Budweiser 400

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Budweiser 400
Budweiser.svg
Venue Riverside International Raceway
Sponsor Budweiser
First race 1963
Last race 1988
Distance 249 miles (400 km)
Laps 95
Previous names

Golden State 400 (1963, 1971-1972)

Falstaff 400 (1970)

Tuborg 400 (1973-1975)

Riverside 400 (1976)

NAPA 400 (1977-1978)

NAPA Riverside 400 (1979)

Warner W. Hodgdon 400 (1980-1981)

Budweiser 400 (1982-1988)

The Budweiser 400 was an annual summer NASCAR Winston Cup race held from 1970 to 1988 at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA. A 400-mile race was also run at the track in November 1963. The race distance was 400 miles until 1976 when it was shortened to 249 miles (400 kilometers). The other race at Riverside, the Winston Western 500, was held in January from 1965 to 1981 and November from 1981 to 1987.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1963 Nov 3 Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe Mercury 148 399.6 (643.093) 4:21:37 91.465 Report
1964

1969
Not held
1970 June 14 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 153 400.86 (645.121) 3:57:51 101.12 Report
1971 June 20 Bobby Allison Holman-Moody Dodge 153 400.86 (645.121) 4:17:05 93.427 Report
1972 June 18 Ray Elder Fred Elder Dodge 153 400.86 (645.121) 4:03:32 98.761 Report
1973 June 17 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Chevrolet 153 400.86 (645.121) 4:00:00 100.215 Report
1974 June 9 Cale Yarborough Richard Howard Chevrolet 138* 361.56 (581.874) 3:31:40 102.489 Report
1975 June 8 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 153 400.86 (645.121) 3:58:04 101.028 Report
1976 June 13 David Pearson Wood Brothers Racing Mercury 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:20:31 106.279 Report
1977 June 12 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:22:12 105.021 Report
1978 June 11 Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt Chevrolet 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:23:10 104.311 Report
1979 June 10 Bobby Allison Bud Moore Engineering Ford 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:23:58 103.732 Report
1980 June 8 Darrell Waltrip DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:26:38 101.846 Report
1981 June 14 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Buick 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:39:30 93.597 Report
1982 June 13 Tim Richmond Jim Stacy Buick 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:23:51 103.816 Report
1983 June 5 Ricky Rudd Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:49:35 88.063 Report
1984 June 3 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Chevrolet 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:25:07 102.91 Report
1985 June 2 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Chevrolet 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:23:13 104.276 Report
1986 June 1 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:22:07 105.083 Report
1987 June 21 Tim Richmond Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:26:09 102.183 Report
1988 June 12 Rusty Wallace Blue Max Racing Pontiac 95 248.9 (400.565) 2:43:03 88.341 Report
  • 1974: The Race was shortened by 10% in response to the fuel crisis.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Richard Petty 1970, 1975, 1977
Bobby Allison 1971, 1973, 1979
Darrell Waltrip 1980, 1981, 1986
2 Terry Labonte 1984, 1985
Tim Richmond 1982, 1987

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
9 Chevrolet 1973, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
4 Dodge 1971, 1972, 1975, 1977
2 Mercury 1963, 1976
Buick 1981, 1982

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1988 ESPN Bob Jenkins Ned Jarrett
1987 Larry Nuber Dick Berggren
Richard Petty
1986 TNN Steve Evans Brock Yates
1985
1983 ESPN Bob Jenkins Larry Nuber
1976 CBS Ken Squier Richard Petty

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