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1981 Champion Spark Plug 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 31
Sunday, August 16, 1981 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:24
Average Speed: 123.457 mph
Pole Speed: 161.501 mph
Cautions: 9 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 65

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
13   Benny Parsons15Ford44.958   160.150    
6   Bill Elliott9Ford44.799   160.718    
28   Bob Schacht97Oldsmobile46.010   156.488    
12   Bobby Allison28Buick44.935   160.232    
35   Bobby Wawak94Buick46.448   155.013    
32   Bruce Hill50Buick46.319   155.444    
27   Buddy Arrington67Dodge45.938   156.733    
19   Buddy Baker1Buick45.231   159.183    
2   Cale Yarborough27Buick44.649   161.258    
26   Cecil Gordon24Buick45.928   156.768    
10   Dale Earnhardt3Pontiac44.905   160.339    
15   Darrell Waltrip11Buick45.038   159.866    
21   Dave Marcis71Buick45.440   158.451    
34   Dick May19Buick46.390   155.206    
3   Gary Balough75Buick44.687   161.121    
8   Harry Gant33Pontiac44.811   160.675    
25   J.D. McDuffie70Pontiac45.811   157.168    
36   James Hylton48Pontiac46.515   154.789    
33   Jimmy Means52Pontiac46.370   155.273    
18   Jody Ridley90Ford45.070   159.752    
29   Joe Booher40Buick46.035   156.403    
24   Joe Millikan5Pontiac45.601   157.892    
5   Joe Ruttman2Pontiac44.795   160.733    
16   Johnny Rutherford98Pontiac45.052   159.816    
17   Kyle Petty42Buick45.061   159.784    
22   Lake Speed66Buick45.582   157.958    
20   Mike Alexander37Buick45.322   158.864    
14   Morgan Shepherd02Buick44.994   160.022    
11   Neil Bonnett21Ford44.907   160.332    
7   Richard Petty43Buick44.803   160.704    
30   Ricky Knoop99Buick46.125   156.098    
9   Ricky Rudd88Chevrolet44.826   160.622    
1   Ron Bouchard47Buick44.582   161.501    
4   Terry Labonte44Buick44.773   160.812    
23   Tim Richmond12Buick45.597   157.906    
31   Tommy Gale64Ford46.166   155.959    

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