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1981 Old Dominion 500 qualifying results


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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 0.525 mile paved track (262.500 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: 37000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Darrell Waltrip11Buick21.233   89.014  
2   Ricky Rudd88Chevrolet21.305   88.713  
3   Harry Gant33Buick21.309   88.693  
4   Benny Parsons15Ford21.349   88.527  
5   Mark Martin02Pontiac21.386   88.374  
6   Joe Millikan5Pontiac21.405   88.295  
7   Dale Earnhardt3Pontiac21.407   88.287  
8   Bobby Allison28Buick21.418   88.242  
9   Joe Ruttman2Buick21.454   88.094  
10   Neil Bonnett21Ford21.460   88.069  
11   Terry Labonte44Buick20.988   90.052  
12   Geoffrey Bodine01Buick21.179   89.241  
13   Tim Richmond37Buick21.200   89.152  
14   Morgan Shepherd98Pontiac21.321   88.643  
15   Tommy Ellis55Chevrolet21.332   88.597  
16   Richard Petty43Buick21.354   88.506  
17   Gary Balough75Buick21.412   88.266  
18   Buddy Baker12Buick21.454   88.094  
19   Jody Ridley90Ford21.467   88.040  
20   Lennie Pond68Buick21.486   87.963  
21   Ron Bouchard47Buick21.490   87.946  
22   Kyle Petty42Buick21.519   87.828  
23   Dave Marcis71Chevrolet21.534   87.767  
24   Tommy Houston17Chevrolet21.592   87.531  
25   Jimmy Hensley24Buick21.595   87.519  
26   Buddy Arrington67Dodge21.627   87.390  
27   Lake Speed66Buick21.632   87.370  
28   Tommy Gale64Ford21.667   87.229  
29   Jimmy Means52Buick21.848   86.507  
30   Ronnie Thomas25Pontiac21.936   86.160  
31   Bob McElwee99Buick22.053   85.703  
32   Eddie Falk09PontiacDNQ
33   Wayne Morgan80FordDNQ
34   Joe Fields92BuickDNQ

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:   Eddie Falk (#09), Wayne Morgan (#80), Joe Fields (#92), Gary Balough (#75-WD)