July 10, 1982 - 250 Miles - Purse $126,935

 

Ricky Rudd battles with Daryl Sage of Murfressboro, Tennessee.   (Photo: Roy Binkley Jr)

  Darrell Waltrip cruises to his third straight victory at historic Farigrounds Speedway.  The Franklin, Tennessee-based driver led 400 laps enroute to a one-lap victory over second place finisher Terry Labonte.

The car driven by Murfreesboro, Tennessee driver Daryl Sage was the same car raced by the D.B. Cooper of NASCAR, L.W. Wright.  The mysterious Wright purchased the car from Sterling Marlin, then proceeded to drive it in the 1982  Winston 500.   Wright had no previous NASCAR experience but yet qualified for the race. Sage's sponsor paid Marlin $3,700 for the car.

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Benny Parsons ended his consectutive start streak at  321. Parsons and Car owner Harry Ranier parted ways the previous week. right after the Gabrial 400 at Michigan.
Hometown favorite Jimmy MeansBattles with Jody Ridley in the 90 car and Bobby Allison in the 88 car.

During the early to mid-seventies, Means was a regular in the Late Model Sportsman series at Nashville.

As of the 2021 season, Means is still active as an owner in the Xfinity Series
Average Speed:    86.524 mph Time of Race:      2:53:35 Margin:        One Lap
Pole Winner:         Morgan Shepherd  - 103.959 mph Attendance:        18,000 Cautions:       5 for 24
Lap Leaders:         Morgan Shepherd 1 - 19, Darrell Waltrip 20 - 46, Bill Elliot 47, Darrell Waltrip 48 - 420

 

Driver Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Darrell Waltrip
1
3 11 Mountain Dew
Jr Johnson & Assoc
Buick 420 22,025 Running 400

Terry Labonte 2 9 44 Texas Jeans
Billy Hagan
Chevrolet 419 8,595 Running 0
Harry Gant 3 8 33 Skoal Bandit
Hal Needham
Buick 419 6,805 Running 0
Ricky Rudd 4 16 3 Piedmont Airlines
Richard Childress
Pontiac 419 5,360 Running 0
Tim Richmond 5 4 2 Stacy-Pak
Jim Stacy
Buick 419 4,175 Running 0
Geoffrey Bodine 6 11 50 Performance Connect
Cliff Stewart
Pontiac 418 8,435 Running 0
Richard Petty 7 15 43 STP 
Petty Enterprises
Pontiac 418 8,235 Running 0
Jody Ridley 8 14 90 J.D. Stacy
Junie Donlavey
Ford 417 7,635 Running 0
Dale Earnhardt 9 13 15 Wrangler Jeans
Bud Moore
Ford 417 7,635 Running 0
Ron Bouchard 10 5 47 J.D. Stacy
Jack Beebe
Buick 414 7,185 Running 0
Dave Marcis 11 17 71 Hudson Transmission
Dave  Marcis
Chevrolet 414 3,055 Running 0
Joe Ruttman 12 6 75 Pet Dairy
RahMoc Enterprises
Buick 412 2,845 Running 0
Lake Speed 13 23 17 Yazoo Mowers
Roger Hamby
Buick 411 2,685 Running 0
Jimmy Means 14 19 52 Broadway Motors
Jimmy Means
Chevrolet 403 2,475 Running 0
Mark Martin 15 7 02 Apache Stove
Mark Martin
Pontiac 400 2,385 Running 0
Darryl Sage 16 25 86 Space  Age
Lee Sage
Chevrolet 400 885 Running 0
D.K. Ulrich 17 21 6 D.K. Ulrich Buick 396 2,135 Running 0
Tommy Gale 18 20 64 Sunny King Ford
Elmo Langley
Ford 395 1,190 Running 0
Bobby Allison 19 12 88 Gatorade
DiGard Racing
Chevrolet 394 5,460 Running 0
James Hylton 20 28 48 Palatine Auto Parts
James  Hylton
Pontiac 381 1,935 Engine 0
Bill Elliott 21 10 9 Melling Tool 
Harry Melling
Ford 370 1,010 Engine 1
Buddy Arrington 22 24 67 Hills Racing
Buddy Arrington
Dodge 261 1,185 Engine 0
Kyle Petty 23 18 42 STP / UNO
Petty Enterprises
Pontiac 241 1,160 Rear end 0
Buddy Baker 24 2 28 J.D. Stacy
Harry Ranier
Pontiac 230 7,835 Engine 0
J.D. McDuffie 25 27 70 Bailey Excavating
J D McDuffie
Pontiac 200 1,110 Engine 0
Morgan Shepherd 26 1 98 Levi Garrett
Ron Benfield
Buick 169 1,805 Engine 19
Lennie Pond 27 26 24 Cecil Gordon Buick 53 1,100 Engine 0
Slick Johnson 28 22 40 Baxter Price Buick 44 595 Ignition 0