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1980 Atlanta Journal 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 31
Sunday, November 2, 1980 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA
328 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (499.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:19
Average Speed: 131.19 mph
Pole Speed: 165.62 mph
Cautions: 6 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.01 sec
Attendance: 40,000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1980 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1980 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
233375   Joe Millikan RahMoc EnterprisesChevrolet224850cam199
29326   Tim Richmond UNO / Howard Johnson's   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet110730clutch076
19405   Clay Young Baird & TrivetteOldsmobile2651,150crash0 
36 947   Harry Gant Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Chevrolet171,140crash055
37 412   Donnie Allison Ramey's Chevy City   (Kennie Childers)Chevrolet17630crash052
38 115   Bobby Allison Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Bud Moore)Mercury167,420crash1454
39 887   Gary Balough Tri-City Aluminum   (Billie Harvey)Chevrolet16610crash046
211543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Chevrolet2567,125engine1105
27214   Connie Saylor Mitco   (G.C. Spencer)Chevrolet1311,750engine187
32 627   Benny Parsons Melling Tool   (M.C. Anderson)Chevrolet715,140engine067
353179   Junior Miller Warren Racing   (Junior Miller)Chevrolet501,160engine058
402680   John Callis Bo Laws Automotive   (John Callis)Ford15600engine0 
24147   Lake Speed Sanyo   (Nelson Malloch)Chevrolet2091,905flywheel091
203752   Jimmy Means Thompson Industries   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet2642,200hub0103
253419   Cecil Gordon Belden Asphalt   (Henley Gray)Chevrolet1661,860hub088
332277   John Anderson Warren Fabricating   (John Rebhan)Chevrolet521,180oil line064
26 788   Darrell Waltrip Gatorade / DiGard   (DiGard)Chevrolet1475,210overheating190
281896   Mike Miller Dairyland Transportation   (Mike Miller)Ford123740overheating079
31 51   David Pearson Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Oldsmobile93700quit070
11211   Cale Yarborough Busch   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet32831,600running269185
2 321   Neil Bonnett Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury32812,600running9175
3132   Dale Earnhardt Mike Curb / Hodgdon   (Rod Osterlund)Chevrolet32714,700running1170
41028   Buddy Baker NAPA / Regal Ride Shocks   (Harry Ranier)Buick3277,050running14165
51144   Terry Labonte Apache Stove   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet3279,850running4160
62590   Jody Ridley Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3269,675running1155
72068   Lennie Pond Kings Mountain Truck Plaza   (Jim Testa)Chevrolet3265,000running0146
82725   Ronnie Thomas Stone's Cafeteria   (Don Robertson)Chevrolet3237,265running0142
9293   Richard Childress CRC Chemicals   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3225,995running10143
102440   Stan Barrett Needham-Reynolds   (D.K. Ulrich)Chevrolet3215,885running0 
112867   Buddy Arrington Reid Trailer Sales   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge3204,575running0130
122317   Roger Hamby Kings Inn / Busch   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet3193,655running0127
131773   Steve Moore Barnes Freight Lines   (Willard Moore)Chevrolet3181,850running0124
143648   James Hylton Palatine Automotive Parts   (James Hylton)Chevrolet3173,745running0121
151964   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford3133,385running0118
163545   Charlie Chamblee Ryan Homes   (Baxter Price)Buick2982,825running0 
173070   J.D. McDuffie Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Chevrolet2892,615running0112
18 29   Bill Elliott Melling Timing Components   (George Elliott)Mercury2681,700running0109
221671   Dave Marcis Hudson / Buck Stove   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet2551,965running2102
303946   Travis Tiller Ring Enterprises   (Travis Tiller)Oldsmobile104720radiator073
343839   Blackie Wangerin Wangerin Racing   (Blackie Wangerin)Mercury51670valve061

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Cecil Gordon24South Hill TexacoCecil GordonOldsmobile

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison133
  Neil Bonnett441
  Bobby Allison5128
  Darrell Waltrip13131
  Bobby Allison14163
  Buddy Baker17182
  Richard Petty19191
  Joe Millikan20201
  Connie Saylor21211
  Richard Childress223110
  Buddy Baker324110
  Cale Yarborough427332
  Dave Marcis74752
  Jody Ridley76761
  Buddy Baker77771
  Dale Earnhardt78781
  Cale Yarborough7913658
  Buddy Baker1371371
  Cale Yarborough13819760
  Terry Labonte1981981
  Cale Yarborough19921618
  Neil Bonnett2172226
  Cale Yarborough22326644
  Terry Labonte2672693
  Cale Yarborough27030940
  Neil Bonnett3103101
  Cale Yarborough3113111
  Neil Bonnett3123121
  Cale Yarborough31332816

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 4501    
2   Cale Yarborough 4472   -29  
3   Richard Petty 4182   -319  
4   Darrell Waltrip 4141   -360  
5   Benny Parsons 4098   -403  
6   Jody Ridley 3863   -638  
7   Bobby Allison 3859   -642  
8   Harry Gant 3663   -838  
9   Richard Childress 3642   -859  
10   Terry Labonte 3624   -877  
11   Dave Marcis 3622   -879  
12   James Hylton 3358   -1143  
13   Buddy Arrington 3327   -1174  
14   Ronnie Thomas 3017   -1484  
15   Cecil Gordon 2881   -1620  
16   Jimmy Means 2877   -1624  
17   J.D. McDuffie 2847   -1654  
18   Tommy Gale 2770   -1731  
19   Neil Bonnett 2690   -1811  
20   Roger Hamby 2606   -1895