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Busch Late Model Sportsman Series

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Busch Late Model Sportsman Series
Racing Series

The second-tier series of NASCAR stock car racing from 1984-1985.  Budweiser would be replaced by Busch for the 1984 season and the name of the series changed from the Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series.  The series became Busch Grand National in 1986 and is known today as the Nationwide Series.

YearDriver Champion
1984Sam ArdGo to 1984 Schedule & Standings
1985Jack IngramGo to 1985 Points Standings


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
February 17, 2006NASCAR Media Conference: Busch Series 25th AnniversaryChuck Bown
Tommy Ellis
Jack Ingram
Larry Pearson


1984

Schedule

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 18Goody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayL.D. OttingerDarrell WaltripPontiac
February 25Wrangler Jeans 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayTommy EllisSam ArdOldsmobile
March 3Komfort Koach 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
March 11Mountain Dew 400Hickory Motor SpeedwayTommy EllisJack IngramPontiac
March 25Miller Time 500Martinsville SpeedwayTommy EllisJack IngramPontiac
April 14Dixie Cup 200Darlington RacewayRon BouchardRon BouchardPontiac
April 21Mason Day Paving 200Orange County SpeedwayDale JarrettJack IngramPontiac
April 28Nashville 200Nashville SpeedwaySam ArdJack IngramPontiac
May 5Hampton Chevrolet 200Langley SpeedwayEddie FalkSam ArdOldsmobile
May 13Red Carpet NASCAR 200The Milwaukee MileDick TrickleSam ArdOldsmobile
May 19Budweiser 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayRon BouchardSam ArdOldsmobile
May 26Mello Yello 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayL.D. OttingerBobby AllisonOldsmobile
June 2Busch 200South Boston SpeedwaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
June 9Benny Yount Chevrolet-Plymouth 200Hickory Motor SpeedwaySam ArdTommy HoustonChevrolet
June 16L.D. Swain & Son 200Orange County SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
June 23Rose's Stores 300South Boston SpeedwaySam ArdSam ArdOldsmobile
July 7Miller High Life 200Orange County SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
July 28Goody's 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
August 4Kroger NASCAR 200Indianapolis Raceway ParkL.D. OttingerMorgan ShepherdPontiac
August 11Busch Country 200Langley SpeedwaySam ArdJack IngramPontiac
August 18Miller High Life 300South Boston SpeedwayGeoff BodineTommy HoustonChevrolet
August 24Free Service Tires 200Bristol International SpeedwayMorgan ShepherdMorgan ShepherdPontiac
September 1Darlington 200Darlington RacewayRon BouchardRon BouchardPontiac
September 8Miller Time 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayTommy EllisTommy EllisPontiac
September 16Coca-Cola 300North Wilkesboro SpeedwayTommy HoustonSam ArdOldsmobile
October 6Miller Time 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayTim RichmondDarrell WaltripPontiac
October 13Bobby Isaac Memorial/Pepsi-Cola 200Hickory Motor SpeedwaySam ArdLarry PearsonPontiac
October 20Komfort Koach 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayGeoff BodineGeoff BodinePontiac
October 28Cardinal 500 ClassicMartinsville SpeedwayGeoff BodineMorgan ShepherdPontiac


Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Sam Ard4552Leader28082426$173,435
2Jack Ingram4126-42629081719$101,065
3Tommy Houston4070-48229021522$87,320
4Dale Jarrett4014-5382900919$57,235
5Ronnie Silver3413-11392600814$39,305
6Joe Thurman3221-1331270028$39,420
7L.D. Ottinger3069-14832600310$35,505
8Jeff Hensley3032-1520260017$22,840
9Charlie Luck3012-1540260019$31,080
10Bob Shreeves2869-1683250007$27,820
11Eddie Falk2781-1771230006$21,325
12Bosco Lowe2704-18482200511$35,205
13Glenn Jarrett2608-1944260003$29,045
14Rick Mast2208-2344200014$17,130
15Dickie Linville2175-2377200002$13,770
16Jimmy Lawson2080-2472180013$12,945
17John Linville2035-2517210000$21,715
18Larry Pearson2005-25471601311$28,315
19Ed Berrier1968-2584180003$18,585
20Robert Ingram1958-2594160028$17,285
21Dickie Boswell1639-2913150027$13,890
22Morgan Shepherd1630-2922150346$38,435
23Geoff Bodine1554-2998120189$42,950
24Tommy Ellis1440-3112140134$30,545
25Billy Hogan1384-3168140000$10,565
26Kirk Bryant1151-3401140000$10,340
27Bobby Allison1129-342390145$28,210
28Mike Porter1122-3430100005$11,135
29Bubba Nissen1106-3446120013$8,370
30Brad Teague1097-3455100048$8,855
31Ron Bouchard956-359680255$35,360
32Billy Myers815-373780000$3,775
33Davey Allison751-380170023$10,965
34Jimmy Hensley646-390670013$12,275
35Phil Parsons637-391550023$25,980
36Jack Bland637-391580000$3,415
37Lake Speed584-396850022$18,495
38Elton Sawyer577-397550025$7,342
39Dale Earnhardt553-399960022$10,890
40Joe Kelly533-401960012$12,120
41Kenny Burks532-402050001$6,520
42Junior Niedecken513-403940001$7,750
43Glen Sears473-407950000$3,220
44Steve Jarvis462-409040001$3,760
45Jay Hedgecock452-410040001$2,190
46Harry Lee Hill437-411550000$3,025
47Al Hylton436-411670000$1,880
48Wayne Patterson424-412850011$2,875
49Benny Kerley408-414440001$3,785
50Alan Kulwicki377-417540023$12,565
51Larry Hoopaugh375-417740001$4,015
52Bubba Adams348-420490003$4,645
53Darrell Waltrip345-420760244$50,280
54Mitchell Clark325-422740000$2,100
55Allen Applegate294-425830000$990
56Larry Walker294-425840000$2,310
57Allan Powell293-425940001$4,065
58Ken Bouchard267-428530000$4,540
59Jeff Berry259-429330002$2,825
60Carl Williford242-431020000$3,220
61Randy Butner242-431020000$675
62Tim McGuire224-432820000$545
63Frank Dickerson212-434020000$945
64George Dalton197-435530000$3,695
65Pete Silva185-436720000$405
66Francis Affleck179-437330000$2,625
67Mike McLaughlin176-437620000$5,111
68Bobby Boggero167-438520000$1,425
69Dick Trickle165-438710011$3,000
70Tommy Hilbert155-439720000$1,580
71Tim Richmond155-439720011$8,460
72Donnie Allison142-441010001$8,355
73Dick McCabe130-442210000$3,280
74Mike Watts130-442210000$1,100
75Ed Baugess128-442420000$780
76Ricky Vanadore127-442510000$1,000
77Bob Brevak124-442810000$825
78Merv Treichler121-443110000$2,655
79Bob Schact118-443410000$750
80Glen Armstrong118-443410000$550
81Jackie Carithers115-443710000$905
82Jimmy Poovey115-443710000$825
83Danny Weese110-444220000$875
84Robbie Crouch106-444610000$2,305
85Ray Huff106-444610000$225
86Eric Emhoff100-445210000$650
87Neil Bonnett97-445510000$2,530
88Ronnie Davidson97-445510000$210
89Tony Cunningham91-446120000$1,585
90Lowe Smith91-446110000$200
91Mark Gibson88-446410000$1,880
92Natz Peters88-446410000$600
93Tom Peck82-447020000$4,010
94Bob Park76-447610000$1,580
95Diane Teel70-448210000$630
96Connie Saylor67-448510000$1,505
97Mike Alexander46-450610000$1,390
98Joe Ruttman46-450610000$915
99Sammy Swindell0-455220000$3,825
100Fred Zack0-455210000$325
101Michael Marden0-455210000$575
102Barry Beggarly0-455220000$480
103Melvin Swisher0-455210000$230
104Curtis Markham0-455210000$5,420
105Joe Falk0-455210000$250
106Bill Elliott0-455210001$3,605
107Gene Coyle0-455210000$770
108Robert Pressley0-455210000$3,195
109David Ray Boggs0-455210000$1,350
110Kerry Bodenhamer0-455210000$200
111Butch Lindley0-455220011$2,695
112J.D. McDuffie0-455210001$2,700
113Bill Venturini0-455210000$900
114Tom Usry0-455210000$410


