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1981 Holly Farms 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 31
Sunday, October 4, 1981 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:08
Average Speed: 93.091 mph
Pole Speed: 114.065 mph
Cautions: 8 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 10 sc
Attendance: 26,000
Lead changes: 10

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)Buick40023,725running318185
2 228   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick39912,725running76175
3125   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3999,600running0165
4103   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac3997,270running0160
51447   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick3985,145running0155
62024   Morgan Shepherd Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick3934,050running0150
71690   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3914,640running4151
82499   Bob McElee Alva Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3893,270running0142
92252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3883,160running0138
101867   Buddy Arrington Kyle Petty's Boot Barn   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3863,050running0134
112517   Tommy Houston Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile3792,740running0130
122170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3782,580running0127
131337   Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick3771,000running0124
142864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3752,320running0121
152748   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac3752,150running0118
16 471   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3521,075running1120
172325   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3251,400running0112
18 842   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick3061,150engine0109
192640   Cecil Gordon Price Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick296800running0106
203079   Junior Miller Bee Foreign Car Parts   (Junior Miller)Oldsmobile2301,250rear end0103
21 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick2105,425crash1105
222920   Rick Newsom Superior Piping   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet161685engine097
231968   Lennie Pond Shoney's   (Lennie Pond)Buick159660engine094
24 733   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac138970engine091
251588   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1125,085crash088
26 52   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac1115,085crash085
271766   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile1101,100crash082
281177   Dean Combs Boulevard Datsun   (Irv Sanderson)Buick94570rear end079
29 615   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford755,035ignition076
30 344   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick606,500engine073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison13131
  Dave Marcis32321
  Jody Ridley33364
  Darrell Waltrip3711478
  Richard Petty1151151
  Darrell Waltrip11621196
  Bobby Allison21223019
  Darrell Waltrip23125121
  Bobby Allison25227726
  Darrell Waltrip278400123

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4185    
2   Bobby Allison 4132   -53  
3   Harry Gant 3748   -437  
4   Ricky Rudd 3620   -565  
5   Dale Earnhardt 3491   -694  
6   Terry Labonte 3486   -699  
7   Jody Ridley 3447   -738  
8   Richard Petty 3404   -781  
9   Dave Marcis 3163   -1022  
10   Benny Parsons 3111   -1074  
11   Kyle Petty 2976   -1209  
12   Buddy Arrington 2926   -1259  
13   Jimmy Means 2857   -1328  
14   Morgan Shepherd 2836   -1349  
15   Tim Richmond 2807   -1378  
16   Tommy Gale 2740   -1445  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2586   -1599  
18   Lake Speed 2453   -1732  
19   James Hylton 2453   -1732  
20   Joe Millikan 2229   -1956