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1980 Mason-Dixon 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 31
Sunday, May 18, 1980 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:23:28
Average Speed: 113.866 mph
Pole Speed: 138.814 mph
Cautions: 9 for 67 laps
Margin of Victory: 26 sec
Attendance: 31,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

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    CURB RECORDS CONGRATULATES BOBBY ALLISON ON HIS VICTORY AT DOVER.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 815   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford50021,900running126180
2 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet50016,775running11175
3 428   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4977,800running0165
4 647   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet4957,530running0160
51944   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4946,255running0155
61890   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4925,335running0150
71540   Dick May Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4884,275running0146
8203   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4884,065running0142
92524   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile4763,820running0138
10162   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4757,675engine0134
111225   Ronnie Thomas Shelton Construction   (Don Robertson)Buick4723,460running0130
121764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4683,240running0127
132317   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4641,605running0124
142845   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers / McWhirter   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet4571,520running0121
153332   Jimmy Ingram Ingram Racing   (Jimmy Ingram)Chevrolet4371,435running0118
16 111   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4117,800running137125
17 77   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet3902,705crash0112
18 521   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury3761,680engine95114
192248   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3602,400running0106
20 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3395,960valve98108
211342   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet290900crash0100
22 327   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet2835,650crash33102
231130   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet279775crash094
243263   Jocko Maggiacomo Shaw Motors   (Jocko Maggiacomo)Oldsmobile278700engine091
251471   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2641,740engine088
262667   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge2641,705engine085
273152   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet2241,670sway bar082
283434   Nestor Peles Peles Racing   (Nestor Peles)Oldsmobile207600quit079
293074   Bobby Wawak Wooten's Texaco   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet206575engine076
301075   Bill Elswick Performer Boats   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet1091,075crash073
312479   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Frank Warren)Chevrolet1061,040oil pump070
322720   Rick Newsom Louise Smith Special   (Rick Newsom)Oldsmobile61530engine067
332170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet261,020engine064
342999   D.K. Ulrich Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet2510engine061

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12525   wet conditions 
26283  
29335   #70 oil turn 3 
348552  
86905   #34 spun turn 2 
9110616  
1071104   #75 accident turns 1/2 
11113727  
1381425   ambulance crossing track 
14319755  
1982014   #24 spun turns 3/4 
20222322  
2242285   #74 spun turn 2 
22928153  
28229211   #42,88,27,7,30 accident frontstretch 
293464172  
4654673   #47 spun backstretch 
46850033  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.4%             Average green flag run: 48.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough18686
  Bobby Allison87871
  Cale Yarborough8810720
  Richard Petty1081081
  Cale Yarborough10913931
  Richard Petty1401401
  Darrell Waltrip14119858
  Bobby Allison1991991
  Benny Parsons20022425
  Richard Petty2252251
  Darrell Waltrip2262294
  Benny Parsons2302378
  Neil Bonnett2382458
  Darrell Waltrip24628136
  Richard Petty2822854
  Neil Bonnett28637287
  Bobby Allison3733753
  Richard Petty3763794
  Bobby Allison380500121

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1844    
2   Richard Petty 1742   -102  
3   Cale Yarborough 1707   -137  
4   Bobby Allison 1649   -195  
5   Darrell Waltrip 1629   -215  
6   Jody Ridley 1566   -278  
7   Benny Parsons 1565   -279  
8   Harry Gant 1489   -355  
9   Dave Marcis 1460   -384  
10   Terry Labonte 1404   -440  
11   Richard Childress 1402   -442  
12   James Hylton 1336   -508  
13   Buddy Arrington 1260   -584  
14   Ronnie Thomas 1258   -586  
15   Dick Brooks 1225   -619  
16   Jimmy Means 1148   -696  
17   Tommy Gale 1139   -705  
18   J.D. McDuffie 1117   -727  
19   Joe Millikan 1029   -815  
20   Cecil Gordon 1005   -839