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Champion Spark Plug 400

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Stock Car Racing

Champion Spark Plug 400
Event

A NASCAR Winston Cup race held in August at Michigan International Speedway.  The race was run as the Champion Spark Plug 400, often abbreviated to Champion 400, from 1975-1993.  Before 1975 the race was known as the Yankee 400, and afterward it became the GM Goodwrench Dealer 400.

DatePoleWinnerWinner's Make
24 August 1975David PearsonRichard PettyDodge1975 Race Information & Results
22 August 1976David PearsonRichard PettyDodge1976 Race Information & Results
22 August 1977David PearsonDarrell WaltripChevrolet1977 Race Information & Results
20 August 1978David PearsonDavid PearsonMercury1978 Race Information & Results
19 August 1979David PearsonRichard PettyChevrolet1979 Race Information & Results
17 August 1980Buddy BakerCale YarboroughChevrolet1980 Race Information & Results
16 August 1981Ron BouchardRichard PettyBuick1981 Race Information & Results
22 August 1982Bill ElliottBobby AllisonBuick1982 Race Information & Results
21 August 1983Terry LabonteCale YarboroughChevrolet1983 Race Information & Results
12 August 1984Bill ElliottDarrell WaltripChevrolet1984 Race Information & Results
11 August 1985Bill ElliottBill ElliottFord1985 Race Information & Results
1985 Photographs
17 August 1986Benny ParsonsBill ElliottFord1986 Race Information & Results
1986 Photographs
16 August 1987Davey AllisonBill ElliottFord1987 Race Information & Results
1987 Photographs
21 August 1988Bill ElliottDavey AllisonFord1988 Race Information & Results
1988 Photographs
20 August 1989Geoff BodineRusty WallacePontiac1989 Race Information & Results
1989 Photographs
19 August 1990Alan KulwickiMark MartinFord1990 Race Information & Results
18 August 1991Alan KulwickiDale JarrettFord1991 Race Information & Results
16 August 1992Alan KulwickiHarry GantOldsmobile1992 Race Information & Results
15 August 1993Ken SchraderMark MartinFord1993 Race Information & Results


1975

August 24, 1975

Results

Average Speed:  107.583 mph
Margin of Victory:  Half car length
Time of Race:  3:43:05
Lead Changes:  25
Cautions:  6 for 63 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Richard PettyDodge43STP200Running180/5$15,140
21David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running175/5$10,235
38Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms Poultry200Running165/0$6,385
45Bobby AllisonAMC16Coca-Cola/AMC200Running165/5$4,060
521Dave MarcisDodge71K&K Insurance199Running160/5$3,310
62Buddy BakerFord15Bud Moore Enterprises198Running155/5$2,710
711Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Terminal Transport198Running151/5$2,110
814Bruce HillChevrolet47Dixie 500197Running147/5$2,010
925Terry BivinsChevrolet63Moyer Chevrolet196Running138/0$1,910
1016Dean DaltonFord7Belden Asphalt196Running134/0$1,810
1124Walter BallardChevrolet30Clyde Lynn Auto Parts196Running135/5$1,710
1218Dave SiscoChevrolet05Reliable Plumbing196Running132/5$1,610
1312Cecil GordonChevrolet24Bob Stott Chevrolet195Running124/0$1,405
1427Grant AdcoxChevrolet41Adcox-Kirby195Running121/0$1,285
1534Bruce JacobiChevrolet37Opal's Truck Stop195Running118/0$1,185
1633Ferrel HarrisDodge82Dan Walters Forever194Running115/0$1,100
1713James HyltonChevrolet48Nitro 9194Running112/0$1,075
1831Elmo LangleyFord64Independent Auto Salvage194Running109/0$1,050
1936Dick MayChevrolet33Joli Boutique193RunningPE$1,025
207Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore Industries192Running103/0$1,000
2128D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body192Running100/0$975
2229Buddy ArringtonPlymouth67Pagoda Motel192Running97/0$950
2335Jabe ThomasChevrolet25Thomas Racing190Running94/0$925
2430Harold MillerChevrolet91Miller Racing187Running91/0$900
2523Richie PanchChevrolet98Grey-Rock Brake Products183Out (Blown Engine)88/0$875
2619Frank WarrenDodge79John 3:16154Running85/0$850
2717Henley GrayChevrolet19Gray Racing142Out (Rear End)87/5$825
2822J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Butler's/Glenn's Landscaping132Out (Hole In Piston)79/0$800
2926Carl AdamsFord65Adams Racing119Out (Bent Valve)76/0$785
303AJ FoytChevrolet28Gilmore Enterprises117Out (Blown Engine)PE$940
3115Richard ChildressChevrolet96L.C. Newton Trucking96Out (Oil Pan)75/5$750
3232Earle CanavanDodge01Kava Coffee61Out (Blown Engine)67/0$740
3320Ed NegreDodge810,000 RPM Speed Equipment58Out (Bent Valve)69/5$730
3410Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces46Out (Blown Engine)61/0$720
356Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley17Out (Blown Engine)58/0$710
369Jackie RogersChevrolet60Lou Viglione Racing6Out (Blown Engine)55/0$700


1976

August 22, 1976

Results

Average Speed:  140.078 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.2 seconds
Time of Race:  2:51:20
Lead Changes:  34
Cautions:  4 for 20 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running180/5$11,950
23Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms200Running180/10$11,080
35Richard PettyDodge43STP200Running170/5$9,785
46Bobby AllisonMercury2Cam2200Running165/5$6,875
57Dave MarcisDodge71K&K199Running160/5$6,365
615Neil BonnettChevrolet12Hawaiian Tropic195Running155/5$2,455
712D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Garden State Auto Body194Running146/0$4,545
827J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70McDuffie Racing194Running142/0$4,335
98Benny ParsonsChevrolet72Kings Row Fireplaces194Running143/5$5,125
1017Bobby WawakChevrolet36J&B Corvette193Running134/0$1,855
1124Henley GrayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt193Running130/0$1,755
1229Coo Coo MarlinChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley192Running127/0$3,615
1328Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack192Running124/0$3,255
1414Skip ManningChevrolet92Stratagraph192Running121/0$2,430
1533Terry BivinsFord10Sunny King Ford192Running118/0$2,875
1636Dick MayChevrolet25Robertson Racing187Running115/0$2,635
1722David HobbsFord9Coca-Cola187RunningPE$1,130
1819Dean DaltonChevrolet7Belden Asphalt184Running109/0$1,105
1911Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill183Out (Engine Failure)111/5$2,300
2031Harold MillerChevrolet91Bartow Paving183Running103/0$1,055
2120James HyltonChevrolet48Kockum's183Running100/0$2,030
2232Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing175Running97/0$1,005
2330Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan174Running94/0$1,730
2413Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc168Running91/0$955
254Lennie PondChevrolet54Pepsi-Cola166Running88/0$1,555
2618Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited154Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,400
2710Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade134Out (Accident)82/0$3,875
2821Joe FrassonChevrolet18Excuse Lounge118Running84/5$850
299Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore114Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,335
3026Ed NegreDodge8Negre108Out (Engine Failure)73/0$1,315
312Buddy BakerFord15Norris86Out (Engine Failure)75/5$4,100
3216Dave SiscoChevrolet5Sisco70Out (Right Front Ball Joint)67/0$1,290
3325John HaverChevrolet51Jim's Furniture49Out (Engine Failure)64/0$780
3434G.C. SpencerDodge49Spencer37Out (Engine Failure)61/0$770
3523Jackie RogersChevrolet60Red Dog Racing15Out (Steering)58/0$760
3635Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions6Out (Overheating)55/0$1,250


