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1981 Champion Spark Plug 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 31
Sunday, August 16, 1981 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:24
Average Speed: 123.457 mph
Pole Speed: 161.501 mph
Cautions: 9 for 51 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 65

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
29 147   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick853,540engine076
17 227   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick1982,445running9117
18 375   Gary Balough Chaparral Trailers   (RahMoc Enterprises)Buick1983,975running0109
14 444   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick1997,550running5126
6 52   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac2009,375running4155
8 69   Bill Elliott Mell-Gear   (George Elliott)Ford2003,525running0142
1 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick20023,750running64185
4 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac2006,000running3165
3 988   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet20015,150running0165
9103   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac2007,955running0138
281121   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford1551,700valve4384
71228   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick2008,950running15151
261315   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford1736,725valve3390
341402   Morgan Shepherd Ams Oil   (Bud Reeder)Buick201,120crash061
21511   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick20017,525running3175
131698   Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac1992,175running5129
191742   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick1973,250running0106
121890   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2006,275running1132
5191   Buddy Baker UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Buick2005,175running0155
102037   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick2003,700running0134
112171   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Buick2005,295running5135
152266   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Buick1994,155running0118
302312   Tim Richmond UNO   (Kennie Childers)Buick53765engine073
23245   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1956,335running094
162570   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1993,960running0115
242624   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Buick1952,470running091
352767   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge131,945valve058
322897   Bob Schacht Test Tube   (Bob Schacht)Oldsmobile22740transmission067
222940   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1961,020running097
203099   Rick Knoop Kargas Sports   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1973,405running0103
213164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1972,760running2105
333250   Bruce Hill Hill Racing   (Bruce Hill)Buick211,130driveshaft064
253352   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac1862,575running088
363419   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick41,100cam055
313594   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Buick281,150oil pump070
273648   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1562,520running887

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough144
  Joe Ruttman584
  Richard Petty9157
  Cale Yarborough16161
  Richard Petty17171
  Cale Yarborough18192
  Benny Parsons20212
  Neil Bonnett22221
  James Hylton23275
  Terry Labonte28281
  Neil Bonnett29291
  Cale Yarborough30301
  Benny Parsons31355
  Cale Yarborough36361
  Richard Petty37459
  Benny Parsons46494
  Bobby Allison50512
  Benny Parsons52554
  Bobby Allison56561
  James Hylton57593
  Benny Parsons60612
  Richard Petty62632
  Darrell Waltrip64641
  Neil Bonnett65651
  Bobby Allison66661
  Benny Parsons677610
  Neil Bonnett77771
  Tommy Gale78792
  Johnny Rutherford80845
  Neil Bonnett8510521
  Richard Petty1061061
  Neil Bonnett1071082
  Richard Petty1091091
  Neil Bonnett1101101
  Richard Petty1111111
  Neil Bonnett1121132
  Richard Petty1141185
  Neil Bonnett1191268
  Bobby Allison1271293
  Richard Petty1301323
  Jody Ridley1331331
  Benny Parsons1341396
  Richard Petty1401489
  Neil Bonnett1491524
  Richard Petty1531531
  Neil Bonnett1541541
  Richard Petty1551551
  Bobby Allison1561561
  Dave Marcis1571571
  Terry Labonte1581614
  Richard Petty1621643
  Bobby Allison1651651
  Harry Gant1661661
  Bobby Allison1671693
  Richard Petty1701778
  Bobby Allison1781781
  Richard Petty1791835
  Harry Gant1841852
  Richard Petty1861861
  Bobby Allison1871871
  Dave Marcis1881914
  Richard Petty1921921
  Darrell Waltrip1931942
  Bobby Allison1951951
  Richard Petty1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 3180    
2   Darrell Waltrip 3110   -70  
3   Harry Gant 2947   -233  
4   Ricky Rudd 2829   -351  
5   Richard Petty 2747   -433  
6   Dale Earnhardt 2746   -434  
7   Terry Labonte 2699   -481  
8   Jody Ridley 2698   -482  
9   Benny Parsons 2507   -673  
10   Kyle Petty 2378   -802  
11   Dave Marcis 2351   -829  
12   Buddy Arrington 2231   -949  
13   Jimmy Means 2204   -976  
14   Morgan Shepherd 2173   -1007  
15   J.D. McDuffie 2156   -1024  
16   Richard Childress 2144   -1036  
17   Tommy Gale 2098   -1082  
18   Tim Richmond 2077   -1103  
19   James Hylton 1959   -1221  
20   Cecil Gordon 1844   -1336