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. 12-Bobby Allison
  2. 15-Geoff Bodine
  3. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  4. 06-Mark Martin
  5. 32-Dale Jarrett
  6. 28-Davey Allison
  7. 84-Mike Alexander
  8. 7-Harry Gant
  9. 25-Rob Moroso
  10. 22-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. 84-Mike Alexander
  2. 6-Tommy Houston
  3. 11-Jack Ingram
  4. 99-Tommy Ellis
  5. 32-Dale Jarrett
  6. 21-Larry Pearson
  7. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 8-Dale Earnhardt
  9. 00-Larry Pollard
  10. 25-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. 06-Mark Martin
  2. 84-Mike Alexander
  3. 32-Dale Jarrett
  4. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  5. 7-Harry Gant
  6. 99-Tommy Ellis
  7. 22-Rick Mast
  8. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  9. 00-Larry Pollard
  10. 5-Jimmy Hensley

Miller Classic[edit]

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

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  2. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  3. 25-Rob Moroso
  4. 84-Mike Alexander
  5. 11-Jack Ingram
  6. 41-Max Prestwood
  7. 22-Rick Mast
  8. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 02-Kenny Burks
  10. 00-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. 15-Geoff Bodine
  2. 7-Harry Gant
  3. 32-Dale Jarrett
  4. 8-Dale Earnhardt
  5. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  6. 25-Rob Moroso
  7. 21-Larry Pearson
  8. 72-Rusty Wallace
  9. 06-Mark Martin
  10. 17-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. 8-Dale Earnhardt
  2. 99-Tommy Ellis
  3. 11-Jack Ingram
  4. 25-Rob Moroso
  5. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  6. 90-Ed Berrier
  7. 6-Tommy Houston
  8. 7-Harry Gant
  9. 22-Rick Mast
  10. 75-Brad Teague

Hampton 200[edit]

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

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Tommy Ellis
  2. 21-Larry Pearson
  3. 11-Jack Ingram
  4. 6-Tommy Houston
  5. 00-Larry Pollard
  6. 42-Elton Sawyer
  7. 07-Tommy Sigmon
  8. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 84-Mike Alexander
  10. 14-Ronnie Silver

Pennsylvania 300[edit]

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

Top Ten Results

  1. 22-Rick Mast
  2. 25-Rob Moroso
  3. 12-Bobby Allison
  4. 11-Jack Ingram
  5. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  6. 8-Dale Earnhardt
  7. 00-Larry Pollard
  8. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 39-Steve Grissom
  10. 99-Tommy Ellis

Busch 200[edit]

Top Ten Results

  1. 21-Larry Pearson
  2. 84-Mike Alexander
  3. 99-Tommy Ellis
  4. 14-Ronnie Silver
  5. 6-Tommy Houston
  6. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  7. 25-Rob Moroso
  8. 07-Tommy Sigmon
  9. 24-Joe Thurman
  10. 22-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. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 11-Jack Ingram
  3. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  4. 21-Larry Pearson
  5. 90-Ed Berrier
  6. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  7. 6-Tommy Houston
  8. 14-Ronnie Silver
  9. 84-Mike Alexander
  10. 2-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. 32-Dale Jarrett
  2. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  3. 12-Bobby Allison
  4. 25-Rob Moroso
  5. 8-Dale Earnhardt
  6. 7-Harry Gant
  7. 9-Bill Elliott
  8. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  9. 84-Mike Alexander
  10. 90-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. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  2. 21-Larry Pearson
  3. 52-Ken Schrader
  4. 90-Ed Berrier
  5. 75-Brad Teague
  6. 99-Tommy Ellis
  7. 4-Kelly Moore
  8. 39-Steve Grissom
  9. 96-Tom Peck
  10. 84-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. 6-Tommy Houston
  2. 21-Larry Pearson
  3. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  4. 25-Rob Moroso
  5. 84-Mike Alexander
  6. 99-Tommy Ellis
  7. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 84-Ronnie Silver
  9. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  10. 47-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. 6-Tommy Houston
  2. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  3. 21-Larry Pearson
  4. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  5. 84-Mike Alexander
  6. 02-Kenny Burks
  7. 47-Billy Standridge
  8. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 00-Ronnie Silver
  10. 63-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. 99-Tommy Ellis
  2. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  3. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 84-Mike Alexander
  5. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  6. 90-Ed Berrier
  7. 14-Ronnie Silver
  8. 39-Steve Grissom
  9. 07-Tommy Sigmon
  10. 63-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. 25-Rob Moroso
  2. 21-Larry Pearson
  3. 6-Tommy Houston
  4. 41-Max Prestwood
  5. 11-Jack Ingram
  6. 22-Rick Mast
  7. 42-Elton Sawyer
  8. 75-Brad Teague
  9. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  10. 63-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. 0-Dick McCabe
  2. 47-Kelly Moore
  3. 66-Randy LaJoie
  4. 71-Bobby Dragon
  5. 88-Larry Caron
  6. 26-Darren Bernier
  7. 99-Tommy Ellis
  8. 11-Jack Ingram
  9. 33-Joey Kourafas
  10. 7-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. 21-Larry Pearson
  2. 99-Tommy Ellis
  3. 6-Tommy Houston
  4. 11-Jack Ingram
  5. 22-Rick Mast
  6. 56-Ronald Cooper
  7. 90-Ed Berrier
  8. 42-Elton Sawyer
  9. 07-Tommy Sigmon
  10. 00-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. 6-Tommy Houston
  2. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  3. 99-Tommy Ellis
  4. 11-Jack Ingram
  5. 21-Larry Pearson
  6. 79-Bobby Dotter
  7. 00-Ronnie Silver
  8. 22-Rick Mast
  9. 25-Rob Moroso
  10. 07-Tommy Sigmon

