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1980 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 31
Sunday, November 2, 1980 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.216 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:19
Average speed: 131.19 mph
Pole speed: 165.62 mph
Cautions: 6 for 49 laps
Margin of victory: 2.01 sec
Attendance: 40000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32831600running269185
2 321   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury32812600running9175
3132   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet32714700running1170
41028   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Buick3277050running14165
51144   Terry Labonte Apache Stove   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3279850running4160
62590   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3269675running1155
72068   Lennie Pond Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Chevrolet3265000running0146
82725   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3237265running0142
9293   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3225995running10143
102440   Stan Barrett Needham-Reynolds   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3215885running0 
112867   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3204575running0130
122317   Roger Hamby Kings Inn / Busch   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3193655running0127
131773   Steve Moore Barnes Freight Lines   (Willard Moore)Chevrolet3181850running0124
143648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3173745running0121
151964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3133385running0118
163545   Charlie Chamblee Ryan Homes   (Baxter Price)Buick2982825running0 
173070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet2892615running0112
18 29   Bill Elliott Melling Timing Components   (George Elliott)Mercury2681700running0109
19405   Clay Young Baird & TrivetteOldsmobile2651150crash0 
203752   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet2642200hub0103
211543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet2567125engine1105
221671   Dave Marcis Hudson / Buck Stove   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2551965running2102
233375   Joe Millikan Rahmoc EnterprisesChevrolet224850cam199
24147   Lake Speed Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet2091905flywheel091
253419   Cecil Gordon Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1661860hub088
26 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade / DiGard   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet1475210overheating190
27214   Connie Saylor Mitco   (G.C. Spencer)Chevrolet1311750engine187
281896   Mike Miller Dairyland Transportation   (Mike Miller)Ford123740overheating079
29326   Tim Richmond UNO / Howard Johnson's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet110730clutch076
303946   Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises   (Travis Tiller)Oldsmobile104720radiator073
31 51   David Pearson Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile93700quit070
32 627   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet715140engine067
332277   John Anderson Warren Fabricating   (John Rebhan)Chevrolet521180oil line064
343839   Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Racing   (Blackie Wangerin)Mercury51670valve061
353179   Junior Miller Warren Racing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet501160engine058
36 947   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet171140crash055
37 412   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet17630crash052
38 115   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury167420crash1454
39 887   Gary Balough Tri-City Aluminum   (Billie Harvey)Chevrolet16610crash046
402680   John Callis Bo Laws Automotive   (John Callis)Ford15600engine0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Cecil Gordon24South Hill TexacoCecil GordonOldsmobile

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison133
  Neil Bonnett441
  Bobby Allison5128
  Darrell Waltrip13131
  Bobby Allison14163
  Buddy Baker17182
  Richard Petty19191
  Joe Millikan20201
  Connie Saylor21211
  Richard Childress223110
  Buddy Baker324110
  Cale Yarborough427332
  Dave Marcis74752
  Jody Ridley76761
  Buddy Baker77771
  Dale Earnhardt78781
  Cale Yarborough7913658
  Buddy Baker1371371
  Cale Yarborough13819760
  Terry Labonte1981981
  Cale Yarborough19921618
  Neil Bonnett2172226
  Cale Yarborough22326644
  Terry Labonte2672693
  Cale Yarborough27030940
  Neil Bonnett3103101
  Cale Yarborough3113111
  Neil Bonnett3123121
  Cale Yarborough31332816

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4501    
2   Cale Yarborough 4472   -29  
3   Richard Petty 4182   -319  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4141   -360  
5   Benny Parsons 4098   -403  
6   Jody Ridley 3863   -638  
7   Bobby Allison 3859   -642  
8   Harry Gant 3663   -838  
9   Richard Childress 3642   -859  
10   Terry Labonte 3624   -877  
11   Dave Marcis 3622   -879  
12   James Hylton 3358   -1143  
13   Buddy Arrington 3327   -1174  
14   Ronnie Thomas 3017   -1484  
15   Cecil Gordon 2881   -1620  
16   Jimmy Means 2877   -1624  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2847   -1654  
18   Tommy Gale 2770   -1731  
19   Neil Bonnett 2690   -1811  
20   Roger Hamby 2606   -1895