1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
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The 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the thirty-third season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 10th modern-era Cup Season. The season began at Riverside International Raceway with the first Winston Western 500 on January 11, 1981 and ended with the same event on November 22. Darrell Waltrip won his first championship with point margin of fifty-three points over Bobby Allison. Ron Bouchard was named Rookie of the Year.

Waltrip, the Winston Cup Series champion in 1981

Teams and driversEdit

Team Make No. Driver Car Owner Crew Chief
Arrington Racing Dodge Mirada 67 Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington
Benfield Racing Pontiac Grand Prix
Buick Regal
98 Johnny Rutherford (R) Ron Benfield Buddy Parrott
Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird 15 Benny Parsons Bud Moore Bud Moore
Cliff Stewart Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 5 Joe Millikan Cliff Stewart Darrell Bryant
DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 88 Ricky Rudd Bill Elliog Gary Nelson
Donlavey Racing Ford Thunderbird 90 Jody Ridley Junie Donlavey
Ellington Racing Oldsmobile Cutlass
Buick Regal
1 Buddy Baker Hoss Ellington Runt Pittman
Gordon Racing Buick Regal 24 Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon
Morgan Shepherd (R)
Hagan Racing Buick Regal 44 Terry Labonte Billy Hagan Jake Elder
Howard & Egerton Racing Buick Regal 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson (R) Richard Howard
Hylton Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 48 James Hylton James Hylton
Osterlund Racing16 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dale Earnhardt 20 Rod Osterlund Doug Richert
Jim Stacy Racing15 Buick Regal Jim Stacy
Joe Ruttman (R) 11 Dale Inman
Junior Johnson & Associates Buick Regal 11 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson Tim Brewer
41 Richard Childress 1
Langley Racing Ford Thunderbird 64 Tommy Gale Elmo Langley
Lennie Pond Racing Buick Regal 68 Lennie Pond Lennie Pond
M. C. Anderson Racing Buick Regal 27 Cale Yarborough M. C. Anderson David Anderson
Mach 1 Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 22 Stan Barrett (R) Hal Needham
33 Harry Gant Travis Carter
Marcis Auto Racing Buick Regal 71 Dave Marcis Dave Marcis Claude Queen
McDuffie Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 70 J. D. McDuffie J. D. McDuffie
Means Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 52 Jimmy Means Jimmy Means
Elliott Racing Ford Thunderbird 9 Bill Elliott 13 George Elliott Ernie Elliott
Petty Enterprises Buick Regal 42 Richard Petty 1 Richard Petty Mike Beam
Kyle Petty 30
43 Kyle Petty 1 Steve Hmiel
Richard Petty 30
Race Hill Farm Team Buick Regal 47 Ron Bouchard Jack Beebe Bob Johnson
RahMoc Enterprises Buick Regal 75 Gary Balough (R) Bob Rahilly Bob Rahilly
Ranier-Lundy Racing Pontiac LeMans
Buick Regal
28 Bobby Allison Harry Ranier Waddell Wilson
Richard Childress Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 3 Richard Childress 20 Richard Childress Kirk Shelmerdine
Dale Earnhardt 11
8 Kirk Shelmerdine 1
Rogers Racing Buick Regal 37 Mike Alexander (R) Bob Rogers Raymond Kelly
Tim Richmond (R)
Speed Racing Oldsmobile Cutlass 66 Lake Speed Lake Speed
Thomas Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 25 Ronnie Thomas Ronnie Thomas
Ulrich Racing Buick Regal 99 D. K. Ulrich D. K. Ulrich
Wawak Racing Buick Regal 94 Bobby Wawak Bobby Wawak
Wood Brothers Racing Ford Thunderbird 21 Neil Bonnett Glen Wood Leonard Wood

Season schedule and recapEdit

Round Date Event Track Winner
1 January 11 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway Bobby Allison
February 8 Busch Clash Daytona International Speedway Darrell Waltrip
February 12 UNO Twin 125 Qualifier Bobby Allison
Darrell Waltrip
February 13 Daytona 500 Consolation Race Lake Speed
2 February 15 Daytona 500 Richard Petty
3 February 22 Richmond 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Darrell Waltrip
4 March 1 Carolina 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway Darrell Waltrip
5 March 15 Coca-Cola 500 Atlanta International Raceway Cale Yarborough
6 March 29 Valleydale 500 Bristol International Raceway Darrell Waltrip
