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1980 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 1 of 11
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, January 13, 1980 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:58
Average Speed: 94.974 mph
Pole Speed: 113.404 mph
Cautions: 2 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.97 sec
Attendance: 22,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 188   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet11924,700running56
2 52   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)Rod OsterlundChevrolet11919,400running0
3 343   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet11915,100running13
4 972   Joe Millikan   (WC)DeWitt Trucking   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet11910,200running0
51073   Bill Schmitt Shasta County Bank   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1197,455running0
6133   Richard Childress   (WC)CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1185,280running0
71544   Terry Labonte   (WC)Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet1184,810running0
82840   Bill Whittington Midwestern Farm Lines   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet1174,400running0
92655   Don Whittington Warner / Curb   (DiGard)Chevrolet1172,300running0
101425   Ronnie Thomas   (WC)Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet1164,190running0
11228   James Hylton   (WC)G.W. Dickinson   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1153,720running0
122075   Harry Gant   (WC)RahMoc EnterprisesOldsmobile1151,800running0
133445   Roy Smith Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet1141,700running0
141667   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Switzer Construction   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1143,260running0
151770   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet1133,050running0
163590   Jody Ridley   (WC)Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1133,340running0
17 671   Dave Marcis   (WC)Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1122,630running9
18 415   Bobby Allison   (WC)Hodgdon / Moore   (Bud Moore)Ford1095,750engine0
192413   Don Puskarich Matt PuskarichChevrolet1091,250running0
203119   Vince Giamformaggio Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1092,260running0
213752   Jimmy Means   (WC)Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet1082,185running0
22117   Dick Brooks   (WC)Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet1042,150sway bar0
23 211   Cale Yarborough   (WC)Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1035,530engine41
242178   Jim Robinson San-Val Supply   (A.J. Kurten)Chevrolet1031,580running0
252337   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet881,005running0
261293   Hershel McGriff Bigelow PaintDodge82955engine0
273657   Steve Pfeifer Don GuyChevrolet82905running0
28 748   Dan Gurney   (WC)Lubri-Lon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet791,105transmission0
293224   Lake Speed   (WC)Reliable RV   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile791,305engine0
302518   Randy Ogden   (WC)Jack OgdenChevrolet73755engine0
311881   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (John Borneman)Chevrolet72700transmission0
323079   Dick May   (WC)Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge711,150oil pump0
33 827   Benny Parsons   (WC)Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet525,050transmission0
342721   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury351,050oil line0
352908   Rick McCray Rick McCrayBuick34500engine0
361947   Chuck Bown   (WC)J & S TruckingChevrolet30500engine0
373397   Bill Osborne Ivan BaldwinChevrolet20500rear end0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
38Gary Matthews91BrusuelasChevrolet
39Dick Whalen6GR MetalsChevrolet
40Gene Thonesen77Thonesen RacingChevrolet
41St. James Davis22LaDonna DavisDodge
WDTim Williamson5Jerry CrackerOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626   rain 
278155  
82854   #24 off course 
8611934  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.2%             Average green flag run: 44.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip13535
  Cale Yarborough365621
  Dave Marcis57659
  Richard Petty667813
  Cale Yarborough799820
  Darrell Waltrip9911921

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 50    
2   Roy Smith 49   -1  
3   Don Puskarich 48   -2  
4   Vince Giamformaggio 47   -3  
5   Jim Robinson 46   -4  
6   Chuck Wahl 45   -5  
7   Hershel McGriff 44   -6  
8   Steve Pfeifer 43   -7  
9   John Borneman 42   -8  
10   Rick McCray 41   -9  
11   Bill Osborne 40   -10