1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
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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. The 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

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

Schedule

No. Race Title Track Date TV
Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 14 CBS
UNO Twin 125 Qualifiers February 17 USA
February 17 USA
1 Daytona 500 February 20 CBS
2 Richmond 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond February 27 TBS
3 Hodgdon Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham March 6 & 13 ESPN
4 Coca-Cola 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton March 27 ABC
5 TranSouth 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington April 10 ABC
6 Northwestern Bank 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 17 ESPN
7 Virginia National Bank 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 24
8 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega May 1 NBC
9 Marty Robbins 420 Nashville Speedway, Nashville May 8 TNN
10 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover May 15 Mizlou
11 Valleydale 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol May 22
12 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 29 Mizlou
13 Budweiser 400 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside June 5 ESPN
14 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond June 12 Mizlou
15 Gabriel 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 19 CBS
16 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 4 ABC
17 Busch Nashville 420 Nashville Speedway, Nashville July 16
18 Like Cola 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond July 24 Mizlou
19 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega July 31 CBS
20 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn August 21 ESPN
21 Busch 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol August 27
22 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 5 ABC
23 Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond September 11 ESPN
24 Budweiser 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover September 18 TNN
25 Goody's 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway September 25
26 Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro October 2 ESPN
27 Miller 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 9 Mizlou
28 Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham October 30 ESPN
29 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton November 6 TBS
30 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside November 20

Season summary

Race reports

Speedweeks 1983

Race 1: Daytona 500

Race 2: Richmond 400

Race 3: Hodgdon Carolina 500

Race 4: Coca-Cola 500

Race 5: TranSouth 500

Race 6: Northwestern Bank 400

Race 7: Virginia National Bank 500

Race 8: Winston 500

Race 9: Marty Robbins 420

Race 10: Mason-Dixon 500

Race 11: Valleydale 500

Race 12: World 600

Race 13: Budweiser 400

Race 14: Van Scoy 500

Race 15: Gabriel 400

Race 16: Firecracker 400

Race 17: Busch National 420

Race 18: Like Cola 500

Race 19: Talladega 500

Race 20: Champion Spark Plug 400

Race 21: Busch 500

Race 22: Southern 500

Race 23: Wrangler SanforSet 400

Race 24: Budweiser 500

Race 25: Goody's 500

Race 26: Holly Farms 400

Race 27: Miller High Life 500

Race 28: Hodgdon American 500

Race 29: Atlanta Journal 500

Race 30: Winston Western 500

Results and Standings

Races

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Manufacturer Report
1 Daytona 500 Ricky Rudd Joe Ruttman Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Report
2 Richmond 400 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Report
3
4
5
6
7
8 Winston 500 Cale Yarborough Richard Petty Richard Petty Pontiac Report
9
10 Mason-Dixon 500 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Buick Report
11
12 Bobby Allison
13
14 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Buick Report
15
16
17
18 Like Cola 500 Tim Richmond Bobby Allison Tim Richmond Pontiac Report
19 Talladega 500 Cale Yarborough Dale Earnhardt
Tim Richmond
Dale Earnhardt Ford Report
20
21
22 Southern 500 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Buick Report
23 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Buick Report
24 Budweiser 500 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Buick Report
25
26
27
28
29 Bobby Allison
30

Winston Cup Standings

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results or 1982 Owner's points. * – Most laps led.