7 April 5 Northwestern Bank 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Richard Petty
8 April 12 CRC Rebel 500 Darlington International Raceway Darrell Waltrip
9 April 26 Virginia 500 Martinsville Speedway Morgan Shepherd
10 May 3 Winston 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Bobby Allison
11 May 9 Melling Tool 420 Nashville Speedway Benny Parsons
12 May 17 Mason-Dixon 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Jody Ridley
13 May 24 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Bobby Allison
14 June 7 Budweiser 400 Texas World Speedway Benny Parsons
15 June 14 Hodgdon 400 Riverside International Raceway Darrell Waltrip
16 June 21 Gabriel 400 Michigan International Speedway Bobby Allison
17 July 4 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway Cale Yarborough
18 July 11 Busch Nashville 420 Nashville Speedway Darrell Waltrip
19 July 26 Mt. Dew 500 Pocono Raceway Darrell Waltrip
20 August 2 Talladega 500 Alabama International Motor Speedway Ron Bouchard
21 August 16 Champion Spark Plug 400 Michigan International Speedway Richard Petty
22 August 22 Busch 500 Bristol International Raceway Darrell Waltrip
23 September 7 Southern 500 Darlington International Raceway Neil Bonnett
24 September 13 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Benny Parsons
25 September 20 CRC Chemicals 500 Dover Downs International Speedway Neil Bonnett
26 September 27 Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway Darrell Waltrip
27 October 4 Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway Darrell Waltrip
28 October 11 National 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Darrell Waltrip
29 November 1 American 500 North Carolina Motor Speedway Darrell Waltrip
30 November 8 Atlanta Journal 500 Atlanta International Raceway Neil Bonnett
31 November 22 Winston Western 500 Riverside International Raceway Bobby Allison

Season summaryEdit

Race reportsEdit

  • Western 500 – The final race where 115-inch wheelbase cars were eligible to run, the field was a mix of 1977 racecars and 1981 models. Dale Earnhardt drove a 1981 Pontiac while race winner Bobby Allison drove a 1977 Monte Carlo. This race was also the first of what would be 788 consecutive Cup series starts for Ricky Rudd.
  • Busch Clash - Seven drivers were invited to the 3rd annual Busch Clash for pole winners from 1980. Darrell Waltrip led 13 of 20 laps to win the event, pocketing $71,500 for his 15-minute, 52 second run.
  • UNO Twin 125's– The new cars proved to be disturbingly ill-handling and there were several airborne crashes in testing and preliminary events. In the first 125 John Anderson and Connie Saylor flew off the ground and tumbled. Bobby Allison drove a Pontiac LeMans, which unlike the other makes sported a sloped tear glass and was notably more stable. He won the pole and his 125 under yellow for the Saylor crash. Darrell Waltrip in a notch backed Buick engaged in a very spirited duel. Following rookie Tim Richmond’s crash the race ended in a one lap sprint; Benny Parsons stormed from third to the lead but Waltrip re-passed him on the tri-oval apron for the win.
  • 1981 Daytona 500 Consolation Race - The 12 cars that failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 were allowed to run in a consolation race for 30 laps (75 mi (121 km)). This was the first time there was a consolation race since 1962. Lake Speed led all 30 laps to win and take home $5,000.
  • Daytona 500- NASCAR increased spoiler size twice during the week to keep the cars on the ground. The ensuing 500 saw only four minor cautions and 49 lead changes. Bobby Allison’s 1981 Pontiac LeMans was as expected from Thursday more stable and faster, but Richard Petty got out to the lead after his last pitstop by not changing tires; once in the lead he was uncatchable by Allison as he took his seventh and final Daytona 500 win.
  • Richmond 400Darrell Waltrip drove Junior Johnson's Buick to his first win of the season, edging Ricky Rudd, driving Waltrip's former car, the DiGard Oldsmobile. Bobby Allison wrecked his Pontiac LeMans and drove Butch Lindley's car rather than run a backup Oldsmobile in the team's shop for fear NASCAR would use the existence of the backup to justify banning the LeMans altogether.
