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RESULTS

1981 Official Race Results : Daytona 500

Daytona 500 | February 15, 1981 | Race 2 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 8 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 180/5 200 Running 90,575
2 1 28 Bobby Allison Pontiac Tuf-Lon 180/10 200 Running 84,050
3 5 88 Ricky Rudd Oldsmobile Gatorade 170/5 200 Running 53,115
4 6 1 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Uno 165/5 200 Running 35,740
5 7 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler Jeans 160/5 200 Running 37,365
6 16 9 Bill Elliott Ford Mell-Gear Tuning Components 155/5 199 Running 30,615
7 27 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 146/0 198 Running 29,665
8 29 27 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile Valvoline 142/0 197 Running 20,325
9 34 75 Joe Millikan Buick Rahmoc Racing 138/0 197 Running 21,500
10 35 98 Johnny Rutherford Pontiac Levi Garrett 134/0 195 Running 17,285
11 21 57 Bill Elswick Oldsmobile Performer Boats PE 195 Running 14,365
12 33 12 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile 5 Racers Corp. 127/0 195 Running 12,660
13 22 22 Stan Barrett Pontiac Skoal Bandit 124/0 195 Running 12,870
14 13 93 Don Whittington Oldsmobile Smith Racing 121/0 194 Running 11,585
15 15 71 Dave Marcis Oldsmobile Buck Stove / Hudson Chev. 118/0 194 Running 13,225
16 38 41 Dick Brooks Buick Mathews Racing PE 193 Running 7,920
17 28 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 112/0 192 Running 11,835
18 17 19 Ronnie Sanders Buick Home Trend Realty 109/0 191 Running 7,635
19 23 17 Glenn Jarrett Buick Tuf-Lon Of Florida 106/0 186 Running 9,830
20 39 37 Don Sprouse Oldsmobile Rogers Auto Leasing 103/0 181 Running 5,900
21 26 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 100/0 179 Running 7,425
22 14 23 Geoffrey Bodine Pontiac Bahre Racing 97/0 178 Running 5,260
23 31 47 Harry Gant Buick Race Hill Farm 94/0 175 Running 6,375
24 41 70 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 91/0 169 Running 6,205
25 37 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Buick Howard & Egerton Racing 88/0 167 Rear Axle Bearing 3,835
26 20 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hills Racing 85/0 159 Running 10,655
27 32 68 Lennie Pond Buick Burger King 82/0 155 Oil Pump 4,600
28 19 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 79/0 151 Clutch 5,125
29 9 16 David Pearson Chevrolet Halpern Enterprises 81/5 144 Engine Failure 4,350
30 40 99 Tim Richmond Buick Uno 73/0 144 Transmission 4,690
31 4 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool Company 70/0 135 Overheating 13,750
32 11 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 67/0 128 Engine Failure 3,775
33 3 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Purolator 69/5 123 Clutch 10,625
34 25 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Automotive 61/0 123 Piston 4,530
35 10 51 AJ Foyt Oldsmobile Gilmore / Valvoline 58/0 120 Valve Spring 3,750
36 2 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 55/0 117 Engine Failure 20,475
37 42 24 Cecil Gordon Buick Home Craft Homes 52/0 116 Running 3,955
38 18 3 Richard Childress Pontiac Wachovia Carpet 49/0 110 Broken Valve 3,825
39 24 7 Bruce Hill Buick Native Tan 46/0 54 Accident 3,450
40 12 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph / Apache Stove 43/0 47 Running 8,775
41 36 31 Billie Harvey Pontiac Graf Lear Jets 40/0 45 Engine Failure 2,915
42 30 39 Blackie Wangerin Ford Wangerin / Clements Auto 37/0 17 Accident 2,750
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 169.624 mph
Margin of Victory: 3.5 seconds
Time of Race: 02:56:52
Lead Changes: 49
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps.