1983 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series

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1983 NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series
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Champions | Seasons

The 1983 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series season began on February 19 and ended on October 30. Sam Ard won the championship at season's end.

Calendar[edit]

Calendar as follows[1]

No. Race Title Track Date TV
1 Goody's 300 Daytona International Speedway February 19
2 Eastern 150 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway February 26
3 Coca-Cola 200 North Carolina Motor Speedway March 5
4 Mello Yello 200 Hickory Speedway March 13
5 Miller Time 250 Martinsville Speedway March 20
6 Holly Farms Fried Chicken 399 North Wilkesboro Speedway April 3
7 WDVA 200 South Boston Speedway April 16
8 Coca-Cola 200 Greenville-Pickens Speedway April 30
9 Hampton Chevrolet 200 Langley Speedway May 7
10 Late Model Sportsman 200 Dover Downs International Speedway May 14
11 Southeastern 150 Bristol Motor Speedway May 21
12 Charlotte Mello Yellow 300 Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28 ESPN
13 Busch 200 South Boston Speedway Jun 4
14 Shoney's 200 Hickory Motor Speedway June 11
15 L.D. Swain & Son 200 Orange County Speedway June 18
16 Rose's Stores 200 South Boston Speedway June 25
17 Mason Day Paving 200 Orange County Speedway July 2
18 Goody's Invitational 200 Caraway Speedway July 6
19 Mello Yello 200 Orange County Speedway July 9
20 Coca-Cola 200 South Boston Speedway July 23
21 Goody's 200 Hickory Motor Speedway July 30
22 Virginia 200 Langley Speedway August 6
23 Kroger NASCAR 200 Indianapolis Raceway Park August 13
24 Dapco Auto Parts 200 Greenville-Pickens Speedway August 20
25 Free Service Tire Stores 150 Bristol Motor Speedway August 26
26 Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 Hickory Motor Speedway September 3
27 Darlington 250 Darlington Raceway September 4
28 Miller Time 150 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway September 10
29 Coca-Cola 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway September 11
30 Miller High Life Invitational 300 South Boston Speedway September 17
31 Autumn 150 Martinsville Speedway September 24
32 Soloman Enterprises 200 Orange County Speedway October 1
33 Miller Time 300 Charlotte Motor Speedway October 8
34 Benny Yount Chrysler-Plymouth 200 Hickory Motor Speedway October 16
35 Cardinal 250 Martinsville Speedway October 30

Goody's 300[edit]

The Goody's 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway. Sam Ard won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Darrell Waltrip
  2. 89-Geoffrey Bodine
  3. 75-Neil Bonnett
  4. 28-Phil Parsons
  5. 7-Morgan Shepherd
  6. 00-Sam Ard
  7. 12-Tommy Ellis
  8. 82-Joe Ruttman
  9. 21-Larry Pearson
  10. 6-Tommy Houston

Eastern 150[edit]

The Eastern 150 was held February 26 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway.

Top Ten Results

  1. 00-Sam Ard
  2. 6-Tommy Houston
  3. 1-Pete Silva
  4. 11-Jack Ingram
  5. 50-Geoffrey Bodine
  6. 20-Bosco Lowe
  7. 28-Phil Parsons
  8. 14-Ronnie Silver
  9. 44-Rick Hanley
  10. 06-Rodney Howard

Coca-Cola 200[edit]

The Coca-Cola 200 was held March 5 at North Carolina Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Dale Earnhardt
  2. Bobby Allison
  3. Butch Lindley
  4. L.D. Ottinger
  5. Bosco Lowe
  6. Neil Bonnett
  7. Tommy Houston
  8. Jack Ingram
  9. Phil Parsons
  10. Pete Silva

Mello Yello 200[edit]

The Mello Yello 200 was held March 13 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Morgan Shepherd
  3. Sam Ard
  4. Pete Silva
  5. Ronnie Silver
  6. Jack Ingram
  7. Dale Jarrett
  8. Phil Parsons
  9. Rodney Howard
  10. Gary Neice

Miller Time 250[edit]

The Miller Time 250 was held March 20 at Martinsville Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Morgan Shepherd
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Joe Thurman
  5. Pete Silva
  6. Tommy Houston
  7. Jimmy Lawson
  8. Rodney Howard
  9. Tommy Ellis
  10. Diane Teel

Holly Farms Fried Chicken 3-99[edit]

The Holly Farms Fried Chicken 3-99 was held April 3 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Tommy Houston
  3. Morgan Shepherd
  4. Pete Silva
  5. Ronnie Silver
  6. Jack Ingram
  7. Jeff Hensley
  8. Joe Thurman
  9. Jimmy Lawson
  10. Eddie Falk

WDVA 200[edit]

The WDVA 200 was held April 16 at South Boston Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Bosco Lowe
  3. Gary Neice
  4. Jeff Hensley
  5. Eddie Falk
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Morgan Shepherd
  8. Mitchell Clark
  9. Dale Jarrett
  10. Butch Lindley

Coca-Cola 200[edit]

