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1981 CRC Chemicals 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 31
Sunday, September 20, 1981 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:10:00
Average Speed: 119.561 mph
Pole Speed: 136.757 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 15 sc
Attendance: 38,000
Lead changes: 17

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)Chevrolet49511,375running55160
2 211   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick49916,025running1175
1 321   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford50019,000running185185
17 475   Gary Balough RahMoc EnterprisesBuick4873,145running0112
6 52   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac4958,225running1155
13 627   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick4922,210running0124
7 742   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4954,685running0146
34 815   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford315,960overheating061
3 928   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick49913,000running74170
291044   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick2306,025crash381
101143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4947,575running2139
81271   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4955,065running1147
21135   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4745,850running0100
231433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac4371,895engine17899
91537   Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick4942,350running0138
111690   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4935,180running0130
41747   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick4959,060running0160
121824   Morgan Shepherd Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick4924,110running0127
141967   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4903,720running0121
192052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4812,730running0106
162168   Lennie Pond J.D. Stacy   (Lennie Pond)Buick4901,350running0115
15223   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac4905,275running0118
242364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4042,050running091
272466   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Buick2881,275engine082
182599   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4822,950running0109
282670   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2561,250engine079
202725   Ronnie Thomas Drummond Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4792,400running0103
332860   Bob Riley Snellman Brothers Construction   (Joe May)Pontiac49520engine064
222917   Lowell Cowell Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4682,230running097
263020   Cecil Gordon Superior Piping   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet296650rear end085
303197   Bob Schacht Test Tube   (Bob Schacht)Oldsmobile219550cylinder073
253240   Dick May Price Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick311675alternator088
323348   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1231,180engine067
313463   Jocko Maggiacomo Shaw Motors   (Jocko Maggiacomo)Oldsmobile189540push rod070

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd15454
  Richard Petty55551
  Bobby Allison56605
  Ricky Rudd61611
  Bobby Allison6212261
  Dave Marcis1231231
  Bobby Allison1241318
  Neil Bonnett13214110
  Richard Petty1421421
  Darrell Waltrip1431431
  Terry Labonte1441463
  Neil Bonnett14723488
  Joe Ruttman2352351
  Neil Bonnett23624813
  Harry Gant249408160
  Neil Bonnett40941911
  Harry Gant42043718
  Neil Bonnett43850063

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3820    
2   Bobby Allison 3818   -2  
3   Harry Gant 3477   -343  
4   Ricky Rudd 3385   -435  
5   Terry Labonte 3275   -545  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3246   -574  
7   Jody Ridley 3196   -624  
8   Richard Petty 3190   -630  
9   Benny Parsons 2944   -876  
10   Dave Marcis 2917   -903  
11   Kyle Petty 2761   -1059  
12   Buddy Arrington 2662   -1158  
13   Morgan Shepherd 2602   -1218  
14   Jimmy Means 2601   -1219  
15   Tim Richmond 2575   -1245  
16   Tommy Gale 2495   -1325  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2459   -1361  
18   James Hylton 2335   -1485  
19   Lake Speed 2274   -1546  
20   Richard Childress 2144   -1676