1988 Big Star / Coca-Cola 200

General info
Series Busch Series
Location Lanier Speedway
Date June 19, 1988
Pole Sitter Larry Pearson
Pole Speed 95.292 mph
Race Data
Winner Tommy Houston
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.
  • 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.


Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Status
1 106Tommy HoustonSouthern BiscuitBuick200running
2 45Jimmy HensleyAdvance AutoBuick200running
3 121Larry PearsonChattanooga ChewChevy200running
4 142L.D. OttingerDetroit GasketBuick200running
5 384Mike AlexanderAction VansBuick199running
6 1302Kenny BurksBurke's RacingChevy198running
7 1147Billy StandridgeStandridge RacingPontiac198running
8 1534Jimmy SpencerQuick StopBuick197running
9 1200Ronnie SilverThomas Bros.Oldsmobile196crash
10 563Mike SwaimTexas PeteChevy195running
11 1607Tommy SigmonBurke GradingOldsmobile194running
12 822Rick MastA.G. DillardBuick194running
13 1990Ed BerrierCox LumberBuick192running
14 1739Steve GrissomAutomatic CurbFord162running
15 1824Joe ThurmanThackston's GarageFord135engine
16 256Ronald CooperSpeedway Waste DisposalBuick126engine
17 699Tommy EllisJ & J RacingBuick106suspension
18 925Rob MorosoMoroso PerformanceOldsmobile78suspension
19 711Jack IngramSkoalChevy22engine


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

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