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1981 Budweiser NASCAR 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 31
Sunday, June 7, 1981 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:01:10
Average Speed: 132.475 mph
Pole Speed: 167.543 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.51 sec
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 35

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 415   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford20022,750running58180
2 32   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac20018,650running96180
3 228   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick20014,650running17170
4 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick19912,550running0160
51371   Dave Marcis Norton Company   (Dave Marcis)Buick1988,935running0155
6 690   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1988,610running1155
71699   Tim Richmond UNO   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile1966,840running0146
81466   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1965,630running4147
9126   Joe Ruttman The 5 Racers   (Jim Stacy)Buick1953,100running3143
10 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac1932,700running4139
112570   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1914,470running0130
121564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1894,250running0127
131867   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1894,040running0124
14103   Richard Childress Texas Steel Hauler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac1883,830running0121
152036   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac1872,000running0118
162775   Dick May RahMoc EnterprisesBuick1843,520running0115
172677   Lowell Cowell Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile1841,800running0112
182424   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Buick1833,160running0109
192152   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1752,890running0106
202325   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1712,330running0103
212940   Rick Baldwin Price Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile1491,550engine0100
221918   Randy Ogden Piedmont Airlines   (Jack Ogden)Oldsmobile1371,500rear end097
23 144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick1318,400crash599
241188   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Oldsmobile1226,850engine091
252248   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1152,570engine088
263194   Bobby Wawak Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick921,300engine085
273417   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet722,450engine082
283020   Rick Newsom Superior Piping   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet401,200crash079
291742   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick341,150engine076
30 911   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick336,550cylinder head1278
31 85   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac176,000radiator070
322898   D.K. Ulrich UNO   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick41,000quit067
33328   Kirk Shelmerdine McDonald's   (Richard Childress)Pontiac2950quit064
343350   Baxter Price Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1900quit061

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison111
  Dale Earnhardt254
  Terry Labonte672
  Bobby Allison892
  Darrell Waltrip102112
  Bobby Allison223514
  Benny Parsons364611
  Joe Ruttman47482
  Harry Gant49524
  Terry Labonte53553
  Dale Earnhardt56561
  Benny Parsons57659
  Dale Earnhardt668116
  Benny Parsons82821
  Dale Earnhardt839311
  Joe Ruttman94941
  Lake Speed95984
  Jody Ridley99991
  Benny Parsons10010910
  Dale Earnhardt11012314
  Benny Parsons1241307
  Dale Earnhardt1311377
  Benny Parsons1381403
  Dale Earnhardt1411411
  Benny Parsons1421432
  Dale Earnhardt1441463
  Benny Parsons1471471
  Dale Earnhardt14816417
  Benny Parsons1651684
  Dale Earnhardt16918820
  Benny Parsons1891902
  Dale Earnhardt1911911
  Benny Parsons1921954
  Dale Earnhardt1961961
  Benny Parsons1972004

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2256    
2   Ricky Rudd 1984   -272  
3   Darrell Waltrip 1915   -341  
4   Harry Gant 1890   -366  
5   Dale Earnhardt 1848   -408  
6   Jody Ridley 1817   -439  
7   Terry Labonte 1750   -506  
8   Richard Petty 1711   -545  
9   Benny Parsons 1634   -622  
10   Buddy Arrington 1615   -641  
11   Dave Marcis 1582   -674  
12   Richard Childress 1538   -718  
13   Morgan Shepherd 1536   -720  
14   Jimmy Means 1510   -746  
15   Tommy Gale 1480   -776  
16   J.D. McDuffie 1473   -783  
17   Kyle Petty 1429   -827  
18   Tim Richmond 1375   -881  
19   James Hylton 1317   -939  
20   Joe Millikan 1277   -979