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 is the 35th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 12th modern-era Cup series 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.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Make No. Driver Car Owner Crew Chief
Arrington Racing Chrysler Imperial
Dodge Mirada
67 Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington
Benfield Racing Buick Regal 98 Joe Ruttman Ron Benfield Buddy Parrott
Blue Max Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 27 Tim Richmond Raymond Beadle Tim Brewer
Bobby Hawkins Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 David Pearson Bobby Hawkins
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Dale Earnhardt Bud Moore Bud Moore
Cliff Stewart Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 88 Geoff Bodine Cliff Stewart
DiGard Motorsports Buick Regal 22 Bobby Allison Bill Gardner Gary Nelson
Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Dick Brooks Junie Donlavey
Ellington Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1 Lake Speed Hoss Ellington Runt Pittman
Hagan Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Dale Inman
Hamby Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix 17 Sterling Marlin (R) Roger Hamby
Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Buick Regal
26 Ronnie Hopkins (R) Charlie Henderson
Hillin Racing Buick Regal 8 Bobby Hillin Jr. (R) Bobby Hillin Sr. Harry Hyde
Hylton Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 48 Trevor Boys (R)/James Hylton James Hylton
Jim Stacy Racing Buick Regal 2 Morgan Shepherd Jim Stacy
Johnny Hayes Racing Buick Regal
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
55 Benny Parsons Johnny Hayes Cliff Champion
Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson Jeff Hammond
Langley Racing Ford Thunderbird 64 Tommy Gale Elmo Langley
Mach 1 Racing Buick Regal 33 Harry Gant Hal Needham Travis Carter
Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Dave Marcis Dave Marcis
McDuffie Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 70 J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie
Means Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 52 Jimmy Means Jimmy Means
Melling Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Bill Elliott Harry Melling Ernie Elliott
Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 Mark Martin Larry McClure
Petty Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix 7 Kyle Petty Richard Petty Maurice Petty
43 Richard Petty Robin Pemberton
Race Hill Farm Team Buick Regal 47 Ron Bouchard Jack Beebe David Ifft
RahMoc Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo 75 Neil Bonnett Bob Rahilly Bob Rahilly
Ranier-Lundy Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 28 Cale Yarborough Harry Ranier Waddell Wilson
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 Ricky Rudd Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine
Robert McEntyre Racing Buick Regal
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
84 Jody Ridley Robert McEntyre
Thomas Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 41 Ronnie Thomas Ronnie Thomas
Ulrich Racing Buick Regal 6 D.K. Ulrich D.K. Ulrich
Wood Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 21 Buddy Baker 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 18 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