1977

August 22, 1977

Results

Average Speed:  137.944 mph
Margin of Victory:  2 car lengths
Time of Race:  2:53:59
Lead Changes:  31
Cautions:  5 for 24 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade200Running180/5$13920
21David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running175/5$8500
34Benny ParsonsChevrolet721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.200Running170/5$8325
47Sam SommersChevrolet27M.C. Anderson200Running165/5$4000
52Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Holly Farms200Running165/10$7900
613Dick BrooksFord90Truxmore200Running150/0$4750
710Ricky RuddChevrolet22Al Rudd Auto Parts199Running146/0$2000
86Richard PettyDodge43STP198Running147/5$5100
912Terry RyanChevrolet81Valvoline197Running138/0$1800
1015Janet GuthrieChevrolet68Kelly Girl196Running134/0$1700
1127Tighe ScottChevrolet30Scotty's Fashions196Running130/0$3950
129Skip ManningChevrolet921st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.196Running127/0$3530
1311Bruce HillChevrolet47Hill196RunningPE$1250
1414Buddy ArringtonDodge67Mystic Transmissions195Running121/0$3095
1532Bobby WawakChevrolet74Wawak195RunningPE$1080
1624James HyltonChevrolet48Hylton192Running115/0$2810
1731Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc192Running112/0$2165
1826D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich189Running109/0$2480
1923Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissons Unlimited189Running106/0$2195
2020J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating186Running103/0$1960
2129Dean DaltonChevrolet25Robertson Racing179Running100/0$1775
228Dave MarcisChevrolet2Cam2154RunningPE$1350
2325Frank WarrenDodge89Native Tan141Out (Engine Failure)94/0$1465
2428Joe MihalicChevrolet61Mihalic Racing134Out (Broken Wheel Studs)91/0$800
2516Butch HartmanChevrolet75Hartman125Out (Engine Failure)88/0$775
2617Bobby AllisonAMC121st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.117Out (Engine Failure)85/0$880
2735Jocko MaggiacomoAMC631st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.114Out (Engine Failure)PE$725
2833Harold MillerChevrolet91Bartow Paving85Out (Drive Shaft)PE$700
2918Bill ElliottMercury9Dahlonega Equipment76Out (Broken Valve)PE$685
305Buddy BakerFord15Norris68Out (Broken Valve)73/0$3865
3119Ed NegreDodge8Negre61Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1270
3230Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda53Out (Engine Failure)67/0$1240
3321Richard ChildressChevrolet3Kansas Jack41Out (Engine Failure)64/0$1130
3436Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing5Out (Engine Failure)61/0$620
3522Elmo LangleyDodge42Robbins Racing1Out (Mechanical)58/0$610
3634Earle CanavanDodge1Benihana1Out (Engine Failure)PE$600


1978

August 20, 1978

Results

Average Speed:  129.566 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.32 seconds
Time of Race:  3:05:14
Lead Changes:  34
Cautions:  7 for 35 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11David PearsonMercury21Purolator200Running180/5$12,000
23Cale YarboroughOldsmobile111st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.200Running180/10$13,275
34Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade200Running170/5$9,325
47Dave MarcisChevrolet2Osterlund200Running165/5$5,950
52Bobby AllisonFord15Norris Industries198Running160/5$7,300
612Dick BrooksMercury90Truxmore198Running150/0$4,950
79J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating197Running151/5$4,330
815Lennie PondOldsmobile54W.i.n.196Running142/0$5,400
917Neil BonnettOldsmobile5Armor All195Running138/0$5,300
1011Ferrel HarrisChevrolet8Autowize194Running134/0$3,820
1128Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt194Running130/0$3,610
1226Buddy ArringtonDodge67Falls Radiator193Running127/0$3,390
135Benny ParsonsOldsmobile721st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.191Running129/5$5,150
1414Richard PettyChevrolet43STP190Out (Accident)121/0$5,075
1531Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Wixc Radio190Running118/0$2,810
1624Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda190Running115/0$2,370
1733Cecil GordonChevrolet24Transmissions Unlimited189Running112/0$2,135
1836Ed NegreDodge8Negre189Running109/0$1,050
1927Tighe ScottChevrolet30Russ Togs187Running106/0$1,925
2034Gary MyersChevrolet4Spencer's Baby Wear185Running103/0$1,000
2130Baxter PriceChevrolet45Price Racing183Running100/0$1,615
2229Joey ArringtonDodge7Sam Dell183Running97/0$950
2310D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Midwestern Farm Lines181Running99/5$1,555
2435Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan170Running91/0$1,520
2523Blackie WangerinMercury39Wangerin143Out (Engine Failure)88/0$1,330
2625Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Louise Smith139Out (Engine Failure)85/0$1,405
2718Janet GuthrieBuick68Kelly Girl128Out (Engine Failure)PE$780
2821Ricky RuddChevrolet221st Nat'l City Trav. Cks.113Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)84/5$2,255
2919Donnie AllisonOldsmobile1Grog Pond96Out (Broken Valve)76/0$740
3016Roger HambyChevrolet17Hamby / Ellis Automotive88Out (Overheating)73/0$720
318Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Kansas Jack68Out (Broken Valve)75/5$1,195
3232Earle CanavanDodge1Pepsi59Out (Transmission)67/0$685
3320Mel LarsonOldsmobile92Thermo-Sol31Out (Wiring System)64/0$1,175
3413Bruce HillOldsmobile5Bearfinder23Out (Engine Failure)61/0$665
3522James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive17Out (Engine Failure)58/0$1,155
366Buddy BakerOldsmobile27M.C. Anderson9Out (Engine Failure)55/0$1,130


1979

August 19, 1979

Results

Average Speed:  130.376 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 second
Time of Race:  3:04:05
Lead Changes:  21
Cautions:  5 for 35 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
15Richard PettyChevrolet43STP200Running180/5$21,100
211Buddy BakerChevrolet28W.i.n., Inc.200Running180/10$12,425
36Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company200Running165/0$12,820
41David PearsonChevrolet2Osterlund199Running160/0$10,215
520John AndersonChevrolet8Draime Race Engines199Running155/0$4,355
67Joe MillikanChevrolet72Appliance Wheels199Running155/5$7,195
716Ricky RuddMercury90Truxmore199Running146/0$5,320
828Tighe ScottBuick30Russ Togs197Running142/0$4,890
915J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating197Running138/0$4,670
1012Richard ChildressOldsmobile3Crc Chemicals197Running134/0$4,550
1113Bill ElliottMercury17Knutson's RV195Running130/0$4,120
1231James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive195Running127/0$3,850
1334Kyle PettyDodge42STP195Running124/0$1,675
1418Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda193Running121/0$3,130
1529John KennedyChevrolet0Avanti Cb188RunningPE$1,490
1630Frank WarrenDodge79Native Tan188Running115/0$2,725
178Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch185Out (Engine Failure)117/5$6,270
1835Cecil GordonOldsmobile24Gordon Racing183Running109/0$2,300
1910Darrell WaltripChevrolet88Gatorade173Running106/0$4,775
2022Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hills Racing150Out (Engine Failure)103/0$1,965
2126Baxter PriceOldsmobile45Iron Peddlers146Running100/0$1,920
2219Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Mr. Transmission145Running97/0$1,875
232Bobby AllisonFord15Hodgdon / Moore141Out (Engine Failure)99/5$4,935
2432Ronnie ThomasChevrolet25Stone's Cafeteria131Out (Overheating)91/0$2,785
259Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm129Out (Clutch)93/5$875
264Terry LabonteChevrolet44Stratagraph108Out (Engine Failure)90/5$1,475
2733Marty RobbinsDodge6Marty Robbins Racing96Out (Cracked Cylinder Head)82/0$825
2817D.K. UlrichBuick40Midwestern Farm Lines85Running79/0$1,300
2914Dick BrooksChevrolet5Bearfinder81Out (Exhaust System)76/0$785
3021Dave MarcisChevrolet71Transmissions Unlimited67Out (Engine Failure)73/0$765
3124Lennie PondChevrolet19Belden Asphalt57Out (Overheating)70/0$1,250
3223Al Rudd, Jr.Chevrolet22Bill Lewis39Out (Clutch)PE$740
333Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator28Out (Ignition)69/5$1,405
3436Earle CanavanDodge1Scope Mount23Out (Broken Piston)PE$720
3525H.B. BaileyPontiac36Caldwell Knapp Cadillac2Out (Accident)58/0$710
3627Blackie WangerinMercury39Wangerin2Out (Accident)55/0$700


