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1980 Northwestern Bank 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 31
Sunday, April 20, 1980 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
400 laps on a .625 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:04
Average Speed: 95.501 mph
Pole Speed: 113.797 mph
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lp 5 sec
Attendance: 23,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 115   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford39913,675running26170
282919   John Anderson Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet149820engine0 
132467   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3842,490running0124
27 97   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet1531,200rear end082
11153   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3882,590running0130
6 42   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet3956,525running0150
242575   Bill Elswick RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet211595oil line091
292664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford115760oil pressure076
2 547   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3999,160running0170
251917   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1791,245engine088
311395   Tommy Houston Carpenter Designs   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet9550oil leak070
171748   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3762,100running0112
91453   Slick Johnson Johnson Racing   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet3911,300running0138
222744   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3251,765crash097
211671   Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3341,915running0100
152299   Dick May Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet378950running0 
301270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet88750cam073
182007   Jeff McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Buick365775running0109
142152   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3822,310running0121
10 872   Joe Millikan DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet3904,675running0134
202320   Rick Newsom Louise Smith   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet354750running0103
5 627   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet3975,925running37160
81842   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3921,450running0142
1 743   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet40018,925running327185
193045   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet363750running0106
73190   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3933,910running0146
231125   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet2691,580crash094
261040   D.K. Ulrich Mastin Pool Company   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1721,310engine085
12 288   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3874,625running10132
162874   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet377875running0115
4 311   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet3978,475running0160

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1132132  
13314715   #71,72 accident turn 4 
14821669  
2172215   #42 accident turn 4 
22227756  
2782825   #42,25 accident turns 1/4 
28331533  
3163183   #2 spun turn 4 
31937052  
3713744   #42,72,44 accident backstretch 
37540026  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 61.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11010
  Bobby Allison113626
  Richard Petty37147111
  Benny Parsons14818134
  Richard Petty1821821
  Benny Parsons1831831
  Richard Petty184371188
  Benny Parsons3723732
  Richard Petty37440027

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1256    
2   Bobby Allison 1183   -73  
3   Richard Petty 1147   -109  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1134   -122  
5   Cale Yarborough 1087   -169  
6   Harry Gant 1039   -217  
7   Dave Marcis 1019   -237  
8   Jody Ridley 994   -262  
9   Benny Parsons 971   -285  
10   Terry Labonte 942   -314  
11   Richard Childress 922   -334  
12   Joe Millikan 874   -382  
13   James Hylton 873   -383  
14   Buddy Arrington 850   -406  
15   J.D. McDuffie 837   -419  
16   Ronnie Thomas 828   -428  
17   Dick Brooks 817   -439  
18   Jimmy Means 812   -444  
19   Tommy Gale 703   -553  
20   Slick Johnson 639   -617