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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 21 of 31
Sunday, August 17, 1980 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:45:07
Average speed: 145.352 mph
Pole speed: 162.693 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: 2.3 sec
Attendance: 50000
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20019700running41180
2 321   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury20012875running0170
32112   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet2009050running4170
41102   Darrell Waltrip Halpern Enterprises   (Joel Halpern)Chevrolet2006050running67170
51243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet20011075running4160
6 128   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet2005600running0150
7 415   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury1997675running27151
81027   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet1997250running54147
9 59   Bill Elliott Jackson Special   (George Elliott)Mercury1994900running1143
101677   Kenny Hemphill Warren Fabricating   (John Rebhan)Chevrolet1992650running0134
11 944   Terry Labonte Apache Stove   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1985475running0130
122042   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet1982700running0127
132367   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1964590running0124
142752   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1954170running0121
152840   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1953975running0118
161366   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Chevrolet1941480running0115
172287   Billie Harvey Del Ray Marine Supply   (Billie Harvey)Chevrolet1941270running0 
18 690   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1943490running0109
193019   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1943330running0 
203770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1933085running0103
211924   Cecil Gordon South Hill Texaco   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1932790running0100
221864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1902545running097
233665   Bruce Jacobi United Medical Supply   (Ron Spohn)Ford189985running094
243385   Wayne Watercutter Ward Racing EnterprisesOldsmobile183925running091
252648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1822265running088
261571   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1821975engine190
27173   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1801940running082
283541   Stuart Huffman Bluegrass ExpressBuick177800running079
292425   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Buick1721865running076
302917   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet150765engine073
313179   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)Dodge1501810running070
323461   Baxter Price Duro-Bond   (Jim Norris)Oldsmobile125740running067
333274   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Buick114730ignition064
34257   Ricky Rudd Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet881220transmission061
35 82   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet796410engine163
361475   John Anderson Rahmoc EnterprisesChevrolet12700oil pump055
37 747   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet41200engine052

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDDarrell Waltrip88GatoradeDiGard RacingChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough111
  Bobby Allison254
  Cale Yarborough661
  Bobby Allison7104
  Dale Earnhardt11111
  Darrell Waltrip12198
  Dave Marcis20201
  Darrell Waltrip213010
  Richard Petty31322
  Darrell Waltrip334614
  Cale Yarborough476115
  Bobby Allison62632
  Cale Yarborough64652
  Benny Parsons668015
  Darrell Waltrip81811
  Donnie Allison82821
  Benny Parsons83864
  Bobby Allison87871
  Cale Yarborough88925
  Bobby Allison931008
  Donnie Allison1011011
  Bill Elliott1021021
  Donnie Allison1031031
  Bobby Allison1041118
  Cale Yarborough1121165
  Benny Parsons11715135
  Richard Petty1521521
  Darrell Waltrip15318634
  Richard Petty1871871
  Donnie Allison1881881
  Cale Yarborough18920012

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3135    
2   Cale Yarborough 3102   -33  
3   Richard Petty 3032   -103  
4   Benny Parsons 2934   -201  
5   Darrell Waltrip 2879   -256  
6   Bobby Allison 2779   -356  
7   Jody Ridley 2642   -493  
8   Richard Childress 2562   -573  
9   Harry Gant 2503   -632  
10   Terry Labonte 2437   -698  
11   Dave Marcis 2368   -767  
12   James Hylton 2317   -818  
13   Buddy Arrington 2253   -882  
14   Ronnie Thomas 2140   -995  
15   Jimmy Means 2032   -1103  
16   J.D. McDuffie 1992   -1143  
17   Neil Bonnett 1923   -1212  
18   Cecil Gordon 1900   -1235  
19   Tommy Gale 1864   -1271  
20   Buddy Baker 1746   -1389