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1980 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 31
Sunday, April 27, 1980 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .525 mile paved track (262.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:06
Average Speed: 69.049 mph
Pole Speed: 88.566 mph
Cautions: 8 for 91 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 22,500
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 188   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet50026,850running303185
2 327   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet50015,400running5175
3 843   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet50013,475running72170
4 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet5008,750running58165
5 772   Joe Millikan DeWitt Racing   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet4966,800running0155
6 621   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury4953,000running0150
71790   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4925,460running0146
81271   Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4903,860running0142
92753   Slick Johnson Western Sizzlin   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet4901,400running0138
102567   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge4873,315running0134
11233   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4862,830running0130
123252   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4852,660running0127
13112   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet4845,400running0124
142879   Junior Miller Warren Racing   (Frank Warren)Dodge4782,400engine0121
151542   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet478850running0118
162012   Buck Simmons Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet474800running0115
172424   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile4662,165running0112
181448   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4662,030running0109
193145   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers / McWhirter   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet462735running0106
202699   Dick May Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet461700running0 
21 947   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet4371,610running0100
222125   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet4201,690running097
231344   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3851,370rear end094
24 228   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Chevrolet3441,160engine6296
25 415   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford3424,100crash088
26107   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet3321,340crash085
271675   Bill Elswick RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet308630engine082
281840   D.K. Ulrich Mastin Pool Company   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet124870engine079
293064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford118860engine076
301970   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet73850engine073
312974   Bobby Wawak Wawak Racing   (Bobby Wawak)Chevrolet45600engine070
322220   Rick Newsom Louise Smith   (Rick Newsom)Oldsmobile30600engine067

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
21716   #2,43,7,75,47,48,44,71 accident 
182710  
28314   #25,42 accident 
3211584  
1161183   #25 spun 
11918163  
1821854   #75 spun 
18623146  
23227746   rain 
27834366  
3443507   #15 accident 
35137020  
3713766   #7 accident 
377495119  
4965005   #53 spun 
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.2%             Average green flag run: 51.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip1185185
  Buddy Baker18624762
  Cale Yarborough24830558
  Richard Petty30637772
  Benny Parsons3783825
  Darrell Waltrip383500118

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 1380    
2   Darrell Waltrip 1319   -61  
3   Richard Petty 1317   -63  
4   Bobby Allison 1271   -109  
5   Cale Yarborough 1252   -128  
6   Dave Marcis 1161   -219  
7   Benny Parsons 1146   -234  
8   Jody Ridley 1140   -240  
9   Harry Gant 1139   -241  
10   Richard Childress 1052   -328  
11   Terry Labonte 1036   -344  
12   Joe Millikan 1029   -351  
13   Buddy Arrington 984   -396  
14   James Hylton 982   -398  
15   Jimmy Means 939   -441  
16   Ronnie Thomas 925   -455  
17   J.D. McDuffie 910   -470  
18   Dick Brooks 902   -478  
19   Tommy Gale 779   -601  
20   Slick Johnson 777   -603