1985 NASCAR Coca-Cola Cup Series (Jayverse)

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The 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Season was the 37th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 14th modern-era Cup series season. The season began on Sunday, February 10 and ended on Sunday, November 17.

Teams and drivers

Complete schedule

There were 23 full-time teams in 1985.

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief
Buick Race Hill Farm Team 47 Ron Bouchard Jake Elder
Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Bobby Hillin Jr.
Chevrolet Hamby Motorsports 17 Ken Ragan 6
Phil Parsons 14
Bosco Lowe 1
Lennie Pond 7
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Geoffrey Bodine Harry Hyde
Junior Johnson & Associates 11 Darrell Waltrip Jeff Hammond
12 Neil Bonnett Doug Richert
Mach 1 Racing 33 Harry Gant Travis Carter
Marcis Auto Racing 71 Dave Marcis
Richard Childress Racing 3 Dale Earnhardt Kirk Shelmerdine
Ford Bud Moore Engineering 15 Ricky Rudd Bud Moore
Donlavey Racing 90 Ken Schrader (R)
Langley Racing 64 Clark Dwyer
Melling Racing 9 Bill Elliott Ernie Elliott
Wood Brothers Racing 7 Kyle Petty Leonard Wood
Oldsmobile Baker-Schiff Racing 86 Buddy Baker
Hagan Racing 44 Terry Labonte Dale Inman
Pontiac Blue Max Racing 27 Tim Richmond Barry Dodson
Cliff Stewart Racing 2 Rusty Wallace Darrell Bryant
Curb Racing 43 Richard Petty Mike Beam
Means Racing 52 Jimmy Means
RahMoc Enterprises 75 Lake Speed Bob Rahilly
Buick 8

Chevrolet 1 Ford 4

Bobby Allison Motorsports 22 Bobby Allison Reds Kagle
Chrysler 5

Dodge 1 Ford 22

Arrington Racing 67 Morgan Shepherd 1
Phil Good 1
Buddy Arrington 26 Joey Arrington 26

Limited schedule

Manufacturer Team No. Race Driver Crew Chief Round(s)
Buick Bahre Racing 23 Dick May 1
Booher Farms 65 Joe Booher 1
Ulrich Racing D. K. Ulrich 1
Buck Baker Racing 87 Randy Baker 3
Stolarcyk Racing Mike Stolarcyk 1
Cooper Racing 80 Edward Cooper 1
DiGard Motorsports 22 Bobby Allison Robin Pemberton 15
77 Greg Sacks 13
Edwards Racing 32 Jonathan Lee Edwards 1
40 1
41 1
Elliott Racing 72 Brent Elliott Kermit Elliott 4
Kieper Racing 98 Jim Bown 1
Newsom Racing 20 Rick Newsom 4
Osborne Racing 16 Bill Osborne 2
Petris Racing 63 Dale Perry 1
U.S. Racing 6 Jim Southard 4
Chevrolet 5

