Relive the 1986 All-Star – NASCAR Cup Series
Relive the second edition of the NASCAR All-Star Race, it was in 1986 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and at the time the race was called The Winston.
The second edition of what is today known as the NASCAR All-Star Race, The Winston, took place on May 11, 1986 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. A year after the inaugural event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR moves its second non-championship event to Georgia.
In the calendar this race is inserted between the ninth and tenth rounds, namely Talladega and Dover.
The race takes place over 83 laps with a mandatory green flag stop and pits the winners of the previous season against each other. The minimum field to be ten drivers, Geoff Bodine, the highest ranked driver in 1985 without a win, fifth, gets his place in the All-Star. In fact, in 1985 only nine pilots won a race.
The pole position goes to the 1985 champion, namely Darrell Waltrip. Then, the pilots are placed in descending order of victories. In the event of a tie, it is the number of points acquired in 1985 which decides between the pilots.
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