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Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series

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Stock Car Racing

Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series
Racing Series

The second-tier series of NASCAR stock car racing from 1982-1983.  Budweiser would be replaced by Busch for the 1984 season and the name of the series became the Busch Late Model Sportsman Series.  The series is known today as the Nationwide Series.

YearDriver Champion
1982Jack Ingram1982 Schedule & Standings
1983Sam ArdGo to 1983 Schedule & Standings


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
February 17, 2006NASCAR Media Conference: Busch Series 25th AnniversaryChuck Bown
Tommy Ellis
Jack Ingram
Larry Pearson


1982

Schedule

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 13Goody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayMike PorterDale EarnhardtPontiac
February 20Eastern 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayGeoff BodineTommy HoustonChevrolet
March 13Southeastern 150Bristol International SpeedwayDavid PearsonPhil ParsonsPontiac
March 28Dogwood 500Martinsville SpeedwayGeoff BodineSam ArdOldsmobile
April 3TranSouth 200Darlington RacewayHarry GantGeoff BodinePontiac
April 10Mountain Dew 300Hickory SpeedwaySam ArdJack IngramPontiac
April 18Busch 200South Boston SpeedwayJack IngramSam ArdOldsmobile
April 23Budweiser 200Caraway SpeedwaySam ArdDale EarnhardtPontiac
May 2Spring 220Richmond Fairgrounds RacewaySam ArdButch LindleyPontiac
May 8Hampton Chevy 200Langley SpeedwayBob ShreevesJack IngramPontiac
May 15Sportsman 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayHarry GantJoe RuttmanPontiac
May 23Sunkist 200Hickory SpeedwayMorgan ShepherdMorgan ShepherdOldsmobile
May 29Mello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayHarry GantHarry GantPontiac
June 11Inaugural 200Asheville SpeedwayGary NeiceJack IngramPontiac
June 19Winston 200Hickory SpeedwayTommy EllisJohn SettlemyrePontiac
June 26Roses Stores 200South Boston SpeedwayButch LindleyButch LindleyPontiac
June 27Coca-Cola 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayDavid PearsonDavid PearsonPontiac
July 7Goody's 200Caraway SpeedwaySam ArdJack IngramPontiac
July 24Lowe's 200South Boston SpeedwayButch LindleySam ArdOldsmobile
August 1Goody's 200Hickory SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy HoustonChevrolet
August 7Gene Lovelace 200Langley SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy EllisPontiac
August 13Kroger 200Indianapolis Raceway ParkSam ArdMorgan ShepherdOldsmobile
August 27Pet Dairy 150Bristol International SpeedwayMorgan ShepherdJack IngramPontiac
September 4Bobby Isaac Memorial 200Hickory SpeedwaySam ArdJack IngramPontiac
September 11Harvest 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayTommy EllisButch LindleyPontiac
September 25Autumn 150Martinsville SpeedwaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
October 9Miller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPhil ParsonsDarrell WaltripPontiac
October 17Southern Auto Racing News 200Hickory SpeedwayPhil ParsonsJack IngramPontiac
October 31Cardinal 250Tommy EllisButch LindleyPontiac


Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Jack Ingram4495Leader29072324$29,675
2Sam Ard4448-4729042023$43,290
3Tommy Ellis3873-62229011316$21,790
4Tommy Houston3827-66829021118$22,455
5Phil Parsons3783-7122901518$20,995
6Dale Jarrett3415-10802800114$9,235
7Pete Silva2349-2146180058$2,150
8Jimmy Lawson2105-2390180005$2,900
9Butch Lindley2063-24321404910$11,475
10Bob Shreeves1928-2567150058$3,755
11Morgan Shepherd1692-2803120288$2,300
12Allan Powell1539-2956140004$2,385
13Mike Porter1529-2966130035$10,940
14Jimmy Hensley1520-2975110047$3,745
15Ronnie Silver1514-2981120027$2,700
16Bosco Lowe1365-3130110024$2,335
17Rick Mast1350-3145110024$2,310
18Geoff Bodine1334-3161100146$24,670
19Gary Neice1315-3180110015$2,050
20Jeff Hensley1290-3205100005$2,850
21Dale Earnhardt1188-330790244$18,555
22Steve Lawrence1187-3308110000$870
23George Dalton1058-3437100001$4,220
24Bubba Nissen1054-344180015$5,240
25Steve Jarvis1006-348990001$1,480
26Ray Hendrick965-353070034$4,476
27Ronnie Davidson965-353080003$565
28Eddie Falk947-354880000$1,940
29Wayne Patterson920-357570004$3,305
30Charlie Luck873-362270013$400
31John Settlemyre854-364160124$900
32Randy Tissot825-367070002$705
33Dickie Boswell807-368860004$1,850
34Glenn Jarrett798-369760014$1,600
35David Pearson776-371950144$7,025
36John Linville746-374980000$1,640
37Bud Elliott721-377470000$865
38Carol Harris664-383150004$0
39Bobby Allison596-389940024$1,200
40Chip Lain591-390460000$560
41Bob Pressley579-391650011$875
42Aaron Dudley575-392050000$900
43Harry Gant569-392640112$6,465
44J.D. McDuffie548-394750000$1,500
45Joe Thurman543-395240012$4,000
46Billy Hess533-396240002$600
47Clarence Ogle524-397150000$0
48John Utsman524-397150001$215
49Jerry Taylor485-401050000$360
50Butch Isom482-401340001$730
51Harry Lee Hill480-401540001$0
52Gary Potter472-402340000$865
53Darrell Waltrip472-402330113$600
54Snookie Farmer464-403150000$1,060
55Jeff Berry455-404040001$490
56Mike Messer454-404140000$0
57Diane Teel451-404440001$1,450
58Ralph Morris442-405340000$325
59Gary Lloyd421-407440000$470
60Ronnie Hopkins412-408340000$235
61John Livingston409-408640000$380
62Ken Ragan409-408640000$425
63Terry Cannon406-408940000$210
64Larry Pearson405-409030002$0
65Satch Worley401-409440001$0
66John Anderson398-409730002$3,170
67Bennie Davis394-410130001$0
68David Rogers383-411230001$2,120
69Willie Blevins370-412530001$975
70Orvil Reedy368-412740001$685
71Bob Hatley367-412840000$620
72Eddie Johnson366-412930000$550
73Mike Riley352-414340000$2,695
74Bob Park352-414340000$2,010
75Glen Armstrong342-415330000$400
76Jody Ridley340-415520022$15,050
77Mark Gibson334-416140000$1,545
78Bob Freeze333-416230000$275
79Billy Adkins330-416530000$550
80Danny Weese312-418330000$1,195
81Mike Goins306-418930000$1,100
82Jay Hedgecock304-419140000$460
83Billy Myers279-421630000$1,155
84Tommy Hilbert269-422620001$700
85Lester Gupton261-423420001$800
86Don Browning259-423620001$550
87Joe Ruttman247-424820111$6,000
