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1981 Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 31
Sunday, September 13, 1981 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:05:50
Average Speed: 69.998 mph
Pole Speed: 93.435 mph
Cautions: 9 for 63 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 27,000
Lead changes: 18

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)Ford40018,525running121180
2 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac40010,195running16175
3 211   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick40012,500running149175
41044   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick4007,550running13165
5 728   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick4007,275running95160
6113   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac3986,270running0150
7 102   Mark Martin Ams Oil / Prototype   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac3983,300running0146
8 85   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3975,675running0142
91990   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3964,750running0138
102275   Gary Balough Chaparral Trailers   (RahMoc Enterprises)Buick3953,580running0134
112143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick3955,660running3135
121288   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3925,550running0127
133067   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3893,120running0124
141712   Tim Richmond UNO   (Kennie Childers)Buick3881,465running0121
151892   Joe Fields Fields Racing   (Joe Fields)Buick387965running0118
162752   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3852,900running0115
172064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3782,740running0112
183248   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac3752,305running0109
191371   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3742,470engine2111
202866   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3642,285running0103
211499   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3621,940engine0100
222942   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick3431,665running097
232640   Cecil Gordon Midlothian Texaco   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick323690running094
242525   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Chevrolet3201,240running091
25 547   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick2291,230crash088
26 655   Tommy Ellis Industrial Boiler   (Tommy Ellis)Chevrolet207635brakes190
271568   Lennie Pond J.D. Stacy   (Lennie Pond)Buick149615rear end082
282329   Dave Dion Central Seeding   (Dave Dion)Ford143615crash079
291624   Morgan Shepherd Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick1251,115transmission076
30 92   Joe Ruttman Jim StacyPontiac684,950engine073
312498   Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac53525crash070
323137   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick0500wiring067

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip15757
  Tommy Ellis58581
  Harry Gant597416
  Darrell Waltrip7513965
  Richard Petty1401401
  Dave Marcis1411411
  Darrell Waltrip14216827
  Terry Labonte16918113
  Benny Parsons1821821
  Bobby Allison18323351
  Richard Petty2342341
  Dave Marcis2352351
  Bobby Allison23626429
  Benny Parsons26534581
  Richard Petty3463461
  Benny Parsons34736014
  Bobby Allison36137515
  Benny Parsons37640025

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3648    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3645   -3  
3   Harry Gant 3378   -270  
4   Ricky Rudd 3225   -423  
5   Terry Labonte 3194   -454  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3128   -520  
7   Jody Ridley 3066   -582  
8   Richard Petty 3051   -597  
9   Benny Parsons 2883   -765  
10   Dave Marcis 2770   -878  
11   Kyle Petty 2615   -1033  
12   Buddy Arrington 2541   -1107  
13   Jimmy Means 2495   -1153  
14   Morgan Shepherd 2475   -1173  
15   Tim Richmond 2437   -1211  
16   Tommy Gale 2404   -1244  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2380   -1268  
18   James Hylton 2268   -1380  
19   Lake Speed 2192   -1456  
20   Richard Childress 2144   -1504