Bill Elliott led from start to finish for a record-setting victory in the opener of the Budweiser International Race of Champions series at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Elliott led all the way in the 40-lap, 100-mile race, averaging 186.239 mph, the fastest winning speed in IROC history.

Stock car drivers swept the top three places in the 11-car race, with Dale Earnhardt finishing two car-lengths back in second, followed closely by Terry Labonte.

Geoff Bodine, who placed fifth yesterday, set the previous IROC speed mark of 183.673 mph in his 1987 victory here . . .

NASCAR officials said the drugs for which driver Tim Richmond was temporarily suspended were pseudoephedrine and ibuprofen -- the type contained in cold remedies and pain relievers. A second drug test, given at Richmond's request two days later, came back negative . . .

Larry Caudill wrested the lead from Karen Schulz with seven laps remaining and held on to win his second straight Florida 200 for cars in the Charlotte-Daytona Dash series, foiling Schulz's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR race. The second-place finish is the highest ever for a woman in a stock-car event at the Daytona.