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1980 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 31
Sunday, May 4, 1980 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 2:56:00
Average speed: 170.481 mph
Pole speed: 197.704 mph
Cautions: 6 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: 3 feet
Attendance: 75000
Lead changes: 40

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 228   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile18832150running61185
2 42   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Oldsmobile18828700running55175
3 11   David Pearson Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile18823150running21170
4 768   Lennie Pond Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Oldsmobile18710500running1165
5 930   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile1869200running4160
6 311   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile18614300running32155
72066   Lake Speed Dozie & Company   (Lake Speed)Chevrolet1858075running2151
8 627   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile18511750running3147
9317   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile1848350running0138
101790   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1839165running0134
113214   Coo Coo Marlin Marlin Racing   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1814390running0130
12183   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1807775running2132
134248   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1786355running0124
143473   Steve Moore Tuesday's Tavern   (Willard Moore)Chevrolet1783760running0121
153582   Dick May Dick Brooks Honda   (Norman Negre)Dodge1783550running0 
164064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1765615running0115
172517   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1734885running0112
181267   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1666115running0109
192779   Frank Warren Fellowship Baptist Church   (Frank Warren)Dodge1584745running0106
204125   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Buick1564275running0103
21169   Bill Elliott Elliott Racing   (George Elliott)Mercury1543545ignition1105
22154   Gary Baker Waylon Jennings   (G.C. Spencer)Chevrolet1453440oil pump0 
233824   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1373675overheating094
242612   Buck Simmons Kencoal Mining   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile1272180running091
253702   Donnie Allison Halpern Enterprises   (Joel Halpern)Oldsmobile1272125oil pump088
263919   John Anderson Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick1202905engine085
27 521   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury993450engine587
282240   Dick Skillen Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick762785engine079
29 871   Dave Marcis Buck Stove   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile723720engine181
303374   Bobby Wawak The Protector   (Bobby Wawak)Dodge581585engine073
311043   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Oldsmobile578730engine070
321944   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile573560engine067
33366   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)Dodge541470engine064
341451   Don Whittington Sun Systems   (Don Whittington)Oldsmobile462435crash061
352375   Bill Elswick Performer Boats   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Oldsmobile431405engine058
362850   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile421375engine055
372447   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile361345engine052
383004   Phil Finney Asheville Savings Bank   (Phil Finney)Oldsmobile361315engine049
392989   Jim Vandiver Vandiver Racing   (O.L. Nixon)Oldsmobile331285ignition046
401115   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury286705clutch043
412170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Buick191755engine040
421388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Oldsmobile46955cam037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Kevin Housby8Taylor & Martin AuctioneersJames HyltonChevrolet
Nelson Oswald09Hagelin EnterprisesNelson OswaldBuick
Dick May99Hollar Auto PartsBill HollarChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
573   debris turn 3 
8136  
14185   debris turn 1 
193921  
40434   #71 accident 
44474  
48547   #75,51 accident turn 3 
55617  
62654   #74 engine turn 4 
667914  
80845   #40 start/finsh line 
85188104  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.9%             Average green flag run: 22.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker111
  Dale Earnhardt232
  Neil Bonnett474
  Buddy Baker8125
  Dale Earnhardt13131
  Dave Marcis14141
  Tighe Scott15184
  Dale Earnhardt19191
  Cale Yarborough20267
  Benny Parsons27271
  Dale Earnhardt28358
  Benny Parsons36361
  Cale Yarborough37393
  Lennie Pond40401
  Cale Yarborough41422
  Dale Earnhardt43453
  David Pearson466015
  Neil Bonnett61611
  Bill Elliott62621
  Lake Speed63642
  Dale Earnhardt65662
  David Pearson67671
  Cale Yarborough68725
  Dale Earnhardt73731
  Buddy Baker74796
  Richard Childress80812
  David Pearson82843
  Benny Parsons85851
  Buddy Baker869914
  David Pearson1001001
  Buddy Baker1011066
  Cale Yarborough1071082
  Dale Earnhardt1091146
  Cale Yarborough11512713
  Buddy Baker12815124
  Dale Earnhardt1521521
  Buddy Baker1531542
  David Pearson1551551
  Dale Earnhardt15618530
  Buddy Baker1861883

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1555    
2   Cale Yarborough 1407   -148  
3   Richard Petty 1387   -168  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1356   -199  
5   Bobby Allison 1314   -241  
6   Benny Parsons 1293   -262  
7   Jody Ridley 1274   -281  
8   Dave Marcis 1242   -313  
9   Harry Gant 1191   -364  
10   Richard Childress 1184   -371  
11   James Hylton 1106   -449  
12   Terry Labonte 1103   -452  
13   Buddy Arrington 1093   -462  
14   Dick Brooks 1040   -515  
15   Joe Millikan 1029   -526  
16   Ronnie Thomas 1028   -527  
17   J.D. McDuffie 950   -605  
18   Jimmy Means 939   -616  
19   Tommy Gale 894   -661  
20   Buddy Baker 798   -757