1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
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The 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup 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.

1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers[edit]

Team Make # Driver Sponsor Car Owner Crew Chief
Arrington Racing Dodge Mirada 67 Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales Buddy Arrington
Benfield Racing Buick Regal 98 Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett Ron Benfield Buddy Parrott
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans Bud Moore Bud Moore
Cliff Stewart Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 50 Geoff Bodine Performance Connection Cliff Stewart
DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Buick Regal
88 Bobby Allison Gatorade Bill Gardner Gary Nelson
Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Jody Ridley J.D. Stacy Junie Donlavey
Hagan Racing Buick Regal 44 Terry Labonte Texas Jeans Billy Hagan Jake Elder
Hamby Motorsports Buick Regal
Pontiac Grand Prix
17 Lake Speed Yazoo Mowers Roger Hamby
Hylton Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 48 James Hylton Hylton-McCaig James Hylton
Jim Stacy Racing Buick Regal 2 Tim Richmond J.D. Stacy Jim Stacy Dale Inman
Johnny Hayes Racing Buick Regal 55 Benny Parsons Weyman & Bruton Johnny Hayes
Junior Johnson & Associates Buick Regal 11 Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew Junior Johnson Jeff Hammond
Langley Racing Ford Thunderbird 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Elmo Langley
M.C. Anderson Racing Buick Regal 27 Cale Yarborough Valvoline M. C. Anderson Tim Brewer
Mach 1 Racing Buick Regal 33 Harry Gant 7-Eleven/Skoal Bandit Hal Needham Travis Carter
Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy Dave Marcis
Martin Racing Buick Regal
Pontiac Grand Prix
02 Mark Martin (R) Jolly Rancher Bud Reeder
McDuffie Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 70 J. D. McDuffie Macks Stores J. D. McDuffie
Means Racing Buick Regal 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Jimmy Means
Melling Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Bill Elliott21 Melling Tool Harry Melling Ernie Elliott
Petty Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix 42 Kyle Petty STP Richard Petty Mike Beam
43 Richard Petty Maurice Petty
Race Hill Farm Team Buick Regal 47 Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy Jack Beebe David Ifft
RahMoc Enterprises Buick Regal 75 Joe Ruttman Pet Dairy Bob Rahilly Bob Rahilly
Ranier-Lundy Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 28 Buddy Baker J.D. Stacy Harry Ranier Waddell Wilson
Richard Childress Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 3 Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine
Thomas Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 25 Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing Ronnie Thomas
Ulrich Racing Buick Regal 6 D. K. Ulrich Pentax Cameras D. K. Ulrich
Wawak Racing Buick Regal 94 Bobby Wawak Superior Piping Bobby Wawak
Wood Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 21 Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon Glen Wood Leonard Wood

1982 race results[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]

The 1982 Season kicked off on February 14 with the Daytona 500 held at the Daytona International Speedway. 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.

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

Benny Parsons won the pole with a speed of 196.317 mph. Cale Yarborough and Buddy Baker won the Uno Twin 125 Mile Qualifiers on February 11.
Time of Race: 3 hours 14 minutes 49 seconds
5 Cautions for 34 Laps
Margin Of Victory: 22.87 seconds

Richmond 400[edit]

The Richmond 400 was run on February 21 at the Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway with Dave Marcis capturing the final win of his career in a rain shortened (250 of 400 laps were completed) event.

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

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 93.256 mph.
Time of Race: 1 hour 51 minutes 30 seconds.
6 Cautions for 33 laps.
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Valleydale 500[edit]

The Valleydale 500 was held on March 14 at the Bristol International Raceway. Darrell Waltrip would go on to win his first race of the season. He and Dale Earnhardt would combine to lead 477 of 500 laps.

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

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 111.068 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 49 minutes 52 seconds
3 Cautions for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 13.2 seconds

Coca-Cola 500[edit]

The Coca-Cola 500 was held on March 21 at the Atlanta International Raceway. Darrell Waltrip led 33 laps and when rain hit in the final laps he beat Richard Petty by inches to the race-ending yellow. It was Waltrip's second win of the 1982 Winston Cup season. Dale Earnhardt led 155 laps but finished 28th.

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

Dale Earnhardt won the pole with a speed of 163.774 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours 29 minutes 58 seconds
7 Cautions for 47 laps
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Carolina 500[edit]

The Carolina 500 was held on March 28 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway. 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.

