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1981 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 31
Sunday, September 27, 1981 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:57
Average Speed: 70.089 mph
Pole Speed: 89.014 mph
Cautions: 11 for 72 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.8 sec
Attendance: 37,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 111   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick50029,275running149180
62047   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick4945,920running0150
72424   Jimmy Hensley Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick4874,650running0146
91144   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick4815,850running0138
10 828   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick4796,000running21139
163099   Bob McElee Alva Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4142,180running0115
17 92   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick3755,225transmission0112
181643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick3575,200engine0109
192142   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick3281,995rear end0106
201337   Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick3051,300engine14108
222666   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Buick2231,880engine097
231201   Geoffrey Bodine Zervakis Racing   (Emanuel Zervakis)Buick204670rear end399
251968   Lennie Pond J.D. Stacy   (Lennie Pond)Buick187650rear end088
291712   Buddy Baker Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Buick43610crash076
8 288   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4867,950running1147
122317   Tommy Houston Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4693,170running0127
142271   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4392,800transmission1126
301555   Tommy Ellis Industrial Boiler   (Tommy Ellis)Chevrolet14600crash073
112567   Buddy Arrington Kyle Petty's Boot Barn   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4773,340running0130
41021   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford4974,500running0160
132764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4582,960running0124
211890   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2872,890engine0100
24 415   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford1985,610valve091
2 333   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac50018,570running253180
3 502   Mark Martin Ams Oil   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac4977,525running40170
5 65   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4977,425running0155
152852   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4372,640running0118
26 73   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac1482,690engine085
272925   Ronnie Thomas Five Zeros   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac1151,180engine082
281498   Morgan Shepherd Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac63870crash1884

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip14545
  Morgan Shepherd466318
  Geoffrey Bodine64663
  Bobby Allison678721
  Harry Gant8812033
  Tim Richmond1211299
  Harry Gant13014314
  Tim Richmond1441485
  Mark Martin14918840
  Harry Gant18923143
  Ricky Rudd2322321
  Darrell Waltrip23330068
  Dave Marcis3013011
  Harry Gant302464163
  Darrell Waltrip46550036

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4000    
2   Bobby Allison 3957   -43  
3   Harry Gant 3657   -343  
4   Ricky Rudd 3532   -468  
5   Terry Labonte 3413   -587  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3331   -669  
7   Richard Petty 3299   -701  
8   Jody Ridley 3296   -704  
9   Dave Marcis 3043   -957  
10   Benny Parsons 3035   -965  
11   Kyle Petty 2867   -1133  
12   Buddy Arrington 2792   -1208  
13   Jimmy Means 2719   -1281  
14   Morgan Shepherd 2686   -1314  
15   Tim Richmond 2683   -1317  
16   Tommy Gale 2619   -1381  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2459   -1541  
18   Lake Speed 2371   -1629  
19   James Hylton 2335   -1665  
20   Richard Childress 2144   -1856