The Coca-Cola 200 was held April 30 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Ingram
  2. Butch Lindley
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Tommy Houston
  5. Tony Warren
  6. Morgan Shepherd
  7. Mike Messer
  8. Jeff Hensley
  9. Sam Ard
  10. Eddie Falk

Hampton Chevrolet 250[edit]

The Hampton Chevrolet 250 was held May 7 at Langley Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Ingram
  2. Pete Silva
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Tommy Houston
  5. Bob Shreeves
  6. Dickie Boswell
  7. Sam Ard
  8. Jimmy Lawson
  9. Bosco Lowe
  10. Rick Mast

Late Model Sportsman 200[edit]

The Sportsman 200 was held May 14 at Dover Downs International Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Ricky Rudd
  2. Bobby Allison
  3. Sam Ard
  4. Dale Earnhardt
  5. Glenn Jarrett
  6. Pete Silva
  7. Bosco Lowe
  8. Tommy Ellis
  9. Joe Kelly
  10. Ken Bouchard

Southeastern 150[edit]

The Southeastern 150 was held May 21 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Morgan Shepherd
  2. Dale Jarrett
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. Rick Mast
  5. Tommy Houston
  6. Bosco Lowe
  7. Jeff Berry
  8. Jimmy Hensley
  9. Sam Ard
  10. Tommy Hilbert

Charlotte Mello Yello 300[edit]

The Charlotte Mello Yello 300 was held May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Dale Earnhardt
  2. Neil Bonnett
  3. Bill Elliott
  4. Harry Gant
  5. Bobby Allison
  6. Jack Ingram
  7. Joe Ruttman
  8. Tommy Houston
  9. Davey Allison
  10. Joe Kelly (racing driver)

Earnhardt's win was the first NASCAR national series win for All Star Racing, now Hendrick Motorsports, owned by Charlotte auto dealer Rick Hendrick and car builder Robert Gee (whose daughter ironically had divorced Earnhardt; Earnhardt's younger son is the grandson of Gee).

Busch 200[edit]

The Busch 200 was held June 4 at South Boston Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Butch Lindley
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Rick Mast
  5. Dale Jarrett
  6. Pete Silva
  7. Robert Ingram
  8. Jack Bland
  9. Jimmy Lawson
  10. Bosco Lowe

Shoney's 200[edit]

The Shoney's 200 was held June 11 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Sam Ard
  4. Bob Shreeves
  5. Butch Lindley
  6. Tony Warren
  7. Bennie Davis
  8. Jimmy Hensley
  9. Dale Jarrett
  10. Ronnie Silver

L.D. Swain & Son 200[edit]

The L.D. Swain & Son 200 was held June 18 at Orange County Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Ingram
  2. Tommy Ellis
  3. Butch Lindley
  4. Sam Ard
  5. Tommy Houston
  6. Bob Shreeves
  7. Ronnie Silver
  8. Phil Parsons
  9. Jimmy Hensley
  10. Charlie Luck

Rose's Stores 200[edit]

The Rose's Stores 200 was held June 25 at South Boston Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Butch Lindley
  4. Morgan Shepherd
  5. Bob Shreeves
  6. Eddie Falk
  7. Phil Parsons
  8. Charlie Luck
  9. Ronnie Silver
  10. Dickie Boswell

Mason Day Paving 200[edit]

The Mason Day Paving 200 was held July 2 at Orange County Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Houston
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Sam Ard
  5. Ronnie Silver
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Robert Ingram
  8. Junior Miller
  9. Bob Shreeves
  10. Jeff Hensley

Goody's Invitational 200[edit]

The Goody's Invitational 200 was held July 6 at Caraway Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Butch Lindley
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Jimmy Hensley
  4. Tommy Houston
  5. Dale Jarrett
  6. Eddie Falk
  7. Sam Ard
  8. Ronnie Silver
  9. Bob Shreeves
  10. Jeff Hensley

Mello Yello 200[edit]

The Mello Yello 200 was held July 9 at Orange County Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Houston
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Sam Ard
  4. Phil Parsons
  5. Dale Jarrett
  6. Tommy Ellis
  7. Jimmy Hensley
  8. Ronnie Silver
  9. Eddie Falk
  10. Butch Lindley

Coca-Cola 200[edit]

The Coca-Cola 200 was held July 23 at South Boston Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Sam Ard
  5. Robert Ingram
  6. Tommy Houston
  7. Rick Mast
  8. Bob Shreeves
  9. Bosco Lowe
  10. Larry Pearson

Goody's 200[edit]

The Goody's 200 was held July 30 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. Bob Shreeves
  5. Dale Jarrett
  6. Ronnie Silver
  7. Eddie Falk
  8. Larry Pearson
  9. Jimmy Hensley
  10. Joe Thurman

Virginia 200[edit]

The Virginia 200 was held August 6 at Langley Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Ingram
  2. Dale Jarrett
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. Butch Lindley
  5. Jimmy Lawson
  6. Eddie Falk
  7. Sam Ard
  8. Jimmy Hensley
  9. Bob Shreeves
  10. Charlie Luck