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

Benny Parsons won the pole with a speed of 141.577 mph.
Time of Race: 4 hours 3 minutes 27 seconds
9 Cautions for 86 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

CRC Chemicals Rebel 500[edit]

The CRC Chemicals Rebel 500 was held on April 4 at the Darlington Raceway. Dale Earnhardt led 181 laps on way to his only Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Buddy Baker won the pole with a speed of 153.979 mph .
Time of Race: 4 hours 3 minutes 27 seconds
8 Cautions for 53 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 feet

Northwestern Bank 400[edit]

The Northwestern Bank 400 was held on April 18 at the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Darrell Waltrip led 345 laps on way to his 3rd Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 114.801 mph .
Time of Race: 2 hours 33 minutes 37 seconds
6 Cautions for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Virginia National Bank 500[edit]

The Virginia National Bank 500 was held on April 25 at the Martinsville Speedway. Harry Gant led 167 laps on way to victory.

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
  8. 67-Buddy Arrington
  9. 40-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 48-Slick Johnson

Terry Labonte won the pole with a speed of 89.988 mph .
Time of Race: 3 hours 30 minutes 1 seconds
9 Cautions for 46 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

Winston 500[edit]

The Winston 500 was held on May 2 at the Alabama International Motor Speedway. Darrell Waltrip led 54 laps on way to his 4th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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
  8. 15-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 52-Jimmy Means
  10. 02-Mark Martin

Benny Parsons won the pole with a speed of 200.176 mph .
Time of Race: 3 hours 11 minutes 19 seconds
8 Cautions 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.

Cracker Barrel Country Store 420[edit]

The Cracker Barrel Country Store 420 was held on May 8 at the Nashville Speedway. Darrell Waltrip led 419 laps on way to his 5th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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
  8. 71-Dave Marcis
  9. 43-Richard Petty
  10. 15-Dale Earnhardt

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 102.773 mph .
Time of Race: 2 hours 59 minutes 52 seconds
5 Cautions for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

Mason-Dixon 500[edit]

The Mason-Dixon 500 was held on May 16 at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Bobby Allison led 486 laps on way to his 2nd Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 139.308 mph .
Time of Race: 4 hours 9 minutes 43 seconds
6 Cautions for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 laps

Allison led 488 laps for the first Winston Cup win by a car equipped with power steering.

World 600[edit]

The World 600 was held on May 30 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Neil Bonnett won his only Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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

David Pearson won the pole with a speed of 162.511 mph .
Time of Race: 4 hours 36 minutes 48 seconds
10 Cautions for 62 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths

Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500[edit]

The Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 was held on June 6 at the Pocono International Raceway. Bobby Allison led 75 laps on way to his 3rd Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Terry Labonte was on the pole because qualifying was rained out.
Time of Race: 4 hours 24 minutes 8 seconds
7 cautions for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Budweiser 400[edit]

The Budweiser 400 was held on June 13 at the Riverside International Raceway. Tim Richmond led just 10 laps for his 1st Winston Cup victory.

Top Ten

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

Terry Labonte won the pole with a speed of 162.511 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 23 minutes 51 seconds
1 caution for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.82 seconds

Gabriel 400[edit]

The Gabriel 400 was held on June 20 at the Michigan International Speedway. Cale Yarborough led 73 laps for his 2nd Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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-Geoffrey Bodine
  10. 33-Harry Gant

Ron Bouchard won the pole with a speed of 162.404 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours 23 minutes 13 seconds
3 cautions for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 car lengths

Firecracker 400[edit]

The Firecracker 400 was held on July 4 at the Daytona International Speedway. Bobby Allison won his 4th Winston Cup race of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Geoff Bodine won the pole with a speed of 194.721 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 27 minutes 9 seconds
5 cautions for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths

Busch Nashville 420[edit]

The Busch Nashville 420 was held on July 10 at the Nashville Speedway. Darrell Waltrip led 400 laps for his 6th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Morgan Shepard won the pole with a speed of 103.959 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 53 minutes 35 seconds
5 cautions for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap

Mountain Dew 500[edit]

The Mountain Dew 500 was held on July 25 at the Pocono International Raceway. Bobby Allison only led 16 laps but picked up his 5th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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

Cale Yarborough won the pole with a speed of 150.764 mph.
Time of Race: 4 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds
6 cautions for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 17 seconds

Talladega 500[edit]

