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1989 International Race of Champions
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Terry Labonte (seen in 1997), the IROC XIII champion

The thirteenth year of IROC competition took place in 1989. IROC XIII saw the use of the Chevrolet Camaro in all races for the final year, and continued the format introduced in IROC VIII. Race one took place on the Daytona International Speedway, race two took place at Nazareth Speedway, race three ran at Michigan International Speedway, and race four concluded the year at Watkins Glen International. Terry Labonte won the series championship, and took home $204,900 for his efforts.

The roster of drivers and final points standings were as follows: [1]

Position Driver Points Winnings Series
1 United States Terry Labonte 72 $204,900 NASCAR Winston Cup
2 United States Al Unser, Jr. 60 $92,500 CART
3 United States Rusty Wallace 58 $66,200 NASCAR Winston Cup
4 United States Dale Earnhardt 57 $58,900 NASCAR Winston Cup
5 United States Scott Pruett 51 $55,700 IMSA Camel GT
6 United States Bill Elliott 38 $52,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
7 United States A. J. Foyt 36 $54,000 CART
8 United States Danny Sullivan 35 $49,400 CART
9 United States Hurley Haywood 31 $46,000 SCCA Trans-Am Series
10 Australia Geoff Brabham1 24 $44,400 IMSA Camel GT
11 United States Rick Mears1 24 $42,100 CART
12 United States Richard Petty 16 $40,400 NASCAR Winston Cup

Race results[edit]

Daytona International Speedway, Race One[edit]

  1. Rusty Wallace
  2. Terry Labonte
  3. Dale Earnhardt
  4. Al Unser, Jr.
  5. Bill Elliott
  6. Hurley Haywood
  7. A. J. Foyt
  8. Rick Mears
  9. Richard Petty
  10. Scott Pruett
  11. Geoff Brabham
  12. Danny Sullivan

Nazareth Speedway, Race Two[edit]

  1. Danny Sullivan
  2. Scott Pruett
  3. Rusty Wallace
  4. Al Unser, Jr.
  5. A. J. Foyt
  6. Terry Labonte
  7. Dale Earnhardt
  8. Geoff Brabham2
  9. Hurley Haywood
  10. Rick Mears
  11. Bill Elliott
  12. Richard Petty

Michigan International Speedway, Race Three[edit]

  1. Terry Labonte
  2. Dale Earnhardt
  3. Rusty Wallace
  4. Bill Elliott
  5. Al Unser, Jr.
  6. Scott Pruett
  7. A. J. Foyt
  8. Hurley Haywood
  9. Rick Mears
  10. Danny Sullivan
  11. Richard Petty
  12. Geoff Brabham

Watkins Glen International, Race Four[edit]

  1. Al Unser, Jr.
  2. Scott Pruett
  3. Terry Labonte
  4. Bill Elliott
  5. Dale Earnhardt
  6. Hurley Haywood
  7. Geoff Brabham
  8. Rusty Wallace
  9. Rick Mears
  10. A. J. Foyt
  11. Danny Sullivan
  12. Richard Petty


  1. Geoff Brabham and Rick Mears tied for tenth place in the championship standings, but Brabham was awarded the position due to a higher finishing position in the final race.
  2. Geoff Brabham started from the back of the field in a back up car after an accident on the first lap.


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