OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VALLEYDALE 500

Darrell Waltrip won the 1981 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Valleydale 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Bristol
  • LENGTH: 0.533 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $123,400

RACE

  • NUMBER: 6
  • NAME: Valleydale 500
  • DATE: 03-29-1981
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 267
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 8 / 44

WINNER

  • NAME: Darrell Waltrip
  • CAR MAKE: Buick
  • AVG SPEED: 89.530
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 21
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 185 175 10 500 323 Running 22,450
2 5 88 Ricky Rudd Oldsmobile Gatorade 170 170 0 500 0 Running 14,375
3 11 28 Bobby Allison Pontiac Tuf-Lon 165 165 0 500 0 Running 10,450
4 7 5 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Performance Connection 165 160 5 500 18 Running 4,600
5 8 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool 160 155 5 499 57 Running 7,375
6 6 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 150 150 0 497 0 Running 5,920
7 4 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 151 146 5 495 1 Running 6,550
8 14 48 Harry Gant Pontiac Palatine Auto Parts 147 142 5 493 1 Running 4,270
9 21 66 Lake Speed Oldsmobile Speed Racing 138 138 0 491 0 Running 3,800
10 13 99 Tim Richmond Buick UNO 134 134 0 491 0 Running 3,590
11 23 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 130 130 0 487 0 Running 1,400
12 12 37 Mike Alexander Oldsmobile Rogers Auto Leasing 127 127 0 486 0 Running 1,300
13 19 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hills Racing 124 124 0 485 0 Running 3,020
14 26 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet Broadway Motors 121 121 0 480 0 Running 2,810
15 24 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 118 118 0 479 0 Running 2,600
16 20 3 Richard Childress Pontiac Nichols 115 115 0 476 0 Running 2,415
17 18 75 Joe Millikan Buick RahMoc Enterprises 117 112 5 474 1 Running 2,230
18 10 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 109 109 0 473 0 Running 2,020
19 17 45 DK Ulrich Buick McWhirter Grading 106 106 0 473 0 Running 850
20 31 17 Steve Spencer Chevrolet Slick 50 103 103 0 468 0 Running 1,625
21 25 24 Cecil Gordon Buick Brian's Steakhouse 100 100 0 461 0 Running 1,600
22 22 70 JD McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 97 97 0 377 0 Valve 925
23 30 20 Rick Newsom Chevrolet City 94 94 0 356 0 Engine 650
24 3 47 Ron Bouchard Buick Race Hill Farm 96 91 5 349 6 Engine 875
25 15 26 Butch Lindley Chevrolet Lindley Racing 93 88 5 194 9 Engine 600
26 27 50 Bruce Hill Buick Hill Racing 85 85 0 184 0 Wheel 590
27 28 86 Elliott Forbes-Robinson Oldsmobile Howard & Egerton 82 82 0 164 0 Sway bar 580
28 2 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler 84 79 5 140 65 Crash 7,270
29 9 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 81 76 5 116 1 Engine 5,010
30 29 06 Ernie Cline Pontiac Bush Inc. 73 73 0 77 0 Brakes 550
31 16 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Bowlin Coal / Hudson 75 70 5 60 18 Rear end 1,100