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1981 Melling Tool 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 31
Saturday, May 9, 1981 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:47:02
Average Speed: 89.756 mph
Pole Speed: 104.409 mph
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
5 188   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Buick4197,375running210165
11 237   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick4101,525running0130
1 315   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford42015,950running209180
8 45   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4166,025running0142
2 511   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick42010,950running1175
27 602   Mark Martin Ams Oil / Prototype   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac2475cam082
4 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4196,950running0160
10 871   Dave Marcis Transmission Enterprise   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4132,975running0134
22 912   Harry Gant Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile227530engine097
231040   D.K. Ulrich Price Racing   (Baxter Price)Buick200520engine094
61144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick4185,975running0150
20122   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3796,500running0103
71342   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4173,095running0146
31428   Bobby Allison Jim Stacy   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac4208,500running0165
251590   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1162,045engine088
171664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3991,805running0112
261725   Charlie Chamblee Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac10830oil pressure085
13183   Richard Childress Nichols   (Richard Childress)Pontiac4052,395running0124
121999   Tim Richmond UNO   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4082,540running0127
142052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4022,260running0121
152117   Mike Potter Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4012,175running0118
182294   Bobby Wawak Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick397600running0109
162370   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4001,940running0115
212448   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac3781,490running0100
92567   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Ed Negre)Dodge4143,095running0138
242666   Lake Speed Dinwiddie Racing   (Harry Dinwiddie)Pontiac1251,360alternator091
192724   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Pontiac3831,645running0106

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd1209209
  Benny Parsons21028071
  Ricky Rudd2812811
  Benny Parsons28233554
  Darrell Waltrip3363361
  Benny Parsons33742084

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1731    
2   Ricky Rudd 1578   -153  
3   Darrell Waltrip 1567   -164  
4   Harry Gant 1461   -270  
5   Dale Earnhardt 1389   -342  
6   Terry Labonte 1388   -343  
7   Jody Ridley 1379   -352  
8   Richard Petty 1344   -387  
9   Benny Parsons 1335   -396  
10   Dave Marcis 1294   -437  
11   Tim Richmond 1229   -502  
12   Buddy Arrington 1227   -504  
13   Richard Childress 1199   -532  
14   Jimmy Means 1172   -559  
15   Morgan Shepherd 1166   -565  
16   Joe Millikan 1135   -596  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1125   -606  
18   Tommy Gale 1120   -611  
19   Kyle Petty 1095   -636  
20   James Hylton 1005   -726