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1980 National 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 31
Sunday, October 5, 1980 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:42:18
Average Speed: 135.243 mph
Pole Speed: 165.634 mph
Cautions: 8 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.83 sec
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 43

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

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Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 42   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet33449,050running148185
2 311   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet33430,200running47175
3 128   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Buick33421,850running48170
4 222   Ricky Rudd LYF-TMY Building Supply   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet33415,350running1165
51112   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet3338,400running0155
6169   Bill Elliott Melling Timing Components   (George Elliott)Mercury3326,300running0150
7237   Lake Speed Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet33021,225running0146
82290   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury3297,625running0142
93642   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet3284,310running0138
103941   Dick Brooks Billy MatthewsChevrolet3284,210running0134
11273   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32813,805running1135
122140   Tim Richmond UNO / Apache Stove   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3276,095running0127
133467   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3265,885running0124
142516   Rusty Wallace Norton / CAM2 / Gould   (Roger Penske)Chevrolet3258,610running0121
153777   Kenny Hemphill Warren Fabricating   (John Rebhan)Chevrolet3253,360running0118
16 647   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3245,905running0115
171582   Dick May Dick Brooks Honda   (Ferrel Harris)Dodge3233,700running0112
18 588   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet3228,050engine29114
192471   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile3184,995running0106
204170   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3184,735running0103
213219   James Hylton Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3123,425running0100
222064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3072,915running097
23384   Connie Saylor Mitco   (G.C. Spencer)Chevrolet3011,400running094
243324   Cecil Gordon South Hill Texaco   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile2922,400running091
251402   Chuck Bown Halpern Enterprises   (Joel Halpern)Chevrolet2711,750engine088
262979   Junior Miller Miller Roofing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet2592,315running085
271943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet2527,375engine187
283517   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1951,730valve079
29 715   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury1906,075ball joint3581
30 821   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1832,100crash1078
311044   Terry Labonte Apache Stove   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1835,975crash1175
32306   Marty Robbins M.C. Anderson   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet1711,000crash067
33 927   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet1686,185crash369
342668   Lennie Pond Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Chevrolet168970steering061
351875   John Anderson RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet149955steering058
362814   Sterling Marlin Buck Stove   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet138940crash0 
371262   Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service   (Rick Wilson)Chevrolet671,425engine052
38171   David Pearson Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet66910ignition049
391396   Mike Miller Dairyland Transportation   (Mike Miller)Ford531,405head gasket046
404053   Slick Johnson Johnson Racing   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet42900cam043
413105   Jim Sauter Prototype Engines / Buck Stove   (RahMoc Enterprises)Chevrolet33900engine040

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker111
  Ricky Rudd221
  Buddy Baker342
  Darrell Waltrip551
  Dale Earnhardt6127
  Darrell Waltrip13142
  Neil Bonnett15162
  Dale Earnhardt17182
  Darrell Waltrip19191
  Dale Earnhardt20223
  Darrell Waltrip23231
  Dale Earnhardt24241
  Buddy Baker25251
  Darrell Waltrip26349
  Richard Petty35351
  Richard Childress36361
  Cale Yarborough37426
  Darrell Waltrip435715
  Dale Earnhardt588629
  Bobby Allison87959
  Dale Earnhardt96961
  Benny Parsons97993
  Terry Labonte1001056
  Bobby Allison10613126
  Dale Earnhardt13214312
  Terry Labonte1441441
  Dale Earnhardt14515814
  Neil Bonnett1591613
  Dale Earnhardt1621621
  Neil Bonnett1631631
  Dale Earnhardt1641641
  Neil Bonnett1651684
  Dale Earnhardt1691713
  Terry Labonte1721754
  Cale Yarborough1761805
  Buddy Baker18119111
  Dale Earnhardt19220110
  Buddy Baker20222019
  Cale Yarborough2212266
  Buddy Baker22723711
  Dale Earnhardt23825417
  Cale Yarborough25528430
  Buddy Baker2852873
  Dale Earnhardt28833447

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4217    
2   Cale Yarborough 4102   -115  
3   Richard Petty 3951   -266  
4   Benny Parsons 3937   -280  
5   Darrell Waltrip 3881   -336  
6   Bobby Allison 3720   -497  
7   Jody Ridley 3553   -664  
8   Harry Gant 3433   -784  
9   Dave Marcis 3365   -852  
10   Richard Childress 3348   -869  
11   Terry Labonte 3304   -913  
12   James Hylton 3099   -1118  
13   Buddy Arrington 3070   -1147  
14   Ronnie Thomas 2741   -1476  
15   Cecil Gordon 2675   -1542  
16   Jimmy Means 2650   -1567  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2635   -1582  
18   Tommy Gale 2549   -1668  
19   Neil Bonnett 2422   -1795  
20   Roger Hamby 2367   -1850