OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

MASON-DIXON 500

Jody Ridley won the 1981 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Mason-Dixon 500 at Dover International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Dover International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Dover
  • LENGTH: 1.000 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $156,750

RACE

  • NUMBER: 12
  • NAME: Mason-Dixon 500
  • DATE: 05-17-1981
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 2 / 24

WINNER

  • NAME: Jody Ridley
  • CAR MAKE: Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 116.595
  • START POSITION: 11th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 12
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 11 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 180 175 5 500 20 Running 22,560
2 8 28 Bobby Allison Buick The 5 Racers 170 170 0 500 0 Running 16,725
3 14 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler 165 165 0 499 0 Running 15,125
4 18 99 DK Ulrich Buick UNO 160 160 0 491 0 Running 7,160
5 4 88 Ricky Rudd Buick Gatorade 155 155 0 490 0 Running 9,450
6 2 5 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Performance Connection 150 150 0 489 0 Running 8,625
7 19 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hills Racing 146 146 0 488 0 Running 4,965
8 7 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 142 142 0 486 0 Running 7,725
9 22 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 138 138 0 481 0 Running 4,280
10 6 27 Cale Yarborough Buick Valvoline 139 134 5 480 32 Engine 2,925
11 17 77 Donnie Allison Oldsmobile Warren Fabricating 130 130 0 480 0 Running 1,900
12 5 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 127 127 0 476 0 Running 7,240
13 3 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Purolator 134 124 10 459 404 Engine 2,560
14 30 40 Tommy Gale Buick Ulrich Racing 121 121 0 459 0 Running 1,620
15 23 24 Cecil Gordon Buick Buffalo Stampede 118 118 0 458 0 Running 3,605
16 10 33 Harry Gant Chevrolet Skoal Bandit 115 115 0 448 0 Engine 1,350
17 24 3 Richard Childress Pontiac Nichols 112 112 0 412 0 Engine 3,215
18 25 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Auto Parts 109 109 0 379 0 Wheel 3,020
19 9 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 111 106 5 368 3 Rear end 6,570
20 16 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 103 103 0 342 0 Engine 2,240
21 20 37 Mike Alexander Oldsmobile Rogers Auto Leasing 100 100 0 297 0 Engine 900
22 32 64 Joe Fields Buick Richmond Printing 97 97 0 254 0 Overheating 2,470
23 28 70 JD McDuffie Pontiac Golden Corral 94 94 0 161 0 Engine 2,235
24 27 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Drummond Racing 91 91 0 90 0 Oil leak 1,940
25 1 12 David Pearson Oldsmobile Kencoal Mining 93 88 5 57 41 Engine 2,675
26 31 79 Junior Miller Oldsmobile Miller Roofing 85 85 0 46 0 Oil pressure 1,880
27 12 47 Ron Bouchard Buick Race Hill Farm 82 82 0 22 0 Crash 1,845
28 21 17 Lowell Cowell Chevrolet Kings Inn Daytona 79 79 0 11 0 Steering 1,800
29 29 66 Elmo Langley Oldsmobile Speed Racing 76 76 0 6 0 Driveshaft 575
30 26 94 Bob Riley Buick Atlanta Int. Messenger 73 73 0 6 0 Steering 550
31 13 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Hudson / Transmissions Unlimited 70 70 0 1 0 Crash 1,040
32 15 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool 67 67 0 1 0 Crash 5,980