Pos. # Driver Make DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR NWS MAR ALA NAS DOV BRI CLT RSD POC MIC DAY NAS POC ALA MIC BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD Pts
1 22 Bobby Allison Buick 9 1 10 25 8 2 3 10 2 1* 2 3* 22 1* 2 14 4 3* 9 34 3 1* 1* 1* 2 3 7 16 3* 9 4667
2 11 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet 36 29 3 40 2 1* 1* 33 1* 2 1* 4 7 2 4 20 2 2 2 2 1* 3 3 5 3 1* 2 5 9 6* 4620
3 9 Bill Elliott Ford 2 6 2 30 5 21 21 5 5 4 8 16 2 6 25 7 7 6 8 3 27 2 4 8 14 4 8 21 6 1 4279
4 43 Richard Petty Pontiac 38 8 1 5 25 10 17 1* 6 7 5 2 10 3 11 33 19 10 4 6 9 12 6 9 9 12 1 26 5 10 4042
5 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 6 22 24 8 36 6 6 6 8 31 6 33 31 9 5 5 11 12 29 4 5 5 5 4 24 5 4 1 4 7 4004
6 75 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet 22 3 12 2 7 4 16 15 13 28 4 1 13 7 31 28 6 4 35 35 10 4 8 7 6 13 26 4 1 3 3842
7 33 Harry Gant Buick 37 5 5 11 1 3 2 4 3 9 27 25 3 18 8 11 8 5 5 30 6 22 20 17 8 9 29 23 37 31 3790
8 15 Dale Earnhardt Ford 35 2 33 33 13 29 26 24 24 8 9 5 4 8 15 9 1 35 1* 7 2 11 22 35 4 2 14 17 33 4 3732
9 3 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet 24 28 6 10 4 27 5 8 14 24 26 32 1 31 6 21 5 7 16 27 14 25 2 13 1 6 9 3 26 37 3693
10 27 Tim Richmond Pontiac 41 17 7 9 35 28 15 27 10 30 10 40 28 4 3 31 3 1* 3* 5 22 26 23 3 26 10 5 2 29 5 3612
11 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet 32 9 34 13 33 9 19 9 27 16 12 10 12 11 30 13 9 8 32 11 20 14 18 22 28 25 17 7 13 12 3361
12 98 Joe Ruttman Buick
Chevrolet
4* 7 29 4 20 7 4 11 7 3 23 14 34 10 33 37 22 9 15 24 18 38 27 20 7 14 13 30 30 41 3342
13 7 Kyle Petty Pontiac 33 14 15 35 31 30 11 30 17 11 11 8 6 13 16 30 20 11 11 14 11 35 12 26 12 16 18 24 20 13 3261
14 90 Dick Brooks Ford 5 13 8 6 19 20 8 14 25 15 21 37 5 28 12 32 14 15 7 21 21 31 13 32 16 15 37 18 31 34 3230
15 67 Buddy Arrington Chrysler
Dodge
16 20 22 16 23 15 9 23 16 19 16 12 17 17 29 34 24 32 18 23 13 18 14 23 10 18 34 12 14 23 3158
16 47 Ron Bouchard Buick 26 12 20 12 18 11 7 20 9 34 7 41 34 28 4 27 13 12 12 7 32 25 16 7 15 6 23 11 3113
17 88 Geoff Bodine Pontiac 30 4 19 41 9 5 25 21 20 35 25 36 29 30 9 6 16 39 6 36 4 13 21 2 5 11 28 33 3019
18 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet
Buick
Pontiac
14 16 14 32 12 14 10 7 12 12 14 38 18 20 21 36 12 35 26 20 24 21 15 22 23 9 18 16 2983
19 17 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet
Pontiac
34 18 13 31 11 22 12 41 11 10 18 19 25 29 20 16 15 18 21 29 15 24 26 27 27 17 40 15 16 17 2980
20 35
26
01
2
Morgan Shepherd Buick 31 26 32 17 4 6 3 9 8 15 10 2 10 19 27 37 8 9 16 6 29 8 25 27 7 33 2733
21 21 Buddy Baker Ford 3 10 32 3 32 31 25 5 7 7 1 28 10 6 7 25 22 6 29 2 20 2621
22 41 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac 17 23 27 24 24 17 18 35 15 25 15 33 21 24 24 23 20 20 12 30 17 24 21 21 19 27 2515
23 64
02
Tommy Gale Ford
Buick
27 32 21 23 14 19 22 13 28 27 20 35 25 26 23 28 24 38 28 23 29 30 28 19 24 31 10 19 2507
24 02
6
64
D.K. Ulrich Buick
Ford
Chevrolet
18 10 13 13 18 13 23 16 16 22 30 17 33 16 10 12 18 20 20 11 21 26 2400
25 48 Trevor Boys Chevrolet 29 19 32 22 20 32 14 18 17 13 14 17 19 17 28 9 31 11 19 16 32 11 24 2293
26 70 JD McDuffie Pontiac 29 25 30 36 17 18 23 24 26 24 19 34 17 25 23 32 25 37 11 36 13 26 14 32 30 2197
27 1 Lake Speed Chevrolet 25 15 4 15 28 8 23 3 6 12 19 29 26 8 15 11 28 12 2114
28 28 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet 1 9 1 6 29 22 28 27 1 40 24 1 7 10 36 23 1960
29 55 Benny Parsons Buick
Chevrolet
42 14 34 2 29 34 5 13 26 31 22 13 8 3 25 2 1657
30 2
6
01
4
Mark Martin Buick
Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
28 24 11 7 3 26 27 36 21 29 27 19 10 18 17 33 1627
31 26 Ronnie Hopkins Buick
Chevrolet
19 17 21 30 24 30 29 26 17 26 17 28 40 1147
32 84 Jody Ridley Buick
Chevrolet
10 17 27 32 8 31 15 33 12 10 1050
