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1983 Winston Western 500
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@ Riverside on November 20, 1983
Note: Winston West Drivers Denoted in Gold Rows
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status
1 10 9Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps Ford 119 5 running
2 5 55Benny Parsons Copenhagen Chevy 119 33 running
3 11 75Neil Bonnett Hodgdon Chevy 119 0 running
4 9 15Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Ford 119 4 running
5 26 27Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee Pontiac 119 31 running
6 1 11Darrell Waltrip Pepsi/Burger King Chevy 119 34 running
7 3 44Terry Labonte Budweiser Chevy 119 0 running
8 22 04Hershel McGriff Mark C. Bloome Buick 119 0 running
9 6 22Bobby Allison Miller High Life Buick 119 1 running
10 8 43Richard Petty STP Pontiac 118 10 running
11 16 47Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm Buick 118 0 running
12 29 71Dave Marcis Miller Brothers Olds 118 0 running
13 32 7Kyle Petty 7-Eleven Pontiac 117 0 running
14 20 88Donnie Allison Gatorade Pontiac 117 0 running
15 25 87Randy Becker Becker Trucking Buick 116 0 running
16 40 52Jimmy Means Broadway Motors Chevy 115 0 running
17 41 17Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust Pontiac 115 0 running
18 39 13Doug Wheeler W & W Machine Buick 115 0 running
19 35 83Sumner McKnight McKnight Racing Chevy 114 0 running
20 15 21Buddy Baker Valvoline Ford 113 0 running
21 17 78Jim Robinson Hammer Security Olds 112 0 running
22 12 51Scott Miller MDB Systems Pontiac 112 0 running
23 37 67Buddy Arrington Arrington Grocery Dodge 109 0 wheel
24 23 48Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig Chevy 101 0 drive line
25 18 38Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts Buick 101 0 running
26 34 64D.K. Ulrich Sunny King Ford 101 0 differential
27 31 41Ronnie Thomas McCord Gaskets Pontiac 96 0 differential
28 33 03Glenn Francis Francis Race Cars Pontiac 89 0 shifter
29 42 35Pat Mintey AFR Signs Chevy 73 0 engine
30 38 70J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing Pontiac 66 0 rocker arm
31 7 33Harry Gant Skoal Bandit Buick 61 0 engine
32 36 91John Krebs Coca-Cola Olds 60 0 engine
33 27 2Morgan Shepherd My Car Buick 42 0 engine
34 21 90Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses Ford 38 0 engine
35 13 93Jim Bown Wholesale Truck Parts Buick 37 0 throttle
36 14 74Roy Smith Edgett Excavating Buick 36 0 ignition
37 2 3Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines Chevy 32 1 running
38 24 66Ron Esau McDonald's Buick 32 0 ignition
39 28 08Rick McCray Coors Pontiac 29 0 engine
40 30 73Bill Schmitt Mountain Dew Chevy 13 0 engine
41 4 98Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett Pontiac 12 0 engine
42 19 12Jimmy Insolo Miller High Life Buick 1 0 quit

The Race::1983 Winston Western 500 was a Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) - Winston West Series (now ) combination event held at Track::Riverside International Raceway on November 20, 1983. It was the season finale for the Cup drivers. Bill Elliott led just five laps, but rolled away to his first career victory, holding off Benny Parsons. Bobby Allison's 9th place finish gave him his long-awaited championship, holding off Darrell Waltrip (6th) by 47 markers. The race was broadcasted live on TBS. Ken Squier and Cale Yarborough commentated the event.

Race DataEdit

Lap leaders: D. Waltrip 1-31, R. Rudd 32, D. Waltrip 33-34, B. Allison 35, R. Petty 36-45, B. Parsons 46-74, T. Richmond 75-87, B. Parsons 88, D. Earnhardt 89-92, T. Richmond 93, D. Waltrip 94, T. Richmond 95-111, B. Parsons 112-114, B. Elliott 115-119
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