OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

OLD DOMINION 500

Darrell Waltrip won the 1981 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $146,125

RACE

  • NUMBER: 26
  • NAME: Old Dominion 500
  • DATE: 09-27-1981
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 11 / 72

WINNER

  • NAME: Darrell Waltrip
  • CAR MAKE: Buick
  • AVG SPEED: 70.089
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 14
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 1 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 180 175 5 500 149 Running 29,275
2 3 33 Harry Gant Pontiac Skoal Bandit 180 170 10 500 253 Running 18,570
3 5 02 Mark Martin Pontiac Ams Oil 170 165 5 497 40 Running 7,525
4 10 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Warner Hodgdon / National Eng. 160 160 0 497 0 Running 4,500
5 6 5 Joe Millikan Pontiac Performance Connection 155 155 0 497 0 Running 7,425
6 20 47 Ron Bouchard Buick J.D. Stacy 150 150 0 494 0 Running 5,920
7 24 24 Jimmy Hensley Buick Washington Freightliner 146 146 0 487 0 Running 4,650
8 2 88 Ricky Rudd Chevrolet Gatorade 147 142 5 486 1 Running 7,950
9 11 44 Terry Labonte Buick J.D. Stacy 138 138 0 481 0 Running 5,850
10 8 28 Bobby Allison Buick Hardee's 139 134 5 479 21 Running 6,000
11 25 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Kyle Petty's Boot Barn 130 130 0 477 0 Running 3,340
12 23 17 Tommy Houston Chevrolet Kings Inn Daytona 127 127 0 469 0 Running 3,170
13 27 64 Tommy Gale Ford Sunny King Ford & Honda 124 124 0 458 0 Running 2,960
14 22 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet J.D. Stacy 126 121 5 439 1 Transmission 2,800
15 28 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 118 118 0 437 0 Running 2,640
16 30 99 Bob McElee Buick Alva Racing 115 115 0 414 0 Running 2,180
17 9 2 Joe Ruttman Buick J.D. Stacy 112 112 0 375 0 Transmission 5,225
18 16 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 109 109 0 357 0 Engine 5,200
19 21 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 106 106 0 328 0 Rear end 1,995
20 13 37 Tim Richmond Buick Rogers Auto Leasing 108 103 5 305 14 Engine 1,300
21 18 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 100 100 0 287 0 Engine 2,890
22 26 66 Lake Speed Buick Speed Racing 97 97 0 223 0 Engine 1,880
23 12 01 Geoffrey Bodine Buick Zervakis Racing 99 94 5 204 3 Rear end 670
24 4 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool 91 91 0 198 0 Valve 5,610
25 19 68 Lennie Pond Buick J.D. Stacy 88 88 0 187 0 Rear end 650
26 7 3 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler 85 85 0 148 0 Engine 2,690
27 29 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Five Zeros 82 82 0 115 0 Engine 1,180
28 14 98 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Levi Garrett 84 79 5 63 18 Crash 870
29 17 12 Buddy Baker Buick Ramey's Chevy City 76 76 0 43 0 Crash 610
30 15 55 Tommy Ellis Chevrolet Industrial Boiler 73 73 0 14 0 Crash 600