1985

Schedule

DateRaceTrackPoleWinnerWinner's Make
February 16Goody's 300Daytona International SpeedwayRusty WallaceGeoff BodinePontiac
March 2Komfort Koach 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayGeoff BodineDale EarnhardtPontiac
March 10Mountain Dew 400Hickory Motor SpeedwayTommy EllisJimmy HensleyOldsmobile
March 30Budweiser 200Bristol International SpeedwayTommy EllisDarrell WaltripChevrolet
April 6Miller Time 500Martinsville SpeedwayJimmy HensleyBrett BodinePontiac
April 13Dixie Cup 200Darlington RacewayDale EarnhardtJack IngramOldsmobile
April 20Busch 200South Boston SpeedwayTommy HoustonJimmy HensleyOldsmobile
May 4Hampton Chevrolet 200Langley SpeedwayTommy EllisTommy EllisPontiac
May 18Budweiser 200Dover Downs International SpeedwayJack IngramDarrell WaltripChevrolet
May 25Winn-Dixie 300Charlotte Motor SpeedwayTim RichmondTim RichmondPontiac
June 1Rose's Stores 200South Boston SpeedwayJimmy HensleyTommy EllisPontiac
June 8Goody's 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayTommy HoustonLarry PearsonPontiac
June 15Harold Puryear Trucking 150Orange County SpeedwayJack IngramLarry PearsonPontiac
June 22Kroger NASCAR 200Indianapolis Raceway ParkBrett BodineJimmy HensleyOldsmobile
July 20Miller High Life 200South Boston SpeedwayJimmy HensleyJack IngramPontiac
August 3Busch Country 200Langley SpeedwayMike PorterTommy EllisPontiac
August 10Bobby Isaac Memorial 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayBrad TeagueRonnie SilverPontiac
August 18Milwaukee Sentinel 200The Milwaukee MileAlan KulwickiJack IngramPontiac
August 23Tri-City Pontiac 200Bristol International SpeedwayRon BouchardBrett BodinePontiac
August 31Pontiac Winner's Circle 200Darlington RacewayTim RichmondDarrell WaltripChevrolet
September 77-Eleven 150Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayJimmy HensleyTommy EllisPontiac
September 15Coca-Cola 300North Wilkesboro SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
September 28Goody's 150Orange County SpeedwayTommy HoustonJack IngramPontiac
October 5Miller 400Charlotte Motor SpeedwayGeoff BodineTerry LabontePontiac
October 12Southern Biscuit Flour 200Hickory Motor SpeedwayBrad TeagueTommy HoustonBuick
October 19Sandhills 200North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBrett BodineBrett BodinePontiac
October 27Winn-Dixie 500Martinsville SpeedwayBrett BodineTommy EllisPontiac


