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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 31
Sunday, September 20, 1981 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:10:00
Average speed: 119.561 mph
Pole speed: 136.757 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lp 15 sc
Attendance: 38000
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 321   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford50019000running185185
2 211   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick49916025running1175
3 928   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick49913000running74170
41747   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick4959060running0160
5 188   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Chevrolet49511375running55160
6 52   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac4958225running1155
7 742   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4954685running0146
81271   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4955065running1147
91537   Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick4942350running0138
101143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick4947575running2139
111690   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4935180running0130
121824   Morgan Shepherd Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick4924110running0127
13 627   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick4922210running0124
141967   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4903720running0121
15223   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac4905275running0118
162168   Lennie Pond J.D. Stacy   (Lennie Pond)Buick4901350running0115
17 475   Gary Balough Rahilly & Grandy Engines   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick4873145running0112
182599   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4822950running0109
192052   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac4812730running0106
202725   Ronnie Thomas Drummond Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4792400running0103
21135   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac4745850running0100
222917   Lowell Cowell Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4682230running097
231433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac4371895engine17899
242364   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4042050running091
253240   Dick May Price Racing / Griffin Motors   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick311675alternator088
263020   Cecil Gordon Superior Piping   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet296650rear end085
272466   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Buick2881275engine082
282670   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac2561250engine079
291044   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick2306025crash381
303197   Bob Schacht Test Tube   (Bob Schacht)Oldsmobile219550cylinder073
313463   Jocko Maggiacomo Shaw Motors   (Jocko Maggiacomo)Oldsmobile189540push rod070
323348   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac1231180engine067
332860   Bob Riley Snellman Brothers Construction   (Joe May)Pontiac49520engine064
34 815   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford315960overheating061

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Rudd15454
  Richard Petty55551
  Bobby Allison56605
  Ricky Rudd61611
  Bobby Allison6212261
  Dave Marcis1231231
  Bobby Allison1241318
  Neil Bonnett13214110
  Richard Petty1421421
  Darrell Waltrip1431431
  Terry Labonte1441463
  Neil Bonnett14723488
  Joe Ruttman2352351
  Neil Bonnett23624813
  Harry Gant249408160
  Neil Bonnett40941911
  Harry Gant42043718
  Neil Bonnett43850063

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 3820    
2   Bobby Allison 3818   -2  
3   Harry Gant 3477   -343  
4   Ricky Rudd 3385   -435  
5   Terry Labonte 3275   -545  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3246   -574  
7   Jody Ridley 3196   -624  
8   Richard Petty 3190   -630  
9   Benny Parsons 2944   -876  
10   Dave Marcis 2917   -903  
11   Kyle Petty 2761   -1059  
12   Buddy Arrington 2662   -1158  
13   Morgan Shepherd 2602   -1218  
14   Jimmy Means 2601   -1219  
15   Tim Richmond 2575   -1245  
16   Tommy Gale 2495   -1325  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2459   -1361  
18   James Hylton 2335   -1485  
19   Lake Speed 2274   -1546  
20   Richard Childress 2144   -1676