May 8, 1982 - 250 Miles - Purse $129,655

 

  Darrell Waltrip led 419 laps of the 420 lap event to claim his fifth Winston Cup Grand National event at the Fairgrounds.

This would be the first start for Bill Terry Racing.  Terry would go on team with Alan Kulwicki for the 1985 and 1986 seasons.

James Hylton was sponsored by Dal-Kawa Cycle of Hendersonville, NC.  The car (right) was painted yellow on the left side with Suzuki sponsorship on the quarter panel and gray on the right side with Kawasaki sponsorship on the quarter panel.  NASCAR stated that this car confused scorers and told him to not bring this particular paint scheme back to the track.  This was the only time that this paint scheme appeared on a Hylton car in NASCAR competition.

Crews prepare cars in the garage area for qualifying for the 1982 Cracker Barrel 420 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Average Speed:      83.502 mph Time of Race:      2:59:52 Margin:  1 Lap
Pole Winner:           Darrell Waltrip  102.773  Attendance:        19,100 Cautions:  5 for 39 Laps
Lap Leaders:           Waltrip 1-116, Gant 117, Waltrip 118-420
 

Driver

Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Darrell  Waltrip 1 1 11 Junior Johnson Buick 420 24,025 running 419

Terry Labonte 2 10 44 J.D. Stacy  -  Billy Hagan Chev 419 9,095 running 0
Ron Bouchard 3 7 47 J.D. Stacy  -  Jack Beebe Buick 418 10,110 running 0
Joe Ruttman 4 15 75 RahMoc Enterprises Buick 417 4,730 running 0
Neil Bonnett 5 17 37 Rogers Auto Leasing  - Bob Rogers Buick 417 4,235 running 0
Bobby Allison 6 9 88 Gatorade -  DiGard Racing Chev 416 6,635 running 0
Tim Richmond 7 19 2 Stacy-Pak  -  Jim Stacy Buick 416 3,625 running 0
Dave Marcis 8 20 71 J.D. Stacy  -   Dave Marcis Chev 416 3,355 running 0
Richard Petty 9 16 43 STP  -  Petty Enterprises Pont 416 7,835 running 0
Dale Earnhardt 10 12 15 Wrangler Jeans   -  Bud Moore Ford 415 7,735 running 0
Bill Elliott 11 6 9 Melling Tool    - Harry Melling Ford 415 1,135 running 0
Mark Martin 12 4 2 Apache Stove  -   Mark Martin Buick 414 3,345 running 0
Jody Ridley 13 11 90 J.D. Stacy  -  Junie Donlavey Ford 412 7,885 running 0
Buddy Arrington 14 29 67 Hills Racing  -   Buddy Arrington Dodge 406 2,335 running 0
Morgan Shepherd 15 3 98 Levi Garrett  -  Ron Benfield Buick 398 885 engine 0
Tommy Gale 16 22 64 Sunny King Ford & Honda   -  Elmo Langley Ford 395 2,425 running 0
James Hylton 17 26 48 James Hylton Pont 394 2,310 running 0
J.D. McDuffie 18 28 70 J D McDuffie Pont 394 2,110 running 0
Ricky Rudd 19 8 3 Piedmont Airlines   - Richard Childress Racing Pont 393 1,885 engine 0
Brad Teague 20 23 26 Food Country USA -  Charlie Henderson Chev 355 785 rear end 0
Geoffrey Bodine 21 14 50 Performance Connection    -  Cliff Stewart Pont 319 6,410 engine 0
Benny Parsons 22 5 28 J.D. Stacy  -   Harry Ranier Pont 280 7,685 crash 0
Jimmy Means 23 21 52 Broadway Motors  -  Jimmy Means Pont 269 1,760 crash 0
Ronnie Thomas 24 27 25 Ronnie Thomas Pont 232 1,135 engine 0
Slick Johnson 25 30 40 Baxter Price Buick 215 610 engine 0
D.K. Ulrich 26 18 6 D.K. Ulrich Buick 195 1,205 engine 0
Kyle Petty 27 25 42 STP -  Petty Enterprises Pont 165 1,100 trans 0
  Bob Jarvis 28 24 32 Bill Terry Buick 145 595 engine 0
Harry Gant 29 2 33 Skoal Bandit  -  Hal Needham Buick 119 1,590 steering 1
Lake Speed 30 13 17 Yazoo Mowers   -  Roger Hamby Pont 17 1,085 engine 0