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1981 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 13 of 14
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, November 22, 1981 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
119 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (311.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:19
Average Speed: 95.288 mph
Pole Speed: 114.981 mph
Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: .24 sec
Attendance: 46,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 528   Bobby Allison   (WC)Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick11924,300running49
2122   Joe Ruttman   (WC)J.D. Stacy   (Jim Stacy)Buick11917,675running39
3 244   Terry Labonte   (WC)J.D. Stacy   (Billy Hagan)Buick11916,450running15
4 33   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)Wrangler   (Richard Childress)Pontiac11910,560running0
5 95   Joe Millikan   (WC)Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac1199,125running0
6 111   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick11910,300running1
72543   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick1198,100running0
8 433   Harry Gant   (WC)Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac1184,860running6
92190   Jody Ridley   (WC)Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1185,940running0
102447   Ron Bouchard   (WC)J.D. Stacy   (Jack Beebe)Buick1185,380running0
112970   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1184,320running1
123374   Gary Kershaw Edgett Racing   (John Edgett)Buick1171,800running0
13 824   Morgan Shepherd   (WC)Washington Freightliner   (Cecil Gordon)Buick1173,950running0
141873   Bill Schmitt Shasta County Bank   (Bill Schmitt)Buick1163,240running1
153538   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick1163,030running0
163417   Lake Speed   (WC)Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Buick1153,345running0
172848   James Hylton   (WC)Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Buick1153,110running0
181669   Bob Bondurant HFJ RacingPontiac1141,300running0
192075   Gary Balough   (WC)Chaparral Trailers   (RahMoc Enterprises)Buick1132,790running0
20 637   Tim Richmond   (WC)Rogers Auto Leasing   (Bob Rogers)Buick1131,195running0
213013   Don Puskarich Puskarich Racing   (Matt Puskarich)Oldsmobile1112,160running0
224007   Gene Thonesen Thonesen Racing   (Gene Thonesen)Buick1102,125running0
233985   Mark Stahl   (WC)Stahl Racing   (Mark Stahl)Ford1091,080running0
243667   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1062,555running0
251971   Dave Marcis   (WC)J.D. Stacy   (Dave Marcis)Pontiac1031,805engine3
263764   Tommy Gale   (WC)Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford951,755differential0
27 715   Benny Parsons   (WC)Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford906,355engine4
28141   Chuck Pittenger   (WC)Pitt's Performance   (Chuck Pittenger)Buick801,155clutch0
292351   Scott Miller J.D. StacyPontiac69805engine0
30260   Roy Smith Aircraft Standards   (Robert Beadle)Buick582,155cam0
311299   Terry Herman   (WC)Jim Davis   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick551,500crash0
322278   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Jack Williams)Oldsmobile53950crash0
331021   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Warner Hodgdon / National Engineering   (Wood Brothers)Ford491,100plugs0
343835   Pat Mintey Marv's Chevy Only   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet40850engine0
351193   Don Whittington   (WC)Scott SmithOldsmobile37500crash0
363216   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Buick34790piston0
372742   Kyle Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick27780brakes0
381701   Hershel McGriff Howard Johnson's   (Gerald Craker)Buick17770engine0
393141   Richard Childress   (WC)Junior JohnsonBuick5460quit0
401388   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Buick26,150engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
122  
353  
62722  
28325  
33342  
35384  
39424  
43497  
50567  
57615  
62687  
69735  
7410431  
1051084  
10911911  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.7%             Average green flag run: 10.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip111
  Harry Gant276
  Bobby Allison82619
  Terry Labonte27293
  Bobby Allison30345
  Joe Ruttman35439
  Dave Marcis44463
  Terry Labonte47504
  Bobby Allison51522
  Joe Ruttman53553
  Bobby Allison56583
  Bill Schmitt59591
  Benny Parsons60634
  Bobby Allison64707
  J.D. McDuffie71711
  Terry Labonte72798
  Joe Ruttman8010223
  Bobby Allison1031053
  Joe Ruttman1061094
  Bobby Allison11011910

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Roy Smith 632    
2   Jim Robinson 623   -9  
3   Don Waterman 574   -58  
4   Bill Schmitt 574   -58  
5   Hershel McGriff 552   -80  
6   Jim Bown 537   -95  
7   Pat Mintey 451   -181  
8   Gene Thonesen 391   -241  
9   Rick McCray 372   -260  
10   Rick O'Dell 366   -266  
11   Don Puskarich 366   -266  
12   Terry Forsythe 243   -389  
13   Sumner McKnight 242   -390  
14   Jimmy Insolo 237   -395  
15   John Kieper 210   -422  
16   Robert Tartaglia 163   -469  
17   Derrike Cope 154   -478  
18   Harry Goularte 136   -496  
19   Don Graham 118   -514  
20   Moe Willits 118   -514