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1980 Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 23 of 31
Monday, September 1, 1980 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:05
Average Speed: 115.21 mph
Pole Speed: 153.838 mph
Cautions: 14 for 79 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 75,000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11044   Terry Labonte Apache Classic Stove   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet36727,325running2180
2 61   David Pearson Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet36715,540running30175
3 947   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet36715,190running7170
4 327   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet36714,625running72165
5 521   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury3677,575running23160
61215   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford3669,900running2155
7 82   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet36611,125running27151
81471   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3657,470running0142
91543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet36510,475running2143
102141   Dick Brooks Hayes Jewelers   (Billy Matthews)Chevrolet3644,125running0 
111975   Chuck Bown RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet3643,725running0 
12263   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3626,035running1132
132740   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3605,800running0124
14224   Connie Saylor Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)Chevrolet3553,425engine0 
152453   Slick Johnson Johnson Racing   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet3554,325running0118
163352   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3535,405running0115
173267   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3535,120running0112
184070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3514,710running0109
193524   Cecil Gordon South Hill Texaco   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile3484,350running0106
203882   Ferrel Harris Dick Brooks Honda   (Ferrel Harris)Dodge3422,675running0 
213048   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3423,950running0100
222525   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3393,525running097
232979   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)Dodge3393,565engine094
243465   Ralph Jones Spohn's Body Shop   (Ron Spohn)Ford3342,350running091
25 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet32914,400timing chain19698
26 428   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3242,625engine490
271766   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Chevrolet3161,850running082
283609   Dick May Pokeys of Doylestown   (Nelson Oswald)Buick3041,825engine079
29 211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet2776,675running076
301390   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2712,955steering073
313164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2663,210crash070
32 712   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet2371,625overheating067
33119   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury2361,625oil pump169
34167   Ricky Rudd Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet2012,025steering061
354117   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1511,425clutch058
362819   John Anderson Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1271,825engine055
373939   Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Racing   (Blackie Wangerin)Mercury1111,300crash052
382393   Don Whittington Sun Systems   (Scott Smith)Chevrolet871,275valve049
393774   Bobby Wawak Louise Smith Special   (Bobby Wawak)Buick561,250oil leak046
401868   Lennie Pond U.S. Army   (Jim Testa)Chevrolet311,200engine043
412077   Kenny Hemphill Warren Fabricating   (John Rebhan)Chevrolet211,200engine0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Ingram32Ingram RacingJimmy IngramChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11010
  Benny Parsons113323
  Richard Petty34341
  Richard Childress35351
  Benny Parsons367035
  Darrell Waltrip718515
  Bobby Allison86861
  Benny Parsons87926
  Darrell Waltrip931008
  Buddy Baker1011044
  Darrell Waltrip10514137
  Bill Elliott1421421
  Dale Earnhardt14316321
  Harry Gant1641696
  Darrell Waltrip17019122
  Richard Petty1921921
  Darrell Waltrip19326371
  Bobby Allison2642641
  Dale Earnhardt2652673
  Neil Bonnett26829023
  David Pearson2912911
  Dale Earnhardt2922943
  Harry Gant2952951
  Darrell Waltrip29632833
  David Pearson32935426
  Benny Parsons3553628
  David Pearson3633653
  Terry Labonte3663672

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3461    
2   Cale Yarborough 3363   -98  
3   Richard Petty 3340   -121  
4   Benny Parsons 3259   -202  
5   Darrell Waltrip 3147   -314  
6   Bobby Allison 3089   -372  
7   Jody Ridley 2842   -619  
8   Richard Childress 2832   -629  
9   Harry Gant 2799   -662  
10   Terry Labonte 2716   -745  
11   Dave Marcis 2656   -805  
12   James Hylton 2529   -932  
13   Buddy Arrington 2468   -993  
14   Ronnie Thomas 2313   -1148  
15   Jimmy Means 2244   -1217  
16   J.D. McDuffie 2231   -1230  
17   Cecil Gordon 2112   -1349  
18   Neil Bonnett 2083   -1378  
19   Tommy Gale 2058   -1403  
20   Roger Hamby 1852   -1609