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1980 Talladega 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 20 of 31
Sunday, August 3, 1980 at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:47
Average Speed: 166.894 mph
Pole Speed: 198.545 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 6 cl
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 36

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 221   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury18835,675running53180
2 311   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile18820,625running25175
3162   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Oldsmobile18816,975running3170
4 827   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile18812,125running0160
51547   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile1889,550running1160
6183   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1858,280running0150
7199   Bill Elliott Dahlonega Ford Sales   (George Elliott)Mercury1844,215running0146
82266   Lake Speed Winn-Dixie   (Lake Speed)Chevrolet1814,165running0142
93942   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet1813,315running0138
103319   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick1765,810running0134
11 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Oldsmobile1748,815engine29135
123840   Harry Dinwiddie Colonial Bread   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1735,250running0127
13376   Marty Robbins Robbins Racing   (Marty Robbins)Dodge1732,765running0 
143048   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1714,940running0121
152652   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1694,770running0118
162387   Billie Harvey Del Ray Marine Supply   (Billie Harvey)Oldsmobile1652,615crash0115
17101   David Pearson Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile1552,515clutch3117
18 543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Oldsmobile1548,915engine5114
193553   Slick Johnson Johnson Racing   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet1542,315running0106
20287   Ricky Rudd Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile1504,185running0103
213625   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Oldsmobile1463,750clutch0100
222417   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1411,965running097
232924   Cecil Gordon South Hill Texaco   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1313,440running094
243474   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Buick1221,865running091
252770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Buick1203,255engine088
26 912   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile1132,615engine1190
274145   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Oldsmobile1032,815running082
28 668   Lennie Pond Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Oldsmobile951,665engine184
293264   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford922,655engine076
301390   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury833,695engine178
311244   Terry Labonte Apache Classic Stove   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile682,410overheating070
32 128   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile606,725engine5677
331479   Frank Warren Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)Dodge591,800transmission064
34 430   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile501,375engine061
351115   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury445,700engine058
362062   Rick Wilson Florida Equipment & Service   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile411,225transmission055
372514   Coo Coo Marlin Marlin Racing   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet411,200crank052
384067   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge331,675engine049
391771   Dave Marcis Buck Stove   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile321,650engine046
402173   Ferrel Harris Barnes Freight Lines   (Willard Moore)Chevrolet171,350engine0 
413150   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile121,050engine040

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188   wet track 
92921  
30334   #7 tow-in 
346431  
65695   #79 blown engine 
7011445  
1151184   #12 blown engine 
11917759  
1781814   #87 accident 
1821887  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.3%             Average green flag run: 32.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Baker11414
  Neil Bonnett15151
  Buddy Baker162510
  Darrell Waltrip26261
  Buddy Baker27293
  Jody Ridley30301
  Richard Petty31311
  Buddy Baker326029
  Cale Yarborough61644
  Lennie Pond65651
  Cale Yarborough66705
  Darrell Waltrip71711
  Dale Earnhardt72721
  David Pearson73753
  Dale Earnhardt76761
  Neil Bonnett778913
  Donnie Allison90967
  Darrell Waltrip971015
  Richard Petty1021021
  Harry Gant1031031
  Darrell Waltrip1041096
  Donnie Allison1101134
  Neil Bonnett1141141
  Cale Yarborough1151151
  Richard Petty1161183
  Darrell Waltrip1191213
  Neil Bonnett12215029
  Cale Yarborough1511533
  Neil Bonnett1541552
  Darrell Waltrip1561649
  Neil Bonnett1651662
  Cale Yarborough1671693
  Darrell Waltrip1701734
  Neil Bonnett1741741
  Cale Yarborough1751839
  Dale Earnhardt1841841
  Neil Bonnett1851884

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3072    
2   Cale Yarborough 2922   -150  
3   Richard Petty 2872   -200  
4   Benny Parsons 2787   -285  
5   Darrell Waltrip 2709   -363  
6   Bobby Allison 2628   -444  
7   Jody Ridley 2533   -539  
8   Richard Childress 2480   -592  
9   Harry Gant 2451   -621  
10   Terry Labonte 2307   -765  
11   Dave Marcis 2278   -794  
12   James Hylton 2229   -843  
13   Buddy Arrington 2129   -943  
14   Ronnie Thomas 2064   -1008  
15   Jimmy Means 1911   -1161  
16   J.D. McDuffie 1889   -1183  
17   Cecil Gordon 1800   -1272  
18   Tommy Gale 1767   -1305  
19   Neil Bonnett 1753   -1319  
20   Roger Hamby 1606   -1466