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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 31
Sunday, February 17, 1980 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:55
Average speed: 177.602 mph
Pole speed: 194.009 mph
Cautions: 5 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 125000
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 128   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile200102175running143185
2 915   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury20054450running9175
3 321   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury19951100engine8170
4322   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Oldsmobile19936350running10165
51427   Benny Parsons Melling Pumper   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile19732375running0155
61744   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile19726475running0150
7 21   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile19535160running2151
83614   Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet19417810running0142
91275   Lennie Pond Burger King   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick19418000running0138
102790   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury19420305running0134
111882   Janet Guthrie Texaco Star   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet19313925running0130
12249   Bill Elliott Knutsons RV   (George Elliott)Mercury19212390running0127
13223   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile19013540running0124
143953   Slick Johnson J.D. JohnsonChevrolet1899055running0121
152652   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Buick18811310running0118
162317   Don Whittington Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1879510running0115
172874   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (Bobby Wawak)Buick1867920running0 
18 633   John Anderson Draime Race Engines   (Russ Draime)Oldsmobile1839135vibration0109
19 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile18317150running24111
202964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1767340running0103
211924   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1766425running0100
221371   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1746285running097
232073   Bill Schmitt Olympus Mahogany Hot Tubs   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1725120engine094
243805   Bill Elswick Rahmoc EnterprisesOldsmobile1613515engine091
25 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Oldsmobile15715100clutch493
263748   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1554155running085
272519   J.D. McDuffie Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick1504290engine082
283400   John Utsman Kingsport Speedway   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1492695running079
293325   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Buick1343080engine076
30218   Kevin Housby Taylor & Martin / Marina Inn   (Jack Housby)Oldsmobile803150engine073
311151   A.J. Foyt Valvoline / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile693575quit070
324240   Bill Whittington Jim Morrison   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick662985engine067
333550   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile571725engine064
34 872   Joe Millikan Hayes Jewelers   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile528800engine061
351568   Chuck Bown Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Oldsmobile503350clutch058
36417   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile443080axle055
374089   Jim Vandiver O.L. NixonOldsmobile382215transmission052
383079   Jim Hurlbert Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge332950clutch049
391630   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick242900engine046
40 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Oldsmobile208750engine043
413167   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge172230engine040
421047   Harry Gant Western Steer / Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile153025engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gary Baker4Waylon JenningsG.C. SpencerOldsmobile
Phil Finney04Finney RacingPhil FinneyOldsmobile
Sterling Marlin5The 5 RacersJim StacyOldsmobile
Frank Freda08Dotti'sDodge
Buck Simmons12Kencoal MiningKennie ChildersOldsmobile
Rick Newsom20Louise SmithRick NewsomOldsmobile
Jim Hurtubise29MillerChevrolet
Ricky Knotts31Knotts RacingRichard A. KnottsOldsmobile
Steve Peles34Peles RacingSteve PelesOldsmobile
Ricky Otts38Otts RacingBuster OttsBuick
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinMercury
Kyle Petty42STPPetty EnterprisesDodge
Baxter Price45Iron PeddlersBaxter PriceOldsmobile
Bill Green49Parker RacingOldsmobile
Don Whittington55DiGard RacingDiGardChevrolet
Dick May57McClure Motor Co. Troy, PAAlfred McClureFord
Bob Riley60Joe MayChevrolet
Bub Strickler61Duro-BondJim NorrisOldsmobile
Jocko Maggiacomo63Jocko's RacingJocko MaggiacomoOldsmobile
Ralph Jones65Spohn's Body ShopRon SpohnFord
Lake Speed66Speed RacingLake SpeedChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Bailey ExcavatingJ.D. McDuffieBuick
Bob Switzer77Arrington RacingBuddy ArringtonDodge
Terry Ryan81WAM RacingBill MonaghanOldsmobile
Jerry Hansen83Oldsmobile
Wayne Watercutter85Ward Racing EnterprisesOldsmobile
DCCoo Coo Marlin14Cunningham-KelleyH.B. CunninghamChevrolet
DCRoger Hamby17Kings Inn DaytonaHamby AutomotiveChevrolet
DCBill Dennis19Belden AsphaltHenley GrayBuick
DCFrank Warren79Native TanFrank WarrenDodge
WDRandy Ogden18Jack OgdenChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13737  
38414   #8,68 spun turn 2 
42421  
43453   #89 stalled turn 1 
46472  
48503   #7 brushed wall 
5110858  
1091124   #71,11 accident turn 4 
11319886  
1992002   #00 engine frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 36.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Donnie Allison122
  Buddy Baker31311
  Neil Bonnett14141
  Buddy Baker153319
  Cale Yarborough34352
  Richard Petty36383
  Buddy Baker39479
  Neil Bonnett48514
  Richard Petty52521
  Neil Bonnett53531
  Buddy Baker54563
  Cale Yarborough57571
  Neil Bonnett58592
  Dale Earnhardt60601
  Cale Yarborough61677
  Dale Earnhardt68692
  Cale Yarborough708314
  Dale Earnhardt84841
  Bobby Allison85873
  Buddy Baker8810821
  Dale Earnhardt1091091
  Bobby Allison1101101
  Buddy Baker11114535
  Dale Earnhardt1461461
  Bobby Allison1471515
  Dale Earnhardt1521543
  Buddy Baker15818023
  Dale Earnhardt1811811
  Buddy Baker18220019

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 335    
2   Terry Labonte 296   -39  
3   Bobby Allison 284   -51  
4   Richard Childress 274   -61  
5   Richard Petty 263   -72  
6   Bill Schmitt 249   -86  
6   Jody Ridley 249   -86  
8   Neil Bonnett 231   -104  
9   Darrell Waltrip 228   -107  
10   Joe Millikan 221   -114  
11   Benny Parsons 219   -116  
12   Jimmy Means 218   -117  
13   James Hylton 215   -120  
14   Dave Marcis 214   -121  
15   Ronnie Thomas 210   -125  
15   Cale Yarborough 210   -125  
17   J.D. McDuffie 200   -135  
18   Buddy Baker 185   -150  
19   Harry Gant 164   -171  
20   Buddy Arrington 161   -174