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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 13 of 31
Sunday, May 24, 1981 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:38:22
Average speed: 129.326 mph
Pole speed: 158.115 mph
Cautions: 7 for 50 laps
Margin of victory: 8.2 sec
Attendance: 127000
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 728   Bobby Allison Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick40060200running140185
2 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet40028600running65175
3 227   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick39822425running0165
41388   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard Racing)Buick39718975running0160
51842   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick39613080running0155
6105   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac39514500running0150
7196   Joe Ruttman The 5 Racers   (Jim Stacy)Buick3957775running0146
8 975   Joe Millikan Bic Shaver   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet39310120running0142
91611   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick39211700running3143
103486   Elliott Forbes-Robinson Western Steer   (Richard Howard)Buick3906550running0134
113024   Lennie Pond Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Buick3888100running0130
12324   Connie Saylor Spencer Racing   (G.C. Spencer)Oldsmobile3885225running0127
133370   J.D. McDuffie Golden Corral   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3847515running0124
141544   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick38010125running0121
153667   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3806930running0118
164048   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac3776562running0115
173964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3636150running0112
18 52   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac36213675engine54114
19173   Richard Childress UNO   (Richard Childress)Pontiac3405815running0106
20 890   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3376530engine0103
212819   Bill Dennis Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick3273200running0100
223725   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac3214645running097
234252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3104225running094
24 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick29611700engine496
253140   Dick May Price Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick2712700engine088
261247   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick2683450engine085
271437   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick2272090engine082
282366   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile2213320engine079
29 121   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Ford21023790crash13381
302198   Rusty Wallace Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac2042020crash073
313594   Bobby Wawak Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick2011775crash070
322222   Stan Barrett Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac1771750crash067
33271   Buddy Baker UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile1641700carburetor064
342513   Jack Ingram Carolina Tool   (Bobby Hawkins)Ford1591650engine061
352471   Dave Marcis Brooks Honda   (Dave Marcis)Dodge1552860oil pump163
36 641   Dick Brooks Tarts   (Billy Matthews)Buick1481575crash055
371115   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford1476950engine052
383877   Donnie Allison Warren Fabricating   (John Rebhan)Oldsmobile1461475crash049
394199   Chuck Bown Coca-Cola   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1181950engine046
40299   Bill Elliott Mell-Gear   (George Elliott)Ford931400clutch043
412650   Bruce Hill Hill Racing   (Bruce Hill)Buick651400steering040
422062   Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile41400crash037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Junior Miller
Rick Newsom
Randy Ogden
Travis Tiller
Blackie Wangerin
Tommy Houston17Kendall Motor OilOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
5106   #37,62,47 accident turn 4 
11133  
14163   #5 accident turn 3 
175438  
55595   #1 accident 
6015192  
1521609   #41,77 accident turn 4 
16118323  
1841885   #22 spun turn 4 
18921022  
21122818   #52,98 accident turn 4 
22925931  
2602634   #6 spun turn 4 
264400137  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 43.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett111
  Dale Earnhardt23635
  Neil Bonnett37371
  Dale Earnhardt385518
  Dave Marcis56561
  Neil Bonnett57593
  Dale Earnhardt60601
  Neil Bonnett61644
  Bobby Allison65673
  Neil Bonnett6811548
  Darrell Waltrip1161183
  Harry Gant1191202
  Richard Petty1211244
  Neil Bonnett12515228
  Harry Gant1531531
  Neil Bonnett1541618
  Harry Gant1621632
  Neil Bonnett1641663
  Bobby Allison1671671
  Neil Bonnett16818417
  Bobby Allison1851895
  Neil Bonnett19020718
  Bobby Allison2082081
  Neil Bonnett2092102
  Bobby Allison2112111
  Harry Gant21224837
  Bobby Allison2492491
  Harry Gant25026011
  Bobby Allison2612666
  Harry Gant2672748
  Bobby Allison27532652
  Harry Gant3273304
  Bobby Allison33140070

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 2086    
2   Ricky Rudd 1893   -193  
3   Darrell Waltrip 1837   -249  
4   Harry Gant 1751   -335  
5   Dale Earnhardt 1668   -418  
6   Jody Ridley 1662   -424  
7   Terry Labonte 1651   -435  
8   Richard Petty 1551   -535  
9   Buddy Arrington 1491   -595  
10   Morgan Shepherd 1466   -620  
11   Benny Parsons 1454   -632  
12   Dave Marcis 1427   -659  
13   Richard Childress 1417   -669  
14   Jimmy Means 1404   -682  
15   Kyle Petty 1353   -733  
15   Tommy Gale 1353   -733  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1343   -743  
18   Joe Millikan 1277   -809  
19   Tim Richmond 1229   -857  
19   James Hylton 1229   -857