  • Carolina 500 - Cale Yarborough won the pole and led 320 laps but ran dry in the final 25 laps. Richard Petty led until three laps to go as Darrell Waltrip outlasted the field to win. The lead changed a track-record 36 times. This was the last race that Richard Petty would lead the Winston Cup points standings in his career.
  • Atlanta 500 – Team owner Harry Ranier protested NASCAR-mandated spoiler reduction to the Pontiac LeMans the team was running but got no support from rival teams. Cale Yarborough edged Harry Gant for the win while Dave Marcis flipped violently after sliding hard into a mammoth truck tire shielding the pit wall abutment.
  • Southeastern 500 - Waltrip led 323 laps and edged Ricky Rudd for the win, his third of the season. There were eight caution flags, one of them involving a hard set-to between Benny Parsons and Joe Millikan. "I admit I lost my cool," Millikan said, to which team owner Bud Moore replied, "I'll straighten out Millikan's cool."
  • Rebel 500 – Waltrip edged Gant, who was making his debut in a Pontiac Grand Prix owned by Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham. Bobby Allison debuted a new Buick as the team gave up on the LeMans because of NASCAR spoiler reduction on the car.
  • Virginia 500– Rookie Morgan Shepherd dominated en route to his first career Grand National win.
  • Winston 500 – Allison slugged it out with Waltrip, Rudd, and Buddy Baker en route to a wild last-lap win.
  • Melling Tool 420 - Ricky Rudd in the DiGard No. 88 and Benny Parsons in the Bud Moore No. 15 bearing the race sponsor's colors led 419 of 420 laps; only Darrell Waltrip broke this duopoly. Waltrip futilely chased Parsons over the final 84 laps as Parsons grabbed his first win with Bud Moore.
  • Mason-Dixon 500 - David Pearson won the pole in the Kenny Childers No. 12 and led the first 41 laps before falling out with engine failure. Neil Bonnett in the Wood Brothers No. 21 led 404 laps but blew up with 41 laps to go; twenty laps later Cale Yarborough blew his engine and this left Jody Ridley effectively alone to the checkered. It was Ridley's only Winston Cup win, coming in his 55th start, and it was the only Cup win for team owner Junie Donlavey.
  • World 600 – Allison won in a crash-torn race in which his brother Donnie suffered a serious leg injury.
  • Budweiser 400 - Benny Parsons and Dale Earnhardt squared off in a hard-fought race as the lead changed 35 official times, the most in Texas World Speedway's history. Parsons edged Earnhardt after five lead changes between them in the final eleven laps. The 1981 race proved to be the final major stock car race at the troubled Texas superspeedway until Ishin Speed Sport took it over ten years later.
  • Warner W. Hodgdon 400 - Waltrip got back to victory in a four-car scramble with Earnhardt, Petty, and Bonnett. Crashes eliminated Bobby Allison, rookies Tim Richmond and Morgan Shepherd, and James Hylton.
  • Gabriel 400 – After 50 lead changes Bobby Allison was running seventh when Kyle Petty's blown engine sent four of the top six in the field into the Turn Two guardrail, while race leaders Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip crashed before Turn Three. The win put Allison nearly 300 points ahead of Waltrip in the standings. Following the race Earnhardt's team owner Rod Osterlund sold the team to J. D. Stacy.
  • Firecracker 400 - Bobby Allison has taken a 256-point lead over Darrell Waltrip but after burning a valve and finishing 28th his point lead fell to 206. Cale Yarborough won the pole and led 78 laps while Harry Gant led 43 laps; Gant took the lead on Lap 138 but Cale stormed past for the win on the final lap. Dale Earnhardt led the opening lap in the first race with J. D. Stacy as new owner of the former Rod Osterlund Pontiac, but fell out with a vibration after 71 laps.
  • Busch Nashville 420 - Waltrip led 303 laps and edged Allison for the win, with May winner Benny Parsons third. Rookie Mark Martin, a star in American Speed Association stockers, won the pole and led the opening 36 laps.
  • Mountain Dew 500 - Six years after the 1975 Purolator 500 and the controversial win by a Purolator-sponsored car, Darrell Waltrip's Buick with the race's sponsor took the win amid controversy. Cale Yarborough fell a lap down but got it back, but he pitted too early on a late yellow and lost the lap again. He stormed past Richard Petty on a last-lap restart thinking he was the leader, and Waltrip took the lead from Petty for the win. Yarborough initially protested the outcome thinking he was on the lead lap, but NASCAR score cards showed Waltrip indeed was the leader.
