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1981 Coca-Cola 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 31
Sunday, March 15, 1981 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:10
Average Speed: 133.619 mph
Pole Speed: 162.94 mph
Cautions: 5 for 39 laps
Margin of Victory: 33 sec
Attendance: 61,500
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
15   A.J. Foyt51Oldsmobile34.245   160.000    
13   Benny Parsons15Ford34.143   160.478    
10   Bill Elliott9Ford34.029   161.016    
35   Bill Elswick57Buick34.635   158.198    
30   Bobby Allison28Pontiac33.984   161.229    
38   Bobby Wawak94Pontiac35.052   156.316    
36   Bruce Hill7Buick34.711   157.852    
26   Buddy Arrington67Dodge34.234   160.051    
3   Buddy Baker1Oldsmobile33.792   162.145    
17   Cale Yarborough27Oldsmobile33.527   163.426    
37   Cecil Gordon24Buick34.934   156.844    
5   Dale Earnhardt2Pontiac33.889   161.681    
11   Darrell Waltrip11Buick34.050   160.916    
28   Dave Marcis71Oldsmobile34.444   159.076    
6   David Pearson16Chevrolet33.941   161.433    
34   Dick May79Oldsmobile34.617   158.281    
23   Donnie Allison12Oldsmobile34.145   160.469    
24   Elliott Forbes-Robinson86Buick34.156   160.417    
2   Harry Gant47Buick33.648   162.839    
31   J.D. McDuffie70Pontiac34.120   160.586    
41   Jimmy Means52Pontiac35.164   155.818    
7   Jody Ridley90Ford33.954   161.371    
12   Joe Millikan75Buick34.132   160.530    
25   Joe Ruttman6Buick34.206   160.182    
33   Johnny Rutherford98Pontiac34.377   159.386    
9   Kyle Petty42Buick34.008   161.115    
21   Lake Speed66Buick33.967   161.310    
22   Lennie Pond48Pontiac34.118   160.590    
18   Mike Alexander37Buick33.631   162.921    
20   Morgan Shepherd5Pontiac33.953   161.376    
4   Neil Bonnett21Ford33.817   162.025    
8   Richard Childress3Pontiac33.991   161.196    
14   Richard Petty43Buick34.185   160.281    
39   Rick Newsom20Chevrolet35.059   156.285    
16   Ricky Rudd88Buick33.510   163.509    
42   Ronnie Thomas25Pontiac35.290   155.262    
29   Slick Johnson53Chevrolet34.457   159.016    
27   Stan Barrett22Pontiac34.350   159.511    
40   Steve Spencer17Buick35.063   156.267    
1   Terry Labonte44Buick33.627   162.940    
19   Tim Richmond99Buick33.825   161.987    
32   Tommy Gale64Ford34.267   159.897    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   none