1980

August 17, 1980

Results

Average Speed:  145.352 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.0 second
Time of Race:  2:45:07
Lead Changes:  31
Cautions:  4 for 17 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Cale YarboroughChevrolet11Busch200Running180/5$19,700
23Neil BonnettMercury21Purolator200Running170/0$12,875
321Donnie AllisonChevrolet12Ramey's Chevy City200Running170/5$9,050
411Darrell WaltripChevrolet2Halpern Enterprises200Running170/10$6,050
512Richard PettyChevrolet43STP200Running160/5$11,075
61Buddy BakerChevrolet28Napa Regal Ride Shocks200Running150/0$5,600
74Bobby AllisonMercury15Hodgdon / Mike Curb199Running151/5$7,675
810Benny ParsonsChevrolet27Melling Tool Company199Running147/5$7,250
95Bill ElliottMercury9Jackson Special199Running143/5$4,900
1016Kenny HemphillChevrolet77Warren Fabricating199Running134/0$2,650
119Terry LabonteChevrolet44Apache Stove198Running130/0$5,475
1220Kyle PettyChevrolet42STP198Running127/0$2,700
1323Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hill's Racing196Running124/0$4,590
1427Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Thompson Industries195Running121/0$4,170
1528D.K. UlrichChevrolet40Ulrich Racing195Running118/0$3,975
1613Lake SpeedChevrolet66Speed Racing194Running115/0$1,480
1722Billie HarveyChevrolet87Del Ray Marine Supply194RunningPE$1,270
186Jody RidleyMercury90Truxmore / Sunny King Ford-Honda194Running109/0$3,490
1930Dick MayChevrolet19Belden Asphalt194RunningPE$3,330
2037J.D. McDuffieChevrolet70Bailey Excavating193Running103/0$3,085
2119Cecil GordonOldsmobile24South Hill Texaco193Running100/0$2,790
2218Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda190Running97/0$2,545
2336Bruce JacobiFord65United Medical Supply189Running94/0$985
2433Wayne WatercutterOldsmobile85Ward Racing Enterprises183Running91/0$925
2526James HyltonOldsmobile48Palatine Automotive182Running88/0$2,265
2615Dave MarcisChevrolet71Transmissions Unlimited182Out (Engine Failure)90/5$1,975
2717Richard ChildressChevrolet3Crc Chemicals180Running82/0$1,940
2835Stuart HuffmanBuick41Bluegrass Express177Running79/0$800
2924Ronnie ThomasBuick25Stone's Cafeteria172Running76/0$1,865
3029Roger HambyChevrolet17Kings Inn Daytona150Out (Engine Failure)73/0$765
3131Frank WarrenDodge79Warren Racing150Running70/0$1,810
3234Baxter PriceOldsmobile61Duro Bond125Running67/0$740
3332Bobby WawakBuick74Wawak Racing114Out (Ignition)64/0$730
3425Ricky RuddChevrolet7Sanyo Electronics88Out (Transmission)61/0$1,220
358Dale EarnhardtChevrolet2Mike Curb / Hodgdon79Out (Engine Failure)63/5$6,410
3614John AndersonChevrolet75Rahmoc Racing12Out (Oil Pump)55/0$700
377Harry GantChevrolet47Race Hill Farm4Out (Engine Failure)52/0$1,200


1981

August 16, 1981

Results

Average Speed:  123.457 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 car length
Time of Race:  3:14:24
Lead Changes:  65
Cautions:  9 for 51 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Richard PettyBuick43STP200Running185/10$23,750
215Darrell WaltripBuick11Mountain Dew200Running175/5$17,525
39Ricky RuddChevrolet88Gatorade200Running165/0$15,150
48Harry GantPontiac33Skoal Bandit200Running165/5$6,000
519Buddy BakerBuick1Uno200Running155/0$5,175
65Joe RuttmanPontiac2J.D. Stacy Racing200RunningPE$9,375
712Bobby AllisonBuick28Hardee's200Running151/5$8,950
86Bill ElliottFord9Mell-Gear Tuning Components200Running142/0$3,525
910Dale EarnhardtPontiac3Wrangler Jeans200Running138/0$7,955
1020Mike AlexanderBuick37Roger's Auto Leasing200Running134/0$3,700
1121Dave MarcisBuick71Transmissions Unlimited200Running135/5$5,295
1218Jody RidleyFord90Trux. / Sunny King Ford / Hon.200Running132/5$6,275
1316Johnny RutherfordPontiac98Levi Garrett199Running129/5$2,175
144Terry LabonteBuick44Stratagraph199Running126/5$7,550
1522Lake SpeedBuick66Speed Racing199Running118/0$4,155
1625J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Bailey Excavating199Running115/0$3,960
172Cale YarboroughBuick27Valvoline198Running117/5$2,445
183Gary BaloughBuick75Chaparral Trailers198RunningPE$3,975
1917Kyle PettyBuick42STP197Running106/0$3,250
2030Rick KnoopBuick99Kargessport197RunningPE$3,405
2131Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda197Running105/5$2,760
2229Joe BooherBuick40Booher Farms196Running97/0$1,020
2324Joe MillikanPontiac5Performance Connection195Running94/0$6,335
2426Cecil GordonBuick24Gordon Racing195Running91/0$2,470
2533Jimmy MeansPontiac52Broadway Motors186Running88/0$2,575
2613Benny ParsonsFord15Melling Tool Company173Out (Broken Valve Spring)90/5$6,725
2736James HyltonPontiac48Palatine Automotive156Running87/5$2,520
2811Neil BonnettFord21Warner W. Hodgdon / Nat'l Eng155Out (Broken Valve Spring)84/5$1,700
291Ron BouchardBuick47J.D. Stacy Racing85Out (Engine Failure)76/0$3,540
3023Tim RichmondBuick12Uno53Out (Engine Failure)73/0$765
3135Bobby WawakBuick94Wawak Racing28Out (Oil Pump)70/0$1,150
3228Bob SchachtOldsmobile97Test Tube22Out (Transmission)67/0$740
3332Bruce HillBuick50Hill Racing21Out (Drive Shaft)64/0$1,130
3414Morgan ShepherdBuick2Amsoil20Out (Accident)61/0$1,120
3527Buddy ArringtonDodge67Hills Racing13Out (Broken Valve)58/0$1,945
3634Dick MayBuick19Belden Asphalt4Out (Camshaft)55/0$1,100


1982

August 22, 1982

Results

Average Speed:  136.454 mph
Margin of Victory:  3/4 car length
Time of Race:  2:55:53
Lead Changes:  31
Cautions:  5 for 29 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
110Bobby AllisonBuick88Gatorade200Running185/10$26,900
211Richard PettyPontiac43STP200Running175/5$20,505
315Harry GantBuick337-Eleven / Skoal Bandit200Running165/0$13,255
413Geoff BodinePontiac50Performance Connection200Running165/5$15,200
514Benny ParsonsBuick55Weyman & Bruton200Running160/5$6,725
65Buddy ArringtonChrysler67Tom Prange199Running155/5$8,845
72Darrell WaltripBuick11Mountain Dew198Running151/5$16,300
828Dave MarcisBuick71Throttles Food & Fuel197Running147/5$6,725
917Neil BonnettFord21Warner Hodgdon / Nat'l Eng.197Running143/5$3,150
1020Ron BouchardBuick47J.D. Stacy Racing197Running134/0$10,050
1124Jimmy MeansBuick52Broadway Motors197Running130/0$5,715
1219Lake SpeedBuick17Yazoo Mowers197Running127/0$5,405
1327Dean CombsBuick77Sport Specs / R.l. Monroe196Running124/0$2,250
143Ricky RuddPontiac3Piedmont Airlines195Running121/0$5,160
158Kyle PettyPontiac1Uno / STP195Running118/0$2,100
1621J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Bailey Excavating193Running115/0$5,175
1738Ronnie ThomasPontiac42Thomas Racing193RunningPE$1,850
1832Joe BooherBuick40Booher Farms192RunningPE$1,750
1931Charlie BakerBuick19H.m. Kelly Trucking192RunningPE$1,700
2030Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda191Running103/0$4,165
216Terry LabonteBuick44Texas Jeans / Stratagraph187Running100/0$3,850
2236James HyltonChevrolet48Palatine Automotive179Running97/0$3,595
239Tim RichmondBuick2Stacy-Pak161Out (Rear End)99/5$3,275
2433Tony BettenhausenBuick24Provimi Veal139Out (Engine Failure)PE$3,215
254Buddy BakerPontiac28J.D. Stacy Racing109Out (Radiator)88/0$9,525
2625Jody RidleyFord90J.D. Stacy Racing108Out (Engine Failure)85/0$8,750
271Bill ElliottFord9Melling Tool Company104Running87/5$3,500
287Cale YarboroughBuick27Valvoline103Out (Transmission)84/5$1,250
2935David SimkoBuick54Gnf Prototype Casting96Out (Engine Failure)PE$1,200
3018Dale EarnhardtFord15Wrangler Jeans76Out (Brakes)73/0$8,750
3122David PearsonBuick3Carolina Tool & Equipment75Out (Oil Pump)70/0$1,100
3212Morgan ShepherdBuick98Levi Garrett68Out (Sway Bar)72/5$2,805
3329Robin McCallBuick5Stacy-Pak47Out (Accident)64/0$1,000
3423Mark MartinPontiac2Briarwood Hilton45Out (Rear End)61/0$2,685
3526H.B. BaileyPontiac36Almeda Auto Parts42Out (Handling)58/0$900
3637Al LoquastoBuick6Pentax Cameras18Out (Accident)PE$1,850
3734Earle CanavanOldsmobile13Job / Wyandotte Vapocure / Wynns7Out (Engine Failure)52/0$850
3816Joe RuttmanBuick75Pet Dairy2Out (Oil Pump)49/0$1,850


