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1980 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 31
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 Cup results   /   1980 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet11924700running56185
2 52   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet11919400running0170
3 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet11915100running13170
4 972   Joe Millikan DeWitt Trucking   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet11910200running0160
51073   Bill Schmitt Shasta County Bank   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1197455running0155
6133   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1185280running0150
71544   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1184810running0146
82840   Bill Whittington Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1174400running0 
92655   Don Whittington Warner / Curb   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet1172300running0 
101425   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1164190running0134
11228   James Hylton G.W. Dickinson   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1153720running0130
122075   Harry Gant Rahmoc EnterprisesOldsmobile1151800running0127
133445   Roy Smith Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet1141700running0124
141667   Buddy Arrington Switzer Construction   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1143260running0121
151770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1133050running0118
163590   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1133340running0115
17 671   Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1122630running9117
18 415   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford1095750engine0109
192413   Don Puskarich Matt PuskarichChevrolet1091250running0106
203119   Vince Giamformaggio Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1092260running0103
213752   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1082185running0100
22117   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet1042150sway bar097
23 211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1035530engine4199
242178   Jim Robinson San-Val Supply   (A.J. Kurten)Chevrolet1031580running091
252337   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet881005running088
261293   Hershel McGriff Bigelow Paint   (Robert Palmer)Dodge82955engine085
273657   Steve Pfeifer Don GuyChevrolet82905running082
28 748   Dan Gurney Lubri-Lon / Theodore Racing   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet791105transmission0 
293224   Lake Speed Reliable RV   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile791305engine076
302518   Randy Ogden Jack OgdenChevrolet73755engine073
311881   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet72700transmission070
323079   Dick May Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge711150oil pump067
33 827   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet525050transmission064
342721   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury351050oil line061
352908   Rick McCray Rick McCrayBuick34500engine058
361947   Chuck Bown J & S TruckingChevrolet30500engine055
373397   Bill Osborne Ivan BaldwinChevrolet20500rear end052

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   Darrell Waltrip 185    
2   Dale Earnhardt 170   -15  
2   Richard Petty 170   -15  
4   Joe Millikan 160   -25  
5   Bill Schmitt 155   -30  
6   Richard Childress 150   -35  
7   Terry Labonte 146   -39  
8   Ronnie Thomas 134   -51  
9   James Hylton 130   -55  
10   Harry Gant 127   -58  
11   Roy Smith 124   -61  
12   Buddy Arrington 121   -64  
13   J.D. McDuffie 118   -67  
14   Dave Marcis 117   -68  
15   Jody Ridley 115   -70  
16   Bobby Allison 109   -76  
17   Don Puskarich 106   -79  
18   Vince Giamformaggio 103   -82  
19   Jimmy Means 100   -85  
20   Cale Yarborough 99   -86