88Tator Grady242-425320000$250
89Joe Fields239-425620000$325
90Billy Hogan236-425920000$0
91Bob Glass231-426420001$240
92Allen Applegate230-426520000$0
93John Plemmons230-426520000$0
94Tony Hulin227-426820000$700
95Larry Ogle224-427120000$0
96Connie Saylor206-428920000$1,195
97Frank Kelly206-428920000$1,275
98Joey Michaels203-429220000$900
99Clay Highberger200-429520000$760
100Kyle Petty185-431020000$0
101Frankie Butler180-431520001$960
102Claude Wellman179-431620000$0
103Jim Dottellis170-432520000$495
104Benny Kerley161-433420000$0
105Gary Balough160-433510011$6,740
106Brad Teague155-434010011$1,100
107Larry Utsman150-434510001$900
108Darryl Sage146-434920000$1,570
109Johnny McFadden140-435520000$1,275
110Jack Bland140-435520000$0
111Buck Doran138-435710001$600
112Richie Rice138-435710001$0
113Rodney Combs138-435710001$0
114John Cleek134-436120000$230
115Charlie Boswell134-436110001$0
116Paul Radford134-436110001$0
117Rick Hanley130-436510000$2,520
118Freddie Hughes130-436510000$450
119Harold Lemley127-436810000$925
120Kerry Bodenhamer127-436810000$400
121Joe Frasson127-436810000$0
122Jeff Halverson127-436810000$400
123Bobby Cox127-436810000$0
124Scott Stovall127-436810000$0
125Bill Venturini124-437110000$2,200
126Danny Fair124-437110000$0
127Wayne Carden124-437110000$345
128Boyce Eckard124-437110000$0
129Buck Godsey124-437110000$200
130Bobby Jacks121-437410000$0
131Daryl Lacks121-437410000$0
132Paul Shull118-437710000$275
133Dennis Crowder115-438010000$1,895
134Delma Cowart112-438310000$1,845
135Jack Wallace112-438310000$0
136Lisa Jackson112-438310000$0
137Mark Beard109-438610000$1,795
138Tony Anderson109-438610000$0
139Eddie Gravely109-438610000$0
140Jack Cornett109-438610000$0
141Don Emery106-438910000$225
142Darrell Wheeler106-438910000$0
143Barry Bostik106-438910000$0
144Tony Warren106-438910000$0
145Mitchell Clark106-438910000$0
146Ralph Ascue103-439210000$0
147Danny Bennett100-439510000$0
148Ken Cross97-439810000$0
149Mickey Meredith97-439810000$0
150Claude Aubin94-440110000$100
151Bob Dotter94-440110000$0
152John Currence94-440110000$0
153James Hylton94-440110000$0
154James Cogdill91-440410000$0
155Jimmy Hardin91-440410000$0
156Tim Dwiggins91-440410000$0
157Stuart Huffman88-440710000$1,495
158L.D. Ottinger88-440710000$0
159Danny Lawson88-440710000$0
160Junior Garrett88-440710000$0
161Gene Morgan85-441010000$1,345
162Bobby Labonte85-441010000$0
163Mark Martin85-441010000$0
164Roy McGraw82-441310000$1,295
165Gene Glover82-441310000$215
166Louie Littlepage82-441310000$100
167Dennis Bennett79-441610000$1,245
168John Britt79-441610000$0
169Dorris Vaughan79-441610000$0
170Mickey Gibbs73-442210000$1,145
171Barry Beggarly73-442210000$400
172Roger Laperle70-442510000$0
173Mike Potter67-442810000$1,095
174Monk Tate67-442810000$380
175Mike Watts58-443710000$0
176Ronnie Thomas58-443710000$0
177Larry Hoopaugh55-444010000$0
178Dale Singleton55-444010000$0
179Tom Usry52-444310000$0


