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RESULTS

1981 Official Race Results : Virginia 500

Virginia 500 | April 26, 1981 | Race 9 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 12 5 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Performance Connection 185/10 500 Running 24,525
2 16 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Purolator 175/5 500 Running 12,650
3 1 88 Ricky Rudd Buick Gatorade 170/5 499 Running 15,250
4 2 12 Harry Gant Oldsmobile Kencoal 165/5 497 Running 7,700
5 9 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 155/0 497 Running 7,725
6 13 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 150/0 494 Running 6,370
7 26 66 Lake Speed Oldsmobile Speed Racing 146/0 493 Running 4,620
8 3 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hills Racing 142/0 492 Running 4,850
9 14 47 Ron Bouchard * Pontiac Race Hill Farm 138/0 491 Running 3,290
10 11 37 Mike Alexander Oldsmobile Rogers Auto Leasing 134/0 486 Running 2,050
11 5 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Hudson 130/0 485 Engine Failure 2,970
12 28 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 127/0 484 Running 2,760
13 8 28 Bobby Allison Pontiac Ranier Racing 124/0 477 Running 5,400
14 18 99 Tim Richmond Buick Uno 121/0 476 Running 2,500
15 22 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 118/0 469 Engine Failure 850
16 23 64 Joe Fields Buick Richmond Printing 115/0 469 Running 2,315
17 20 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Automotive 112/0 461 Running 2,155
18 24 40 Tommy Gale Buick McWhirter Grading 109/0 422 Running 750
19 29 94 Bobby Wawak Buick Louise Smith 106/0 398 Running 725
20 25 17 Tommy Houston Chevrolet Kings Inn PE 324 Rear End 1,920
21 21 27 Cale Yarborough Buick Valvoline 105/5 317 Engine Failure 940
22 27 3 Richard Childress Pontiac Nichols 97/0 271 Blown Head Gasket 1,580
23 17 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool Company 94/0 198 Engine Failure 5,120
24 31 24 Cecil Gordon Buick Gordon Racing 91/0 198 Transmission 1,560
25 10 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler Jeans 88/0 155 Engine Failure 6,600
26 6 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 85/0 150 Engine Failure 5,090
27 4 26 Butch Lindley Chevrolet Lindley Racing 87/5 87 Brakes 1,130
28 15 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 79/0 40 Accident 5,070
29 7 75 Joe Millikan Buick Hayes Jewelers 76/0 40 Accident 860
30 30 70 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 73/0 17 Engine Failure 850
31 19 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 70/0 3 Accident 850
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 75.019 mph
Margin of Victory: 15 seconds
Time of Race: 03:30:21
Lead Changes: 13
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps.