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The 29th annual Daytona 500 was held February 15 at Daytona International Speedway. Bill Elliott won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Bill Elliott
  2. 35-Benny Parsons
  3. 43-Richard Petty
  4. 88-Buddy Baker
  5. 3-Dale Earnhardt
  6. 22-Bobby Allison
  7. 90-Ken Schrader
  8. 17Darrell Waltrip
  9. 15-Ricky Rudd
  10. 29-Cale Yarborough

Failed to qualify: 18-Tommy Ellis, 24-Grant Adcox, 32-Jonathan Lee Edwards, 39-Blackie Wangerin, 41-Ronnie Thomas, 48-Steve Moore, 49-Delma Cowart, 51-David Simko, 54-Donnie Allison, 62-Steve Christman, 74-Bobby Wawak, 89-Jim Sauter, 93-Charlie Baker, 98-Ed Pimm, 00-Dick McCabe, 02-Joe Booher, 09-Jeff Swindell, Jocko Maggiacomo (did not start qualifying race).

Quotes of the race

  • "Let it out!!!"--Ken Squir at the start of the Daytona 500.

Notes

  • Benny Parsons finished three car lengths back of winner Bill Elliott. During the late race pit stops for fuel, Parsons over shot his pit which cost him several seconds.
  • Geoff Bodine was leading the race with three laps to go after all the front runners had pitted for fuel. His crew chief Gary Nelson told CBS pit reporter Mike Joy they were not going to pit and would either win or run out of fuel. Ironically, it was Bodine who won the 1986 Daytona 500 after Dale Earnhardt ran out of fuel with three laps to go.
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