-place finisher.[2] Darrell Waltrip would qualify for the race with the pole position driving at speeds of up to 114.995 miles per hour (185.067 km/h) in his individual qualifying session.[2] Dale Earnhardt, known to most racing fans as The Intimidator, would end up becoming "intimidated" himself due to a last-place finish on lap 8 due to an oil leak.[2] There would be 42 drivers on the grid; two of them would be Canadian while the other 40 were born in the United States of America.[2] Only one Chevrolet vehicle would participate in the race; driven by Mr. Jim Reich and owned by Mr. Ivan Baldwin.[2]

Other notable drivers at this race were Benny Parsons, Morgan Shepherd, Mark Martin, J.D. McDuffie, and Terry Labonte.[2] Trevor Boys and Derrike Cope would make their introduction into NASCAR during this race while Reich, Jim Lee, and Terry Herman would retire after this race.[3]

While the total purse of the race would be $203,745 in American dollars ($497,910.63 when adjusted for inflation), the winner of the race would receive $24,730 of the purse ($60,435 when adjusted for inflation) while 41st place finisher Kevin Terris would receive a meager $525 of that same amount ($1,282.99 when adjusted for inflation).[4]

Top ten finishers[edit]

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

Standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points[2]
1 Darrell Waltrip 4489
2 Bobby Allison 4417
3 Terry Labonte 4211
4 Harry Gant 3877
5 Richard Petty 3814

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information for the 1982 Winston Western 500 at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h 1982 Winston Western 500 information at Racing Reference
  3. ^ 1982 Winston Western 500 information at Race-Database
  4. ^ 1982 Winston Western 500 information at Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet
Preceded by
1982 Atlanta Journal 500
NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season
1982-3
Succeeded by
1983 Daytona 500
Preceded by
1981
Winston Western 500 races
1982
Succeeded by
1983