  • Talladega 500 – Bobby Allison led the most laps but slipped back in the final laps, leaving Darrell Waltrip, Terry Labonte, and rookie Ron Bouchard in contention for the win. On the final lap in Talladega's trioval, Labonte swung high on Waltrip and as the two jostled, Bouchard dove to the bottom and beat them to the stripe by inches. Bouchard's victory is considered by many to be the biggest upset in NASCAR history.
  • Yankee 400Richard Petty stormed past five cars with five laps to go and held off Waltrip and Ricky Rudd in the most competitive race of the season (65 lead changes among 14 drivers).
  • Southern 500 - Neil Bonnett led 216 laps and edged Darrell Waltrip by one car length; Waltrip's runner-up finish pulled him to within 18 points of Bobby Allison.
  • Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 - Benny Parsons scores his 20th and penultimate victory in the Cup Series. Bobby Allison finishes fifth leading 95 laps but Darrell Waltrip finishes third leading the most laps at 149 which cuts Allison's lead down to 3 points.
  • Delaware 500 - Neil Bonnett put the entire field a lap down as he led 185 laps en route to his second win in three races. Darrell Waltrip beat Bobby Allison for second and thus took the point lead by 2 points over Allison.
  • Old Dominion 500 - Harry Gant led the most laps at 253 but faltered as Darrell Waltrip grabbed the lead with 36 laps to go; Waltrip's win was the first of four straight. Waltrip padded his lead by 41 points to lead Allison by 43 points.
  • Holly Farms 400 - Darrell Waltrip wins his second straight race while leading the most laps at 318. Bobby Allison finished second leading seventy six laps. Waltrip padded his lead by 10 points to lead Allison by 53 points.
  • National 500 - Neil Bonnett dominates leading 135 of the races first 190 laps but then before he can complete lap 191 his engine expires, leaving Darrell Waltrip to battle with Bobby Allison for the rest of the race in which Waltrip prevails, winning his third straight race while padding his points lead by 5 to lead over Allison by 58 points.
  • American 500 - Waltrip and Allison fought for the win as the lead changed between them during the final 19 laps; with his fourth straight win Waltrip increased his point lead by 10 points to lead Allison by 68 points.
  • Atlanta Journal 500 - ESPN broadcast the race live, the first such NASCAR broadcast for the third-year cable network, with Mike Joy, Larry Nuber, and Ned Jarrett handling the broadcast duty. The race was a hard-fought affair as Neil Bonnett battled Richard Petty, Joe Ruttman, and Harry Gant; Waltrip cut a tire in mid-race but battled and got his lap back; he rallied and took the lead at the white flag, but Bonnett stormed to the win while Waltrip padded his points lead by 15 points to lead Allison headed to the season finale at Riverside by 83 points.
  • Winston Western 500 - For the first time in the modern era the series visited the same track three times in a season. This would not happen again until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic occurred and forced NASCAR to make schedule changes due to a combination of local, state, and federal travel restrictions and limits on social gatherings. This race featured a great battle for the win between Allison and Ruttman for the last 20 laps. Bobby passed Joe with 9 laps to go and Ruttman got back alongside Allison several times but was never able to complete the pass. Allison did what he needed to do by winning the race and leading the most laps at 49. It was however not enough as Darrell Waltrip won his first championship by leading 1 lap & finishing in 6th place to beat Allison by 53 points.

Final point standingsEdit

Pos. # Driver Make RSD DAY RCH RCK ATL BRI NWB DAR MAR TAL NSH DOV CLT COL RSD MCH DAY NSH POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWB CLT RCK ATL RSD Pts
1 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick
Chevrolet
17 36 1 1 36 1 3 1 26 3 2 12 9 30 1 7 10 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 6 4,880
2 28 Bobby Allison Buick
Chevrolet
Pontiac
1 2 23 6 4 3 2 9 13 1 3 2 1 3 29 1 28 2 25 5 7 4 9 5 3 10 2 2 2 4 1 4,827
3 17
47
48
12
33
Harry Gant Chevrolet
Buick
Pontiac
Oldsmobile
15 23 6 18 2 8 5 2 4 34 22 16 2 10 31 2 2 8 4 4 4 11 14 2 23 2 24 41 3 20 8 4,210
4 44 Terry Labonte Buick
Chevrolet
2 40 26 21 19 7 7 14 5 7 6 8 14 23 22 11 8 5 13 3 14 3 4 4 29 9 30 23 7 7 3 4,052
5 90
79
Jody Ridley Ford
Oldsmobile
7 7 8 17 6 6 28 7 6 31 25 1 20 6 7 4 38 10 15 8 12 20 12 9 11 21 7 15 10 5 9 4,002
6 88 Ricky Rudd Buick
Oldsmobile
Chevrolet
19 3 2 31 22 2 6 11 3 4 5 5 4 24 5 30 40 4 6 23 3 2 23 12 5 8 25 3 18 38 40 3,988
7 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac 3 5 7 26 3 28 10 17 25 8 20 3 18 2 2 5 35 7 11 29 9 27 6 6 15 26 4 25 9 24 4 3,975
8 42
43
Richard Petty Chevrolet
Buick
5 1 3 3 38 29 1 33 28 39 4 19 24 4 3 6 3 9 2 40 1 24 30 11 10 18 21 30 4 26 7 3,880
9 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
Dodge
Buick
Chrysler
Pontiac
28 15 22 15 27 31 4 3 11 14 10 31 35 5 9 29 13 25 33 10 11 9 3 19 8 14 16 40 12 28 25 3,507
10 15 Benny Parsons Ford 16 31 5 24 5 5 21 5 23 36 1 32 37 1 20 3 39 3 3 13 26 6 39 1 34 24 29 38 6 36 27 3,449
11 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge 9 26 16 37 14 13 29 13 8 17 9 7 15 13 26 12 17 28 16 41 35 10 37 13 14 11 10 10 14 17 24 3,381
12 42 Kyle Petty Buick
Chevrolet
20 32 24 8 41 11 22 25 15 30 7 20 5 29 6 21 6 6 8 7 19 28 34 22 7 19 18 20 37 8 37 3,335
13 5
02
24
98
96
Morgan Shepherd Pontiac
Buick
4 28 8 4 9 34 1 23 8 6 6 31 21 15 20 13 29 36 34 19 16 29 12 28 6 8 27 31 13 3,261
14 52
8
Jimmy Means Chevrolet
Pontiac
Dodge
18 21 14 29 21 14 14 23 12 27 14 9 23 19 28 28 18 15 19 16 25 12 38 16 19 15 9 12 20 35 3,142
15 64
79
40
Tommy Gale Ford
Oldsmobile
Buick
17 18 19 18 15 19 18 18 11 17 14 17 12 30 36 19 21 31 18 21 15 29 17 24 13 14 22 13 22 26 3,140
16 99
12
75
Tim Richmond Chevrolet
Buick
Oldsmobile
29 30 17 16 26 10 18 12 14 6 12 7 33 14 15 12 9 34 30 8 22 14 9 20 13 18 22 21 20 3,091
17 70 J. D. McDuffie Chevrolet
Pontiac
23 24 10 33 11 22 16 16 30 22 16 23 13 11 12 22 12 20 18 16 13 21 21 28 12 17 23 11 2,996
18 66
17
Lake Speed Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
Buick
Pontiac
34 DNQ 12 9 35 9 23 7 18 24 28 8 16 33 22 27 6 15 7 13 20 27 22 27 34 31 14 16 2,817
19 48 James Hylton Chevrolet
Pontiac
Buick
11 34 29 20 25 15 19 17 19 21 18 16 25 19 23 22 16 22 39 27 16 26 18 32 15 26 19 17 2,753
20 75
5
Joe Millikan Chevrolet
Buick
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
13 9 9 7 15 17 26 10 29 38 DNS 8 31 23 17 18 8 21 5 3 35 19 10 5 2,682
