1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season
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The 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 20. Bobby Allison was Winston Cup champion at the end of the season finishing 47 points ahead of Darrell Waltrip. Sterling Marlin was named NASCAR Rookie of the Year.

1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Drivers[edit]

Team Make # Driver Sponsor Car Owner Crew Chief
Arrington Racing Chrysler Imperial 67 Buddy Arrington Arrington Racing Buddy Arrington
Benfield Racing Buick Regal 98 Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett Ron Benfield Buddy Parrott
Blue Max Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 27 Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee Raymond Beadle Tim Brewer
Bobby Hawkins Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 David Pearson Chattanooga Chew Bobby Hawkins
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Jeans Bud Moore Bud Moore
Cliff Stewart Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 88 Geoff Bodine Gatorade Cliff Stewart
DiGard Motorsports Buick Regal 22 Bobby Allison Miller American Bill Gardner Gary Nelson
Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses Junie Donlavey
Ellington Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1 Lake Speed UNO/Bull Frog Knits Hoss Ellington Runt Pittman
Hagan Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44 Terry Labonte Budweiser Billy Hagan Dale Inman
Hamby Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix 17 Sterling Marlin (R) Hesco Exhaust Systems Roger Hamby
Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Buick Regal
26 Ronnie Hopkins (R) Food Country USA Charlie Henderson
Hillin Racing Buick Regal 8 Bobby Hillin Jr. (R) Trap Rock Industries Bobby Hillin Sr. Harry Hyde
Hylton Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 48 Trevor Boys (R)/James Hylton Hylton-McCaig James Hylton
Jim Stacy Racing Buick Regal 2 Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales Jim Stacy
Johnny Hayes Racing Buick Regal
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
55 Benny Parsons Skoal/Copenhagen Johnny Hayes Cliff Champion
Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger Junior Johnson Jeff Hammond
Langley Racing Ford Thunderbird 64 Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda Elmo Langley
Mach 1 Racing Buick Regal 33 Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Hal Needham Travis Carter
Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Dave Marcis W.H. Bolin Dave Marcis
McDuffie Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 70 J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing J.D. McDuffie
Means Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 52 Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Jimmy Means
Melling Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps Harry Melling Ernie Elliott
Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 Mark Martin Morgan-McClure Motorsports Larry McClure
Petty Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix 7 Kyle Petty 7-Eleven Richard Petty Maurice Petty
43 Richard Petty STP Robin Pemberton
Race Hill Farm Team Buick Regal 47 Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm Team Jack Beebe David Ifft
RahMoc Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo 75 Neil Bonnett Hodgdon Bob Rahilly Bob Rahilly
Ranier-Lundy Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 28 Cale Yarborough Hardee's Harry Ranier Waddell Wilson
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine
Robert McEntyre Racing Buick Regal
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
84 Jody Ridley Cumberland Carpet Mills Robert McEntyre
Thomas Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 41 Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets Ronnie Thomas
Ulrich Racing Buick Regal 6 D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing D.K. Ulrich
Wood Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 21 Buddy Baker Valvoline Glen Wood Leonard Wood

Daytona 500[edit]

Main article: 1983 Daytona 500

Season recap[edit]

Race # Date Event Circuit Winner
February 14 Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway Neil Bonnett
1 February 20 Daytona 500 Cale Yarborough
2 February 27 Richmond 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Bobby Allison
3 March 6 & 13 Hodgdon Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway Richard Petty
4 March 27 Coca-Cola 500 Atlanta International Raceway Cale Yarborough
5 April 10 TranSouth 500 Darlington International Raceway Harry Gant
6 April 17 Northwestern Bank 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Darrell Waltrip
7 April 24 Virginia National Bank 500 Martinsville Speedway Darrell Waltrip
8 May 1 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Richard Petty
9 May 7 Marty Robbins 420 Nashville Speedway Darrell Waltrip
10 May 15 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Bobby Allison
11 May 22 Valleydale 500 Bristol International Raceway Darrell Waltrip
12 May 28 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Neil Bonnett
13 June 5 Budweiser 400 Riverside International Raceway Ricky Rudd
14 June 12 Van Scoy 500 Pocono Raceway Bobby Allison
15 June 19 Gabriel 400 Michigan International Speedway Cale Yarborough
16 July 4 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway Buddy Baker
17 July 16 Busch Nashville 420 Nashville Speedway Dale Earnhardt
18 July 24 Like Cola 500 Pocono Raceway Tim Richmond
19 July 31 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Dale Earnhardt
20 August 21 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway Cale Yarborough
21 August 27 Busch 500 Bristol International Raceway Darrell Waltrip
22 September 5 Southern 500 Darlington International Raceway Bobby Allison
23 September 11 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Bobby Allison
24 September 20 Budweiser 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Bobby Allison
25 September 25 Goody's 500 Martinsville Speedway Ricky Rudd
26 October 2 Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Darrell Waltrip
27 October 9 Miller 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Richard Petty
28 October 30 Hodgdon American 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway Terry Labonte
29 November 6 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway Neil Bonnett
30 November 20 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway Bill Elliott

Final Point Standings[edit]

  1. 22-Bobby Allison 4667
  2. 11-Darrell Waltrip 4620
  3. 9-Bill Elliott 4279
  4. 43-Richard Petty 4042
  5. 44-Terry Labonte 4004
  6. 75-Neil Bonnett 3842
  7. 33-Harry Gant 3790
  8. 15-Dale Earnhardt 3732
  9. 3-Ricky Rudd 3693
  10. 27-Tim Richmond 3612

References[edit]