1988 NASCAR Busch Series

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1988 NASCAR Busch Series season
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The 1988 NASCAR Busch Series season began February 13 and ended October 30. Tommy Ellis of J&J Racing won the championship.

Goody's 300[edit]

The Goody's 300 was held February 13 at Daytona International Speedway. Mike Swaim won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Bobby Allison
  2. Geoff Bodine
  3. Darrell Waltrip
  4. Mark Martin
  5. Dale Jarrett
  6. Davey Allison
  7. Mike Alexander
  8. Harry Gant
  9. Rob Moroso
  10. Rick Mast

Mountain Dew 400[edit]

The Mountain Dew 400 was held February 28 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Dale Jarrett won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Mike Alexander
  2. Tommy Houston
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Tommy Ellis
  5. Dale Jarrett
  6. Larry Pearson
  7. Jimmy Hensley
  8. Dale Jarrett
  9. Larry Pollard
  10. Rob Moroso

Goodwrench 200[edit]

The Goodwrench 200 was held March 5 at North Carolina Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Mark Martin
  2. Mike Alexander
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  5. Harry Gant
  6. Tommy Ellis
  7. Rick Mast
  8. Morgan Shepherd
  9. Larry Pollard
  10. Jimmy Hensley

Miller Classic[edit]

The Miller Classic was held March 13 at Martinsville Speedway. Larry Pearson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jimmy Hensley
  2. L.D. Ottinger
  3. Rob Moroso
  4. Mike Alexander
  5. Jack Ingram
  6. Max Prestwood
  7. Rick Mast
  8. Jimmy Spencer
  9. Kenny Burks
  10. Larry Pollard

Country Squire 200[edit]

The Country Sqiure 200 was held March 26 at Darlington Raceway. Geoff Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Geoff Bodine
  2. Harry Gant
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Dale Earnhardt
  5. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  6. Rob Moroso
  7. Larry Pearson
  8. Rusty Wallace
  9. Mark Martin
  10. Darrell Waltrip

Budweiser 200[edit]

The Budweiser 200 was held April 9 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Larry Pearson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Dale Earnhardt
  2. Tommy Ellis
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Rob Moroso
  5. Jimmy Spencer
  6. Ed Berrier
  7. Tommy Houston
  8. Harry Gant
  9. Rick Mast
  10. Brad Teague

Hampton 200[edit]

The Hampton 200 was held April 30 at Langley Speedway. Tommy Ellis won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Larry Pearson
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Tommy Houston
  5. Larry Pollard
  6. Elton Sawyer
  7. Tommy Sigmon
  8. Jimmy Spencer
  9. Mike Alexander
  10. Ronnie Silver

Pennsylvania 300[edit]

The Pennsylvania 300 was held May 7 at Nazareth Speedway. Mike Alexander won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Rick Mast
  2. Rob Moroso
  3. Bobby Allison
  4. Jack Ingram
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Dale Earnhardt
  7. Larry Pollard
  8. Jimmy Spencer
  9. Steve Grissom
  10. Tommy Ellis

Busch 200[edit]

Top Ten Results

  1. Joe Thurman
  2. Mike Alexander
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. Ronnie Silver
  5. Tommy Houston
  6. L.D. Ottinger
  7. Rob Moroso
  8. Tommy Sigmon
  9. Dale Jarrett
  10. Rick Mast

CarQuest 200[edit]

The CarQuest 200 was held May 21 at Nashville Speedway USA. Larry Pearson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Darrell Waltrip
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Jimmy Spencer
  4. Larry Pearson
  5. Ed Berrier
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Tommy Houston
  8. Ronnie Silver
  9. Mike Alexander
  10. L.D. Ottinger

Winn-Dixie 300[edit]

The Winn-Dixie 300 was held May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Geoff Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Dale Jarrett
  2. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  3. Bobby Allison
  4. Rob Moroso
  5. Dale Earnhardt
  6. Harry Gant
  7. Bill Elliott
  8. Morgan Shepherd
  9. Mike Alexander
  10. Ed Berrier

Budweiser 200[edit]

The Budweiser 200 was held June 4 at Dover International Speedway. Mike Alexander won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  2. Larry Pearson
  3. Ken Schrader
  4. Ed Berrier
  5. Brad Teague
  6. Tommy Ellis
  7. Kelly Moore
  8. Steve Grissom
  9. Tom Peck
  10. Mike Alexander