1983

August 21, 1983

Results

Average Speed:  147.511 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.5 seconds
Time of Race:  2:42:42
Lead Changes:  27
Cautions:  2 for 7 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Cale YarboroughChevrolet28Hardee's200Running185/10$26,100
211Darrell WaltripChevrolet11Pepsi / Burger King200Running175/5$23,775
32Bill ElliottFord9Melling Oil Pumps200Running170/5$17,205
41Terry LabonteChevrolet44Budweiser200Running165/5$13,245
58Tim RichmondPontiac27Old Milwaukee200Running160/5$10,205
620Richard PettyPontiac43STP200Running155/5$11,640
713Dale EarnhardtFord15Wrangler Jeans200Running146/0$12,140
824Lake SpeedChevrolet1Uno / Bull Frog Knits199Running142/0$4,640
96David PearsonChevrolet16Chattanooga Chew199Running138/0$4,140
1018Buddy BakerFord21Valvoline199Running139/5$4,340
1121Dave MarcisChevrolet71Throttles Food & Fuel199Running135/5$11,240
124Ron BouchardBuick47Race Hill Farm198Running127/0$6,530
1310Benny ParsonsChevrolet55Copenhagen198Running124/0$3,140
1429Kyle PettyPontiac77-Eleven197Running121/0$5,895
1522Jody RidleyChevrolet84Cumberland Carpets197Running118/0$2,740
1633Bob SennekerPontiac80Elk Custom Vans196Running115/0$2,440
1727Greg SacksChevrolet5Sacks & Sons Racing195Running112/0$2,740
1835Mark MartinOldsmobile4Morgan-McClure Chevrolet195Running109/0$3,140
1923Trevor BoysChevrolet48Hylton-Mccaig195Running106/0$5,375
2030Dean CombsBuick77Best Products194Running103/0$2,090
2112Dick BrooksFord90Chameleon Sunglasses193Running105/5$4,515
2228Lennie PondChevrolet52Broadway Motors193RunningPE$4,155
2319Buddy ArringtonDodge67Tom Prange Chrysler-Plymouth192Running94/0$3,845
2417Joe RuttmanChevrolet98Levi Garrett192Running91/0$3,585
2526Bobby Hillin, Jr.Buick8Trap Rock Industries191RunningPE$1,490
2636Eddie BierschwaleBuick3Mission Ice / Lone Star Beer189Running85/0$1,440
279Ricky RuddChevrolet3Piedmont Airlines188Running82/0$3,165
2837Tommy GaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda186Running79/0$3,105
2925Sterling MarlinChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems175Running76/0$3,045
3016Harry GantBuick33Skoal Bandit171Running73/0$9,040
315Phil ParsonsChevrolet66Skoal Brother169Out (Engine Failure)70/0$1,190
3232J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Bailey Excavating164Out (Overheating)67/0$2,875
3334D.K. UlrichPontiac2Reeder Racing158Out (Engine Failure)64/0$2,090
3415Bobby AllisonBuick22Miller High Life137Out (Engine Failure)66/5$9,040
3514Neil BonnettChevrolet75Hodgdon Tool133Out (Piston)58/0$6,995
363Geoff BodinePontiac88Gatorade92Out (Push Rod)60/5$3,635
3731Morgan ShepherdBuick2ACM Equipment Sales63Out (Valve)52/0$8,560


1984

August 12, 1984

Results

Average Speed:  153.863 mph
Margin of Victory:  1 second
Time of Race:  2:35:59
Lead Changes:  7
Cautions:  None

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Darrell WaltripChevrolet11Budweiser200Running180/5$40,800
26Terry LabonteChevrolet44Piedmont Airlines200Running180/10$26,030
31Bill ElliottFord9Coors200Running170/5$22,150
43Harry GantChevrolet33Skoal Bandit200Running165/5$12,920
59Cale YarboroughChevrolet28Hardee's200Running155/0$8,100
65Benny ParsonsChevrolet55Copenhagen199Running150/0$6,700
714Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3Wrangler Jeans199Running146/0$12,700
818Buddy BakerFord21Valvoline199Running142/0$5,700
922Richard PettyPontiac43STP199Running138/0$8,875
1031Bobby AllisonBuick22Miller High Life198Running139/5$16,900
1117Ron BouchardBuick47Race Hill Farm198Running130/0$7,915
1210Ricky RuddFord15Wrangler Jeans198Running127/0$11,950
1321Neil BonnettChevrolet12Budweiser198Running124/0$5,705
1416Jody RidleyChevrolet84Cumberland Carpets198Running121/0$3,450
1511Tim RichmondPontiac27Old Milwaukee197Running118/0$10,050
1620Lake SpeedChevrolet1Bull Frog Knits197Running115/0$2,950
1726Kyle PettyFord77-Eleven197Running112/0$11,050
1838Dick BrooksFord90Chameleon Sunglasses196Running109/0$6,885
1915Dave MarcisPontiac75Rahmoc Racing196Running106/0$10,450
2013Joe RuttmanChevrolet98Levi Garrett195Running103/0$5,675
2124Bobby Hillin, Jr.Chevrolet8Trap Rock Industries195Running100/0$2,050
2223Greg SacksChevrolet51Sacks & Sons Racing195Running97/0$2,450
2329Ronnie ThomasChevrolet41Thomas Racing192Running94/0$4,765
2436Mike AlexanderOldsmobile71Action Vans192Running91/0$4,455
2519Rodney CombsBuick2Red Roof Inns192RunningPE$1,750
2635Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Broadway Motors192Running85/0$4,645
2730Trevor BoysChevrolet48Hylton-Mccaig191Running82/0$3,825
2832Morgan ShepherdChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems179Running79/0$3,765
292Phil ParsonsChevrolet66Skoal Bandit171Out (Engine Failure)76/0$2,505
3040Jeff HookerPontiac45Bob Moore171Running73/0$1,400
3128Buddy ArringtonChrysler67Tom Prange167Running70/0$3,595
3227Sterling MarlinChevrolet95Jim Testa Chevrolet165Out (Engine Failure)67/0$2,320
3339Ken SchraderFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda157Running64/0$2,780
3412Geoff BodineChevrolet5Northwestern Security Life129Out (Clutch)61/0$7,740
358Rusty WallacePontiac88Gatorade93Out (Engine Failure)58/0$2,715
3633Tommy EllisChevrolet4Morgan-McClure78Out (Handling)55/0$1,200
3737Doug HeveronChevrolet1Syracuse Classic49Out (Engine Failure)52/0$1,200
3834Dean CombsChevrolet97Best Products44Out (Engine Failure)49/0$1,200
394David PearsonChevrolet16Chattanooga Chew44Out (Steering)46/0$1,325
4025Clark DwyerChevrolet6U.S. Racing42Out (Engine Failure)43/0$3,200


1985

August 11, 1985

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Results

Margin of Victory:  4 seconds
Cautions:  5 for 28 laps
Lead Changes:  14
Time of Race:  02:54:38
Average Speed:  137.43 mph

