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RESULTS

1981 Official Race Results : Southern 500

Southern 500 | September 07, 1981 | Race 23 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 3 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Warner W. Hodgdon 185/10 367 Running 33,375
2 11 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 175/5 367 Running 19,365
3 4 71 Dave Marcis Buick U.S. Army 170/5 367 Running 14,330
4 6 44 Terry Labonte Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 165/5 367 Running 13,225
5 9 1 Buddy Baker Buick Uno 160/5 367 Running 6,500
6 10 3 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler Jeans 150/0 366 Running 10,695
7 14 9 Bill Elliott Ford Mell-Gear Tuning Components 146/0 366 Running 5,300
8 13 01 David Pearson Buick Ronnie Steele PE 365 Running 4,850
9 17 28 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Hardee's 143/5 365 Running 9,625
10 2 27 Cale Yarborough Buick Valvoline 139/5 363 Running 5,925
11 5 47 Ron Bouchard * Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 130/0 363 Running 7,575
12 23 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 127/0 362 Running 7,365
13 22 66 Lake Speed Buick Speed Racing 124/0 362 Running 6,155
14 1 33 Harry Gant Pontiac Skoal Bandit 126/5 360 Running 9,960
15 16 2 Joe Ruttman Pontiac Neo-Life 118/0 358 Running 8,850
16 12 24 Morgan Shepherd Buick Gordon Racing 115/0 358 Running 5,600
17 21 68 Lennie Pond Buick The 5 Racers 112/0 356 Running 3,150
18 19 5 Joe Millikan Pontiac Performance Connection 109/0 353 Running 7,950
19 33 8 Dick May Dodge Dick Brooks Honda 106/0 353 Running 2,975
20 29 37 Mike Alexander Oldsmobile Rogers Auto Leasing 103/0 352 Running 2,700
21 34 70 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 100/0 351 Running 4,715
22 27 12 Tim Richmond Buick Uno 97/0 349 Running 2,450
23 7 88 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet Gatorade 94/0 343 Accident 7,850
24 40 94 Bobby Wawak Buick Louise Smith Special 91/0 334 Running 2,375
25 20 75 Gary Balough Buick Chaparral Trailers 88/0 333 Engine Failure 4,680
26 38 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Automotive 85/0 331 Running 3,770
27 37 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 82/0 311 Running 3,360
28 36 17 Mike Potter Buick Kings Inn 79/0 309 Running 3,265
29 30 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford 76/0 294 Running 3,155
30 8 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 78/5 278 Engine Failure 8,000
31 26 99 D.k. Ulrich Buick Ulrich Racing 70/0 269 Engine Failure 3,060
32 32 13 Jack Ingram Ford Carolina Tool & Equipment 67/0 253 Engine Failure 1,650
33 25 98 Johnny Rutherford Pontiac Levi Garrett PE 190 Water Pump 1,625
34 18 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 61/0 130 Engine Failure 1,625
35 24 40 Slick Johnson Buick Ulrich Racing PE 110 Engine Failure 1,425
36 39 36 H.B. Bailey Pontiac Almeda Auto Parts 55/0 93 Accident 1,325
37 28 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hill's Racing 52/0 85 Wheel Lug 1,950
38 35 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 49/0 64 Engine Failure 1,925
39 15 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool Company 46/0 62 Broken Valve 6,800
40 31 4 Connie Saylor Oldsmobile Spencer Racing 43/0 6 Engine Failure 1,200
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 126.41 mph
Margin of Victory: 1 car length
Time of Race: 03:57:57
Lead Changes: 23
Cautions: 8 for 45 laps.