Roses Stores 150[edit]

The Roses Stores 150 was held June 11 at Orange County Speedway. Tommy Houston won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Houston
  2. Larry Pearson
  3. Jimmy Spencer
  4. Rob Moroso
  5. Mike Alexander
  6. Tommy Ellis
  7. Jimmy Hensley
  8. Ronnie Silver
  9. L.D. Ottinger
  10. Billy Standridge

Big Star/Coca-Cola 200[edit]

The Big Star/Coca-Cola 200 was held June 19 at Lanier Speedway. Larry Pearson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Houston
  2. Jimmy Hensley
  3. Larry Pearson
  4. L.D. Ottinger
  5. Mike Alexander
  6. Kenny Burks
  7. Billy Standridge
  8. Jimmy Spencer
  9. Ronnie Silver
  10. Mike Swaim

Granger Select 200[edit]

The Granger Select 200 was held June 25 at Louisville Motor Speedway. Bobby Dotter won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. L.D. Ottinger
  3. Jimmy Hensley
  4. Mike Alexander
  5. Jimmy Spencer
  6. Ed Berrier
  7. Ronnie Silver
  8. Steve Grissom
  9. Tommy Sigmon
  10. Mike Swaim

Myrtle Beach 200[edit]

The Myrtle Beach 200 was held July 2 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. L.D. Ottinger won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Rob Moroso
  2. Larry Pearson
  3. Tommy Houston
  4. Max Prestwood
  5. Jack Ingram
  6. Rick Mast
  7. Elton Sawyer
  8. Brad Teague
  9. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  10. Mike Swaim

Oxford 250[edit]

The Oxford 250 was held July 10 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Larry Pearson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Dick McCabe
  2. Kelly Moore
  3. Randy LaJoie
  4. Bobby Dragon
  5. Larry Caron
  6. Darren Bernier
  7. Tommy Ellis
  8. Jack Ingram
  9. Joey Kourafas
  10. Chuck Bown

Coors 200[edit]

The Coors 200 was held July 16 at South Boston Speedway. Rob Moroso won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Larry Pearson
  2. Tommy Ellis
  3. Tommy Houston
  4. Jack Ingram
  5. Rick Mast
  6. Ronald Cooper
  7. Ed Berrier
  8. Elton Sawyer
  9. Tommy Sigmon
  10. Ronnie Silver

Pepsi 200[edit]

The Pepsi 200 was held July 23 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Rob Moroso won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Houston
  2. Jimmy Hensley
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. Jack Ingram
  5. Larry Pearson
  6. Bobby Dotter
  7. Ronnie Silver
  8. Rick Mast
  9. Rob Moroso
  10. Tommy Sigmon

Busch 200[edit]

The Busch 200 was held July 30 at Langley Speedway. Tommy Ellis won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Jimmy Hensley
  4. Tommy Houston
  5. Rick Mast
  6. Rob Moroso
  7. Larry Pearson
  8. Mike Alexander
  9. Jimmy Spencer
  10. Ed Berrier

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held August 6 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Kelly Moore won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Morgan Shepherd
  2. Tommy Houston
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. Larry Pearson
  5. Darrell Waltrip
  6. Bobby Dotter
  7. Mark Martin
  8. Kyle Petty
  9. Tom Harrington
  10. Kelly Moore

Poole Equipment 150[edit]

The Poole Equipment 150 was held August 13 at Orange County Speedway. Larry Pearson won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Rick Mast
  2. Mike Alexander
  3. Rob Moroso
  4. Ed Berrier
  5. L.D. Ottinger
  6. Tommy Houston
  7. Tommy Ellis
  8. Ronald Cooper
  9. Elton Sawyer
  10. Kenny Burks

Tri-City Pontiac 200[edit]

The Tri-City Pontiac 200 was held August 26 at Bristol International Speedway. Tommy Ellis won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Larry Pearson
  2. Mike Alexander
  3. Dale Earnhardt
  4. Harry Gant
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Jimmy Spencer
  7. Davey Allison
  8. Tommy Houston
  9. L.D. Ottinger
  10. Mark Martin

Gatorade 200[edit]

The Gatorade 200 was held September 3 at Darlington Raceway. Geoff Bodine won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Harry Gant
  2. Geoff Bodine
  3. Michael Waltrip
  4. Davey Allison
  5. Morgan Shepherd
  6. Jimmy Spencer
  7. Mike Alexander
  8. Rob Moroso
  9. Rusty Wallace
  10. Brad Teague

Commonwealth 200[edit]

The Commonwealth 200 was held September 10 at Richmond International Raceway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Harry Gant
  2. Larry Pearson
  3. Rob Moroso
  4. Tommy Ellis
  5. Steve Grissom
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Tommy Sigmon
  8. L.D. Ottinger
  9. Mark Martin
  10. Ed Berrier

NOTE: This was the first race held at the newly expanded Richmond International Raceway, expanded from .542 mile to the new .750 mile distance in February.

