1982 World 600

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1982 World 600
Race details
Race 12 of 30 in the 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Date May 30, 1982 (1982-05-30)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Weather Temperatures averaging around 81.7 °F (27.6 °C); wind speeds up to 13.8 miles per hour (22.2 km/h)[1]
Average speed 129.326 mph (208.130 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Bobby Hawkins Racing
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt Bud Moore Engineering
Laps 122
Winner
No. 21 Neil Bonnett Wood Brothers Racing
Television in the United States
Network Mizlou
Announcers Dave Despain & Dick Brooks

The 1982 World 600, the 23rd running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 30, 1982 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contested over 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 12th race of the 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Neil Bonnett of Wood Brothers Racing won the race.

Tim Richmond was driving the car intended to be in the movie Stroker Ace but he crashed on lap 44, so they didn't have many live action shots for the movie.[2]

Background[edit]

Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious World 600 on Memorial Day weekend and the National 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI).

Top ten results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps led
1 21 Neil Bonnett Wood Brothers Racing Ford 67
2 9 Bill Elliott Melling Racing Ford 75
3 88 Bobby Allison DiGard Motorsports Buick 99
4 27 Cale Yarborough M.C. Anderson Racing Buick 0
5 1 Buddy Baker Ellington Racing Buick 3
6 90 Jody Ridley Donlavey Racing Ford 1
7 33 Ricky Rudd Richard Childress Racing Pontiac 0
8 43 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Pontiac 1
9 71 Dave Marcis Marcis Auto Racing Buick 1
10 47 Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm Team Buick 0

Race statistics[3][edit]

  • Time of race: 4:36:48
  • Average Speed: 130.058 miles per hour (209.308 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 162.511 miles per hour (261.536 km/h)
  • Cautions: 10 for 62 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 2 cl
  • Lead changes: 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ Race information at Racing Reference
  3. ^ Race information at Race Database