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1981 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 31
Saturday, July 4, 1981 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:32
Average Speed: 142.588 mph
Pole Speed: 192.852 mph
Cautions: 6 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 35

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 127   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick16024,625running78185
2 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick16015,350running43175
35 32   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac718,360vibration163
28 428   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick1117,020valve1084
8 544   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick15910,040running0142
21 63   Richard Childress Ronnie Steele   (Richard Childress)Pontiac1543,785running0100
9 747   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick1597,775running0138
42 862   Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile8925engine037
5 998   Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac1607,075running0155
61042   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick1608,915running0150
301121   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Ford931,820engine378
401288   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Oldsmobile166,625crash043
321351   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / Valvoline   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile851,035rear end067
31443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick16017,200running7170
71537   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick1606,200running4151
111668   Lennie Pond The 5 Racers   (Lennie Pond)Buick1593,550running0130
241775   Bill Elswick RahMoc EnterprisesBuick1503,290running091
151812   Tim Richmond UNO   (Kennie Childers)Buick1562,920engine0118
101911   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick1599,610running0134
332066   Lake Speed Native Tan   (Lake Speed)Buick762,565engine064
4211   Buddy Baker UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile1608,765running4165
29226   Joe Ruttman The 5 Racers   (Jim Stacy)Buick991,295ignition076
412331   Billie Harvey Johnson / Pistone   (Billie Harvey)Pontiac151,000crash040
232486   Elliott Forbes-RobinsonCal-Tex   (Richard Howard)Buick1531,470running094
34259   Bill Elliott Mell-Gear   (George Elliott)Ford72985engine061
392615   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford166,380crash046
262722   Stan Barrett Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac1381,470engine390
372813   Jack Ingram Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Ford52940clutch052
252924   Cecil Gordon Daytona Inn   (Cecil Gordon)Buick1462,995engine088
183052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1554,870running0109
383190   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford342,735engine049
163250   Bruce Hill Native Tan   (Bruce Hill)Buick1552,530running0115
173367   Buddy Arrington Jim Peacock   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1555,175running0112
193464   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1554,475running0106
14354   Connie Saylor Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile1573,160running0121
363699   Kevin Housby Taylor & Martin   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile532,480crash055
133771   Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Buick1576,155running0124
313819   Dick May Gray Racing   (Henley Gray)Buick891,060engine070
20395   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1556,870running0103
124070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1596,495running7132
224148   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1543,225running097
274217   Tommy Houston Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Oldsmobile1272,610running082

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt111
  Harry Gant243
  Bobby Allison551
  Cale Yarborough672
  Harry Gant892
  Mike Alexander10134
  Richard Petty14141
  Buddy Baker15184
  Cale Yarborough19202
  Harry Gant213111
  Bobby Allison32343
  Neil Bonnett35351
  Harry Gant36361
  J.D. McDuffie37393
  Neil Bonnett40401
  Cale Yarborough415010
  Neil Bonnett51511
  Cale Yarborough52532
  Bobby Allison54552
  J.D. McDuffie56594
  Bobby Allison60634
  Cale Yarborough647714
  Harry Gant78781
  Stan Barrett79813
  Cale Yarborough829514
  Harry Gant96972
  Cale Yarborough9811922
  Richard Petty1201212
  Cale Yarborough1221276
  Richard Petty1281314
  Cale Yarborough1321354
  Harry Gant1361361
  Cale Yarborough1371371
  Harry Gant13815922
  Cale Yarborough1601601

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2596    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2390   -206  
3   Harry Gant 2310   -286  
4   Ricky Rudd 2260   -336  
5   Dale Earnhardt 2246   -350  
6   Richard Petty 2206   -390  
7   Jody Ridley 2172   -424  
8   Terry Labonte 2124   -472  
9   Benny Parsons 1953   -643  
10   Buddy Arrington 1939   -657  
11   Dave Marcis 1925   -671  
12   Morgan Shepherd 1857   -739  
13   Richard Childress 1853   -743  
14   Kyle Petty 1834   -762  
15   J.D. McDuffie 1829   -767  
16   Jimmy Means 1777   -819  
17   Tommy Gale 1714   -882  
18   Tim Richmond 1678   -918  
19   James Hylton 1614   -982  
20   Cecil Gordon 1465   -1131