Grand National 200[edit]

The Grand National 200 was held September 17 at Dover International Speedway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Michael Waltrip
  2. Tommy Ellis
  3. Morgan Shepherd
  4. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  5. Ronald Cooper
  6. Jimmy Spencer
  7. Harry Gant
  8. L.D. Ottinger
  9. Jack Ingram
  10. Davey Allison

Advance Auto 150[edit]

The Advance Auto 150 was held September 24 at Martinsville Speedway. Tommy Ellis won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Harry Gant
  2. Mike Alexander
  3. Elton Sawyer
  4. Larry Pearson
  5. Jimmy Spencer
  6. Rick Mast
  7. Ronald Cooper
  8. Joe Millikan
  9. Tommy Houston
  10. Rob Moroso

All Pro 300[edit]

The All Pro 300 was held October 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Rob Moroso
  2. Geoff Bodine
  3. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  4. Ken Schrader
  5. Darrell Waltrip
  6. Tommy Ellis
  7. Jimmy Hensley
  8. Billy Standridge
  9. Rusty Wallace
  10. Dale Jarrett

AC-Delco 200[edit]

The AC-Delco 200 was held October 22 at North Carolina Motor Speedway. Harry Gant won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Harry Gant
  2. Dale Earnhardt
  3. Davey Allison
  4. Darrell Waltrip
  5. Tommy Houston
  6. Geoff Bodine
  7. Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  8. Ken Schrader
  9. Tommy Ellis
  10. Dave Rezendes

Winston Classic[edit]

The Winston Classic was held October 30 at Martinsville Speedway. Tommy Houston won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. Harry Gant
  2. Rob Moroso
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. L.D. Ottinger
  5. Rick Mast
  6. Morgan Shepherd
  7. Elton Sawyer
  8. Brad Teague
  9. Tommy Houston
  10. Bobby Hillin, Jr.

Final points standings[edit]

  1. Tommy Ellis - 4281
  2. Rob Moroso - 3986
  3. Larry Pearson - 3981
  4. Mike Alexander - 3966
  5. Tommy Houston - 3964
  6. Jimmy Hensley - 3837
  7. Jimmy Spencer - 3801
  8. Rick Mast - 3773
  9. L.D. Ottinger - 3670
  10. Jack Ingram - 3485
  11. Ed Berrier - 3204
  12. Billy Standridge - 3040
  13. Steve Grissom - 2969
  14. Mike Swaim - 2918
  15. Ronald Cooper - 2843
  16. Elton Sawyer - 2686
  17. Tommy Sigmon - 2639
  18. Joe Thurman - 2486
  19. Harry Gant - 2238
  20. Ronnie Silver - 2217
  21. Kenny Burks - 1968
  22. Bobby Hillin, Jr. - 1945
  23. Brad Teague - 1781
  24. Morgan Shepherd - 1646
  25. Dale Earnhardt - 1633
  26. Dale Jarrett - 1607
  27. Bobby Dotter - 1600
  28. Larry Pollard - 1489
  29. Darrell Waltrip - 1262
  30. Mark Martin - 1211
  31. Geoff Bodine - 1171
  32. Davey Allison - 1111
  33. Ken Schrader - 1050
  34. Patty Moise - 1001
  35. Max Prestwood - 846
  36. Dale Shaw - 756
  37. Bobby Allison - 656
  38. Tom Peck - 596
  39. Jamie Aube - 587
  40. Jeff Burton - 569
  41. Bosco Lowe - 553
  42. Kelly Moore - 548
  43. Kyle Petty - 537
  44. Tom Harrington - 477
  45. Joe Millikan - 455
  46. Sterling Marlin - 445
  47. Mike Porter - 430
  48. Joe Bessey - 428
  49. Donny Ling, Jr. - 424
  50. Brett Hearn - 410

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