21 47 Ron Bouchard Buick
Pontiac
24 8 27 9 20 27 26 10 9 10 1 29 5 11 25 4 6 5 5 11 39 10 2,594
22 21 Neil Bonnett Ford 27 33 4 28 29 2 32 13 29 4 9 30 34 37 28 1 1 4 29 35 1 33 2,449
23 24
19
94
40
Cecil Gordon Oldsmobile
Buick
Pontiac
Chevrolet
36 37 19 23 37 21 31 21 24 15 19 15 18 13 27 25 29 21 17 24 30 23 26 19 15 2,320
24 27 Cale Yarborough Oldsmobile
Buick
8 2 1 26 21 24 10 3 8 1 5 28 17 10 13 31 25 3 2,201
25 3
41
Richard Childress Chevrolet
Pontiac
Buick
4 38 13 22 17 16 17 31 22 13 13 17 19 14 18 19 21 17 23 26 39 2,144
26 25
40
Ronnie Thomas Pontiac
Buick
Chevrolet
28 21 11 31 18 12 20 31 26 24 22 20 34 25 14 35 18 27 24 20 27 17 32 2,138
27 1 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile
Buick
4 5 40 6 2 33 13 4 7 32 5 5 29 37 16 9 1,904
28 6
2
Joe Ruttman Buick
Pontiac
10 29 7 9 29 22 6 21 15 30 6 17 26 19 5 25 2 1,851
29 37
24
Mike Alexander Oldsmobile
Buick
13 33 12 11 36 10 21 11 21 27 32 7 27 17 35 10 25 20 32 DNQ 1,784
30 9 Bill Elliott Ford 6 9 4 40 40 35 34 11 8 7 33 8 6 1,442
31 94 Bobby Wawak Buick
Pontiac
DNQ 14 42 30 24 19 10 18 31 26 33 19 31 24 36 DNQ 1,212
32 45
40
99
98
64
D. K. Ulrich Buick
Oldsmobile
19 13 22 23 4 32 27 20 23 31 21 18 14 17 27 1,191
33 98 Johnny Rutherford Pontiac
Buick
10 12 12 28 17 5 13 33 31 27 29 37 1,140
34 68
24
Lennie Pond Buick 27 11 11 11 24 14 17 27 16 25 23 36 1,100
35 86
99
Elliott Forbes-Robinson Buick
Oldsmobile
8 25 10 39 27 16 10 35 23 12 23 1,020
36 22 Stan Barrett Pontiac 13 36 16 35 32 11 18 26 14 9 842
37 20 Rick Newsom Chevrolet 27 32 20 23 33 DNQ 28 26 22 22 768
38 79
25
40
75
19
8
Dick May Oldsmobile
Dodge
Buick
DNQ 24 9 25 16 31 15 36 19 25 DNQ 754
39 4 Connie Saylor Oldsmobile DNQ 37 12 14 33 40 11 12 664
40 75 Gary Balough Chevrolet
Buick
12 25 18 DNS 25 10 17 DNS 24 32 34 19 656
41 62 Rick Wilson Oldsmobile DNQ 35 25 42 37 42 20 13 11 639
42 02 Mark Martin Pontiac 27 27 11 7 3 615
43 7
50
Bruce Hill Buick 39 23 26 28 41 16 30 33 DNQ 596
44 12
77
Donnie Allison Oldsmobile 12 34 29 5 11 38 527
45 23
01
Geoff Bodine Pontiac
Buick
22 30 23 7 30 420
46 92
64
Joe Fields Pontiac
Buick
28 25 16 22 15 DNQ 23 418
47 13 Jack Ingram Ford 34 37 38 32 13 377
48 18 Randy Ogden Oldsmobile DNQ 22 15 34 24 367
49 38 Don Waterman Oldsmobile
Buick
10 23 15 351
50 78 Jim Robinson Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
6 10 32 351
51 98
72
Rusty Wallace Pontiac
Buick
30 21 6 29 323
52 17 Tommy Houston Buick
Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
20 20 12 DNQ 27 19 12 11 315
53 73 Bill Schmitt Buick 22 24 14 314
53 93 Don Whittington Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
14 14 35 300
55 41
13
Dick Brooks Buick
Ford
16 15 36 21 13 294
56 36 H. B. Bailey Pontiac DNQ 15 36 16 40 288
57 17 Lowell Cowell Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
28 17 28 22 288
58 45
0
Roy Smith Oldsmobile
Buick
31 8 30 285