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
11Bill ElliottFord9Coors200Running180/5$57,600
25Darrell WaltripChevrolet11Budweiser200Running180/10$29,050
311Harry GantChevrolet33Skoal Bandit200Running170/5$23,100
414Kyle PettyFord77-Eleven200Running165/5$13,780
58Benny ParsonsChevrolet55Copenhagen199Running155/0$8,575
622Phil ParsonsChevrolet66Skoal Bandit199Running150/0$7,550
726Rusty WallacePontiac2Alugard199Running146/0$11,395
819Dick TricklePontiac10Digard R&d199Running142/0$5,850
920Terry LabonteChevrolet44Piedmont Airlines199Running138/0$14,900
1015Buddy ArringtonFord67Tom Prange Leasing199Running134/0$9,425
116Neil BonnettChevrolet12Budweiser198Running135/5$10,950
1227Dave MarcisChevrolet71Transmissions Unlimited198Running127/0$7,715
1313Mike AlexanderChevrolet95Sadler Racing198Running124/0$3,850
1428Buddy BakerOldsmobile88Bull Frog Knits198Running121/0$7,005
1530Jimmy MeansPontiac52Broadway Motors197Running118/0$7,135
1625Lake SpeedPontiac75Nationwise Auto Parts196Running115/0$6,225
1738Ken RaganChevrolet17McCord Gaskets196Running112/0$5,765
1831Michael WaltripChevrolet23Hedman Headers194Running109/0$2,650
1932Ronnie ThomasChevrolet41Central Radio194Running106/0$2,450
2024Ken SchraderFord90Ultra-Seal194Running103/0$5,805
2134Eddie BierschwaleChevrolet6U.S. Racing193Running100/0$4,670
2212Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3Wrangler Jeans191Running97/0$9,525
232Geoff BodineChevrolet5Levi Garrett190Out (Flywheel)99/5$10,325
2435Joe BooherChevrolet65Booher Farms188Running91/0$1,825
2536Bobby GerhartChevrolet25Frederick187Running88/0$1,825
2616Bobby Hillin, Jr.Chevrolet8Trap Rock Industries186Running85/0$2,425
2739Bobby WawakBuick74Superior Piping174Out (Engine Failure)82/0$1,600
2840Rick BaldwinChrysler04Schlitz142Out (Engine Failure)79/0$1,550
2933J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Rumple Furniture Co.137Out (Engine Failure)76/0$3,765
3021Trevor BoysChevrolet49Cleaner Hands135Out (Engine Failure)73/0$3,705
314Ricky RuddFord15Motorcraft128Out (Oil Line)70/0$8,035
329Cale YarboroughFord28Hardee's118Out (Engine Failure)72/5$1,370
337Greg SacksBuick77Miller American111Out (Oil Leak)64/0$7,830
3437Clark DwyerFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda102Out (Accident)61/0$4,000
3523Morgan ShepherdChevrolet00Helen Rae Special100Out (Clutch)58/0$1,240
3617Bobby AllisonFord22Miller American85Out (Accident)55/0$1,225
3718Richard PettyPontiac43STP79Out (Engine Failure)52/0$6,725
3829Ron BouchardBuick47Valvoline79Out (Engine Failure)49/0$3,725
3910David PearsonFord21Chattanooga Chew14Out (Piston)46/0$1,225
403Tim RichmondPontiac27Old Milwaukee3Out (Engine Failure)43/0$2,950

Lap leaders:  Elliott 1, D. Waltrip 2-51, Elliott 52-56, Bonnett 57, D. Waltrip 58-83, Bodine 84, D. Waltrip 85-99, Elliott 100-105, Gant 106-108, Bonnett 109-110, Yarborough 111, K. Petty 112-121, Elliott 122-149, D. Waltrip 150, Elliott 151-200


1986

August 17, 1986
Michigan International Speedway

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Results

Average Speed:  135.376 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.45 seconds
Time of Race:  2:57:17
Lead Changes:  23
Cautions:  5 for 38 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Bill ElliottFord9Coors200Running185/10$55,950
22Tim RichmondChevrolet25Folgers200Running175/5$27,980
34Darrell WaltripChevrolet11Budweiser200Running170/5$27,275
46Geoff BodineChevrolet5Levi Garrett200Running165/5$17,225
512Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3Wrangler Jeans199Running160/5$18,750
67Rusty WallacePontiac27Alugard199Running155/5$12,525
728Cale YarboroughFord28Hardee's199Running146/0$6,815
85Harry GantChevrolet33Skoal Bandit199Running142/0$14,815
99Phil ParsonsOldsmobile66Skoal199Running138/0$5,700
1015David PearsonChevrolet21Chattanooga Chew199Running134/0$6,605
1117Ken SchraderFord90Red Baron Frozen Pizza199Running135/5$11,195
1224Terry LabonteOldsmobile44Piedmont Airlines198Running127/0$11,370
1311Bobby Hillin, Jr.Buick8Miller American198Running129/5$8,215
1414Alan KulwickiFord35Quincy's Steak House198Running126/5$4,210
1527Chet FillipFord81Circle Bar Truck Corral197Running118/0$3,685
1621Eddie BierschwaleFord64Sunny King Ford & Honda197Running115/0$7,735
1733Ken RaganChevrolet77McCord Gaskets196Running112/0$2,960
1830Richard PettyPontiac43STP194Out (Engine Failure)109/0$6,705
1932Buddy ArringtonFord67Pannill Knitting194Running106/0$6,375
2036D.K. UlrichChevrolet6U.S. Racing193Running103/0$6,555
2118Ricky RuddFord15Motorcraft191Running100/0$10,195
2237Bobby GerhartChevrolet85Frederick Chevrolet191Running97/0$2,085
2341Jim HullOldsmobile17Duraliner191Running94/0$5,390
248Bobby AllisonBuick22Miller American190Running91/0$8,865
2539Jimmy MeansPontiac52Axe Equipment190Running88/0$5,065
261Benny ParsonsOldsmobile55Copenhagen185Out (Accident)90/5$4,680
2735David SimkoChevrolet51Mound Steel170Running82/0$1,625
2822Kyle PettyFord77-Eleven169Out (Accident)79/0$8,570
2938Rodney CombsChevrolet2Solder Seal/Gunk150Out (Transmission)76/0$1,515
3013Joe RuttmanBuick26Quaker State142Out (Engine Failure)73/0$4,505
3140J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Winkle129Out (Engine Failure)70/0$4,190
3229Michael WaltripPontiac23Hawaiian Punch124Running67/0$1,370
3320Butch Miller08122Out (Camshaft)64/0$1,325
3416Neil BonnettChevrolet12Budweiser115Out (Handling)61/0$9,655
3534Dave MarcisChevrolet71Helen Rae Special84Out (Ignition)58/0$3,990
3619Morgan ShepherdBuick47Race Hill Farm80Out (Accident)55/0$1,205
3731Jim SauterPontiac75Nationwise Auto Parts79Out (Transmission)52/0$3,955
3826Greg SacksChevrolet10TRW60Out (Accident)49/0$1,195
3925Tommy EllisChevrolet18Freedlander Financial50Out (Engine Failure)46/0$1,190
4023Rick WilsonOldsmobile4Kodak Films37Out (Valve)43/0$1,185
4110Buddy BakerOldsmobile88Crisco27Out (Rear End)40/0$1,185

Article Index

DateOriginal PublisherArticleAuthor
17 June 2010The John Walczak CollectionPhotographs from the 1986 Champion 400 Now OnlineBill Crittenden


1987

August 16, 1987
Michigan International Speedway

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1987 Tim Richmond at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 Tim Richmond walks out onto pit road to qualify for his final NASCAR race
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1987 Bill Elliott Victory Lane at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 Bill Elliott in Victory Lane
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Results

Margin of Victory:  .76 seconds
Cautions:  5 for 25 laps
Lead Changes:  16
Time of Race:  2:53:06
Average Speed:  138.648 mph