33 16 David Pearson Chrvrolet 8 22 31 39 35 3 25 9 10 39 943
34 51
48
52
42
Lennie Pond Buick
Pontiac
Chevrolet
12 31 12 14 19 10 22 39 28 8 887
35 57
97
77
Ken Ragan Buick
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
27 12 17 12 14 19 38 17 836
36 74 Bobby Wawak Buick
Chevrolet
16 18 16 18 37 27 27 34 21 825
37 8 Bobby Hillin Jr. Buick 25 19 16 11 37 15 16 13 25 41 11 36 737
38 18
96
Slick Johnson Buick
Chevrolet
27 23 34 29 25 28 24 37 27 20 905
39 76
02
Mike Potter Buick
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
28 22 21 30 24 36 19 20 29 31 22 662
40 24 Cecil Gordon Chrysler 16 21 23 22 23 33 15 649
41 20
02
Rick Newsom Chevrolet
Buick
28 20 23 14 19 31 573
42 77
97
Dean Combs Buick
Oldsmobile
13 20 33 32 8 500
43 66 Phil Parsons Buick
Pontiac
Chevrolet
13 28 31 19 28 458
44 80 Bob Senneker Pontiac 28 27 14 16 15 436
45 58
64
Jerry Bowman Ford 13 36 28 30 25 419
46 10 Clark Dwyer Chevrolet 21 39 25 40 10 411
47 5 Greg Sacks Chevrolet 38 29 17 30 38 359
48 08 Rick McCray Pontiac 23 24 27 39 313
49 0 Delma Cowart Buick
Chevrolet
31 35 35 24 277
50 99 Philip Duffie Buick 38 30 34 27 265
51 03 Eddie Bierschwale Buick 26 26 34 231
52 78 Jim Robinson Oldsmobile 11 21 230
53 04 Hershel McGriff Buick 26 8 227
53 89 Dean Roper Pontiac 15 18 227
55 01
32
Butch Lindley Buick 11 25 223
56 45 John McFadden Buick 29 28 35 213
57 13 Doug Wheeler Buick 21 18 209
58 03 Glenn Francis Pontiac 14 28 200
59 63 Jocko Maggiacomo Oldsmobile
Buick
36 35 26 198
60 36 H. B. Bailey Pontiac 22 22 194
61 60
69
Bob Riley Pontiac 32 38 29 192
62 38 Don Waterman Buick 20 25 191
62 02
35
13
Dick May Buick
Ford
21 33 33 23 22 191
62 73 Steve Moore Pontiac 22 23 191
65 82 Mark Stahl Ford 23 23 188
66 73 Bill Schmitt Chevrolet 9 40 181
67 64
87
Randy Becker Buick 36 15 173
68 51 Scott Miller Pontiac 30 22 170
69 96
56
John Callis Pontiac
Chevrolet
20 33 167
70 46 Travis Tiller Buick
Chevrolet
15 39 164
71 96
93
Jim Brown Buick 23 35 152
72 35 Pat Mintey Pontiac
Chevrolet
37 29 128
73 32 Tommy Ellis Buick 15 118
74 19 Bobby Gerhart Buick 38 34 110
75 66 Ron Esau Buick 35 38 107
76 94 Bob Kennedy Chevrolet 19 106
77 12 Rodney Combs 22 97
78 68 Ed Baugess Chevrolet 30 73
78 29 Dave Dion Ford 30 73
80 91 John Krebs Oldsmobile 32 67
81 60 Natz Peters Buick 34 61
82 06 Ernie Cline Pontiac 35 58
83 65 Glenn Jarrett Ford 36 55
84 29 Grant Adcox Chevrolet 36 55
85 74 Roy Smith Buick 36 55
86 54 David Simko Oldsmobile 37 52
87 62 Rick Wilson Buick 37 52
88 32 Bosco Lowe Buick 39 46
89 4
6
Connie Saylor Oldsmobile
Chevrolet
40 18 43
90 78 Dick Skillen Pontiac 40 43
91 23 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Buick 40 43
92 12 Jimmy Insolo Buick 42 37
Ineligible for NASCAR Cup driver points
Pos. # Driver Make DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR NWS MAR ALA NAS DOV BRI CLT RSD POC MIC DAY NAS POC ALA MIC BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD Pts
93 31 Billie Harvey Buick 37
94 18 Joe Booher Buick 39
95 6
02
Jim Sauter Chevrolet
Buick
26 29
96 04
96
Rick Baldwin Dodge
Buick
Chrysler
11 42 36 13 27
97 53 Tom Sneva Chevrolet 7 32
98 14 A. J. Foyt Chevrolet 11 38 34
99 92 Joe Fields Buick 26 15 14
100 39 Blackie Wangerin Ford 39 34
101 87 Jimmy Ingalls Buick 17 18
102 86 Darryl Sage Chevrolet 20 26 26
103 19
10
Steve Gray Buick 22 24 21
104 24 Jim Vandiver Chrysler 39 21
105 96 Jimmy Walker Ford 29 27
106 6 Al Elmore Buick
Chevrolet
18 22 19 16
107 18 Don Satterfield Buick 25 19 29
108 83 Sumner McKnight Chevrolet 15 19
109 38 Laurent Rioux Chevrolet 19 17
110 48 James Hylton Chevrolet 23 21
111 88 Donnie Allison Pontiac 36 14
112 35 Joe Millikan Ford 18
113 31 John Anderson Chevrolet 24
114 76 Lowell Cowell Oldsmobile 26
Pos. # Driver Make DAY RCH ALA ALA Pts

References

  • Racing-Reference.info (links to race results)
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