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1981 Official Race Results : Coca-Cola 500

Coca-Cola 500 | March 15, 1981 | Race 5 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 17 27 Cale Yarborough Buick Valvoline 180/5 328 Running 28,950
2 2 47 Harry Gant Buick Race Hill Farm 180/10 328 Running 32,705
3 5 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler Jeans 165/0 327 Running 19,400
4 30 28 Bobby Allison Pontiac Tuf-Lon 165/5 327 Running 14,415
5 13 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool Company 160/5 326 Running 11,975
6 7 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 150/0 326 Running 9,680
7 15 51 AJ Foyt Oldsmobile Gilmore / Valvoline 146/0 325 Running 4,425
8 20 5 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Performance Connection 142/0 325 Running 4,765
9 10 9 Bill Elliott Ford Mell-Gear Tuning Components 138/0 323 Running 3,705
10 25 6 Joe Ruttman Buick 5 Racers Corp. 134/0 322 Running 3,485
11 31 70 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 130/0 321 Running 5,380
12 33 98 Johnny Rutherford Pontiac Levi Garrett 127/0 321 Running 2,575
13 35 57 Bill Elswick Buick Performance Boats PE 317 Running 2,445
14 26 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hill's Racing 121/0 316 Running 4,880
15 12 75 Joe Millikan Buick Rahmoc Racing 118/0 315 Fuel Pump 4,630
16 27 22 Stan Barrett Pontiac Skoal Bandit PE 315 Running 1,885
17 8 3 Richard Childress Pontiac Downey's Auto Parts 117/5 311 Running 4,160
18 32 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Honda 109/0 310 Running 3,940
19 1 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 106/0 308 Running 9,155
20 39 20 Rick Newsom Chevrolet City 103/0 294 Running 1,725
21 41 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 100/0 282 Running 3,250
22 16 88 Ricky Rudd Buick Gatorade 97/0 280 Running 7,760
23 36 7 Bruce Hill Buick Hill Racing 94/0 275 Running 2,990
24 34 79 Dick May Oldsmobile Miller Roofing 91/0 267 Oil Pump 2,805
25 22 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Automotive 88/0 254 Engine Failure 2,510
26 19 99 Tim Richmond Buick Uno 85/0 241 Accident 2,420
27 28 71 Dave Marcis Oldsmobile Bowlin Coal 82/0 238 Accident 2,635
28 4 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Purolator 84/5 234 Water Pump 1,605
29 23 12 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile The 5 Racers PE 189 Engine Failure 1,080
30 40 17 Steve Spencer Buick Kings Inn Daytona PE 170 Oil Pump 2,290
31 42 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 70/0 159 Clutch 1,510
32 6 16 David Pearson Chevrolet Halpern Enterprises PE 153 Cracked Head 1,000
33 18 37 Mike Alexander Buick Roger's Auto Leasing 64/0 139 Engine Failure 990
34 29 53 Slick Johnson Chevrolet Johnson Racing 61/0 138 Camshaft 980
35 21 66 Lake Speed Buick Speed Racing 58/0 133 Oil Pump 970
36 11 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 60/5 131 Engine Failure 6,390
37 37 24 Cecil Gordon Buick Gordon Racing 52/0 124 Engine Failure 1,430
38 14 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 54/5 113 Engine Failure 6,370
39 24 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Buick Howard & Egerton Racing 46/0 97 Accident 910
40 3 1 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Uno 43/0 86 Engine Failure 900
41 9 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 40/0 17 Engine Failure 900
42 38 94 Bobby Wawak Pontiac Smith Special 37/0 10 Burned Piston 900
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 133.619 mph
Margin of Victory: 33 seconds
Time of Race: 03:44:10
Lead Changes: 23
Cautions: 5 for 39 laps.