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Stock Car Racing 1985

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1985's Series and Champions
Event Photography
NASCAR National Touring Series Driver List
Race Schedule
NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings
NASCAR Busch Late Model Sportsman Series Points Standings
Article Index


1985's Series and Champions

SanctionSeriesDrivers' ChampionPoints Standings
NASCARWinston CupDarrell WaltripNWC Points Standings
NASCARBusch Late Model Sportsman SeriesJack IngramNBLMSS Points Standings
ARCATalladega Super Car SeriesLee Raymond
NASCARCharlotte/Daytona Dash SeriesMike Swaim


Event Photography

IROC IX, Race 4
International Race of Champions (IROC) race
August 10, 1985 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan
Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup race
August 11, 1985 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan
Milwaukee Sentinel 200
NASCAR Busch Late Model Sportsman Series race
August 18, 1985 at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin


NASCAR National Touring Series Driver List

Includes Winston Cup and Busch Late Model Sportsman Series.  The Top 30 in Winston Cup points at season's end are in bold.

Bubba Adams, Grant Adcox, Blair Aiken, Mike Alexander, Bobby Allison, Davey Allison, Tony Anderson, Buddy Arrington, Scott Autrey, H.B. Bailey, Buddy Baker, Randy Baker, Rick Baldwin, Phil Barkdoll, Ed Berrier, Jeff Berry, Eddie Bierschwale, Jack Bland, Willie Blevins, Brett Bodine, Geoff Bodine, Neil Bonnett, Joe Booher, Dickie Boswell, Ken Bouchard, Ron Bouchard, Jerry Bowman, Jim Bown, Trevor Boys, Dick Brooks, Kirk Bryant, Kenny Burks, Randy Butner, Earle Canavan, Pancho Carter, Mitch Clark, Gene Clarke, Edward Cooper, Derrike Cope, Delma Cowart, Tommie Crozier, Ronnie Davidson, Bennie Davis, Eldon Dotson, Bob Dotter, Clark Dwyer, Dale Earnhardt, Jonathan Edwards, Bill Elliott, Brent Elliott, Bud Elliott, Tommy Ellis, Ron Esau, Eddie Falk, Chet Fillip, AJ Foyt, Glen Francis, Rodney Foushee, Harry Gant, Ruben Garcia, Bobby Gerhart, Phil Good, Cecil Gordon, Steve Gray, Brett Hearn, Jeff Hensley, Jimmy Hensley, Doug Heveron, Bud Hickey, Bobby Hillin Jr., Billy Hogan, Jeff Hooker, Jimmy Horton, Tommy Houston, Rodney Howard, Stuart Huffman, Tony Hulin, Jim Hull, Don Hume, Al Hylton, James Hylton, Jack Ingram, Robert Ingram, Butch Isom, Jeff Jacobs, Dale Jarrett, Glenn Jarrett, Slick Johnson, Joe Kelly, Benny Kerley, Ken Knight, John Krebs, Alan Kulwicki, Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte, Daryl Lacks, Randy LaJoie, Jimmy Lawson, Butch Lindley, Dickie Linville, John Linville, Bosco Lowe, Charlie Luck, Dave Marcis, Sterling Marlin, Rick Mast, Dick May, Dick McCabe, Rick McCray, J.D. McDuffie, Jeff McDuffie, Hershel McGriff, Tim McGuire, Sumner McKnight, Mike McLaughlin, Jimmy Means, Butch Miller, Ralph Morris, Billy Myers, Rick Newsom, Bubba Nissen, Bill Osborne, L.D. Ottinger, Norm Palmer, Benny Parsons, Phil Parsons, Charlie Paolillo, Wayne Patterson, Donny Paul, David Pearson, Larry Pearson, Dale Perry, Kyle Petty, Richard Petty, Larry Pollard, Lennie Pond, Mike Porter, Mike Potter, Allan Powell, Paul Radford, Ken Ragan, Maurice Randall, Lee Raymond, Orvil Reedy, Tim Richmond, Tommy Riggins, Bob Riley, Jim Robinson, Ricky Rudd, Joe Ruttman, Greg Sacks, Ed Sanger, Jim Sauter, Elton Sawyer, a href="../s/saylorconnie.php">Connie Saylor, Bill Schmitt, Ken Schrader, Bill Scott, Glen Sears, Morgan Shepherd, Bob Shreeves, Pete Silva, Ronnie Silver, David Simko, Dick Skillen, Tom Sneva, John Soares Jr., Jim Southard, Lake Speed, Jimmy Spencer, Craig Spetman, Mark Stahl, Glen Steurer, Mike Stolarcyk, Hut Stricklin, Mike Swaim, Sammy Swindell, Johnny Talley, Brad Teague, Ronnie Thomas, Joe Thurman, Merv Treichler, Dick Trickle, D.K. Ulrich, Tom Usry, Larry Utsman, Ricky Vanadore, Bill Venturini, Jimmy Walker, Larry Walker, Rusty Wallace, Chuck Walton, Darrell Waltrip, Michael Waltrip, Mike Watts, Bobby Wawak, Danny Weese, Rick Wilson, Tommy Wood, Cale Yarborough


Race Schedule

DateSeriesRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 16Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesGoody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayRusty WallaceGeoff BodinePontiac
February 17Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
February 24Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond International RacewayDarrell WaltripDale EarnhardtChevrolet
March 2Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesKomfort Koach 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayGeoff BodineDale EarnhardtPontiac
March 3Winston CupCarolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayTerry LabonteNeil BonnettChevrolet
March 10Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMountain Dew 400Hickory Motor SpeedwayTommy EllisJimmy HensleyOldsmobile
March 17Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayNeil BonnettBill ElliottFord
March 30Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesBudweiser 200Bristol International SpeedwayTommy EllisDarrell WaltripChevrolet
April 6Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller Time 500Martinsville SpeedwayJimmy HensleyBrett BodinePontiac
April 6Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol International SpeedwayHarry GantDale EarnhardtChevrolet
April 13Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesDixie Cup 200Darlington RacewayDale EarnhardtJack IngramOldsmobile
April 14Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
April 20Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesBusch 200South Boston SpeedwayTommy HoustonJimmy HensleyOldsmobile
April 21Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayDarrell WaltripNeil BonnettChevrolet
April 28Winston CupSovran Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayDarrell WaltripHarry GantChevrolet
May 4Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesHampton Chevrolet 200Langley SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy EllisPontiac
May 5Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
May 18Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesBudweiser 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayJack IngramDarrell WaltripChevrolet
May 19Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayTerry LabonteBill ElliottFord
May 25Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesWinn-Dixie 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayTim RichmondTim RichmondPontiac
May 26Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBill ElliottDarrell WaltripChevrolet
June 1Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesRose's Stores 200South Boston SpeedwayJimmy HensleyTommy EllisPontiac
June 2Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayDarrell WaltripTerry LabonteChevrolet
June 8Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesGoody's 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayTommy HoustonLarry PearsonPontiac
June 9Winston CupMiller High Life 500Pocono RacewayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
June 15Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesHarold Puryear Trucking 150Orange County SpeedwayJack IngramLarry PearsonPontiac
June 16Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International SpeedwayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
June 22Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesKroger NASCAR 200Indianapolis Raceway ParkBrett BodineJimmy HensleyOldsmobile
July 4Winston CupPepsi FireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayBill ElliottGreg SacksChevrolet
July 20Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller High Life 200South Boston SpeedwayJimmy HensleyJack IngramPontiac
July 21Winston CupSummer 500Pocono RacewayDarrell WaltripBill ElliottFord
July 28Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayBill ElliottCale YarboroughFord
August 3Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesBusch Country 200Langley SpeedwayMike PorterTommy EllisPontiac
August 10Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesBobby Isaac Memorial 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayBrad TeagueRonnie SilverPontiac
August 11Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
August 18Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMilwaukee Sentinel 200The Milwaukee MileAlan KulwickiJack IngramPontiac
August 23Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesTri-City Pontiac 200Bristol International SpeedwayRon BouchardBrett BodinePontiac
August 24Winston CupBusch 500Bristol International SpeedwayDale EarnhardtDale EarnhardtChevrolet
August 31Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesPontiac Winner's Circle 200Darlington RacewayTim RichmondDarrell WaltripChevrolet
September 1Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayBill ElliottBill ElliottFord
September 7Busch Late Model Sportsman Series7-Eleven 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayJimmy HensleyTommy EllisPontiac
September 8Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond International RacewayGeoff BodineDarrell WaltripChevrolet
September 15Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesCoca-Cola 300North Wilkesboro SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
September 15Winston CupDelaware 500Dover International SpeedwayBill ElliottHarry GantChevrolet
September 22Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayGeoff BodineDale EarnhardtChevrolet
September 28Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesGoody's 150Orange County SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
September 29Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayGeoff BodineHarry GantChevrolet
October 5Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesMiller 400Charlotte Motor SpeedwayGeoff BodineTerry LabontePontiac
October 6Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayHarry GantCale YarboroughFord
October 12Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesSouthern Biscuit Flour 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayBrad TeagueTommy HoustonBuick
October 19Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesSandhills 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBrett BodineBrett BodinePontiac
October 20Winston CupNationwise 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayTerry LabonteDarrell WaltripChevrolet
October 27Busch Late Model Sportsman SeriesWinn-Dixie 500Martinsville SpeedwayBrett BodineTommy EllisPontiac
November 3Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayHarry GantBill ElliottFord
November 17Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayTerry LabonteRicky RuddFord


NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Darrell Waltrip4292Leader28531821$702,298
2Bill Elliott4191-1012810111618$1,015,470
3Harry Gant4028-26428331419$581,690
4Neil Bonnett3897-39528121118$433,870
5Geoff Bodine3862-43028301014$464,175
6Ricky Rudd3857-43528011319$425,410
7Terry Labonte3683-6092841817$476,850
8Dale Earnhardt3561-73128141016$457,658
9Kyle Petty3523-7692800712$248,590
10Lake Speed3507-7852800214$268,040
11Tim Richmond3413-8792800313$230,220
12Bobby Allison3312-9802800711$235,505
13Ron Bouchard3267-10252800512$212,245
14Richard Petty3140-11522800113$268,585
15Bobby Hillin, Jr.3091-1201280005$120,515
16Ken Schrader*3024-1268280003$178,470
17Buddy Baker2986-1306280027$203,680
18Dave Marcis2871-1421280005$154,670
19Rusty Wallace2867-1425280028$205,875
20Buddy Arrington2780-1512260001$136,425
21Phil Parsons2740-1552280004$105,060
22Clark Dwyer2641-1651280000$128,710
23Jimmy Means2548-1744280000$132,130
24Eddie Bierschwale2396-1896260000$107,265
25Greg Sacks1944-2348200115$227,110
26Cale Yarborough1861-2431160267$260,465
27J.D. McDuffie1853-2439230000$84,965
28Trevor Boys1461-2831200000$76,325
29Benny Parsons1427-2865140016$72,450
30Joe Ruttman1410-2882160014$71,425
31Morgan Shepherd1406-2886160012$55,985
32Bobby Wawak1223-3069140000$42,165
33Lennie Pond1107-3185120000$70,640
34Tommy Ellis1100-3192140001$27,695
35Mike Alexander1046-3246110000$43,765
36David Pearson879-3413120001$45,625
37Sterling Marlin645-364780000$31,155
38Don Hume637-365570000$22,230
39Ronnie Thomas631-366170000$10,505
40Alan Kulwicki509-378350000$10,290
41Rick Newsom450-384260000$8,690
42Slick Johnson446-384660000$24,995
43Mike Potter443-384960000$10,855
44Jerry Bowman434-385850000$8,665
45Bobby Gerhart422-387050000$7,400
46AJ Foyt410-388270011$29,750
47Phil Good406-388640000$6,870
48Ken Ragan356-393670000$35,995
49Connie Saylor296-399650000$8,915
50Jim Sauter267-402530000$15,465
51Glen Steurer260-403220000$6,850
52Jim Robinson251-404120000$10,820
53Dick Brooks249-404340001$29,340
54Tommie Crozier234-405830000$4,895
55Derrike Cope224-406820000$7,100
56Ruben Garcia215-407720000$6,525
57Michael Waltrip207-408550000$9,540
58Dick Trickle197-409530001$8,650
59Jim Bown194-409820000$4,860
60Bill Osborne191-410120000$3,605
61Bill Schmitt179-411320000$5,640
62Brent Elliott176-411630000$3,210
63Rick Baldwin173-411920000$3,035
64Joe Booher170-412220000$3,685
65Hershel McGriff161-413120000$2,835
66Maurice Randall156-413630000$3,450
67Jonathan Edwards155-413720000$3,220
68Phil Barkdoll155-413720000$5,525
69Davey Allison143-414930001$10,615
70Grant Adcox140-415220000$4,590
71Blair Aiken125-416720000$2,020
72Sumner McKnight121-417110000$3,985
73H.B. Bailey119-417320000$3,065
74Rick Wilson109-418320000$4,460
75Dick Skillen109-418310000$3,920
76John Soares, Jr.106-418620000$1,875
77Glen Francis103-418910000$1,665
78Mark Stahl100-419210000$3,800
79Eldon Dotson98-419420000$2,805
80Delma Cowart95-419720000$9,930
81Chet Fillip88-420410000$1,425
82Ed Sanger85-420710000$910
83John Krebs85-420710000$2,250
84Jimmy Walker82-421010000$1,350
85Dale Perry73-421910000$880
86Sammy Swindell73-421910000$1,175
87Jim Hull67-422510000$1,570
88Mike Stolarcyk67-422510000$1,615
89Scott Autrey61-423110000$1,125
90Donny Paul58-423410000$1,120
91Edward Cooper55-423710000$1,375
92Tommy Houston55-423710000$1,645
93Earle Canavan55-423710000$875
94Craig Spetman52-424010000$1,150
95Chuck Walton49-424310000$875
96Bud Hickey49-424310000$950
97Doug Heveron46-424620000$11,015
98Rick McCray46-424620000$1,665
99Norm Palmer46-424610000$745
100Ron Esau40-425210000$2,925
101Randy LaJoie0-429210000$2,925
102Bob Riley0-429210000$2,100
103Bosco Lowe0-429210000$6,825
104Butch Lindley0-429210000$1,365
105Randy Baker0-429210000$2,025
106Dick May0-429220000$2,825
107Jim Southard0-429210000$1,970
108Pancho Carter0-429210000$2,755
109Jeff McDuffie0-429210000$1,875
110James Hylton0-429210000$3,945
111Steve Gray0-429210000$1,970
112Cecil Gordon0-429210000$2,640
113Tom Sneva0-429210000$1,455
114Bill Scott0-429210000$1,615
115D.K. Ulrich0-429210000$1,350
116Charlie Paolillo0-429210000$1,375
117Jeff Hooker0-429210000$1,100


NASCAR Busch Late Model Sportsman Series Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Jack Ingram4106Leader27051722$115,898
2Jimmy Hensley4077-2927031523$93,108
3Larry Pearson3951-15527021519$101,438
4Tommy Houston3936-17027011721$78,108
5Dale Jarrett3774-3322700917$51,333
6L.D. Ottinger3732-3742700619$65,748
7Rick Mast3589-5172700515$52,410
8Ronnie Silver3268-8382701313$49,758
9Larry Pollard3185-9212400213$30,235
10Eddie Falk3044-1062270004$30,145
11Joe Thurman2915-1191270004$29,430
12Jeff Hensley2876-1230260003$22,370
13Brad Teague2772-1334240027$43,048
14Dickie Boswell2188-1918210012$16,180
15Robert Ingram2132-1974200007$23,293
16Tommy Ellis2065-2041150579$64,588
17Jimmy Lawson2059-2047170004$13,620
18John Linville2046-2060190001$15,295
19Charlie Luck1923-2183170014$25,830
20Bosco Lowe1868-2238180023$25,130
21Dickie Linville1827-2279180000$14,545
22Joe Kelly1698-2408180002$14,880
23Brett Bodine1438-26681303710$51,465
24Ed Berrier1298-2808140000$14,405
25Jack Bland1125-2981100002$4,590
26Bob Shreeves1081-3025100000$7,885
27Morgan Shepherd1068-3038110023$21,953
28Darrell Waltrip977-312980366$40,978
29Larry Walker952-3154100000$5,095
30Merv Treichler792-331490000$8,480
31Kenny Burks749-335790000$7,475
32Rodney Howard739-336770000$7,760
33Ken Bouchard719-338760003$10,500
34Geoff Bodine697-340950133$71,433
35Bobby Allison674-343270012$24,838
36Wayne Patterson658-344860001$2,605
37Mike Porter584-352280002$6,698
38Elton Sawyer577-352960013$7,780
39Pete Silva553-355340013$2,280
40Rusty Wallace550-355640033$31,570
41Joe Ruttman520-358680012$10,290
42Ron Bouchard507-359970000$13,368
43Billy Hogan477-362950001$4,390
44Bennie Davis461-364540001$1,300
45Glenn Jarrett438-366850001$5,840
46Bubba Nissen409-369740000$1,175
47Dale Earnhardt391-371560122$29,985
48Davey Allison335-377150001$6,010
49Kirk Bryant310-379660000$6,755
50Bud Elliott259-384730001$1,275
51Rodney Foushee252-385430000$1,685
52Alan Kulwicki236-387020000$3,675
53Bubba Adams236-387030022$2,560
54Ronnie Thomas231-387520001$1,300
55Allan Powell218-388820000$910
56Sammy Swindell216-389030000$4,100
57Mitch Clark212-389420000$2,610
58Al Hylton206-390040000$1,040
59Mike Swaim203-390320000$1,665
60Daryl Lacks197-390920000$990
61Rick Wilson195-391130000$2,270
62Mike McLaughlin194-391220000$4,700
63Brett Hearn189-391730001$2,350
64Tommy Riggins182-392420000$1,650
65Tim Richmond180-392620111$21,900
66Neil Bonnett170-393610011$10,050
67Larry Utsman167-393920000$525
68Dick McCabe127-397910000$3,425
69Butch Isom124-398210000$350
70Orvil Reedy121-398510000$940
71Randy Butner121-398510000$325
72Butch Miller118-398840011$5,725
73Tim McGuire109-399710000$775
74Ralph Morris106-400010000$325
75Jimmy Spencer106-400010000$550
76Hut Stricklin106-400010000$4,100
77Tom Usry103-400320000$520
78Ricky Vanadore100-400610000$450
79Benny Kerley94-401210000$420
80Jeff Berry91-401510000$860
81Tony Hulin91-401510000$770
82Ronnie Davidson88-401820000$536
83Stuart Huffman85-402110000$2,100
84Glen Sears79-402720000$2,225
85Gene Clarke76-403010000$460
86Jody Ridley76-403010000$780
87Billy Myers73-403310000$385
88Bobby Labonte73-403320000$1,570
89Danny Weese73-403310000$450
90Ken Knight70-403610000$550
91Tommy Wood70-403610000$645
92Willie Blevins67-403910000$545
93Mike Watts61-404510000$1,650
94Jimmy Horton40-406610000$1,525
95Phil Parsons37-406920000$2,428
96Tony Anderson37-406910000$920
97Bob Dotter0-410610000$1,275
98Jeff Jacobs0-410610000$350
99Paul Radford0-410610000$620
100Mike Alexander0-410610000$990
101Terry Labonte0-410610111$32,400
102Dave Marcis0-410610000$450
103Bill Venturini0-410610000$965
104Johnny Talley0-410610000$525
105David Simko0-410610000$935
106Lee Raymond0-410610000$785


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
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