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NEIL BONNETT

July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994

Winston Cup Career

Winston Cup Starts: 362

Victories: 18

Poles: 20

Neil's Winston Cup Victories:

1. Sept 11, 1977 - Capitol City 400, Richmond (VA) International Raceway...Started 2nd...Earned $7,500 in Jim Stacy Dodge.

2. Nov. 20, 1977 - L.A. Times 500, Ontario (CA) Motor Speedway...Started 2nd...Bonnett passed Richard Petty with 5 laps remaining...Beat Petty by 5 car lengths...Final win for Dodge in Winston Cup competition...Earned $15,660 in Jim Stacy Dodge.

3. May 20, 1979 - Dixie 500, Dover Downs (DE) International Speedway...Started 5th...Passed Cale Yarborough with 3 laps remaining..Earned $17,750 in Wood Brothers Mercury.

4. July 4th, 1979 - Firecracker 400, Daytona (FL) International Speedway...Started 2nd...Led final 28 laps...Beat Benny Parsons by 1 second...Earned $21,705 in Wood Brothers Mercury.

5. Nov. 4, 1979 - Dixie 500, Atlanta (GA) Motor Speedway...Started 4th...Beat Dale Earnhardt by 1/2 car length...Earned $20,050 in Wood Brothers Mercury.

6. July 27, 1980 - Coca-Cola 500, Pocono (PA) International Raceway...Started 2nd...Beat Buddy Baker by 0.6 - seconds...Earned $19,915 in Wood Brothers Mercury.

7. Aug. 3, 1980 - Talladega 500, Talladega (AL) Superspeedway...Started 2nd...Final win for Wood Brothers Mercury...Earned $35,675.

8. Sept. 7, 1981 - Southern 500, Darlington (SC) International Raceway...Started 3rd...Led final 21 laps...Earned $33,375 in Wood Brothers Ford.

9. Sept. 20, 1981 - CRC Chemicals 500, Dover Downs (DE) International Speedway...Started 3rd...Lapped entire field...Earned $19,000 in Wood Brothers Ford.

10. Nov. 8, 1981 - Atlanta Journal 500, Atlanta (GA) Motor Speedway...Started 5th...Passed Darrell Waltrip on the last lap...Earned $31,500 in Wood Brothers Ford.

11. May 30, 1982 - World 600, Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway...Started 13th...Beat Bill Elliott by 2 car lengths...Earned $50,650 in Wood Brothers Ford.

12. May 29, 1983 - World 600, Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway...Started 5th...Beat Richard Petty by 0.8 second...Earned $50,405 in Rahmoc Chevrolet.

13. Nov. 6, 1983 - Atlanta Journal 500, Atlanta (GA) Motor Speedway...Started 15th...Passed Buddy Baker with 3 laps to go...Earned $36,975 in Rahmoc Chevrolet.

14. Mar. 3, 1985 - Carolina 500, North Carolina Motor Speedway (Rockingham)...Strated 4th...Beat Harry Gant by 8 inches...Earned $35,505 in Junior Johnson Chevrolet.

15. Apr. 21, 1985 - Northwestern Bank 400, North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway...Beat Darrell Waltrip by 1 car length...Earned $30,025 in Junior Johnson Chevrolet.

16. Oct. 19, 1986 - Nationwise 500, North Carolina Motor Speedway (Rockingham)...Started 6th...Led final 62 laps...Earned $47,000 in Junior Johnson Chevrolet.

17. Feb. 21, 1988 - Pontiac 400, Richmond (VA) International Raceway...Started 3rd...First win for Hoosier Tires...Earned $45,900 in Rahmoc Chevrolet.

18. Mar. 6, 1988 - Goodwrench 500, North Carolina Motor Speedway (Rockingham)...Started 30th...Led final 20 laps...Earned $45,800 in Rahmoc Chevrolet.

 
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