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1980 Carolina 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 31
Sunday, March 9, 1980 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:36:06
Average Speed: 108.735 mph
Pole Speed: 139.905 mph
Cautions: 12 for 93 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 sec
Attendance: 44,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
15 328   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet4582,070crash111123
21 527   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet4116,020crash0100
242433   John Anderson Draime Race Engines   (Phil Howard)Chevrolet353750crash091
292090   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford2562,125crash076
332924   Cecil Gordon Cecil GordonOldsmobile731,085crash064
341718   Randy Ogden Jack OgdenChevrolet49580crash061
353492   Bill Osborne Bill OsborneChevrolet22575crash058
252767   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3461,770engine088
263164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3321,725engine085
272545   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Oldsmobile326675engine082
28 272   Joe Millikan Hayes Jewelers   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile2595,350engine384
301453   Slick Johnson J.D. JohnsonChevrolet205600engine073
313242   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet125595engine070
321070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1121,090engine067
363676   Mike Potter Mike PotterChevrolet21570engine055
372630   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick10570engine052
383529   Junior Miller Pleasure Island   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet10570engine049
221312   Buck Simmons Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet411800overheating097
12111   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile49219,280running256185
2 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet49218,720running39175
3 72   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet49114,420running6170
4 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet49111,270running77165
5121   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet4916,750running0155
6 621   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury4903,770running0150
7 415   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford4897,320running0146
82347   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet4884,625running0142
9 871   Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4864,630running0138
101644   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4834,370running0134
112825   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4763,960running0130
121140   Ricky Rudd Al Rudd Auto Parts   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4723,640running0127
131848   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4693,360running0124
14193   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4623,120running0121
173774   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet4531,220running0112
183317   Roger Hamby Kings Inn   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4401,900running0109
193879   Dick May Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge4312,085running0106
203052   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4222,005running0103
232275   Bill Elswick RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet4031,325running094
16157   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet4552,760rear end0115

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
15757  
586710   #92,18 accident 
68681  
69757   fluid on track 
7613055  
1311377   #42 blown engine 
1381414  
1421454   oil on track 
14619853  
1992079   #75 accident 
20823427  
2352395   #3 accident 
24025112  
2522554   #44 accident 
2562605  
26127414   #72 accident 
27536490  
3653728   #67,33 accident 
37340331  
4044096   debris 
4104156  
41642510   #27 accident 
42646035  
4614699   #28 accident 
47049223  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.9%             Average green flag run: 30.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip15858
  Joe Millikan59591
  Darrell Waltrip607819
  Richard Petty79791
  Buddy Baker8013152
  Joe Millikan1321321
  Richard Petty1331408
  Buddy Baker14119959
  Dale Earnhardt2002001
  Richard Petty2012099
  Cale Yarborough21023526
  Dale Earnhardt2362405
  Cale Yarborough24125212
  Joe Millikan2532531
  Cale Yarborough25435299
  Richard Petty35336513
  Cale Yarborough3663661
  Richard Petty3673748
  Cale Yarborough375492118

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 660    
2   Richard Petty 608   -52  
3   Bobby Allison 605   -55  
4   Darrell Waltrip 578   -82  
5   Terry Labonte 521   -139  
6   Dave Marcis 517   -143  
7   Richard Childress 492   -168  
8   James Hylton 485   -175  
9   Cale Yarborough 483   -177  
10   Harry Gant 438   -222  
11   Jody Ridley 434   -226  
12   Ronnie Thomas 425   -235  
13   J.D. McDuffie 405   -255  
14   Buddy Arrington 399   -261  
15   Benny Parsons 398   -262  
16   Jimmy Means 394   -266  
17   Joe Millikan 392   -268  
18   Neil Bonnett 381   -279  
19   Dick Brooks 343   -317  
20   Buddy Baker 308   -352