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1980 Atlanta 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 31
Sunday, March 16, 1980 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:32
Average Speed: 134.808 mph
Pole Speed: 166.212 mph
Cautions: 7 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: 9.55 sec
Attendance: 62,500
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
14   Tighe Scott30Buick33.874   161.752    
35   Bobby Wawak74Buick34.614   158.294    
3   Cale Yarborough11Chevrolet33.468   163.714    
4   Donnie Allison1Chevrolet33.576   163.187    
5   Ricky Rudd40Chevrolet33.617   162.988    
6   Dave Marcis71Chevrolet33.657   162.795    
7   Rusty Wallace16Chevrolet33.657   162.795    
8   Richard Petty43Chevrolet33.671   162.727    
11   Darrell Waltrip88Chevrolet33.721   162.486    
12   Benny Parsons27Chevrolet33.746   162.365    
13   Terry Labonte44Chevrolet33.774   162.231    
31   Dale Earnhardt2Chevrolet33.836   161.934    
16   Harry Gant47Chevrolet33.911   161.575    
17   Buck Simmons12Chevrolet33.948   161.399    
32   J.D. McDuffie70Chevrolet33.951   161.385    
18   Lennie Pond75Chevrolet34.070   160.821    
20   Joe Millikan72Chevrolet34.172   160.341    
21   Kevin Housby8Chevrolet34.331   159.599    
22   Roger Hamby17Chevrolet34.332   159.594    
24   Dick Brooks7Chevrolet34.497   158.831    
25   Lake Speed66Chevrolet34.516   158.743    
34   James Hylton48Chevrolet34.539   158.638    
26   Ronnie Thomas25Chevrolet34.746   157.692    
27   Slick Johnson53Chevrolet34.752   157.665    
28   Richard Childress3Chevrolet34.776   157.556    
29   Bruce Hill50Chevrolet34.786   157.511    
37   Randy Ogden18Chevrolet34.815   157.380    
39   Kyle Petty42Chevrolet34.836   157.285    
30   Jimmy Means52Chevrolet34.844   157.249    
36   Buddy Arrington67Dodge34.667   158.052    
41   Frank Warren79Dodge34.917   156.920    
9   Bobby Allison15Ford33.683   162.669    
19   Tommy Gale64Ford34.130   160.539    
33   Ralph Jones65Ford34.454   159.029    
2   Neil Bonnett21Mercury33.392   164.087    
15   Jody Ridley90Mercury33.889   161.680    
23   Bill Elliott9Mercury34.481   158.904    
1   Buddy Baker28Oldsmobile32.965   166.212    
10   Don Whittington51Oldsmobile33.688   162.645    
38   Rick Newsom20Oldsmobile34.825   157.335    
40   Baxter Price45Oldsmobile34.880   157.087    
42   Cecil Gordon24Oldsmobile35.067   156.249    

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