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RESULTS

1981 Official Race Results : American 500

American 500 | November 01, 1981 | Race 29 of 31

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS WINNINGS
1 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 185/10 492 Running 23,410
2 14 28 Bobby Allison Buick Hardee's 175/5 492 Running 17,100
3 2 33 Harry Gant Pontiac Skoal Bandit 170/5 492 Running 10,160
4 12 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 165/5 492 Running 10,400
5 16 2 Joe Ruttman Pontiac J.D. Stacy Racing 160/5 492 Running 9,700
6 24 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool Company 150/0 491 Running 8,750
7 10 44 Terry Labonte Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 146/0 490 Running 8,350
8 22 9 Bill Elliott Ford Mell-Gear Tuning Components 147/5 490 Running 3,000
9 5 3 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler Jeans 143/5 489 Running 7,360
10 19 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 134/0 487 Running 6,190
11 37 47 Ron Bouchard * Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 130/0 485 Running 4,730
12 26 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet J.D. Stacy Racing 132/5 483 Running 4,270
13 27 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford 124/0 475 Running 3,980
14 31 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Petty's Boot Barn 121/0 470 Running 3,740
15 34 24 Cecil Gordon Buick Washington Freightliners 118/0 457 Running 3,530
16 4 1 Buddy Baker Buick Uno 120/5 445 Rear End 1,425
17 32 99 D.k. Ulrich Buick Ulrich Racing 112/0 435 Engine Failure 3,220
18 3 88 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet Gatorade 114/5 434 Running 7,000
19 17 5 Joe Millikan Pontiac Performance Connection 106/0 425 Running 6,100
20 36 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 103/0 404 Running 2,760
21 23 13 Dick Brooks Ford Carolina Tool & Equipment PE 379 Broken Valve 825
22 13 37 Tim Richmond Buick Roger's Auto Leasing 97/0 334 Accident 800
23 35 92 Joe Fields Buick Richmond Printing PE 262 Accident 775
24 29 17 John Anderson Buick Kings Inn PE 226 Broken Track Bar 2,290
25 8 27 Cale Yarborough Buick Valvoline 88/0 214 Accident 1,225
26 25 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Automotive 85/0 214 Broken Push Rod 2,230
27 15 96 Morgan Shepherd Buick Levi Garrett 87/5 205 Accident 675
28 28 16 Chuck Bown Buick Rose Auto Wrecking 79/0 193 Engine Failure 650
29 11 98 Johnny Rutherford Buick Levi Garrett 76/0 172 Accident 625
30 30 70 J.D. McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 73/0 165 Engine Failure 2,130
31 18 66 Lake Speed Oldsmobile Speed Racing 70/0 162 Engine Failure 2,125
32 21 75 Gary Balough Buick A. Ferraiuolo & Sons 67/0 117 Accident 1,395
33 33 40 Don Hume Buick Newton Oil & Gas PE 101 Accident 590
34 7 77 Dean Combs Buick Captains Table PE 89 Accident 585
35 9 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Hodgdon / National Engineering 58/0 55 Accident 1,080
36 20 68 Lennie Pond Buick J.D. Stacy Racing 55/0 54 Accident 575
37 6 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 52/0 19 Engine Failure 870
* Denotes Rookie

RACE FACTS

Average Speed: 107.399 mph
Margin of Victory: one half car length
Time of Race: 04:39:32
Lead Changes: 33
Cautions: 12 for 97 laps.