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1980 Atlanta 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 31
Sunday, March 16, 1980 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:32
Average speed: 134.808 mph
Pole speed: 166.212 mph
Cautions: 7 for 45 laps
Margin of victory: 9.55 sec
Attendance: 62500
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1312   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet32836200running50180
2 716   Rusty Wallace Roger PenskeChevrolet32814250running0170
3 915   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford32816250running32170
4 671   Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile32713600running4165
5247   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet3259490running0155
61590   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury3258390running0150
7 128   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile3256695running2151
8 311   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32418145running183152
93270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3245580running0138
102753   Slick Johnson J.D. JohnsonChevrolet3203285running0134
112566   Lake Speed Lake SpeedChevrolet3202445running0130
123052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet3204605running0127
13283   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile3184360running0124
143842   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3172060running0121
151344   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3163940running7123
161647   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3132955running0115
17218   Kevin Housby Taylor & Martin   (Jack Housby)Oldsmobile3111665running0112
181964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3033125running0109
193667   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3032920running0106
204079   Frank Warren Frank WarrenDodge3022700running0103
213945   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Oldsmobile2611245running0100
222625   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet2532310engine097
231875   Lennie Pond Rahmoc EnterprisesChevrolet2441195engine094
244124   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile2402250engine091
253365   Ralph Jones Spohn's Body Shop   (Ron Spohn)Ford2131145engine088
26 41   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet2082375rear end3390
272950   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile2041040engine082
281188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet1925465oil seal784
29239   Bill Elliott Evans Toyota-GMC   (George Elliott)Mercury181990engine181
301227   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet1625415clutch073
31 540   Ricky Rudd Howard Johnson's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1471420crash675
321430   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick130910axle067
33 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet1177100engine369
342217   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet99890engine061
353574   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (Joe Booher)Buick81880crash058
363720   Rick Newsom Louise Smith   (Rick Newsom)Oldsmobile78850crash055
372072   Joe Millikan L.G. DeWittChevrolet725290engine052
381051   Don Whittington Road Atlanta   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile61830crash049
393448   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet461320engine046
401712   Buck Simmons Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet30810engine043
41 221   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury301310rear end040

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13434  
35384   #12 oil backstretch 
396527  
66749   #51 accident turn 4 
758511  
869510   #20,64,74 accident turn 4 
9613742  
1381447   #30 accident turn 4 
1451506  
1511544   #40 accident turn 3 
1551606  
1611633   #52 spun turn 2 
16420138  
2022076   #1,44 accident turn 4 
208328121  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.1%             Average green flag run: 35.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker122
  Cale Yarborough33331
  Dave Marcis34341
  Richard Petty35351
  Bobby Allison36383
  Darrell Waltrip39413
  Dale Earnhardt425110
  Cale Yarborough526615
  Dave Marcis67671
  Bill Elliott68681
  Cale Yarborough698618
  Richard Petty87882
  Ricky Rudd89946
  Cale Yarborough9513844
  Terry Labonte1391391
  Dave Marcis1401412
  Cale Yarborough14215110
  Terry Labonte1521543
  Dale Earnhardt1551617
  Terry Labonte1621643
  Darrell Waltrip1651684
  Donnie Allison16920032
  Dale Earnhardt2012022
  Donnie Allison2032031
  Cale Yarborough20426865
  Dale Earnhardt2692702
  Bobby Allison27129929
  Dale Earnhardt30032829

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 840    
2   Bobby Allison 775   -65  
3   Dave Marcis 682   -158  
4   Richard Petty 677   -163  
5   Darrell Waltrip 662   -178  
6   Terry Labonte 644   -196  
7   Cale Yarborough 635   -205  
8   Richard Childress 616   -224  
9   Jody Ridley 584   -256  
10   Harry Gant 553   -287  
11   J.D. McDuffie 543   -297  
12   James Hylton 531   -309  
13   Ronnie Thomas 522   -318  
14   Jimmy Means 521   -319  
15   Buddy Arrington 505   -335  
16   Dick Brooks 498   -342  
17   Benny Parsons 471   -369  
18   Buddy Baker 459   -381  
19   Joe Millikan 444   -396  
20   Neil Bonnett 421   -419