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1980 Firecracker 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 31
Friday, July 4, 1980 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:18:21
Average Speed: 173.473 mph
Pole Speed: 194.67 mph
Cautions: 3 for 11 laps
Margin of Victory: 6 cl
Attendance: 54,000
Lead changes: 40

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

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    CURB RECORDS CONGRATULATES BOBBY ALLISON ON HIS VICTORY AT DAYTONA.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11415   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury16024,805running63185
2 21   David Pearson Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile16014,230running3175
3 72   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet16016,580running44170
4 428   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile1608,880running9165
52243   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Oldsmobile16012,130running0155
6 627   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile1609,640running1155
71590   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury1597,815running0146
8 93   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile1596,755running0142
92175   John Anderson Herb Davis Plumbing   (RahMoc Enterprises)Buick1585,785running0138
101167   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge1575,925running0134
12239   Bill Elliott Jackson Special   (George Elliott)Mercury1563,010running0127
13287   Ricky Rudd Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile1555,065running0124
143614   Coo Coo Marlin Race Fans   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet1552,810running0121
152062   Rick Wilson Howard Racing   (Rick Wilson)Oldsmobile1542,860running0118
161747   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile1544,305running0115
173025   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Oldsmobile1533,945running0112
183973   Steve Moore Tuesday's Tavern   (Willard Moore)Chevrolet1532,060running0109
191012   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Oldsmobile1531,860running0106
203704   Phil Finney Finney Racing   (Phil Finney)Oldsmobile1521,810crash0103
223293   Don Whittington Sun Systems   (Don Whittington)Oldsmobile1501,535running097
232770   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Buick1502,935running094
243448   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1492,750running091
252989   Jim Vandiver Smith Nurseries   (O.L. Nixon)Oldsmobile1451,360running088
263352   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Buick1432,485running085
272517   Roger Hamby Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1421,410running082
283564   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1422,375running079
294024   Cecil Gordon South Hill Texaco   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1362,340running076
31 588   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Oldsmobile1106,580engine3275
303179   Marty Robbins Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1312,285engine073
32 844   Terry Labonte Apache Stove   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1021,605crank067
34 321   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury721,855ignition366
331671   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile881,580overheating064
353850   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile571,055overheating058
361930   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile571,025rear end055
381866   Lake Speed Speed Racing   (Lake Speed)Chevrolet361,015engine049
40 111   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile57,855engine548
39124   Connie Saylor Mitco   (G.C. Spencer)Chevrolet171,010piston046
112640   Lennie Pond Burger King / Pepsi   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick1565,385running0 
211368   John Greenwood Greenwood-Koni Custom Shocks   (Jim Testa)Oldsmobile1501,510running0 
372402   Chuck Bown Halpern Enterprises   (Joel Halpern)Oldsmobile41810engine0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14343  
44474   #02 blown engine turn 4 
488336  
84885   #73 spun frontstretch 
8913244  
1331353   #52 stalled pit exit 
13616025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.5%             Average green flag run: 37.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cale Yarborough155
  Neil Bonnett661
  David Pearson771
  Buddy Baker8103
  Darrell Waltrip11111
  Dale Earnhardt12165
  Darrell Waltrip17226
  Dale Earnhardt23231
  Darrell Waltrip24296
  Bobby Allison30345
  Darrell Waltrip35384
  Bobby Allison39446
  Dale Earnhardt45473
  Buddy Baker48514
  Bobby Allison52565
  Dale Earnhardt57593
  Darrell Waltrip60612
  Neil Bonnett62632
  Darrell Waltrip64652
  Dale Earnhardt66672
  Darrell Waltrip68703
  Dale Earnhardt71722
  Darrell Waltrip73731
  Bobby Allison74785
  Dale Earnhardt79835
  Bobby Allison84929
  Dale Earnhardt93931
  Darrell Waltrip94963
  Dale Earnhardt97993
  Darrell Waltrip1001034
  Dale Earnhardt10411310
  Buddy Baker1141141
  Dale Earnhardt1151228
  Bobby Allison1231231
  Buddy Baker1241241
  Benny Parsons1251251
  Bobby Allison1261338
  David Pearson1341352
  Bobby Allison1361372
  Dale Earnhardt1381381
  Bobby Allison13916022

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 2557    
2   Richard Petty 2529   -28  
3   Cale Yarborough 2397   -160  
4   Bobby Allison 2354   -203  
5   Benny Parsons 2349   -208  
6   Darrell Waltrip 2319   -238  
7   Jody Ridley 2204   -353  
8   Harry Gant 2055   -502  
9   Richard Childress 2054   -503  
10   Terry Labonte 1985   -572  
11   Dave Marcis 1964   -593  
12   James Hylton 1878   -679  
13   Buddy Arrington 1822   -735  
14   Ronnie Thomas 1785   -772  
15   J.D. McDuffie 1616   -941  
16   Dick Brooks 1564   -993  
17   Jimmy Means 1557   -1000  
18   Cecil Gordon 1491   -1066  
19   Tommy Gale 1476   -1081  
20   Neil Bonnett 1388   -1169