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1980 Music City USA 420


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 31
Saturday, May 10, 1980 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
420 laps on a .596 mile paved track (250.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:47:52
Average Speed: 89.471 mph
Pole Speed: 106.591 mph
Cautions: 4 for 29 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 643   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet42015,350running96180
2 227   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet42010,310running0170
3 111   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet4208,660running279175
4 588   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet4195,750running18165
5 315   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford4185,130running0155
6 72   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4185,825running27155
71144   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4144,035running0146
81790   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4134,185running0142
9 447   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet4113,315running0138
101240   Mike Alexander Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet4093,130running0 
11 871   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4052,735running0130
122252   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4012,775running0127
132348   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3991,940running0124
142437   Don Sprouse Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Chevrolet399750running0 
152164   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3961,680running0118
162879   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet3921,520running0115
172999   Dick May Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet382520running0 
182574   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet382500running0109
193024   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile3801,340running0106
201470   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3761,215running0103
212725   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3741,100running0100
221945   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers / McWhirter   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet373440running097
231517   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet370430running094
24 975   John Anderson RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet367420running091
251653   Slick Johnson Johnson Racing   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet348660crash088
261820   Rick Newsom Louise Smith   (Rick Newsom)Oldsmobile326400running085
272067   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge295645transmission082
282619   Steve Spencer Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet153640engine0 
29133   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet148635engine076
30107   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet46630rear end073

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough19090
  Darrell Waltrip91911
  Dale Earnhardt9211827
  Cale Yarborough11915436
  Richard Petty15517016
  Cale Yarborough17120333
  Richard Petty20423431
  Cale Yarborough23531177
  Richard Petty3123154
  Cale Yarborough31635843
  Darrell Waltrip35937517
  Richard Petty37642045

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1710    
2   Cale Yarborough 1582   -128  
3   Richard Petty 1567   -143  
4   Darrell Waltrip 1521   -189  
5   Bobby Allison 1469   -241  
6   Benny Parsons 1463   -247  
7   Jody Ridley 1416   -294  
8   Dave Marcis 1372   -338  
9   Harry Gant 1329   -381  
10   Richard Childress 1260   -450  
11   Terry Labonte 1249   -461  
12   James Hylton 1230   -480  
13   Buddy Arrington 1175   -535  
14   Ronnie Thomas 1128   -582  
15   Dick Brooks 1113   -597  
16   Jimmy Means 1066   -644  
17   J.D. McDuffie 1053   -657  
18   Joe Millikan 1029   -681  
19   Tommy Gale 1012   -698  
20   Cecil Gordon 867   -843