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1981 American 500 crew chiefs

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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 31
Sunday, November 1, 1981 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:39:32
Average Speed: 107.399 mph
Pole Speed: 138.164 mph
Cautions: 12 for 97 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 33

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Crew Chiefs for this race:
NbrDriverOwnerCarCrew Chief
1   Buddy Baker   Hoss EllingtonBuick   Sheldon Pittman
2   Joe Ruttman   Jim StacyPontiac   Dale Inman
3   Dale Earnhardt   Richard ChildressPontiac   Kirk Shelmerdine
5   Joe Millikan   Cliff StewartPontiac   Darrell Bryant
9   Bill Elliott   George ElliottFord   Ernie Elliott
11   Darrell Waltrip   Junior JohnsonBuick   Tim Brewer
15   Benny Parsons   Bud MooreFord   Bud Moore
21   Neil Bonnett   Wood BrothersFord   Len Wood
27   Cale Yarborough   M.C. AndersonBuick   David Ifft
28   Bobby Allison   Harry RanierBuick   Waddell Wilson
33   Harry Gant   Hal NeedhamPontiac   Travis Carter
37   Tim Richmond   Bob RogersBuick   Raymond Kelly
42   Kyle Petty   Petty EnterprisesBuick   Mike Beam
43   Richard Petty   Petty EnterprisesBuick   Wade Thornburg
44   Terry Labonte   Billy HaganBuick   Jake Elder
47   Ron Bouchard   Jack BeebeBuick   Bob Johnson
71   Dave Marcis   Dave MarcisChevrolet   Claude Queen
75   Gary Balough   RahMoc EnterprisesBuick   Bob Rahilly
88   Ricky Rudd   DiGardChevrolet   Gary Nelson
98   Johnny Rutherford   Ron BenfieldBuick   Buddy Parrott

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