OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Morgan Shepherd won the 1981 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.525 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $141,025

RACE

  • NUMBER: 9
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 04-26-1981
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 263
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 5 / 38

WINNER

  • NAME: Morgan Shepherd
  • CAR MAKE: Pontiac
  • AVG SPEED: 75.019
  • START POSITION: 12th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 12 5 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Performance Connection 180 175 5 500 203 Running 24,525
2 16 21 Neil Bonnett Ford Purolator 175 170 5 500 2 Running 12,650
3 1 88 Ricky Rudd Buick Gatorade 170 165 5 499 24 Running 15,250
4 2 12 Harry Gant Oldsmobile Kencoal Mining 170 160 10 497 204 Running 7,700
5 9 44 Terry Labonte Buick Stratagraph 155 155 0 497 0 Running 7,725
6 13 90 Jody Ridley Ford Truxmore / Sunny King 150 150 0 494 0 Running 6,370
7 26 66 Lake Speed Oldsmobile Speed Racing 146 146 0 493 0 Running 4,620
8 3 67 Buddy Arrington Dodge Hills Racing 142 142 0 492 0 Running 4,850
9 14 47 Ron Bouchard Pontiac Race Hill Farm 138 138 0 491 0 Running 3,290
10 11 37 Mike Alexander Oldsmobile Rogers Auto Leasing 134 134 0 486 0 Running 2,050
11 5 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet Hudson 130 130 0 485 0 Engine 2,970
12 28 52 Jimmy Means Pontiac Broadway Motors 127 127 0 484 0 Running 2,760
13 8 28 Bobby Allison Pontiac Ranier Racing 124 124 0 477 0 Running 5,400
14 18 99 Tim Richmond Buick UNO 121 121 0 476 0 Running 2,500
15 22 42 Kyle Petty Buick STP 118 118 0 469 0 Engine 850
16 23 64 Joe Fields Buick Richmond Printing 115 115 0 469 0 Running 2,315
17 20 48 James Hylton Pontiac Palatine Auto Parts 112 112 0 461 0 Running 2,155
18 24 40 Tommy Gale Buick McWhirter Grading 109 109 0 422 0 Running 750
19 29 94 Bobby Wawak Buick Louise Smith 106 106 0 398 0 Running 725
20 25 17 Tommy Houston Chevrolet Kings Inn Daytona 103 103 0 324 0 Rear end 1,920
21 21 27 Cale Yarborough Buick Valvoline 105 100 5 317 48 Engine 940
22 27 3 Richard Childress Pontiac Nichols 97 97 0 271 0 Head gasket 1,580
23 17 15 Benny Parsons Ford Melling Tool 94 94 0 198 0 Engine 5,120
24 31 24 Cecil Gordon Buick Gordon Racing 91 91 0 198 0 Transmission 1,560
25 10 2 Dale Earnhardt Pontiac Wrangler 88 88 0 155 0 Engine 6,600
26 6 11 Darrell Waltrip Buick Mountain Dew 85 85 0 150 0 Engine 5,090
27 4 26 Butch Lindley Chevrolet Lindley Racing 87 82 5 87 19 Brakes 1,130
28 15 43 Richard Petty Buick STP 79 79 0 40 0 Crash 5,070
29 7 75 Joe Millikan Buick Hayes Jewelers 76 76 0 40 0 Crash 860
30 30 70 JD McDuffie Pontiac Bailey Excavating 73 73 0 17 0 Engine 850
31 19 25 Ronnie Thomas Pontiac Thomas Racing 70 70 0 3 0 Crash 850