RESULTS

1981 Official Race Results : Busch 500

Busch 500 | August 22, 1981 | Race 22 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 185/10 500 Running 18,800
2 3 88 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet Gatorade 175/5 499 Running 12,375
3 16 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 165/0 498 Running 8,800
4 6 28 Bobby Allison Buick Hardee's 165/5 497 Running 7,075
5 7 47 Ron Bouchard * Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 155/0 497 Running 5,670
6 8 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool Company 150/0 497 Running 6,250
7 15 66 Lake Speed Oldsmobile Speed Racing 146/0 493 Running 4,170
8 9 12 Tim Richmond Oldsmobile Uno 142/0 488 Accident 1,315
9 5 71 Dave Marcis Buick W.H. Bolin 138/0 487 Running 3,600
10 20 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hill's Racing 134/0 486 Running 3,780
11 2 33 Harry Gant Pontiac Skoal Bandit 130/0 485 Running 3,695
12 22 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 127/0 480 Running 3,035
13 23 70 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 124/0 479 Running 2,875
14 26 68 Lennie Pond Buick Bekaert 121/0 478 Running 1,000
15 25 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Honda 118/0 471 Running 2,615
16 28 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Automotive 115/0 464 Running 2,475
17 18 5 Joe Millikan Pontiac Performance Connection 112/0 434 Running 4,965
18 21 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 109/0 392 Running 2,255
19 13 24 Morgan Shepherd Buick Gordon Racing 111/5 339 Rear End 1,905
20 4 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King Ford-Honda 103/0 317 Rear Sway Bar 2,875
21 12 2 Joe Ruttman Pontiac J.D. Stacy Racing 105/5 302 Cracked Oil Pan 5,100
22 29 20 Rick Newsom Chevrolet Newsom Racing 97/0 248 Not Handling 635
23 24 99 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Buick Ulrich Racing PE 246 Broken Brake Line 870
24 10 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 91/0 73 Cracked Cylinder Head 5,060
25 17 37 Mike Alexander Buick Roger's Auto Leasing 88/0 49 Accident 595
26 27 17 Mike Potter Chevrolet Kings Inn Daytona PE 32 Steering 1,130
27 14 3 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler Jeans 82/0 31 Accident 2,620
28 11 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 79/0 28 Transmission 860
29 30 08 Joel Stowe Pontiac Satterfield Racing PE 14 Running Too Slow 540
30 19 40 Cecil Gordon Buick Dixie Engineering 73/0 3 Withdrew 530
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 84.723 mph
Margin of Victory: 1 lap Under Caution
Time of Race: 03:08:44
Lead Changes: 11
Cautions: 7 for 52 laps.
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