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1981 Gabriel 400


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

Time of race: 3:03:47
Average Speed: 130.589 mph
Pole Speed: 160.471 mph
Cautions: 7 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 47

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 428   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick20024,075running23180
2 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac20010,825running24175
3 615   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford20014,325running18170
42290   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford20010,005running0160
5 72   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac20011,925running37160
61243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick2008,950running1155
7 111   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick20010,050running54156
81727   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick2003,300running29147
91921   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Ford1993,100running0138
10 547   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1996,545running0134
112144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick1997,750running0130
122467   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1994,875running0127
13101   Buddy Baker UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Buick1992,350running7129
142512   Tim Richmond UNO   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile1982,000running0121
15 95   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1988,800running0118
161366   Lake Speed Sheraton University Inn   (Lake Speed)Buick1984,165running0115
171898   Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac1981,350running0112
182022   Stan Barrett Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac1971,300running0109
19233   Richard Childress Childress Racing   (Richard Childress)Pontiac1973,705running0106
202999   D.K. Ulrich UNO   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile1953,535running0103
211642   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick1932,825engine0100
223770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1933,015running097
233448   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1932,785running094
243340   Joe Booher Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1921,055running091
253525   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1922,550running088
263617   Mike Potter Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Buick1922,230running085
273119   Cecil Gordon Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick189905running082
283052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1882,120running079
292771   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Buick1832,065engine181
301588   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Buick1726,215engine178
31 275   Joe Millikan RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet632,285engine575
321137   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick55740engine067
332894   Bobby Wawak Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick43730engine064
343218   Randy Ogden Piedmont Airlines   (Jack Ogden)Oldsmobile34720valve061
35 89   Bill Elliott Mell-Gear   (George Elliott)Ford24710crash058
362664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford131,200overheating055
371462   Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile3950engine052

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip111
  Benny Parsons221
  Harry Gant386
  Benny Parsons9146
  Joe Millikan15195
  Dale Earnhardt20223
  Cale Yarborough23264
  Dale Earnhardt273610
  Darrell Waltrip374913
  Cale Yarborough50501
  Benny Parsons516111
  Cale Yarborough62632
  Harry Gant64652
  Richard Petty66661
  Bobby Allison67682
  Harry Gant69768
  Dale Earnhardt77793
  Cale Yarborough80801
  Dale Earnhardt819111
  Cale Yarborough92921
  Dale Earnhardt93953
  Cale Yarborough961038
  Harry Gant1041041
  Dave Marcis1051051
  Cale Yarborough1061094
  Harry Gant1101101
  Cale Yarborough1111111
  Dale Earnhardt1121165
  Darrell Waltrip11713721
  Harry Gant1381414
  Darrell Waltrip1421432
  Bobby Allison1441485
  Darrell Waltrip1491546
  Harry Gant1551551
  Buddy Baker1561561
  Ricky Rudd1571571
  Bobby Allison15816811
  Buddy Baker1691724
  Cale Yarborough1731742
  Buddy Baker1751751
  Harry Gant1761761
  Cale Yarborough1771804
  Dale Earnhardt1811822
  Darrell Waltrip1831853
  Cale Yarborough1861861
  Buddy Baker1871871
  Darrell Waltrip1881958
  Bobby Allison1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2512    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2256   -256  
3   Ricky Rudd 2217   -295  
4   Dale Earnhardt 2183   -329  
5   Harry Gant 2135   -377  
6   Jody Ridley 2123   -389  
7   Richard Petty 2036   -476  
8   Terry Labonte 1982   -530  
9   Benny Parsons 1907   -605  
10   Buddy Arrington 1827   -685  
11   Dave Marcis 1801   -711  
12   Morgan Shepherd 1754   -758  
13   Richard Childress 1753   -759  
14   J.D. McDuffie 1697   -815  
15   Kyle Petty 1684   -828  
16   Jimmy Means 1668   -844  
17   Tommy Gale 1608   -904  
18   Tim Richmond 1560   -952  
19   James Hylton 1517   -995  
20   Cecil Gordon 1377   -1135