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1981 CRC Chemicals Rebel 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 31
Sunday, April 12, 1981 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:57:24
Average Speed: 126.703 mph
Pole Speed: 153.896 mph
Cautions: 6 for 40 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 60,000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 311   Darrell Waltrip Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick36723,225running186185
2 233   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac36711,000running28175
31271   Dave Marcis Marcis Racing   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet36612,860running7170
4 19   Bill Elliott Mell-Gear   (George Elliott)Ford3667,625running12165
51115   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford36610,750running0155
6221   Buddy Baker UNO   (Hoss Ellington)Buick3654,150running0150
71390   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3657,310running0146
8 416   David Pearson U.S. Army   (Joel Halpern)Chevrolet3653,600running0142
9 628   Bobby Allison Tuf-Lon   (Harry Ranier)Buick3648,700running0138
102375   Joe Millikan RahMoc EnterprisesBuick3615,715running0134
111088   Ricky Rudd Gatorade   (DiGard)Buick3598,225running0130
122999   Tim Richmond UNO   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3585,680running0127
132567   Buddy Arrington Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3584,470running0124
141444   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick3567,750running0121
151541   Dick Brooks Steve's Vette   (Billy Matthews)Buick3542,175running0118
163270   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac3484,025running0115
17 52   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3469,150running0112
183064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3463,690running0109
193148   James Hylton Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac3423,480running0106
202825   Ronnie Thomas Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Buick3393,270running0103
212724   Cecil Gordon Gordon Racing   (Cecil Gordon)Buick3363,035running0100
221740   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick3021,325running097
233452   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac2732,465rear end094
243394   Bobby Wawak Louise Smith   (Bobby Wawak)Buick2711,200running091
252142   Kyle Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick2391,200engine088
26 727   Cale Yarborough Valvoline   (M.C. Anderson)Buick2331,650engine13490
272647   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick2232,355engine082
282498   Johnny Rutherford Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac2161,100crash079
29 821   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Ford1761,590crash076
302023   Geoffrey Bodine Oxford 250   (Dick Bahre)Pontiac891,130crash073
31183   Richard Childress Childress Racing   (Richard Childress)Pontiac892,245engine070
321653   Slick Johnson Johnson Racing   (J.D. Johnson)Chevrolet651,020engine067
33 943   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick256,465oil pan064
34195   Morgan Shepherd Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac191,135handling061
353517   Mike Potter Slick 50   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet172,210flagged058
363637   Mike Alexander Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick9950engine055

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott11111
  Darrell Waltrip123322
  Cale Yarborough347138
  Darrell Waltrip72732
  Dave Marcis74763
  Cale Yarborough779317
  Harry Gant94941
  Dave Marcis95951
  Cale Yarborough9616368
  Bill Elliott1641641
  Cale Yarborough16517511
  Harry Gant17619823
  Dave Marcis1991991
  Darrell Waltrip20022425
  Dave Marcis2252251
  Harry Gant2262272
  Darrell Waltrip22827851
  Dave Marcis2792791
  Darrell Waltrip28035475
  Harry Gant3553562
  Darrell Waltrip35736711

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1262    
2   Darrell Waltrip 1137   -125  
3   Harry Gant 1133   -129  
4   Ricky Rudd 1078   -184  
5   Jody Ridley 1071   -191  
6   Richard Petty 1059   -203  
7   Dale Earnhardt 1051   -211  
8   Joe Millikan 1010   -252  
9   Benny Parsons 1006   -256  
10   Terry Labonte 932   -330  
11   Dave Marcis 909   -353  
12   Richard Childress 849   -413  
13   Jimmy Means 842   -420  
14   J.D. McDuffie 840   -422  
15   Buddy Arrington 835   -427  
16   Tim Richmond 831   -431  
17   Tommy Gale 769   -493  
18   Kyle Petty 758   -504  
19   Morgan Shepherd 750   -512  
20   Ronnie Thomas 718   -544