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
13Bill ElliottFord9Coors200Running180/5$52,875
28Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3Wrangler Jeans200Running180/10$34,325
315Morgan ShepherdBuick26Quaker State200Running170/5$20,505
420Rusty WallacePontiac27Kodiak200Running165/5$20,650
51Davey AllisonFord28Havoline200Running160/5$13,500
62Alan KulwickiFord7Zerex200Running150/0$15,795
719Bobby AllisonBuick22Miller American200Running151/5$14,290
831Buddy BakerOldsmobile88Crisco200Running142/0$8,290
930Neil BonnettPontiac75Valvoline200Running138/0$10,310
1022Geoff BodineChevrolet5Levi Garrett200Running139/5$13,955
1111Richard PettyPontiac43STP199Out (Accident)135/5$9,990
1213Rick WilsonOldsmobile4Kodak Films199Running127/0$4,895
1316Bobby Hillin, Jr.Buick8Miller American199Running124/0$11,515
1423Phil ParsonsOldsmobile55Skoal Classic199Running121/0$4,185
1521Sterling MarlinOldsmobile44Piedmont Airlines199Running118/0$8,665
1614Lake SpeedOldsmobile83Wynn's199Running115/0$3,645
177Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Tide199Running117/5$5,270
186Benny ParsonsChevrolet35Folgers199Running109/0$12,425
1940Greg SacksPontiac50Valvoline198Running106/0$3,015
2028Michael WaltripChevrolet30All Pro Auto Parts198Running103/0$7,030
215Brett BodineChevrolet1Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce196Running100/0$3,420
2235J.D. McDuffiePontiac70Rumple Furniture Co.195Running97/0$2,560
2333Buddy ArringtonFord67Pannill Knitting194Running94/0$5,865
2417Jim SauterPontiac89Evinrude Outboards190Out (Engine Failure)91/0$2,840
2527Ricky RuddFord15Motorcraft180Running88/0$11,485
2612Harry GantChevrolet33Skoal Bandit179Out (Engine Failure)85/0$5,360
2718Kyle PettyFord21CITGO165Out (Engine Failure)82/0$9,100
2834David SimkoChevrolet51Metro 25 Car Care164Out (Engine Failure)79/0$2,045
2925Tim RichmondChevrolet25Folgers149Out (Engine Failure)76/0$1,990
3026Ken RaganFord77TRW146Out (Accident)73/0$1,930
3124Rodney CombsFord64Sunny King Ford146Out (Engine Failure)70/0$4,935
3239Bobby WawakChevrolet74Nelson Contracting137Out (Oil Leak)67/0$1,845
339Terry LabonteChevrolet11Budweiser129Out (Water Pump)64/0$10,600
344Ken SchraderFord90Red Baron Frozen Pizza89Out (Engine Failure)61/0$4,630
3529Dave MarcisChevrolet71Lifebuoy Soap77Out (Engine Failure)58/0$4,465
3638Charlie RudolphChevrolet04Sunoco68Out (Transmission)55/0$1,680
3736Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Eureka Vacuum Cleaners65Out (Engine Failure)52/0$4,430
3810Derrike CopeFord19Stoke Racing43Out (Engine Failure)49/0$1,670
3937Dale JarrettChevrolet18Freedlander Financial25Out (Engine Failure)46/0$4,400
4032Cale YarboroughOldsmobile29Hardee's22Out (Engine Failure)43/0$1,660


1988

Michigan International Speedway

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1988 NASCAR Champion Spark Plug 400 Qualifying Qualifying
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1988 NASCAR Champion Spark Plug 400 Qualifying Qualifying
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Date:  August 21, 1988

Results

Margin of Victory:  4 seconds
Cautions:  2 for 9 laps
Lead Changes:  21
Time of Race:  2:33
Average Speed:  156.863 mph

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Davey AllisonFord28Havoline200Running180/5$60,475
27Rusty WallacePontiac27Kodiak200Running180/10$37,250
31Bill ElliottFord9Coors200Running170/5$31,775
49Morgan ShepherdOldsmobile88Red Baron Frozen Pizza200Running165/5$19,600
516Lake SpeedOldsmobile83Wynn's200Running155/0$14,650
66Brett BodineFord15Crisco200Running150/0$18,425
728Michael WaltripPontiac30Country Time200Running146/0$12,365
822Kyle PettyFord21CITGO200Running142/0$14,365
923Rick WilsonOldsmobile4Kodak Films200Running138/0$8,910
102Geoff BodineChevrolet5Levi Garrett200Running134/0$12,705
1114Sterling MarlinOldsmobile44Piedmont Airlines200Running130/0$9,750
123Ken SchraderChevrolet25Folgers200Running132/5$11,695
1320Terry LabonteChevrolet11Budweiser199Running129/5$12,190
1425Rodney CombsBuick97AC Spark Plugs199Running121/0$4,860
1521Benny ParsonsFord90Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce199Running118/0$8,935
1610Ricky RuddBuick26Quaker State198Out (Engine Failure)120/5$7,895
1715Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Tide198Running117/5$11,085
1833Cale YarboroughOldsmobile29Hardee's198Running109/0$5,175
1936Jim SauterPontiac89Evinrude198Running106/0$3,665
2013Phil ParsonsOldsmobile55Crown198Running103/0$7,205
2127Harry GantChevrolet33Skoal Bandit197Running100/0$6,320
2218Dave MarcisChevrolet71Lifebuoy Soap197Running97/0$6,160
2312Mike AlexanderBuick12Miller High Life197Running94/0$10,075
2440Eddie BierschwaleOldsmobile23Wayne Paging197Running91/0$2,965
2535Ron BouchardFord10Whitcomb Racing196Running88/0$3,710
2642Brad NoffsingerBuick98Sunoco196Running85/0$3,030
2734Chad LittleFord19Coors Extra Gold195Running82/0$2,725
2838H.B. BaileyPontiac36National Motors195Running79/0$2,670
295Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3GM Goodwrench194Running81/5$14,315
3031Dana PattenChevrolet96U.S. Chrome193Running73/0$2,535
3132Mickey GibbsFord01Gibbs-West186Running70/0$2,490
3226Mark MartinFord6Stroh's Light162Out (Engine Failure)67/0$3,295
3339Ernie IrvanPontiac2Kroger157Out (Engine Failure)64/0$2,400
3417Derrike CopeFord68Purolator127Out (Engine Failure)61/0$5,080
3541Donnie AllisonOldsmobile31Slender You Figure Salons114Out (Engine Failure)58/0$3,000
368Alan KulwickiFord7Zerex104Out (Engine Failure)55/0$4,955
3737Bobby Hillin, Jr.Buick8Miller High Life94Out (Engine Failure)52/0$4,915
3830Jimmy MeansPontiac52Eureka Vacuum Cleaners72Out (Broken Spindle)49/0$4,870
3924Richard PettyPontiac43STP68Out (Distributor)46/0$4,825
4019Neil BonnettPontiac75Valvoline51Out (Engine Failure)43/0$9,210
4111Dale JarrettBuick1Port-A-Lube50Out (Broken Oil Pan)40/0$2,210
4229Greg SacksPontiac50Dingman Brothers Racing21Out (Ignition)37/0$2,710

Did Not Qualify:  Jimmy Horton (#80), David Simko, Ben Hess, Ron Esau, Slick Johnson, Mike Laws, Larry Moyer, Lee Raymond, J.D. McDuffie (#70)

Lap Leaders:  Elliott 1-14, Da. Allison 15, Elliott 16-17, Da. Allison 18, Elliott 19-20, Da. Allison 21, Elliott 22-23, Da. Allison 24, Elliott 25-40, Da. Allison 41-43, Rudd 44, Shepherd 45, Labonte 46, D. Waltrip 47, Earnhardt 48-86, Rudd 87-88, Shepherd 89-93, Wallace 94-147, Da. Allison 148-155, Schrader 156, Wallace 157-177, Da. Allison 178-200


