1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Bobby Allison held off another patented rally by Darrell Waltrip to secure his first NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National champĀ­ionship in 1983. Allison held a comfortable 170-point lead in late July, but Waltrip shaved the margin down to 41 points by September. Allison responded with three straight wins at Darlington, Richmond, and Dover, and held off a last-ditch surge by Waltrip to win by 47 points.

1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Bobby Allison
1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Bobby Allison

During the course of the season, the points lead changed hands six times among six drivers. In the early weeks of the campaign, Cale Yarborough, Joe Ruttman, Harry Gant, Bill Elliott, and Neil Bonnett traded the lead. Allison took the lead at Dover in May and held it to the end of the season.

Allison and Waltrip each won six races. Elliott, making his first attempt at the championship, won one race and finished third in the final NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National points standings.

For the full standings for the 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup season, see the chart below.

1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Bobby Allison
4,667 6 $883,009.40
2
Darrell Waltrip 4,620 6 865,184.47
3
Bill Elliott 4,279 1 514,029.22
4
Richard Petty 4,042 3 508,883.76
5
Terry Labonte 4,004 1
388,418.62
6
Neil Bonnett 3,842 2
453,585.09
7
Harry Gant 3,790 1
414,352.36
8
Dale Earnhardt 3,732 2
465,202.88
9
Ricky Rudd 3,693 2
275,399.14
10
Tim Richmond 3,612 1
262,138.14
11
Dave Marcis 3,361 0
306,354.86
12
Joe Ruttman 3,342 0
223,808.32
13
Kyle Petty
3,261 0
163,847.76
14
Dick Brooks 3,230 0
180,555.22
15
Buddy Arrington 3,158 0
138,428.28
16
Ron Bouchard 3,113 0
159,172.12
17
Geoff Bodine 3,019 0
209,610.58
18
Jimmy Means 2,983 0
132,914.04
19
Sterling Marlin 2,980 0
148,252.48
20
Morgan Shepherd 2,733 0
287,325.40
21
Buddy Baker 2,621 1
216,355.00
22
Ronnie Thomas 2,515 0
47,190.00
23
Tommy Gale 2,507 0
88,305.00
24
D.K. Ulrich 2,400 0
85,245.00
25
Trevor Boys 2,293 0
87,555.00
26
J.D. McDuffie 2,197 0 73,425.00
27
Lake Speed 2,114 0
78,220.00
28
Cale Yarborough 1,960 4 265,035.00
29
Benny Parsons
1,657 0
129,760.00
30
Mark Martin 1,627 0
99,055.00
31
Ronnie Hopkins 1,147 0
26,455.00
32
Jody Ridley 1,050 0 45,710.00
33
David Pearson 943 0
71,720.00
34
Lennie Pond 887 0
41,530.00
35
Ken Ragan 836 0
27,905.00
36
Bobby Wawak 825 0
19,130.00
37
Bobby Hillin, Jr. 737 0
30,275.00
38
Slick Johnson 705 0
13,665.00
39
Mike Potter 662 0
20,375.00
40
Cecil Gordon
649 0
17,340.00
41
Rick Newscom
573 0
14,445.00
42
Dean Combs
500 0
21,370.00
43
Phil Parsons
458 0
23,850.00
44
Bob Senneker
436 0
11,355.00
45
Jerry Bowman
419 0
8,610.00
46
Clark Dwyer
411 0
14,570.00
47
Greg Sacks
359 0
8,060.00
48
Rick McCray
313 0
3,710.00
49
Delma Cowart 277 0
7,750.00
50
Philip Duffie 265 0
6,480.00

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