|1988 Big Star / Coca-Cola 200|
|Date||June 19, 1988|
|Pole Sitter||Larry Pearson|
|Pole Speed||95.292 mph|
|Margin of Victory||3 Seconds|
|Average Speed||84.191 mph|
|Cautions||1 for 5 laps|
|Points Leader||Mike Alexander (+92)|
The 1988 Big Star / Coca-Cola 200 was a Busch Series event that occured at Lanier Speedway on June 19, 1988. Tommy Houston won his second consecutive race. Meanwhile, Mike Alexander continued his consistency, finishing fifth and fueling his point lead.
Larry Pearson turned in his second pole of the 1988 season pacing the field in with a lap of 95.292 mph. Ronald Cooper took the outside pole, points leader Mike Alexander took the third starting spot and eventual winner Tommy Houston grabbed the 10th spot on the starting grid.
Biggest Gain in Race: L.D. Ottinger (+10)
Race Recap & Notes Edit
Time of Race: 0:53:27
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Margin of Victory: Three seconds
- The lack of cautions at the short track, combined with the smallest field of the 1988 season created a quick race.
- Billy Standridge finished 7th, which would wind up being his best 1988 finish.
- Mike Swaim finished in the top-ten for the first time in his career. Finishing 10th in this race and the next two events, these would be Swaim's only top-tens in his career.
- For the first time in his career, Jack Ingram finished last (19th) in a Busch Series event.
|1||10||6||Tommy Houston||Southern Biscuit||Buick||200||running|
|2||4||5||Jimmy Hensley||Advance Auto||Buick||200||running|
|3||1||21||Larry Pearson||Chattanooga Chew||Chevy||200||running|
|4||14||2||L.D. Ottinger||Detroit Gasket||Buick||200||running|
|5||3||84||Mike Alexander||Action Vans||Buick||199||running|
|6||13||02||Kenny Burks||Burke's Racing||Chevy||198||running|
|7||11||47||Billy Standridge||Standridge Racing||Pontiac||198||running|
|8||15||34||Jimmy Spencer||Quick Stop||Buick||197||running|
|9||12||00||Ronnie Silver||Thomas Bros.||Oldsmobile||196||crash|
|10||5||63||Mike Swaim||Texas Pete||Chevy||195||running|
|11||16||07||Tommy Sigmon||Burke Grading||Oldsmobile||194||running|
|12||8||22||Rick Mast||A.G. Dillard||Buick||194||running|
|13||19||90||Ed Berrier||Cox Lumber||Buick||192||running|
|14||17||39||Steve Grissom||Automatic Curb||Ford||162||running|
|15||18||24||Joe Thurman||Thackston's Garage||Ford||135||engine|
|16||2||56||Ronald Cooper||Speedway Waste Disposal||Buick||126||engine|
|17||6||99||Tommy Ellis||J & J Racing||Buick||106||suspension|
|18||9||25||Rob Moroso||Moroso Performance||Oldsmobile||78||suspension|
1) Mike Alexander (3rd) +92
2) Rob Moroso (18th) -92
3) Tommy Ellis (17th) -119
4) Jimmy Hensley (2nd) -179
5) Tommy Houston (1st) -183
6) Larry Pearson (3rd) -247
7) Jimmy Spencer (8th) -249
8) Rick Mast (12th) -291
9) Jack Ingram (19th) -312
10) L.D. Ottinger (4th) -344