Buick 6

Wawak Racing 74 Bobby Wawak 8
Chevrolet Adcox Racing 29 Grant Adcox 2
Anderson Racing 08 Craig Spetman 2
Bahre Racing 23 Morgan Shepherd 1
Jim Hull 1
Eldon Dotson 1
Ball Racing 99 Connie Saylor 6
Blair Aiken 2
Beahr Racing 35 Bud Hickey 1
Benfield Racing 98 Trevor Boys 6
Stoke Racing Ron Esau 1
Kieper Racing Jim Bown 1
Billy Matthews Racing 09 Dick Trickle 2
Bob Johnson Racing 07 Randy LaJoie 2
Bobby Hawkins Racing 16 Butch Lindley 1
Morgan Shepherd 4
Boys Racing 24 Trevor Boys 1
Davis Racing 06 Joe Thurman 1
Freelander Motorsports 18 Tommy Ellis 14
Glen Steurer 2
Hendrick Motorsports 1 Dick Brooks 1
Ellington Racing Charles Poalillo Runt Pittman 1
Davey Allison 3
Pancho Carter 1
Helen Rae Motorsports 00 Jody Ridley 1
Ed Sanger 1
Phil Barkdoll 2
Morgan Shepherd 7
Sterling Marlin 1
Heveron Racing 10 Doug Heveron 1
DiGard Motorsports Greg Sacks 1
Gerhart Racing 25 Bobby Gerhart 5
Henley Gray Racing 31 Slick Johnson 1
Steve Gray 1
54 Bobby Wawak 1
Goff Racing 79 Dick Skillen 2
H. L. Waters Racing 0 Delma Cowart 6
Hylton Racing 48 Lennie Pond 4
Don Hume (R) 1
49 6
James Hylton 1
Greg Sacks 3
Trevor Boys 13
Lennie Pond 1
Ron Esau 1
Jackson Brothers Motorsports 55 Benny Parsons Cliff Champion 13
66 Phil Parsons 13
Lain Motorsports 37 Satch Worley 1
McCray Racing 45 Rick McCray 2
Morris Racing Rick Baldwin 1
McDuffie Racing 70 J. D. McDuffie 7
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Joe Ruttman Tony Glover 16
Newsom Racing 20 Rick Newsom 5
Paul Racing 53 Donny Paul 2
Scott Racing Bill Scott 3
Jeff Hooker 1
Ragan Racing 77 Davey Allison Marvin Ragan 2
Sacks & Sons 51 Greg Sacks 4
Cecil Gordon 1
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Sterling Marlin 7
Mike Alexander 4
Schmitt Motorsports 73 Bill Schmitt 2
Steve Moore 1
Shepherd Racing 38 Morgan Shepherd 1
Sims Brothers Racing 84 Mike Alexander 7
Sonntag Racing 65 Joey Sonntag 1
Booher Farms Joe Booher 1
Stoner Racing 96 Eldon Dotson 1
Terry Motorsports 32 Ruben Garcia 2
Tommy Houston 1
U.S. Racing 6 Eddie Bierschwale (R) 27
Thomas Racing 41 Glenn Jarrett 1
Ronnie Thomas 8
Williams Racing 63 Chuck Walton 1
Wawak Racing 74 Bobby Wawak 6
Rick Wilson 1
Chrysler Good Racing 76 Phil Good 3
Rick Baldwin Racing 04 Rick Baldwin 1
MRE Racing 93 Maurice Randall 5
Palmer Racing Norm Palmer 1
St. James Racing 02 St. James Davis 1
Dodge Good Racing 76 Phil Good 1
Ford Beahr Racing 35 Dick May 1
Morgan Shepherd 1
Bowman Racing 96 Jerry Bowman 5
DiGard Motorsports 10 Ken Ragan 1
Jefferson Racing 07 Derrike Cope 2
McDuffie Racing 70 J. D. McDuffie 3
McKnight Racing 83 Sumner McKnight 1
Mitchell Racing 31 Chet Fillip 1
Pearson Racing 21 David Pearson Leonard Wood 12
Rick Wilson 1
Petty Enterprises 1 Dick Brooks 3
Morgan Shepherd 1
Ranier-Lundy Racing 28 Cale Yarborough Waddell Wilson 16
Spohn Racing 05 Dean Roper 1
Slick Johnson 5
51 Doug Heveron 1
Slick Johnson 1
Stahl Racing 82 Mark Stahl 3
Terry Motorsports 32 Alan Kulwicki 2
38 3
Walker Enterprises 68 Mike Potter 7
Jimmy Walker 1
Ed Baugess 1
Wangerin Racing 39 Blackie Wangerin 2
Oldsmobile A. J. Foyt Enterprises 14 A. J. Foyt 7
Earle Canavan Racing 01 Earle Canavan 1
KC Racing 91 John Krebs 1
Midgley Racing 29 Scott Autrey Dick Midgley 1
Williams Racing 78 Jim Robinson 2
Pontiac Bahre Racing 23 Michael Waltrip 5
Blue Max Racing 72 Sammy Swindell 1
Curb Racing 42 Tom Sneva 2
DiGard Motorsports 10 Dick Trickle 1
Francis Racing 03 Glenn Francis 1
H. B. Bailey Racing 36 H. B. Bailey 2
Leonard Racing 85 Tommie Crozier 4
McDuffie Racing 0 Jeff McDuffie 1
70 J. D. McDuffie 18
Mueller Brothers Racing 89 Jim Sauter 3
Nissen Racing 59 Bubba Nissen
Park Racing 19 Bob Park 3
Riley Racing 60 Bob Riley 1
Sosres Racing 94 John Soares Jr. 2
Smith Motorsports 04 Hershel McGriff 2

Schedule

No. Race Title Track Date
1 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside February 3
NC Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 10
7-Eleven Twin 125's February 14
Daytona 500 Consolation Race February 15
2 Daytona 500 February 17
3 Miller High Life 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond February 24
4 Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham March 3
5 Coca-Cola 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton March 17
6 Valleydale 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol April 6
7 TranSouth 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington April 14
8 Northwestern Bank 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 21
9 Sovran Bank 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 28
10 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega May 5
11 Pepsi 420 Nashville Speedway, Nashville May 12
12 Budweiser 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover May 19
NC The Coca-Cola All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 25
13 Coca-Cola World 600 May 26
14 Budweiser 400 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside June 2
15 Golden Gate 300 Sears Point International Raceway, Sonoma June 9
16 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 16
17 Badger State 300 Road America, Elkhart Lake June 23
18 Pepsi Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 4
19 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond July 21
20 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega July 28
21 Red Roof Inns 300 Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland August 11
22 Busch 500 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol August 24
23 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 1
24 Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond September 8
25 Delaware 500 Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover September 15
26 Goody's 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway September 22
27 Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro September 29
28 Miller High Life 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 6
29 Nationwise 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham October 20
30 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton November 3
31 Texas 400 Texas World Speedway, College Station November 10
32 Los Angeles Times 500 Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario November 17

Bolding indicates the race was part of the Coca-Cola Cashpot