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1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap


1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings
Terry Labonte overtook Dale Earnhardt with 10 races to go and held off a late charge by Harry Gant to win the 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National championship. Labonte moved into the lead with a victory at Bristol in August.

1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Terry Labonte
1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Terry Labonte

Gant, who trailed by 131 points in mid August, pulled to within 42 points of Labonte in the season's closing weeks. Labonte ran third in the season finale on the Riverside, Calif., road course to seal his first title by 65 points over Gant.

Labonte won two races, one short track event and one on a road course. He became the first driver since 1973 to win the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National championship without posting a superspeedway victory.

Bill Elliott won three races and finished third, 131 points behind Labonte. Dale Earnhardt placed fourth with two wins, and Darrell Waltrip, who won a season high seven races, rounded out the top five.

For the full standings for the 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup season, see the chart below.

1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Terry Labonte 4,508 2 $767,715.94
2
Harry Gant
4,443 3 673,059.48
3
Bill Elliott
4,377 3 680,343.82
4
Dale Earnhardt
4,265 2 634,670.18
5
Darrell Waltrip
4,230 7
731,022.54
6
Bobby Allison
4,094 2
641,048.88
7
Ricky Rudd
3,918 1
497,778.24
8
Neil Bonnett
3,802 0
282,532.58
9
Geoff Bodine
3,734 3
413,747.26
10
Richard Petty
3,643 2
257,931.94
11
Ron Bouchard
3,609 0
246,509.88
12
Tim Richmond
3,505 1
345,847.82
13
Dave Marcis 3,416 0
330,765.37
14
Rusty Wallace
3,316 0
201,738.68
15
Dick Brooks
3,265 0
192,406.62
16
Kyle Petty
3,159 0
329,919.56
17
Trevor Boys
3,040 0
165,375.50
18
Joe Ruttman
2,945 0
168,432.48
19
Greg Sacks
2,545 0
75,183.18
20
Buddy Arrington
2,504 0
128,801.92
21
Buddy Baker
2,477 0
151,635.00
22
Cale Yarborough
2,448 3
403,853.00
23
Clark Dwyer
2,374 0
114,335.00
24
Phil Parsons
2,290 0
90,700.00
25
Jimmy Means
2,218 0
105,105.00
26
Lake Speed
2,023 0 98,320.00
27
Benny Parsons
1,865 1
241,665.00
28
Mike Alexander
1,862 0 94,820.00
29
Morgan Shepherd 1,811 0
59,670.00
30
Ronnie Thomas
1,775 0
79,325.00
31
Tommy Ellis
1,738 0
44,315.00
32
Bobby Hillin, Jr.
1,477 0 45,020.00
33
Tommy Gale
1,426 0
69,385.00
34
J.D. McDuffie
1,366 0
50,320.00
35
Jody Ridley
1,288 0
64,135.00
36
Doug Heveron
1,265 0
39,950.00
37
Sterling Marlin
1,207 0
54,355.00
38
Lennie Pond
923 0
54,200.00
39
Dean Combs
903 0
22,385.00
40
Ken Ragan 873 0
37,045.00
41
David Pearson 812 0
54,125.00
42
D.K. Ulrich 810 0
31,040.00
43
Connie Saylor 367 0
19,675.00
44
Jerry Bowman 362 0
6,265.00
45
Elliott Forbes-Robinson 349 0
11,335.00
46
Jeff Hooker 322 0
4,495.00
47
Bobby Wawak 307 0
8,575.00
48
Dick May 300 0
5,325.00
49
Dean Roper
294 0
19,150.00
50
Bobby Gerhart
262 0
7,585.00

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