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1981 Busch Nashville 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 31
Saturday, July 11, 1981 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a 0.596 mile paved track (250.320 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:47
Average speed: 90.052 mph
Pole speed: 104.353 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: 3 cl
Attendance: 17000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 411   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick42015700running303185
21228   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick42010975running70175
3 315   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford4208750running10170
4 288   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet4197450running0160
51144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick4186300running0155
61342   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4183195running0150
7 72   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac4187375running0146
8 833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac4171325running0142
9 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4175675running0138
102090   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4164445running0134
11 102   Mark Martin Ams Oil / Prototype   (Bud Reeder)Pontiac4152025running36135
12 675   Tim Richmond UNO / Rahmoc Enterprises   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4133450running0127
13 55   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4135025running0124
142425   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4062390running0121
151552   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Buick4062270running0118
162748   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac4012160running0115
17253   Richard Childress Childress Racing   (Richard Childress)Pontiac4012075running0112
182824   Steve Spencer Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Buick4001890running0109
191917   Tommy Houston Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4001755running0106
202170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4001720running0103
212364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3971490running0100
221866   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3741380alternator097
231740   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick331520running094
242218   Randy Ogden Piedmont Airlines   (Jack Ogden)Oldsmobile318510running091
251471   Dave Marcis Bowlin Coal   (Norman Negre)Chrysler292745distributor193
262699   Sterling Marlin Coors   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick244730engine085
271037   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick220475ignition082
281667   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge93720engine079
292994   Cecil Gordon Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick2455rear end076
303008   Don Satterfield Satterfield Racing   (Don Satterfield)Chevrolet1450brakes073

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1223223  
2242296   #75 spun turn 4 
23029667  
2973015   #71 stalled turn 2 
30234645  
3473504   #17 spun turn 2 
35142070  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.6%             Average green flag run: 101.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin13636
  Darrell Waltrip37158122
  Dave Marcis1591591
  Benny Parsons1601689
  Darrell Waltrip16918517
  Bobby Allison18622439
  Darrell Waltrip2252251
  Bobby Allison2262338
  Darrell Waltrip23428350
  Bobby Allison28429714
  Benny Parsons2982981
  Bobby Allison2993013
  Darrell Waltrip30234847
  Bobby Allison3493546
  Darrell Waltrip35542066

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2771    
2   Darrell Waltrip 2575   -196  
3   Harry Gant 2452   -319  
4   Ricky Rudd 2420   -351  
5   Dale Earnhardt 2392   -379  
6   Richard Petty 2344   -427  
7   Jody Ridley 2306   -465  
8   Terry Labonte 2279   -492  
9   Benny Parsons 2123   -648  
10   Dave Marcis 2018   -753  
10   Buddy Arrington 2018   -753  
12   Kyle Petty 1984   -787  
13   Morgan Shepherd 1981   -790  
14   Richard Childress 1965   -806  
15   J.D. McDuffie 1932   -839  
16   Jimmy Means 1895   -876  
17   Tommy Gale 1814   -957  
18   Tim Richmond 1805   -966  
19   James Hylton 1729   -1042  
20   Cecil Gordon 1541   -1230