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1981 Warner W. Hodgdon 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 15 of 31
Sunday, June 14, 1981 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:30
Average Speed: 93.597 mph
Pole Speed: 114.378 mph
Cautions: 6 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.89 sec
Attendance: 23,300
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 111   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick9523,650running39185
2 22   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac9518,725running11175
3 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick9512,200running25170
4 421   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Ford954,650running14165
5 688   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Buick958,900running0155
61342   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick954,860running2155
72590   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford955,610running0146
8140   Roy Smith Aircraft Standards   (Robert Beadle)Buick954,740running0142
92171   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet953,930running0138
102278   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Jack Williams)Oldsmobile933,595running0134
112422   Stan Barrett Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac932,100running0130
121970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac933,450running0127
133324   Cecil Gordon Johnson Truck Body   (Cecil Gordon)Buick933,240running0124
143517   Steve Pfeifer Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet923,080running0121
153018   Randy Ogden Piedmont Airlines   (Jack Ogden)Oldsmobile881,175running0118
16278   Rick O'Dell Behn's Ent. / Delta Inst.   (Torsten Behn)Buick862,145running0115
173113   Don Puskarich Puskarich Racing   (Matt Puskarich)Oldsmobile861,960running0112
18233   Richard Childress McDonald's   (Richard Childress)Pontiac832,215crash0109
192648   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac792,180running0106
20 515   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford726,375crash0103
21105   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac725,850crash0100
22 944   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick716,375engine2102
232038   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick681,570oil leak199
241573   Bill Schmitt Pro-Power Engines   (Bill Schmitt)Buick561,525engine091
251101   Hershel McGriff Industrial Leasing   (Gerald Craker)Buick53800engine193
263267   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge481,275engine085
271864   D.K. Ulrich Bondurant Driving School   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile431,250crash082
282952   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac291,225crash079
29 728   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick266,150engine076
302840   Tommy Gale Price Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick25675engine073
31 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet23650engine070
321716   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Oldsmobile14625overheating067
331699   Tim Richmond UNO   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick121,100crash064
343425   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac71,050engine061
351286   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonCal-Tex   (Richard Howard)Buick2500engine058

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11414
  Hershel McGriff15151
  Don Waterman16161
  Neil Bonnett173014
  Dale Earnhardt31344
  Darrell Waltrip35384
  Kyle Petty39402
  Terry Labonte41422
  Richard Petty436018
  Darrell Waltrip617212
  Richard Petty73731
  Darrell Waltrip74807
  Dale Earnhardt81866
  Richard Petty87926
  Dale Earnhardt93931
  Darrell Waltrip94952

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2332    
2   Ricky Rudd 2139   -193  
3   Darrell Waltrip 2100   -232  
4   Dale Earnhardt 2023   -309  
5   Jody Ridley 1963   -369  
6   Harry Gant 1960   -372  
7   Richard Petty 1881   -451  
8   Terry Labonte 1852   -480  
9   Benny Parsons 1737   -595  
10   Dave Marcis 1720   -612  
11   Buddy Arrington 1700   -632  
12   Richard Childress 1647   -685  
13   Morgan Shepherd 1636   -696  
14   J.D. McDuffie 1600   -732  
15   Jimmy Means 1589   -743  
16   Kyle Petty 1584   -748  
17   Tommy Gale 1553   -779  
18   Tim Richmond 1439   -893  
19   James Hylton 1423   -909  
20   Cecil Gordon 1295   -1037