Kroger NASCAR 200[edit]

The Kroger NASCAR 200 was held August 13 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Houston
  2. Darrell Waltrip
  3. Sam Ard
  4. Phil Parsons
  5. Tommy Ellis
  6. Dale Jarrett
  7. Rodney Howard
  8. Morgan Shepherd
  9. Jimmy Hensley
  10. Ronnie Silver

Dapco Auto Parts 200[edit]

The Dapco Auto Parts 200 was held August 20 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Butch Lindley
  2. Dale Jarrett
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Jimmy Hensley
  5. Ronnie Silver
  6. Sam Ard
  7. Charlie Luck
  8. Larry Pearson
  9. Jeff Hensley
  10. Bennie Davis

Free Service Tire Stores 150[edit]

The Free Service Tire Stores 150 was held August 26 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Tommy Ellis
  4. Morgan Shepherd
  5. Rick Mast
  6. Tommy Houston
  7. Charlie Luck
  8. Jimmy Lawson
  9. Tommy Hilbert
  10. Jeff Hall

Bobby Isaac Memorial 200[edit]

The Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 was held September 3 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Houston
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Tommy Ellis
  5. Sam Ard
  6. Pete Silva
  7. Jimmy Lawson
  8. Bob Shreeves
  9. Ronnie Silver
  10. Eddie Falk

Darlington 250[edit]

The Darlington 250 was held September 4 at Darlington Raceway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Neil Bonnett
  2. Sam Ard
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Davey Allison
  5. Ron Bouchard
  6. Glenn Jarrett
  7. Tommy Ellis
  8. Tommy Houston
  9. Bosco Lowe
  10. Pete Silva

NOTE: This race was run on Sunday; under South Carolina Blue Laws, the distance was 250 miles to comply with the ban on Sunday racing unless the race distance was 250 miles or greater.

Miller Time 150[edit]

The Miller Time 150 was held September 10 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Morgan Shepherd
  2. Tommy Ellis
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Tommy Houston
  5. Sam Ard
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Jack Ingram
  8. Bosco Lowe
  9. Dickie Boswell
  10. Jack Bland

Coca-Cola 400[edit]

The Coca-Cola 400 was held September 11 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Tommy Ellis
  2. Tommy Houston
  3. Jimmy Hensley
  4. Larry Pearson
  5. Sam Ard
  6. Jack Ingram
  7. Phil Parsons
  8. Ronnie Silver
  9. Bob Shreeves
  10. Rodney Howard

Miller High Life Invitational 300[edit]

The Miller High Life Invitational 300 was held September 17 at South Boston Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Jack Ingram
  3. Ronnie Silver
  4. Tommy Ellis
  5. Dickie Boswell
  6. Phil Parsons
  7. Al Hylton
  8. Tommy Houston
  9. Eddie Falk
  10. Jeff Hensley

Autumn 150[edit]

The Autumn 150 was held September 24 at Martinsville Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Morgan Shepherd
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Phil Parsons
  5. Jack Ingram
  6. Jimmy Hensley
  7. Charlie Luck
  8. Pete Silva
  9. Eddie Falk
  10. Rick Mast

Soloman Enterprises 200[edit]

The Soloman Enterprises 200 was held October 1 at Orange County Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Dale Jarrett
  3. Tommy Houston
  4. Jack Ingram
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Rick Mast
  7. Dickie Boswell
  8. Jack Bland
  9. Jeff Hensley
  10. Eddie Falk

Miller Time 300[edit]

The Miller Time 300 was held October 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Dale Earnhardt
  3. Ron Bouchard
  4. Bobby Allison
  5. Neil Bonnett
  6. Lake Speed
  7. Davey Allison
  8. Glenn Jarrett
  9. Pete Silva
  10. Rodney Combs

Benny Yount Chrysler-Plymouth 200[edit]

The Benny Yount Chrysler-Plymouth 200 was held October 16 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Jack Ingram
  2. Sam Ard
  3. Dale Jarrett
  4. Ronnie Silver
  5. Charlie Luck
  6. Bob Shreeves
  7. Allan Powell
  8. Morgan Shepherd
  9. Eddie Falk
  10. Ronnie Davidson

Cardinal 250[edit]

The Cardinal 250 was held October 30 at Martinsville Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. Sam Ard
  2. Dale Jarrett
  3. Jack Ingram
  4. Pete Silva
  5. Jimmy Hensley
  6. Jay Hedgecock
  7. Phil Parsons
  8. Jeff Hensley
  9. Bob Shreeves
  10. Larry Ogle

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Sam Ard - 5454
  2. Jack Ingram - 5367
  3. Tommy Houston - 4933
  4. Tommy Ellis - 4929
  5. Dale Jarrett - 4837
  6. Ronnie Silver - 4058
  7. Pete Silva - 3945
  8. Jimmy Hensley - 3716
  9. Eddie Falk - 3617
  10. Jeff Hensley - 3444

References[edit]