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1980 American 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 31
Sunday, October 19, 1980 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
492 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 4:22:59
Average Speed: 114.159 mph
Pole Speed: 142.648 mph
Cautions: 9 for 61 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.36 sec
Attendance: 48,000
Lead changes: 35

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet49220,160running167185
21247   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet49214,030running68175
3 388   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet49012,700running93170
41844   Terry Labonte Apache Stove   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4879,400running0160
51490   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4867,030running0155
62271   Dave Marcis Transmissions Unlimited   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4835,460running3155
7213   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4794,925running1151
81953   Slick Johnson Johnson Racing   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet4782,700running4147
92548   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4744,390running0138
102825   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4734,070running0134
111740   Stan Barrett Ulrich / Reynolds / Needham   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4723,760running0 
122667   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4683,450running0127
133352   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4673,420running0124
141343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet4617,800running10126
153124   Cecil Gordon South Hill Texaco   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile4602,780running0118
163619   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet4582,715running0 
173017   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet4511,855running0112
18112   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4436,650running3114
193407   Jeff McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Buick4021,100engine0106
202064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2992,045engine0103
212970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet2951,850engine0100
22 112   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet2912,550clutch111102
23 827   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet2205,225quit094
24 975   Joe Millikan RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet201750crash0 
25 421   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury2011,225crash2893
261015   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford1895,150crash085
27 728   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet1781,175engine187
28167   Lake Speed Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet1381,150crash079
29 568   Lennie Pond Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Chevrolet121625crash381
303595   Ernie Cline Cline Racing   (Ernie Cline)Chevrolet74610crash0 
311541   Dick Brooks Steve's Corvette / Brooks Honda   (Billy Matthews)Chevrolet50600crash0 
32 677   John Anderson Warren Fabricating   (John Rebhan)Chevrolet40595crash067
332779   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet191,090overheating064
343284   Glenn Jarrett Busch BreakthroughChevrolet14585valve0 
352342   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet10630engine058
362405   Bill Elswick Performer BoatsOldsmobile9600crash055

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Ingram32Ingram RacingJimmy IngramChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11199  
204021  
41466  
47515  
52565  
578226  
83886  
8911931  
1201256  
12613914  
1401434  
14419047  
1911999  
2002023  
2032119  
212314103  
3153217  
322492171  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.4%             Average green flag run: 43.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Donnie Allison12424
  Darrell Waltrip254117
  Dave Marcis42432
  Richard Childress44441
  Lennie Pond45473
  Neil Bonnett48547
  Darrell Waltrip558329
  Dave Marcis84841
  Neil Bonnett859612
  Dale Earnhardt97993
  Neil Bonnett1001089
  Darrell Waltrip10912012
  Buddy Baker1211211
  Slick Johnson1221254
  Cale Yarborough1261349
  Darrell Waltrip1351406
  Harry Gant14115010
  Darrell Waltrip15116515
  Harry Gant1661683
  Darrell Waltrip1691768
  Donnie Allison17719115
  Richard Petty1921921
  Harry Gant19321220
  Donnie Allison21326149
  Darrell Waltrip2622676
  Donnie Allison26829023
  Harry Gant2912922
  Richard Petty2932997
  Harry Gant30031415
  Cale Yarborough3153151
  Harry Gant3163183
  Cale Yarborough3193246
  Richard Petty3253262
  Cale Yarborough32740579
  Harry Gant40642015
  Cale Yarborough42149272

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4331    
2   Cale Yarborough 4287   -44  
3   Richard Petty 4077   -254  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4051   -280  
5   Benny Parsons 4031   -300  
6   Bobby Allison 3805   -526  
7   Jody Ridley 3708   -623  
8   Harry Gant 3608   -723  
9   Dave Marcis 3520   -811  
10   Richard Childress 3499   -832  
11   Terry Labonte 3464   -867  
12   James Hylton 3237   -1094  
13   Buddy Arrington 3197   -1134  
14   Ronnie Thomas 2875   -1456  
15   Cecil Gordon 2793   -1538  
16   Jimmy Means 2774   -1557  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2735   -1596  
18   Tommy Gale 2652   -1679  
19   Neil Bonnett 2515   -1816  
20   Roger Hamby 2479   -1852