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1981 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 31 of 31
Sunday, November 22, 1981 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.780 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:19
Average speed: 95.288 mph
Pole speed: 114.981 mph
Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: .24 sec
Attendance: 46000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 528   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick11924300running49185
2122   Joe Ruttman J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick11917675running39175
3 244   Terry Labonte J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick11916450running15170
4 33   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac11910560running0160
5 95   Joe Millikan Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1199125running0155
6 111   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick11910300running1155
72543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick1198100running0146
8 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac1184860running6147
92190   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1185940running0138
102447   Ron Bouchard J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick1185380running0134
112970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1184320running1135
123374   Gary Kershaw Edgett Racing   (John Edgett)Buick1171800running0127
13 824   Morgan Shepherd Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick1173950running0124
141873   Bill Schmitt Shasta County   (Bill Schmitt)Buick1163240running1126
153538   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick1163030running0118
163417   Lake Speed Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Buick1153345running0115
172848   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Buick1153110running0112
181669   Bob Bondurant HFJ RacingPontiac1141300running0109
192075   Gary Balough Chaparral Trailers   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Buick1132790running0106
20 637   Tim Richmond Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick1131195running0103
213013   Don Puskarich Puskarich Racing   (Matt Puskarich)Oldsmobile1112160running0100
224007   Gene Thonesen Thonesen Racing   (Gene Thonesen)Buick1102125running097
233985   Mark Stahl Stahl Racing   (Mark Stahl)Ford1091080running094
243667   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1062555running091
251971   Dave Marcis J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac1031805engine393
263764   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford951755differential085
27 715   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford906355engine487
28141   Chuck Pittenger Pitt's Performance   (Chuck Pittinger)Buick801155clutch079
292351   Scott Miller J.D. Stacy   (Scott Miller)Pontiac69805engine076
30260   Roy Smith Aircraft Standards   (Robert Beadle)Buick582155cam073
311299   Terry Herman Jim Davis   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick551500crash070
322278   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Jack Williams)Oldsmobile53950crash067
331021   Neil Bonnett Warner Hodgdon / National Eng.   (Wood Brothers)Ford491100plugs064
343835   Pat Mintey Marv's Chevy Only   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet40850engine061
351193   Don Whittington Scott SmithOldsmobile37500crash058
363216   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Buick34790piston055
372742   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick27780brakes052
381701   Hershel McGriff Howard Johnson's   (Gerald Craker)Buick17770engine049
393141   Richard Childress Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick5460quit046
401388   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Buick26150engine043

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Don Stanley61Dale SorensonChevrolet
Ferrel Harris64Weldon's Truck RepairNorman NegreDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip111
  Harry Gant276
  Bobby Allison82619
  Terry Labonte27293
  Bobby Allison30345
  Joe Ruttman35439
  Dave Marcis44463
  Terry Labonte47504
  Bobby Allison51522
  Joe Ruttman53553
  Bobby Allison56583
  Bill Schmitt59591
  Benny Parsons60634
  Bobby Allison64707
  J.D. McDuffie71711
  Terry Labonte72798
  Joe Ruttman8010223
  Bobby Allison1031053
  Joe Ruttman1061094
  Bobby Allison11011910

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Darrell Waltrip 4880    
2   Bobby Allison 4827   -53  
3   Harry Gant 4218   -662  
4   Terry Labonte 4052   -828  
5   Jody Ridley 4002   -878  
6   Ricky Rudd 3991   -889  
7   Dale Earnhardt 3978   -902  
8   Richard Petty 3883   -997  
9   Dave Marcis 3510   -1370  
10   Benny Parsons 3452   -1428  
11   Buddy Arrington 3384   -1496  
12   Kyle Petty 3335   -1545  
13   Morgan Shepherd 3259   -1621  
14   Tim Richmond 3221   -1659  
15   Jimmy Means 3145   -1735  
16   Tommy Gale 3143   -1737  
17   J.D. McDuffie 3000   -1880  
18   Lake Speed 2820   -2060  
19   James Hylton 2756   -2124  
20   Ron Bouchard 2693   -2187