Busch 200[edit]

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

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Tommy Ellis
  2. 11-Jack Ingram
  3. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 6-Tommy Houston
  5. 22-Rick Mast
  6. 25-Rob Moroso
  7. 21-Larry Pearson
  8. 84-Mike Alexander
  9. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 90-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. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  2. 6-Tommy Houston
  3. 99-Tommy Ellis
  4. 21-Larry Pearson
  5. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  6. 79-Bobby Dotter
  7. 06-Mark Martin
  8. 30-Kyle Petty
  9. 91-Tom Harrington
  10. 4-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. 22-Rick Mast
  2. 84-Mike Alexander
  3. 25-Rob Moroso
  4. 90-Ed Berrier
  5. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  6. 6-Tommy Houston
  7. 99-Tommy Ellis
  8. 56-Ronald Cooper
  9. 42-Elton Sawyer
  10. 02-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. 21-Larry Pearson
  2. 84-Mike Alexander
  3. 8-Dale Earnhardt
  4. 7-Harry Gant
  5. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  6. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 28-Davey Allison
  8. 6-Tommy Houston
  9. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  10. 06-Mark Martin

Gatorade 200[edit]

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

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 15-Geoff Bodine
  3. 17-Michael Waltrip
  4. 28-Davey Allison
  5. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 84-Mike Alexander
  8. 25-Rob Moroso
  9. 66-Rusty Wallace
  10. 75-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. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 21-Larry Pearson
  3. 25-Rob Moroso
  4. 99-Tommy Ellis
  5. 39-Steve Grissom
  6. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  7. 07-Tommy Sigmon
  8. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  9. 06-Mark Martin
  10. 90-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. 17-Michael Waltrip
  2. 99-Tommy Ellis
  3. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  4. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  5. 56-Ronald Cooper
  6. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 7-Harry Gant
  8. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  9. 11-Jack Ingram
  10. 28-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. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 84-Mike Alexander
  3. 42-Elton Sawyer
  4. 21-Larry Pearson
  5. 34-Jimmy Spencer
  6. 22-Rick Mast
  7. 56-Ronald Cooper
  8. 0-Joe Millikan
  9. 6-Tommy Houston
  10. 25-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. 25-Rob Moroso
  2. 15-Geoff Bodine
  3. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  4. 52-Ken Schrader
  5. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  6. 99-Tommy Ellis
  7. 5-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 47-Billy Standridge
  9. 66-Rusty Wallace
  10. 32-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. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 8-Dale Earnhardt
  3. 28-Davey Allison
  4. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  5. 6-Tommy Houston
  6. 15-Geoff Bodine
  7. 81-Bobby Hillin, Jr.
  8. 52-Ken Schrader
  9. 99-Tommy Ellis
  10. 79-Dave Rezendes

Winston Classic[edit]

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

Top Ten Results

  1. 7-Harry Gant
  2. 25-Rob Moroso
  3. 99-Tommy Ellis
  4. 2-L.D. Ottinger
  5. 22-Rick Mast
  6. 97-Morgan Shepherd
  7. 42-Elton Sawyer
  8. 75-Brad Teague
  9. 6-Tommy Houston
  10. 81-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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