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1981 Busch Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 31
Saturday, July 11, 1981 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:47
Average Speed: 90.052 mph
Pole Speed: 104.353 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
271037   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick220475ignition082
21228   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick42010,975running70175
281667   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge93720engine079
17253   Richard Childress Childress Racing   (Richard Childress)Pontiac4012,075running0112
7 72   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac4187,375running0146
212364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3971,490running0100
8 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac4171,325running0142
292994   Cecil Gordon Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick2455rear end076
191917   Tommy Houston Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4001,755running0106
162748   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac4012,160running0115
51144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick4186,300running0155
251471   Dave Marcis Bowlin Coal   (Norman Negre)Chrysler292745distributor193
262699   Sterling Marlin Coors   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick244730engine085
11 102   Mark Martin Ams Oil / Prototype   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac4152,025running36135
202170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4001,720running0103
151552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick4062,270running0118
242218   Randy Ogden Piedmont Airlines   (Jack Ogden)Oldsmobile318510running091
3 315   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford4208,750running10170
61342   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4183,195running0150
9 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4175,675running0138
12 675   Tim Richmond UNO / Rahmoc Enterprises   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4133,450running0127
102090   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4164,445running0134
4 288   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4197,450running0160
303008   Don Satterfield Satterfield Racing   (Don Satterfield)Chevrolet1450brakes073
13 55   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4135,025running0124
221866   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3741,380alternator097
182824   Steve Spencer Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Buick4001,890running0109
142425   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4062,390running0121
231740   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick331520running094
1 411   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick42015,700running303185

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin13636
  Darrell Waltrip37158122
  Dave Marcis1591591
  Benny Parsons1601689
  Darrell Waltrip16918517
  Bobby Allison18622439
  Darrell Waltrip2252251
  Bobby Allison2262338
  Darrell Waltrip23428350
  Bobby Allison28429714
  Benny Parsons2982981
  Bobby Allison2993013
  Darrell Waltrip30234847
  Bobby Allison3493546
  Darrell Waltrip35542066

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2771    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2575   -196  
3   Harry Gant 2452   -319  
4   Ricky Rudd 2420   -351  
5   Dale Earnhardt 2392   -379  
6   Richard Petty 2344   -427  
7   Jody Ridley 2306   -465  
8   Terry Labonte 2279   -492  
9   Benny Parsons 2123   -648  
10   Buddy Arrington 2018   -753  
11   Dave Marcis 2018   -753  
12   Kyle Petty 1984   -787  
13   Morgan Shepherd 1981   -790  
14   Richard Childress 1965   -806  
15   J.D. McDuffie 1932   -839  
16   Jimmy Means 1895   -876  
17   Tommy Gale 1814   -957  
18   Tim Richmond 1805   -966  
19   James Hylton 1729   -1042  
20   Cecil Gordon 1541   -1230