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

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