59 13 Don Puskarich Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
32 17 21 279
60 17 Glenn Jarrett Buick
Chevrolet
19 25 27 276
61 51 A. J. Foyt Oldsmobile 35 7 32 271
62 26 Butch Lindley Chevrolet 25 24 27 271
63 55 Tommy Ellis Chevrolet 26 30 4 33 224
64 37 Don Sprouse Oldsmobile DNQ 20 15 221
65 53
40
Slick Johnson Chevrolet
Buick
25 34 32 35 216
66 01 Hershel McGriff Dodge
Buick
33 25 38 206
67 99
16
Chuck Bown Buick 39 28 15 197
68 79 Junior Miller Oldsmobile 26 DNQ 20 188
69 16
12
01
David Pearson Chevrolet
Oldsmobile
Buick
29 30 32 8 25 8 154
70 97 Bob Schacht Oldsmobile 32 30 DNQ 140
71 94
60
Bob Riley Buick
Pontiac
30 32 33 131
72 81 John Borneman Chevrolet 12 127
73 74 Gary Kershaw Buick 12 127
74 16 Jim Bown Oldsmobile
Buick
32 36 122
75 8 Rick O'Dell Buick 16 115
76 19 Ronnie Sanders Buick 19 DNQ 109
77 0 Delma Cowart Buick 18 106
78 17
24
Steve Spencer Buick
Chevrolet
30 20 18 103
79 94
74
Henry Jones Buick
Pontiac
DNQ 20 DNQ 103
80 03
69
Bob Bondurant Oldsmobile
Pontiac
21 18 100
81 19 Bill Dennis Buick 21 100
82 40
25
Joe Booher Buick
Pontiac
24 20 42 22 97
83 07 Gene Thonesen Buick 22 97
84 85 Mark Stahl Ford 23 94
85 57
75
Bill Elswick Oldsmobile
Buick
11 13 24 91
86 94
17
Steve Pfeifer Chevrolet 24 14 91
87 64 John Gunn Chevrolet 25 88
88 23 Charlie Glotzbach Buick 26 85
88 08 Rick McCray Chevrolet 26 85
90 17 Roger Hamby Chevrolet 27 82
91 31 Billie Harvey Pontiac 41 41 DNQ DNQ 80
92 17 Mike Potter Chevrolet
Buick
35 15 26 27 26 28 79
93 99
14
Sterling Marlin Buick
Chevrolet
26 28 79
94 29 Dave Dion Ford 28 79
95 51 Scott Miller Pontiac 29 76
96 66 Elmo Langley Oldsmobile 29 76
97 45
50
Baxter Price Buick
Chevrolet
DNQ 30 34 73
98 9
1
Jimmy Insolo Buick 30 36 73
99 06 Ernie Cline Pontiac 30 73
100 63 Jocko Maggiacomo Oldsmobile 31 70
101 38 Sandy Satullo II Buick 31 70
102 46 Travis Tiller Chevrolet DNQ 32 64
103 35 Pat Mintey Chevrolet 34 61
104 2W Robert Tartaglia Chevrolet 35 58
105 99 Kevin Housby Oldsmobile 36 55
106 39 Blackie Wangerin Ford 42 DNQ 37
Ineligible for NASCAR Cup driver points
Pos. # Driver Make RSD DAY RCH RCK ATL BRI NWB DAR MAR TAL NSH DOV CLT COL RSD MCH DAY NSH POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWB CLT RCK ATL RSD Pts
107 38
17
77
John Anderson Buick
Oldsmobile
DNQ 39 24 16
108 99 Bob McElwee Buick 16 8
109 99 Terry Herman Buick 14 31
110 77 Dean Combs Buick 28 34
111 24 Jimmy Hensley Buick 7
112 99 Rick Knoop Buick 20
113 40 Rick Baldwin Oldsmobile 21
114 6 Bob Senneker Pontiac 21
115 99 Al Loquasto Buick 24
116 25 Charlie Chamblee Pontiac 26
117 1 Chuck Pittenger Buick 28
118 08 Joel Stowe Pontiac 29
119 08 Bruce Jacobi Buick 30
120 08 Don Satterfield Chevrolet 30
121 40 Don Hume Buick 33
122 8 Kirk Shelmerdine Pontiac 33
Pos. # Driver Make RSD DAY RCH RCK ATL BRI NWB DAR MAR TAL NSH DOV CLT COL RSD MCH DAY NSH POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWB CLT RCK ATL RSD Pts

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