The Talladega 500 was held on August 1 at the Alabama International Motor Speedway. Darrell Waltrip led 107 laps to pick up his 7th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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
  8. 98-Morgan Shepherd
  9. 3-Ricky Rudd
  10. 88-Bobby Allison

Geoff Bodine won the pole with a speed of 199.4 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 58 minutes 26 seconds
5 cautions for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 car length

Champion Spark Plug 400[edit]

The Champion Spark Plug 400 was held on August 22 at the Michigan International Speedway. Bobby Allison picked up his 6th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Bill Elliott won the pole with a speed of 162.995 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 45 minutes 53 seconds
5 cautions for 29 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 car lengths

Busch 500[edit]

Main article: 1982 Busch 500

The Busch 500 was held on August 28 at the Bristol International Raceway. Darrell Waltrip picked up his 8th Winston Cup victory of 1982. Bobby Allison would lead 169 laps but finish second.

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-Geoffrey Bodine

Tim Richmond won the first Winston Cup pole of his career at a speed of 112.507 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 49 minutes 32 seconds
3 Cautions for 15 laps
Margin of Victory 0.70 seconds

Southern 500[edit]

The Southern 500 was held on September 6 at the Darlington Raceway. Cale Yarborough picked up his 3rd Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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-Geoffrey Bodine
  8. 55-Benny Parsons
  9. 67-Buddy Arrington
  10. 71-Dave Marcis

David Pearson won the pole with a speed of 155.739 mph.
Time of Race: 4 hours 21 minutes 32 seconds
14 Cautions for 87 laps
Margin of Victory 0.79 seconds

Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400[edit]

The Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 was held on September 12 at the Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway. Bobby Allison picked up his 7th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

  1. 88-Bobby Allison
  2. 2-Tim Richmond
  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

Bobby Allison won the pole with a speed of 93.435 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 37 minutes 6 seconds
2 Cautions for 12 laps
Margin of Victory 17 seconds

CRC Chemicals 500[edit]

The CRC Chemicals 500 was held on September 19 at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Darrell Waltrip picked up his 9th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Ricky Rudd won the pole with a speed of 139.384 mph.
Time of Race: 4 hours 38 minutes 43 seconds
9 Cautions for 67 laps
Margin of Victory 2 car lengths

Holly Farms 400[edit]

The Holly Farms 400 was held on October 3 at the North Wilkesboro Speedway. Darrell Waltrip led 329 laps and picked up his 10th Winston Cup victory of 1982. The only other lap leader was Bobby Allison who led 71 laps but only completed 141 laps before having an engine problem.

Top Ten

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

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 113.86 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours 32 minutes 57 seconds
4 Cautions for 26 laps
Margin of Victory 13.8 seconds

National 500[edit]

The National 500 was held on October 10 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Harry Gant won his 2nd Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 164.694 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours 39 minutes 5 seconds
6 Cautions for 34 laps
Margin of Victory 2.93 seconds

Old Dominion 500[edit]

The Old Dominion 500 was held on October 17 at the Martinsville Speedway. Darrell Waltrip led 237 laps and picked up his 11th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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

Ricky Rudd won the pole with a speed of 89.132 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours 41 minutes 5 seconds
10 Cautions for 70 laps
Margin of Victory 2 seconds

Warner W. Hodgdon American 500[edit]

The Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 was held on October 31 at the North Carolina Motor Speedway. Darrell Waltrip won his 12th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

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. 43-Ron Bouchard
  9. 48-Lennie Pond
  10. 6-D.K. Ulrich

Cale Yarborough won the pole with a speed of 143.22 mph.
Time of Race: 4 hours 20 minutes 47 seconds
8 Cautions for 55 laps
Margin of Victory 9.5 seconds

Atlanta Journal 500[edit]

The Atlanta Journal 500 was held on November 7 at the Atlanta International Raceway. Bobby Allison won his 8th Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

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

Morgan Shepard won the pole with a speed of 166.779 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours 48 minutes 51 seconds
10 Cautions for 56 laps
Margin of Victory 0.5 seconds

Winston Western 500[edit]

The Winston Western 500 was held on November 21 at the Riverside International Raceway. Tim Richmond won his 2nd Winston Cup victory of 1982.

Top Ten

  1. 2-Tim Richmond
  2. 3-Ricky Rudd
  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

Darrell Waltrip won the pole with a speed of 114.995 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours 7 minutes 24 seconds
3 Cautions for 16 laps
Margin of Victory 7 seconds

Final points standings[edit]

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

The above information is from Racing Reference