1983

Schedule

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 19Goody's 300Daytona International SpeedwaySam ArdDarrell WaltripPontiac
February 26Eastern 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
March 5Coca-Cola 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayDale EarnhardtDale EarnhardtPontiac
March 13Mountain Dew 400Hickory SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy EllisPontiac
March 20Miller Time 500Martinsville SpeedwaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
April 3Holly Farms Fried Chicken 3-99North Wilkesboro SpeedwayTommy EllisSam ArdOldsmobile
April 16WDVA 200South Boston SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy EllisPontiac
April 30Coca-Cola 200Greenville-Pickens SpeedwaySam ArdJack IngramPontiac
May 7Hampton Chevrolet 250Langley SpeedwayTommy EllisJack IngramPontiac
May 14Late Model Sportsman 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayDavid PearsonRicky RuddOldsmobile
May 21Southeastern 150Bristol International SpeedwaySam ArdMorgan ShepherdOldsmobile
May 28Charlotte Mello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMorgan ShepherdDale EarnhardtPontiac
June 4Busch 200South Boston SpeedwayButch LindleyTommy EllisPontiac
June 11Shoney's 200Hickory SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy EllisPontiac
June 18L.D. Swain & Son 200Orange County SpeedwaySam ArdJack IngramPontiac
June 25Rose's Stores 200South Boston SpeedwayButch LindleyTommy EllisPontiac
July 2Mason Day Paving 200Orange County SpeedwaySam ArdTommy HoustonChevrolet
July 6Goody's Invitational 200Caraway SpeedwaySam ArdButch LindleyPontiac
July 9Miller High Life 200Orange County SpeedwaySam ArdTommy HoustonChevrolet
July 23Coca-Cola 200South Boston SpeedwayPhil ParsonsTommy EllisPontiac
July 30Goody's 200Hickory SpeedwaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
August 6Virginia 200Langley SpeedwayDale JarrettJack IngramPontiac
August 13Kroger NASCAR 200Indianapolis Raceway ParkPhil ParsonsTommy HoustonChevrolet
August 20Dapco Auto Parts 200Greenville-Pickens SpeedwayButch LindleyButch LindleyPontiac
August 26Free Service Tire Stores 150Bristol International SpeedwayPhil ParsonsSam ArdOldsmobile
September 3Bobby Isaac/Pepsi 400Hickory SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy HoustonChevrolet
September 4Darlington 250Darlington RacewayJack IngramNeil BonnettPontiac
September 10Miller Time 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayTommy EllisMorgan ShepherdOldsmobile
September 11Coca-Cola 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPhil ParsonsTommy EllisPontiac
September 17Miller High Life Invitational 300South Boston SpeedwayDale JarrettSam ArdOldsmobile
September 24Martinsville Autumn 150Martinsville SpeedwaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
October 1Soloman Enterprises 200Orange County SpeedwayDale JarrettSam ArdOldsmobile
October 8Miller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayLarry PearsonSam ArdOldsmobile
October 16Benny Yount Chrysler-Plymouth 200Hickory SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
October 30Martinsville Cardinal 500 ClassicMartinsville SpeedwayDale JarrettSam ArdOldsmobile


Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Sam Ard5454Leader350102330$140,660
2Jack Ingram5367-8735052329$103,805
3Tommy Houston4933-52135041422$80,260
4Tommy Ellis4929-52535071621$81,560
5Dale Jarrett4837-61735001721$42,325
6Ronnie Silver4058-13963200616$25,575
7Pete Silva3945-15093100613$33,465
8Jimmy Hensley3716-17382900516$19,010
9Eddie Falk3617-18373000113$14,105
10Jeff Hensley3444-2010280019$13,485
11Bob Shreeves3312-21422600413$18,885
12Jimmy Lawson3275-2179280017$12,320
13Butch Lindley3052-24022502911$39,660
14Charlie Luck3022-2432250017$13,815
15Phil Parsons2904-25502200412$37,680
16Bosco Lowe2758-26962300210$17,905
17John Linville2690-2764260000$12,515
18Morgan Shepherd2512-29421802913$33,160
19Joe Thurman2494-2960210013$16,160
20Rick Mast2399-3055200037$10,850
21Rodney Howard2081-3373180005$11,655
22Robert Ingram1456-3998130013$5,220
23Glenn Jarrett1448-4006140013$19,645
24Jack Bland1369-4085120003$6,035
25Chip Lain1270-4184130000$5,375
26Junior Miller1205-4249110001$5,540
27Dickie Boswell1159-429590015$4,820
28Larry Pearson929-452580015$10,895
29Neil Bonnett820-463450145$31,770
30Bobby Allison819-463560044$22,205
31Dale Earnhardt790-466450244$35,280
32Jay Hedgecock750-470470001$3,015
33Orvil Reedy742-471270000$2,815
34Al Hylton710-474470001$2,820
35Allan Powell666-478880001$10,020
36Ronnie Davidson658-479660001$2,570
37Aaron Dudley621-483370000$2,750
38Mitchell Clark603-485160001$2,340
39Bennie Davis598-485650002$1,865
40Diane Teel594-486050001$2,745
41Jeff Hall570-488450001$1,780
42Gary Neice569-488550012$2,990
43J.D. McDuffie542-491250000$5,580
44Geoff Bodine534-492040022$12,895
45Davey Allison532-492240013$15,310
46Harry Lee Hill530-492450000$3,055
47Satch Worley527-492750000$6,875
48Daryl Lacks509-494550000$2,275
49Tony Warren505-494940012$2,500
50Rick Hanley493-496150001$3,545
51Mike Watts488-496650000$5,240
52Darrell Waltrip480-497430122$23,550
53Mike Messer452-500240001$1,440
54Tommy Hilbert451-500340002$2,830
55Lowe Smith448-500640000$1,365
56Jeff Berry443-501140001$1,955
57Dickie Linville439-501540000$1,675
58Eddie Johnson415-503940000$1,670
59Bud Elliott370-508440000$1,800
60L.D. Ottinger333-512130011$4,370
61Ron Bouchard320-513420022$12,350
62Ray Huff318-513630000$1,925
63Joe Kelly315-513930002$5,925
64Steve Jarvis312-514230000$2,935
65Ricky Rudd311-514330111$7,465
66Bob Hatley309-514530000$755
67George Dalton304-515040000$3,795
68James Coleman300-515430000$645
69Randy Tissot297-515730000$3,710
70Mike Porter292-516240000$6,580
71Joe Ruttman288-516620002$7,175
72Tim Richmond282-517230000$2,575
73Barry Beggarly282-517230000$1,280
74Billy Hess276-517830000$610
75Ken Bouchard261-519320001$3,780
76Curtis Markham252-520230000$4,020
77John Utsman251-520320000$3,730
78Dorris Vaughan245-520920000$1,475
79Kirk Bryant237-521730000$2,955
80Jimmy Jennings233-522120000$670
81Bob Freeze227-522720000$580
82Butch Applegate227-522720000$655
83Howard Rose224-523020000$2,375
84Steve Lawrence221-523320000$4,355
85Jonathan Lee Edwards215-523920000$510
86Randy Butler215-523920000$655
87Mark Gibson215-523920000$2,335
88Steve Hauser212-524220000$465
89Bubba Nissen209-524520000$3,480
90Larry Hoopaugh207-524730000$2,620
91Ralph Morris200-525420000$510
92John McFadden197-525720000$2,935
93Jim Coltrane197-525720000$425
94Billy Hogan197-525720000$425
95Gary Potter194-526020000$1,370
96Barry Bostick, Jr.188-526620000$1,610
97Joe Harrison182-527220000$1,085
98Danny Weese173-528120000$935
99Bill Elliott165-528910011$4,700
100Billy Myers164-529020000$1,100
101Harry Gant160-529410011$3,850
102Darryl Sage152-530220000$3,030
103Lake Speed150-530410001$5,000
104Bobby Cox137-531720000$710
105Jim Dottellis134-532020000$1,230
106John Anderson134-532020000$3,860
107Rodney Combs134-532010001$6,500
108Larry Ogle134-532010001$1,025
109Clarence Ogle130-532410000$450
110Frankie Butler130-532410000$450
111Allen Applegate130-532410000$450
112Charlie Doyle127-532710000$400
113David Pearson127-532710000$925
114Benny Kerley119-533520000$1,440
115Butch Isom118-533610000$300
116Richie Panch118-533610000$2,900
117Danny Broyles115-533910000$320
118Tommy Sigmon115-533910000$270
119Jim Poovey115-533910000$835
120Glen Armstrong109-534510000$575
121Tommy Wood109-534510000$865
122Bob Park106-534810000$750
123Mike Riley104-535020000$2,035
124Larry Buckner103-535110000$220
125Bill Hampton103-535110000$300
126Wayne Patterson97-535710000$190
127Richard Rice97-535710000$260
128David Ray Boggs97-535710000$2,825
129Wayne Broome97-535710000$210
130Jerry Taylor94-536010000$765
131Bill Venturini91-536310000$1,730
132Jack Cornett91-536310000$280
133Tony Cunningham91-536310000$1,275
134Ken Ragan85-536910000$1,580
135Brad Teague85-536910000$705
136Lee Faulk85-536910000$2,725
137Freddie Hughes82-537210000$265
138Paul Shull82-537210000$805
139Slick Johnson79-537510000$765
140Tim McGuire79-537510000$665
141Connie Saylor76-537810000$560
142Elton Sawyer73-538110000$640
143Donny Ling, Jr.64-539010000$580
144David Rogers61-539310000$1,305
145Ed Baugess61-539310000$535
146Lamar Grover58-539610000$350
147Mike Alexander49-540510000$2,425
148David Triplett40-541410000$525




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