1985 The Winston

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1985 The Winston
Race details[1]
Race 1 of 2 exhibition races in the 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Date May 25, 1985 (1985-05-25)
Location Concord, North Carolina
Course Charlotte Motor Speedway
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 70 laps, 105 mi (169 km)
Weather Temperatures around 64.8 °F (18.2 °C), with winds gusting to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)
Average speed 161.184 mph (259.401 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hagan Racing
Most laps led
Driver Harry Grant Mach 1 Racing
Laps 31
Winner
No. 11 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates
Television in the United States
Network Jefferson-Pilot
Announcers Mike Joy and Neil Bonnett

The 1985 The Winston, the inaugural running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, was a stock car racing competition that took place on May 25, 1985. Held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, the 70-lap race was the second exhibition race in the 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Darrell Waltrip of the Junior Johnson & Associates team won the race; Harry Gant finished second and Terry Labonte came in third.

The race featured one two-tire pit stop between laps 30 and 40, and was held the day before the Coca-Cola World 600. Both Labonte and Gant won a purse bonus of US$10,000 for leading the twentieth and fiftieth lap of the race. Temperatures hovered around the 64.8 °F (18.2 °C) mark throughout the event while winds were gusting in at up to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h).[2]

Race results[edit]

Race results
Pos Grid Car Driver Owner Manufacturer Laps Run
1 2 11 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 70
2 3 33 Harry Gant Mach 1 Racing Chevrolet 70
3 1 44 Terry Labonte Hagan Racing Chevrolet 70
4 6 28 Cale Yarborough Ranier-Lundy Racing Ford 70
5 11 27 Tim Richmond Blue Max Racing Pontiac 70
6 8 22 Bobby Allison Stavola Brothers Racing Buick 70
7 4 9 Bill Elliott Melling Racing Ford 70
8 10 15 Ricky Rudd Bud Moore Engineering Ford 70
9 12 55 Benny Parsons Jackson Brothers Motorsports Chevrolet 70
10 7 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 70
11 9 43 Richard Petty Curb Racing Pontiac 70
12 5 5 Geoffrey Bodine Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 14
Source:[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1985 The Winston". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ Weather information for the 1985 The Winston at The Old Farmers' Almanac