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RESULTS

1981 Official Race Results : National 500

National 500 | October 11, 1981 | Race 28 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 180/5 334 Running 51,600
2 17 28 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Hardee's 175/5 334 Running 27,400
3 8 88 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet Gatorade 165/0 334 Running 29,925
4 22 55 Tommy Ellis Chevrolet Industrial Boilers PE 333 Running 11,400
5 30 47 Ron Bouchard * Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 155/0 332 Running 12,180
6 19 72 Rusty Wallace Buick Childs Tire 150/0 331 Running 6,750
7 14 01 Geoffrey Bodine Buick Zervakis Racing 151/5 331 Running 7,050
8 34 24 Morgan Shepherd Buick Washington Freightliner 142/0 331 Running 8,195
9 18 13 Jack Ingram Ford Carolina Tool & Equipment 138/0 329 Running 4,400
10 33 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Kyle Petty's Boot Barn 134/0 328 Running 7,175
11 21 4 Connie Saylor Oldsmobile Apache Stove 130/0 328 Running 3,850
12 37 8 Jimmy Means Dodge Negre Racing 127/0 327 Running 3,750
13 25 62 Rick Wilson Oldsmobile Florida Equipment & Service 124/0 326 Running 3,650
14 41 99 D.k. Ulrich Buick Ulrich Racing 121/0 326 Running 6,115
15 13 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King Ford-Honda 123/5 326 Running 7,805
16 36 36 H.B. Bailey Pontiac Almeda Auto Parts 115/0 324 Running 3,250
17 40 70 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 112/0 322 Running 5,835
18 5 37 Tim Richmond Buick Roger's Auto Leasing 114/5 317 Blown Engine 5,650
19 10 2 Joe Ruttman Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 106/0 276 Blown Engine 10,050
20 15 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 108/5 259 Accident 6,475
21 23 6 Bob Senneker Pontiac J.D. Stacy Racing PE 256 Accident 1,975
22 28 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 97/0 246 Clutch Failure 3,890
23 6 44 Terry Labonte Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 99/5 234 Blown Engine 8,375
24 11 75 Gary Balough Buick Chaparral Trailers 91/0 226 Accident 4,880
25 24 3 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler Jeans 93/5 220 Ignition 4,920
26 26 23 Charlie Glotzbach Buick Oxford Speedway 85/0 218 Handling Problems 1,275
27 27 98 Johnny Rutherford Buick Levi Garrett 82/0 216 Broken Rod 1,250
28 29 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Coors 79/0 193 Clutch Linkage 1,225
29 7 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Warner Hodgdon / Nat'l Eng. 86/10 190 Spun Rod Bearing 12,450
30 9 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 78/5 180 Broken Rod 9,125
31 3 27 Cale Yarborough Buick Valvoline 75/5 153 Engine Failure 2,100
32 32 40 Ronnie Thomas Buick McWhirter Grading 67/0 137 Ignition 1,075
33 16 9 Bill Elliott Ford Mell-Gear Tuning Components 64/0 130 Broken Timing Chain 1,050
34 38 66 Lake Speed Buick Ronnie Steele 61/0 118 Blown Engine 2,600
35 31 5 Joe Millikan Pontiac Performance Connection 58/0 98 Accident 5,950
36 35 94 Bobby Wawak Buick Louise Smith Special 55/0 66 Broken Valve 990
37 4 1 Buddy Baker Buick Uno 52/0 63 Broken Tie Rod 1,480
38 12 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool Company 49/0 50 Clutch Failure 6,925
39 39 38 John Anderson Buick Copper Kettle Marina PE 41 Engine Failure 965
40 20 71 Dave Marcis Buick Norton Company 43/0 19 Engine Failure 2,515
41 2 33 Harry Gant Pontiac Skoal Bandit 45/5 4 Blown Crank Shaft 8,505
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 117.483 mph
Margin of Victory: 32 seconds
Time of Race: 04:15:52
Lead Changes: 27
Cautions: 12 for 78 laps.