1989

August 20, 1989
Michigan International Speedway

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Results

Average Speed:  157.704 mph
Margin of Victory:  15.71 seconds
Time of Race:  2:32:11
Lead Changes:  20
Cautions:  2 for 8 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
12Rusty WallacePontiac27Kodiak200Running185/10$67,900
27Morgan ShepherdPontiac75Valvoline200Running175/5$38,975
321Harry GantOldsmobile33Skoal Bandit200Running170/5$28,425
426Hut StricklinPontiac57Heinz200Running165/5$20,232
51Geoff BodineChevrolet5Levi Garrett200Running160/5$23,750
618Derrike CopePontiac10Purolator200Running155/5$15,375
711Davey AllisonFord28Havoline200Running146/0$17,150
816Ricky RuddBuick26Quaker State200Running142/0$15,050
94Mark MartinFord6Stroh's Light200Running143/5$13,075
103Alan KulwickiFord7Zerex200Running139/5$14,700
116Ken SchraderChevrolet25Folgers199Running135/5$13,400
1229Jimmy SpencerPontiac88Crisco199Running127/0$10,350
139Kyle PettyPontiac42Peak199Running124/0$5,800
1434Bobby Hillin, Jr.Buick8Miller High Life199Running121/0$9,400
1525Neil BonnettFord21CITGO198Running118/0$9,600
1636Larry PearsonBuick16Chattanooga Chew198Running115/0$6,450
1715Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3GM Goodwrench198Running112/0$13,450
1817Richard PettyPontiac43STP198Running109/0$5,750
1930Dick TrickleBuick84Miller High Life197Running106/0$7,350
2038Tracy LeslieOldsmobile14Copenhagen197Running103/0$4,875
2123Joe RuttmanOldsmobile83Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce197Running100/0$6,825
2231Butch MillerChevrolet51Fruit of the Loom197Running97/0$3,725
2332Jim SauterPontiac44Group 44196Running94/0$3,625
2435Dave MarcisChevrolet71Lifebuoy Soap196Running91/0$6,475
2513Ernie IrvanPontiac2Kroger196Running88/0$4,500
2624Chad LittleFord90Donlavey Racing196Running85/0$3,325
2733Jimmy MeansPontiac52Alka-Seltzer195Running82/0$3,275
2840Eddie BierschwaleOldsmobile23Melling Automotive Products194Running79/0$3,225
2939Ken RaganFord77Jasper Engines & Transmissions193Running76/0$3,125
3037Rick JeffreyPontiac18B&W Auto Supply191Running73/0$3,125
3122Michael WaltripPontiac30Country Time190Running75/5$5,735
325Rick WilsonOldsmobile4Kodak Films186Out (Engine Failure)67/0$5,645
3320Phil ParsonsOldsmobile55Crown177Running64/0$5,580
3410Sterling MarlinOldsmobile94Sunoco172Running61/0$5,490
3528Greg SacksPontiac48Dinner Bell Foods158Running58/0$2,815
3612Brett BodineFord15Motorcraft128Out (Clutch)55/0$5,425
3719Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Tide119Out (Camshaft)57/5$12,115
3827Dale JarrettPontiac29Hardee's119Out (Rear End)49/0$5,350
398Bill ElliottFord9Coors103Out (Engine Failure)46/0$13,585
4014Terry LabonteFord11Budweiser69Out (Engine Failure)43/0$9,725
DNQDick JohnsonFord38Red Kote
DNQJ.D. McDuffiePontiac70Rumple Furniture

Article Index

DateOriginal PublisherArticleAuthor
17 August 2010The John Walczak CollectionPhotographs from the 1989 Champion 400 Now OnlineBill Crittenden


1990

August 19, 1990

Results

Average Speed:  138.822 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.7 seconds
Time of Race:  2:52:53
Lead Changes:  23
Cautions:  6 for 26 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
15Mark MartinFord6Folgers200Running185/10$71,200
28Greg SacksChevrolet17Tide200Running175/5$41,600
36Rusty WallacePontiac27Miller Genuine Draft200Running170/5$33,900
42Bill ElliottFord9Coors200Running165/5$27,000
539Ricky RuddChevrolet5Levi Garrett200Running155/0$20,607
610Davey AllisonFord28Havoline200Running150/0$19,325
79Geoff BodineFord11Budweiser200Running151/5$18,750
87Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3GM Goodwrench200Running147/5$19,400
921Morgan ShepherdFord15Motorcraft200Running143/5$13,550
1016Dale JarrettFord21CITGO200Running134/0$14,825
111Alan KulwickiFord7Zerex200Running130/0$13,000
1238Butch MillerChevrolet98Kroger200Running127/0$9,600
1311Harry GantOldsmobile33Skoal Bandit200Running124/0$14,300
1436Terry LabonteOldsmobile1Skoal Classic200Running121/0$10,900
1520Hut StricklinBuick12Raybestos200Running118/0$9,075
1618Kyle PettyPontiac42Peak200Running120/5$13,250
1712Brett BodineBuick26Quaker State200Running117/5$11,900
1841Dave MarcisChevrolet71Big Apple Market199Running114/5$9,150
1913Derrike CopeChevrolet10Purolator199Running106/0$10,650
204Sterling MarlinOldsmobile94Sunoco199Running103/0$9,450
2117Bobby Hillin, Jr.Buick8Snickers198Running100/0$8,225
2214Chad LittleFord19Pelco Video Systems198Running97/0$5,125
2330Buddy BakerFord90Donlavey Racing198Running94/0$5,025
2427Mike ChasePontiac68Freymiller Trucking198Running91/0$4,925
2540Jimmy SpencerPontiac57Heinz197Running88/0$7,875
2626Rob MorosoOldsmobile20Crown197Running85/0$5,425
2725Jimmy MeansPontiac52Alka-Seltzer195Running82/0$5,475
2831Bill VenturiniChevrolet35Amoco192Running79/0$4,575
2919Rick WilsonOldsmobile75Dinner Bell Foods186Out (Steering)76/0$7,225
3034Michael WaltripPontiac30Country Time181Out (Engine Failure)73/0$7,125
3128Ben HessPontiac48ACDelco169Out (Accident)70/0$4,275
3215Dick TricklePontiac66Tropartic162Out (Accident)67/0$7,900
3322Richard PettyPontiac43STP128Out (Engine Failure)69/5$4,725
3423Rodney CombsPontiac89Evinrude127Out (Oil Line)61/0$4,025
353Ernie IrvanChevrolet4Kodak Films113Out (Engine Failure)58/0$6,775
3632Rick MastPontiac22Plasti-Kote103Out (Engine Failure)55/0$3,950
3733Ken RaganFord77Jasper102Out (Accident)52/0$3,925
3829Jack PenningtonPontiac47Derick Close Racing73Out (Oil Pan)49/0$4,150
3924Ted MusgraveChevrolet50Auto Value65Out (Valve)46/0$3,890
4035Ken SchraderChevrolet25Kodiak19Out (Engine Failure)43/0$10,875
4137Edward CooperOldsmobile91Refrigeration Sales17Out (Rocker Arm)40/0$3,875


1991

August 18, 1991

Results

Average Speed:  142.972 mph
Margin of Victory:  10 inches
Time of Race:  2:47:52
Lead Changes:  24
Cautions:  4 for 22 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
111Dale JarrettFord21CITGO200Running180/5$74,150
23Davey AllisonFord28Havoline200Running180/10$47,700
39Rusty WallacePontiac2Miller Genuine Draft200Running165/0$23,600
42Mark MartinFord6Folgers200Running165/5$30,050
54Bill ElliottFord9Coors Light200Running160/5$26,600
614Harry GantOldsmobile33Skoal Bandit200Running155/5$17,200
75Ernie IrvanChevrolet4Kodak Films200Running151/5$18,850
81Alan KulwickiFord7Hooters200Running147/5$21,000
921Michael WaltripPontiac30Pennzoil200Running143/5$14,850
1018Ken SchraderChevrolet25Kodiak199Running139/5$16,500
1112Ricky RuddChevrolet5Tide199Running130/0$15,850
128Sterling MarlinFord22Maxwell House199Running127/0$10,450
1322Buddy BakerOldsmobile20Moroso Racing199Running124/0$9,850
1417Hut StricklinBuick12Raybestos Brakes198Running121/0$11,350
1527Lake SpeedPontiac66Tropartic198Running118/0$11,350
1625Terry LabonteOldsmobile94Sunoco198Running115/0$10,050
1715Ted MusgravePontiac55Jasper Engines198Running112/0$8,450
1830Rick MastOldsmobile1Skoal Classic198Running109/0$9,450
1936Bobby HamiltonOldsmobile68Country Time198Running106/0$7,400
2033Dave MarcisChevrolet71Big Apple Market197Out (Ignition)103/0$9,750
2131Dick TricklePontiac24Team III Racing196Running100/0$6,575
2234Wally DallenbachFord90J.W. Hunt Produce196Running97/0$5,775
2323Richard PettyPontiac43STP195Running94/0$8,350
2426Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3GM Goodwrench194Running91/0$16,425
2516Chad LittleFord19Tyson Foods194Running88/0$5,525
2610Morgan ShepherdFord15Motorcraft193Running90/5$12,975
2735Jimmy MeansPontiac52Alka-Seltzer193Running87/5$5,175
2839H.B. BaileyPontiac36Almeda Auto Parts186Running79/0$5,125
2938Mike ChaseOldsmobile14Copenhagen156Out (Overheating)76/0$5,025
3032Joe RuttmanChevrolet75Dinner Bell Meats143Running73/0$7,625
3137Jim SauterPontiac89Evinrude Outboards140Out (Accident)70/0$4,825
327Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Western Auto134Out (Valve)67/0$5,400
3320Bobby Hillin, Jr.Pontiac42Mello Yello134Out (Engine Failure)64/0$11,725
3419Derrike CopeChevrolet10Purolator125Out (Engine Failure)61/0$13,075
356Geoffrey BodineFord11Budweiser123Out (Engine Failure)63/5$13,925
3613Jimmy SpencerChevrolet98Banquet Foods99Out (Engine Failure)55/0$7,200
3728Brett BodineBuick26Quaker State57Out (Engine Failure)52/0$6,575
3840Bobby LabonteOldsmobile44Slim Jim40Out (Engine Failure)49/0$4,550
3929Rick WilsonBuick8Snickers39Out (Fuel Pressure)46/0$6,525
4024Stanley SmithBuick49Interstate Batteries30Out (Ignition)43/0$4,475


Type & Item #NameDetails
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 1981991 Memorable MomentsDale Jarrett beats Davey Allison at the Champion Spark Plug 400


1992

August 16, 1992

Results

Average Speed:  146.056 mph
Margin of Victory:  4.94 seconds
Time of Race:  2:44:19
Lead Changes:  16
Cautions:  5 for 25 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
124Harry GantOldsmobile33Skoal Bandit200Running180/5$71,545
29Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Western Auto200Running175/5$45,670
37Bill ElliottFord11Budweiser200Running175/10$45,820
45Ernie IrvanChevrolet4Kodak Films200Running165/5$28,920
53Davey AllisonFord28Havoline200Running155/0$29,265
615Kyle PettyPontiac42Mello Yello200Running150/0$21,715
78Sterling MarlinFord22Maxwell House200Running146/0$19,515
814Dale JarrettChevrolet18Interstate Batteries200Running147/5$18,265
92Mark MartinFord6Valvoline200Running143/5$19,715
106Morgan ShepherdFord21CITGO200Running134/0$18,765
114Ken SchraderChevrolet25Kodiak200Running130/0$19,240
1210Brett BodineFord26Quaker State200Running132/5$16,615
1328Rick MastOldsmobile1Skoal Classic199Running124/0$15,115
141Alan KulwickiFord7Hooters199Running126/5$19,915
1516Bobby HamiltonFord68Country Time199Running118/0$14,415
1641Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3Goodwrench199Running115/0$19,665
1731Chad LittleFord9Melling Performance199Running112/0$7,855
1821Richard PettyPontiac43STP199Running109/0$13,165
1918Dick TrickleFord8Snickers199Running106/0$9,665
2027Wally DallenbachFord16Keystone Beer199Running103/0$7,965
2133Rusty WallacePontiac2Miller Genuine Draft198Running100/0$15,040
2226Michael WaltripPontiac30Pennzoil198Running97/0$11,940
2313Terry LabonteOldsmobile94Sunoco198Running94/0$11,740
2420Hut StricklinFord12Raybestos Brakes198Running91/0$11,590
2535Ted MusgraveFord55Jasper Engines197Running88/0$11,340
2630Bobby Hillin, Jr.Chevrolet31Team Ireland197Running85/0$6,390
2736Jeff PurvisChevrolet51Phoenix Construction197Running82/0$6,340
2832Eddie BierschwaleOldsmobile23Splitfire193Running79/0$6,290
2919Jimmy HensleyFord66Tropartic191Running76/0$8,590
3040Mike PotterChevrolet77Kenova Construction175Running73/0$8,140
3139Jeff McClureChevrolet27Race For Life173Running70/0$5,990
3229Dave MarcisChevrolet71Transmissions Unlimited101Out (Engine)67/0$7,540
3317Derrike CopeChevrolet10Purolator96Out (Accident)64/0$7,485
3434Lake SpeedFord83Purex87Out (Accident)61/0$6,840
3523Stanley SmithChevrolet49Ameritron Batteries61Out (Accident)58/0$5,790
3611Ricky RuddChevrolet5Tide55Out (Accident)55/0$13,765
3738Stan FoxChevrolet13Carrier44Out (Accident)52/0$5,740
3822Jimmy HortonChevrolet32Active Trucking21Out (Engine)49/0$5,715
3937Jimmy MeansChevrolet52Means Racing8Out (Cylinder Head)46/0$7,240
4012Geoffrey BodineFord15Motorcraft4Out (Accident)43/0$10,185
4125Greg SacksChevrolet41Kellogg's4Out (Accident)40/0$7,140


1993

August 15, 1993

Results

Average Speed:  144.564 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.26 seconds
Time of Race:  2:46:01
Lead Changes:  15
Cautions:  8 for 27 laps

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
112Mark MartinFord6Valvoline200Running180/5$76,645
24Morgan ShepherdFord21CITGO200Running170/0$47,320
39Jeff GordonChevrolet24DuPont200Running170/5$34,745
427Dale JarrettChevrolet18Interstate Batteries200Running160/0$29,045
55Ted MusgraveFord55Jasper Engines / Us Air200Running160/5$27,990
610Rusty WallacePontiac2Miller Genuine Draft200Running155/5$24,115
72Lake SpeedFord28Texaco / Havoline200Running151/5$25,215
811Bobby LabonteFord22Maxwell House200Running142/0$17,565
97Dale EarnhardtChevrolet3GM Goodwrench200Running138/0$19,215
108Bill ElliottFord11Budweiser200Running134/0$25,115
1118Bobby Hillin, Jr.Ford90Heilig-Meyers200Running130/0$12,015
1213Greg SacksFord68Country Time200Running127/0$11,615
1330Darrell WaltripChevrolet17Western Auto200Running124/0$21,015
1419Brett BodineFord26Quaker State200Running121/0$16,615
1515Jimmy HensleyFord7Purolator200Running118/0$20,315
1628Michael WaltripPontiac30Pennzoil199Running115/0$15,960
1734Sterling MarlinFord8Raybestos Brakes199Running112/0$15,240
1822Kyle PettyPontiac42Mello Yello199Running109/0$17,540
1932Phil ParsonsChevrolet41Manheim Auctions199Running106/0$11,540
2025Jimmy SpencerFord12Meineke199Running103/0$14,690
2117Derrike CopeFord98Bojangles199Running100/0$13,815
2238Dave MarcisChevrolet71Pronto Auto Parts199Running97/0$8,815
2314Kenny WallacePontiac40Dirt Devil199Running94/0$10,565
2426Geoffrey BodineFord15Motorcraft198Running91/0$16,615
2531Jimmy MeansFord52Hurley's Limo Service198Running88/0$8,465
2639P.J. JonesFord9Melling Performance196Running85/0$8,265
271Ken SchraderChevrolet25Kodiak193Running87/5$16,965
2829Rick WilsonPontiac44STP191Running79/0$9,815
2941Terry LabonteChevrolet14Kellogg's Corn Flakes183Running76/0$12,665
3020Harry GantChevrolet33Skoal Bandit162Out (Accident)73/0$17,015
3135Wally DallenbachFord16Keystone Beer157Running70/0$12,440
3224Ernie IrvanChevrolet4Kodak Films155Out (Engine)72/5$17,415
3316Rick MastFord1Skoal Classic150Running64/0$12,315
3437Hut StricklinFord27McDonald's Racing139Out (Accident)61/0$12,240
353Ricky RuddChevrolet5Tide125Out (Engine)68/10$14,590
3633Jim SauterFord89Mueller Brothers Racing108Out (Accident)55/0$7,640
3721Joe NemechekChevrolet87Cintas95Out (Rear End)52/0$8,115
3823Jimmy HortonChevrolet32Active Trucking94Out (Engine)49/0$7,590
3940Dick TrickleChevrolet39Pedigree79Out (Engine)46/0$7,565
406Todd BodineFord75Factory Stores of America15Out (Accident)43/0$7,515
4136Rich BickleFord45Terminal Trucking10Out (Engine)40/0$7,515




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