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1980 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 2 of 31
Sunday, February 17, 1980 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:55
Average Speed: 177.602 mph
Pole Speed: 194.009 mph
Cautions: 5 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 125,000
Lead changes: 29

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
36417   Dick Brooks Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Oldsmobile443,080axle055
25 443   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Oldsmobile15715,100clutch493
351568   Chuck Bown Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Oldsmobile503,350clutch058
383079   Jim Hurlbert Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge332,950clutch049
3 321   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury19951,100engine8170
232073   Bill Schmitt Olympus Mahogany Hot Tubs   (Bill Schmitt)Oldsmobile1725,120engine094
243805   Bill Elswick RahMoc EnterprisesOldsmobile1613,515engine091
272519   J.D. McDuffie Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Buick1504,290engine082
293325   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Buick1343,080engine076
30218   Kevin Housby Taylor & Martin / Marina Inn   (Jack Housby)Oldsmobile803,150engine073
324240   Bill Whittington Jim Morrison   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick662,985engine067
333550   Bruce Hill Global Heat Exchanger   (Walter Ballard)Oldsmobile571,725engine064
34 872   Joe Millikan Hayes Jewelers   (L.G. DeWitt)Oldsmobile528,800engine061
391630   Tighe Scott Russ Togs   (Walter Ballard)Buick242,900engine046
40 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade   (DiGard)Oldsmobile208,750engine043
413167   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge172,230engine040
421047   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Oldsmobile153,025engine037
311151   A.J. Foyt Valvoline / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Oldsmobile693,575quit070
1 128   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Oldsmobile200102,175running143185
2 915   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury20054,450running9175
4322   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Oldsmobile19936,350running10165
51427   Benny Parsons Melling Pumper   (M.C. Anderson)Oldsmobile19732,375running0155
61744   Terry Labonte Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile19726,475running0150
7 21   Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile19535,160running2151
83614   Sterling Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)Chevrolet19417,810running0142
91275   Lennie Pond Burger King   (RahMoc Enterprises)Buick19418,000running0138
102790   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Mercury19420,305running0134
111882   Janet Guthrie Texaco Star   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet19313,925running0130
12249   Bill Elliott Knutsons RV   (George Elliott)Mercury19212,390running0127
13223   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Oldsmobile19013,540running0124
143953   Slick Johnson J.D. JohnsonChevrolet1899,055running0121
152652   Jimmy Means Mr. Transmission   (Jimmy Means)Buick18811,310running0118
162317   Don Whittington Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet1879,510running0115
172874   Joe Booher Booher Farms   (Bobby Wawak)Buick1867,920running0 
19 511   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Oldsmobile18317,150running24111
202964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1767,340running0103
211924   Cecil Gordon Sadler Motors / Smith Used Cars   (Cecil Gordon)Oldsmobile1766,425running0100
221371   Dave Marcis Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Oldsmobile1746,285running097
263748   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Oldsmobile1554,155running085
283400   John Utsman Kingsport Speedway   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1492,695running079
374089   Jim Vandiver O.L. NixonOldsmobile382,215transmission052
18 633   John Anderson Draime Race Engines   (Russ Draime)Oldsmobile1839,135vibration0109

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gary Baker4G.C. SpencerOldsmobile
Phil Finney04Phil FinneyOldsmobile
Sterling Marlin5Jim StacyOldsmobile
Frank Freda08Dotti'sDodge
Buck Simmons12Kencoal MiningKennie ChildersOldsmobile
Rick Newsom20Louise SmithRick NewsomOldsmobile
Jim Hurtubise29MillerChevrolet
Ricky Knotts31Richard A. KnottsOldsmobile
Steve Peles34Steve PelesOldsmobile
Ricky Otts38Marcel OttsBuick
Blackie Wangerin39Wangerin RacingBlackie WangerinMercury
Kyle Petty42STPPetty EnterprisesDodge
Baxter Price45Iron PeddlersBaxter PriceOldsmobile
Bill Green49Parker RacingOldsmobile
Don Whittington55DiGardChevrolet
Dick May57Alfred McClureFord
Bob Riley60Joe MayChevrolet
Bub Strickler61Duro-BondJim NorrisOldsmobile
Jocko Maggiacomo63Jocko's RacingJocko MaggiacomoOldsmobile
Ralph Jones65Spohn's Body ShopRon SpohnFord
Lake Speed66Speed RacingLake SpeedChevrolet
J.D. McDuffie70Bailey ExcavatingJ.D. McDuffieBuick
Bob Switzer77Dodge
Terry Ryan81Bill MonaghanOldsmobile
Jerry Hansen83Oldsmobile
Wayne Watercutter85Ward Racing EnterprisesOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13737  
38414   #8,68 spun turn 2 
42421  
43453   #89 stalled turn 1 
46472  
48503   #7 brushed wall 
5110858  
1091124   #71,11 accident turn 4 
11319886  
1992002   #00 blown engine frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.0%             Average green flag run: 36.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Donnie Allison122
  Buddy Baker31311
  Neil Bonnett14141
  Buddy Baker153319
  Cale Yarborough34352
  Richard Petty36383
  Buddy Baker39479
  Neil Bonnett48514
  Richard Petty52521
  Neil Bonnett53531
  Buddy Baker54563
  Cale Yarborough57571
  Neil Bonnett58592
  Dale Earnhardt60601
  Cale Yarborough61677
  Dale Earnhardt68692
  Cale Yarborough708314
  Dale Earnhardt84841
  Bobby Allison85873
  Buddy Baker8810821
  Dale Earnhardt1091091
  Bobby Allison1101101
  Buddy Baker11114535
  Dale Earnhardt1461461
  Bobby Allison1471515
  Dale Earnhardt1521543
  Buddy Baker15818023
  Dale Earnhardt1811811
  Buddy Baker18220019

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 335    
2   Terry Labonte 296   -39  
3   Bobby Allison 284   -51  
4   Richard Childress 274   -61  
5   Richard Petty 263   -72  
6   Jody Ridley 249   -86  
7   Bill Schmitt 249   -86  
8   Neil Bonnett 231   -104  
9   Darrell Waltrip 228   -107  
10   Joe Millikan 221   -114  
11   Benny Parsons 219   -116  
12   Jimmy Means 218   -117  
13   James Hylton 215   -120  
14   Dave Marcis 214   -121  
15   Ronnie Thomas 210   -125  
16   Cale Yarborough 210   -125  
17   J.D. McDuffie 200   -135  
18   Buddy Baker 185   -150  
19   Harry Gant 164   -171  
20   Buddy Arrington 161   -174