1983 NASCAR Coca-Cola Cup Series (Jayverse)

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The 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup season was the 35th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 12th modern-era Cup series. The season began on February 20 At the Riverside International Raceway and concluded on November 20 at Ontario Motor Speedway.

Teams and drivers

Team Make No. Driver Car Owner Crew Chief
Arrington Racing Chrysler Imperial

Dodge Mirada

67 Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington
Benfield Racing Buick Regal 98 Morgan Shepherd Ron Benfield Buddy Parrott
Blue Max Racing Pontiac Grand Prix

Pontiac LeMans

27 Tim Richmond Raymond Beadle Tim Brewer
Bobby Hawkins Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 David Pearson Bobby Hawkins
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Dale Earnhardt Bud Moore Bud Moore
Cliff Stewart Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 50 Geoff Bodine
88 Ricky Rudd Cliff Stewart
DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Buick Regal

22 Cale Yarborough Bill Gardner Gary Nelson
Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Jody Ridley Junie Donlavey
Ellington Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1 Buddy Baker Hoss Ellington Runt Pittman
Hagan Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Dale Inman
Hamby Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix 17 Sterling Marlin (R) Roger Hamby
Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Buick Regal

26 Ronnie Hopkins (R) Charlie Henderson
Hillin Racing Buick Regal 8 Bobby Hillin Jr. (R) Bobby Hillin Sr. Harry Hyde
Hylton Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 48 Trevor Boys (R)/James Hylton James Hylton
Jim Stacy Racing Buick Regal 2 Skip Manning Jim Stacy
Johnny Hayes Racing Buick Regal

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

55 Robin McCall Johnny Hayes Cliff Champion
Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson Jeff Hammond
Langley Racing Ford Thunderbird 64 Tommy Gale Elmo Langley
Lennie Pond Racing Buick Regal 42 Lennie Pond
Mach 1 Racing Buick Regal 33 Harry Gant Hal Needham Travis Carter
Marcis Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Dave Marcis Dave Marcis
McDuffie Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 70 J. D. McDuffie J. D. McDuffie
Means Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 52 Jimmy Means Jimmy Means
Melling Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Bill Elliott Harry Melling Ernie Elliott
Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 Mark Martin Larry McClure
Petty Enterprises Pontiac Grand Prix 7 Kyle Petty Richard Petty Maurice Petty
43 Richard Petty Robin Pemberton
Race Hill Farm Team Buick Regal 47 Ron Bouchard Jack Beebe David Ifft
RahMoc Enterprises Chevrolet Monte Carlo 75 Neil Bonnett Bob Rahilly Bob Rahilly
Ranier-Lundy Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 28 Bobby Allison Harry Ranier Waddell Wilson
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 Benny Parsons Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine
Robert McEntyre Racing Buick Regal

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

84 Dick Brooks Robert McEntyre
Thomas Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 41 Ronnie Thomas Ronnie Thomas
Ulrich Racing Buick Regal 6 D. K. Ulrich D. K. Ulrich
Wood Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 21 Lake Speed Glen Wood Leonard Wood

Schedule

No. Race Title Track Date
1 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside February 6
Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 13–14*
UNO Twin 125 Qualifiers February 17
Daytona 500 Consolation Race February 18
2 Daytona 500 February 20
3 Richmond 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond February 27
4 Hodgdon Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham March 6 & 13
5 Coca-Cola 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton March 27
6 TranSouth 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington April 10
7 Northwestern Bank 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 17
8 Virginia National Bank 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 24
9 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega May 1
10 Marty Robbins 420 Nashville Speedway, Nashville May 8
11 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover May 15
12 Valleydale 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol May 22
13 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 29
14 Budweiser 400 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside June 5
15 Golden Gate 300 Sears Point International Raceway, Sonoma June 12
16 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 19
17 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 4
18 Like Cola 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond July 24
19 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega July 31
20 Texas 400 Texas World Speedway, College Station August 7
21 Badger State 300 Road America, Elkhart Lake August 21
22 Busch 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol August 27
23 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 5
24 Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond September 11
25 Budweiser 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover September 18
26 Goody's 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway September 25
27 Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro October 2
28 Miller High Life 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 9
29 Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham October 30
30 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton November 6
The 1st Ever NASCAR All-Star Race Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario November 13
31 Los Angeles Times 500 November 20
  • The Busch Clash was scheduled for Sunday February 13 but rain forced the race to be postponed until Monday February 14.