Points Standings

Pos.DriverPointsBehindStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1Jack Ingram4106Leader27051722$115,898
2Jimmy Hensley4077-2927031523$93,108
3Larry Pearson3951-15527021519$101,438
4Tommy Houston3936-17027011721$78,108
5Dale Jarrett3774-3322700917$51,333
6L.D. Ottinger3732-3742700619$65,748
7Rick Mast3589-5172700515$52,410
8Ronnie Silver3268-8382701313$49,758
9Larry Pollard3185-9212400213$30,235
10Eddie Falk3044-1062270004$30,145
11Joe Thurman2915-1191270004$29,430
12Jeff Hensley2876-1230260003$22,370
13Brad Teague2772-1334240027$43,048
14Dickie Boswell2188-1918210012$16,180
15Robert Ingram2132-1974200007$23,293
16Tommy Ellis2065-2041150579$64,588
17Jimmy Lawson2059-2047170004$13,620
18John Linville2046-2060190001$15,295
19Charlie Luck1923-2183170014$25,830
20Bosco Lowe1868-2238180023$25,130
21Dickie Linville1827-2279180000$14,545
22Joe Kelly1698-2408180002$14,880
23Brett Bodine1438-26681303710$51,465
24Ed Berrier1298-2808140000$14,405
25Jack Bland1125-2981100002$4,590
26Bob Shreeves1081-3025100000$7,885
27Morgan Shepherd1068-3038110023$21,953
28Darrell Waltrip977-312980366$40,978
29Larry Walker952-3154100000$5,095
30Merv Treichler792-331490000$8,480
31Kenny Burks749-335790000$7,475
32Rodney Howard739-336770000$7,760
33Ken Bouchard719-338760003$10,500
34Geoff Bodine697-340950133$71,433
35Bobby Allison674-343270012$24,838
36Wayne Patterson658-344860001$2,605
37Mike Porter584-352280002$6,698
38Elton Sawyer577-352960013$7,780
39Pete Silva553-355340013$2,280
40Rusty Wallace550-355640033$31,570
41Joe Ruttman520-358680012$10,290
42Ron Bouchard507-359970000$13,368
43Billy Hogan477-362950001$4,390
44Bennie Davis461-364540001$1,300
45Glenn Jarrett438-366850001$5,840
46Bubba Nissen409-369740000$1,175
47Dale Earnhardt391-371560122$29,985
48Davey Allison335-377150001$6,010
49Kirk Bryant310-379660000$6,755
50Bud Elliott259-384730001$1,275
51Rodney Foushee252-385430000$1,685
52Alan Kulwicki236-387020000$3,675
53Bubba Adams236-387030022$2,560
54Ronnie Thomas231-387520001$1,300
55Allan Powell218-388820000$910
56Sammy Swindell216-389030000$4,100
57Mitch Clark212-389420000$2,610
58Al Hylton206-390040000$1,040
59Mike Swaim203-390320000$1,665
60Daryl Lacks197-390920000$990
61Rick Wilson195-391130000$2,270
62Mike McLaughlin194-391220000$4,700
63Brett Hearn189-391730001$2,350
64Tommy Riggins182-392420000$1,650
65Tim Richmond180-392620111$21,900
66Neil Bonnett170-393610011$10,050
67Larry Utsman167-393920000$525
68Dick McCabe127-397910000$3,425
69Butch Isom124-398210000$350
70Orvil Reedy121-398510000$940
71Randy Butner121-398510000$325
72Butch Miller118-398840011$5,725
73Tim McGuire109-399710000$775
74Ralph Morris106-400010000$325
75Jimmy Spencer106-400010000$550
76Hut Stricklin106-400010000$4,100
77Tom Usry103-400320000$520
78Ricky Vanadore100-400610000$450
79Benny Kerley94-401210000$420
80Jeff Berry91-401510000$860
81Tony Hulin91-401510000$770
82Ronnie Davidson88-401820000$536
83Stuart Huffman85-402110000$2,100
84Glen Sears79-402720000$2,225
85Gene Clarke76-403010000$460
86Jody Ridley76-403010000$780
87Billy Myers73-403310000$385
88Bobby Labonte73-403320000$1,570
89Danny Weese73-403310000$450
90Ken Knight70-403610000$550
91Tommy Wood70-403610000$645
92Willie Blevins67-403910000$545
93Mike Watts61-404510000$1,650
94Jimmy Horton40-406610000$1,525
95Phil Parsons37-406920000$2,428
96Tony Anderson37-406910000$920
97Bob Dotter0-410610000$1,275
98Jeff Jacobs0-410610000$350
99Paul Radford0-410610000$620
100Mike Alexander0-410610000$990
101Terry Labonte0-410610111$32,400
102Dave Marcis0-410610000$450
103Bill Venturini0-410610000$965
104Johnny Talley0-410610000$525
105David Simko0-410610000$935
106Lee Raymond0-410610000$785




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