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1980 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 1 of 11
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, January 13, 1980 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.780 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:58
Average speed: 94.974 mph
Pole speed: 113.404 mph
Cautions: 2 for 30 laps
Margin of victory: 2.97 sec
Attendance: 22000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 188   Darrell Waltrip   (Cup)Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet11924700running560
2 52   Dale Earnhardt   (Cup)Rod OsterlundChevrolet11919400running00
3 343   Richard Petty   (Cup)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet11915100running130
4 972   Joe Millikan   (Cup)DeWitt Trucking   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet11910200running00
51073   Bill Schmitt Shasta County Bank   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1197455running050
6133   Richard Childress   (Cup)CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1185280running00
71544   Terry Labonte   (Cup)Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1184810running00
82840   Bill Whittington Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1174400running00
92655   Don Whittington Warner / Curb   (DiGard)Chevrolet1172300running00
101425   Ronnie Thomas   (Cup)Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1164190running00
11228   James Hylton   (Cup)G.W. Dickinson   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1153720running00
122075   Harry Gant   (Cup)RahMoc EnterprisesOldsmobile1151800running00
133445   Roy Smith Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet1141700running049
141667   Buddy Arrington   (Cup)Switzer Construction   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1143260running00
151770   J.D. McDuffie   (Cup)Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1133050running00
163590   Jody Ridley   (Cup)Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1133340running00
17 671   Dave Marcis   (Cup)Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1122630running90
18 415   Bobby Allison   (Cup)Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford1095750engine00
192413   Don Puskarich Matt PuskarichChevrolet1091250running048
203119   Vince Giamformaggio Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1092260running047
213752   Jimmy Means   (Cup)Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1082185running00
22117   Dick Brooks   (Cup)Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet1042150sway bar00
23 211   Cale Yarborough   (Cup)Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1035530engine410
242178   Jim Robinson San-Val Supply   (A.J. Kurten)Chevrolet1031580running046
252337   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet881005running045
261293   Hershel McGriff Bigelow Paint   (Robert Palmer)Dodge82955engine044
273657   Steve Pfeifer Don GuyChevrolet82905running043
28 748   Dan Gurney   (Cup)Lubri-Lon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet791105transmission00
293224   Lake Speed   (Cup)Reliable RV   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile791305engine00
302518   Randy Ogden   (Cup)Jack OgdenChevrolet73755engine00
311881   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet72700transmission042
323079   Dick May   (Cup)Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge711150oil pump00
33 827   Benny Parsons   (Cup)Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet525050transmission00
342721   Neil Bonnett   (Cup)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury351050oil line00
352908   Rick McCray Rick McCrayBuick34500engine041
361947   Chuck Bown   (Cup)J & S TruckingChevrolet30500engine00
373397   Bill Osborne Ivan BaldwinChevrolet20500rear end040

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
38Gary Matthews91BrusuelasIvan BaldwinChevrolet
39Dick Whalen6GR MetalsBetty WhalenChevrolet
40Gene Thonesen77Thonesen RacingGene ThonesenChevrolet
41St. James Davis22LaDonna DavisDodge
WDTim Williamson5Jerry CrackerOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626   rain 
278155  
82854   #24 off course 
8611934  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.2%             Average green flag run: 44.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip13535
  Cale Yarborough365621
  Dave Marcis57659
  Richard Petty667813
  Cale Yarborough799820
  Darrell Waltrip9911921

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 50    
2   Roy Smith 49   -1  
3   Don Puskarich 48   -2  
4   Vince Giamformaggio 47   -3  
5   Jim Robinson 46   -4  
6   Chuck Wahl 45   -5  
7   Hershel McGriff 44   -6  
8   Steve Pfeifer 43   -7  
9   John Borneman 42   -8  
10   Rick McCray 41   -9  
11   Bill Osborne 40   -10