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1980 Richmond 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 3 of 31
Sunday, February 24, 1980 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .542 mile paved track (216.8 miles)

Time of race: 3:12:08
Average Speed: 67.703 mph
Pole Speed: 93.695 mph
Cautions: 9 for 72 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.2 sec
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 19

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)Chevrolet40017,800running148185
2 515   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Ford40010,975running127175
3 343   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet4009,375running70170
41071   Dave Marcis Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4004,310running16165
5112   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet3986,550running0155
61567   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3923,360running0150
73148   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3852,940running0146
81424   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile3822,780running0142
9 770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet3802,610running0138
102074   Bobby Wawak Bobby WawakChevrolet3771,150running0134
12 247   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet3732,040running28132
113040   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3762,350running0130
132779   Joey Arrington Buddy's Used Cars   (Frank Warren)Dodge3682,030running0124
152475   Bill Elswick RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet3661,375running0118
172195   Tommy Houston Carpenter Designs   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet354810running10117
161817   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3631,520running0115
181790   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3421,585running0109
192920   Rick Newsom Louise Smith   (Rick Newsom)Chevrolet330700running0106
202319   Dick May Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet3181,450running0103
211664   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford2951,300running0100
22123   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile292875running097
232699   Bill Hollar Hollar Auto Parts   (Bill Hollar)Chevrolet281600ignition094
24 844   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet197835axle091
25 911   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet1934,025crash088
27 672   Joe Millikan DeWitt Trucking   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1014,225crash187
262225   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet125840engine085
28 427   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet633,975oil pump079
29137   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet47725crash076
302852   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet46700crash073
311945   Baxter Price Iron Peddlers   (Baxter Price)Chevrolet45450crash070
142537   Bub Strickler Bub StricklerChevrolet367925running0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14040  
41444   #70 spun 
45495  
506011   #7,52,19,45,90,17 accident turn 4 
6110343  
10411411   #79,70,15,72 accident turn 3 
11517662  
1771804   #20 spun 
18119414  
19521218   #11,44,37 accident turn 1 
21324331  
24425310   #3 accident turn 1 
25426613  
2672715   #43 spun turn 3 
27234473  
3453495   #3,95 spun turn 2 
35036718  
3683703   #2,37 spun turn 4 
37140030  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.8%             Average green flag run: 32.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip13333
  Bobby Allison34418
  Joe Millikan42421
  Tommy Houston435210
  Harry Gant538028
  Richard Petty819212
  Bobby Allison9310210
  Richard Petty1031042
  Dave Marcis1051117
  Richard Petty11215443
  Darrell Waltrip15519743
  Bobby Allison19824447
  Dave Marcis2452484
  Bobby Allison24926820
  Dave Marcis2692735
  Bobby Allison27429219
  Darrell Waltrip29334553
  Bobby Allison34636823
  Richard Petty36938113
  Darrell Waltrip38240019

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 490    
2   Bobby Allison 459   -31  
3   Richard Petty 433   -57  
4   Darrell Waltrip 413   -77  
5   Terry Labonte 387   -103  
6   Dave Marcis 379   -111  
7   Richard Childress 371   -119  
8   James Hylton 361   -129  
9   Jody Ridley 358   -132  
10   J.D. McDuffie 338   -152  
11   Buddy Arrington 311   -179  
12   Joe Millikan 308   -182  
13   Benny Parsons 298   -192  
14   Cale Yarborough 298   -192  
15   Harry Gant 296   -194  
16   Ronnie Thomas 295   -195  
17   Jimmy Means 291   -199  
18   Bill Schmitt 249   -241  
19   Cecil Gordon 242   -248  
20   Neil Bonnett 231   -259