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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 31
Sunday, October 11, 1981 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:15:52
Average speed: 117.483 mph
Pole speed: 162.744 mph
Cautions: 12 for 78 laps
Margin of victory: 31.8 sec
Attendance: 111000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 111   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick33451600running127180
21728   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet33427400running17175
3 888   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Buick33429925running0165
42255   Tommy Ellis Industrial Boiler   (Tommy Ellis)Chevrolet33311400running1165
53047   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick33212180running0155
61972   Rusty Wallace Childs Tire   (John Childs)Buick3316750running0150
71401   Geoffrey Bodine Zervakis Racing   (Emanuel Zervakis)Buick3317050running11151
83424   Morgan Shepherd Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick3318195running0142
91813   Jack Ingram Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Ford3294400running0138
103367   Buddy Arrington Kyle Petty's Boot Barn   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3287175running0134
11214   Connie Saylor Apache Stove   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile3283850running0130
12378   Jimmy Means Negre Racing   (Norman Negre)Dodge3273750running0127
132562   Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile3263650running0124
144199   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3266115running0121
151390   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3267805running1123
163636   H.B. Bailey Almeda Auto Parts   (H.B. Bailey)Pontiac3243250running0115
174070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3225835running0112
18 537   Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick3175650engine10114
19102   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick27610050engine0106
201542   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick2596475crash6108
21236   Bob Senneker J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Pontiac2561975crash0100
222864   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2463890clutch097
23 644   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick2348375engine699
241175   Gary Balough Chaparral Trailers   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick2264880crash091
25243   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac2204920ignition293
262623   Charlie Glotzbach Oxford Speedway   (Dick Bahre)Buick2181275handling085
272798   Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Buick2161250engine082
282914   Sterling Marlin Coors   (Coo Coo Marlin)Chevrolet1931225clutch079
29 721   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford19012450engine13586
30 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick1809125engine1578
31 327   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick1532100engine275
323240   Ronnie Thomas McWhirter Grading   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1371075ignition067
33169   Bill Elliott Mell-Gear   (George Elliott)Ford1301050timing chain064
343866   Lake Speed Ronnie Steele   (Lake Speed)Buick1182600engine061
35315   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac985950crash058
363594   Bobby Wawak Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick66990valve055
37 41   Buddy Baker UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Buick631480tie rod052
381215   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford506925clutch049
393938   John Anderson Copper Kettle Marina   (Sandy Satullo)Buick41965engine046
402071   Dave Marcis Norton Company   (Dave Marcis)Buick192515engine043
41 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac48505crank145

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough122
  Harry Gant331
  Neil Bonnett42118
  Geoffrey Bodine223211
  Neil Bonnett336331
  Bobby Allison64641
  Jody Ridley65651
  Neil Bonnett669530
  Tommy Ellis96961
  Terry Labonte971026
  Darrell Waltrip1031108
  Neil Bonnett1111155
  Richard Petty11612914
  Neil Bonnett1301301
  Richard Petty1311311
  Tim Richmond1321387
  Darrell Waltrip1391402
  Neil Bonnett14119050
  Darrell Waltrip1911933
  Dale Earnhardt1941952
  Kyle Petty1962016
  Darrell Waltrip20221918
  Bobby Allison2202201
  Darrell Waltrip22125535
  Tim Richmond2562583
  Bobby Allison25927315
  Darrell Waltrip27433461

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4365    
2   Bobby Allison 4307   -58  
3   Harry Gant 3793   -572  
4   Ricky Rudd 3785   -580  
5   Terry Labonte 3585   -780  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3584   -781  
7   Jody Ridley 3570   -795  
8   Richard Petty 3482   -883  
9   Dave Marcis 3206   -1159  
10   Benny Parsons 3160   -1205  
11   Kyle Petty 3084   -1281  
12   Buddy Arrington 3060   -1305  
13   Jimmy Means 2984   -1381  
14   Morgan Shepherd 2978   -1387  
15   Tim Richmond 2921   -1444  
16   Tommy Gale 2837   -1528  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2698   -1667  
18   Lake Speed 2514   -1851  
19   James Hylton 2453   -1912  
20   Ron Bouchard 2383   -1982